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Re: solid axel conversion??
It depends on what you want to do with the truck. personnally, I would go for the SFA conversion if your going off-roading a bit. The SFA will allow your truck to get mutch more articulation [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] from your front and also its the best way to get easily 12" of lift and I have even seen 16" SFA conversion depending on the parts used and how you modify the truck.
Think of this also, with the new SFA, you already have a strong front end [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] with the new diff. The other lifts just keeps the existing parts and lowers them enough to get the lift you want. But then, your CV joints are the same size they were but with bigger tires [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]. All the main components which were designed for a stock truck are still the same which means they "will" break [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] more often when off-roading and putting some stess in them and will in the end be worth more money than going for SFA right away I think. Also, if your going wheeling a lot, your probably going to change to SFA sooner or later, so why spend twice. Just go for the SFA right away.
I know that installing a SFA is not as easy as putting some lift kit, but the joy of riding that type of truck and the security of going in a trail with a reduced chance of breakage, is mutch more interressting in the long run than adding a lift kit. At least thats my personnal opinion on the subject. It's a long and hard choice which must be thought threw before proceeding, but take all the things into account and I'm betting your going to realise that changing right away might be the right way to go.
1999 Zr2 4.3L 31x10.5 BFG M/T's
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