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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-05-2001, 01:07 PM
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rocky-road coil suspension kit?

I have about 5 grand to spend on my samuri and i was thinking about buying this kit http://www.rocky-road.com/coil.html I have a crackerbox welder and access to a big welder and i am a decent mechanic. I am thinking of getting the deluxe coil suspension package. What are the downfalls of this system? I plan to run 33 inch swamper boggers with it. the cost is 2500 bucks, is that a good price for that type of system is it worth it. I do alot of rockcrawling and alot of mudding. I was also looking at there 35" combo tire kit http://www.rocky-road.com/zukdrive.html about half way down the page other than that some lockers and a good winch. I am some what new to modifing samuri's, i have been fourwheeling mine stock for about three years and i decided to make it alot better, am i headed in the right direction?


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Re: rocky-road coil suspension kit?

Snap, crackle, and pop. That'll be the name of your Zuk when it's done.

Just kidding. What with all the breaking of axles nowadays, I'd be leery of running 33" Boggers on the stock axles, but that's just me.

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I'D CHECK THE 4 SALE BOARDS. FOR $5000 YOU CAN BUY A ZOOK SOMEONE ALREADY SPENT $10000 ON. I PERSONALLY PREFER THE SPIDERTRAX.COM QUARTER ELIPTIC SET UP. MIGHT WANNA CHECK IT OUT AS WELL. I'D ALSO SWAP TO BIGGERBETTER AXLES.

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Re: rocky-road coil suspension kit?


Hi Mike. if you have any specific questions about the coil setup or gearing combo packages, feel free ti email me direct [email protected]

I can probably also get you the email addresses of a few folks that have the systems on their vehicle if you're interested so you can poke some questions at them. I think everyone has been very pleased so far. Our complete package is a nice setup too since we give you the steering, shocks, drivelines, etc.


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I'd sell ya my zuk for $5K!

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Re: rocky-road coil suspension kit?

This is your set up then, The attachment is a buddy of mine in WA.

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I've been running 35" Boggers on stock axles for yrs now, with no problem. Its all about knowing your limits and keeping the right foot light at times.

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Re: rocky-road coil suspension kit?

Here's another picture of Bill's friend from WA. He is running the first production version of the Shaeffer Offroad coil setup. Samit (white zuk) is running the prototype version of that suspension. I have pics on my website from the Rubicon run at http://members.home.net/mmartinez




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Re: rocky-road coil suspension kit?

That coil setup worked pretty well on the rocks. The white zuk on the ramp on the RRO page belongs to Samit (I think that's how his name is spelled).

I would recommend going to Toyota axles or D44's if you plan on running that large of a tire.

You can also look into running the YJ springs. If you do it yourself, it can be done pretty cheaply and the performance is great. A lot of the cost on all of these suspensions ends up being things like brakelines, driveshafts, and so on.

I went spring over with a YJ s/r kit with new driveshafts, brakelines, shocks, etc for a little under $2000. I haven't received my rear driveshaft yet to really flex it out yet.


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Re: rocky-road coil suspension kit?

That was Keith Willison's vehicle that tipped over.

Couldn't say he wasn't asking for it though :^)

Cool shot of the suspension by the way, Mark. Thanks!

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