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 Post subject: Rear Coil Conversion
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:59 am 
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A bit of background first, I am a fabricator and the last 2 years I've specialized in customizing 4wds. One of my best mates has spent his career building race, street and drift cars, and now building custom 4wds as well.

I'm looking at a rear coil conversion with airbag assist. First step is bracing the chassis, easy done. Then we are looking at a Jeep Rubicon style 3 link, but it kind of works like a 5 link in the way that there are upper and lower arms, and an adjustable panhard, a standard 5 link won't work either parallel or triangulated because the diesel tank is in the way. I know it's going to be a very slow process, we have an engineer we are speaking with now before we start anything.

Has anyone here had a look, I mean a really serious look at doing it? And if anyone is asking why bother? It's kind of, because I can, and a bit more comfort and articulation can only be a good thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Coil Conversion
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:16 pm 
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Ive been lookin into front sas.

But buying a patrol anyway so no point doin it anymore.

Prob halve the pay load with rear coils.

But yehh build ya own car as you want its your car to do as you please


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 Post subject: Re: Rear Coil Conversion
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:22 pm 
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The biggest problem with a solid front axel is ESC. You can't turn off a factory setting. Ironhide customs have done a SAS conversion, but not sure how they got around the ESC issue.

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Coil Conversion
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:34 am 
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Are you looking at selling a rear kit? Or just doing one for yourself


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 Post subject: Re: Rear Coil Conversion
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:16 am 
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!f a solid front AXLE has a sensors and same rotor slot plates as the rear wheels the ECU won't know it isn't an independent front end.
If changing the axle, then the inclusion of the technical aspects should be able to be achieved unless the people doing it can only work with grinders and welders.


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 Post subject: Re: Rear Coil Conversion
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:47 am 
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Ironhide just started selling diy kits for front.
$6200 + gst

6k cheaper then them doing the whole job.

But i think the nightmares worrh payin extra for someone else to do it an you pick it up done an engineered


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