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post #1 of 19 Old 07-21-2010, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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Poor mans lift question???

Wanting a small lift to accomodate 31's. My stock leafs are currently under the axle. Has anyone ever just relocated them to the top of the axle for a slight height increase? pro's cons of doing so? thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 19 Old 07-21-2010, 11:59 AM
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SOA isn't a slight lift or cheap....as far as I know.
I'm pretty sure the cheapest lift would be new shackles.
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post #3 of 19 Old 07-21-2010, 12:00 PM
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It's a common thing to do...

SOA Conversion

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post #4 of 19 Old 07-21-2010, 12:02 PM
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It's called a SOA (spring over axel) and it's waaay more than you want fro 31's and it's not cheap. It will clear 35's without a sweat though. It's about 5.5" of lift.

Now if you want a cheap lift just to clear some 31's I'd go with some homemade shackles. Just get some steel, cut to length and drill some holes for the shackle bolts.

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post #5 of 19 Old 07-21-2010, 12:03 PM
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doing it right now.....


not fun, not easy, NOT CHEAP.... to do it semi right anyhow.. I am even cutting some corners for the time being like no highsteer and using a pitman arm, but other things you WILL have to get...

I would just buy some new 2-4 inch lift springs, baring in mind a 4 will require a Tcase drop or pitman arm and probably slip yoke Elimator

take a look at the last couple pages here, or anywhere ther are tons of threads on a SOA anywhere on the net or here..

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...-jeep-1050879/

Started with some rust repairs ended in a SOA...

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...-jeep-1050879/

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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/f...grade-1054753/

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post #6 of 19 Old 07-21-2010, 12:04 PM
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If you just want to clear 31's, just put on a set of TJ flares and trim the tub in the rear. Back the steering stops out to stop tire rub and you are set, no need to spend many 100's of bucks lifting and such.

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If all you want to do is clear 31s then TJ flares or remove your flares completely.

For a budget lift go with bastard packs, I am adding S-10 Blazer leafs to my YJ on all four corners, total cost will be less than $150 and should get me up to about 3" of lift.

Tube fenders front and lots of trimming in the back will get me to 35s, although the 35s will have to wait until I find an 8.8.
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post #8 of 19 Old 07-21-2010, 12:56 PM
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31s, get shackles. You could also trim your fenders a bit if you're sagging.
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This is the first place everyone should look before posting...... also the search function is your friend.

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This is the first place everyone should look before posting...... also the search function is your friend.

=====YJ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Write Ups, Find your answers here=====
Geez, the posting police have nothing better to do.....

Anyways, thanks for all the feedback. I was just tossing that idea around, At first glance without really diving in too deep, I figured I'd only be gaining the thickness of the axle tube. I see now it would be alot more than that.
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Geez, the posting police have nothing better to do.....

Anyways, thanks for all the feedback. I was just tossing that idea around, At first glance without really diving in too deep, I figured I'd only be gaining the thickness of the axle tube. I see now it would be alot more than that.
sorry for posting a link that would have answered your questions

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post #12 of 19 Old 07-21-2010, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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sorry for posting a link that would have answered your questions
Sorry for being a lil on edge, it's just get frustrating..... Everytime somebody asks a simple question, someone else tells them they should search the forums or comb thru all the frequently asked questions, then, and only then can they ask a question..........

We're all here because we love these vehicles. I come here because there is always someone else thats been there and done that. Until I asked this question I had no idea what the hell "SOA" even stood for... Sometimes we newbys do search, but want something extra or a newer answer than whats presented in a post from 2006.....
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Sorry for being a lil on edge, it's just get frustrating..... Everytime somebody asks a simple question, someone else tells them they should search the forums or comb thru all the frequently asked questions, then, and only then can they ask a question..........

We're all here because we love these vehicles. I come here because there is always someone else thats been there and done that. Until I asked this question I had no idea what the hell "SOA" even stood for... Sometimes we newbys do search, but want something extra or a newer answer than whats presented in a post from 2006.....
Its fine. nobody will fault you for it
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For a budget lift go with bastard packs, I am adding S-10 Blazer leafs to my YJ on all four corners, total cost will be less than $150 and should get me up to about 3" of lift.

If you do this then you will actually lower your YJ...

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post #15 of 19 Old 07-21-2010, 09:15 PM
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Sorry for being a lil on edge, it's just get frustrating..... Everytime somebody asks a simple question, someone else tells them they should search the forums or comb thru all the frequently asked questions, then, and only then can they ask a question..........

We're all here because we love these vehicles. I come here because there is always someone else thats been there and done that. Until I asked this question I had no idea what the hell "SOA" even stood for... Sometimes we newbys do search, but want something extra or a newer answer than whats presented in a post from 2006.....
If you would have clicked the FAQ link and scrolled down to the suspension section, You have had the answer to what it is and how it's done. Also you would have learned the term SOA. I don't care what year the thread is from it would have answered your question

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