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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-21-2002, 10:35 PM
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Calmini 3\" suspension

Is someone using this suspension system ??
Any comments...good?? Bad???

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Re: Calmini 3\" suspension

My G/F's tin top has Calmini 3" 5-leaf springs and 2" longer shackles, yeilding about 4" of lift. It has 29" swampers which are closer to 30". It flexes nicely (I think) for a SPUA truck. For her, it's as tall as she want's to go.

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Re: Calmini 3\" suspension

And another.

I'd suggest getting a longer shackle as the curve of the spring makes for a longer spring when compressed and needs the longer shackle to let it stretch out.

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Re: Calmini 3\" suspension

Opps! Forget somthing...

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Re: Calmini 3\" suspension

Take a look also at the Old Man Emu and National spring suspensions. Both will work on the SJ410 and are great riding springs made by a couple of the most well respected spring manufacturers on the planet.

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Re: Calmini 3\" suspension

hey tim, that is one clean tin top!! are those superswampers on it? if so they are teh smallest ones i have ever seen. i love it!

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Re: Calmini 3\" suspension

Glenn,

What would it cost total to lift a sammi with 3" OME springs and extended shackles? Would this be any easier/cheaper than SPOA?

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Re: Calmini 3\" suspension

OME springs are a 2" lift on the front and 2.5" on the rear. For 3" springs, we have the Nationals.

We sell about a dozen different SPOA lifts, so there are various pricing differences. You can see more info on our suspension page. If you have specific questions about any of the items there. Please feel free to email us. We enjoy corresponding with folks who have questions and are happy to answer them.



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Re: Calmini 3\" suspension

Yes, those are 29"swampers on Tims Pumpkin,I also run the 5in cal-combo with reversal and 2"of body lift..For the Record,this kit really performs well on and off the road.It wont bwe in my truck much longer,but i luved it!!going SPOA.But as for this calmini kit...highly recommended for anyone who wants a good performing suspension.(cheap)good luck with your build-up,WOLFE~~~

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Re: Calmini 3\" suspension

If it is of any consulation I have 3" <font color=red>Nationals</font color=red> and I have been very satisfied with their ride and flexibility. I purchased them through <font color=green>Rocky Road</font color=green> about two years ago.

I also know that <font color=blue>Calmini</font color=blue> makes good products so you probably cannot go wrong with their springs. But regardless what springs you go with I would highly recommend to go with the D-Tech shocks (if you are replacing your shocks too). It seems as if everyone with D-Techs (including myself) have nothing but great things to say about 'em.

Good luck!

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