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tintman3
06-05-2012, 03:57 PM
Doea anyone know anything about these and how they ride on street thanks jerry

JKRay
06-05-2012, 03:59 PM
They were suposed to come out a couple weeks ago but havent so not too sure on that, hopefully here in a couple weeks. :fingerscrossed: On the ride you will have to ask WOL. Im sure hell chime in soon... :yup:

Prime8
06-05-2012, 04:14 PM
Doea anyone know anything about these and how they ride on street thanks jerry

Still waiting too, I'll holler if I hear anything. The EVO website is fairly out of date (Mopar44 axle banner that links to an empty page, banner for a sale on Slabs that ended mid-May, etc...), so hopefully they'll update it soon, complete with new products!

StrizzyChris
06-05-2012, 07:41 PM
I was at ORE a week ago talking with mel. We werent talking about this particular kit, but where talking about King. He said tKing has been swamped with orders, and the usual wait he had been experiencing has doubled. I'm sure this will not help in the speedy release of the bolt on kit.

wayoflife
06-06-2012, 04:03 PM
Doea anyone know anything about these and how they ride on street thanks jerry

coilovers are adjustable both in 2 different spring rates and in valving. needless to say, you can have your set to ride however you want - like a sports car or a cadillac. i've had mine set both ways but prefer sports car like as it allows me to drive a lot faster and corner like one :D

piginajeep
06-06-2012, 04:28 PM
What wayoflife said..,

It can be adjusted as much as your wallet allows

StrizzyChris
06-06-2012, 05:40 PM
Still waiting too, I'll holler if I hear anything. The EVO website is fairly out of date (Mopar44 axle banner that links to an empty page, banner for a sale on Slabs that ended mid-May, etc...), so hopefully they'll update it soon, complete with new products!

They must have heard you....because their awesome Slab deal is now gone :cheesy:

for those who missed that deal...you really missed it...ORE saved me $425 with that special (85/wheel)

StrizzyChris
06-06-2012, 05:43 PM
They must have heard you....because their awesome Slab deal is now gone :cheesy:

for those who missed that deal...you really missed it...ORE saved me $425 with that special (85/wheel)

actually nope...if you scroll to the bottom its still for sale...just dont click on the side wheels link or youll pay the regular price...HURRY UP FELLAS before its too late!!!

DA RUNT
06-06-2012, 05:43 PM
I'm wondering how long it'll be til they hit Hawaii :idontknow:

mrmike
06-12-2012, 05:16 AM
coilovers are adjustable both in 2 different spring rates and in valving. needless to say, you can have your set to ride however you want - like a sports car or a cadillac. i've had mine set both ways but prefer sports car like as it allows me to drive a lot faster and corner like one :D


WOL, this kit really interests me. How easy are they to adjust? Have to put it up on jacks? I'm familiar with pre-load on a motorcycle shock, typically a lot easier to adjust w/o weight on it. Any special tools required?

As to the ride, I drive my JK pretty hard off-road and the rear simply doesn't have enough up travel to handle anything even medium (1' or smaller whoops or square edge cross grain). Going to stiffer spring and or shock valving will help avoid bottom but degrade the ride quality around town. Currently running a 3" Teraflex lift with front air bump and fox resi shocks. I think the up travel is only about 6". What kind of up travel and droop do you get with the kit set to around 3-4" of lift (for 35" tire)? How does it ride at speed (30-45 mph) over medium obstacles?

Lastly, can you get it from soft to sports car with the same spring set up and no valving changes? Or in the rear world, can you set it up for fast desert with heavy load and then unwind it for lighter load and going on the rocks easily with the same springs?

wayoflife
06-12-2012, 05:29 AM
WOL, this kit really interests me. How easy are they to adjust? Have to put it up on jacks? I'm familiar with pre-load on a motorcycle shock, typically a lot easier to adjust w/o weight on it. Any special tools required?

once you get your coil overs, you can only adjust your ride height and timing and yes, you would want to drop your axle to release the load on the coils. there is a tool that king sells to help do this but, an allen wrench works pretty well too.


As to the ride, I drive my JK pretty hard off-road and the rear simply doesn't have enough up travel to handle anything even medium (1' or smaller whoops or square edge cross grain). Going to stiffer spring and or shock valving will help avoid bottom but degrade the ride quality around town. Currently running a 3" Teraflex lift with front air bump and fox resi shocks. I think the up travel is only about 6".

i doubt that. with just a 3" lift with your bump stops set correctly, you should only be able to get about 3" of up travel. any more than that and you run the risk of over compressing your coils.


What kind of up travel and droop do you get with the kit set to around 3-4" of lift (for 35" tire)? How does it ride at speed (30-45 mph) over medium obstacles?

i've only got these coil overs of which allow for 12" of vertical articulation up front and 11.25" in the rear set to about 4" of uptravel and, they handle medium whoops great. i've been able to hit them at about 45 mph without bottoming out and with still a super smooth ride. of course, if you want to go faster, you'll want the evo double throwdown with evo lever system. with them, you get a total of 14" of vertical travel and you can take these bumps and bigger with ease at 60-70 mph.


Lastly, can you get it from soft to sports car with the same spring set up and no valving changes? Or in the rear world, can you set it up for fast desert with heavy load and then unwind it for lighter load and going on the rocks easily with the same springs?

no, you would need to send your coil overs back to king and have them set your valving and spring rates. however, if you have the double throwdown system, you can make adjustments to the triple bypass shocks with ease and that will affect your ride and it's ability to eat up terrain considerably.

mrmike
06-12-2012, 05:17 PM
First things first, thanks for your input. Bottom line is if it will do 45 through medium bumps then it's exactly what I need.

As to the up travel, I'm referring to all the way to physical stop and measuring it from my shock shaft (the clean line between dust and no dust on the shaft). The rear has the standard Teraflex bump stop extension. See pic. The lift is actually a 4", my bad.

One thing thy probably makes this work so good is that it can drop down in the bumps and help absorb the energy with that extra travel. Vs only having 2" of droop you have several inches. That goes down in the hole and slows the wheel down on its way back up well before you get into the last inches of travel.

I really need this at minimum for my rear end!

mrmike
06-12-2012, 05:20 PM
FYI that picture was taken with no cargo whatsoever. And I have stock bumpers. I must lose at least an inch when loaded.

wayoflife
06-12-2012, 05:26 PM
looking at your pic, you have bump stop extensions for a 2" lift and if you really have 4" of lift, they are technically too short. the standard TF 4" lift comes with bump stop extensions that mount to your axle as well to help make up the difference.

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=105735

this is what it should look like at a full bump...
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=105744

sure, you can run your jeep without them but, it would not be the right way and you would run the risk of having your coils go solid and/or get over-compressed. i personally would not recommend it.

mrmike
06-12-2012, 05:34 PM
Ooohh. Good to know.

Does the EVO kit come with new bump stop extensions? If not can probably have them get me the parts from an enforcer kit. Want to make sure it cycles out the way they designed it too.

wayoflife
06-12-2012, 06:19 PM
Ooohh. Good to know.

Does the EVO kit come with new bump stop extensions? If not can probably have them get me the parts from an enforcer kit. Want to make sure it cycles out the way they designed it too.

no, the bolt on coil over kit only comes with the brackets and coil overs. the extensions are something you would get with your suspension system like the enforcer kit or ordered separately to match where you have your ride height set at.

hydroslyder
06-15-2012, 12:03 AM
Check out Evo's facebook or the suspension page of their website, I think you'll find what you've been waiting for ;)

rakattack526
06-15-2012, 12:06 AM
http://www.offroadevolution.com/store/products.php?cat=22&sman=1

Looks like they are taking pre-orders now. I can't wait to save up the money for those.

Robar
06-15-2012, 12:25 AM
http://www.offroadevolution.com/store/products.php?cat=22&sman=1

Looks like they are taking pre-orders now. I can't wait to save up the money for those.

Me too. Going to have to save up a bunch. :broke:

wayoflife
06-15-2012, 12:31 AM
Yup, just posted the follow is the official Press Release on Project-JK...


http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=284323

With a foundation in the first and most proven coilover systems for the Jeep JK, EVO MFG brings you its new LCG Bolt-On Coilover System. The EVO LCG Bolt-On Coilover kit comes complete with all necessary parts to easily convert the JK from the limited coil and shock system to a far superior performing coilover system. With 12” of usable wheel travel, custom built brackets for the lowest center of gravity and EVO’s legendary SPEC valving and spring rates, the EVO LCG Bolt-On Coilover system proves to set the bar, for ease of install, price and performance.

Features:

• Simple and quick installation
• LCG 3”-5” recommended lift height - fully adjustable
• Minimal drilling/cutting required - fully bolt-on
• Hi clearance design
• Retains all factory rear exhaust system
• Retains factory front and rear swaybars
• Contain all necessary parts to convert a standard coil spring suspension system into a coilover system
• Can be used with any long or short control arm system


Front EVO LCG Bolt-On Coilover Kit
w/EVO SPEC Coilovers (http://www.offroadevolution.com/store/proddetail.php?prod=EVO.Bolt.On) $1750
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=284352 (http://www.offroadevolution.com/store/proddetail.php?prod=EVO.Bolt.On)

Rear EVO LCG Bolt-On Coilover Kit
w/EVO SPEC Coilovers (http://www.offroadevolution.com/store/proddetail.php?prod=EVO.Bolt.On.R) $1850
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=284355 (http://www.offroadevolution.com/store/proddetail.php?prod=EVO.Bolt.On.R)

Notes:

• Recommended wheel backspacing 3.75” or less (smaller backspacing #)
• 2-Door JK: Front and Rear Aftermarket Driveshaft Required
• 4-Door JK: Front Aftermarket Driveshaft Required, Rear Recommended

SPECIAL PRE-ORDER OFFER!!*
Order your EVO MFG LCG Bolt-On Coilover kit from Off Road Evolution today and receive the following special offer:

> FREE SHIPPING to the lower 48 United States
> NO TAX and if you live in California, Off Road Evolution will PAY for it!
> Receive a FREE EVO T-shirt

* This offer is limited to the first 50 pre-orders only.
Estimated shipping date end of June.

Sharkey
06-15-2012, 12:58 AM
Is there something about this kit that requires the 3.75" or less backspacing? I'm just curious because 4.5" or less seems to be the norm with many lifts.

Vudoo1
06-15-2012, 01:09 AM
Is there something about this kit that requires the 3.75" or less backspacing? I'm just curious because 4.5" or less seems to be the norm with many lifts.

I have no idea but from what Eddie posted

Notes:

• Recommended wheel backspacing 3.75” or less (smaller backspacing #)
• 2-Door JK: Front and Rear Aftermarket Driveshaft Required
• 4-Door JK: Front Aftermarket Driveshaft Required, Rear Recommended

wayoflife
06-15-2012, 01:12 AM
Is there something about this kit that requires the 3.75" or less backspacing? I'm just curious because 4.5" or less seems to be the norm with many lifts.

you need the extra space to help clear the front coil over tower at a full flex. the amount of stuff you get with this kit is significant and a set of 12.50 wide tire or wider will rub them with anything more than 3.75". we are running atx slabs and they have 3.5" of back spacing and so we clear without any problems.

Sharkey
06-15-2012, 01:51 AM
^^^ Good to know, thanks! Now I don't have to feel bad about selling my brand new wheels with my Jeep. I was actually thinking of maybe saving them but now I won't.

Robar
06-15-2012, 01:52 AM
^^^ Good to know, thanks! Now I don't have to feel bad about selling my brand new wheels with my Jeep. I was actually thinking of maybe saving them but now I won't.
What kind of wheels did you get?

Sharkey
06-15-2012, 02:09 AM
^^^ Mickey Thompson Classic Locks in Black. I'll snap a quick pic.

I also finally replaced my broken windshield after three years.

mrmike
06-15-2012, 02:28 AM
So to be clear, is it only the front that has a the clearance issue with the backspacing? I have new wheels with 4.75 (per the Method Wheel website). Only 3k miles on them so would hate to have to sell.

If so I could do the rear kit only for now. That seems to be what rides bad. My front works ok.

wayoflife
06-15-2012, 02:35 AM
So to be clear, is it only the front that has a the clearance issue with the backspacing? I have new wheels with 4.75 (per the Method Wheel website). Only 3k miles on them so would hate to have to sell.

If so I could do the rear kit only for now. That seems to be what rides bad. My front works ok.

yes, the clearance issue is only with the front.

DManuel
06-15-2012, 03:56 AM
Sounds like a great x-mas gift for Laura. :cheesy: I guess I can wait 6 months.

wayoflife
06-15-2012, 04:37 AM
Sounds like a great x-mas gift for Laura. :cheesy: I guess I can wait 6 months.

oh yeah, she's gonna be super happy about that :yup:

ProfessionalDriver
06-15-2012, 04:51 AM
Kit looks awesome and after all of the pictures of RubiCAT, I think I've finally settled on a setup! :rock:

It looks like in the picture on EVO's website that the rear trackbar bracket is included with the rear kit... Can Eddie confirm? The kit looks much more complete than I expected (brackets and coilovers only)... Thanks EVO! :thumb:

Jkzinger
06-15-2012, 04:51 AM
Ordered them up. Looks like I am gonna need to add spacers as my Pintlers are 4.75" backspacing. Anyone know if there are any issues with running spacers with the heavy Toyo 37s as that is what I am going to go to.
:thinking:

wayoflife
06-15-2012, 04:57 AM
Kit looks awesome and after all of the pictures of RubiCAT, I think I've finally settled on a setup! :rock:

It looks like in the picture on EVO's website that the rear trackbar bracket is included with the rear kit... Can Eddie confirm? The kit looks much more complete than I expected (brackets and coilovers only)... Thanks EVO! :thumb:

i wasn't sure what all would come with the kits but, by the look of the press release, yes, it does come with one. i will try to confirm as much tomorrow.


Ordered them up. Looks like I am gonna need to add spacers as my Pintlers are 4.75" backspacing. Anyone know if there are any issues with running spacers with the heavy Toyo 37s as that is what I am going to go to.
:thinking:

you should be fine. i've run walkers with 1.5" spidertrax spacers and never had any problems.

hydroslyder
06-15-2012, 05:08 AM
I'd be very interested to find out if there is a base kit Evo would offer that would take you from a stock unlifted JK to their bolt on coil over configuration. Control arms etc.

Sharkey
06-15-2012, 05:20 AM
I'd be very interested to find out if there is a base kit Evo would offer that would take you from a stock unlifted JK to their bolt on coil over configuration. Control arms etc.

Combine the kit with the Enforcer kit (plus draglink flip, minus shocks) and you pretty much have a sweet base level coilover kit.

ProfessionalDriver
06-15-2012, 05:27 AM
I'd be very interested to find out if there is a base kit Evo would offer that would take you from a stock unlifted JK to their bolt on coil over configuration. Control arms etc.

I'm in a similar situation to you and given that this bolt-on kit comes with all of the basics (e.g. Sway Bar End Links, Brake Line Extensions, etc), here's what I'm planning to do...

-EVO Bolt-On Coilover Kit
-EVO Adventure Front Lower Control Arms (Short Arms)
-EVO Drag Link Flip Kit
-Front Drive Shaft

From the sounds of it, these items are the necessities... :twocents:

I just wish I had the money now... :thinking:

wayoflife
06-15-2012, 05:36 AM
Combine the kit with the Enforcer kit (plus draglink flip, minus shocks) and you pretty much have a sweet base level coilover kit.

yup, that would be a great setup. :yup:


I'm in a similar situation to you and given that this bolt-on kit comes with all of the basics (e.g. Sway Bar End Links, Brake Line Extensions, etc), here's what I'm planning to do...

-EVO Bolt-On Coilover Kit
-EVO Adventure Front Lower Control Arms (Short Arms)
-EVO Drag Link Flip Kit
-Front Drive Shaft

From the sounds of it, these items are the necessities... :twocents:

I just wish I had the money now... :thinking:

yup, that'll get you to where you really want to be in order to run this setup. :yup:

Prime8
06-15-2012, 11:12 AM
Combine the kit with the Enforcer kit (plus draglink flip, minus shocks) and you pretty much have a sweet base level coilover kit.

That will work. If you want long arms, get the Double D kit.

jktubby
06-15-2012, 01:44 PM
time to pull out one of the federal loans for school next semester. :thumb: Money is going towards the transportation to school :clap2:

wayoflife
06-15-2012, 02:04 PM
time to pull out one of the federal loans for school next semester. :thumb: Money is going towards the transportation to school :clap2:

:cheesy: now that's an idea :D

JK1
06-15-2012, 04:11 PM
Long arm... Short arm.. what are the advantages of the long arm.... is it worth the $2000 price difference???

wayoflife
06-15-2012, 05:07 PM
Long arm... Short arm.. what are the advantages of the long arm.... is it worth the $2000 price difference???

when lifted about 4" or taller, your suspension geometry will be off enough that it'll degrade your ride quality. for most people, it's not enough to notice or matter but, it's there. long arms physically relocate your control arm mounting points on your frame so that you can run longer arms and this will correct your suspension geometry. this will improve your ride and will be most noticiable on pavement.

Serg5000
06-16-2012, 02:13 AM
Finally the kit is on sale. The things that have me in pause is the need for drive shafts and the wheel spacing. I have enough for the lift but not for the additional items suggested to complete it. I really need to give it some serious thought. Time to crunch the numbers.

MTG
06-16-2012, 02:26 AM
I'd also plan on new brake lines. I know it comes with extension brackets, but I found them to be awkward at best.

hydroslyder
06-16-2012, 02:51 AM
Could be wrong, but from the pictures of the kit it appears it comes with extended stainless brake lines?

bdmckenna
06-16-2012, 02:52 AM
So my secret plan is to take my lift on my Jeep and talk my wife into putting it on her Jeep (along with my tires and wheels and Dana's) and then order the coil overs with long arms, ATX beadlocks, 42's, and D60's.

bdmckenna
06-16-2012, 02:53 AM
Maybe I should mention that I have a lead on a totaled Charger with an SRT Hemi that I am trying to wrangle from the insurance company for $4K.

MTG
06-16-2012, 03:04 AM
Could be wrong, but from the pictures of the kit it appears it comes with extended stainless brake lines?

Looks like you're right!

Torqt JK
07-03-2012, 05:48 AM
I havent even installed my enforcer kit and I already want to upgrade to the bolt-ons.

wayoflife
07-03-2012, 01:47 PM
I havent even installed my enforcer kit and I already want to upgrade to the bolt-ons.

well, the beauty of what you have is that you can sell it when you are ready to upgrade and still get good money out of it :yup:

MTG
07-05-2012, 08:05 AM
I havent even installed my enforcer kit and I already want to upgrade to the bolt-ons.

It feels a little like chasing an apple product. I'm guessing you'll be happy with what you bought.

wayoflife
07-05-2012, 02:22 PM
It feels a little like chasing an apple product. I'm guessing you'll be happy with what you bought.

:cheesy: omg, that about sums it up, doesn't it

jkjurny
01-16-2013, 06:19 PM
Can this bolt-on work with a Teraflex 3" LCG Elite Lift? What modifications would be needed? Thanks!

Jkzinger
01-17-2013, 01:19 AM
Yes, you toss out your coils and shocks and use your control arms only.

wayoflife
01-17-2013, 01:40 AM
Yes, you toss out your coils and shocks and use your control arms only.

Yup, the coil overs replace your coils and shocks.