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Old July 11th, 2013, 06:16 AM   #1
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I'm looking at a Sami and wondering what to do to it for lift? Is it simple or a lot of work? Anything piticular I need to look for in the drive train while looking at it?
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Old July 11th, 2013, 07:57 AM   #2
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A spring over is the simplest but they tend to ride rough, not much flex. As for drivetrain, not much to check if it runs and drives besides the usuals. Only extra would be to check T-case and motor mounts, they tend to wear out and pull apart with the awesome torque of the 1.3 liter but are cheap enough to replace.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 07:58 AM   #3
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http://www.rocky-road.com/samurai-parts.html
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check out trail toughs YJ suspension kit...

with a samurai a spring over will ride better then the factory suspension.

drivetrain make sure the t-case shifts ok..if it doesnt 9 out of 10 times its a rubber bushing called a shifter sheet. stock carbs can be tempermental. big thing is look for rust. if its ever been wheeled make sure you look at the t-case mount arms. they will bend even on a stock samurai. plenty of options out there for upgraded mounts/buckets.

personally you couldnt pay me to order parts from RRO. stick with low range offroad, trail tough, skys offroad, rock 4x fabrication...
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Old August 24th, 2013, 06:38 AM   #5
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Simple and inexpensive lift that works well would be using a set of factory rear springs up front (remove the load spring) you can either order the plates or make them (very simple)run a good set of shocks and a stage one steering , you will also want to install a better set of shackles (not much longer than stock) add a set of 31" tires and your good to go.

lots of inexpensive upgrades to be had .

Tracker front thirds will get you lower gears with a little work.

Tracker power steering is a easy and inexpensive upgrade and works very well on a Samurai with a mild build ( I always add a cooler to the system as they heat the fluid and will fade)

You can always contact me for information and I would be happy to help and sell you parts or a complete Samurai , I as a normal have a few sitting around and a shop full of aftermarket parts as well as stock parts .

Many vendors out there that will also be happy to assist you as well.


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Hoop, Hey are you the same hoop on HCS? I'm Markymark875 there.... I have a Lifted sammy youll need a longer driveshaft, i bought a kit for mine, with the aluminum spacer for driveshaft.
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