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    I was wondering if I did a SOA would I need to change out any of my steering componets like my pitman arm?
    81 CJ 7
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    Would need high steer arms as the tie-rod Will hit the leafs when you cycle suspension. Some can squeak by w/o, but not recomended. Could get away with same pitman, but depends on where the high steer arms put the tie-rod.

    When/if I ever get 60's I'll go to SOA.
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    Depends on what axle your running. If you use a stock D30 you will need to "S" the drag link. Most folks frown upon this. The other method is to convert your D30 to D44 outters with flatop knuckles and use high steer arms. IMHO I'd ditch the D30 and put a D44 in with flattops and high steer arms. If your rig is stock it's a narrow trac 30 anyway so it's best to upgrade the diffs when you go SOA. I am in the process of doing that now. I'm using a 77 Grand Waggy D44 front. I will need to outboard the front springs since I do not want to narrow a diff to fit. The narrow track waggys are within 1" of the same width as YJ/TJ axles at 61" I lucked out and found a D60 rear that is stock at 61/2" and is a semi floater with the same 6 lug pattern. Doing a SOA corectly is not a cheap project so be prepared to spend some $$.

    Post some pics of the rig your working on so we can see a lil more of what you will need.
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    I will get some pics up ASAP. I was thinking of going full width with the axles would this be a good idea or not?
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