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Old 12-08-2009, 02:36 AM   #1
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Bolt-On SOA Kit?

Hello peoplez

I was looking around at how to do a SOA and if there were ny kits availible and I came across this:

Spring over axle lift for Jeep Wrangler

It "looks" good and the price isn't too bad but I don't know anything about the company or about the lift.

Have any of you ever done business with them or know anything about their product?

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Old 12-08-2009, 08:02 AM   #2
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Rocky road does not have the best rep. I would keep looking.

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i thought about using them before i did my own conversion (i did axle swap as well so it wouldnt really work for me)
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Rocky road is horrible to deal with,The shipping prices are insane.$$$$$$

Check out rubicon express.
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Looks like a nice ,well designed lift
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:30 PM   #6
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Do Not Buy A Bolt-On SOA Kit

Especially, From RockyRoad Outfitters. It's crap, there customer sevice is crap. I know first hand, I bought one from them. Frontend went together OK. Rearend, not so much. Perches didn't fit over axle tubes, had to grind off alot. Supposed to key off exsisting perches to get correct pinion angle. LOL. Had to cut over an inch off one side to get a decent pinion angle. Go buy some anti-wrap perches and start from scratch. You'll be happier.
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:38 AM   #7
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So I see that RockyRoad Outfitters isn't very good looking in the forums eye haha

Scrambler, I looked around the rubicon express site and found this:
RE5015 - YJ SPRING-OVER CONVERISON KIT - Rubicon Express

That looks shiny and fun, and for $309 + shocks thats not bad

One question... Do I have a SYE? I think it looks like one but I'm not sure
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One question... Do I have a SYE? I think it looks like one but I'm not sure
No you do not...all stock there bud...well not the muffler..but that is the stock output.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:54 AM   #9
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aww... well there goes another $300.......

Also, I'm not sure who else has done a SOA lift other than coyote_94yj but how what fix would you guys recommend for the steering?

Hehe the muffler is a cherry bomb
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I'd run the same Hi'steer that coyote has and new.."heavy" linkage. I'll see If I can dig up the old build thread of us putting his junk together to get the maker of that bracket.
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Thank you very much Sir
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:23 AM   #12
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I'd run the same Hi'steer that coyote has and new.."heavy" linkage. I'll see If I can dig up the old build thread of us putting his junk together to get the maker of that bracket.
I never did a build thread. Not even at the "other" forum.

The high steer bracket came from JB4x4.com and the drag link I made. I'll have to post pics of it later because I cannot access my pictures on Flickr from this computer.
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aww... well there goes another $300.......

Also, I'm not sure who else has done a SOA lift other than coyote_94yj but how what fix would you guys recommend for the steering?

Hehe the muffler is a cherry bomb
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yeah yeah, but my pockets are already empty
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:11 PM   #15
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So here are those pics.

This is the steel I used. Extreme overkill but it was the only thing I could find in town at the time with the right inside diameter.


Drilled, tapped, assembled, and painted. I couldn't find anything to clamp it so I used the same thread TRE on each end so it can't unthread itself and those TREs are torqued in at over 250 ft/lbs


Installed. You can sort of make out the high steer bracket.
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I'm a little worried that this flimsy little thing will get all bent up the first time you bump up against a rock. Well, if the rock is armed with a nuclear missile anyway.
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Do you notice any difference in the steering feel with the heavy metal?
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:35 PM   #19
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And for the record....no, my steering is just the same.

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