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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-14-2005, 03:08 PM
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Bolt on YJ SOA?

Full traction makes a bolt on spring over kit, ne one have any reviews of this kit?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-15-2005, 11:37 AM
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Re: Bolt on YJ SOA?

I'm not sure why you would want to buy one....you almost have everything you already need....and no doubt you can get the rest a lot cheaper....
In a nut shell....you need the following....assuming you already have a stock set of wrangler springs.....

1. Longer shocks.
2. New spring perches - make sure they are the longer type...helps prevent spring wrap.
3. Longer brake lines.
4. Weld on shock brackets - your existing shocks attached to the spring plate...unless you want it to look dorky, toss those spring plates and weld on the shock mounts.
5. Go to the junk yard and find a Cherokee that has the axle pulled from it. Most likely you will find the original spring plates laying on the ground under it. Most junk yards will just give them to you. They work great on top of the spring...perfect fit. You will need two sets (4).

Personally, I would to stay away from 'bolt on' kits. There is a lot of force on your suspension, and some thing just need to be welded.
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Re: Bolt on YJ SOA?

i came up with that idea back in high school ...i wanted to patent it and sell it to the welding impaired....and i'm ever so bitter that someone beat me to it.... so i sez dont buy it! [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

but anyays, if you can weld yur a lot better off than a bolt on kit....heck, a welder that does home visits (see your yellow pages) can prolly do it cheaper if you have some spring perches
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Re: Bolt on YJ SOA?

I almost forgot....important step....
Do NOT weld your front perches until you get it to the alignment shop. When you have everything bolted together, make sure the front u-bolts are tight, drive or tow it to the alignment shop and have the guy set the front end caster correctly.

On the back end, plan on using a CV drive shaft...you then aim the pumpkin right at the end of the t-case. Then weld the perches.
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Re: Bolt on YJ SOA?

**** DO NOT DRIVE IT WITH OUT WELDING THE FRONT!!!! *****
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Re: Bolt on YJ SOA?

While the front has no rotational forces during driving, it has more than the rear while braking.
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Would of been nice if i added that to..
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Re: Bolt on YJ SOA?

if you wanna kill your self or some dont weld them perches on that is just asking for death in a bag
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Re: Bolt on YJ SOA?

Sorry about that slight omision.....
Yes, you want to weld the front perches after the alignment is set. In my case, the alignment shop is about 2 blocks from my work....I drove it VERY gently to and from. Once back at work, I mig'd the front perches.
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