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Well I finally took the leap off the deep end and decided I needed coil-overs all the way around. First id like to thank Dave @ Poly for twisting my rubber arm and convincing me that i had to have them . The set up is super easy to install. A good sawzall will be you best friend for the few hours it takes to install.

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Once you got the vehicle on jack stands and the tires off you can begin the fun. Youll need to remove the track bar, rear springs, shocks and calipers.



I saved some time because my muffler was relocated 2 years ago . If yours is in the factory spot you will have to remove it for this install.

I found the sawzall to be really handy when removing the factory exhaust hangers.



once removed you want to clean the frame rails up



Youll also need to do a tad bit of trimming but nothing major on the old upper shock mount




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I followed polys tip and painted the mount before throwing it in, this is very important because you will NOT be able to completely paint it once installed so do it before you install.




Once you got it where you want it fully weld it in. Make sure you get all the edges top and bottom, this is the only time i wished i had a 2 post lift. There were some awkward positions to get her all welded in

Once your done there you can move on to the lower mounts. I was pretty lucky because i install ORE skids a couple years ago so my mounts were still pretty straight. you need to cut the lower shock mount off as well as the lower portion of the mount off. I have been looking at cutting the rock magnets off for a while so Ploy def was thinking when the chose the design for the lower mounts. once again the sawzall with a good blade makes very easy work of this.

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Here is a shot with the lower mount slid on.



The driver side was a bit more difficult for me, the teraflex track bar bracket had to be modified.



I ended up cutting the leg off. Ill be ordering the poly one soon

once you button the lowers up your done!!!!!




I need to order the proper coil-over spacers. Polys rear kit uses 1.5" spacing and fox gives you bushings for 1.25" So i had to get ghetto and use some washers but it will not be staying like this.

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here are the final shots. I got lucky and still get to use my zoom zoom car race tip on the exhaust.

Over all the install was super easy and Ill get some action shots posted in the next week or so.








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Some more day light pics





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That looks awesome. Job well done on the install. You have given me rescue green envy, now I must spend more money! Thanks a lot!

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That looks awesome. Job well done on the install. You have given me rescue green envy, now I must spend more money! Thanks a lot!
Its well worth the coin. The ride is amazing.....
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Lucky f-ing bastard. It looks good.

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Thanks guys, i elected to just delete the rear sway bar, and honestly on the road I havent noticed a change. Maybe when i run out of stuff to buy ill get the antirock for the rear lol.
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How much lift would you say you're getting?
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run out of stuff to buy....

I wish I had that problem! Looks great man, keep us updated, I am living through your jeep right now.
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Very Nice! I just wish the clearance loss could be avoided and wonder how much abuse they can take backing up agains rocks.

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How much lift would you say you're getting?
Its about 4"up front and 5 in the rear. Im going to spend tommorrow fine tuning and get it about 4.5 front and rear

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Very Nice! I just wish the clearance loss could be avoided and wonder how much abuse they can take backing up agains rocks.
We will find out, the plus side to fox is that they sell every part to repair the shocks and they are very inexpensive to repair and super easy to work on.

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Whats the price ont eh poly kit? Seems pretty simple, cant be too outrageous?

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Whats the price ont eh poly kit? Seems pretty simple, cant be too outrageous?
IIRC its around 350, wich includes the lower shock mounts/LCA skids
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I'm liking that rear poly setup. What size tires are you running with that setup?

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I'm liking that rear poly setup. What size tires are you running with that setup?
37 KM2 so they are more around 36
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Looking at yours again and comparing to my JK, you don't lose much clearance. Actually appear to gain over stock, but don't lose much compared to EVO's Rock Star rear lower control arm skids.


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yeah the lower mounts are real smilar to teh rockstars. I think i cut off about 2 inches
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yeah the lower mounts are real smilar to teh rockstars. I think i cut off about 2 inches
And the coils probably 'protect' the shaft.

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And the coils probably 'protect' the shaft.
I will def let you guys know how it holds up. I feel confident that ill be fine because the guys at poly wheel the shit out of the rig with the same set up and the CO's look fine
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I will def let you guys know how it holds up. I feel confident that ill be fine because the guys at poly wheel the shit out of the rig with the same set up and the CO's look fine
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