samurai questions - Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site
Suzuki Forum Suzuki Forums

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Suzuki Jimny, Sierra & Samurai Forum
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto LoansInsurance Advertise

Suzuki-Forums.com is the premier Suzuki All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-16-2008, 02:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 17
Gallery: 0
samurai2009 is on a distinguished road
Default samurai questions

I have an 88 samurai. I would like to know if samurai's come stock with a weber carb, because mine has it. also what (cheap or used) leaf springs can i use on the front for a possible lift and also as a needed replacement. thanks
samurai2009 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-16-2008, 05:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 16
Gallery: 0
JPR Ram is on a distinguished road
Default

No, Webers are not stock, nor are they Smog legal; if you're state has that kinda stuff. From the factory, Samurai's come with a Hatachi (sp) carb.
JPR Ram is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-16-2008, 08:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: El Paso, Texas
Posts: 1,862
Gallery: 2
Billjohn is on a distinguished road
Default

You can use rear springs up front (RUF conversion) and a set of front CJ leaf packs in the rear of the Sammy.This is good for about 2" and a smoother ride.
Billjohn is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-16-2008, 10:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 17
Gallery: 0
samurai2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

well i think that my leaf springs are (besides broke on the front pass side) worn out to. they sit about flat and i know that they should have some sort of arch to them. could i use cj springs all the way around? please give me some details to this
samurai2009 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-16-2008, 10:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: El Paso, Texas
Posts: 1,862
Gallery: 2
Billjohn is on a distinguished road
Default

Going RUF/CJ includes using a drop shackle in the rear and maybe in the front depending on how you do it. But using a CJ spring up front will make the spring stick out way beyond what you want unless you start thinking about 33" tires... here is a shot of that setup with 32's.


and here is how you do it...
Going Long - CJ Spring Packs Up Front

If you stick with zook rears up in front, you would need to lose the overload spring and take the #2 leaf from the front packs and add them into the rear packs. This gives you a little more flex while keeping the strength.

Remember that Samurai springs were designed to start/rest in a flat configuration, not like the arched springs you see on lifted spring suspensions.
Billjohn is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-17-2008, 10:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 17
Gallery: 0
samurai2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

whats kinda funny is that i aready have 33's on it. thanks to the cheap shackle lift and a sawzall. so now i found some used stock leaf springs to replace the broken ones and i figured maybe some add-a-leafs all around would lift it.
samurai2009 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-17-2008, 11:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: El Paso, Texas
Posts: 1,862
Gallery: 2
Billjohn is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by samurai2009 View Post
whats kinda funny is that i aready have 33's on it. thanks to the cheap shackle lift and a sawzall. so now i found some used stock leaf springs to replace the broken ones and i figured maybe some add-a-leafs all around would lift it.
One word of caution... Lightweight Samurai + add-a-leafs = paintshaker...
Really stiff suspension.
Billjohn is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2008, 10:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 17
Gallery: 0
samurai2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

I am going to get my replacement leafs friday, and from what i understand i can basicly combine different leafs to give it back an arch and thus lifting it to. hopefully its works out good. and i also just modified my doors so that they are removable. these's suzuki's are cooler than jeeps
samurai2009 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-18-2008, 11:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: El Paso, Texas
Posts: 1,862
Gallery: 2
Billjohn is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by samurai2009 View Post
I am going to get my replacement leafs friday, and from what i understand i can basicly combine different leafs to give it back an arch and thus lifting it to. hopefully its works out good. and i also just modified my doors so that they are removable. these's suzuki's are cooler than jeeps
Yup. That is what I did to get a good tight (and lifted) suspension for the 31's. It cornered like it was bolted to the center line.
OME/Stock/CJ front leaf combo

Stance - iZook
Billjohn is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2008, 01:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior
 
mule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Knoxville, TENNESSEE
Posts: 201
Gallery: 0
mule is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by samurai2009 View Post
these's suzuki's are cooler than jeeps
yes sir, yes they are, welcome to the addiction
mule is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Suzuki Jimny, Sierra & Samurai Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.