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08-30-2011 04:33 PM
Ilikesdoughnut Came to a conclusion. Going with SOA
Gonna get all the stuff from RC and hopefully start on it before it gets cold. Thanks for all the advise. But I'll probably be back here askin more stuff later.
08-24-2011 06:19 PM
Originally Posted by Ilikesdoughnut View Post
Could I buy the rocky road soa and some stock springs use some stock springs instead of the rocky road soa ones to give me a 5.5" lift? Also, I can weld.
Short piece of advice, steer way clear of Rocky Road Outfitters. I bought their Bolt-on SOA and it was crap. I couldn't get my money back from them either. Piss poor customer service too. Good prices on stuff they don't have in-stock. I've seen wait times up to months to get things.

Back to your lift, SOA is the only way to go with a yj, unless you go coil-overs. Ibuildembig has an excellant build thread here on SOA suspension. Check it out.
08-24-2011 05:59 PM
amerdt4 How would SOA with bds 2" springs perform? Good solid ride with ample flex? I imagine that'll be 7.5to 8" of height ? Too tall?
08-23-2011 10:29 AM
TwistedWhispers I think the SUA lifts are very underestimated if it's set up right it's amazing what it can do.
08-23-2011 10:20 AM
Originally Posted by Ilikesdoughnut View Post
eh screw it, i'm stayin with SUA.
I wouldn't waste my time or money on a SUA lift.

You might as well just get a 3" body lift and throw it on.
08-23-2011 10:20 AM
NickTheRealtor I personally like BDS springs. I've had their 2" on my YJ for about 6 years. They also have springs upto 6". Made in the USA and their warranty can't be beat. Never had a problem with mine. They gave more than 2" of lift when new, but settled evenly and have not sagged.
I've had springs from Superlift and Full Traction which I returned due to poor quality.
08-23-2011 10:07 AM
Ibuildembig SOA all the way, go to rough country and they sell all the perches, shocks, brake lines and everything you need to successfully do a soa.
08-22-2011 11:28 PM
Ilikesdoughnut I found a lift kit, no clue if it's any good. Rubicon Express 4" Standard Suspension System
08-22-2011 11:24 PM
Ilikesdoughnut eh screw it, i'm stayin with SUA.
08-22-2011 10:39 PM
Ilikesdoughnut Could I buy the rocky road soa and some stock springs use some stock springs instead of the rocky road soa ones to give me a 5.5" lift? Also, I can weld.
08-22-2011 08:19 PM
Ilikesdoughnut If I do SOA I need to know everything I need to buy. I'm doin it for the 5.5
08-11-2011 05:06 AM
banks316 I'm also not a fan of bolt ons but if you can't weld then go with the rocky road soa kit. Your other options are 6in sua lift I believe skyjacker has one. Or a 4in sua lift with a 1 or 2 in body lift or fender hacking. That's your options if you want to clear 35's
08-11-2011 01:19 AM
jslayton2 Not a fan of the bolt on though, I'd find a shop nearby to just do the welding for you
08-11-2011 01:18 AM
jslayton2 Do SOA for the 5.5 and just replace the springs and shocks with OEM. Will keep you under 6" but with new suspension parts.
08-10-2011 07:55 AM
Ilikesdoughnut Actually I dont know, I want to do SOA but I dont really want to go over 6".

My last resort is going with the Rocky Road 6.5" Bolt-on SOA even though I don't really want that much of a lift I guess I can live with it. By the way, is that still safe on the road?
08-10-2011 07:07 AM
Ilikesdoughnut I dont wasnt stock suspension and I want to do soa and have under a 6" lift.
08-09-2011 10:59 PM
jslayton2 SOA with stock is at least 5.5 inch lift from where you are at now. If your suspension has a little sag from age it may be a little more. Another 4 inch suspension lift should get close to 10. You will have to get a high steer system extended shocks and replace the drive shafts. I like Rough Country but that's just me. Good warranty and quick turn around. They have a dull line of parts so you can call them and tell them what you are doing and they will tell you exactly what you need to be safe. Good luck
08-09-2011 10:43 PM
Ilikesdoughnut The 4" lift if I do soa it should get it a little under 6" lift right?
08-09-2011 06:34 PM
Ilikesdoughnut So could I just buy a 4" suspension lift, rims, tires, maybe some quick disconnect sway bars, think I need extended brake lines too (i looked at them and it probably wont reach), and I'm all set?
08-09-2011 07:04 AM
Norituck SOA is probably your best bet. Should have plenty of flex and stock ride on the road.
08-08-2011 11:55 AM
Ilikesdoughnut I want mine to be able to flex like that and still be safe on the road
08-08-2011 11:49 AM
Ilikesdoughnut So thar soa lift will be 5.5 inches?
08-06-2011 08:52 PM
banks316 Its what i would suggest. If your looking for a bolt on SOA kit check out Spring over axle lift for Jeep Wrangler, SOA not too keen on what they did with the stock perches but if ur not up to fabrication it looks like a soild kit. just need an ss sye or do a tcase drop and hope for the best.
08-06-2011 06:18 PM
Ilikesdoughnut So SOA is what you guys suggest?
08-06-2011 02:44 PM
banks316 Btw a SOA will gain 5.5 inches. First you need to know how to weld first off cause you will need to cut off the old leave pearches and weld on new ones. Second I would suggest the tera flex high steer knuckle its $400 but well work the money that way you can custom build your own cross over steering. Or Tera sells the complete kit for just over $600. You can use your stock springs but i suggest you look at rubicon express 1.5in springs there dessighed for a SOA lift. Other then a ss sye and cv shaft thats it. When i did my SOA im into it for about 1800$ thats with steering, drive line, ss sye and new front springs. I used stock YJ springs with a 2+ shackle and a pair of +2in springs in the back with stock shackle.

Steering setup

Nice flex shot
08-06-2011 02:09 PM
Ilikesdoughnut What would I need to buy for SOA?
08-05-2011 08:24 PM
Originally Posted by teamhirev View Post
I have a 4" suspension and 2" body on 33X12. Same color as yours!!!
mega jelous haha i love it
08-05-2011 08:01 PM
Ilikesdoughnut I'm confused with this SOA, SOA means spring over axel right? I have no clue what I need to buy P.S. I'm not putting the lift on by myself thank goodness, my friend which knows about this stuff is and I'm there to help and learn.
08-05-2011 06:44 PM
ramsdell_ Give ya more pictures. I vote SOA.

Here is 4.5" Suspension with 1" Body, 35x12.5 tires. Rubbed pretty good and rubbed on tight turning.

Now have SOA, 2" BDS Springs, 1" Body with same tires.

08-05-2011 01:45 PM
allen456 Nice ride, love the color, lol. I have a 4" suspension lift, no body lift. Running 32x11.5x17. Thought about bigger, but this is my DD and has enough clearance to still go most places that I trail, yet I am still getting just shy of 20mpg with the stock 4.0 5spd and dana 35 factory gears

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