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Old 12-06-2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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Spring over axle

Hey guys... I have a few question about SOA suspension. If anyone is knowledgeable about them and willing to answer some question can you pm me please

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Old 12-06-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
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Good read if you have not see it yet.. also what questions do you have?

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Old 12-06-2013, 07:51 PM   #3
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Well my front springs are de-arched and I don't know of they are just tired or if they are supposed to be like that. I admit I'm a newbie and learning about all of this. The jeep sits level like it is which confuses me a little
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:52 PM   #4
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And another think... The read axle is still sitting on the springs
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:58 PM   #5
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so you have a SOA now in the front but the rear is spring under.. is that correct? If stock spring were used for the SOA there would be little to no arch to them.. flat for the most part.. now if there is neg arch then that is bad. stock Yj spring are for the most part flat.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:59 PM   #6
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Ok. So should the rear be spring over or spring under
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:05 PM   #7
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Ok. So should the rear be spring over or spring under
Could be either... the issue with SOA in the rear is axle wrap, the springs bend in a negative/positive way.. like a wave if you will... then your u-joint can blow etc.. solution is traction bar... if its still spring under.. less chance of that.. less to worry.. but it may not flex as much. I am working on adding a ruff stuff specialities traction bar to my rear SOA, on my Xj as i sheered the bolt on the rear yoke due to axle wrap..
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:11 PM   #8
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What is axle wrap
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:31 PM   #9
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:38 PM   #10
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Wow.... That's nuts. I wonder if there is a rear soa kit available that includes a track bar
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:29 PM   #11
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I got mine from these guys... Antiwrap / Traction Bars - RuffStuff Specialties
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:34 PM   #12
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When I did my SOA, I used longer perches from Chassis Unlimited, and get no spring wrap that I can tell, but I also have 2-3" lift springs.
My best advice on a SOA is that if you think you can do it cheap and drive on the road safely, you are very wrong.
After doing mine, I have had a lot of steering issues which are only going to be resolved by going with a high steer kit for the draglink, not to mention having to get a rear driveshaft custom built.
I am happy with it now, after getting 98% of the issues out of the way, but I have more money in it than I thought I would, and I did all the work myself.

things to remember......
-the proper length shocks
-spring perches
-rear driveshaft mods
-welding the perches after getting the proper angle front and rear.
-new u-bolts

Some people will tell you that you can get by with doing it for a few hundred, and I have done that in the past with stock springs too, but my recent venture on my 90 YJ different than expected.
It cost me more money and time for sure.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:20 PM   #13
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So basically it's not a simple conversion kit

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