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SamuraiZR2
04-24-2006, 01:57 PM
How much higher will 2" Shackles raise a stock zuki???? I'm slowly working on mine. And I was just curious. I know it won't raise it a full 2" but could I fit larger tires with just 2" Shackles all the way around????

Sally
04-24-2006, 02:14 PM
it will raise the height a little over 1"

usually the actual lift gain from shackles is half the size of them

I wouldn't go bigger than 2" shackel lift.

zukking01
04-24-2006, 03:19 PM
it will raise the height a little over 1"

usually the actual lift gain from shackles is half the size of them

I wouldn't go bigger than 2" shackel lift.


This is good advice. I went with 3" shackels to get 1.5" in front and 2" in rear and I ended up sagging my springs out so badly I had to get new ones. 2" should be good but no bigger.

SamuraiZR2
04-24-2006, 04:18 PM
What about larger tires??? Will I be able to fit anything larger than stock. with the 2" Shackles all the way around??

Sally
04-24-2006, 05:04 PM
how much bigger 235's, 29's, 31's?

zukking01
04-24-2006, 07:22 PM
Isnt a 235 a 29? I fit 235 with no problems on my stock+2" shackle and it worked no problem.

Sally
04-24-2006, 07:28 PM
Isnt a 235 a 29?

almost2finger 235/75/15 converts to 28.87795275590551 but that is with new tread.

You are right a 2"shakle lift will fit them with no problems. toast

Itsmejoe231
04-24-2006, 07:53 PM
almost2finger 235/75/15 converts to 28.87795275590551 but that is with new tread.



So a worn out 29 measures out to be a 235/75/15? :mrgreen:

SamuraiZR2
04-24-2006, 08:42 PM
I'm actually shooting for 31x10.50s.....

muskyslayr
04-24-2006, 08:47 PM
I'm actually shooting for 31x10.50s.....

Either a spring over or a sawzall...ha hatoast

SamuraiZR2
04-24-2006, 08:59 PM
Well, the thing is I'm trying to keep it all under $1500 (including the price of the vehicle). That is the regulation on the "Cheap Truck Challange" in 4 Wheel Drive and SUV mag. I may not get the chance to go out there and do it, but my dad and I are having fun trying to build the most capable Samurai with $1500 or less. I'm up to right around $1100 right now... So, we'll see how it goes.

Sally
04-24-2006, 08:59 PM
:mrgreen: Either a spring over or a sawzall...ha hatoast

You can stay spua add some 3"lift springs and 2" shakle lift then run 31's after front bumper trimming.

Here is some visual proof of Jim's truck on 31x10.5:shocked!: he likes mud too.:mrgreen:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c271/D2theJ/wheelingincrystallake0341.jpg

muskyslayr
04-24-2006, 09:04 PM
Well, the thing is I'm trying to keep it all under $1500 (including the price of the vehicle). That is the regulation on the "Cheap Truck Challange" in 4 Wheel Drive and SUV mag. I may not get the chance to go out there and do it, but my dad and I are having fun trying to build the most capable Samurai with $1500 or less. I'm up to right around $1100 right now... So, we'll see how it goes.

I know a guy can make ya a deal on some SPOA stuff...:mrgreen:

Sally
04-24-2006, 09:07 PM
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SamuraiZR2
04-24-2006, 09:08 PM
I know a guy can make ya a deal on some SPOA stuff...


hmmmm..... maybe interested.

Marshall
04-24-2006, 09:28 PM
You can go SPOA real cheap. If you do like the PO of my rig did (everything has been redone since I got it).

Cheap trailer perches to mount the springs on top of the axles.
Strips of steel to drop the brake line mounts down.
A strip of 1/4" steel to run across the upper rear shock mounts, then drill holes in the middle to angle the rear shocks in so they fit.
The only real money you would have to spend is on a drop pitman arm or
Z-link.

Not saying this is the right way but it works.

Oh yeah and you'll need to have access to a welder.

purevil71
04-24-2006, 10:03 PM
We can do a SPOA for under $50 for just a basic lift. But, like was said before, you have to be able to weld and fab some stuff on your own.

zukking01
04-25-2006, 08:27 PM
Either a spring over or a sawzall...ha hatoast

:funny: :funny: :funny: