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Anyone using this Calmini lift????

I was wondering if anyone is using this 3" Calmini lift ....

http://www.puresuzuki.com/3_samurai.htm

I am considering lifting my stock Zuk and putting some bigger tires on it (prolly 235/70R15 or there abouts)...Just wondering if anyone is using this lift and how is the onroad and off-road performance?My Zuk is a daily driver so ride quality is a plus [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Anyone using this Calmini lift????

Do a check with the search tool.... lots o info there.

Good luck
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Re: Anyone using this Calmini lift????

Be aware, the Calmini springs are very STIFF, but hold up to abuse very well.
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Re: Anyone using this Calmini lift????

I run 235"s and have just the 2" SR and have had no trouble with hitting. You can go that route first and then if you need to, buy the 3" springs. I also run 30's on a SR only setup arund town but really think it would hit a little on the rear of the front wheel wells offroad. If you pound the seams flat in the wheel wells you'll gain a little clearence to the rear in the front wheel well which is the direction of travel with the SR. HTH. Jim
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Re: Anyone using this Calmini lift????

I saw a set of rears break on the Rubicon, just don't over flex 'em and you should be OK.
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Re: Anyone using this Calmini lift????

If you just want to run 235's, just extend your shackles by 2 inches. Gives you 1 inch of lift. May want to shim the axles to get the angles back to stock. But as we all know, it never stops at 235's. Just go "spring over" and while you're at it, use the YJ's. I've done it but have yet to drive it (lots more work left to do) but have heard it rides like a dream. Do your research first, then decide...that's some serious coin.

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Here's a pic of the 3" Calmini HD springs (5 leaf) with 2" longer Calmini shackles. They are over 3 years old and ride nice and flex well IMHO. Those are 29" swampers for reference.



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Otherside...

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Re: Anyone using this Calmini lift????

The tires you are shooting for are the same size as the ones I have on this. It roads well and holds it's own off-road. Just make sure you add 2" longer shackles. The lifted springs need them to flex out properly. Go for the HD springs too. More, thinner leaves is almost always better.
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Re: Anyone using this Calmini lift????

Thanks for the pics and info....I think I have found the kit I want at Rocky Road.....I am looking at the National 3" springs budget kit..... [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

Sounds good for the money and is said to give a better ride than the stiffer Calmimi kit.
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