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Anyone mess around with the Bilstein coilover conversion kit? I am on the post as to if I should get the 7100's and upgrade them to coilovers later, or save up and get a "true" coilover?
 

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Woops! Wrong forum. If a mod reads this, please put in the suspension forum. Anyone have ANY thoughts to share on the subject? :D
 

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I thought 7100 were primarily smooth body shocks. Not sure I have seen a CO conversion fro them. I could of missed it.

A few things to consider.
Will you run the same suspension travel when you convert to COs?
I ask this because converting a 10" shock to a 12" shock is about the same price as a new shock.

If you are altering the suspension, why not just do COs to start?
Assuming there will be some alteration of the suspension or mounting points for the suspension.

Last thing, just jump in the deep end. Start with COs.
 

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I thought 7100 were primarily smooth body shocks. Not sure I have seen a CO conversion fro them. I could of missed it.

A few things to consider.
Will you run the same suspension travel when you convert to COs?
I ask this because converting a 10" shock to a 12" shock is about the same price as a new shock.

If you are altering the suspension, why not just do COs to start?
Assuming there will be some alteration of the suspension or mounting points for the suspension.

Last thing, just jump in the deep end. Start with COs.

Here is the first link I found when doing a search:
http://www.stockcarproducts.com/coilovr1.htm

I figured I was going to outboard the rear shocks and do them first. Then get the front situated, and once funds have recuperated, go for the coilover kit. The only reason I don't jump right in from the start, is that I know that I need to swap shocks sooner than later. It seems to be a waste to buy new shocks now, when within the next year or so, I plan to have coilovers on all 4 corners of the Jeep. Alas, I am still on the post as to what to do.
 
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