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can we move our axles under the leaf springs, looks like it would be fairly simple?
Has anybody done this? any reason why we shouldnt?
 
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Sure you can, it is called the SOA (spring over axle) swap. However, this will raise the back end ~4" and the closest front end lift is the 5" or 6" suspension lifts which drops the front diff down lower using brackets.
 
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it will lift it 5in but like kyle said to get the front to match you will have to buy a kit
 
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so getting the front to match is the problem, with doing that?
it would be easy for to do just the back but expensive to get the front to match
 
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correct
 
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just go for a EXTREMELY raked look

rat fink style
 

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Originally Posted by abn31b View Post
just go for a extrely raked look :d

rat fink style
lmfao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Easy as cutting off the spring perches and rewelding new ones up top. Did it on mine using the stock springs
 
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if you were to flip the brackets in the rear where do you get the lift kit for the front end ?
 
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Yea basically. So whatever lift you get in the back just buy the one for the front the same height
 

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