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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-07-2000, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Write ups on SOA

I need some websites with some write ups on SOA. I have a few along with some magazine articles but I want to get as much info as I can before i do it. It will be on a 78 cj7 with cj springs, dana 30 and amc 20. later ken

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no write ups but you will need some sort of traction bar setup to prevent axle wrap. this was the only head ache with my spoa and it was a big one. i have tried all different setups but the one that i like best is like the one that sams offroad sells. i made my own copying his design because $295 seemed way to high for me. anyway i just wanted to let you know that you WILL have to do something about it.

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Yeah, I agree.. Thats where I am now with my SOA. I get to much wrap. Do you have any pictures or anything on your setup? or the one you got the idea from? Thanks.

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Is a SOA really that hard? Just get some perches and weld them on top of the axle - done [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

Seriously, I have done several and never really thought too hard about it. I did one on a YJ early this year using the RE kit, and the only hard part was the SYE junk we had to do [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

BTW, axle wrap is not inherent to SOA vehicles - every other vehicle on the planet has it from the factory and sems to do fine [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] I suggest you skip the traction bar and add some leaves to the springs to combat the wrap. Ont thing to do would be to get an extra set of rear springs an cut them down to go between every other leaf in the stock pack. That would get you a 6 or 7 leaf pack at least, and a good leaf stagger, smooth ride, and should solve the axle wrap under all but the most extreme situations [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: Write ups on SOA

I actually havn't had that "big" of a problem with axle wrap, I'm running a fairly stiff 3 leaf spring pack, however I would agree its something you should look at. When I get on it real hard that's when I start feeling a little hop...so I to am making a traction bar similar to Sam's.

Well lets see some of the usual things you'll need to change:
- longer shocks, new shock mounts both lower and upper
- extended front brake lines, rear center line
- drivers side parking brake cable
- new spring perches
- Droped pitman arm or high clearance steering
- Might want to consider a shackle revresal at the same time
(I ran mine without and it wasn't to bad...)

I've got some pictures up of the SOA I did, never really got around to writing up anything detailed...
http://home.off-road.com/~cj7jeep/su...uspension.html

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if you want any kind of real flex out of the rear axle, you'll have axle wrap problems.. i didnb't think i would have a problem, and now my diff cover looks like i took a sledge to it from hitting the gas tank

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sam's off road has a web page so you can see his set up there. it looks like a ladder bar the the forward connection is mounted to a shackle. this prevents wrap but allows the susp. to flex. as for drm's statement, if you don't want stiff springs then you WILL have axle wrap. i have done several sping overs and the only way to not use a traction control device is to use stiff springs. maybe with toyotas you don't have that problem (i know they come that way) but if you want a flexer then you'll have to do something.

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um.. thanks. Do we know the website?

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no just go to yahoo and type in "sam's offroad".

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i have a link to his site on my page..

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