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Old 07-09-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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Tires with a SOA conversion

I am about to do a SOA conversion on my 95 YJ and am also about to order tires. I would really like to put 35x12.5s on her but don't know if they will fit any advice would be great!

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They should but rims are another factor to think about because of the width. Your rims need atleast 3.5-3.75" back spacing. And how worn are your stock springs? If they are to worn 35"s may rub.

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they will fit with no problem
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:41 PM   #4
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They will fit but for on road use only. Offroad they will get into the body
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:11 PM   #5
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Yeah you will rub them offroad. I have 33's with about +1.5" on SOA and almost rub mine at full flex. I would only put them on if you are going to add maybe 1.5" of lift to it. Maybe the Rubicon SOA leafs.
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35" and Tj flares....=no problem
I run 37"x14x15" bias Iroks The flares with SOA on flat springs....no rub
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35" and Tj flares....=no problem
I run 37"x14x15" bias Iroks The flares with SOA on flat springs....no rub
I like the shock mounts
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I like the shock mounts
Which ones....front or back...?
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Which ones....front or back...?
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Thanks for the info for right now she is my dd that i play offroad in occasionally sounds like the setup will be a winner!
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Ok
Was that a serious question? I can't see either one below the axles, mine stick down as you pointed out. Can you post a pic of the mounts close up? You made me want to change mine.
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He he...I thought you could see my lazy relocation job on my top fronts....I was I.tending to change them but left them because they've workout really well....but everyone says something about them....lol
I'm not sure if you can see them in this pic
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He he...I thought you could see my lazy relocation job on my top fronts....I was I.tending to change them but left them because they've workout really well....but everyone says something about them....lol
I'm not sure if you can see them in this pic
Can't see them. Maybe you can post a better one later. If not no big deal. Those springs look like they have a little arch to them....what are they?
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K....the springs are home built super flex Dee-lee-Os....work really good and don't wrap up either...
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Case and point, stock springs soa with stock flares will rub on 35s.
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First post here guys, I just got a 95 yj jeep I've been slowly working on. Might be a stupid question but how much does an SOA conversion cost?
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Planning on doing it my self I'm looking at around 3-350 plus a lot of welding..... I think
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Planning on doing it my self I'm looking at around 3-350 plus a lot of welding..... I think
Thats how I did mine. Good luck with that. Lol

I don't see how it is possible for less than $1000 unless you cut some corners. Springs, sye, steering solution, rear driveshaft, shocks, brake lines, and traction bar. Im sure I'm forgetting something too.
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First post here guys, I just got a 95 yj jeep I've been slowly working on. Might be a stupid question but how much does an SOA conversion cost?
Mine cost around $2500
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Mine cost around $2500
I was able to do mine for right around $1500 doing all the work myself and also fabricating a couple things from scratch.
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I was able to do mine for right around $1500 doing all the work myself and also fabricating a couple things from scratch.
I did all the work myself too. My steering was over $800, and I bought all new springs.
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I usually can do one for 700ish done and out the door. But that's not counting labor.
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I usually can do one for 700ish done and out the door. But that's not counting labor.
You are talking stock springs, no SYE, and crossover steering as opposed to high steering right?
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Correct, no need for that stuff on a standard bread and butter SOA.
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Just curious, thanks guys!! Eventually I plan to have it done on my yj but it won't be for a long time!
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Correct, no need for that stuff on a standard bread and butter SOA.
On a bread and butter soa with stock springs about how much do you have to lengthen the rear drive shaft.Everyone keeps telling me I need a sye but for the type of offroading I will do I dont see the need for that.
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On a bread and butter soa with stock springs about how much do you have to lengthen the rear drive shaft.Everyone keeps telling me I need a sye but for the type of offroading I will do I dont see the need for that.
By bread and butter soa I am assuming he means basic, get the springs over the axles and jeep safely on the road soa.

Stock springs won't last you too long. If you install or fab a traction bar it will help, but they still won't last too long. Personally I suggest an sye. Not because you must have it, but because the slip is in the center and long enough to tolerate the changes if you go with slightly higher/stronger springs in the future. If you do that with a slip yoke it will change how far in or out you driveshaft rides in the TC. That can cause problems and cause you to buy a new driveshaft when you wear out the stock springs.

As far as high steer, definitely not required, but it's the best option IMO.
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As far as the stockers go, as long as they aren't rearched backwards when you start they should be fine for a long time. Below is a pic of the very first SOA I did almost 14 years ago and it still has the stock springs, no sye, and miles of colorado terrain under its belt. I had it here last weekend doing some maintenance and everything is still holding up fine. The way I build my traction setup doesnt allow for any driveshaft movement so that's never an issue. This one has had to have one rear joint put in it and that's it.



Basically its all in what you have to begin with and what your wheeling style is. Over the years I have formulated my opinion that 85 percent of people think they are alot harder on stuff than they really are. Now, Overkill, I know your hard on stuff
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Lol. Yeah I break a lot of stuff. All in the name of good times. I always advise other people thinking they do what I do with my jeep. I have to remember most people don't. I won't steer you wrong, but sometimes my recommendations may be overkill.

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