I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
Join Date: Sep 1999
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: YJ lift Kits
Now, this is just my opinion, but...
A SOA can be a great way to improve your jeep, but I usually hesistate to suggest that to someone who's asking questions like how long of shackles he needs to get to lift his jeep another 2 inches. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
SOA is a lot of work, involves driveshafts mods, a SYE, steering mods, quite often some custom fabrication, and can be unsafe if not done correctly.
If he's just looking to run 33s, an approach with a bolt-on SUA kit, and a SLIGHT body lift of 1" or 1.25", and a SLIGHT shackle lift of 1/2" would be a good combination. This is not neccessarily a 'poser' configuration, will perform well, and can be done by the average mechanic.
I understand the comments made about body lifts, but if we're that concerned about fan clearance and the mechanically intense solution of moving the fan shroud 1", an SOA is not the simple answer.
No offense to anyone, but I get worried when people get sent down the SOA road after asking a question about "what size wrench do I need to put on my 6" shackles."
There's a lot written about SOA. Do your own research, and see if this is the direction you want to go. People who say it's "almost free -- just flip the axle below the spring" aren't telling you the whole truth.
Just my $0.02.