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Unread 01-14-2009, 07:39 AM   #1
mcurcio1989
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spring over axle ?

I was looking around for some inexpensive lift kits and i came across an soa kit on ebay sold by rocky road outfitters. I am aware that generally ebay products are not the best of quality but i was wondering if anyone has any experience with this setup. The good and the bad of the kit is that it is bolton which is somewhat appealing because i would rather not weld unless i have to but at the same time i am worried that this kit would be somewhat sloppy. by the way my jeep is a 76' cj7. I would appreciate any input you have on this!

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Unread 01-14-2009, 07:40 AM   #2
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im pretty sure its impossible to "Bolt On" a SOA lift
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Unread 01-14-2009, 07:58 AM   #3
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It's do-able, but it ain't quite right. I'd suggest that you search this forum on SOA* (need 4 characters for the search engine) and start reading and digesting. SOA has been covered here and everywhere else ad nauseum...there's usually at least one new SOA post each week. There's *tons* of info available from the basic conversion to steering and driveline issues and there's even some threads and commentary on the Rocky Road kit. I would *not* recommend going SOA with the stock narrow track setup. You also need to look at how you plan to use the Jeep and what size tires you plan to run as that leads into gearing choices, axle strength concerns, etc.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 04:38 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I know this is frowned upon but to tell you the truth i'm really kind of a poser here. Not by choice but I live in toledo Ohio and theres no were to go that has any real off-road trails unless I trailer the jeep somewhere because I'm not driving on the highway for any distance with a T150 in there. So mostly I am just looking for something cheap because I like the look and I'm running out of things to wrench on. I really don't want to get into any problems that will require me to spend lots of time modifying the rest of the drivetrain etc.
I thought that an SOA kit might provide me with that but I am seeing thats probably not going to be the case
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Unread 01-14-2009, 04:47 PM   #5
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Sweet butterbeans of mercy! SOA is like the ultimate domino effect. Once you get started changing things there always seems to be at least one more thing you have to change. I would not bet a bent nickel that a bolt on SOA kit would actually work out.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 05:39 PM   #6
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Toledo, Ohio huh, well, you basically live in Heaven for Jeepers, do a search on Willys-Overland Motors, you'll see what i mean
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