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Does anybody have a stock wheelbase,stock bodied(uncut) Samurai with a rear 4 link and front 3 link? I've searched endless hrs and only found stretched or cut bodied rigs that have been linked.Im looking to 3 link the front and 4 link the rear using coilovers.This isn't going to be a flex rig or crawler but more for trails,desert and everyday street use on 31's.Trying to improve the ride and be able to hit the trails just a bit faster.

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it can be done, but not with all coilovers. coilover in front with some careful planning, but not in the rear with out major frame changes. id plan to go coils and adjustable shocks on all 4 myself, as thats my plan once the cutting begins.
 

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it can be done, but not with all coilovers. coilover in front with some careful planning, but not in the rear with out major frame changes. id plan to go coils and adjustable shocks on all 4 myself, as thats my plan once the cutting begins.
Coilovers in the front shouldn't be too hard to fit in,but the rears will be tight.I think it might end up a trailing arm design like the desert trucks run and a very short stroke and heavier spring or a limited travel mount in front of the rear axle tube.If it was looking for a lot of flex I don't think it would work due to the tire hitting the coil spring,but with shorter travel and flex it might fit on the outside of the frame rail?
 

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outside no way. not unless he is way offset in wheels or runnning toys and offset. its just to tight to be worth the effort. anything is possible, but i highly doubt it will be an easy task. better to go for coils and shocks in the rear.

however, if willing to mod the frame, it would be doable. figure the fore/aft mounting position of the coil over, then cut the necessary amount of frame out, like 5", and run a new piece of 2x4 1/8" or thicker behind it, effectively making a pocket for the shock to fit in.

DISCLAIMER- this is not an easy mod, there is an extreme level of safety being flirted with here, and welding should be done by a competent welder. other peoples lives are at stake!
 
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