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post #1 of 6 Old 03-10-2014, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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i am planning on doing SOA this year and im getting everything planned right now. i want to run a leaf spring with between 0 and 1.5 inches of lift. iv heard horror storied about stock leafs breaking with SOA setups. any recommendations or experiences that you guys can share with me? thanks

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-10-2014, 07:40 PM
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HA! I was on Long Island, NY all this weekend. I could have shared countless firsthand experiences with you concerning this topic.

Anyway, depending on how its set-up & what terrain its going to be subjected to most frequently, leaf choice should/is certainly a consideration. The lighter it is & the lighter the axles & smaller the tires, you can get away from running "lighter" equipment & less lift.

On the other hand, if its going to be running 1 ton axles, heavy aftermarket add-ons or heavy homebrew modifications & BIG tires, DEEP gearing and aggressively driven in BIG rocks, I would consider a leaf designed to carry more weight and built to handle tough stuff. Otherwise, it'll be a piece of junk & suffer from fatigued suspension issues early.
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ahh man where at on long idland? im going to be running my current 8.8 and d30 setup with 410s. wont be going larger than 35s and for the most part the wheeling that i do is on the rocks... so the springs are going to get a workout.
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-10-2014, 11:16 PM
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If you aren't going with a stretch, the rubicon express 1.5" springs have a good reputation for longevity and the warranty will hold up to any thing you'll throw at it. I doubt you'll use it though.

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-17-2014, 05:51 PM
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ahh man where at on long idland? im going to be running my current 8.8 and d30 setup with 410s. wont be going larger than 35s and for the most part the wheeling that i do is on the rocks... so the springs are going to get a workout.
I was mainly in the Port Jefferson area.

I plan on being on Long Island again this weekend. Same area as before.
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I was mainly in the Port Jefferson area.

I plan on being on Long Island again this weekend. Same area as before.
Joe, you were right by my aunts house! She lives in Port Jeff.

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