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Old 04-08-2014, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got my first samurai it's a 86 hardtop , was looking at front leaf springs and they are flat. Is this normal on factor springs or are they wore out.
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Sounds like its time for a new set of springs ,May as well do the shocks and bushes while your at it. makes a huge diffrence
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Thanks that's what I figured it sure rides pretty good though haha
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Just got my first samurai it's a 86 hardtop , was looking at front leaf springs and they are flat. Is this normal on factor springs or are they wore out.
Stock front springs are pretty much flat....so it is normal, IMO.
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Stock front springs are pretty much flat....so it is normal, IMO.

Dam that means i destroyed a set (one of) OME`s or something non stock when i hit the stump.
Springs off my spare car 93 model seem flatter with one less leaf then the ones that came installed on the 89.
I be in the market for set of OME`s because the stock ones don`t feel as good as the ones i originally had.
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Stock springs are flat.... Sky is 100% correct.
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just got my OMEs delivered from lowrange yesterday. cant wait to get the new suspension installed and out on the trail
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just got my OMEs delivered from lowrange yesterday. cant wait to get the new suspension installed and out on the trail

I can not wait too update again either ,Something not right about the standards after driving on a tough set.So different, I was sure they were just buggered , Especially hard turns, Feels more lightly too roll over. It wont but it just feels like that ,Too soft
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i went with 1.5" shackles and 1.5" ome springs. was a little leary about the shackles, but william at lowrange talked me into them. im really curious to see what this lift will look and feel like.
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i went with 1.5" shackles and 1.5" ome springs. was a little leary about the shackles, but william at lowrange talked me into them. im really curious to see what this lift will look and feel like.
I went with the same springs and no shackles. Yours should end up 3/4 inch taller. The tires are 28". BFG lists the size as 27.5", but with new tread, they measure over 28" (measured the hub center to ground/2).
Here's an idea of what the springs alone get you:



The yellow one in the back is set up the same. The springs seem to be keeping their arch pretty well, as it hasn't sagged any.
What shocks did you decide to go with?
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