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OK, two quick questions..

1) what is the price/mantime/etc involved in a spring over? (I have a 92 YJ). Right now i'm set on an RE 4.5" XD SUA.. Everyone raves about springovers, but I don't know if it would be more expensive and harder to do.. in which case i'll just go with the RE kit.. if it's cheaper but harder, that sounds like a decent deal for a lot of flex. I'm very uninformed as far as the installation of an SOA and don't know if it's something i should try to tackle at this point. (right now i just have a 3" bl with 33" tires <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> )

2) What kind of work would be involved to put a CJ front end (body) onto a YJ? I've been told that the mounts won't line up for a TJ, or i'd ask that as well. I'm trying to just work with the rig i have ( a crappy YJ ) but i just like the round headlights better <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> plus, it would be different [shrug]. just a curiousity question more than anything else.
 

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Get a hold of Q-bert here on the board. PM him cause his buddy did just that. He put a CJ front clip on a YJ rear. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Just think of the effect of having a 35 degree angle on the draglink and a half turn play in the steering wheel. Next think about how to prevent your rear springs from turning into an S and still have enough flex. Once you have a home brew solution to these (or $$$$) the rest is relatively easy.
 

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Originally posted by bertha:
<STRONG>Get a hold of Q-bert here on the board. PM him cause his buddy did just that. He put a CJ front clip on a YJ rear. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
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couple things, Why would you want a CJ front end? Square Headlights are they way to go!! Be proud of your YJ, they kick just as much if not more ass than a CJ. If you have money to pay someone to do the welding and stuff or have someone who can then SOA is the way to go, If not then just get the 4.5 SUA setup.
 

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OK, so an SOA would probably cost more than an SUA? unless i can figure out how to do it myself or find someone else that will help me do it?

and Q-Bert is being sent overseas?
 

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If you cant weld, or don't have a friend that will do the work for free or cheap, don't go SOA, if you are on a budget, but if you don't really have a budget, go soa.. its much nicer for flex.. which is why Im going SOA once I get a beefier rear axle...
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SOA is the best way to go but definately hurts the pocket. you have to do all new custom steering and lots of other little things like shock relocation. it cost me about 1500 bucks to do mine. <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/flipoff.gif" border="0">
 

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I just ordered parts for my SOA, and I'm about $1500 in. $300 for springs $100 or so for perches/ubolts, $574 for knuckles, hi-steer arms and ball joints, $200 for sams traction bar, $300 or so for draglink/tie rod and all the ends needed for them. Then theres shocks, and some other crap that will pop up. Definitely not cheap.
 

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do you really need all those parts like new knuckles, springs, traction bar, ect. or are you just replacing them? I am planning on a soa on my cj5 with a wagoneer 44 front. i have to move the perches outboard. i don't think i need all that extra stuff, do i?
 

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The traction bar is a good idea. It's not needed, but you're likely to go through springs rather quickly without one. The knuckles/ball joints, and steering arms/rods are for the high-steer setup. You don't have to go high-steer, you could do a SOA cheaply just be using your existing springs and by just buying new perches/u-bolts, but you'd likely have issues with your steering as your drag-link will be at such an angle, and may even hit your springs if you're running lift springs.
 

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Well, if i'm running SUA, what is the best option? All i keep hearing is to run the Rubicon Express Extreme Duty Kit. Is there another kit that will work just as well for me that is a little cheaper (with all the parts the RE has with it)? Or should i stick with the RE kit? (it'll take some time to save up the $$)
 

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Originally posted by RockReadyXJ:
<STRONG>couple things, Why would you want a CJ front end? Square Headlights are they way to go!! </STRONG>

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Screw the round headlight/square headlight thing. At least your freakin jeep has leaf springs like it should! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 
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