Hi folks, It is time to get some parts on order! So, we have some issues with Ol Grumpy right now that I think while we are fixing it, we could make it a better trail and street Jeep! We have a Rancho 3-1/2" suspension at present and 33s. Would like to run 35s but realize that is a tall order for this short, old Jeep! Problem #1: Ol Grumpy is wild on the street. Yes, this is a '62 Willys CJ5 and not a Vette! I don't expect much from the streetablity here, since I am a road racing veteran, but I do expect some basic semblance of control. When I can get Ol Grumpy straight going down the road, which is a job in itself, turning is hard to stop once it is started. I gotta use all my skills, trust you me! Problem #2 did not make this any better I am sure! Reading up on the alignment threads about the necessary positive camber to get that better. Problem #2: I blew up Ol Grumpy's narrow track Dana 44 last time at Uwharrie. Ok, let's upgrade and order a wide track to match the 44 up front. So, long story short, we ordered a JKU 44 all built, and including an OX locker at East Coast Gear Supply. They said it was a bolt in! Then hundreds of dollars were wasted on different mounts to try and get it right. Finally my event at Uwharrie came up and the fancy new rear slipped off on one side. So, whatever we do, that has to work with the suspension and also the custom wide track up front (built by Tri City Gear in the late 80s). Problem #3: Ol Grumpy's rear tires got scored up pretty good, especially on the right side (that's where the springs slipped off the new rear). We had trimmed a bit around there, looks like we need to do more of that or lift the Jeep a little more. So, we started looking at the RR SOA and YJ conversion combo kit. We don't drive the Jeep much on the street so that is not super important it just needs to be safe there. We do like doing some rocks and Ol Grumpy does most of what the new Jeeps can do. We plan to retire in Durango in the next five or so years so the Jeep will be doing a lot of narrow trails in the San Juans and an occasional trip out to Moab. I worry that doing the RR SOA and YJ conversion kit will make the Jeep too tippy on the trail. We do a fair amount of off camber stuff. There would be some work with the steering, driveshafts and transfer case to adjust to that too. An LS1 swap is planned but we wanted to deal with the suspension first. It is an aluminum block and heads so it will weigh a bit less than the 231 Buick V6 we have in there now. I would not want to get 35s until we did the LS1 swap anyway. So, my thoughts are: do the RR SOA and YJ conversion kit, or, only do the YJ conversion kit and get the 4-4.5" one so we could get a little more room for 35s to clear, also the JKU 44 lost us a bit of ground clearance. Keeping all that in mind, what are you thoughts? I greatly appreciate any input!