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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-15-2003, 10:56 PM
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hey there everyone. Im going to raise my 88 samurai, and i am going to make longer shackles, about 1 inch longer than stock, im just wondering if ill need to change anything else if i do so, thanks.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-16-2003, 01:09 AM
 
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Re: lifting samurai

The short answer is no, but 1 inch longer shackels will only give you 1/2 inch lift ride height - Hardly worth the effort. Try search (top of the index) in the suzuki section should find all you need there.

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It's worth the effort if your stock springs are so worn that they are resting on the bumpstops! [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: lifting samurai

Howdy!

Like MUDFKR said, try the search function. There's a button up top for it. It is a little confusing if you aren't used to it, though. You want to make sure you pick "AND" not "Entire Phrase", then make sure to specify searching all posts, not jsut the last week. You could try the words "shackle", "lift" (without the quotes) though that will get you a LOT of posts. If you are specifically concerned with whether or not you will need shocks (for example) than maybe add the word "shocks" to the list, etc.

Like someone else said, inch-longer shackles will only give you 1/2" of lift. That was acaully the fgirst mod I did to my samurai a few years ago. If you want an inch of lift, you will need 2" longer shackles. IIt is my understanding that trying to get more than 1" of lift from just shackles starts to get weird, since the shackles will be very tall and you might start to have issues with lateral movement in the suspension.

Are you lifting it for looks? To fit larger tires? A little more info and we can help with more specific answers. If your springs are really tired, you can also use some Jeep CJ add-a-leafs to boost it up some, at the cost of ride quality.

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thank you for your help, its apreciated. And now that you mention it, ill go bigger than that haha, thanks.
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