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TOO MUCH LIFT! Need help.......
As some of you know, I'm building my Samurai up using a 4.3L etc. Right now, the stock YJ's are SPOA on Toy's. As it stands, it's fine. But after much debate and hair-pulling I may put on a 1" body lift. I HATE to do this but it will make so many things, SO much easier. And it'll make things possible that weren't otherwise. Here's the problem. With the above mentioned, it dwarfs my 33's. IMO, it does. Others may not think so but.....
I have a brand new set of 33" Grabber MT's (never used yet) on a brand new set of rims. I also have some cut 33" Boggers that I bought used but never used yet myself. In order to keep this lift height, I would need 35's minimum and at that, I would likely go with 36's instead. As you can see, that would push this rig to new limits; ones which I don't want to approach. So, the solution: bring down the lift.
I'm keeping the 1" body lift so that means the springs need addressing. The only thing that I can see being done is to go SPUA with lifted springs. Believe me, I wouldn't do this unless absolutely necessary. Now, assuming the SPOA alone raised it about 4 inches, I may look at getting 3" lift springs, or 2.5" if they exist. After they compress, it'll come down a bit but for now.... [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
At least with the SPUA, I don't need to worry about a trac bar (as much) and maybe not even a panhard bar. For now. But the sacrifice is ride quality and flex. Oh well, the missing links up front will help.
This brings me to a question: why do we always use rear YJ's all around? They came stock with 4 leafs in front, and 5's in the rear. Would the 4's be better up front? And I can't see them being too soft because the Jeeps are much heavier than our Zuk's. Not to mention, many Jeeps were 4.2 or 4.0's up front.
Guess I just want your input on this decision. I'm definitely NOT running 33's on SPOA lift. Looks hilarious IMO. And to buy new tires.....I don't think so. Even though I'm 6'5", I'd need a friggin' ladder to get in the thing [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
Anyone know anything about lifted YJ springs? Which to choose??? How about running the 4's up front: 5's in the rear?
Thanks for listening [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]