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Unread 11-12-2001, 09:00 AM   #1
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SOA conversion

I have a 4" suspension lift and a 3" body. I have 35's but rub alittle when flexed. Im going to put on TJ flares but i also want to do a SOA conv. do u think this will put my center of gravity to high and how much more lift can i expect from the conv. ? -thanx-

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Unread 11-12-2001, 04:52 PM   #2
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If you are planning on staying with the stock axles and staying with 35" tires, I would say remove the body lift and do the spring over.

Bushwacker has an awesome new cutout fender flare which looks like you could run 33" tires on stock suspension .. with the 4" suspension lift, you could remove the body lift and cutout the fenders .. and still fit your 35" tires ..

Lots of options .. which way would you like to go?

Now .. if you are looking for bigger than 35" tires, I would say cut out the fenders, do the spring over and change your axles to Dana 44's or Dana 60's .. and then run 38" to 40" tires!
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Unread 11-12-2001, 06:15 PM   #3
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Got a link on these new flares?
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Unread 11-12-2001, 08:25 PM   #4
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Hey, just working off of what NaeKid said about those Bushwacker fender flares...does anyone know if you can really fit 33's underneath of those with no lift. Obviously you would want some more lift, but will they fit without rubbing to death. I am looking for something I can do myself to gain some clearance and I have seen these fender flares and I think they really set a Jeep off. I wouldn't hesitate to get some if they would allow 33's.
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Unread 11-13-2001, 02:50 PM   #5
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First, how often do you see the trails? If you plan on staying with 35s for a while, I'd start looking into an axle swap for the rear before you SOA. The D35 is gonna cause you problems before the lack of SOA will.

If you want to keep your axles stock but still SOA and stick with 35" tires. Find some stock springs and throw an extra leaf in them of use an add-a-leaf. With 4" springs you'll have WAY to just lift for 35s.

If you do decide to SOA with the 4"ers, plan on an SYE if you haven't done that already and some good custom driveshafts because your going to have some extreme driveline angles. You could run 38.5s but then you'll need to swap your front and rear axles for sure if you ever take it off the pavement
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