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Old 05-20-2013, 12:12 PM   #1
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YJ SOA on 3.5 suspension lift... need some help!

So I'm looking at running an SOA on my YJ that has a 3.5 Superlift SUA currently on it. I have a Ford 9 inch in the rear and a Dana 44 in the front off a full size 78 F-100. I want to run 35's but the main reason for doing this setup is to get max flex.

My questions are...

How high am I going to sit? I've heard 10 inches total and 10 inches on top of the height I'm at now, I'm at 24 inches from ground to the bottom the tub right now. I'm going to pull a leaf to hopefully get some sag and a little bit more flex.

Would 35's look too small or would they look alright?

I already have the material necessary to fab an anti wrap bar, SYE, Drive shafts, ect. so now all I have to do is flip the perches and and rig it all up.

If anyone has done this sort of setup and has pics please let me know I would like to see what I am potentially getting myself into.


24 inches

How it looks now with 33's

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Old 05-20-2013, 12:17 PM   #2

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going SOA is going to give you 5-6 inches more lift over what you have now. so with those 3.5" springs, you are looking at close to 10 inches of total lift.

these are some examples of other members jeeps with roughly 9-10 inches of lift on 35" tires(can be found in the lift review thread at the top of the page)...

some people like the tall look, others dont.
personally, i think 10 inches is a bit much...

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Old 05-20-2013, 12:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for the images, the info and the measurements. I just looked at mine and did some measurements of my own and I think it will be doable. It will barely fit in my garage though haha
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I have 10" of lift between the body lift and the SOA. I'm on 36s. This is what mine looks like:
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1991 YJ 99 Vortec 5.7L, SM465, NP205, 14 Bolt Rear, Dana 60 Front, 5.13 Gears, Detroit Lockers, 395/85R20 46" Michelin XML tires on 20" XD Wheels, Cherokee Offset Springs (10" front to back stretch total), Bilstein 5150s, 1in. BL, custom cage, Warn M8000, Double D Dash/OHC, 4Low Front Stinger Bumper, DirtWorx Rear Bumper WTC, Tube Fenders, Comp Cut, 1 Ton HD Kingpin High Steering and PAID FOR.
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3.5 , 35s , soa , sua

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