The "Official IH8MUD.com" Spring Over Axle Technical Section
For Leaf-Sprung Land Cruisers. By Andre Shoumatoff Jan 1st,2004
This section of the site is largely reproduced from an article that originally appeared in Toyota Trails Magazine, the publication of the TLCA. Things have been changed a little bit and lots of photos have been added.
It is important to understand
that a Spring Over Axle Conversion is a dangerous conversion if not done
properly. There are lots of details to pay attention to, in fact
this section of the site was largely created to sort some of these details
This is a 4-5 Banana Conversion
Tools and mechanical
read in chronological order:
Rough estimates of total cost of a SOA, about $1000-$1500 depending on what options you choose, and that is if you install it yourself! SOA's are generally not considered cheaper options to lift kits unless you have the parts or can make them yourself.
All references to manufacturers are unpaid.