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Old 08-12-2016, 12:52 AM
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SOA Lift kit?

so i have to get the head gasket replaced before i do anything and looking for some cheap lifts i heard of a SOA kit are they brutal for daily driving or would it be to much

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Spring Over Axle (SOA) takes your Spring Under Axle (SUA) suspension and puts the springs over the axle as the name implies. It'll give you around 4" of lift, but you're going to need to do a SYE to compensate for that. I'm pretty sure youll need to fewer the spring pads on the axle housing, along with some other things. I think I heard somewhere that it will give you a better ride quality, along with better flex. It's a pretty involved deal, you might just want to look into a small (~2") lift, because they don't really need much other than new springs and shocks. If you really want a cheap lift check out body lifts, just don't go above 2" with them.

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Agree with above. SOA is really becoming an pain in the ass. I'm swapping to an 8.8 and figured I'd do SOA. You have to get the axle down to bare tubing so you can test fit new spring perches on and set the pinion angle. When you do that you DO need a SYE, if you're going to do it right. Don't be that guy that puts on an absurd amount of lift and 37s on stock gearing, axles, and driveline while taking every shortcut.

When you weld spring perches, you have a chance of burning out the bearings (mine burnt up while cutting) so you'll have to replace those. It's a lot of work, especially to put into stock axles. I'm keeping my D30 but the D35 isn't worth SOA at all.
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Old 08-12-2016, 05:13 PM   #4
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Kit for $250 plus shipping. This is just the spring perches, brake hoses, u bolts, and steering pitman arm. I'd recommend SYE, driveshaft, wheel bearings, shock mounts, and diff fluid changes, at the minimum.

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