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Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Waldorf, Maryland
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Re: Cheap Shocks
Here is the scoop on the AutoZone/NAPA parts you can get for your zook.
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Front red ryder shocks - 81440
Rear red ryder shocks - 81538
These shocks sell for about $10 each. The rear shocks measure 14.5" compressed and 24" extended. I would imagine the fronts measure about the same. To use either of these shocks you will need to relocate your shock mounts. They give a pretty descent ride on the street and off-road and are a lot less expensive than some other name brands.
AutoZone also has U-joints for the Samurai that run about $7 and are greasable. Several people have used them with great success, however you may want to hold on to your old C-clips because the new ones may be too thick.
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Front extended brake hoses - 38541
Rear extended brake hoses - 38688
If they can not get lines as soon as you like, you can marry two sets together using four of the NAPA brake line nipples - 3325.
87' Samurai sitting on jack stands in driveway under construction… stay tuned.