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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-05-2009, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lifting Sammy i have some Questions plz answer

Hey all im doing a SPOA lift on my 91 samurai and putting 33" tires on it. One question is 12.5 wide to wide for the sammy? Do i need spacers? Another question is how much of a lift would my SPOA give me? I was guessing 4-5 inches and enough to fit the 33" tires yes? Thanks ahead of time for answering my QQs
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If you add a 2" body lift, on a 5.5" SPOA, you'll fit 33"s if you bumpstop it correctly. Also, 2" backspaced rims are needed for 12.50" wide tires.

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Ya what he said...OR... go with a 6" lift and forget the body lift altogether. Keep in mind that once you go into the 33" arena you are bound to break something depending on driving style and what kinda terrain. I have been running 31's for 8 years now and am very pleased with performance and dependability.... as long as I stay off the REALLY BIG rocks. Been there and my belly scrapes a whole lot more than the JP guys with 35+... but I can keep up with them.

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I did a Spring over and put Wagoneer springs on my rig.
I just rub a little at full compression and full lock using 33 x 14.5 Boggers.
Had to re-work my front rims for more back spacing--I was hitting the springs at full lock.
If I were to start over, I would Not do a spring over.---I would trim the fenders and wheel wells. Keep the CG down. Just my opinion based on 8 years of spring wrap.

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I did a Spring over and put Wagoneer springs on my rig.
I just rub a little at full compression and full lock using 33 x 14.5 Boggers.
bumpstops. Proper bump stopping prevents rub on compression. Rub during turning means 1 of two thing. Improper backspacing (for size of tire) or just too wide a tire.

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Very true Yankee Tim.
When I put the wagoneer springs on, I should have inboarded the springs.
I centered them where the originals were, which helped to create the spring rub, in addition to the wider taller tires. The springs are almost 1" wider than the zuke springs which moved them outboard by 1/2 inch.
Just was not thinking.
Other than that, this build has worked great. I have only been through 2 Barfields---And that was after I put the ARB Locker in the front.

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I agree with everything allrdy posted here even with 10.5 tires I rub alittle at full turn. Rims with backspacing is the key here, and I would also ditch the body lift idea and just do the extra lift if needed.

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my 2 cents...

Going to 6 inches of suspension lift also makes for driveline problems.

Check this classic article on samurai lifts from an old pro:

Ack's FAQ: Your 4X4 Portal To All Things Suzuki/Geo

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