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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-15-2000, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Stock Shocks Do they limit articulation?

I want all the articulation i can get out of my mostly stock samurai suspension. (only 2" shackles)
Do the stock shocks limit my travel in any way? If so can I make some shock extensions that will
help out? Thanks Mark

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-15-2000, 07:20 PM
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Re: Stock Shocks Do they limit articulation?

I don't know exactly what the limiter is on the stock suspension. One big thing is the sway bar. Just chuck that sucker, for some people it makes their sammies ride better on road, I didn't notice any difference, off-road it helped a lot.
One thing I'm gonna try while I'm still spring under is upper Ford shock towers and longer shocks along with longer brake lines.
I don't know if this wil make a difference, but I'm going spring over soon anyhow. I'm stilling collecting some info about the Front ford upper shock mounts from the mailing list but I'm gonna give em a try this spring when I get back home from college and can work on my Zuk.
Good Luck

Mike Schramm
88 Sammy in the garage
post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-16-2000, 11:36 AM
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Re: Stock Shocks Do they limit articulation?

Stock shocks limit suspension travel if your suspension is too tall for them. at 1" of lift though (your 2" taller shackles), they will not be limiting your articulation. Easy way to see this is twist it up until a tire lifts, then do the same with a shock pulled. You will see no difference. The limiter is that the stock springs in spring under configuration just don't flex that well. Lifted springs are an SPOA are what increase articulation. Not shackles on stock springs.
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