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SPOA with stock springs? What can I expect to ramp with nothing more than a SPOA and 31's? And of course the proper shocks etc. Do the spring mounts require mods to put in the YJ springs? Thanks for the explanation!! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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isn't it something like 21" ish with that setup? i'm just guessing... know it wouldn't be more than 25". save yourself the headache and regret and go yj's spoa first. if you don't you'll wish you had. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by poppyseed:
<STRONG>isn't it something like 21" ish with that setup? i'm just guessing... know it wouldn't be more than 25". save yourself the headache and regret and go yj's spoa first. if you don't you'll wish you had. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
OK Cool. So what mods are required to get in YJ springs? Which springs are used, all 4 stock springs from a YJ? Or just the fronts or rears? I'm not familiar with this mod at all. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

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I have to disagree here - I took a look at Toygeek's webpage, and would have to classify this project as a "novice". Going with a simple SPOA is an Excellent suspension to cut your teeth on a Samurai - for many people, it's all they ever need. If you aren't interested in the most extreme stuff, 32's gears & lockers will take you 95% of the places there are to ride IMHO. Take the money from the Wrangler suspension & put it towards your gears & lockers. <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

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Its true. I'm not a hardcore 4 wheeler but that's because I don't have a rig for it. That's why I want a samurai, so I can build a cheap rig to get going with. If I went with the wrangler suspension, I'd have the work done anyway. I'm just trying to decide if its really worth it, sounds like itisn't for me <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Toy-Geek,

I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem to hook up with some local 'Zukers and ride along with them & see 1st-hand the differences in each level of suspension. Then you would have a better foundation to make your decision(s) on.

When I started, a simple SPOA & 31" AT's were more than enough, but eventually I wanted more <IMG SRC="smilies/grinpimp.gif" border="0">
It is a common story....
 

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I have to agree with Poppy here, if you are going to do the work, do it right the first time!! Go YJ's, you can get a set of used YJ spring from your local junkyard for about $75-100, get some YJ spring perches for the wider springs, stock YJ shackles and some longer shocks, if you want to go the cheap route for the driveline you can use a spacer or a longer slip yoke, but you be much happier with the set up!!! I have been running YJ's for years now and love them!.....Until i convert to coils that is....

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So the difference in the springs is the width, and of course the spring rate etc?

I plan on having this work done, so hopefully it won't cost an arm and a leg to get the YJ springs done at the same time as the SO. Spacers on the drivelines would probably work for me, although I like lengthened drivelines better <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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RueZuk, I would be interested in seeing some pictures of your YJ springs installed on your Samurai - specifically how you mounted them with those shackles. I take it you widened the stock frame-mount for the springs?

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This is the only pic i had here at work that showed the front set up, i made a custom bumper for the front and then attached the spring hangers to the extended frame in the front. But as you can see in the pic these are the stock YJ shackles. This is with stock YJ springs and 33" TSL radials.
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Looks great - also looks like a lot of work & dough if you're paying someone to do it, tho <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
I'll say it again: For the novice 'wheeler, you get a LOT of bang for the buck with a simple spring-over. For what it would cost to pay somebosy to set up Wrangler's as nice as your set-up, you could easily pay for lockers or gears....
 

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well if you take it to a shop and tell them you want to change the whole suspension... your gonna need a big bottle astro-glide. i'd try and hook up with someone on the board. keep in mind, if you go to a shop even if it's just for a simple spring over... they are gonna hurt wallet.
 

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Your from Reno; it cost 900 for me to do a SPOA with stock springs at Shaffer's in Carson, just an idea.
Hell, if you're gonna spend $900 on a simple SPOA with the stock springs at Shaffer's, then you might as well spring for the complete coil kit for only $1500.
 

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$900!!!! Oh my God! I think I spent under $100 bucks the first time I did a spoa w/ stock springs...And by the way, for moderate wheeling w/32" or less tires, this is a very cheap and effective way to go...
 
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