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Old 05-11-2004, 01:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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LUV springs?

Just wondering if anyone has put Chevy LUV springs on a samurai to gane a longer wheelbase? The springs have a off set pin so if i fli[p them around they should move my wheelbase close to 90+". I searched but didn't come up with anything on LUV springs. The springs are 46" long from eye to eye. i just need to figure out how to hook them up. in the rear i'll have to pull the gas tank and get a fuel cell. I know if i did this i'll need to cut the body up which is fine. just wondering what you guys think.

Oh yeah i'm putting toy axles under it now also.
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Old 05-11-2004, 04:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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use them, take pics and we'll let you know what we think!!!
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Old 05-12-2004, 05:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like a novel concept because you already have the springs. Ask yourself these questions:

How many spare packs do you have?
Do you know where you can spares?

I have been averaging about 4 spring packs per year. Mostly rear, but last night I was changing out the main leaf on my OME packs on the front with stock main leafs because I destroyed both Main leafs last time I was out.
What ever you use for a spring, I would recommend something very common. Leaf springs are easy to bend.

The novelty of unique parts quickly wears off when you need a spare.
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Old 05-12-2004, 07:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds like a novel concept because you already have the springs. Ask yourself these questions:

How many spare packs do you have?
Do you know where you can spares?

I have been averaging about 4 spring packs per year. Mostly rear, but last night I was changing out the main leaf on my OME packs on the front with stock main leafs because I destroyed both Main leafs last time I was out.
What ever you use for a spring, I would recommend something very common. Leaf springs are easy to bend.

The novelty of unique parts quickly wears off when you need a spare.
Very true i have thought of this i have four springs now and i will have the chance to get four more if it works will see? I need to get somekind of traction bar to help with spring wrap.
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do a shackle reversal with them.....and BTW...they are the same as toy rears
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Old 05-25-2004, 09:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I put a set on the rear and it moved the wheelbase out to 90" and thats with one set in the rear if i put the other set on the front it should move me to 96". I think i;m just going to put them on the front since putting them on the rear it will take alot more work.
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