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homemade YJ swap - whats involved ? writeups? pics

Hi there,

after some months off the list, i found some time to mess around with my sami...

i can get a good deal on YJ leaves and would like to do the swap.

whats involved?

- re-weld frame springhangers
- new shackles
- what else?

- i got spoa, 31"s, pretty much the standard package [img]images/icons/blush.gif[/img])

do you have any pics to share? any writeups? anything

thx
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Re: homemade YJ swap - whats involved ? writeups? pics

Funny you ask that, i am finishimy my rear in about a hour.. Its pretty easy, all i did was cut the front mounts off "rear springs" and weld them back on right to the front of were it was... I need to get a pic ... But its no big deal realy..... Looks awsome!
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could you take some good pics then do a good write up
please
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hmmmm... thx!


how much lift with the YJ spoa net me over the sami spoa? or is it neutral lift-wise?

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Re: homemade YJ swap - whats involved ? writeups? pics

basing my answer on the shackle reversal front kit I have, I think the lift would be 5-6" over spoa. I had 3" lift springs and 1-2" lift shackles, and the YJ reversal lifted my rig higher
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check my site out
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wow.... that would be some 10" over stock... hmmmm... sounds too much for me...

mine is still a daily driver and I dont want to go taller than 31"s ... on dparkers site he mentions that he can run 35"s ... i guess my sami would look kinda goofy with that amount of lift and 31"s

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Re: homemade YJ swap - whats involved ? writeups? pics

Using stock YJ's and Trailtough's kit I'm looking at about 2" from where I was. I have a 4.5" Breeze SPOA and was running 31's also. I only have the rear done so far and I love it already. I noticed right away how much better it rides, can't wait to get the fronts on too.
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did you use the (YJ) 4 leaf pack or the 5 leaf pack? ... by chance any pics?

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