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coilover conversion problems

2.0 by 6 coilovers are rubbing on the ball joint and frame.... i need help, do i just adjust the coils a certain way or what, got my brackets on here from the guy who made them... had to cut off the bumpstops and move the brake line mounts... i had to take apart the ball joint to even get the coils bolted in.

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Sounds like something is not right with the brackets, the angles are off. You are using 2.5" springs, right?

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Hey man, sorry I just got your PM. I'll give you a call later if you still need help, but yes, the bump stop mounts needed to be trimmed. It's actually mentioned in the brackets thread, and in the how-to that ORW had made back when they were still selling mounts. Once those are trimmed, you can get the coil in without disconnecting the ball joint, but what I found was that it was still easier with the lower control arm dropped.

I need to see if I can find the pictures on my hard drive from when I originally posted them, because they were lost when the Ranger-Forums server issue happened over the winter.

As for rubbing on the frame, you should have enough clearance to get your fingers behind the coils. Something doesn't sound right there. This is the first complaint I've had of this nature.
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Did this problem ever get fixed?
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Did this problem ever get fixed?
Wondering the same.
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Yes, I have checked in with him since this thread, and everything is good. Aside from trimming the bump stop mounts, I don't know what else was the issue, but I'm thinking that's all it was. He didn't really give me any info, just that his setup is all installed and everything is good.
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