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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2000, 05:49 PM
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Spring Swap?

I have an '85 samurai and want to put the front springs in the rear. Is this possible without shackle modifcations?

What sort of affect does this have on overall handling if it is possible?

From my measurements it appears as though you can put the fronts in the rear, but I'm no professional. The reason I ask is that the rears are sagging under all of the extra weight I have on the tailgate and rear of the car storage area.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2000, 07:54 AM
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Re: Spring Swap?

the front springs are to short to put in the rear, but you can take a couple of leaves from the front spring pack and add them to the rear spring pack to stiffen it up.i did this on mine and it seemed to help still could be a little stiffer though.mike

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2000, 08:59 AM
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Re: Spring Swap?

We make a bolton rear-to-front swap kit. It uses your xisting shackles. The only change in handling is a more comfortable ride and quite a bit more wheel travel. Definitely a far better way to go than retaining stock length springs up front.

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