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Old 08-30-2008, 09:14 PM   #1
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ok so the SOA is to much for me to get
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are there any other kinds of lifts that are cheaper like the have for trucks my jeep wont see any crazy rock climbing kind of stuff so anythign to get my jeep up. not shackles or new leafs

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Old 08-30-2008, 09:40 PM   #2
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shackles or new leafs is about it, there's add a leafs, but they suck. gotta spend the money if ya wanna play. if you can't afford soa, and you aren't gonna wheel hard, just slap a 4" spring under lift on it if you can't wait and save. if you aren't gonna wheel hard you could get by with a longer rear driveshaft, instead of sye. you'll spend approx. 600 bux on the lift off the top of my head.

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hmmm
what is the spring under lift is that just the opposite of the soa?
with blocks or something
idk i need new leafs and shackles my leafs are totally flat
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an easy and pretty cheap way would be to put 1" shackle lift and 1" body lift
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hmmmm i think im gonna get new leafs and shackles anyone have good place to look
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:41 PM   #6
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i found a 4" tuff country lift kit on ebay for $460 somethin dollars. is that a good deal? all the ones on other websites are over $600 - from what i can find. and an soa lift is just too expensive from what ive heard.
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:32 PM   #7
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tuff country springs really sucked on my buddies yj we did soa on. they were nasty stiff, and 2" were more like 4" and never settled. i'll never use them again.
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why is SOA expensive? new perches are $25.00 each. brake line extensions $75.00 for all three. skid plate drop bars...$60.00 now the expensive stuff.... your choice either a SYE kit @ $250.00 about, or leave your slip yoke on and go to a junk yard and get a cherokee rear drive shaft and cut it down to fit. $100.00 to buy the shaft and $100.00 to have someone cut it and chamfer it. SO........$750.00ish to go SOA w/ SYE and new shaft or $380ish for SOA wo/ SYE and salvaged shaft cut to fit. Whats so expensive about that?
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:22 PM   #9
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shocks $200, drop pitman arm $80?, drag link will either need to be modified or fabricate new one cuz it will usually run into the right leaf spring. people also think its cheaper cuz you don't need new springs, but if your stock ones are not fairly new you need new ones, or at least make a full length add a leaf. and you will be replacing them shortly if you do=$500. you can make sway bar discos, or ditch them or whatever, but most people will also be buying discos i don't even know what those go for these days.

so to do it right you need to add
$200 shocks
$80 drop pitman arm
$500 springs

there's another $780 on top of what you just said, and thats assuming you modify or fab drag link, and discos.

its definately more expensive than sua lift.
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my leafs are flat, i have 2" shackles that need to be replaced, i cant weld and if i do it, i want to do it right. i also cant have it off the road for too long either. i was just browsing ebay and saw the lift kit for 400 somethin dollars and was wondering if anyone had any good luck/bad luck with the brand. if the 2" was more like 4" than should i only get the 2"? i have to save money for some new gearing, my 2.5 is struggling up hills with 31" tires. when i throw some 33x12.5's it'l probly quit on me. just looking for some suggestions guys. anyone know of any other brands close to as cheap?
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yes jpdodave, you need those things as well, but you need them for sua as well. so i didnt mention them, due to redundancy. doing anything other than stock you will have to change pitman and shocks, other than like a one or two inch lift...but who would put in the money for a lift you cant even tell you have? and the springs he can leave alone (if they are not inverted and blown out) and purchase at a later date doing a soa. cuz flat o.e springs done soa give you at least four inches. two inch lift springs done soa feels like a seven inch lift.
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yes jpdodave, you need those things as well, but you need them for sua as well. so i didnt mention them, due to redundancy. doing anything other than stock you will have to change pitman and shocks, other than like a one or two inch lift...but who would put in the money for a lift you cant even tell you have? and the springs he can leave alone (if they are not inverted and blown out) and purchase at a later date doing a soa. cuz flat o.e springs done soa give you at least four inches. two inch lift springs done soa feels like a seven inch lift.
i'll go along with that, but we don't want someone to think they are spending x to get all set up and then getting suprised.

i wouldn't want to go through all that and set the rear pinion angle wilth tired stock springs, and then get new springs later, angle will be off. just something to think about.
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i also found a "Jeep Wrangler YJ lift kit, Bolton Spring Over Axle, SOA" for $469. its a "rocky road 6.5" lift" the ad is sort of vague but 100% of the feedback ive gotten from anyone ive asked has been for an soa lift. i really wanna get going this week. (both lift kits, soa and sua, are on ebay motors)
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eBay Motors: Jeep Wrangler YJ lift kit, Bolton Spring Over Axle, SOA (item 250294436332 end time Sep-19-08 17:27:02 PDT)
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the bolt on is fine if you can't weld. the downside is you keep the original spring perches underneath and you'll have u bolts and stuff hanging down. nice thing about soa is all the clearance from putting all that on top.
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so then why even buy it? if all of that is left undrneath then isnt it the same as a sua??
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well you're still getting the benefit of softer, less arc springs to acheive the lift. and approach angle is a little better with the springs up higher.

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