Re: More Lift ?
Agreed, the prob is the rear front corners. I ran the 2" s/r with 31's. I did two things to lengthen the life of my treads:
I sawed the metal bracket that the flares bolt to right at the corner, notching about an inch deep into the body and about 3 1/3 inches lengthwise off. I then came back and cut/sanded the flare to match.
I noticed ofcourse that this threw off the geometry of the body line on the flares, and being the type of person that likes to keep a somewhat stock appearance on my Zuki, I just took sand paper and followed the new line I made on the corner all the way around the flare until the style line looked proper. Instead of having a perfect half circle shaped flare, I ended up with a half oval shape. My 31's only grabbed the corners at full compression afterwards. The major prob at that point was losing articulation from stuffing one tire into the body at less than full compression. So I started working on the 2" bod lift I'm currently cramming between the frame and body now. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Also, I've noticed most every Sam I see on stock springs has somewhat of a front end droop. I remedied this by adding 1" bushings to the front 2 and 1/2 " at the middle 4 lift points. This gave the Zuki a nice level setting and made the body lines look natural again. This also helps keep those tires off the corners of the flares.
A little wood screw in the corner where the flare meets the body molding kept the two pieces snug together for cosmetic appearance.
Also, there is a seam under the wheel well that you should take the BFH to, otherwise it will bite into the tire on the trail.
Neal the Zukiguy
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