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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2009, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Fixing up my sammy. Advice?

Hey i have a 91 suzuki samurai JL with 79k miles on it and i have decided to make it into a project and fix it up. The first thing is that it occasionaly squeals when i let off the clutch, any idea what this is. Is my clutch breaking? Im new at this so yeah. Also i want to lift it 3 inches and was thinking of buying this suspension kit

3" Suspension System, 1981-95 Samurai SJ410 and SJ413 models|Zaib4x4.Com

and getting some mechanic buds of mine to help me install it. Is it a good one? It sounds good and i read some reviews and they say its pretty good and easy to install. Then i was going to grab some Hankook all terrain tires. Do i need to regear my axles tho? Cuz im 19 and live with my GF so i have no money at all and im on a very tight budget, so i cant really afford it right now. Will i break anything if i dont regear my stock axles? I dont drive fast and im careful when im off roading. Well any advice and answers to my questions would be awesome! Thanks guys =)
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Hey Uber...

If $ is really tight, consider this:

You can gain 3" lift just buy doing a SPOA (spring over axle conversion).

This entails just switching the axles from the top of the leaf springs to the bottom of them. You will need to purchase some new spring perches to weld on Check here Sky Mfg


Keep the OE shock plates and re-install the stock shocks at the higher location, buy some longer brake lines to make up for the 3" lift. Get a 'Z' bar to account for the steering change. Then go get yourself some 29" or 30" tires and you should be able to have a whole lotta fun with that and save a bundle to boot.

Good Luck!

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im trying to fit 31"s on my sammy could a SPOA do 4 inches?
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spoa with 31's will do just fine. i had 32's on my zuk with just a basic spoa with only a little rubbing of the springs

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Ya... What Freebird said... you can squeeze the tires that you're looking for under it. My point was that you can lift & wheel for very little $$$, doing the SPOA as mentioned earlier can be done for as little as $100 or so (without tires & wheels) Shucks with 30x9.5's you could prolly put those on the stock wheels that you have now and not worry too much...if'n you got the xtra cash pop for the 31x10.50's with 15x8 wheels and rock it.

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