July 21, 2010The Griggs stuff is probably hard to un-do, so I see your point there.
Also, the point about stock exhaust routing is a good one. With Griggs you usually run dumps or side exhaust in front of the rear wheel.
About that cage. I see that it isn`t any lower than the leaf springs. But, with leaf springs, they`re bolted to the axle, and when the axle goes up and down, it will take the leaf springs with it. With this cage, the bar runs under the axle, but the axle housing is not connected to it. So, if the axle goes down (wheel is unloaded) then eventually it can hit the cage, unless something else stops it.
I guess the thing that looks a little hokey to me is the cage. The Griggs suspension (and Maximum Motorsports) is also a 3 link with two trailing arms and a torque arm, but without the cage, and they put the shocks in the conventional location. But, if it`s truly well engineered, then I`d say go with it.