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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-21-2001, 12:26 AM
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LIFT QUESTION!!!!!

Ok guys, give me everything yall know on how to lift it to get 31x10.50 tires!

I am probably going to do a SPOA conversion. I can weld. Whats the cheapest possible way to get my sammy lifted. but done right. It is my daily driver. Is there anything i need that is important beside shocks? THanks for the info!

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Re: LIFT QUESTION!!!!!

well what kind of 'wheeling do you do. if you don't need the flex but want the lift you can run what I run on my spare rig. Spoa without the shock mounts. that way you can still run the original shocks and don't have to buy new ones. basically it's the spring mounts, z-bar, brake lines and driveline spacers. this is a cheap set up. and still works great on a daily driver if you want the flex add the shock parts later. plus when you get into it (which you will) you can add a yj kit because your basic spoa is already done. hope that helps

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Re: LIFT QUESTION!!!!!

SOA will get you the lift you need.
Remove the anti-sway bar - you won't notice that it's gone.
You'll have to weld on spring perches and you can use your existing shocks if you relocate the mount to keep it in the original position (weld a tab onto the U-bolt plate). Otherwise, extend the towers or go to a different size shock.
You'll need extended brake lines, driveline spacers, and a 3" drop pitman arm.
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Re: LIFT QUESTION!!!!!

All what I did to my ex. original-class competition suzy was removed those front bumber brackets, add 2" longer shacles and cut fenders from end of last groove (about 1.5"). Now they are turning "almost" whitout rubbing (except lightly at full compression and full turning). I will post some pic of it little later...
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Here is one pic of my ex. whit BFG MT 31x10.5 on 8" rims
It's that white/blue before Mitsubishi...

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And here is another picof it. Now after Mitsu.

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....sorry, BEFORE Mitsubishi and AFTER my LWB [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif[/img]

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Re: LIFT QUESTION!!!!!

At the bare minimum and for safety, you need (gusseted, not trailer perches)spring pads and brake lines. For the bare minimum that doesn't suck to drive, the above and steering correction.
http://www.rocky-road.com/spoa.html

Feel free to give us a call (888-801-7271) if you like and we can go over how to get you SPOA and how to piecemeal together a system that you can build on such that you're not wasting money, and you'll work your way toward a great flexing SPOA system.

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Re: LIFT QUESTION!!!!!

Since you can weld I would say SPOA is your best way to go. I personally would go with the Breeze spring perches or RRO's. I recently went SPOA and I love it. You can buy just the parts you need depending on how much money you want to spend.

http://www.northcoastoffroad.com/ sells the Breeze products which is were I purchased the parts for my SPOA.

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thanks for the info! n/t

thanks for the info, i'll probably give you a call at rocky-road.

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