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Unread 07-16-2011, 10:49 AM   #1
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i have a 90 yj laredo and after doing alot of browsing around here, i was wondering, the easiest looking(and cheapest) way to lift my yj would be to put the axels under the springs. but is it safe to do that? i really dont know a thing about lifts and things like that. and if i was to do that would the driveshaft in the rear have too much angle? i mean is it really that simple, just put the axel under instead of over the leafs?

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Unread 07-16-2011, 10:59 AM   #2
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you would have more help in the YJ section!
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Unread 07-16-2011, 12:00 PM   #3
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The YJ section would be approprite. However a SOA (spring over axle) conversion is extremely common. Lots of vehicles come stock with a SOA setup, including XJ's. The problem with a YJ is the front is also a leaf spring suspension, and you would have steering interference with a SOA axle without some type of high steer setup, which is why (at least one reason) they came that way from the factory.
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