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I have a 1987 tin top Sammy and have a set of BF Goodrich KM2's that are 33" tall that I want to put on it and would like to know what lift you reccomend to clear the 33's.
 

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I think an SPOA gets you close. IIRC your rim offset will matter to if your running stock axles and want to keep a turning radius. I'm still on my first lifted Sami. I got a lot of information about correcting my badly done lift by calling Trail Tough, because they were so forthcoming with information I bought most of the stuff from them to do it.

I went with the YJ springs front and rear and the ride quality is dramatically better than with YJ rear and rears up front. Are you planning in gearing down? Stock engine? Stock axles?

I found this in my bookmarks to, maybe some good reading on the subject.
http://www.off-road.com/trucks-4x4/tech/lift-to-tire-size-20310.html
 

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Everything is stock on the Sammy, I will most likely have to regear the diff's and I have bought a 1.6 engine that I will install....
First bridge I want to cross is which lift to put on it to run the 33's.
 

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Damn, thats quite nice! It's going to look badass on 33"s

I would call Trail Tough and talk to Brent, he probably forgot more than I will ever know. The cool thing is he has all the stuff you might need to do it. He knew off the top of his head everything I would need to get it lifted correctly and achieve a proper driveline angle. When I got mine I could barely get it home it was so bad.

SPOA with some lift springs I think gets you to 33". OME springs are popular, I think it's Old Man Emu or something like that but I know the folks that run those springs seem to like them. I dont think a SPOA alone makes room for a 33.
 

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My Tin Top with 33's

Lift is a little less than 5".

Rancho shocks are old and will replace them with Bilstein's of the proper length.

If done today I would use all the OMU stuff I could; such as spring and shocks.

Old wheels with spacers.

If done today I believe 2.5"offset would work. Go to the CAMINI website for good information on wheel and tire size recommendations.

Gearing is done through the transfer case at 4.16 using the 1.6 FI 16V engine.

Runs 55 MPH in 4th gear at 3100 RPM. Loafs in 5th at 65 MPH.
 
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