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Coilovers.......Worth it or no?

I'm thinking of picking up BC Coilovers to dropn the jeep instead of going with lowering springs. A lot of bumps with the crappy roads in Chicago and think this is the best way. What do you guys think?

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I have had mine for a few days now and love them . I had the Eibach Pro kit on since new and they feel and drive almost the same . I haven't bottomed out at all and I have been to Chicago & our roads are the same . I like that I can play with the shocks to get it the way i want . Only thing is I am ride on my winter tires right now but they feel the same as last winter . Hope that helps

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I'm thinking of picking up BC Coilovers to dropn the jeep instead of going with lowering springs. A lot of bumps with the crappy roads in Chicago and think this is the best way. What do you guys think?
Well if you like a firm ride and you want to be lower than what Eibach and Road Magnet can be they will work but you will bottom out in the front. The rear you can firm up so you don't but it will be as firm as bottoming out and will feel bouncy as you can't make the front as firm as the rear. The BC are better that the K Sport but they still are not perfect. Personally I like mine but I was not trying to slam mine and I still have some room for firming up the front if I need.

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Coilovers forsure! This is the route I would go if starting from scratch...The lowering kits are good but nothing like the BC kit. Listen to Chad on this one...

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I just bought some BC's too. Not installed yet but I'll give my feedback once I've taken her for a spin. I'm running Eibach Pro Kit now but want to lessen the gap between the fender and top of tire. I'm running a 315/25/22 on the back and have more room than I'd like.

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The ride on coilovers is alot firmer than a stock setup with lowering springs.

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Definitely firmer ride vs. the lowering springs.

Personal preference on ride. You'll feel more small bumps with the coilovers vs. lowering springs. Nice thing about coilovers is being able to evenly set the height at all 4 corners.
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Definitely firmer ride vs. the lowering springs.

Personal preference on ride. You'll feel more small bumps with the coilovers vs. lowering springs. Nice thing about coilovers is being able to evenly set the height at all 4 corners.
Does it stay pretty even on all 4 corners for a while or does it change on you and the whole driver side is lower again after a while with Coilovers?

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Does it stay pretty even on all 4 corners for a while or does it change on you and the whole driver side is lower again after a while with Coilovers?

Thanks Dan!
I haven't checked in awhile. Next time I have mine out, I will measure.
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I haven't checked in awhile. Next time I have mine out, I will measure.
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