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Old 05-02-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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Question New mod..Good idea or bad idea?

So my friend was looking around underneath my jeep the other day and suggested that i take the leaf springs off and switch them so that their on top of the axles instead of underneath them,so as to get a few inches of lift very cheaply, i was just wondering about what problems this might cause or if anyone done it, thanks for all answers in advance.

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Old 05-02-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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It is called a Spring Over Axle, otherwise known as doing a SOA. Check your state laws on height regulations. Many run this but it is not cheap to do it right. Lots of threads on here about it :-)

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Do it!! It will be easier than you think. The only big money ur talkin is the rear driveshaft if you can weld and have a little common sense. SYE is about the only good way to do it.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:37 PM   #4
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SYE? I need things in idiot terms here xD
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lol Slip yoke eliminator kit. The extra lift will put your rear driveshaft at a bad angle. You will be changing to a slip yoke eliminator kit and a CV rear driveshaft. We are not speaking alien, honest :-)

Go a few pages into this forum and find this heading----- 95 YJ SOA step by step
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:54 PM   #6
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Well there is more to in than just moving the springs to the top of the axle. There is a threa by ibuildembig on here about a SOA step by step.. that would be a good place to start..
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/95-y...tep-77184.html
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awhile ago i prices out doing a soa and by the time i was doing buying a little pieces i was like $150 away from a 4" rough coutry kit with everything and my price didnt even include a sye kit so if i were u i would just buy the rc kit cost a little more but better in the end..
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i think soa is the way to go. especially if your ever planning on putting better axles in. it might not be a whole lot cheaper but i like it better. im collecting parts for my spring over now. ive heard good things about the rc kit though.
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:29 AM   #9
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I just ordered All the parts for mine from 4wheel parts.... total bill $1456.79..
this includes everything .. SYE(slip yoke eliminator), CV shaft, new Spring Perches, teraflex High Steer kit,Reverse shackle kit, and i got a hook upp 4 an axle swap to a ford 8.8 for an extra $300.00... thats only parts tho.. im "planning" to do all the labor myself>

so its not any cheaper than a RC4" but you'll be WAY more capable OFF road
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awhile ago i prices out doing a soa and by the time i was doing buying a little pieces i was like $150 away from a 4" rough coutry kit with everything and my price didnt even include a sye kit so if i were u i would just buy the rc kit cost a little more but better in the end..

Yeah, try to follow a SOA rig and see how often you get hung up on stuff
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:47 PM   #11
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this isn't for offroading just a potential way to get lift, I was just looking for a list of what all has to be done/changed if i did do this, it doesn't need to be perfect just a good balance of affordable and done correctly, its being done on a budget.
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New spring perches.
Slip Yoke Eliminator.
Longer brake lines in front, maybe rear.
New rear drive line.
Dropped pitman arm.
New shocks.
Those parts should make it driveable and safe, but you are also looking at at least $700 in parts, closer to $1000. You might be able to drop the t-case to help with the driveshaft angle, but I would not recommend it.
Edit: This is assuming that you have or have access to a good welder, and the fabrication skills to make this a safe swap. Please don't kill yourself or others cause you wanna look cool.
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No need for a SYE boys....look at my step by step thread

I did the entire job including the rear shaft for 800 bucks

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