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Offline markus68

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RK coils bowing
« on: November 19, 2017, 12:53:50 PM »
Just changed diff fluid and noticed a slight rear bowing of my RK 2.5 coils...would this much be of concern? Maybe upper control arm adjustment ? Hmm
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Re: RK coils bowing
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 12:56:22 PM »
thats the back... only thing to fix that is to cut and relocate the upper coil bucket above the axle.
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Re: RK coils bowing
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 02:03:23 PM »
as long as its not going to cause bad things to happen,,,i guess its minimal...anyone else have this issue?
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Re: RK coils bowing
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 02:35:19 PM »
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Re: RK coils bowing
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 04:28:20 PM »
sweet....thanks,,ill check them out
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Re: RK coils bowing
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2017, 04:36:45 PM »
sweet....thanks,,ill check them out

I'm running them until I do stretch. They work good
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Re: RK coils bowing
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2017, 04:50:02 PM »
that sounds like a plan
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Re: RK coils bowing
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2017, 10:08:29 AM »
that's normal.

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Re: RK coils bowing
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2017, 10:53:50 AM »
that's normal.

My TJ rears are bowed like that.  Never had a problem.
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Re: RK coils bowing
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2017, 12:41:22 PM »
Non issue.... :mrgreen:
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Re: RK coils bowing
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2017, 03:36:40 PM »
even better news...nice
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Re: RK coils bowing
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2017, 04:00:38 PM »
Cut off the coil bucket, weld it back strait... problem solved
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Re: RK coils bowing
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2017, 04:05:41 PM »
And while you are there,  outboard the shocks.
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Re: RK coils bowing
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2017, 04:06:26 PM »
or just raise them, the lower jk mounts suck
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Re: RK coils bowing
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2017, 04:15:10 PM »
While your at it, go long arm!

Maybe beef up the frame and extend the wheel base!
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Re: RK coils bowing
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2017, 04:49:02 PM »
Full tube chassis.
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Re: RK coils bowing
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2017, 04:54:23 PM »
16'' Ori with remote res.

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Re: RK coils bowing
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2017, 05:50:39 PM »
Definitely dump the V6 for either a 4BT or an LS
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Re: RK coils bowing
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2017, 06:45:25 PM »
omg LOL....ill go check the money trees out back...haha.....
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Re: RK coils bowing
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2017, 11:31:42 AM »
After I lifted my JK the second time and rotated the axle for a better pinion angle, my springs were even starting to contact the track bar.  A set of wedges was an easy fix (Tom made fun of me too for taking the easy way out).
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