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    I search and search and can't find anything so I'll just ask. I was thinking of doing a spring over axle susp. Is this a good idea for a CJ5? I know it's fine for a YJ but I don't know much about cj's. I looked at the T-case and I think it's a dana 300. The york looks very short so do I need a SYE kit? I'm having a hard time finding a kit or a longer rear drive shaft, does the front one need to be longer too? And now for the really dump question....how is the spare tire mounted on this thing. I don't have the book and there isn't any drill holes. The tail gate just flops down so it can't mount on it. Please give me a clue.

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    You can spring-over a cj5, but make sure you do your research and do it right. Dana 300 already has a fixed yoke, so no need for an sye. You might want a cv driveshaft for the rear, may even be necessary because of the short wheelbase + big lift & flex a soa will give you. Front driveshaft should be OK. As far as the spare tire, I don't know but I guess you could just buy a rear bumper/tire carrier combo.

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    • #3
      Keep in mind when you do the spring over, you get between 5" - 6" in lift right away. If you already have lift springs, your gonna be way up there. I did the SOA conversion and run stock height springs. I easily fit 35" swampers and could run 38" with no trouble. Be sure you get the caster/camber angle right on the front otherwise you'll have big problems.

      I did end up getting new drive shafts. I don't remember how much longer they needed to be, but I wanted to make sure that when I flexed the two ends didn't come apart. I run standard U-joints on the shafts and they work fine. You can set your rear pinion angle when you weld on the leaf perch's so thats no big deal.

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      • #4
        By the time you end up doing a SOA lift correctly with the highsteering you will be well over the price of the Rubicon Express 4.5 extreme duty lift. The RE kit will net you about 5.5-6 inches and lift and flexs very well.

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