Question: Did you pass on a long travel suspension setup because of the added width? Seems that a long travel kit(total chaos or camburg) would have priced out similar. Wondering....
But the +6" additional overall width wasn't the only factor.
To accommodate a LT kit, I'd have to remove more material on the firewall to clear the tire, trim the fenders (since I won't run glass), and an LT would be really hard on the OEM LBJs over the stock geometry, due to increased arm length, for 14" of wheel travel.
For the cost to gain additional articulation of an LT kit, I don't get any more reliability over the stock geometry since they all use OEM LBJs.
With the Solo kit, I have more strength and reliability over stock suspension setup with the added benefit of 11" of wheel travel, thanks to the lower uniball joint. Fair trade-off, I think.