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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-03-2003, 01:25 AM
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leaf questions

Im sure this has been asked a few times. I have calmini 3 inch leafs on my 87 zuk. I like the lift but the ride is a bit stiff. I want to know about using jeep leafs. Because they are a dime a dozen, and from what I hear, they are a little softer. My questions is do I use jeep fronts, rears or both. And off of which jeep? What about bushings. jeep or zuk? anything else I need to know before I do this?
Thanks for the help.
Tom.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-03-2003, 01:40 AM
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Re: leaf questions

To answer your question "do I use jeep fronts, rears or both. And off of which jeep?" YES.
Are you planning on buying a kit or building your own ?
The first thing is the width of the springs.
CJ fronts are the same (or real close) as a sami.
The rears are wider, so are the YJ's.
I am running sami rear's up front and YJ's rears in the rear. So how much work are you wanting to do ?
As far as the ride goes, mine is nice and soft [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: leaf questions

>>> Sami rears up front.
??? Is this because they are heavier ????

>>>> YJ's Rear
???? I guess you have to move mounts for springs right ?
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Re: leaf questions

more questions:
I saw on ebay someone was selling Rancho springs, just one pair of them that they said would give you 1.5" of lift. They said to use in front and jeep springs in rear ............anyone done this ?????
I guess it is the same therory as sami rears up front and jeep rear.
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Re: leaf questions

Alot of the guy's from zukisouth ran that setup on there zuk's.from everthing ive ever heard thats a good setup and flex is good as well as the ride.......... [img]images/graemlins/RockOn.gif[/img]
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Re: leaf questions

So with the 1.5" lift in front and jeep springs in rear it must sit level ????
If anyone did this let me know or please post pics....TY
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Re: leaf questions

I looked around went back to Zuki South Only pic. Mike Dugan had on the site was when he had the 1.5 inch springs at all 4 corners,After that setup he went to a 1.5 rear spring upfront a cj in the rear.(couldn't find those pics. I beleave thats the setup he had in the zukmelt pics tho !!

Also I beleave Chris Robbins, Tim (The Toolman)(I still haven't seen his new zuk he built after his other one was stolen),Jammie (Monzuki) MonZuki all run on there zukis or did at one time.

All these guy's are on this BBS, I lost all my links so maybe they will pop up and send you some pics and specs.


Before people started going to the YJ setup that was the setup to use.Most people ran ranco 9010 shocks up front and ranco 9012 in the rear.

My brother runs the ranco 1.5 rear springs front & rear of his zuk with enought room to run 33" bfg. You can see his here Quadzuki (His is the blue one -Matt-)

Hope that helps !!!!!

Later Turk...... [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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Re: leaf questions

Yep...seems the way to go.......saw these Rancho springs on ebay.....sounds like a good deal so far.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=33584
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