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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-25-2001, 11:50 AM
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What does it take to put stock rear Sami springs in the front? I currently have the Calmini S/R.

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Re: rear springs to front

a kit from RRO for like $55

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Re: rear springs to front

I don't think you can with the S/R unless you extend the front out some. The springs are longer and you don't want to move the wheels closer to the back of your fender well. I have a RRO SPOA on mine and when I tried putting the rears up front I got a servere death wobble, had to take them back off again. My rig was at AZ Dave's for like 2 weeks, the cause was never found.


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Did you have the tires balanced? That seems to be a major part of death wobble.

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Re: rear springs to front

We even tried different tires and wheels, we tried too many things to list here. I think I just have one of the few zuks that don't like longer springs. I suspect that my frame may not be square.......


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You probably chaged the pinion angle/caster too much.

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Thought of that, correcting the caster was the first thing tried.


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The exact same thing happened to me. We put rears up front on my brothers zuk and it worked out perfect. Then later we did mine and I get this death wobble around 40. One of the springs is tweaked, but I with a z-link and dropped pitman arm still a wobble around 40 and only there. If anyone has any Ideas I'd be interested.

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Don't drive over 40. that would solve it.
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Death wobbles & humor aside. So with the Calmini S/R I can't put rear springs on the front? Also, what does the RRO kit consist of.
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