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Old 09-17-2008, 05:19 PM
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Default Can someone school me on a SOA lift for a 62?

I have recently purchased a stock 1988 FJ62 that I want to lift and I am considering a SOA. Can you guys help me with the pros and cons of this? I have done searches on 'Mud and RS and can't really find a comprehensive discussion on what a SOA involves and how difficult it is. I installed an OME lift on my FJ60 with no problem, but I'd rather not spend that kind of $$ on a rusted rig.

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This is personal but I have ridden in at least three different sprung over 6x series vehicles and I was never comfortable. The lean is more than my tilt-o-meter can handle. I can tell you that a sprung over 6x wheels pretty impressively! You can do 35's on a lifted spring under 6x but they need to be shorter 35's like the MTR's.
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your in castle rock and so am i.
i have the mostly tan beat up SOA 60 that runs around town.

easy to do but you will need a few bucks to do it.
if you want to come by and check it out let me know, i'm in founders.

like UB said, you can flex the snot out of a SOA 6x.
i have no sway bars and love the roll in the turns. never felt like it was going over on the street, the trail/off camber has a small pucker factor to it

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never felt like was going over on the street


Well said Jim!
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Well said Jim!
i know and i wish a certian someone would have gave me a disc. of all the pics that were taken that day

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i know and i wish a certian someone would have gave me a dick of all the pics that were taken that day
That one wasn't so well said, or spelled anyway.
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That one wasn't so well said, or spelled anyway.
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your in castle rock and so am i.
i have the mostly tan beat up SOA 60 that runs around town.

easy to do but you will need a few bucks to do it.
if you want to come by and check it out let me know, i'm in founders.

like UB said, you can flex the snot out of a SOA 6x.
i have no sway bars and love the roll in the turns. never felt like it was going over on the street, the trail/off camber has a small pucker factor to it
I'd like to swing by and look at your SOA if you are around maybe this weekend. I'll bring a beer or ten to make it worth your while...
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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
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Component wise yes, 6x's and 40's are similar. Weight wise and spring length they are very different! 40's often will benefit greatly with a properly done SO where as a 6x will really change id the way it distributes weight!


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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
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