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What rear coils, not coilovers have people been using?

Discussion in 'Center Of Gravity' started by yunit, Dec 9, 2003.

  1. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    Might end up chopping the butt off of my truck this spring and want to link out the rear for clearance. I do not want to spend the big $$$ on King Coilover's, I would rather use coil's with shocks. Also, what length coil should I be looking for? I was thinking of maybe a 16" spring with probably a 150-200lb rate. The spring will be mounted inboard pretty much in line with the frame, so a 200lb spring might be the better choice.

    Should I just forget about cutting my truck apart and build a buggy? Damn truck is still going to weigh over 5k even if I remove all the sheetmetal and cage the truck. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    Sorry for jumping from one subject to another. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    the more work I'm doing the more like a buggy the K5 becomes, I'm sure one day I will step back and start all over taking all my stuff and making it into a buggy. But for now its a K5, I will be able to wheel whenever I decide to make a buggy.
     
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    I have heard that people are using V8 grand cheroke coils out of the front for the rear of a K5. personaly I like the look of some sheetmetal on 4x4 so you can atleast tell what they used to be. I say just cut the back of your K5 off like you were talking about. just my .02 cents
     
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    I've been kinda tossing around the same idea. It was suggested to me that some superlift 4 - 6" lift front coils off of a TJ would work also.
     
  5. jekbrown

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    one of you brave souls need to make the leap and try some factory coils off one of those rigs, then do a write up on it. In the near future I can prolly afford to either go 4 link OR get nice coilovers, but not both. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif a cheapy junkyard stock coils + shocks setup could make my 4-link + bed bob dream possible. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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