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Old 11-26-2007, 06:44 PM   #1
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Has Anyone Heard Of Soa Lifts For A Yj From Rockyroad.com They Claim They Are The Best Soa Kits Available Any Input

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Old 11-26-2007, 07:36 PM   #2
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im in the process of going SOA right now, but im not using a kit. im a tightwad

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Old 11-26-2007, 08:58 PM   #3
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I have read alot on rockyroads bolt on soa kit and cant bring myself to use a bolt on soa kit. I guess this is what your are talking about and if so you might want to look at a rubicon express kit or not using a kit at all. The kit only has extended brake lines, spring perches and so on which are all things that can be purchased seperatly and save alot of money. If your springs are sagging bad or you just want to replace them RE also offers springs that are for soa so you can purchase these seperate also. Point being that you can save alot and probably have a better setup if you purchase the parts seperatly instead of getting a kit, especially a bolt on kit.
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i've heard alot of ppl talk bad about bolt on kits, but a good friend of mine has been running one on his for almost a yr now and has had absolutely no problems, but his is also a trialer queen and sees minimal asphalt. so idk how it will do on the road. but i look it at like this. the majority of you're jeep is bolted togehter anyway, so why would this be any less safe?
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:13 PM   #5
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the majority of you're jeep is bolted togehter anyway, so why would this be any less safe?
im too lazy to drill holes to bolt thru, so i weld instead
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except its already drilled all you gotta do is run the bolts.... at least the one my friend got was, i dunno if its the same one, but this is the only kit like it i've seen, so probably is
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How is the ride with SOA? I want a bit more lift but I don't want HORRIBLE ride quality. How much worse is it? Would I be better off with new leafs?
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:38 AM   #8
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except its already drilled all you gotta do is run the bolts.... at least the one my friend got was, i dunno if its the same one, but this is the only kit like it i've seen, so probably is
If you run a bolt-on SOA kit, you need to check the bolt tightness for the first year or so of running on a regular basis. There is a lot of stress being put on the spring perches, and they can work themselves loose if not monitored. That is why most guys weld in new perches when doing SOA conversions.

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How is the ride with SOA? I want a bit more lift but I don't want HORRIBLE ride quality. How much worse is it? Would I be better off with new leafs?
If anything, your ride will be better with SOA due to the increased leverage applied to the springs. But doing SOA just for the ride is a lot of work. Make sure you do the crossover steering in the front to keep all of your angles correct and prevent bump steer.
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I wouldn't have to get a new driveline for the longer reach, would I? I already have a SYE and a CV driveshaft thats got quite a bit of travel in it. What else would I need to buy other than a SOA kit?
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I wouldn't have to get a new driveline for the longer reach, would I? I already have a SYE and a CV driveshaft thats got quite a bit of travel in it. What else would I need to buy other than a SOA kit?
Not sure on the driveshaft in the rear, you may need to extend it, or it could be fine. As far as a "kit" goes, I am not sure. You will need to address the steering angles in the front (draglink, etc.) to eliminate bumpsteer.
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http://www.rocky-road.com/yjspoa.html
This looks like it comes with everything; it says it comes with steering components. Is that what I need? Thanks
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what if you did a soa in the rear and a 6 inch lift in the front or would i be better off with soa on both axles.

And what do you think of this lift http://www.quadratec.com/products/16017_201.htm
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:09 PM   #13
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This looks like it comes with everything; it says it comes with steering components. Is that what I need? Thanks
Looks like the OTT kit that they sell with the SOA stuff would take care of your steering issues.

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what if you did a soa in the rear and a 6 inch lift in the front or would i be better off with soa on both axles.

And what do you think of this lift http://www.quadratec.com/products/16017_201.htm
You will run into the same issues with 6" SUA lift as a SOA lift. Still need to fix the steering geometry. As for the Monoleaf kit, I don't really trust it. I have never seen one on the trail (and it's been out for about 6 years now, maybe more), but I wouldn't want to put all my eggs in one basket, so to speak, with leaf springs.
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If you run a bolt-on SOA kit, you need to check the bolt tightness for the first year or so of running on a regular basis. There is a lot of stress being put on the spring perches, and they can work themselves loose if not monitored. That is why most guys weld in new perches when doing SOA conversions.


If anything, your ride will be better with SOA due to the increased leverage applied to the springs. But doing SOA just for the ride is a lot of work. Make sure you do the crossover steering in the front to keep all of your angles correct and prevent bump steer.
very good point. should have mentioned that before. but when we do anything where a backed out bolt could cause massive failure/destruction, we safety wire the bolts in a manner which will simply not allow them to back out.
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how many soa kits are out there, and what are the costs like

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