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12-28-2011, 01:32 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.
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, 10:44 AM
31x10.5x15 it is.
12-28-2011, 04:24 PM
I did 32-11.5-15 when i did mine many years ago.
12-30-2011, 02:54 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, 10:57 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
12-31-2011, 01:00 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, 01:24 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, 09:21 PM
thats a very generous offer suzukisamurai and i will probally take you up on in the near future
I put the 5:13's in my Sami and I sure wish I had done the t-case gears instead.
01-02-2012, 11:13 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, 12:18 PM
Lowrange is pretty good,
Another good company is http://www.trailtough.com
There in Oregon and have been awesome with questions and shipping
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