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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-26-2000, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Im getting ready to lift my samurai and i have a few questions. I only want to run a 31.10.50. Maybe a 32. I just really dont see the point in running any bigger for the kind of wheeling i do (read: I have a built scout that was built for tellico and is too big for local "trails").

So, I was wondering what i should do. SPOA, or SPUA. Also, i dont want to use the stock springs. They are kinda bent and flat (read:samurai has been to hell and back way too many times in stock form).

I read rocky roads lift information page and i have talked them several times and im still at a loss. The samurai see's alot of street use but does its fair share of wheeling on local trails, which are mostly mud. I dont rockcrawl so awesome droop etc. are really not that big of an issue. But I am looking to get some wheel travel.

Any advice/inputis greatly appreciated, as im getting tired of cleaning the interior because i drove under another mudhole.

Thanks and sorry for the long post.

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Maybe a set of good lift springs would do the job. Some 3" Nationals or Calmini springs with some 1" longer shackles would clear 31's. You could also go spring over with some shorter lift springs. Calmini has a new 1.5" spring that would probably work well spring over. There's alot of choices.

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I was in about the same situation when I started to lift my zuk. I was thinking about a SPOA but decided against it due to the condition of my stock springs. I finally went with a set of 3" Natioanl springs from RRO. I also swapped in a set of 2" taller shackles. I put on a set of 30x9.5 BFGs on 15x8 rims for now. I want to move up to some Swampers or Thornbirds (maybe 31's) later. But for now, I love it. The ride is much improved over the stock springs. I do need to correct my caster angles due to the taller shackles, but it isn't that bad. I did notice a power drop (5th is almost useless) as a result of the larger tires so I would recommend you also think about changing your gearing soon after if you go with 31's. They will probably really eat at your power band. Good Luck.

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Re: Lifts/ long post

I am running 31's with a 4.5" SPOA, 1.5" Rancho springs, Relocated shocks, zlink, etc. Seems to
work pretty good for me. Still need to regear, and maybe a locker in ther rear. But for the local trails
I do fine. It gets driven to work most everyday also.


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