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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 08:55 AM
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Swapping in a new rear axle should I go SOA?

I have an 84 CJ-8 that I'm upgrading the rear axle to a Dana 44. Currently I have SUA with BDS 4" lift springs, that are so stiff I already took 2 leave out of the rear, per BDS advice. The Jeep when last wieghed was a little over 2,900 lbs. If I swap out the rear springs would a SOA be a better setup, and if so what springs should I go with? I'm running 33's and the biggest I'll ever go would be 35's. Also does SOA cause addition axle wrap when under load?

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Re: Swapping in a new rear axle should I go SOA?

Going SOA does usually provide a very nice ride - but with a 360 V8 axle wrap would be an issue. Also an issue would be it nets about 5.5" of lift using stock springs- and thus your front would need to be raised more to make the ride level.

Good luck with what ever you decide.
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Re: Swapping in a new rear axle should I go SOA?

I did the rear.. tehn the front.. 2 separate occasions.. about 2" difference.. didn't look great.. but it rode fine..

I had 2.5" add a leafs.

If your going from 4" to stock springs I say go for it.. just do everythning possible to bleed the lift out.
Me... I made the perches sit as close to the axle as possible and removed my shackle lift.
Worked great.
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