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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-13-2000, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Need Front Shock Recommendations

This weekend I moved my front shock mounts to enable the use of longer shocks. I used the stock numbers I found on the Suzuki BBS for the longer Autozone shocks and I found are these shocks are way too soft. During normal driving these shocks result in too much body roll when cornering (bordering dangerous) and it feels like I don't even have shocks at all. Can someone recommend a shock that gives a little more firm ride than these? I am looking for a shock that will work with the following: 5.5" SPOA Breeze perches, 1" shackle lift, and both front shock mounts moved for more travel. I am going to be swapping to missing links and Samurai/CJ spring combo soon. Thanks.

Tim Martin
87' Samurai, SPOA, 31's, 1" shackle lift, Hi-lift jack, everything else bone stock.
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Re: Need Front Shock Recommendations

Go with the DT 3000 series. We have an order coming in later this week.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2000, 09:11 AM
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Re: Need Front Shock Recommendations

I agree with Tim. The DT3000s are the best we've found for Samurais. Numerous places have them and we carry them in stock as well.

Keep in mind that it sounds like you have a custom shock setup. What you will want to do is compress your front suspension all the way, bury it! Then take a measurement between your mounts. This is the compressed shock measurement you'll need to give to the place you order them from. The reason for this is that a compressed measurement gives you the longest shock you can fit, without being too long. Shocks too long cuase damage to the shock and or vehicle. A shock too short only costs a little downtravel. Remember to measure by compression, NOT extension!
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