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i think its going to end up soa.

either way, it will be 4x4, so its worth it.
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I'd sure hope you do a SOA man... All that work wouldn't see like it's worth it without it! SUA is ok if you want a better ride, but look at the U-bolts hang down! Those will just get caught up on things! Can't wait to see it done!
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Hypotheictally speaking could you reverse it and do a SOA? How much lift would you get off of that?

Nevermind we all posted at the same time lol
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Hypotheictally speaking could you reverse it and do a SOA? How much lift would you get off of that?

Nevermind we all posted at the same time lol
SOA would give me around 3.5 - 5" of lift, im not sure on the exact amount.

we are not sure if we should go soa, its about 50/50 right now, i like the height its at now, but it would be even cooler if it was taller, plus there would be more room for the axle to flex.
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So many advantages of SOA... The only reason anyone should ever do or keep SUA is for ride quality, but hell man, you bought a truck not a car!

SOA FTW!!!!!!

You would get roughly 3" outta the lift, just the diameter of the axle and possibly the distance the perch sticks off the axle... I'd say at most 4"... 5" is a lot..
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So many advantages of SOA... The only reason anyone should ever do or keep SUA is for ride quality, but hell man, you bought a truck not a car!

SOA FTW!!!!!!

You would get roughly 3" outta the lift, just the diameter of the axle and possibly the distance the perch sticks off the axle... I'd say at most 4"... 5" is a lot..
i think its around 4"

btw i got the ubolts made long, we will cut em down before we are done..
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yeah I'm not too sure where Justin was going with that.
where i was going with that is jeeps suspension and most tucks with a straight axle are designed completely different from one another weight frame design and steering design all play a factor into that
if front mounted shackles is such a good design why dont u see more sas truck using that concept
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looks good guys.

its getting there.
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where i was going with that is jeeps suspension and most tucks with a straight axle are designed completely different from one another weight frame design and steering design all play a factor into that
if front mounted shackles is such a good design why dont u see more sas truck using that concept
I see them all the time

Buddy's Jeep with full width axles front and rear has them

Another friends Superduty has them

Another friends Land cruiser also with FW axles has them... It's not that Uncommon dude
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personally id keep it low and lean. you can always go SOA later and put more lift in the back if you NEED it.

i would cut out the offending parts of the engine crossmember and either plate in whats left, or build a new one.
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i see you got a little further. looks good guys. still cant believe how thick thoes shackles are.. haha
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personally id keep it low and lean. you can always go SOA later and put more lift in the back if you NEED it.

i would cut out the offending parts of the engine crossmember and either plate in whats left, or build a new one.
this is what i was thinking last night .

at this point that crossmember is doing nothing but getting in the way and holding the engine up.

i am gonna try to cut it up as much as i can, i even pondered removing all of it but the mount pads and just brace the frame in other places.
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sua or soa, either way its still going to be bada$s.
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yes it will be sweet but SOA you will have more flex and if you dont wish you had done it
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idk what we are going todo with the steering if we do SOA.

more pictures to come in a few min when i get home.
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if we do spring over its gonna need at least a drop pitman arm.

i'm gonna try to beef the front springs a little and see if it has enough clearance. i also cut the crossmember a little tonight. the axle clears but is still close.
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hey dad, look what i got.

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holy ****, drop pitman arms are like $80.
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i got that drag link if u want it. im not really going to have time to come out that way i dont think. but if u want it, its urs.
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i want one sticker and a drag link please
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lol. im going to the bronco graveyard tomorrow sometime i might be able to drop it off on the way depending on how much time i have. if no one is gonna be home ill just set it by the garage.
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lol. im going to the bronco graveyard tomorrow sometime i might be able to drop it off on the way depending on how much time i have. if no one is gonna be home ill just set it by the garage.
that or you could take it to my dads work, its off ford road on wayne.

thanks a ton!
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k, ill give u or ur dad a call tomorrow
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k, ill give u or ur dad a call tomorrow
cool, if your coming from your house down ford, take a left on wayne and its past halow tire on the right, its a blue shop called speedy muffler.
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