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Old 02-21-2012, 02:06 PM   #1
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up gradeing suspention on yj

wont to upgrade suspention,by 4" inch do i need to change my leaf springs from standard leaf springs ?. and could enyone recomend good shocks and the likes thanks. ian

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Old 02-21-2012, 03:14 PM   #2
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so are you doing an SOA or buying a 4in kit?

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Old 02-21-2012, 04:14 PM   #3
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You can pick up a leaf spring lift, with shocke off E-bay for under $500. add tires and your up to $1300. ish
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:33 PM   #4
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hi i live in the u.k you will haveto inlighten me with the term SOA. ian
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:37 PM   #5
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thanks for reply will probly get all bits of ebey but got to get all parts shiped to the u.k. ian
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:38 PM   #6
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Soa means spring over axle which will give u a lot more flex. If ur springs are worn down you might wanna replace them before doing the soa swap
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:50 PM   #7
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yes no wot you mean now, was wondering does that not weeken your suspention. and how much lift would that give me .
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:57 PM   #8
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4in with good springs
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:58 PM   #9
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Soa will give u 5" - 5 1/2" with the stock springs. If your stock springs are really worn out and u change the springs too it will be more like 6" -6 1/2"
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:31 PM   #10
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4in with good springs
if i do an soa do i have to alter enything when i change shocks.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:29 PM   #11
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Well what condition is ur sus. In?

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