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post #1 of 45 Old 05-31-2011, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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SOA lift

Hey so I'm thinking of starting a spring over axle lift in my 1992 jeep wrangler but how will this affect the performance of my jeep other than making it more prone to rollovers?

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post #2 of 45 Old 06-01-2011, 01:39 AM
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Drive somebody elses who did one "right" then you'll have an idea.

Hows somebody suppose to know - without knowing all the parts you intend to use?

You need to make a list and post it - of every single part you are planning on using while the swap is done. This will give us an idea where potential corners might be cut & then some of the more savvy folks will be able to give you sage feedback on where improvements could be made to eliminate screw-ups or poor quality parts.
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post #3 of 45 Old 06-01-2011, 07:48 AM
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Soa gives you 5.5 inch lift on its own. Where you planning to add more lift on top of that?
What do you intend on doing with it Rock climb, trail riding, mud runs??? Soa prob not ideal for rock climbing, maybe ok for moderate trail riding.
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post #4 of 45 Old 06-01-2011, 07:59 AM
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Soa gives you 5.5 inch lift on its own. Where you planning to add more lift on top of that?
What do you intend on doing with it Rock climb, trail riding, mud runs??? Soa prob not ideal for rock climbing, maybe ok for moderate trail riding.
I have to disagree. I avoid mud runs as much as possible and did my SOA with the intention of rocks and trail riding. The flex is a huge advantage and extremely helpful in the rocks. With the amount of flex that a correctly done SOA will give, it will perform better than an SUA lift.


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If it has tracks, tires or tits, its gonna cause a problem.

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post #5 of 45 Old 06-01-2011, 08:20 AM
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Nice build notmyj. But i based all that assuming he would keep dana 30/35 running gear and possible 35inch tires. To each there own.

88 yj soa 10.5 of lift ,2"bl, dana 44, 4.56 gears
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Well i mostly do trails and mud and some rock climbing but I want to bring it to the mud bogs someday. Would SOA be the best way of lifting for that?
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post #7 of 45 Old 06-01-2011, 06:27 PM
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I say GO FOR IT! Read my profile, I have soa and wouldn't have it any other way. Just my preference.


What size tire do ultimately want?
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post #8 of 45 Old 06-01-2011, 07:01 PM
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I am currently in the middle of a SOA build and all I can say is do ALOT of research and if done right it will be pricey. I am doing it on a budget and do alot of trading for the parts needed and still expect to spend around $1000 on it.

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I am currently in the middle of a SOA build and all I can say is do ALOT of research and if done right it will be pricey. I am doing it on a budget and do alot of trading for the parts needed and still expect to spend around $1000 on it.
Well said saber..
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Well in the end I want 40's on it because it won't be my primary vehicle. I think I would need more of a lift though. What do you think?
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Yeah u'll def need more lift for 40s.
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Do you have any websites or anything that I can look at to do some research?
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Do you have any websites or anything that I can look at to do some research?
www.jeepsonly.com/How_Tos/Suspension

http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/techart..._jeep_yj_sprin
g_over_axles_conversion/index.html

http://www.jeeptech.com/convaxle/fordeb/soa.html

http://www.links4jeeps.com/forum/index.php?topic=9425.0

Rhese are some of the BEST parts you can find for the build also

Wfoconcepts.com

Rubicon express lifts

Tom woods shafts

Slip yoke eliminator kit
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post #14 of 45 Old 06-02-2011, 08:04 PM
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you can do an SOA on stock springs with another inch or two of lift if you cut the tub, one of my friends back in AZ has a CJ7 with 39s and SOA stock springs without much more lift than that i think

you're gonna need to do a lot of cutting though...














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Well in the end I want 40's on it because it won't be my primary vehicle. I think I would need more of a lift though. What do you think?
You need to look at a lot more than just SOA, as in axles etc....

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Yeah u'll def need more lift for 40s.
Not necessarily.

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