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Old 06-25-2013, 05:59 PM   #601
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I mocked rear pinion angle, front is stock. Rear is approx 2 degrees below driveshaft centerline.

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Old 06-26-2013, 07:32 PM   #602
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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
Just notch the lip of your skid....you'll be fine...

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Old 08-01-2013, 09:12 AM   #603
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Doing a SOA doesn't it give you like 4" lift?
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Doing a SOA doesn't it give you like 4" lift?
Depends on the axles used, springs used, etc.

Mine was 5.5" with a D30 and Ford 8.8 and another 1.5" using Rubicon Express RE1445 springs, for a total of 7" of lift.
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Depends on the axles used, springs used, etc.

Mine was 5.5" with a D30 and Ford 8.8 and another 1.5" using Rubicon Express RE1445 springs, for a total of 7" of lift.
Ok thanks so since I have a 4" spring lift doing a SOA will put it really up there unless I swap springs. I like to keep as little lift as I can.
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You can run 35's with a soa+2 with no fender issues, 37's with a little fender work.

Soa+2 is. Borderline too tall.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:08 PM   #607
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man im really debating doin this.. i already have 2 axles with SOA setup..
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:33 AM   #608
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You can run 35's with a soa+2 with no fender issues, 37's with a little fender work.

Soa+2 is. Borderline too tall.
I know my springs have sagged a lot over the years but even then sounds like it would send it into the sky. I am thinking of keeping it as is and then hi line the fenders. Then have the clearance without the height. I currently have 35's but wanting to go 37's or bigger depending on what I can find. Bigger is better right! LOL
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You can always pull one of the shorter springs out of the pack to soften them and drop it a bit. I had to do that with mine.
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You can always pull one of the shorter springs out of the pack to soften them and drop it a bit. I had to do that with mine.
That's a good idea.
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:46 PM   #611
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Hey, Big! In this whole 21 pages I didn't see anything about custard turn on the front. Not that this set up needs it, but do you have thoughts on the process? I've had Ty's and hate steering issues. Trying to get it right the first time. Thx
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:18 PM   #612
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Custard?
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:10 PM   #613
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I hate auto correct .... Cut and turn. Very sorry I didn't proof read my post. Lol
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:29 PM   #614
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You mean roll the diff?
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:49 PM   #615
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Old 12-10-2013, 09:16 AM   #616
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I've only done that to one rig in my life and it had 20 inches of lift. 99 percent of the time on a jeep it will never be needed.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:23 PM   #617
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Help me, Obi Wan!

Hey Big,
I saw this build thread when debating SOA vs SUA for my build and you convinced me to go SOA. I bought everything in your parts list to prepare for the build. I eventually located full widths to swap in (J10 44 and 20). I just put em in this weekend.

For the most part it all went well, it looks great! I just have one problem that I was hoping to pick your brain on...

I can't connect the steering. The drag link hits the passenger spring on right turns. Unfortunately my 44 isn't the flat top variety. What are some options for crossover or high steer?

Sorry if this was covered, i read all 21 pages once. Didn't want to do it again.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:19 PM   #618
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Here's a pic just because...



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Old 01-21-2014, 01:57 PM   #619
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You can use an extreme drop pitman arm ford a Ford superduty (I think they are the same spline) and if thats not enough your gonna have to swap out your knuckle for one that is flat enough to put an arm on.
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:22 PM   #620
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Just read this whole thread and it seems like these questions are repetitive! Looks good man, bookmarked this thread for future reference!
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:35 PM   #621
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Well, I done gone and dunn it!. Did my SOA today and look back and wonder, why did I ever buy a RC 4" lift in the first place. Drives better, rides better, I will be needing to do my anti wrap bar soon, but will fab that up myself with some guidance from this place. I like the wishbone you used in here, but think I will go with more of a ladder style. Anyway, thanks for this writeup, it helped a bunch!...
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:38 AM   #622
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Old 03-20-2014, 01:26 PM   #623
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great work big! I get the impression we are on the same page as far as our work I've got one question, I did my SOA last weekend, And I have a violent vibration that im certain is being caused from the rear driveline angle, I have the pinion kicked up a bit but i think the problem is up at the top..should i drop the skid down an inch or so?
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:49 PM   #624
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It's worth a shot. Pinion might be too low
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:37 PM   #625
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Awesome I think i''l try that right now I'm guessing you got your angle finder at harbor freight ?! lol
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:49 PM   #626
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A couple of them I did lol, I have several now
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:55 PM   #627
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After putting it off and off, and breaking shit sua, I'm going to try to do an soa using this thread.... Hope to pick up stock springs and shackles this week.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:09 PM   #628
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OK, here's a question. I've got a big ol' shackle lift and a 1" body lift giving me about 4"lift overall.(33 in tires) A bit of bumpsteer though, and of course VAMPIRE TEETH. It's all good, but I was wondering, since all my steering, driveshafts and such are operating well with this lift... if I eliminated the big shackles and went with stocks, and went SOA instead, do you think there would have to be any major modifications to the shafts, steering, axles etc.? I was wondering if this would give me the same aprox. lift without bumpsteer and not much modifying axles and brakes and such.
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Its gonna give you about 5" of lift. So 2+more suspension lift than you have now. It will ride 100% better and look 100% better. I had no problems with driveshafts going from the same. Steering should be fine with just a dropped pitman arm.
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Thanks. Seems pretty straightforward. I am eventually going to do this. So I'm picturing this... get every thing on jackstands kinda in place. then removing my bigass 10" shackles. Then putting the springs on the top of the axle with stock shackles ( flipping the Ubolts that go around the axle), and every thing should not be too far off from where it is now. Maybe a drop pitman,( but I think mine might already be.) Does this sound right, or is it not that easy?

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