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spring over axle lift #772575 12/16/06 04:30 AM
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ADY Offline OP
Need a Spot
Can this be done? If not why.

From the Off-Road World
Re: spring over axle lift [Re: ADY] #772576 12/16/06 05:09 AM
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RichieRich Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
on what?? I have it done on my 51' willys
Rich


07 Mercedes GL 450
93 Freightliner FL 70 C/C 8.3 cummins, allison auto
96 Toyota T100 4x4 xtra cab v6 5 spd
05 KZ 41kx2 NV Toy Hauler 14'garage 43'of 5r
04 polaris 500 HO 50th year limited
02 polaris 500 HO
51 willys M38
56 Dj
Re: spring over axle lift [Re: RichieRich] #772577 12/16/06 07:01 AM
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ADY Offline OP
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1988 yj wrangler.I have seen spring over kits in magazines are they the ones to do this.what are the down sides to this .They are alot cheaper than a full spring kit for sure.

Re: spring over axle lift [Re: ADY] #772578 12/16/06 04:05 PM
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fishtaker Offline
Rock Warrior
They only seem cheaper at first glance. That is not considering the other things that have to be done. Search this board for SOA Conversions, then do a Google search. It is a lot more than slappin some parts on the axle and puttin the springs on top.


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Re: spring over axle lift [Re: ADY] #772579 12/16/06 05:17 PM
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Fred Blackstone Offline
Body Damage is Cool
only major problem that can't be overcome by an experienced and knowledgeable mechanic (and, of course, a "goodly amount" of money) is that the Jeep will sit close to 4 1/2 feet above ground and you'll have to climb to get into your Jeep! Not a good choice if you still use your Jeep as a daily driver. Personally, I've found the experience and the SOA assembly to have been almost worthy of the money I've spent for "accessories" to get it done. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />


94 YJ, SOA, 2-1/2 Alcans, ARB-front, Detroit-Rear, 4.56:1 gears, Oasis Trailhead compressor, 4:1 Terra Lo, 37x12.50x15 SSR's, 8000 lb Ramsey, & etc.
Re: spring over axle lift [Re: Fred Blackstone] #772580 12/20/06 02:30 AM
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RichieRich Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
as stated above, this is not a two hour throw it on deal, it takes time , you have shock perch angles to figure out, and making sure things are straight. I will say I love the way Flatty bends and flexes. this is however a play rig and not my daily driver However it is street legal and fun to run to the store in. top speed is about 50 and that has the 538 gears turning like a windmill in a Tornado.
Rich


07 Mercedes GL 450
93 Freightliner FL 70 C/C 8.3 cummins, allison auto
96 Toyota T100 4x4 xtra cab v6 5 spd
05 KZ 41kx2 NV Toy Hauler 14'garage 43'of 5r
04 polaris 500 HO 50th year limited
02 polaris 500 HO
51 willys M38
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Re: spring over axle lift [Re: ADY] #772581 12/21/06 03:55 PM
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Classic_City_Offroad Offline
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We just finished an '87 wrangler spring over. It rides like a Cadillac on the road, and flexes great off-road. We did a shackle reversal up front also, this makes a big difference. It will ultimately not be cheaper than a spring-under kit. The labor is what makes it more expensive. This is not something that you want to buy a kit for and do the conversion in your driveway unless you are an accomplished mechanic. However, the ride and function of your Jeep after a spring-over makes it well worth the time and money in my opinion.

Robert
Classic City Offroad


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