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Unread 03-11-2013, 07:07 AM   #1
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Rear suspension

I am curious about replacing my rough 4" superlift rear springs with a stock spring sprung over... Would this be a smart decision? Would the lift be about the same or taller? Right now I have the 4" sping and 1/2" shackles with spring under, I want to put the the stock rear spring back on with no shackle lift with spring over! My front is nice but the rear is stiff. I am trying to achieve a softer more flexy rear suspension, would this work?

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Unread 03-11-2013, 08:19 AM   #2
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You may get an unlevel look....
We did the SOA on my buddies CJ5 and it ended up about 6 inches higher after it was all finished. I don't recall how much it was off, but it was quite a bit!
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Unread 03-11-2013, 03:53 PM   #3
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Did you do the soa to just the rear?
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The amount of lift you get out of SOA is pretty easy to figure out. Take the diameter of the axle tube, add 2x the thickness of the spring packs and 2x the thickness of the spring perch and you're done. Should be somewhere around 5.5"-6" with stock CJ axles.
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Did you do the soa to just the rear?
Front and rear, if I recall, it was about 6 1/2 inches... Looked great, introduced an axle wrap problem though!
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