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GLEN,I JUST GOT AN OFFER OF NEW WRANGLER SPRINGS ALL THE WAY AROUND FOR MY SPOA FOR MY 88 SAMI.I HAVE BREEZE MISSING LINKS ON NOW.ANY ADVICE? THANKS RANGER RICK

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Rangerrick, I know that I have cj springs from the front for my rear on the sammi. any front cj springs will work from 76 to 86 in year for the rear of your rig. I have not heard of them all around off a wrangler, and it really depends on the year. Tj's are the new ones with the round headlights, Yj's are the square headlights that tj's replaced and their springs are no good (except I heard early years of the Yj fit.) and cj's are the round headlight old j**ps that are so famous everywhere. Get on the j**p board and see if you can ask to buy a set. I got mine off there for 25$ a set. Met some great people online too. Hope that helps. Max

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The YJ springs are a great mod. The ride is super smooth and flex is awesome.

Unfortunately, your current missing links will not work with the YJ springs due to their extra width. If you wish though, YJ Missing Links can be built up. We are actually in production of Missing Links at this time.

The other thing to consider if you stay the Missing Link route is that the fixed end of the spring will still need to be addressed. You will have to cut, widen, move, and reweld the spring hangers themselves. If you can handle this level of modification, go for it! The YJ springs are awesome.

Another alternative is a bolt on kit for the YJ springs. We offer a front and rear bolt on system for the YJ springs. Its not cheap due to the level of fabrication.

Finally, you can fabricate your own mounting system. Remember that the springs are about 6" longer than Samurais and a 2.5" wide. Its a project that will take a bit of tinkering, but again, the results are great.


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Re: GLEN------SPRINGS

Just wondering, why do you have to move the hangers wider?

How wide are Suzuki springs - are the 2" or 2.36" like Toyota's?

If they are only 2.36" like Toyota springs I have ground slightly on the sides of the spring eyes and shaved the bushgings to get them to fit in Toyota hangers...

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thanks max for the info,ranger

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thanks glen,i will need to save some bucks to do this,i will be in touch,ranger rick

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YJ springs are a 2.5" wide spring as compared to the 2" wide Samurai springs. You will find that the YJ springs with bushings will not fit in the spring hangers on your Zuk. This is why they must be widened. They must also be moved to compensate for the substantially longer length of the YJ springs.

What we have done in setting up vehicles with YJ springs is to cut the actual spring hanger off the frame. Then cut it lengthwise in half. Widen it about 5/8" and weld the two halves to a baseplate of 3/16-1/4" material. Then you weld the whole new wider assembly back to your frame in the new position.... which you must determine beforehand for proper centering of the springs.


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.i have some steel plate and a metal band saw.this will work ,thanks ranger rick

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