YJ Spring Question? ? ? - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Suzuki GEO All Discussion of all things, Suzuki and GEO

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2001, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 266
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
YJ Spring Question? ? ?

Right now my Ď86 Hard Top has stock springs, shocks, brake lines, sway bar, . . . well, just look at the picture in the book. Anyway, Iíve got a set of YJ springs from an old Ď87 J**P laying in the back yard. I donít want a lot of lift just yet. Iím looking for ride improvement. So I am thinking of installing the YJís UNDER the axles. Has anyone done this and if so, what about shock length, brake lines, drive shaft length, so on and so on? Iím going to fabricate my own attach points and shackles. (Not to worry, I are a welder).



<font color=red>Beat It To Fit . . </font color=red><font color=green>. . Paint It To Match</font color=green> [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
Bobcat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2001, 12:30 PM
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 1,346
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: YJ Spring Question? ? ?

Jeez, are you doing the shackle reverse system? That would let you put 31's in no problem. Heck you saw the 31's stuffed under Heidi's old blue rig when we were at zookin2k and it didnt do half bad, till Mark decided to change the radiator fluid that is. Why do you want to stay spua?

Just one more of the elite Samurai![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] External cage on a hardtop, x8ki wrn winch, M/L's,pny crb,98amp alt,32's, lckd f/r,
mxnhid is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2001, 01:04 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 1,745
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: YJ Spring Question? ? ?

Theres a bunch of info on swapping in YJ springs here http://www.hsp.rockcrawler.com but chris did his with SPOA.
Anton

<font color=blue>[b]Locked And Lifted![b][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]</font color=blue>
Anton is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2001, 03:50 PM
zukiman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: YJ Spring Question? ? ?

I don't see why you couldn't go with the Canyon State Shackle Reverse kit and keep the springs under the axle. You would stay low to the ground, have enough room to clear 30's I would think, and you'd have an awesome ride. And in the future, you could SPOA your Zuk to fit 33's.

I don't know what you would need to do as far as brake lines, shock lengths, or any of that because nobody's done a YJ SPUA as far as I know. You'd have to experiment. But you could probably get away with using stock driveshafts with Trail Tough's extended slip yokes if you keep front-end articulation limited. The bumpstops and shocks will limit you there anyways, being SPUA.

If you do decide to go this route, keep us updated! I would be very interested to hear how it works out for you. Good luck!

--Geoff Beasley

post #5 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2001, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 266
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: YJ Spring Question? ? ?

Why SPUA? Not real sure just looking for a better ride with a little lift. If the rig was going to be a serious off roader, Iíd go the SPOA and reverse shackles. The fact is, that my wife just might take over the Sami. Which is OK, then Iíd just have to build one for ME! :-) If I wanted to do any real off roading I would want the threaded ends of the u-bolts up and away from any rocks. ie, SPOA. Also, I got two other people who are interested in seeing this work Ďcause they both have a need for a better ride with limited lift.

Was playing with the springs today. Put the front YJ under the front tire and the rear YJ under the rear tire. (Not very scientific but, it did give me some idea about how much they will compress). The rear mounting should be a piece of cake. The front, on the other hand, will need some thinking. At 45 inches center to center under compression, the front spring posses a problem. The rear mounting point is doable with much the same fabrication as the rear one. Itís the front shackle hanger thatís a worry. Doesnít that have to be moved about 3 inches forward on the frame in order to keep the shackle angles right? Any ideas?

<font color=red>Beat It To Fit . . </font color=red><font color=green>. . Paint It To Match</font color=green> [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
Bobcat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome