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Offline grousehunter

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spring over lift
« on: May 16, 2012, 07:13:09 AM »
I searched but didn't find what I wanted to know......How much of a lift will putting the axles under the springs give me and what else will I need to change if I do it, brake lines,steering,???

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Re: spring over lift
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012, 08:31:02 AM »
It really depends on the kit so anywhere between 2.5" to 6" I think. Typically you will need brake line extensions and for Samurais, you will most likely need a hi-steer kit. The steering linkage does not have a straight shot once you relocate the springs.

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Re: spring over lift
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012, 09:30:29 AM »
If it's a Samurai you will gain 4 1/2 - 5".
 The list to do a proper SPOA is long and has been coveredd in great detail on this site. By me and many others.
If done correctly, it is an amazing lift.
If done poorly, You will hate it..........Study first, spend later.......
 There are no short cuts in a proper SPOA.
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Re: spring over lift
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2012, 09:44:50 AM »
BoxCar....I searched but couldn't find any reference, any idea where I would find it.......but I did not look for SPOA, will try again.

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Re: spring over lift
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2012, 09:54:41 AM »
Ok found it, 4 to 5 inches is more then I want, 2-21/2 at the most. Any suggestions

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Re: spring over lift
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2012, 09:56:11 AM »
A proper spoa is going to give you 4-5" of lift.
 Lowrainge sells a pretty good long travel shock kit...I recommend it.
You will need a track bar in the rear to controle axle rap.
High steer in the front to controle bump steer.
3-5 degrees of caster on the front axle is needed or it will wonder like a pig.(don't just weld the new spring perches on the front axle parallel to the existing ones). There are several articles detailing how to do this posted on this site....
In the rear set your pinion angle parallel to the flange on the transfercase.
Yes drive line extensions are a good idea. As are long brake lines.
 I also highly recommend a new stronger transfercase mounting system.
 The stock mounts wont last with any lift tire combonation.
I basically have done all of Thea's modifications, and many more, to my 88 . If done right it works real well in the woods.
 This is an old reply to a earlier post.
It should give you a prety good idea of the basic requirements needed on a proper SPOA.....Boxcar...

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Re: spring over lift
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2012, 09:58:09 AM »
 OME 2" lift springs. Or a Calmini srs.....Boxcar
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Re: spring over lift
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2012, 01:45:35 PM »
Thank you, I think that is the way I want to go.......