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Unread postby Bad Andy » Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:55 pm

any help will be great. i have a 94 jeep sahara with 8" shackle on the stock springs. if i replaced this with a SOA kit. what will the lift be? how much work will i need to do? like the brake lines, steering or what ever will need to be done. please help with any suggestions
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Unread postby ademster » Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:01 pm

I believe you would net about 5 inches of lift, you will need extended brake lines, and re-work the steering...
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Unread postby Bad Andy » Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:45 pm

rework steering as in drop pitman arm? if not that what else? oh yeah thanks ademster
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Unread postby hayseed » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:18 pm

SOA should give you about 4-5" of lift over the stock height. If you have any fab skills you don't need a kit just make up some brackets and weld them up.
If you are going to replace the 8 " lift you have now you should already have brake lines long enough they may even be too long when you get done. You may need to modify the track bar lenght . steering may need a different pitman arm you'll just have to see how it works out in the end.
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Unread postby Bad Andy » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:24 pm

hayseed thanks for the input what about the drive shafts. will the stock one still work??
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Unread postby Flop » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:18 am

That 8" shackle only nets about 2-3" lift doesn't it? After a SOA, going back to the stock shackles, you'd see about another 2.5"-3.5" lift. I would think you could get by with the stock ds, but I dunno until looking at it. Same goes for the steering, you might need a drop pittman arm, in fact I'd bet you would, the question is- how much drop. I'd think 2-4", but the 4 might be too much, or too little.
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Unread postby ROCKBOXAZ » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:06 pm

I think you will need a SYE if you have anything over 4" lift in a wrangler. The driveshaft is short to begin with and even a small amount of lift will affect it. The front shaft will be fine.

A SOA isnt hard just buy new spring perches, drop pitman arm and brake lines. Did a buddies in a morning.

If you do buy new perches instead of making them yourself get some that can move your wheelbase an inch. YJs can always use more WB, Atleast my buddies could
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