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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-07-2000, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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a SPOA Calmini 5\"er?

Just wondering,

Anyone ever do a SpOA on a rig that has the Calmini 5"er? Just wondering. I figure it would have between 10-11" of lift. I also figure that it would fall over if you sneezed in its general direction.

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Re: a SPOA Calmini 5\"er?

I've seen several on the web with a spring over and a Calmini shackle reverse, but I don't recall seeing any with the lifted springs also. That would be atleast 10" of lift. What about the driveshafts, brake lines and steering? Oh, and a step ladder if you fill up those fenders!

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Re: a SPOA Calmini 5\"er?

We've sold quite a few SPOA kits to guys with those lifts. Most have thrown the springs away since they're so stiff but kept the shackle reverse part. There have been some though that stacked one on top of the other for fitting 33's. Keep in mind that the shackle reverse part really downsizes the size fo tire you can run due to the rearward action of the front tires. Otherwise with this height of lift combination you should be able run 35's comfortably. With the S/R, you ca only run the 33's without substantial rubbing of the front tires to the rear of the fender wells.

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Re: a SPOA Calmini 5\"er?

Right now I'm setting up a 86 hard top on 5.5" calmini shackle reversal on top of spoa with a 2" body lift.I'm planning on running 38" boggers.If you take a look at the yellow sammy on the main sammy page I should be about 1-2" taller than him.Its gonna take alot of work to do it though just about everything has to be fabricated in some way to accomodate such a lift and I'll probably tear it up in the first week,but the full size trucks can only dream.I'm guessing total time to finish is about 1 year.I'm not gonna rush it.

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Re: a SPOA Calmini 5\"er?

A friend of mine, Eric Bewley off of the Izook staff has the Calmini kit, 5 inch, a SPOA, and full width dana 44's..its about 12 inch's of lift, axle moved forward 2 inch's, and 35 15.5 SX's, they can stuff into the fenders as well as drop out of sight.....its quite mean, E-mial him and he will send you a picture of it....Sky.

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