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Re: Pic of springover CJ with CJ springs?
There isnt even much debate anymore that the SOA suspension is one of the best performing suspensions off road these days. But although you can get your set up complete and back on the road for a reasonable amount of cash. To finnaly dial in the complete set up to perform for what it is capable, requires a lot of other modifications. To complete the lift and get it back on the trail will require, new spring perches, longer brake lines, drop down pitman arm, new U bolts, and at least helper springs on the back to control spring wrap. To get the suspension to work like it is fully capable, you will need to modify the lower front shock mounts, extend the front shock towers. The rear shocks will need to be modified to accept long travel shocks compressed and extended to their limits throughout the range of axle travel(that means extended up through the bed or laid on an angle). New long travel slip splined drive lines will be needed front and rear. Steering needs to be addressed with either a cross over steering set up or a complete high knuckle steering configuration. your final lift hieght will be determined by what type of springs you front and rear, and axle wrap needs to be addressed using a traction bar or custom spring pack. I would also suggest using a shackle reversal with this set up. You can easily run the cost up to $2000., when its all said and done. But when its complete youll have one awsome set up with, with very good side control, flex, steering and traction characteristics.
Jeepskates buddies CJ is looking very good throughout those pics, interms of controled lean, tire contact, and weight distribution. Thats the kind of results youll get if done propperly. Here is a pic of the YJ
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