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post #1 of 26 Old 08-26-2014, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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SOA Question.

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I have a new to me 91
It is sprung over on stock springs unknown shocks, jks trac bar, jks removable sway bar.
She rides great. No wandering.
I still have my 89 which sits on OME 2.5 lift spring's & shocks, which have about 2k miles on them.

Question,
If I install OME setup on SOA, will it ruin my ride?
What would I have to do to keep same ride?


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post #2 of 26 Old 08-26-2014, 07:17 AM
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It'll change your steering angles and your rear driveline angle. It might also cause you to need new shocks and longer brake lines.
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post #3 of 26 Old 08-26-2014, 08:44 AM
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SOA on 2.5" springs is way unnecessary, especially with your 33's. I'm on 1.5" RE springs and 35's and wouldn't mind it a bit lower. I also doubt the sway and track bars are having a huge effect. I have neither and it's very stable at any speed, even on the interstate.

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post #4 of 26 Old 08-26-2014, 09:54 AM
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Hola,
I have a new to me 91
It is sprung over on stock springs unknown shocks, jks trac bar, jks removable sway bar.
She rides great. No wandering.
I still have my 89 which sits on OME 2.5 lift spring's & shocks, which have about 2k miles on them.

Question,
If I install OME setup on SOA, will it ruin my ride?
What would I have to do to keep same ride?
If it "rides great...no wandering", then why do you want to mess with it???

If it aint broke, don't fix it
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post #5 of 26 Old 08-26-2014, 12:15 PM
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My question is about high steer system for a soa jeep. Is it nessecary or would just installing a drop pitman arm do just as good?

I have a soa using the stock springs. What would be a good set to replace them with. As well as, do you use the stock shackles or do you replace them with same length or longer ones?

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post #6 of 26 Old 08-26-2014, 01:55 PM
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My question is about high steer system for a soa jeep. Is it necessary or would just installing a drop pitman arm do just as good?
The goal is to get the drag link close to parallel to the ground. No relatively tall Jeep can do that with the drag link attached to the tie rod. You can't lower the pitman enough on an SOA Jeep to even get close. The only clean way is to raise the right end of the drag link on the knuckle.

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post #7 of 26 Old 08-27-2014, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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I think I will leave well enough alone..
I guess I will have a fairly new OME set up for sale...

Thanks For The Input fellas!

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post #8 of 26 Old 07-27-2016, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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My stock YJ springs have gone negative on me...
I think it's time to install those 2.5" lift OME's I have, also thinking about selling them and purchasing some good no lift or 1" lift springs..

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post #9 of 26 Old 07-27-2016, 05:40 PM
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If you're staying with the stock HPD30 front axle & use the OME leafs - you're going to want to address the steering system since the stock TRE's will bind horribly. One of the many either crossover steering kits, true high steer kit, or swap to a different passenger side steering knuckle will be the most typical approaches to deal with steering issues/bump steer. Not to mention getting the ackerman angle dialed-in/correct.

If you were closer to me I could fabricate either a crossover steering system, or high steer steering solution for you. I have been known to fabricate steering systems/solutions from scratch.
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post #10 of 26 Old 07-27-2016, 06:37 PM
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I remember a guy a while back had SOA and was using OME springs.
I think he was from Canada.

MAD flex he had. I remember drooling over his pics.

(I don't know much about SOA by the way)
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That was @giggityjeeper Not sure where he went...
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I had a SOA on stock springs that went negative arch on me , so I bought 2.5 lift springs and installed them.
First of all it made entry and exit a bit more difficult for my 60+ year old body. But I can live with that.
But what was really a problem was bump steer which I didn't have before so about $650 later I installed a Rocky Road steering kit which cured the problems. I could have probably saved myself some money by buying new stock springs but thought I was saving money by purchasing cheaper lift springs.
A wise man once said for each and every action there is an equal opposing reaction , I should have listened to him. All that being said I am real happy with the final result albeit a bit more expensive.
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I had a SOA on stock springs that went negative arch on me , so I bought 2.5 lift springs and installed them.
First of all it made entry and exit a bit more difficult for my 60+ year old body. But I can live with that.
But what was really a problem was bump steer which I didn't have before so about $650 later I installed a Rocky Road steering kit which cured the problems. I could have probably saved myself some money by buying new stock springs but thought I was saving money by purchasing cheaper lift springs.
A wise man once said for each and every action there is an equal opposing reaction , I should have listened to him. All that being said I am real happy with the final result albeit a bit more expensive.

Just looked up Rocky Road, about 550 for the whole kit. You get stabilizer kit?
Yeah, I'm 50 and getting in is a chore....

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Yeah, I'm 50 and getting in is a chore....
Don't start that age crap, kid!
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Just looked up Rocky Road, about 550 for the whole kit. You get stabilizer kit?
Yeah, I'm 50 and getting in is a chore....
Yea I got the steering stabilizer too , you cant use the stock one with that kit. By the time it all added up with shipping it totaled $651.00. The kit took some drilling and tapping to install but it wasn't too bad. But now it drives like a stock YJ. I am only 62 but don't have any cartilage left in my knees so the climb takes a bit of effort.

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