Thanks Ack. I like the height of yours right there. So is yours 4.5", or no? And I might be mixing up things here and not understanding what is or isn't related, but is an SPOA a totally different type than a reverse shackle? Just curious which you recommend. It seems like most folks have the SPOA but I'm curious what the diff is between the two. (Maybe one is better for crawling or mud bogging?)
And I don't mean to ask questions that have been answered 100 times because I have read A LOT of stuff here, I guess I just don't get some of it and what purposes each have. Without rehashing stuff you've probably answered many times, if I was to do the SPOA, what else is pretty necessary to make it work well, and safely, or that has to be added or changed? (i.e. driveshaft spacers, etc.)
I like the look of yours--height, tires, etc. That's pretty much what I want, just didn't know till you answered me what all I need to get there. And with your set up, will my stock gears work for now till I get to changing to R&P? Any comment on which lockers you recommend?
Lastly, with all this in mind I'd love to know who you, or others recommend buying all this from, one brand over another, etc.