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    wanna do a spring over axle lift

    i wanna do a spring over axle lift on my 95 yj what parts would i need to do this job and how long should it take let me know please and if anyone could tell me how to do it that would help out lots thanks

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    big job a bit of welding. slip yoke eliminator is a must before you do the job. going to have to weld your own shock mounts on,weld spring perches to the axle,do a transfer case drop. rubicon express sells a spring over kit comes with all the brackets and a good set of instruction.not for the novice builder. best thing to do is get a quality 4 inch lift can get away with just a transfer case drop can be done at home without a welder.

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    ^^^ Yup yup! Add to that the issue of spring wrap on acceleration, and the need for custom steering, it's not for someone just looking to run 33's. A good 4" lift is your best bet for "stage 1" of Jeepin'.
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    and dont let anyone tell you it is cheap or easy... not to scare you but it is neither of those things... ask me how i know
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rando View Post
    and dont let anyone tell you it is cheap or easy... not to scare you but it is neither of those things... ask me how i know
    Yea, but when you pull in driving your new JK and ask for a spring over, what were you expecting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LugNutz View Post
    Yea, but when you pull in driving your new JK and ask for a spring over, what were you expecting?
    why wouldn't that work exactly?
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    need leafs for a SOA

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    if you do everything PROPERLY end cost is about 1000$

    you need to address:

    Steering geometry (this is the most expensive part to do PROPERLY especially with a dana 30)
    Driveline angles (mainly transfer case via sye or drop and pinion angle on rear axle)
    New Perches and ubolts for the axles
    Brakelines (longer)
    Rear spring wrap (need antiwrap bar)

    Stock springs SOA nets about 5.5" of lift, you can clear 35's no prob. as said before if you're looking to run 33's just go with the 4" sua (however soa ride quality is much nicer)

    Based on your question, I'm going to say it's going to take more than a weekend for you to complete. If ALL the parts were gathered, and an experience person was doing the swap, it can easily be done in a weekend, possibly a day with no hiccups.

    Oh yeah, there is some welding involved.
    Last edited by loosecannon; 09-18-2008 at 03:38 PM. Reason: welding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rando View Post
    need leafs for a SOA
    I know - I was trying to make a funny -- it didn't work.


    Hey Loose -- how much better is the ride quality SOA? I have a 4" SUA on my CJ and the ride is REALLY heavy.

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    rides like a caddy...especially if you go with longer rear springs like the F-150 ones i have for sale.

    Getting rid of the suspension and 1 ton true high steer/tie rod behind the axle combo (and my YJ in general) has been really sad. It was dialed in to the point were I could take both hands of the wheel and scratch my a** at 100km/h with unbalanced 35*14.5 boggers and it would still track straight down the highway. Now I have to go through the same on a ZJ that likes to wander.
    Last edited by loosecannon; 09-18-2008 at 03:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loosecannon View Post
    rides like a caddy...especially if you go with longer rear springs like the F-150 ones i have for sale.

    Sorry for the hi-jack... I'll look into that Loose, thanks... I've considered dumping the 4" kit i've got and doing an SOA now that I have a garage and the appropriate tools to do it..

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    Mines SOA and...

    -Made brackets to drop the brake lines instead of getting longer lines.
    (cheaper and easier)

    -No steering mods, works fine.

    -No axle wrap on stock springs.

    -Reversed the shock mounts and used them allowing for use of stock length
    shock. (no welding)

    -Did a transfer case drop to start and it worked fine. Removed it later when
    I got longer shafts.

    -Did not have an S.Y.E. and it worked fine for mild wheelin.
    (Have one now ofcourse)

    -Reused the spring perches after cutting them off very carefully.

    And what else ??? I forget. Anyway thats just a few things that made it easier and less expensive. I'm not saying its easy cuz it does take a bit of time and some knowhow but if thats the way you want to go then in my opinion its well worth it.

    The best thing for you to do is search the site for SOA threads and read through what other people have done, what it cost, how much time it took, etc. Price out some 4" lift kits and see if you wanna bolt on a kit or do it yourself. Research is the important thing right now.

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