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Old 10-02-2003, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Help? Extending Wheelbase and Driveline Spacer ?s

1995 JX 4 Door Kick

How we plan on extending the wheelbase is fairly simple, we had already planned on extending the ball joint/heim joint base like Mike Hagen's:


We aren't going to rotate the spring perches as was mentioned in the Zukiworld article, but instead extend the trailing arms, by cutting them in half and sliding some solid tube steel in the centers of them, seperating the two pieces as fas we we needed to, and then welding back together using the solid tube as a spacer. Sort of like this:


The next question would be what size of driveline spacer I might need. Nate's (hubby's) calculations led him to about 1 3/4 inches.

I called Rocky Road's "tech line" and was told that samurai spacers are the same as sidekick spacers? And that I could get a Samurai spacer that was 1 1/2 inches...

It seems to me that Samurai spacers would be smaller, and not the same.

Can somebody clear this up? And what do you all think about extending the wheelbase this way? Will it work? (I just want to put 33's on her!)

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Old 10-02-2003, 11:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've run d-line spacers in front and rear. Currently have one in the front.

The only way I can think of how to measure what you need is.
Finish the project.
Measure distance of stock d-shaft sitting level.
Take your d-shaft collapse to same length, and measure the space from the pinion flange to the d-shaft flange.
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Instead of using spacers you could have your driveshaft retubed
to the correct length.An added benefit to this is that the driveline
shop can usally use a thicker wall tube for added strength.
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Re: Help? Extending Wheelbase and Driveline Spacer ?s

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1995 JX 4 Door Kick

I called Rocky Road's "tech line" and was told that samurai spacers are the same as sidekick spacers? And that I could get a Samurai spacer that was 1 1/2 inches...

It seems to me that Samurai spacers would be smaller, and not the same.

Can somebody clear this up? And what do you all think about extending the wheelbase this way? Will it work? (I just want to put 33's on her!)

Heather
yes the later model spacers 90's and up use the larger flanges.exactly the same as the kick... some vendors have the spacers drilled out for both types of flanges.....
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Old 10-02-2003, 07:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I think its a good plan but what about the upper coil spring seats? Are you planning on moving these also?

I would run the spacer rather than tube the drive shaft. Ive never had a problem with my spacer. This way if you wreck a driveshaft you can buy a replacement for cheap from any recycling yard. Early sami and current trackick are almost the same. The only difference is the bolt pattern is a little bigger. Im not sure if the RRO spacer is drilled for both patterns or not. You could ask. I know that the Calmini ones are drilled for both but I dont know if they sell 1 1/2 inch thick.

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Old 10-03-2003, 08:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the replies, guys... This will really help me out.

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