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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-23-2003, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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CJ SOA and saggy springs

I am thinking of doing a SOA conversion on my 84 CJ7. The springs now are in very good shape and have a very nice positive arc to them. I have heard from many people that after the SOA the springs will sag a lot. Is this because people usually off road more after the lift or does the new suspension configuration cater to making the springs sag easier? for a SOA do you only need a dropped pitman arm, or is more involved in the steering? Finally if I decide to just go with 4" lift springs which are the softest? My buddy has BDS 4"ers on his CJ and they are quite stiff compared to my stock CJ and K5 Blazer w/ 6" lift. I did a search and found some info, but any additional info would be great. thanks.
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Re: CJ SOA and saggy springs

I guess since noone else has said it, I will.
Do a search! Have patience because there are a ton of atricles concerning them.

SOA is a very involved process, not just putting the spring on top of the axle. BDS springs are very good springs.

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Re: CJ SOA and saggy springs

I have the BDS 4" springs on my CJ5. Yes they are stiff, but they do flex (not as great as others out there) but they are pretty much nuke proof! As for spring over, if you do a springover, and use 4" lift springs, your going to have like 9 inches of lift.... Most people do a SOA and use stock springs. As for steering, well I haven't gone SOA yet, and the only reason is steering. (Im not incompetent, but I would like to DRIVE my jeep before next christmas!)

A search will turn up some good info though, its been discussed a billion times on this board.
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