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Re: soa vs 4\" springs & body lift
Well, this is one of the most talked about, and written about, subjects there is.
In my opinion, I think a SOA, DONE CORRECTLY, will give you the best performance in all areas. However, DOING IT CORRECTLY is nowhere near as easy as some people will lead you to believe. You don't just put the axles under the springs and have a cold beer. Brake lines, Steering geometry, steering links, driveshaft angles, spring wrap, all need to be considered. You can bolt on a 4" lift out of a box, and a 2" body lift, in a few weekends. You could research a SOA for months and then take years to get it right. Depends on which way you want to go.
Higher arched springs will probably not flex as much as a SOA, as a SOA typically has a flatter spring with less arch.
Do a lot of research, and good luck.