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Old 03-27-2006, 09:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Spring on SOA

OK so i went soa on the yj 2.5 this past weekend-although i still need to tie up some loose ends (extended brakes, e-brakes). I swapped in the 8.8 and was wondering:

I went SOA w/ the crappy 3.5 in Rough Country springs that i bought for my first lift. Due to funding i just left them on to go Spring over. Has anyone else dont this, because i'm worried about 2 things. 1-Ride height and 2-ride quality.

i was thinking of maybe keeping the top leaf and replacing all the way down with an XJ pack but what do y'all recommend.

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Old 03-27-2006, 10:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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my buddy runs 4 inch packs, spring over with 39s, no worries
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I'm running a 2" BDS on my YJ SOA, and I'm way too tall. I could easily clear 37's with a little trimming, but I need to stretch first.

Right now I'm on 35's...
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Old 03-28-2006, 07:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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what size tires do you plan on running? i would say save your money up and get some re soa springs they work great.
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Old 03-28-2006, 07:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm running the main leaves from a 4" lift, with the rest of the stock YJ pack below, including the stock main with the eyes cut off. Works great, and the 4" main is actually a touch longer, giving me a slightly improved shackle angle. I say go for it!
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I have a friend that runs 4" lift springs and hates it. He thinks it's way too tall. Clears 40's but he doesn't feel like he needs that much lift. He plans to mix and match springs to get it down to a better ride height.
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
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SOA on 33s

well i'm gonna be running 33's until they wear down (probably 15K miles) and then hopefully bump up to 37's. The only thing i'm apprehensive of is looking gay with 4 in springs, sprung over, running 33's.

I guess what i'm looking for is 'did the 4 in rough country's rid ok for the time being SOA' and once i do 37's i might just do some 1.5 or 2" leafs with xj's in the rear.

what do ya'll think
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:51 AM   #8 (permalink)
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For 37s I think RE 1.5s would work, just trim the bugger out of it.

33s will run fine sprung over with stock springs... 35s will also fit with this config and minimal trimming.

With a D30 front and 8.8 rear I would rather trim than lift... COG is getting tall in comparison to the width of your rig.
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I run Rubicon Express YJ 1.5" SOA springs on my CJ. They flex pretty good and I'm happy with them. Just get some stock leaf's or something whenever you can, and run with that. If you have any questions or need any help pm me. Gig Em'.
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who cares what it looks like right now...u r in a middle of a project. anyone that knows anything about the process of upgrading a rig knows what it's like to be short on money, including myself.

I've been running two different wheel/tire sets for the last 4 months cause I'm saving for a new set and till then i'll be looking really gay
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I'd say sell you 3.5" rough country because it will look kinda gay with that much lift and 33's.

Buy some stock YJ springs(used) and use them, the ride will be much smoother than rough country... they are called rough country for a reason...

Then when your ready for bigger tires go with a RE 1.5 or 2" SOA lift spring.
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Old 03-28-2006, 12:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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I have 4" lift springs on SOA and the ride is crap. The lift springs may have sagged a little, but they are still really stiff. It's very bouncy and jarring. I'm hoping my new bumpers will weigh the rig down a bit and help with the ride quality. Right now the ride is like sitting in an empty trailer.
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Old 03-28-2006, 01:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm running the stock 5-leaf packs on all corners of my SOA YJ, currently on 33's. Ride height, quality, & flex is good. I'm actually thinking of adding another main leaf with the eyes cut off, to the rears. When these 33's wear down to nubs, I'll buy larger tires and go with the RE 1.5" reverse eye springs.
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Old 03-28-2006, 07:37 PM   #14 (permalink)
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4 inch springs and sprung over sucks ass i know from experience.. i went to a stock yj spring after having the jeep for a week... they in my opinion are too soft and i will be looking for a stiffer spring later on... here is a pic to show you just how gay a 4 inch lift plus spring over with 33's looks.



now with the stock springs and 35's


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Old 03-28-2006, 08:00 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I think the most important question we could be asking is what are you planning on really doing with the Jeep? Are you building it primarily for mud, rock, sand? Cause I think that would more or less be the driving factor in where you want it to sit, i.e. ground clearance, center of gravity, etc.
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Old 03-29-2006, 06:55 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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Rocks.
I"m gonna go buy some stocker springs. maybe do some xj leaves in the rear.
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