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Unread 03-19-2015, 05:56 PM   #1
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soa lift

Do I need to do anything to my driveshaft to do a spring over I am adding in a 8.8 and realized I should put in a lift while I'm add it

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Unread 03-19-2015, 07:12 PM   #2
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I'm talking about front drive shaft
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Unread 03-19-2015, 07:19 PM   #3
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This should be fun.
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Unread 03-19-2015, 07:26 PM   #4
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Hooo boy!

Short answer: yes.

Real answer: just about every part of your suspension, axles & steering need to be modified to make a SOA lift work properly & be safe on the road. This is assuming you are trying to run 35" or larger tires.

You should probably read up extensively as to what's involved before you start randomly buying parts or turning wrenches.
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Unread 03-19-2015, 07:34 PM   #5
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I've read that you don't need something in front driveshaft but I have everything covered for the rear and steering I'm just probably do 33's
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Unread 03-19-2015, 08:07 PM   #6
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I've read that you don't need something in front driveshaft but I have everything covered for the rear and steering I'm just probably do 33's
Need is a very subjective word. But the front driveshaft will need addressing somehow.
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Unread 03-19-2015, 08:14 PM   #7
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What should I do to it then so it will work
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Unread 03-19-2015, 08:16 PM   #8
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Front driveshaft should be good.
You will however need a SYE and CV driveshaft for the rear.
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Unread 03-19-2015, 08:27 PM   #9
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I'm buying that tomorrow and I bought a pitman arm drop
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Unread 03-19-2015, 08:48 PM   #10
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I would go with a TJ front driveshaft and transfer case yoke. That's just me though.
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Unread 03-20-2015, 04:27 AM   #11
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You probably want to measure the yoke centers when you're done. Then give that information to a driveline shop. I got mine from Tom Wood. I'm about finished with my front spring over so I will need a lengthened driveshaft up front.
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Unread 03-20-2015, 12:34 PM   #12
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On a mild and functional SOA the stock driveshaft should be ok. Best to focus on more important elements and then revisit the front shaft issue if needed.
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Unread 03-20-2015, 12:45 PM   #13
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How are you going to do the steering... I hope the hell not like this.

or this...




it should look like this..

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Unread 03-20-2015, 02:38 PM   #14
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I like the reinforced 'Z' drag link. F for effort.
Why do people put so much time into doing things wrong. It's like they want to go out of their way and spend more, just to do it wrong. Blah. I don't get people.
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Unread 03-20-2015, 03:02 PM   #15
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it should look like this..

Is that a spacer under the heim on the drag link?
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