the problems with going SOA are the myriad issues that come with running that much lift. In addition to issues like axle wrap, you'll need to heavily revamp your steering linkages, and start thinking about brake upgrades if you intend to fill out the wheel wells with larger tires ( >= 35").
Given you're posting here on ExPo, the common themes that guide vehicle mods are:
* ease of repair
Keeping the lift down and running proven components such as the OME kit gives you a lot of benefits. You won't need to modify as many systems by keeping the lift and tire size smaller, around 33" or less. Keeping the center of gravity low is critical for sidehilling, towing, and onroad handling. You may see those rock crawler rigs sidehill just fine with full-width D60 axles and 14.5" wide tires ... BUT ... you don't want to drive that rig on the highway, nor do you want it's gas mileage or noise level at highway speeds.
In terms of repairs, if you break an OME spring or shock, replacements are readily available and the fix is bolt-on. Compare that with often an accumulation of custom fabrication leading to broken welds, stress fatigues in materials where they saw load that wasn't taken into consideration for long-haul use, and the smaller and fewer mods approach will start to make sense.
(rubi happily on the stock 31's, and staying there).
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