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Old 04-23-2004, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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YJ spring/Frame extension How to

Has anyone ever done a step by step article on how to do a YJ swap and frame extensions? Maybe a build up thread that had sooo much detail it could be used as a how to? I have been searching and have not found anything. I have found questions with answers but not a full how to.How hard would it be to get a 90-95"WB out of a set up like this? Thanks
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Old 04-23-2004, 08:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am doing the same thing right now. I am going about 5 1/2 inches longer on the frame with 2/4, 1/4 inch thick metal. And fish plating both sides.I am putting shackles up front and running Cj springs. I will be right at 92". The front will be cut amd a tube clip built the tires will rub. I dont really know how to step b step it.
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Do you have any pictures? I know I am going to have to do this pretty soon and i am not 100% sure how. I know I can trial and error and get it done rpetty easy, but I would rather get it done first shot.
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Right here.


It's not step by step but it should work for ya.
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Oh ya, I forgot to ask, will stock yj springs give enough lift for 35's? I will probably have a tube front clip and flat fender the rear.
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Old 04-23-2004, 09:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Here is the article scwafish did on ORC http://www.off-road.com/suzuki/featu...a/samyota1.htm

It is tough to get more than around 87-inches out of the YJ setup unless you want to extend your frame a LONGGGG way in the front or get rid of the gas tank in the rear. An 8-inch extension in the front and setting the rear back as far as you can clear 35's pretty well and gets me to the 87-inch mark.
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Allusee had a thread with all of the dimensions discussed a while back.
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Old 04-24-2004, 09:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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http://groups.msn.com/badazxj/needbiggerramp.msnw

check out Frank's junk on the ramp with s/r yj's and foxshox in the back....it's got 37" MTR's on it....

BTW Chris V has some great info on his site about s/r yj's too....I think he has pix on how to set it up.....

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Old 04-25-2004, 02:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Allusee had a thread with all of the dimensions discussed a while back.

I searched around, all I found were pics of boobs and what not. Do you rememeber the name of the thread by any chance?
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Also, I have someone that is willing to give me a set of 2" lift YJ springs with a military wrap. Will those work on a samurai?
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I have a spare samurai chasis to chop up to make extensions. Would this be better than the regular 2x4 boxed steel?
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