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Old 08-11-2009, 01:05 PM   #1
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Advice on SOA kits

I have a 1994 Wrangler with leaf springs and am wondering about the SOA kits. I looked them up and if I go with the Rubicon SOA kit, it will cost $306 for a full set, being for the front and read axle. Or if I went with the Warrior SOA kits, I would have to buy 2 of them for front and rear but would only spend about $170. Which would be better? Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-11-2009, 01:06 PM   #2
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i'm not a fan of the kits. soa is the way to go, but those kits that bolt on leave brackets and stuff hanging under the axle, defeating the best part of the soa, ground clearance. and thy sell you stuff you don't need, and leave out things you do. i haven't seen a 100% complete kit that doesn't have stuff you dont' need yet.

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So then if I didn't buy the kit and just used what was on there would I need longer brake lines or would they still hold? I asked somebody and they said by doing an SOA it would give me around 4 inches of lift. Is that a good estimate?
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5.5 is more like it. brake hoses will need to be changed
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So pretty much scratch the kit and buy brake lines. Awesome. Since I would get about 5 inches, could a regular stock 2.5L 5 speed handle 33's and still get some decent gas mileage or would they kill it on the highway. As far as I know everything on it is still stock including the gears. Or would it be safer to get 31's or 32's?
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probably safer on 32's but i would regear it and run the 33's u can run 33's stock though i just don't know how ur power or mileage will be like
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'Preciate it.
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you will need more than brake hoses; 4 cyl can run 33's. you'll want 33's w/ that much lift. it will suck on the hiway, top speed around 60 on a good day.
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what all will I need besides brake hoses? and I will need somewhat good on the road so I will probably go with the 32's at first to see. Thanks
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sorry i just haven't had a ton of time at work. this comes up a lot, a search of soa will help.

off the top of my head:
brake hoses
drop pitman arm
shocks
sway bar disco's, stock height, not lifted.
remove, or relocate front trac bar
remove rear trac bar
slip yoke eliminator and cv drive shaft
spring perches, and the ability to weld them correctly while setting the pinion angle
new springs since most yj's are 20yrs old or more, old stock springs and soa don't work all that well.

i'm sure there's a couple odds and ends to

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