tired suspension - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Suzuki GEO All Discussion of all things, Suzuki and GEO

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2000, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 1,355
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
tired suspension

As everyone can probably tell by now,I have a major project vehicle in my hands but had a question.When I put my shackles on 'bout a month ago,my front springs almost lay straight instead of curving slightly upwards.was I supposed to put a spacer on my axle or are my springs just cashed?And if the scenario is i need new springs,Where can I get close to stock or just about a 1 inch lift from them,seeing that Im only runnin' 225's on right now?Thanks
f
mudslide is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2000, 05:29 PM
Keyboard Implanted
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: western MA. USA
Posts: 3,064
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: tired suspension

Are you SPOA? if so the front will be flat if using stock springs.

Glenn Loud
87' Zuke Spoa, 31's, 4.16 tcase, Camo,Header,2"exhuast, Cam.
Locked both ends, 8klb winch, Snorkel -Wildweasel2
NE4WI- club
wildweasel is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2000, 08:02 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Posts: 1,331
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: tired suspension

How long are the shackles you put on? An easy way to strengthen your stock springs would be to add some CJ leaves (2"wide) to the stock pack. I used to run a Calmini S/R with 2 CJ leaves added to the stock front pack with good results. The front leaf springs were--Front main,rear leaf(2nd to top leaf) then 2 CJ springs. They didn't sag any. You could probably pick up a set of front CJ springs fairly cheap, mine were free.

88.5 Samurai is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2000, 09:20 PM
WSB
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 1,135
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: tired suspension

Mine went flat also when I added a 1" shackle to the front. Ended up
breaking a rear spring so I bought some Ranchos 1.5" replacement springs.
The Ranchos gives you about 1.5" to 2" lift. They are still pretty flat,
only a slight upward arch to them. Their not cheap by any means.
Or you can get some used CJ springs and mix and match until you get the
desired ride height and arch.

Wayne

WSB is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2000, 10:38 PM
Old Hand
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: austin, tx
Posts: 702
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: tired suspension

Can you mix and match jeep yj springs with the zuk's also?

ZUK ON !!
ZuksRule is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2000, 07:01 AM
WSB
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 1,135
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: tired suspension

I think that the YJ springs are too wide to use on the Zuki springs.

Wayne

WSB is offline  
post #7 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2000, 10:57 AM
JKing
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: tired suspension

are you having stock samurai springs up front? Aren't they flat in the first place?
I am runnig stock springs with a 2inch or 2.5 inch longer shackle (can't remember exactly how long) and they still remain flat.

JKing
Malaysia
post #8 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2000, 10:59 AM
WSB
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 1,135
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: tired suspension

Yeah, they are pretty near flat to begin with!


WSB is offline  
post #9 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2000, 01:01 PM
Keyboard Implanted
 
Yankee Tim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Northern Catskill Mountains, NY
Posts: 4,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: tired suspension

When my '94 was new, there was the ever so slight curve in the front springs. Whatever curve they had disappeared after the first 10K miles.

If you want a spring that will never lose arch, try Trailmaster. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

Yankee Tim

Yankee Tim is offline  
post #10 of (permalink) Old 08-22-2000, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 1,355
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: tired suspension

Hey Yankee Tim(Or anybody else),where on the web if any can I browse for the trailmasters?are they cheaper than Rancheros?

mudslide is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome