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Old 06-22-2015, 10:46 PM
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SOA or a good lift?

Hey guys. Im looking to replace the suspension on my wifes yj. We got it with a 3in body lift and the suspension on there is super flat. We want something around 4/5in high and i was going to get a 4"in suspension lift and replace the body lift with a 1in. We have a town jeeper telling us to do a SOA conversion and get a 1.5in rubicon lift.
Which do you prefer and why? Any input would be awesome.

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Old 06-23-2015, 03:14 AM   #2
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It all depends on how much money you're willing to put into SOA to do it the right way. You'll be looking at high steer, antiwrap bar for the rear, SYE and new driveshaft, and extended brake lines and shocks. And the 1.5" springs SOA will put you around 7" of lift instead of the 4 or 5 you wanted.

A bolt on spring under kit will be cheaper and easier. I'd recommend the BDS 5" kit if you want to go this way. I loved mine.

92 YJ, 4.0, D44/60, 5" BDS springs rear, SOA front, 1" booms, 1" BL, 35x12.50x15 MTZ's, 4.10 gears. It's never done though.
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Old 06-23-2015, 03:32 PM   #3
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I agree with YJ fan but I think you should start with how your wife plans to use the jeep and what size tire she wants to run. Is it a daily driver, will she be taking it off road or mudding?
A kit would be bolt on but you can save money(and get only what you need) piecing everything together.
Soa starts out expensive but the price goes down depending on what welding and fab skills you have. Or, if you know someone that will do it free
There are several ways to lift a yj so post up what is important to your wife as far as tire size and what she wants it to do best.
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