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Old 04-01-2006, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Suspension ride Height/axle swap questions, PICS

I'm gathering parts for a set of waggy D44 swap axles. I'm going sprung over with (i think at this point JC Whitney military wrap stock height springs) I will only be running 35s maybe 37s down the road. The WMS is 62" on the waggy axles. I have major concerns about ride height and low CoG. My current set up (see pics) is 35" tires, stock axles with slightly sagged/wheeled hard 3.5 inch SUA military wrap springs, 1" Bl for T-18 clearance and t-case clocking, and 1" shackle Lift in rear so military wrap doesn't hit frame. It looks good too with front lowered i think but thats unimportant really. It's also fitted with TJ flares. The clearance between the tires and the flares is about 6 inchs in front and 7 inchs in rear. Total height as it sits is 4.5 in the front, and 5.5 in the rear.

My concern is that if I go SOA I will be too high and tippy for 62" axles. I can’t run axles wider than this. Does anybody have an insight or opinions on this and whats everybody elses SOA rigs setup at? My preposed totals with all the lifts would be 6.5” in front and 7.5” in rear. Pics would also be appreciated.

Full side view, you can really see front is lower than rear here, I’m 6’3” and top of connecting tubing that connects front hoop is at top of my head.

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Old 04-01-2006, 12:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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start hackin on that thing, whats your exuse, hell, its got a frame!
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Here's my last heep, soa, stock YJ springs, added main leaf, 35's. Sits about the same clearance as yours does now I guess, from the pics anyway. Add an inch for the body lift you have. Probably be pretty close.

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Old 04-01-2006, 10:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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on my 88 yj build i'm doing rite now i have 1.5 RE SOA 5leaf springs. Custome shackle reversal kit, stock shackle lenghts, i'll be adding a 1" body lift so i can clear 37"s with no prob. Here are some pics of it on 29" roll around tires

oh and the axles are dana 44 hp and ford 9" out of 78 ford fullsize

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I run SOA with 2.5" OME springs. My buddy was running 4" SUA and I was about 1.5" taller. I sit 36.5" at the bottom of the doors, this is also with a 2" body lift. you can run stock YJ springs SOA and you will not be much taller than you are now. You can also go full width axles and run deep back spacing wheels to bring the tires back under the fenders.
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Old 04-02-2006, 01:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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