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Old 05-26-2010, 11:17 AM   #1
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SOA lift

I dont have many opinions from freinds around me and of course the offraod shops around my area. I am not looking for a little lift because we do alot of off roading around here and they are not the easiest trails by far. I am going to go with a SOA lift but not sure of the expenses and what i exactly need. All of my buddys have newer jeeps(they look like plastic toys with huge lifts) so they know nothing about SOA and the only shop that knows how to work on the SOA lifts is owned by a private owner and is out of town. So im trying to come up with a ruff estimate on how much it will cost and what all i exactly need to get this thing up and running on 35x12.50 and can handle the trails. Im going with the rubicon kit that with standard leaf springs it is about a lift of 5.5 inches and that cost a little over $300, what else would i need?


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Old 05-26-2010, 01:05 PM   #2
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ladder bar, cv drive line, heavy tie rod, high steer, might have problems with E-brake cable driver side will be short. I have fixes for that. Which kit? the one I see is $969, shocks, may need front drive shaft lengthend, speed gear if you want the speedo to be close, re-gear for tires. slip yoke, I'm trying to remember every thing I've done, and I find more to do every time I go out. just talked to friend with SOA YJ, he said total cost is around $3000. I think he's pretty close.

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yeah, it really is that expensive... It "sounds" simple but I think your better off going with another setup like a 2 inch suspension and a 2 inch body combined. (or similar) There are a ton of threads out here for lift options to browse through. Just start searching for SOA conversion and you'll see what your in for.

x2 on the drive shaft, as well your stearing will need to be modified.

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I did the SOA and yes its a lot of money. You'll need SYE kit, longer front drive shaft, longer brake lines, new shocks, drop pitman arm, and your gonna need to be creative with your steering new shackles for the leafs to sit on. I thank thats bout it. Oh and good luck
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I did the SOA and yes its a lot of money. You'll need SYE kit, longer front drive shaft, longer brake lines, new shocks, drop pitman arm, and your gonna need to be creative with your steering new perches for the leafs to sit on. I thank thats bout it. Oh and good luck
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Ha i guess i did get that one wrong
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you are also going to need to upgrade the rear axle and regear both front and rear, especially if you want to run 35s. probably should upgrade brakes and steering as well with tires that big.

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