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Unread 11-01-2001, 08:04 PM   #1
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SOA ?????

i have an 85 cj-7 with 7 inches of lift and 38s. im looking to go with a spring over, but ive heard that a suspension lift with a SOA breaks eaasy on the trails. is this true?

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85 CJ-7. 79 vette 350 conversion. 4.56 gears. Lockers. 4" Explorer Pro Comp suspension, 3" body lift. 38" Super Swamper TSL's. Looking to go SOA and take off the body lift.
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Unread 11-01-2001, 08:39 PM   #2
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ok.. you're running 38's and you've got 7" of lift already? geezus.. what.. you wanna run 44's or something? hope you got deep pockets.. only thing i can suggest is ladder bars and proper gearing.. osburn's mr SOA..
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Awwwwwwwwwwww... So he wants to go OFF-ROAD does he????

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Unread 11-02-2001, 11:21 AM   #3
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I sure dunno where you'd hear something like that. SOA is the rule out here in California more than the exception. Well, at least where I wheel anyway. SOAs are pretty much a totally custom job. If you've seen one that breaks easy, it's the fabricator/designer, not because it's SOA. I'm on my second SOA setup. My axles, springs, tcase, etc. that made the first one work is now all under my son's Jeep and not one component has broken on his or my Jeep. Urban legend dude. Right up there with "SOAs are dangerous on the road."

Now the word of caution. If you have 7" of lift already and you take your setup and put it SOA, you're look'n at over 10" of lift. Your very high center of gravity would kill you on the hard to extreme stuff. Me personally, would never (like I said I'd never go bigger than 31" tires) lift my Jeep that high.
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Unread 11-02-2001, 10:28 PM   #4
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hey, thanks for the info guys. i pretty much just use my Jeep for strait up muddin. not too much else except gettin to a secluded campin spot so i dont really need too much off-road stability.
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85 CJ-7. 79 vette 350 conversion. 4.56 gears. Lockers. 4" Explorer Pro Comp suspension, 3" body lift. 38" Super Swamper TSL's. Looking to go SOA and take off the body lift.
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