Join Date: Dec 2001
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Re: SOA Questions
It would seem that springs with that much lift would cause strange ride and handling characteristics. The geometry would suggest that they would be very stiff at normal ride height, where there is a lot of arch, and then get comparitvely softer as they compress and flatten out.
On the other hand, an SOA lift should have little or no affect on the spring rates.
I've ridden in a friends YJ with a 4" spring lift, and it's awfully bouncy. I would expect that a couple more inches to equal an SOA lift could get really weird.
But since I've never owned either, pay more attention to those who have.