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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-04-2001, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Some flex pics of SOA

Just did some quick test on the wood pile in my backyard. There is at least 5" more travel all around but I didn't want to go too far at first. It drives pretty well actually. I took the doors off too! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] There is a pic showing the Ford 8.8 in the back. Mmmmm, beef ... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Some flex pics of SOA

Well as I found out the steep angle on the draglink is a bummer. It rotates before the tires move whenever I make an input so there is a major dead spot at the center. It also creates a bad bump steer. Oh well, I new this is going to happen so now I'm considering optinos for a cross over steering setup. I get by with this for the short term, it's time to tie up the loose ends.
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Are you sure it is the draglink that is causing the bumpsteer?My SOA has the same setup with no bumpsteer or dead spots.It actually works better than it did w/aal before the SOA.RH

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Re: Some flex pics of SOA

Looking good man! Might I ask what you did for shocks, front and rear? What brand and how'd you set them up? Also, how did you measure for the length?



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Re: Some flex pics of SOA

Are you sure you have room for larger than a 35" tire? It looks a little close. Are TJ flares in the works to get them to fit?

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looks good man

what springs are those?

also, what do you think your total lift was from this??

MIT in Cali sells a bent drag link for your SOA for like $150 and will cure all your problems

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did ya run a swaybar?

also, how is the ON ROAD ride?

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Re: Some flex pics of SOA

Boy, questions. OK, I'll try to answer all.

Rock-Hog: regarding the bump steer, I had a little before the SOA and that was fixed by removing the track-bar. I think the current problem stems from the combination of steep angle and rotation of the draglink. I can see it twist fore and aft before moving the tires. With the locker in the back it likes to lurch sideways on acceleration as it is and with this loose steering it gets hairy. The S-draglink would at least fix the twisting part eliminating the play caused by it. I think just for kicks I'll try the method suggested to make one out of the rear track-bar with pressed and welded in draglink ends.

Mangler: I'm using 2.5" lift springs (probably old rough-country) and a 4" dropped pitman arm. The onroad ride is fine actually in a straight line. I'm using a swaybar disco and it helps. The total lift is about 10".

Will: I have 6" extended flares with a deep lip and it's kind of decieving on the pictures but there is a ton of room under them. At any rate I'll try my buddy's 36 Swamper's on for size next week to check things out. I'm really fine with the 33s as it is they work well and they force you to drive smartly and pick a good line.

Jamgood96: the shocks are Doetsch Tech from RE, the ones they sell with their SOA kit. I just put the front ones on the stock mounts with the RE upper shock pin-to-eye adapter. For the rear I measured up and down travel relationship to rest position. So if up travel is 5" and down travel is 4" I extend the shock about 60% it's full extention and weld the bottom mounts on like that. If that makes the mount hang down too much you can lift it and use the MORE upper extention bracket to move the upper mount further. This shifts the whole shock position up clearing up things below the axle but retains full shock travel.



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I like the YJ on your lic. plate. I see now that you are going to have to update your sig. pic! Lookin good.

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Re: Some flex pics of SOA


hey, very nice looking...

for your bump-steer problem... you might consider a setup like this ... as long as you keep drag-link and tie-rod paralel you will eliminate it



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