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Old 09-10-2010, 07:10 PM   #1
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SOA now all over road

So i did the SOA a while back and havent got around to drive the jeep much till here lately but its all over the road. I mean if your not paying attenetion you'll be in a ditch before long. Ive had alignment done to it but didnt help. So im wondering what others have done to fix this problem and maybe even so pics. Thanks

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Old 09-10-2010, 07:21 PM   #2
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The reason you do an SOA (YJ Leaf-Sprigs Over The Axle), is to make room for a larger axle up front, (and) or to throw some heavier Shocks like Rancho 9000 up for better suspension.

If you haven't upgraded the suspension, that girl will be all over the road.

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I did a SOA and it drives fine. so, what did you do different? what springs, shackles, highsteer, caster angle. It's the small things that can make a big difference.
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flatline: what springs, shackles, highsteer, caster angle.

That's an entire tutorial of information that I'll get around one day to posting on my personal website.

I didn't do the measurements myself. I took the rig to a 4x4 place and they did the measurements and ordered the correct parts for me.

I'm an engine guy, not so much a suspension guy.
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Well i put new drop pitman on longer shocks new steering stablier and welded new perches for the factory springs. I think thats bout it. Was there something i missed
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that's better, more info. when you had allignment was the caster angle off by more than 2 degres? never liked factory springs for a spring over, I have had good luck with the 1.5 Rubicon express springs. a long shackle can cause some sway, 0 to 1" seems to work. I put a high steer knuckle on mine, the sharp angle of the drag link could be a problem. the shackle eye bushings could be worn. the two things I would suspect out of this list that could be the problem would be the springs and caster angle.
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Should i look into getting new springs for one thing

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