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Old 01-03-2003, 09:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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FJ60 SOA vs. SUA with OME

I am looking at doing some kind of suspension mod. I would really like to do the SOA, but have heard that it will drive like a shopping cart after I am done, and that the steering sucks too.
The OME I have heard great things, but I wanted to get a little more lift than they offer. Any suggestions would be great.

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Old 01-03-2003, 09:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The OME lift is a actually a little taller than advertised but don't expect anything taller than a 33" tire to fit with SUA. There are several SOA FJ60's here and when done correctly I don't think you'de get the shopping cart feeling
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Old 01-03-2003, 10:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Compromise - SOA and OMEs
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Compromise - SOA and OMEs
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I agree

Unless the SOA is done by a monkey, you can retain a great ride and excellent steering. My SOA FJ40 rides like a cadilac on and off-road... Even better, while doing a SOA do a SR as well for even better ride and handling...plus go with hi-steer and your set...Good Luck
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EIther way, you'll spend $1600 for a OME kit not installed, or you can spend around $1800 (on the expensive side usually) to have someone do the SOA, and do it right. I would beef up your springs a little to make them a little stiffer as SOA on a 60 will quickly kill a set of healthy stock springs that were SUA. Use quick disconnects and retain your front sway bar at the minimum, and use a sway bar from the rear of a FJ62 if you can get ahold of one. Then some of the new Rancho RSX 9000s and you'll have a system that will probably drive just as well as an OME system.
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Would beefing them up mean some add a leaves? How big of a tire could I put under it, post SOA?

Kurt, how do I become a member of wasatchcruisers?

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Kurt, how do I become a member of wasatchcruisers?

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I can show you a couple of different SO FJ60's as well as my SO FJ40 with FJ60 axles... Down in springville eh? We have a couple of members down that direction. Keep in touch
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You can get 35s in there no problem with the stock springs. One long, somewhat soft add-a-leaf is what I imagine but there are all sorts of variations out there. There is actually a pretty good spring shop down there where I did exactly this to my front leaves. I felt like they were kind of trying to rip me off but in the end the product was very good, I think it was AAA spring shop?
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AAA is in SLC, Best Deal Spring is down there in Springville/SF area. They are both very good at what they do
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Alcan can make flat spring packs for SOA that won't sag

I only know since I asked them!
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Alcan can make flat spring packs for SOA that won't sag

I only know since I asked them!
Well you don't think they will just come right out and tell you they sag...

No Really, Alcans are really sweet springs...
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