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Old 09-18-2008, 06:30 AM
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:37 AM
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Carson, check out the 40 series section on MUD - about a birjillion threads/posts on it there. Most everything holds true with a SOA on a 60.

The first question is why? What's going to be the ultimate purpose? UB's old FJ62 had a sprung under lift, but with the crawler gears and lockers that thing would go LOTS of places! Marco has done a good job IMO with his OME heavy lift+body spacers to comfortably fit 35s.

IMO a spring over works well for really big tires and snow or mud where you want things as high as possible. I bet if you do a good size spring under lift and flip the u-bolts (available for a 6x?) you will get pretty much anywhere you need to go, albeit the ride may suffer a little bit as UB said. I haven't ridden in enough really tall trucks to know.

Shoot look at everywhere Wes and I have gone with 31s and a rear locker

i can go farther and play harder in the rock than i believe you can.
another reason is my family feels safer on the road. being high up the chances of a side impact will be less devistating.

big difference in setting up a 6x soa over a 40 series.
i did not do a cut and turn on the front and have had no issues what-so-ever.
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:22 AM
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I guess my primary reason for this is to save cost over buying a new lift, since this will mainly be a trail rig. I also don't plan on running tires larger than 33s. I do want it to a be a capable vehicle off road though...

What new parts do I need to buy to do this? So the cut and turn is not necessarily needed for a 62? Am I better served to install a normal suspension lift instead?

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I guess my primary reason for this is to save cost over buying a new lift, since this will mainly be a trail rig. I also don't plan on running tires larger than 33s. I do want it to a be a capable vehicle off road though...

What new parts do I need to buy to do this? So the cut and turn is not necessarily needed for a 62? Am I better served to install a normal suspension lift instead?

Thanks for the input, guys.

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For Just 33's, spend some money and do an OME lift. The ride quality will be much better than stock, OME is pretty sag proof, and it will wheel great.
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:39 AM
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Except that "staying on 33's" doesn't last that long, especially for a trail rig. It's only a matter of time before you want bigger.
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except That "staying On 33's" Doesn't Last That Long, Especially For A Trail Rig. It's Only A Matter Of Time Before You Want Bigger.
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All very true. I'd probably get talked into some 35s with a spring-over. OME is great stuff too; I installed it on my '85. Decisions, decisions!
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yep, how far down the slippery slope are you going to go?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but 35s fill up the wheelwells better than 33s with an SOA.

The body roll/tippy thing would get me though.
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I have to agree, in my brief ride through town in Jim's SOA 60 one day I thought the thing was pretty dang tippy. I guess you get used to it, as he has, and can't deny the improved clearance. But on a big wagon I'd vote for keeping the axle over the leaf springs, there's a lot you can do with u-bolt flips, body spacers, extended shackles, and new OME springs to fit 35's and still be able to avoid a bucket that flies out of that truck ahead of you on the highway.

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