If I had a dime for everytime I've heard someone tell me to go SPOA (I say SOA BTW, must be a Jeep thing)[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img], I'd actually be able to buy something from your business Glenn.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] (another comment on my poorness, not your prices)
Almost every Samurai I see on the trail is SOA, and if it isn't the driver usually says they are going to do it. Well, I have to tell you I'm still not convinced it's for "me".
My stock Samurai made it up a hill climb an SOA Sam couldn't make because his high centre of gravity kept lifting the tires off the ground (he was open both ends). I also like crazy angles........angles that some SOA rigs wouldn't be able to follow (or at least the drivers might be too cautious to try).[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
Ground clearance is great, but I find the Zuk is small enough to usually avoid high centering by picking a different line (at least on the trails I frequent) than other rigs.
Maybe if I was planning on running 33s or larger, than I would pretty well have to go SOA, and that would be fine. But I think I'm going to stick to 31s on this rig. When I want to do the 5 trails, I'll probably build another CJ.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
I think I'll get away with 2" of lift for the 31x10.50s with some trimming here and there.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] I know I'll be able to get around 1000 on a 20 degree ramp, and that's plenty for me. Anything beyond that isn't that useful for me. Besides, I ramped as good as a SOA last weekend.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
'87 Suzuki Samurai (BaZuka)