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post #1 of 117 Old 03-13-2014, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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leaf over kit?

Hey y'all I was just curious as to what y'all think about the Leaf Over Kit. So you can put the leaf springs going over the axle instead of going under. I was told that it makes it ride much nicer on road. And it gives you more lift. Are both of those things true? Can it really make the ride Mich nicer for on road and will it really give you more lift?

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post #2 of 117 Old 03-13-2014, 10:04 AM
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Well gol darn. Now thar`s a good idear.

I`m out.
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post #3 of 117 Old 03-13-2014, 10:09 AM
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take a look at your front steering, now picture those springs on top..... Thats the biggest issue you will have
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post #4 of 117 Old 03-13-2014, 10:11 AM
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It's a common mod, there's some acronym for it. Tube Inverse Transfer Setup, or something like that.
Sometimes, you don't even need a kit. I'm going to go search the acronym and see if that's right.
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post #5 of 117 Old 03-13-2014, 10:27 AM
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post #6 of 117 Old 03-13-2014, 10:51 AM
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Leaf it alone.

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post #7 of 117 Old 03-13-2014, 11:20 AM
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It's a common mod, there's some acronym for it. Tube Inverse Transfer Setup, or something like that.
Sometimes, you don't even need a kit. I'm going to go search the acronym and see if that's right.
Anther good topic is CanUNotTouchit.

Try that search term and see what comes up !!
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post #8 of 117 Old 03-13-2014, 11:26 AM
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Anther good topic is CanUNotTouchit. Try that search term and see what comes up !!
I will search it right meow.

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post #9 of 117 Old 03-13-2014, 11:33 AM
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Its called Spring Over Axle or SOA. It in itself doesnt change ride quality however comparing it to other ways to lift a Jeep YJ it gives a better ride. As far as steering goes under normal driving (not extreme flexing) modifications to the tie rods and steering knuckles arent needed. The op asked a legit question all that abuse wasnt needed.

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post #10 of 117 Old 03-13-2014, 12:12 PM
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We told him to stay away .now you let out those three little letters SOA. Dont you know " the owl is not what it seems.." loa < soa. loa=sos

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post #11 of 117 Old 03-13-2014, 12:20 PM
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Its called Spring Over Axle or SOA. It in itself doesnt change ride quality however comparing it to other ways to lift a Jeep YJ it gives a better ride. As far as steering goes under normal driving (not extreme flexing) modifications to the tie rods and steering knuckles arent needed. The op asked a legit question all that abuse wasnt needed.
the steering only has to be modified if you want to be safe driving it.

Do everything with a positive attitude, it won't always work but you'll piss enough people off to make it worthwhile.

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post #12 of 117 Old 03-13-2014, 12:23 PM
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the steering only has to be modified if you want to be safe driving it.
WRONG
If the conversion is done paying attention to caster angles and the front end is aligned properly they will drive perfectly safe. Mine Does

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post #13 of 117 Old 03-13-2014, 12:24 PM
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You can flip your rear axle over using the factory perches and an added bonus making it a high pinion 35.
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post #14 of 117 Old 03-13-2014, 12:29 PM
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This is getting interesting.....


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post #15 of 117 Old 03-13-2014, 12:33 PM
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Its called Spring Over Axle or SOA. It in itself doesnt change ride quality however comparing it to other ways to lift a Jeep YJ it gives a better ride. As far as steering goes under normal driving (not extreme flexing) modifications to the tie rods and steering knuckles arent needed. The op asked a legit question all that abuse wasnt needed.
You obviously haven't done a SOA or ridden in one. The ride quality with stock springs SOA is much better than any SUA setup I have seen or ridden in. Also you get much more flex out of a SOA setup. The OP did ask a legit question... That has been asked a thousand times before. If he would have done a search before posting he would have found his answer.

The steering needs to be redone, you will need an SYE, longer brake lines, longer shocks, a better rear axle (assuming you have the d35) if you plan on running bigger tires than 32s, at least a new rear cv shaft, and you will need to address axle wrap.

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