Tad's S.O.A. and shackle flip installation

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Re: Tad's S.O.A. and shackle flip installation

Post by Atla » Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:41 pm

Wow! That is a very nice kit, write-up, and rig!

Bravo all of you!
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Re: Tad's S.O.A. and shackle flip installation

Post by Jeffsj » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:56 pm

Atla wrote:Wow! That is a very nice kit, write-up, and rig!

Bravo all of you!
Thanks!
Jeff

Beast : 1979 Cherokee Chief
Engine : 2003 GMC 5.3 liter Vortec
Trans. : 2002 4L60e / Transfer Case : 1989 NP241C with Slip-yoke eliminator
Lift : 4" / Tires : 33/12.50./15 BFG KM2's
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My 5.3 swap thread:
http://fsjnetwork.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=767
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrqX1ip2KkM
Tad's SOA/Shackle Flip installation: http://fsjnetwork.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=3347


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Re: Tad's S.O.A. and shackle flip installation

Post by depogrig » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:29 am

Tag for later, great write up

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Re: Tad's S.O.A. and shackle flip installation

Post by Grand_Wag_85 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:14 pm

Great write-up! Which springs are you running? Sorry if you already mentioned it.
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Re: Tad's S.O.A. and shackle flip installation

Post by Jeffsj » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:43 pm

Grand_Wag_85 wrote:Great write-up! Which springs are you running? Sorry if you already mentioned it.
I'm running the stock springs. Sorry it took so long to answer. I didn't get an email notice for some reason.
Jeff

Beast : 1979 Cherokee Chief
Engine : 2003 GMC 5.3 liter Vortec
Trans. : 2002 4L60e / Transfer Case : 1989 NP241C with Slip-yoke eliminator
Lift : 4" / Tires : 33/12.50./15 BFG KM2's
Dakota Digital dashboard cluster

My 5.3 swap thread:
http://fsjnetwork.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=767
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrqX1ip2KkM
Tad's SOA/Shackle Flip installation: http://fsjnetwork.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=3347

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Re: Tad's S.O.A. and shackle flip installation

Post by wewillsurvive » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:35 pm

WHat axles did you use Jeff? D44's? Do all front axles require the same mods (for example a Dana 60?)
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Re: Tad's S.O.A. and shackle flip installation

Post by ktrosper » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:55 am

Thank you so much for this thread. I'm having some dangerous "while you're at it...." thoughts..
My 79 J20 is begging me for this treatment!

edit: Sorry if this is a dumb question... So to go full high-steering setup, my 79 J20 will need the new knuckle, that then allows me to bolt that top arm to it? Then the lower arms don't get used, right? Thanks again!
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Re: Tad's S.O.A. and shackle flip installation

Post by FSJ78 » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:09 pm

Did you use the stock pitman arm or did you use a drop pitman arm?

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Re: Tad's S.O.A. and shackle flip installation

Post by REDONE » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:17 pm

You use the stock pitman arm with stock springs. The height difference of the SOA is compensated by using crossover or full high-steer. If you go SOA and use lift springs, you may need a dropped pitman arm, but at that level of modification there are too many variables for anyone to tell you what you are looking at over the internet.
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Re: Tad's S.O.A. and shackle flip installation

Post by xGROMx » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:37 pm

FSJ78 wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:09 pm
Did you use the stock pitman arm or did you use a drop pitman arm?
Edit: Thought this was my build thread so I replied as if it was.

I am using a drop pitman arm with narrow trac axles (stock wagoneer), the drag link dose not hit the spring with narrows.

Now, should you be using high steer? Yes Is my wagon a daily driver? No I do drive it around, its a second vehicle, but I do know that its a build wagoner and its not going to be perfect.


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Re: Tad's S.O.A. and shackle flip installation

Post by ZacharyH » Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:06 pm

xGROMx wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:37 pm
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I am using a drop pitman arm with narrow trac axles (stock wagoneer), the drag link dose not hit the spring with narrows.
to be clear you did an SOA, with stock springs, and the only steering change you did was a drop pitman arm?

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Re: Tad's S.O.A. and shackle flip installation

Post by xGROMx » Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:00 pm

ZacharyH wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:06 pm
xGROMx wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:37 pm
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I am using a drop pitman arm with narrow trac axles (stock wagoneer), the drag link dose not hit the spring with narrows.
to be clear you did an SOA, with stock springs, and the only steering change you did was a drop pitman arm?
Correct, works fine.

I do need to go high steer to get great steering back, and yes I do need to lengthen my drive shaft but the stock one works, and at my full drop it does not come apart.

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