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Old 03-28-2013, 02:53 PM   #571
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Before ordering shocks, weld new mounts on top of axles.

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Old 03-28-2013, 03:25 PM   #572
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They are already even with the bottom of my axle ....should I still move them to the top?

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Old 03-28-2013, 03:43 PM   #573
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I probably wouldnt move them if they are flush or above. Best place for them is on top. Makes a short shock.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:56 PM   #574
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Is a short shock better?
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:50 PM   #575
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No, was just stating the fact i guess. I have 34" extended length shocks on mine, they are still hanging under the axle. Will be correcting that with my d44 build.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:55 PM   #576
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Really...I can't find any longer than a 30" extended ....what shocks do you have if you don't mind me asking ...price by chance?
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:36 PM   #577
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Skyjacker h7079 34" extended 20.270 collapsed. $38 each.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:38 PM   #578
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Do you like them?
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:39 PM   #579
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Ya, nothing really to compare them with. Only shocks i have run with this setup. I have no complaints.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:56 PM   #580
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Just ordered a set from summit racing for $37 each
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:14 AM   #581
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MODERATORS..... would it be possible to redact this thread to make it easier to use as a template?
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:44 AM   #582
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I'm about 3/4 done with the spring over.
What I did:
Purchased the SYE, Rubicon Express SOA kit and a custom drive shaft from Adams Driveline in Henderson NV. GREAT people to work with and the prices can't be beat!
Welcome to Adams Driveshaft and Off Road | Henderson, NV

Got the High Steer kit from Rocky Road. Very nice design!!!
YJ High Steer: Jeep YJ Hight Steer, Knuckle Over steering system

Got the Ford 8.8 install kit from kNOW where 2jeep. Most complete kit on the planet!!! NICE people to work with.
kNOw Where 2Jeep Complete Ford 8.8 Install Kit For '91-'95 Wrangler YJ

Got a Ford 8.8 with 4.10 gears and limited slip from a Mustang supply house in San Jose CA for $295

Pro Comp 15 X 9 black steel wheels and BF Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2's in 35 12.50 15 from Americas Tire.

I know I could have done this cheaper but the kits just make it easier.

There are some things that don't seem to get mentioned that you need to think about.
Bump stop relocation. I used 2x2 square tubing to move them down 2". Be careful when you weld them in not to burn up brake line, fuel lines or electrical lines.
The trans skid plate hits the front drive shaft before max droop. I had to cut out a small amount of the skid plate under the shaft for clearance. Also this drive line might be to short now, I'm still not sure.
The new front brake lines are long and there doesn't seem to be a good way to strap them so as to protect them.
Same problem with the electrical line from the vacuum 4x4 selector on the front axle. No good way to get it out of harms way. I have the cable operated system and securing the cable is a problem as well. At some time I'll replace the D30 axles with one piece and fix some of this.

When its all done I'll try to get some pic's. I'm also going to get ahold of Ibuildembig and see about getting him to build me one of his anti wrap setups.

Next is 4.88 gears and Ox lockers front and rear. After that is a new motor. I haven't decided on this yet but I'd realy like to go with a Cumins 4BT.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:40 AM   #583
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so the wishbone is a must for SOA? cuz i dont do heavy off road only sand dunes and beach fun or its doable without it?
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:05 AM   #584
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so the wishbone is a must for SOA? cuz i dont do heavy off road only sand dunes and beach fun or its doable without it?
Are you referring to the rear SOA traction bar? If so, I say yes. Without it, even under mild load, even on the street, you can see the pinion twist around quite a bit on start/stop. If it binds due to a hard takeoff, you could shatter your gears.

You can make your own for around $100 (or less). I ended up getting the Mountain Offroad one and like it.

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Are you referring to the rear SOA traction bar? If so, I say yes. Without it, even under mild load, even on the street, you can see the pinion twist around quite a bit on start/stop. If it binds due to a hard takeoff, you could shatter your gears.

You can make your own for around $100 (or less). I ended up getting the Mountain Offroad one and like it.

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I made mine for about $75. The heim joints are what added the extra cost.
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Then I think I will copy what ibuildembig but with 3 bushing joints made from what available in my local market.

And no sye for me will roll the pinion angle and drop tc a bit doing it on 8.25
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:34 PM   #587
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My husband has been wanting to do SOA on my Jeep to give me a bigger lift, but was told not to since it's my DD. Does it make that much of a difference safety wise?
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:46 PM   #588
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Thank you! I will definitely look into this more
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:18 PM   #590
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Agreed. I average 3 days a week in mine at about 75 miles per day
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Agreed. I average 3 days a week in mine at about 75 miles per day
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I tried to read back through to find this answer but may have missed it . Sorry if it was already answer but , did you have to modify the transfer case to accommodate the front drive shaft at full flex ?
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*I meant the skid plate
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No it's not even close
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Big, how ya doin'. Haven't been on here in a while. I see your step by step is still at the top. Finally got that 8.8 ARB 4.56 in my YJ. What do you think?
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No it's not even close
I guess since I did the re 1.5 springs , at full droop my front drive shaft hits . I haven't done a transfer case drop , I'm trying to stay away from it .
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Big, how ya doin'. Haven't been on here in a while. I see your step by step is still at the top. Finally got that 8.8 ARB 4.56 in my YJ. What do you think?
I'm hanging in there. Dont get on here much either as I have other online things taking my time. Looks good man!

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I guess since I did the re 1.5 springs , at full droop my front drive shaft hits . I haven't done a transfer case drop , I'm trying to stay away from it .
Your either gonna have to do that or cut a piece out of it and reweld. I'd just drop it and go on. People make such a big deal out of that one inch or so its crazy. I always say that if that one inch hangs you up....your in a place you shouldn't be in the first place.
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If I cut a piece out , what would I have to reweld? I was thinking just the lip of the skid plate
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If I cut a piece out , what would I have to reweld? I was thinking just the lip of the skid plate
That lip provides a lot of integrity. That is why it is shaped the way it is. You need to weld something in to reinforce where you cut that away.
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Did you mock the pinion angle at full droop or sitting on all 4 wheels? Did you set straight on or a few degrees under to compensate for torque wrap under load ?

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