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Old 05-03-2008, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1986 Samurai. It's completely stock except for 215 mud tires. I'm wanting to lift it 2-3" and would like to find the smoothest riding lift. I will drive it some on the street and then on the roads on our deer lease. It's is either pavement, dirt roads or mud.

Any ideas on the smoothest riding lift? I do not want to go over 2-3" of lift.

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My buddy John son has a Calmini 3" lift on his 91 Samurai Soft-Top w/ 30x9.5-15 BFGoodrich A/T KO an it rides pretty smooth compared to stock suspension on both street & 2Hi trails.

Here's Calmini Samurai Home Page & Calmini Samurai Suspensions Main Page Links

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I will check into the Calmini springs.

Anyone use Old Man Emu springs?
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Here is a pic of my Samurai.
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She beautiful

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rig looks nice. are you in the US? the best ride (at least from what i hear and what i want to do) is the installation of the jeep YJ (87-95 wrangler) springs.

sky maufacturing is the kit i have been drooling over.


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if it is sprung over axle you will achieve much more lift than desired. but if you go sprung under (depending on condition of springs) you achieve about 2 inches.

i have a 3 inch calmini lift on my samurai, when ever i get around to doing this i will put on a 1 inch poly-body lift. to even it back out to a 3 inch lift

hope i was able to shed some light on this for you

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Anyone use Old Man Emu springs?

OME is supposed to be very high end, but you pay for it because it has to be brought to the US, but very high amount of confiquring available.
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I will check it out. I'm in Texas.
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