View Full Version : spoa and tires

12-28-2011, 12:32 AM
so what size tires are you guy's n gals running on your sammi's when you do a spring over lift.
i dont want to go really wide, more interested in height for now.
im running stock gears and 1.3 is stock as well.

12-28-2011, 06:25 AM
31x10.5x15 is the common size
you may need wheel spacers or a rim with a 3" backspace

if you wanna go narrower use a 30x9.50x15 or lt23575r15 (29")

I would go straight to the 31, you'll wished you had later.[cheers]

12-28-2011, 09:44 AM
31x10.5x15 it is.
thank you

12-28-2011, 03:24 PM
I did 32-11.5-15 when i did mine many years ago.

12-30-2011, 01:54 PM
tire first or gearing first your choice.

gearing and lockers will get you furthere that tires and and lift.

and my suggestion is 30x9.5s with a 1.3 and your not going to do any gearing

12-31-2011, 09:57 AM
it will all get attention in time .
this is my first sami so i figure to get it all done before i start wheelin it.
just looking for advice

Little Samurai
12-31-2011, 12:00 PM
I ran a 3.5" spring under lift with 1"lift shackle and a 29" x 10.5 x 15" tire and a backspaced rim. Tires still rubbed on the springs with steering at full lock in one direction so i wouldn't go wider than 10.5". My gearing was all left stock but i did have a rear locker, the truck went pretty much anywhere i asked it to go with this set-up. I daily drove it as well and it would do highway speeds without any problems (as long as there was no head wind:rolleyes:). If it is just a wheeler i would suggest the same as others, 31x10.5x15 with the SPOA and a backspaced rim. Good luck with the build[cheers].

12-31-2011, 12:24 PM
im running 31x11.5 and it rubs at full crank pretty good, i did 5.14 t case gears and i drives the same as stock, and the low range is amazing, im in surrey too and i can help out with tcase gears if need be[cheers]

01-01-2012, 08:21 PM
thats a very generous offer suzukisamurai and i will probally take you up on in the near future

01-02-2012, 06:38 AM
I put the 5:13's in my Sami and I sure wish I had done the t-case gears instead.

01-02-2012, 10:13 PM
my final setup was 30x9.5's and a 4.1 tcase and 3.90's it was back to factory speed.

it will run fine with the 1.3 but the 1.6 will have a little more grunt.


couple of good websites to check for gearing and speed

01-04-2012, 11:18 AM
Lowrange is pretty good,
Another good company is http://www.trailtough.com
There in Oregon and have been awesome with questions and shipping