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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-22-2001, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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SOA Flex

As far as i know an SOA setup is supposed to supply plenty of articulation? How would SOA with 4" springs flex? I've been given the impressesion it wont flex worth a crap. But at the same time how do some of the guys get their 38"+ tires on and still have killer rides?

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Re: SOA Flex

i have SOA and 4" springs... what do you think??
the springs are the key... these are skyjacker softride 4" sprinhgs


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Hey I got a SOA with 2.5 pro-comp springs (known to be pretty stiff). Doing the SOA definately softened the ride a good bit and it flexes pretty good, a good deal better than before the SOA. I haven't ramped mine or anything, I know my shocks are more than likely holding me back a great deal. I think I read in a magazine about the guy with the same setup as me with 38's, of course fender trimming, maybe a slight body lift. It was on a bobbed scrambler I think, I'm sure someone else can tell you more. I was a little surpsied to see 38's under it with as much room but if the article is correct it was a SOA with 2.5 springs. I just have 33's now on mine, if you want to check it out go to
http://www.geocities.com/david_sande...JeepPage1.html
They are not very hardcore pictures but they'll give you an idea, I'm going out tomorrow hopefully I'll find something to do some type of ramping to get an idea of how much it will actually flex.

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Not sure why it works but my brother in law runs 38's with a 4 in superlift and 1in lift shackles. No he is not soa. Yes we did have to cut the fenders and the swampers dont hit any where. Like i said i am not sure why it works but it does. I will attach a pic of the front end.

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Here's the pic

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Re: SOA Flex

Thanks for the info guys, nice rigs! except your page wouldnt load for me elusive? the reason i was asking is cause i'm looking at buying something already setup like this, 35" swampers. Its a YJ with stock axels still which concerns me, 305 as well. But my second concern was the flex, so the info helps alot! thanks again

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Re: SOA Flex

Jeepers Stay away form that rig if I were you, rember the bronco horror story.
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