ill agree with some of the previous. those who are at the point of going with 40's are usually past the point of, "lift it to the sky with a stock body to make it fit." some of us with large tires as a goal are trying to find creative ways to make it sit lower. even with relatively small 35s you have to trim sheet metal if you are building a functioning suspension so what is a bit more trimming.
what i dont agree with is the, "build it right" mentality. everyone has a different goal and application for their jeep. 90% of those touting their builds, including those who say the previous, i feel havent done it right. for example. if you are planning on keeping the stock shock mounting configuration then i feel dont even bother with the soa. its a waste. if a soa is doable then a set of shock hoops that allow for a shock with a range long enough to cover a soa's flex potential shouldnt be out of reach of the builder. for me, keeping improper length shocks isnt "right." but according to a majority of "builds" i am wrong. it just illustrates my point in that there are differing end goals and they wont all be the same.
Not sure if this was aimed at me or not. Like I said, there is not one right way but there are many wrong ways to do it. The wrong ways drive horrible, are un safe and vibrate like crazy. I know there are many ways to do it, and have never touted my build as the "right" way. It was the way that fit me, my time constraints and wallet best. It works very well for the wheeling I do, its safe and reliable. I have never told anyone that the build they are doing or have done is "wrong". However, if someone asks for suggestions, I will tell them how I did it, explain why it worked for me, then recommend they look into other options as well.
Example, I am one of the relatively few running the BTF steering bracket. When asked about it, I explain that I already had rod ends on my steering prior to the SOA, and having alot of money in my steering, I wanted to keep it. The BTF bracket fit my application perfectly. If someone asks about my steering, I will tell them how I did it and why. Then tell them to look at the other options, jb4x4, MORE, etc.
Anyone who has done an SOA the right way, will acknowledge that it is a very intimate project between the owner/builder and the jeep.
As for the shock issue, I am running stock shock mounts in the front (for now). They work for me right now. The rears have been extended. Using your logic, am I only half worthy of SOA?
My SOA Build
Recovery Gear Basics
My BUDGET York OBA Install
Budget Welding Cart
Carling Contura Switch Panel
If it has tracks, tires or tits, its gonna cause a problem.
"Everytime someone "upgrades" a D35, an angel looses its wings."
"Dizzy" - What SnoopDog would call a Distributor if he was a mechanic. I cringe every time I hear this moronic term
Originally Posted by Warren Zevon
Send lawyers, guns and money. The **** has hit the fan...
92, 4.0, AW4, 8.8, D30, 15x10, 37's, SOA etc, etc
92, 2.5, 30, 8.8, 4.88, Locked, Winch, 15x8, 35's, 3.5" (RIP)