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SOA front, SUA rear... hmmm....
While paging through a fairly recent issue of 4wd&SU magazine, I noticed their feature built-up Jeep (a blue CJ7 w/ yellow beadlock wheels, if that rings any bells) had a SO in front and SU in back. I was considering why they may have done this when the concept of axle wrap came to mind. SU instead of SO in the back would possibly cure alot of the problems, making a trac-bar and other such modifications unnecessary. Hmm...
That said, I'm considering the validity of such a mod in the not-too-near future, perhaps cojoining the SOA in front with a 3/4e setup in back to provide a touch extra lift and flex. The biggest problems I can forsee is balancing out the amount of lift, and managing to purchase half a set of lift springs from anywhere. Assuming I go with D44's at that time, I could hi-steer it and solve that issue... driveline angles would be acute, but no worse than a normal 4" SUA lift.
Any thoughts, experiences, or opinions to add to the contemplation would be a hoot.
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