I'm no expert but i'm in a situation of debating over SOA and SUA and i think SOA gets you more flex and articulation and is cheaper, but for it being a daily driver, it just needs to be done right and you need to have the steering and everything adjusted correctly.
For lockers, with 35s i think ARBs are definitly the way to go.
I run SOA with waggy springs and lift shackles, drive just fine down the freeway.. just make sure you set your caster correctly so you dont wander, and also ditch the track bars if you still have them..
I'd say ARB is the best selectable locker, but it all depends on your needs really not everyone wants selectable
I agree but if you don't have the D44 setup, then ARB will be your best bet and with that new motor, they will handle the torque as well. Be sure to upgrade the hoses and route them well to keep them out of harms way. If I'd have my drothers, ARB BABY
I appreciate all the feedback! I think I will going with the SOA. I still have my stock, flat springs somehwere in the garage. They should flex pretty good and give me about 4" of lift with the SOA. I want to do a 2" body lift, I could use the clearance on the motor. Only so I can get the factory engine cover to fit on. Overall, 6" of lift, enough room for 35" treads.
It sounds like ARB is the way to go. I hate the idea of all those hoses and connections. But I dont want to break down on the trail somehwere either...at least I get an on board compressor!
BTW-getting my harness and ECM back tomorrow. Might fire up the beast this weekend!