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Old 05-27-2010, 08:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
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well,im leaning toward the 2'' body lift right now.Money is sure an issue.I can always come back later with a spoa if need be.if a 2'' body will get me 31's then thats all i need right now.I still have to pay for new tires,wheels and ft & rear bumpers so the cash will go quickly,lol.
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:15 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Get some wheels with a small backspacing so that you don't have to run spacers. 31's aren't too big, but a 12.5 is pretty wide for a 31. standard shim spacers can only give you about 1/2" of space since the lug bolts aren't long enough to go much wider. Puting the bolt on spacers can give you lots of room but they cost as much as a new rim. Best to just get the small backspacing to start with.
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:37 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Yea,I was wondering about the back space?What do most get in an 8" rim?There are several different ones that ive seen and not sure which is right?By the way,thanks again for yalls input,thats why im here cause you guys know and I dont,lol.
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:12 AM   #14 (permalink)
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This is my zuk.hope I uploaded this right?
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:59 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Just finishing my lift... I went YJ lifted SPUA. Wow, what a difference. Still sorting thru shocks and mounts, getting drive-shafts right, and NEED TIRES but well worth it.
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Old 05-31-2010, 05:14 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Details!
where did you get your lift from?
did you do it yourself?
what springs did you get?
total cost?
anything else...
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:30 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Yes, did it myself, and I'm not much of a wrench turner. Went with the RRO kit, which was okay, had some minor problems with the kit, one of which they fixed, one not .... had to do some minor adjustments on holes etc ... really don't like the 2 part shackles, but it was bolt on and I don't/can't weld so ... It did go on very straight forward and is beefy.

Kit was $450 plus Suzuki Samurai Wrangler conversion kit

I have a bunch of photos of the install. Got a set of Rancho 2.5 lifted YJ's with shocks (5000's and 9000's!!) for $100, also a set of well used OME 2.5's which I used on the front. (Note the difference in ride height front to rear). Still thinking of swapping in the Rancho fronts to the rear of the Sammy, that's a whole 'nother thread.

If I did it again, I would: Sky YJ Wrangler Leaf Spring Swap Kits - Suspension Kits - 86-95 Samurai - Suzuki

I just missed the bolt on version...

Brake lines, drive shaft spacers another $90...
Actually, considering I bought the '88.5 last year for $600, rebuilt the front axle -$140, changed all the fluids etc ... I should be just $1600 total after Treadwrights...

If I throw the $200 on for a lockright, for $1800 total I should a capable, dependable little basher.

I know a guy that just blew $1650 for tires and wheels for his new Wrangler.
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bummer you didn't see the sky bolt on kit. I didn't know sky had a bolt on kit either. Better quality, better customer support, less expensive.
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:27 PM   #19 (permalink)
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did you measure before and after for your lift. i am interested in seeing more on SPUA YJ lifts. yours looks real good. do you have a thread out there in the internet world that has your build? what tires are you running, or planning to run? thanks

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Old 05-31-2010, 06:58 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Not a complete thread but bits and pieces in a few places. Look at Zuwharrie.com I got a lot of great info there.

Really didn't measure but ended up around 4.5 in the front and at least 5.5 in the rear.. tried to stay under 5 inches because I didn't want to jerk around with steering, excessive driveshaft spline issues etc .. Wanted to stay SPUA for stability, lower COG, really not interested in going sky high, just wanted a softer ride and more articulation in general. The lifted springs were just what I found, so I ran with them and fairly pleased. Still tweaking though ...

Would like to run 31's but am concerned about gearing and power loss... latest idea is to just throw som gnarly 235's on there from https://www.treadwright.com/shopnow/...wler-mt-c.aspx
And call it good. I'm a cheap SOB and really am trying to low ball this whole build.
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