|Their kit uses a1986-1995 Suzuki Samurai donor axle
and when fitted with an available option
of custom 4130 inner shafts and birfields, this kit not only
makes room for a
33" tall tire but it makes sense too. Featured is a 2" coil over shock with
8" of travel. Suspension links are a stout .188 wall
1.5" diameter tube with bracketry and plating up to 1/2"
thick. This kit was designed as
an upgrade to their 3" IFS kit that has been so popular over
the years. The ala' carte menu for ordering not only
makes it easier for a DIY'er to upgrade their IFS suspension kit, an
enterprising person may get the idea to buy this kit and tweak it
to build a coil over Samurai. Wouldn't that be interesting?
A real performance bonus with the
design of their kit is that all of the links tuck up into or next
to the frame making the break over angle much better than similar
kits fitted with the same size tire. In addition, sliding over
rocks may be potentially less damaging being on the frame rails
rather than on the suspension links.
If you're thinking of building a
solid axle equipped Sidekick or Tracker take a moment and consider
this well thought out kit. Is this an upgrade to the 3"
IFS suspension suspension? Calmini thinks so but we tend to think
that this may be more of a divergent path rather than
a progression of capabilities from IFS to solid axle. Nonetheless,
we look forward to seeing more Sidekicks with this kit on
See the Calmini
solid axle swap kit on
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