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Old 04-20-2002, 01:53 AM
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what are the downsides to a simple spring-over and changing the pitman angle?
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Old 04-20-2002, 02:08 AM
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Doing a SOA by its nature, you keep your factory ride quality. I don't think I've found one lifted rig yet, that maintained ride quality. (Although I hear the Softrides come close)

At the same time, some insurance companies aren't to fond of SOAs (probably due to bad experiences *read money losses* due to incompetent people doing SOAs) And wont insure a vehicle with SOA. Up here where I live, in theory, if you do such modifications, you're SUPPOSED to go to the RCMP detachment, have them issue you a new vin number (basically reclassifies your truck as a home built vehicle) and inspect your vehicle (for roadworthiness). I don't know anyone who has, but its pretty common knowledge that you're supposed to...

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Old 04-20-2002, 03:00 AM
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The key factor for me going with a spring lift (besides the information here on the board) was that my springs are shot. Since I would have to get new springs anyway, the spring lift seemed like the way to go.
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Old 04-20-2002, 03:03 AM
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I went to SOA Because I am a cheap Bast**d. Plus I like the articulation it gives me. But it is all a matter of preference really.
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Old 04-20-2002, 10:54 AM
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I went with the SOA and Riverbeast rear lift so I can can use stock springs and it's alot cheaper $$$$ wise. But if you had to pay yourself, it would probablly cost more.
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Old 04-21-2002, 11:34 AM
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If you have SOA can you still install a lift kit?
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Old 04-21-2002, 03:08 PM
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<blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by PolarCoastie:
If you have SOA can you still install a lift kit?<hr></blockquote>

yes you can, assuming you have leveled the rear (ie:shackle inversion) a lift kit, say 4 inch will give you 4 inch + the 5-7 inchs of lift a soa will give you
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Old 04-21-2002, 04:40 PM
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<blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by ztec:


yes you can, assuming you have leveled the rear (ie:shackle inversion) a lift kit, say 4 inch will give you 4 inch + the 5-7 inchs of lift a soa will give you
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That's up to 11 inches of lift. What will that kind of altitude do to the driveline angles of a J-20? Unless it was a mall crawler in stock trim that kind of lift has to take you past 15 degrees. Would CV joints fix that?
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