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Old 06-17-2015, 01:55 AM
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Soa with 2.5 rubicon express

He got a '93 currently with the 2.5in rubicon express lift set up. That all comes with the 1inch t case drop, new military style eyelet wrapped springs, brake line extensions front and rear(these are damn long), shocks, and sway bar disconnects which I've disconnected and don't use anyway. My yj sits on 33x12.50s and there's some rubbing when I stuff those puppies out on the trail. I'm wondering if I just go with throwing the axle under the springs, get some spring perches from a shop in town, add a cv shaft and sye, should I be good? Oh it already has shims on the rear to help with pinion angle but I can always get bigger shims if need be. How much lift at that point would I expect to see total? I've removed the track bars also (drives fine everyday to work, besides the suckers are bolted to the frame via the springs). Anyone already running a similar set up and run into issues with steering joint angles or what not? Thanks.

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Old 06-24-2015, 12:29 AM   #2
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Here's mine 2.5" ome springs. 6" drop pitman arm.37"x14" iroks. If your welding on new perches why not just point your pinion up before welding instead of using wedges? Have my pinion set at 18 degrees. Hope that helps
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Old 06-24-2015, 12:51 PM   #3
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I am thinking adding another 5 1/2" of lift to your Jeep to deal with a little rubbing is a bit excessive. I would look in to a 1" shackle lift or a 1" body lift, better yet just get out the sawzall and grinder (I know...also excessive...but works well). SOA is not as simple as welding on new perches and is far from inexpensive when done correctly. Check out the sticky on SOA for a lot of good information.
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:35 PM
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Would I have to worry about pinion angle or getting the sye and cv shaft if I only added another inch with some shackles? Lol I didn't realize soa would add so much
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