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Unread 04-13-2001, 03:28 PM   #1
SaHaRa JeePeR
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help with lifts and axles

ok, i'm interested in doing a spring over for my jeep. where is a good place to get a kit i know rub -ex has one and a couple other companies. I'm also wanting to do an axle swap for some dana 44' or ford 8.8". where should i start, i know i'm going to need a sye and a few other parts but i just wanna know if i'm headed in the right direction,

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Unread 04-14-2001, 03:17 PM   #2
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Rubicon Express is the only company I know of offering a production SOA kit. I know a lot of shops will do the SOA, but it's considered purely custom work. And it's expensive. If you do know of other companies offering SOA kits, please post about them here. I'd sure like to look over the information for future reference.

If you don't plan to do the research for a custom SOA, then I'd say going with the RE kit is probably your best bet. I haven't seen the kit myself but have seen a lot of reports from fellows that say the kit is complete and the instructions are fairly good. And I'm sure you're aware, this is a weld in kit and not a bolt on kit.
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Unread 04-14-2001, 03:22 PM   #3
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Keep in mind that you'll probably have some axle wrap issues.
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Unread 04-14-2001, 05:12 PM   #4
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umm i think superlift used to make a springover kit. yes i do know it is weld on and i do own a welder as far as axle wrap
i think i'm goning to use add a leafs to help with that some.how much is a trac bar?
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Unread 04-14-2001, 08:09 PM   #5
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By axle wrap, I meant that when under hard acceleration the springs tend to twist, sort of into an "s" shape Which in turn causes your tires to "hop" and temporariily loose traction.
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Unread 04-15-2001, 02:34 PM   #6
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Not a "trac" bar, but a "traction" bar. Believe it or not, they're different. Your YJ comes equipped with a "trac" bar front and rear. It's used to keep the axle lined up laterally underneath your Jeep. It is mounted parallel with the axle.

The "traction" bar is a carry over from drag racing. Generally (and in my case) it is a bar that is mounted perpendicular to the axle and runs from the top of the axle forward to some location on the frame or crossmember. Here's a pic or two of mine (there's one on each side):


Mine was custom. Sam's Offroad also sells a one size fits all kind of ladder bar. There have been some reports that these ladder bars are binding during articulation though. Here's a pic of Sam's:
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Unread 04-16-2001, 12:43 AM   #7
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thanks man.
how much did the kit cost?
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Unread 04-16-2001, 02:45 PM   #8
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It was a custom job. No kit is available for my setup. Mike Duncan ( http://www.fourxdoctor.com ) built it and a few others just like it. He has to have the Jeep to build it. As you can see, there are no gadgets to allow the bar to lengthen or shorten. So he has to be able to have the Jeep to cycle the suspension to determine the dimensions and location.

Sam's can be purchased at: http://www.samsoffroad.com
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Unread 04-18-2001, 10:31 AM   #9
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Osburn...your running alcan springs right??
How did you get ahold of them?
Do they have a website?

Thanks!
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Unread 04-18-2001, 01:58 PM   #10
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They have a very primitive website at: http://www.alcanspring.com/
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Unread 04-18-2001, 03:29 PM   #11
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Thanks!
I'll check em out
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