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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-30-2002, 07:40 AM
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Lifted springs

I've been reading this board for a couple of weeks now so I thougt it was time to register. So now you got a member from Sweden [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

I've been thinking to get the National Springs 3" lift from Rocky-Road, but I'm a bit concerned that they will be alot stiffer and alow less flex than the original ones. Does anyone here run these? Or do ya now someone that does, would like some input on this subject.

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Re: Lifted springs

hawk, welcome to our deranged little family here. always good to have another zuker out there in wonderland! [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
heres my .o2 on lifted springs. dont like em. ive had em on a willys (45 MB) before, superlift soft ride series, but they NEVER rode soft at all. yes, lifted springs will ride rougher because they have LIFT to them. as far as flexing, well, when i ran mine on my willys, i wasnt looking for flex so dont know. i have read that lifted springs will flex once broke in, BUT AGAIN, I DONT HAVE FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE with any lifted springs on a zuk. only on a willys. i wont use lifted springs personally because of the stiff ride. but not knowing the lift laws and what is/isnt allowed on modifications in sweeden, you might be stuck with using a lifted spring.
come on peoples, chime in n enlighten both of us on lifted nationals......
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Mrhawk, are you SPOA or still stock spring location? National does not recomend their springs for SPOA
use last I heard.
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Welcome to the board [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

I had 3" Nationals (purchased through RRO) with DT3000 shocks and for a lifted spring they rode and flexed well. Before that I was running Rancho 1.5" lift springs with RS5000 shocks - that rode horrible. (Both were setup in a SPUA configuration). If you are going to compare the Nationals to the stock setup you will get a much better ride and more flex - but make sure that whatever you purchase is complimented by soft valved shocks. HTH.
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Im stock SPUA with slightly longer schakels, the reason I'm thinking of buying these springs is that they dont give as much lift as a SPOA, I only have 30" tires and that looks a bit funny with SPOA, and I don't want the zuk to be too high.
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Re: Lifted springs

I am running the Calmini 3" lift springs with 30" tires on my Zuk and I think it rides about the same as stock. I am using DT 3000 shocks. I was going to get the 3" National springs because I heard they ride better than the Calmini springs, but got a deal on these so got them. If the National springs ride any better than mine I think you will be pleased. Just make sure to use some DT shocks.....If ordering from RRO they can set you up with the right shocks.
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Check out my website that I made for my old zuk which had 3" Nationals and 2" lifted (1" lift) Revolver shackles on 30" tires - web page
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one other thing to keep in mind - I had to wait almost 6 months to get the springs and shocks from RRO [img]images/graemlins/bs.gif[/img]
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Here is a pic of mine with 3" springs DT shocks and 1" longer shackles.

http://bbs.off-road.com/photobb/show...ss=&sort=1
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Re: Lifted springs

Yeah what pugrocker said [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

I ordered my shocks from RRO and they sent me the wrong front ones....I would shop around and see if someone has some used ones for sale.But if you do order from RRO make sure they have what you need in stock before you give them a credit card # ....If you want I can give you the DT shock #'s so you can be sure they quote you the right ones,or if you want to order thenm elsewhere.
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