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Old 12-28-2009, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 88 Samurai on 33's Spoa lift, and ive always been into honda's so i dont know much about lifted trucks, but here it goes

The guy i purhcased it from Put axle spools in the back and lockers in the front... I Want to remove the spools in the rear, How? I dont like the fact it slips when i turn, Tires can get expensive as you know and i drive it alot to trails and holes and such.



Also, ON the SPOA lift, The rear shocks seemd to be bottomed out and 1 not even connected anymore, What kind of shocks do i need to replace these so it rides better, it rides HORRIABLE its like your in a shaking paint can when u hit bumps... ( I dont need expensive shocks, its just a weekend play truck ) Thanks...

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Do you drive this truck on the road?

If so, removing the spool in the rear axle will improve on-road behavior. The tire will not skid in a turn. However, your offroad traction will not be as good.

That said, you will need to remove the axles, then pull the third member to get at the differential itself and remove the spool. Try these links at Ack's FAQ (see link in signature, below) for removing the rear axles (found with a search for rear axle):

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Rear axle bearing install - Zukikrawlers

The above links will show you how to remove the axles - part of the third member removal process.

Once the axes are pulled out a few inches, you can unbolt and remove the third member (after draining the dif gear oil first!). If the third does not pop off easily, place a jack under the forward edge of the third member (NOT ON THE FLANGE!) and start raising the jack until the third pops loose.

Do a search at Ack's FAQ for dif for a number of good illustrated tutorials on tearing down a differential. One actually describes how to install a spool.

Although longer shock may help, do not expect a giant improvement in your rig's ride! A crap ride is part of the deal when you own a Samurai - doubly-so if it is built.

I hope that this helps
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