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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-28-2000, 03:24 PM
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SPOA little by little

I am thinking of going SPOA and I was thinking of doing on phases

first I would do the spring swap and steering correction, together with longer brake lines. (Will forget about articulation on step 1)

Some time in the future I would go with the driveline spacers, shock mounts and longer shocks.(to take care of articulation)

Am I missing something ?? can it be done like this ??

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Re: SPOA little by little

you need to do drive line spacers in the first part of your spoa as well as your shocks and brake lines .as the frame gets farther away from the axles the drive shafts and other parts get shorter.RR

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Re: SPOA little by little

Rui,

not 100% sure but you could get away with your plan... if you leave the short shocks on you won't articulate too much and therefore (IMHO) you wont NECESARILY need the longer shocks and spacers.

anyway, you might want to look into TrailTough extended slip yoke, as it seems to be the better setup (as compared to spacers).

i guess there is someone on the list that has done it in stages and can comment from first hand experience ...

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Re: SPOA little by little

that is what i did on my samurai, except i have yet to do a steering correction. all i did was get longer brake lines and extend the driveshafts(which i did myself although i wouldn't recommend it) it dosn't acrticulate all that well, but i will get longer shocks later. right now i have to get my new motor installed.

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Re: SPOA little by little

You dont need driveshaft spacers right away, i went for a long time without them, driving hard, lots of downward flex, i finally put some in tho. Steering and brakes is important.
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I went with a staged spoa. The steering, spacers, and perches were first. The brake lines were dropped by a bracket. The 4.16 Tcase went in at this point as well as a 4wd front axle. I drove for awhile with stock shocks and stock brake lines. Later I put in the extended brake lines when I put in birfield rings and 33s. The next stage was to put in shock mounts and long doetsh techs. The next step is not done yet, but will be 1.5 OME springs in the rear and probably welded closed M links up front w/ a hybrid spring pack. It helps to have a long range plan and be able to look at what works for others and to be able to adjust your lift to your findings.

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Re: SPOA little by little

thanks everyone. I will go forward as planned.
If I go with wraparound perches I just have to weld them parallel to the old ones, right ? Or do I have to do some measurements ??

If I go with 4,5 perches and stock springs how many driveline spacers will I need and how big should they be ??

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Re: SPOA little by little

I strongly suggest the spacers and the BL extensions along with your spring perch. Also, the angle do change a bit to properly set up the front and rear axles.

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Re: SPOA little by little

If you change the angles on the front end for the drive shaft, does that change the front wheel alignment?

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Re: SPOA little by little

You don't want to get carried away on the front axle maybe 1 degree at most. Depends on how the rest of the suspension is set up. With the way I now have my suspension, it would have been better to go 2 degree negative as I am now running a 2 degree shim. I will likely grind the weld off in the spring time and rotate slightly to ditch the shims. The rear is a different story, but it still depends on the final suspension.

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