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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-28-2001, 01:52 AM
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235\'s on my stock rig

I'm in the process of installing 235x75R15's on my stock '86 Sammy. So far I have had to trim my front bumper, no big deal, but I have found that I also have to trim the lower bumper mount bracket. Anyone else experience this? I am hesitating to cut the lower bumper mount since doing so will force me to have to drill a new mounting hole and then I won't be able to easily fit an aftermarket bumper since my mount holes will be different.

Aside from rubbing on the bumper bracket the tires don't seem to hit anywhere else. I took the rig out and tried to flex the suspension and look for any contact points but I didn't see any. Is there anyone who has had any experience doing this? You might ask why I don't just buy a $60 shackle lift and the reason is I'm cheap, plus I am under the impression that the shackle lift changes the caster angle causing poor handling.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-28-2001, 02:10 AM
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Re: 235\'s on my stock rig

That's a fact. You have to run shims with a shackle lift or your zuk will be all over the road.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-28-2001, 02:30 AM
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Re: 235\'s on my stock rig

Rockrider been there done that and learned the hard way.
Yes you have to cut off your bumper mounts, yes you have to manufacture a better bumper. yes your tyres will hit the inner guard and get cut. Yes you will want more travel. and yes you will eventually go, "F#$%& it I might as well go the whole hog, cos I'm havin soooooo much fun man"
But what the heck, just have fun, cos that's why we buy Zooks in the first place, right?
A quote from an Austruckinfalian mag I read recently, "A Suzuki is for life".
Man that's true, so's a dog, but now many guys trade in their wife more often.
Whoops gettin philosoflical here, time for bed.
Alfie.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-28-2001, 02:45 AM
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Re: 235\'s on my stock rig

Well, I'm glad to hear that I'm on the right track. Even though the wheel wells are stuffed, I think the rig looks pretty good. Oh, I forgot to mention that I'm using wider, white spoke style rims off a full size Ford Bronco.

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Re: 235\'s on my stock rig

None of the aftermarket bumpers I have seen use the stock bumper mounts so it is safe to cut them. I cut mine completely off and run 31's and a trailtough bumper.


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