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Unread 05-28-2001, 07:40 PM   #1
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SOA issue

I finished the SOA on the front of my jeep and have run into one problem. The flex is limited by the shock hitting the knuckle under compression. I was considering relocating the botton mount to the sway bar connection point. However, I'm worried that the angle will diminish the usefullness of the shock. Also, I'm not worried about up travel so that is not a concern as far as moving the mount up. Thanks.

BTW, other than this, the SOA is awsome!!

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Unread 05-29-2001, 12:25 AM   #2
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Rayray,

I'd relocate your lower shock mounts inboard some...They hang too low anyway and just get hung up on rocks. I had to as well for the same reason. I knew this going into the SOA though because I was having the same collision problems on my YJ when it was still SUA. I've seen the problem on a few other YJ's as well.

You won't notice any ride difference really. We're only talking an inch or two. You can check out how I did mine on one of the two SOA reports on my site...
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Unread 05-29-2001, 04:46 PM   #3
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Al,
Thanks for the info. I looked around your site, impressive dude.
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Unread 05-29-2001, 06:56 PM   #4
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No problem...and thanks!

By the way, when I said I had the same "collision" problems while SUA I wasn't talking about shock mounts and rocks...I was talking about shocks and knuckles (calipers). I've seen it on a number of Jeeps... Mine in particular was with the caliper, and on upward flex and an outward turn, the caliper would smash into the shock. Ironically, this caused the symptom of the brakes dying (pedal to the floor.) Not a nice feeling when you're on an incline!

Anyway, just wanted to clarify.
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Unread 05-30-2001, 01:35 AM   #5
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Welp, I never had the problem before, but then again, articulation was a figmant of imagination too . You are correct, on up travel, the shock is connecting with the upper portion of the knuckle (just below the zert). I will say one thing, I'm having to relearn how to drive my rig. Now with the soa, srs, and revolvers, it's a hole new ball game. In either case it's fun
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Unread 05-31-2001, 06:12 AM   #6
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I am considering a SOA conversion also.
is this much harder than a standard spring replacement lift? How many inches will I get from this lift?
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Unread 05-31-2001, 06:32 AM   #7
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I just checked out your web site. No a SOA is not for me. Too much work Too much lift.
Think I'll go with a 3 inch spring replacement lift.
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