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post #1 of 34 Old 08-24-2007, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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After I do my spring over conversion I am thinking about putting a 2" body lift on. With this combo, does anyone see any problems with driveshaft or brake lines?

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How about the clutch assembly or shifter positions
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After I do my spring over conversion I am thinking about putting a 2" body lift on. With this combo, does anyone see any problems with driveshaft or brake lines?
Brakelines and driveshaft will not be affected by the body lift. All you are doing is lifting the body. Your clutch linkage and shifter will need to be adjusted, but easy enough. Also double check your radiator hoses and fan for proper clearance.

I like the s10 body mounts verse the lift, solid 2" GM bodymounts which are a wider base and take the same bolt.

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But the springs will affect the brake lines right? Enough to warrant new longer ones?

So you are saying you recommend that I track down some s10 body mounts and use them instead of a regular lift kit?
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But the springs will affect the brake lines right? Enough to warrant new longer ones?

So you are saying you recommend that I track down some s10 body mounts and use them instead of a regular lift kit?
I have stock lines all around, same drop and length. I think I had to adjust my rear e-brake cables to do it. Easy enough to do.

Yes, find a set on Ebay or something, I saw a complete set for like $60.

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Just curious.. what size tires are you planning to run with the SOA and a 2" BL?.. that kind of lift gets you into "big rubber" territory.. 38"+ rubber.

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Not to mention a center of gravity higher than some average people are tall. Also, I'd get longer lines, they are only like $100 for insurance on E-bay.

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nothing more than 33's, so do I need the bl?
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Don't even need SOA for 33's...suggest you do some research. Think about COG, epecially with those narrow track axles...

2.5" lift, some HD shackles which will net you another 1/2" and a little trimming will net you enough room for 33's while keeping your COG fairly low without all of the extra that goes into a proper SOA setup. K.I.S.S...

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I agree 100% here. If 33's are your max, go the other route, not SOA. You are just asking for more headaches and more work.

on a off note - My SOA will clear the 35" boggers, but do some nasty rubbing when flexed on the trail. Of course my springs are old and need replacing, but I like being called the weeble wooble going right by the stuck YJ's on the trail

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I am going to start another thread and ask for some pic's of a SOA with a lift. Maybe I just don't understand the height that I will be getting....
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You're talking on the order of 5"-6" of lift if you don't use worn out springs...playing in 35" tire and above land where a wider track is also adviseable...this is all basic stuff that you'd turn up wihin 5-10 minutes of research...

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Just check my gallery, my current one is the blue one, 34's and 35's on saggy stock springs with a 1.5 shackle.

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Research shows that I can get anywhere between 3-7 inches from the SOA (depending on what thread or google search I use). That really doesn't mean much to a guy who is really building/planning his first non-stock rig and doesn't know what that looks like. I was trying to get a better idea on the geometry changes that would affect my drivetrain or steering. I will stick with the SOA and no bl.
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