Re: How could you get 6\' for this cheap??
Why in the world does everybody think that SOA is cheap? Yes, you can use your existing springs so that part is free. If you have fabrication skills and the right tools that part only costs you time. But think about how much more flex SOA gives. There's a new set of shocks for at least $100. Also the brake lines are going to be maxed out so there's another $100-$125. Now you have all this unlimited flex and your steering components start hitting the springs. Doh! Well, better figure another $250 (at least) for knuckle over steering. What about spring wrap? Some have it, some don't but you never know until you have it on the road. There's more bucks to combat that problem. Now there's also peripheral expenses like new spring bushings, u-bolts, spring plates, shock mounts, etc. and those little things do add up quickly. Spring over might be cheap for something that never makes it off the pavement. The real reason for doing it though is for flex while off-roading and it doesn't come cheap. Don't go into it blindly without thinking of all the extras that are required.
'75 CJ5,258 w/Howell EFI,T18a,4.27's,33's,On-board air,Warn 8274