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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-19-2002, 11:11 PM
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SOA??

Hi, i want to make SOA to a jeep, but it has 31 Tires and i want to change them for 33

I Want SOA, because of the Flex, $$, ETC..

But i Dont know if its going to be more Lift that i need to instal 33 (Its going to be Daily Driven).
Its going to Look Goofy??

Thanks for ur help
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-19-2002, 11:52 PM
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First things first. Read the top post on this board by LEVE. It asks you to fill out your profile and to use the search feature. There is a TON of stuff on this board about doing an SOA along with lots of pictures of how it looks. What kind of Jeep do you have and what kind of lift does it already have? You may be able to fit 33's as it is now. You really need to be more specific on this board. Since nobody knows what you drive there isn't much we can do for you.
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Re: SOA??

He He
I forgo to tell u that its a Cj7

I want to Make SOA, change the Springs for some New ones or Yj ones, To Flex Better, and some Revolver Shackles, and to Fit some 33

ITs gone be to much lift for me??
Or its gona be Ok Because of the Flex??

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Re: SOA??

Search, Search, Search, it's at the top of your screen next to "Main Index" this topic has been covered MILLIONS of times, and there are TONS of good write-ups online even.


www.google.com search for "SOA" or "Spring Over CJ" etc.. you will find Gobbles of information for you to read.. also pictures of jeeps SOA with different size tires..

When you do SOA have it done right the first time!
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Thanks Todd, I was hoping someone else would say that so he didn't think it was just me. Thorkea, you NEED to fill out your profile still. Don't forget to use the search feature.
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Profile, Search and Yes to Much Lift for 33's.. Mike
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I won't comment on the SOA, but please reconsider on the Revolver shackles....It is my opinion that they are gay and useless. Late, Casey
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Re: SOA??

A SOA will give you lift equal to the diameter of the axle tubes + the thickness of your spring packs + about a half an inch from the distance that the spring pads sit off of the axles. At minimum you are looking at 4.5" to 5" of lift, which is plenty of lift for 35"s on a CJ. If you go to Wrangler springs, this will reduce a bit as the YJ springs lay 'flatter' than the CJ springs do.
The hard part about a SOA is getting the steering right. Some fab skills are required and a deep understanding of steering geometry helps alot! If you can tackle this yourself, then have at 'er! If you have to pay someone to do, even just the steering stuff, you are cheaper off with a 4" lift and a drop pittman arm. This won't give you the flex of a SOA with stock springs, but it's cheaper. You will have to weigh the considerations before going any further.
BTW, welcome to the best Jeep board on the net for friendly and very good tech info!
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:-)

Search is super cool
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Did someone already mention the use of the "search" function?? [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
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