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Old 06-06-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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lifts soa or sua

Its not just for me. 4" rc with 2" bl and 1" lift shackle or soa more flex is always better but we running 33s to 35s maybe bigger but we also tow small utility trailers. And dont want to be too top heavy. They all are daily drivers.

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for that height I'd keep the springs under the axle and go with a 6" spring lift and maybe a 1" body. just my opinion...

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Why so much lift for 33's? A 4" lift with TJ flares is plenty in most cases. And for 35's a 4" lift with TJ Flares, and trimming or high line mods could work. I am a fan of keeping the COG as low as possible. If you don't want to head for the clouds and get top heavy, 4" SUA or a 0" SOA with body mods would be my choice.
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SOA all the way....rides better, flexes better
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SOA all the way....rides better, flexes better
And most of the time less expensive.
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For towing a small utility trailer would the soa be better cause you use the stock springs or does it even matter
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my SUA flexes damn damn good and its not stupid tall. tall rigs and east coast wheeling=rig on its side
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my SUA flexes damn damn good and its not stupid tall. tall rigs and east coast wheeling=rig on its side
Stupid tall? Hah! No such thing. keep It low if you gotta fat chick... Cause fat chicks can't jump! Back to topic... SOA! Alot cheaper! Rides better! And I'm sure you will want to go bigger eventually.
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my SUA flexes damn damn good and its not stupid tall. tall rigs and east coast wheeling=rig on its side
I've searched every lift kit manufacturer and all over the web. Maybe you can tell me, who sells "Stupid Tall" kits?

However, you're not far off, if you take SOA kit add 6"lift spring, 2"shackles and 3" body lift. I would consider that being dangerously close to being "stupid tall".
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I had 6's on my SOA with 38's and it was a mud eatin mofo lol
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I've searched every lift kit manufacturer and all over the web. Maybe you can tell me, who sells "Stupid Tall" kits?

However, you're not far off, if you take SOA kit add 6"lift spring, 2"shackles and 3" body lift. I would consider that being dangerously close to being "stupid tall".
I'm a Low COG type of guy for me anything with more then 24-26inchs of clerance at the belly pan is a tall rig. and with the short wheel base of YJs they become very unstable on the trails I like to run. Out here a lot of the trails are very tight and off camber and more then a few SOA rigs have ended up on their sides. unless your running 35in+ tires I dont see the need to have an sprung over YJ even more so if your using the stock mounts.
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Well if we go soa we will be running 35s but if we do the sping under we gonna run 33s
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Well if we go soa we will be running 35s but if we do the sping under we gonna run 33s
We're neighbors. Anytime you'd like to look at my Jeep, just PM me and we can get together, maybe run up to Evans Creek. I'm always game for a little Off-Road. Maybe I can even put it on its side for you, I've never done it before, I can try.
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I know Ibuildembig will give me crap for this but I think a sua would be a bit safer for a daily driver.
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I had 6's on my SOA with 38's and it was a mud eatin mofo lol
Big; you know your stuff, but I was referring to stock width axles. Sorry
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I say SOA, full-size trucks do this, it's plenty safe and sturdy as long as you do it correctly.
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I know Ibuildembig will give me crap for this but I think a sua would be a bit safer for a daily driver.
You know thats right....my 60 year old parents drive one thats SOA'd, and trust me if it didnt drive right my mom would let me know lol

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We're neighbors. Anytime you'd like to look at my Jeep, just PM me and we can get together, maybe run up to Evans Creek. I'm always game for a little Off-Road. Maybe I can even put it on its side for you, I've never done it before, I can try.
But I actually live closer

Sorry for the creepin' but he's from Puyallup too
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But I actually live closer

Sorry for the creepin' but he's from Puyallup too
It's tough to do a SOA on a TJ, but we can jeep together. I'm from Black Diamond, WA.
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A TJ already is SOA.
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K so im gonna do soa. Where can i find a good detailed list of what i need to do the soa. To where its tje right way.
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K so im gonna do soa. Where can i find a good detailed list of what i need to do the soa. To where its tje right way.
Ibuildembig has a write up in the forums.... Usually not too far down the list.
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You know thats right....my 60 year old parents drive one thats SOA'd, and trust me if it didnt drive right my mom would let me know lol

Told you, I love this guy... but do look at his soa thread it will help big time. Def will need a welder but thats
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Aweee, Subzeros getting mushy on me lol
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K so im gonna do soa. Where can i find a good detailed list of what i need to do the soa. To where its tje right way.
This should get you headed in the right direction.

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