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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-30-2001, 10:39 PM
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Sammy rear springs on the front....

I know this has been covered before...so my apologies for a redundant question. As it happens, I came across a STUPID deal on a bunch of parts from a Zuki (was hoping to buy the whole truck, instead looks like I'm just liberating a ton of parts cheap).

Anyway, I have the opportunity to take a set of stock sammy springs and put them on the front of my Zuk. I recall (I think) reading that they will flex better and offer ~ 1" of additional lift. Thoughts?

I really like the Wrangler idea...but that kit is WAY more expensive than was let on in a post on here a few days ago. I am still struggling with the idea of spending $500 + in one mod on a truck which cost $900...

I know, I know...I'll get over it in time. For now, however, I'm looking for cool interim moves to make.

Is it usually sammy springs to the front and cj springs on the rear? Do the cj springs fit the perches and are they a 'bolt-in' length?

FINALLY, anybody got any 'lift' springs they want to unload. Like most of you, I'm making my way up the food chain in mods, so even less flexy springs like Ranchos would be fine for me at this stage. If you're selling, let me know...I'm itching to go bigger (without spring over-yet).

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Re: Sammy rear springs on the front....

Come on...8 people have read this-no opinions??????

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Re: Sammy rear springs on the front....

Rear springs up front will also move your axle forward about one inch, which is good for getting larger tires off your wheelwells. I haven't personally done the swap but I have read alot about it. You can run a 2" shackle to bolt the springs on but it will push the shackle way forward and it looks goofy. Glenn sells a kit for $55 that cures that problem. You can also go with a missing link or drop-link shackle instead. That's all i got, good luck.

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Re: Sammy rear springs on the front....

Micheal, Im a 100% with you. 900+ dollars, if i was putting that kind of money out on the table for a suspension then id do coil over because its so much more streetable too. I still am looking into this yj thing because I think I can fab something, but it most likely wont be so nice. I have the rear springs up front but i use a Missing Link shackle system on all four corners. It gives crazy flex compared to just a regular spoa. Your rig isnt spoa is it though? It needs to be if its not. You use cjs in the rear and rear springs up front. A nice deal is Geoff is selling his Lifted Rancho springs, cj springs and ML's for 200$ at dave az's site in the classifieds section. But again shipping from cali will kill you......

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Re: Sammy rear springs on the front....

Geoff's springs and Missing Links are here at my place in Arizona, so the springs would be cheapest going to someone in Cali or AZ. There's been a lot of interest in the springs, but so far nobody's coughed up any money yet. We can charge a credit card too.

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Re: Sammy rear springs on the front....

Dave, I don't need any springs or missing links, but could you charge my credit card? I think my wife must have run the batteries down on it because it won't work anymore.

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