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04-13-2012 12:35 PM
Domgoldst i was planning on getting the rough country perches. do i need new shock mounts as well?
04-13-2012 08:40 AM
banks316 I built my perches 6in long instead of 4 in most perched are. I have no axle wrap issues.
04-13-2012 07:31 AM
Domgoldst what would i need to install to prevent that?
04-12-2012 07:47 PM
cavediverjc What do you plan on doing about axle wrap? I'd hate you to twist those OMEs into pretzels.
04-12-2012 05:42 PM
Domgoldst awesome. so I have more questions about the pinion angle but ill wait a little before i get on that subject.
so get the rough country soa kit for like 75.00$.
Old man emu 2" leafs for 77.00$ a piece. (i noticed they have medium and heavy duty)
SYE. what brand do you suggest?
What about a high steer kit? Is a drop pitman arm enough?
04-12-2012 03:41 PM
Ibuildembig its about 7.5 inches. No its not a CV and you dont need that junk with a YJ, just set your pinion axle 2-3 down from center, run a 1350 series yoke on your SYE and rearend and your ready to roll and bulletproof.
04-12-2012 03:12 PM
Originally Posted by Ibuildembig View Post
If I was to do another one on a standard YJ I would do this:

OME 2 "springs from poly performace 77.00 bucks each

Rough country SOA kit
...perches, brake lines, tb reloacting bracket, pitman arm and SYE 433.00

Driveshaft from 1 ton ford 50 bucks at junkyard and 100 to have it cut and rebalanced

Grand total 891.00 plus whatever I decided on shocks

anything over 1100 bucks is way too much IMO
I really appreciate this i am going to look into that option. So with the 2 inch springs would and the SOA would that give you 8 inches of lift? and are the 1 ton ford drive shafts cv?
04-12-2012 09:45 AM
Ibuildembig If I was to do another one on a standard YJ I would do this:

OME 2 "springs from poly performace 77.00 bucks each

Rough country SOA kit
...perches, brake lines, tb reloacting bracket, pitman arm and SYE 433.00

Driveshaft from 1 ton ford 50 bucks at junkyard and 100 to have it cut and rebalanced

Grand total 891.00 plus whatever I decided on shocks

anything over 1100 bucks is way too much IMO
04-12-2012 08:16 AM
Domgoldst Yea I was thinking about going with the Rubicon Express shock kit too. I think mine will be right at 2200 with the SYE, CV Driveshaft, and high steer kit. Maybe I can find some parts cheaper at other places than quadratec.
04-11-2012 04:15 PM
Ibuildembig I did dad's for 700 bucks including the super duty 2 joint driveshaft, but it uses stock springs
04-11-2012 04:07 PM
denisbaldwin I'm doing that rubicon express SOA kit myself. It seemed to be the most complete kit I could find and, with Bilstein 5100 shocks, I can get the whole setup for $1250 from one of the forum members (AOR). Sure, it takes some welding.. but that's fine. I'll be doing the 8.8 swap and new shackles at the same time so I'm probably in this for close to $2000 by the time I'm done.
04-11-2012 01:45 PM
banks316 I feel the same with about body lifts. I used my stock drive line, I didnt have it balanced and its causing vibration issues. My Stak 3 speed tcase will be here soon when it does ill get all new drive lines.
04-11-2012 01:08 PM
Domgoldst Thanks for all the feedback. I just did some pricing and found that they are both pretty much identical in price when you get the SYE, Cv driveshaft, High steer for the SOA lift, and shocks for the SOA lift. I know the SOA will be more work extensive and be more difficult but i feel like its the better option. What about the front drive shaft? will it need to be modified too? i am really trying to avoid body lift, my jeep has it now and i dont like it.
04-11-2012 11:36 AM
banks316 I like my SOA lift, if you include my sye and driveline. I spent $2400 ish.
04-11-2012 11:07 AM
BDK Go with a 4in lift, keep about 1in of BL and trim our fenders. That will fit the 35" just fine! $1600+shipping is a chuck of change!
04-11-2012 11:04 AM
banks316 I built my SOA lift using the RE 1.5 springs. I used the 6 pack spring front and rear, softer ride then a big SUA lift. It did cost a bit, but the better ride, clearance, and flex were well worth the added cost. I didn't go with the drop pitman I felt that would cause binding issues with the steering. I used the Teraflex knuckle and built my own heavy duty chomolly tie rod and drag link. I did use a SS SYE, with CV drive shaft cause I didn't want to drop the t case. With 1.5 SOA you can clear 36's with stock fender easy. Hit me up if you got any question.
04-11-2012 10:38 AM
Domgoldst Yea i have been looking more and more and see that there is alot that goes into a SOA conversion. I would say im pretty decent mechanically. Im still in college in engineering. I got the jeep a few years ago and went with a older one because I felt like it would be easier to work on it myself. i don't know how to weld but do have friends who would help me out in welding the perches and shock mounts. What do you think aout the skyjacker 6.5 inch lift? My jeep is lifted but ive realized the previous owner went with the cheapest way to put 35s on it. It has a lot of body lift and is stiff as ever. i still have a dana 35 in the back which i plan on upgrading early summer.

Skyjacker Rock Ready® 6" Monolinear Lift Kit with Hydro Shocks for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ with Manual Steering - Quadratec

This is the SOA lift

Rubicon Express 7" Spring Over Conversion Suspension System for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ - Quadratec
04-11-2012 10:24 AM
BDK SOA kits are kinda a waste of time. Look up a SOA write up on here or and gather a list that way. A SOA lift looks like cheap way to lift your Heep up but it is not. A properly done SOA (SAFE) will cost you more than a SUA kit.

What is your level of mechanical ability?
04-11-2012 10:07 AM
Rubicon Express SOA kit

Im really considering getting this kit for my jeep. It comes with 1.5 inch RE springs. It also comes with a drop pitman arm and extended brake lines. I am trying to get a parts list together to see how much I am going to be spending to do this lift. i plan on buying their shock kit with the lift. Will I need a SYE and new driveshaft? Or would a TC drop be fine. Also does the drop pitman take the place of a high steer kit. I plan on getting that at some point but is it crucial at the moment. What other parts will i need to complete this lift. Also if anyone has this kit it would be awesome to hear how it worked for them.

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