I'm in the middle of a LOCG SOA build on my rig. Booms will be kept in the rear, but the front will be something completely different than what has been seen on this forum before. Details... I'm not letting the cat out of the bag just yet.
There's a dozen different ways to french the springs or bring them a little bit higher into the frame to lower the ride height. I won't be running true flat leaf springs. They will be arched lift springs because I don't want negative arch on my uptravel, but even in a SOA they should net the same amount of lift I currently have with a 4" SUA running boom shackles.
Stay tuned. A build thread will likely be started either this weekend or sometime next week.
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I was picturing you trying to cut the frame and work the shackle portion up higher.
I am at about 6 inches of suspension lift.
No, its not gonna be hacked together. Im just thinking if i can suck the leaf mounting points up about 3-4 inches over stock thats gonna leave me were i want to be, with gaining the flex of SOA. I do not want over 4.5 or so inches of lift.
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I'm running SOA w front shackle rev and custom Deaver leafs all around. My leafs are nearly flat in the front and totally flat in the rear. All in all, it rides surprisingly great for a leaf sprung rig and flexes great too. I'm running 35's right now but I'm gonna put 37's on it in the near future and leave it at the same height.
It's not super low but I wouldn't want it any lower or I'd be draggin all over the place.
At one point I considered messing around with frenching the leafs but I'm the end I figured I'd run it as is and my next phase will be linking it - but that's a ways down the road.