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richh789 01-01-2012 06:44 PM

soa
 
Bout to do soa lift on my yj. Ordering rc perches n a drop pitman arm. I've heard you need high steer conv, I've heard you don't. I drive my jeep on road regularly. And don't want to lose driveability.

I have 31s right now, and completely stock. Should I order a track bar? I've read ibuildembigs wright up, fantastic by the way. Gonna relocate brake lines like in the right up. Any recommendations on shocks that work from another vehicle? This forum is great and thanks in advance

banks316 01-02-2012 02:15 AM

If you do a normal SOA drop pitman is fine. If you use lift springs with a soa use stock drop pitman and pick up a cross over setup like the Teraflex kit. Don't by shocks till the end, everyone's setup comes out diffetent. One your rdy for shock you need to flex both front and rear then measure the extened, and collasped length to get the right size for.your setup. After that if your on a budget you can order the size you need. Superlift mares some softride shocks that are only $45 each from 4wheelparts.

richh789 01-02-2012 09:00 AM

Thanks a million. Should rear yoke be in a straight line with driveshaft? Instructions from RC say don't change pinion angle. For the front I understand, don't want to change castor angles. I would think the rear should be pretty straight would eliminate any vibration, maybe ever so slightly down for when rear suspension is compressed.

I'm new to jeeps. Thanks for the help. is anyone can think of something else I should get before I start please let me know

billytheyj 01-02-2012 10:07 AM

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billytheyj 01-02-2012 10:11 AM

Oops ignore that craptastic picture number two... unless you can read it. The first one shows "about" the correct angle for your pinion to have for sye and cv shaft.

whY402Jay 01-02-2012 01:13 PM

SOA with 31s?

banks316 01-02-2012 02:08 PM

It's possible, a friend of mine wanted 31 or 32's but had almost no money lucky for him I have welders and, spare parts and steel. We did a soa lift on his 2.5l

richh789 01-02-2012 05:32 PM

Yes, 31S. Right now they rub the the flares pulling out of the driveway. I jacked the frame up 6 Inches to see how it looks, looked fine. Most people seem to run 33s.

whY402Jay 01-03-2012 09:18 AM

Are you going to run stock leafs? I was thinking about doing SOA but I have 3.5" BDS leafs and would need bigger tires.

banks316 01-03-2012 10:18 AM

3.5 BDS springs plus SOA would give you 9in lift, damn thats alot for a jeep

Ibuildembig 01-03-2012 10:21 AM

I had 6's on blackie about 9 years ago :D

banks316 01-03-2012 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Ibuildembig (Post 1883501)
I had 6's on blackie about 9 years ago :D

I got 1.5in RE springs with SOA and Metalcloak fenders and i clear 37's no problem. What size tires you running with that much lift?

whY402Jay 01-03-2012 10:29 AM

It would look too crazy on my Jeep, unless it was built for off-road racing.

Ibuildembig 01-03-2012 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by banks316 (Post 1883521)
I got 1.5in RE springs with SOA and Metalcloak fenders and i clear 37's no problem. What size tires you running with that much lift?

38" boggers.....this was way before anyone made any bolt on fenders which I am not a fan of anyway, but I guess they work :)

http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r...20YJ/left1.jpg

Baja1ab 01-03-2012 10:32 PM

SOA w custom Deaver springs that are nearly flat (0" lift) GenRight fenders & 35's, but I'm planning on 37's.

31's on a SOA set up will look like a scared cat!


http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee425/baja1ab/9.jpg

kboles89 01-04-2012 01:18 AM

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31's on a SOA set up will look like a scared cat!

how about soa with 4 inch springs and 33s? Lol.

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That jack is 46" tall. Btw, I'm planning on getting some 37s.

richh789 01-05-2012 06:30 PM

I think the 30s look good with that 4 inch lift n soa. Looks like you could go to full flex and not rub anything. Nothing wrong with that

cpisani89 02-21-2012 06:27 PM

im sitting on 35"s with a 1.5" re leaf soa and .5" life shackles..i think it looks perfect.

billytheyj 02-21-2012 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by cpisani89
im sitting on 35"s with a 1.5" re leaf soa and .5" life shackles..i think it looks perfect.

So the shackles add .5% more life points.

whY402Jay 02-22-2012 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Baja1ab
SOA w custom Deaver springs that are nearly flat (0" lift) GenRight fenders & 35's, but I'm planning on 37's.

31's on a SOA set up will look like a scared cat!

Your Jeep is in Jeep Shots of JP magazine!!!

whY402Jay 02-22-2012 07:44 AM

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Originally Posted by richh789
I think the 30s look good with that 4 inch lift n soa. Looks like you could go to full flex and not rub anything. Nothing wrong with that

Except your potential to roll is extremly high. With that much lift you'll need wider tires.

richh789 02-22-2012 11:49 AM

Put 1.5 spacers on. Looks OK. When they are shot, I'll get 33s. Could fit 35s but rubbing is why it was lifted in the first place. I put pics in profile


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