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post #1 of 7 Old 01-20-2010, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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sua in front soa in rear?

so i just bought my self an 8.8 for my jeep (dana turdy five finally went) well iam prob going to order MORE's Ford 8.8 Install Kit and i read how its mainly used for soa, i was thinking can i just leave sua in the front and go soa in the rear? i have 4 inch springs front and rear and iam figuring kkeeping 4 inch spings in front and use my old stock springs in the back for the time being


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post #2 of 7 Old 01-20-2010, 07:01 PM
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rear will sit higher by a lil bit, just put a lift shackle on the front to level it out.

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yeah thats what i was thinking has anyone ever seen this done? have pics maybe lol?

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post #4 of 7 Old 01-20-2010, 07:24 PM
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I ran my 8.8 SOA and the front SUA for a couple of years.

Just be sure to install an anti-wrap bar on the 8.8.
I tried to run without one but quickly wrapped the stock springs and damaged by rear CV DS. Expensive lesson.
The longer shackles up front for leveling are somewhat of a pain as they catch on rocks easier that stock shackles. Bent 1 front spring due to them being long.

A couple of pics of it with the SOA & SUA setup.







Tacking the MORE perch's and modified shock mounts on the 8.8



A couple of seasons later the D30 went SOA..




Went with the Rocky Road YJOTT high steer setup...
(Not the actual springs used in picture)
Moves tierod and drag link way up over the springs and away from the rocks


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post #5 of 7 Old 01-20-2010, 09:24 PM
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guy back in Utah had this setup, but it was SOA Front / SUA Rear it has it's benefits and seemed to suit him well. I will see if I can find you a link to his information.

With 4" lift springs you might be one of the lucky ones that is able to use the stock 8.8 SUA perches. What year 8.8 is it?

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Ok it took some time, but I finally tracked down the guy in Utah and it is actually SOA Rear, SUA Front it works, he wheeled the crap out of it, but has since sold it and is building a hot rod I think and all of his pictures are gone from the BB...

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post #7 of 7 Old 01-21-2010, 10:48 AM
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just throwing out my

I'm not really sure what big advantage there would be to an SUA/SOA combo. Most do it the other way around. You would need (should have) a trac bar for the rear for it to be done right.
Seems to me most of the flex advantage of an SOA set up would be in the front to better negotiate obstacles... the rear just sorta follows... if you get my drift.
Anywho, just the way I see it.




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