It is currently Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:49 pm
Board index » Talking About Stuff » Suzuki Talk



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message

Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:35 am
Posts: 51
Vehicle: 87 Samurai

Post Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 3:00 am 
Reply with quote Top  
For you spua fellas......

What do you have, or have made, to protect the leaf spring U bolts and nuts from damage....scraping over rocks and such?

A skid plate?
Got pics ??

 Profile  

Offline
az supporter
az supporter
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:00 pm
Posts: 962
Location: Ipswich
Vehicle: 95 sj70 and 78 lj81

Post Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 7:11 am 
Reply with quote Top  
Check through my build page, l made some for th front that work really well

 Profile  

Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:05 am
Posts: 47
Vehicle: Suzuki SJ413

Post Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 5:08 pm 
Reply with quote Top  
I have made raised u bolt plates before, they worked well.
Image

 Profile  

Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:59 pm
Posts: 36
Location: Christchurch NZ
Vehicle: 86 SJ413 31's 1.6

Post Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 3:48 am 
Reply with quote Top  
I have some of these calmini ones that i was going to use. But the shock mounts are pushed back to suit their 5 inch lift kit. But would work if your pushing the front diff forward. But I'm not doing ether so im selling them. But im in NZImage

Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk

 Profile  

Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:00 am
Posts: 14271
Location: Here there everywhere
Vehicle: A manly awesome man jimny

Post Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:08 am 
Reply with quote Top  
I had the calmini ones and they work well. It’s the plate that pushes the diff forward so all that is needed to move the diff is those plates

_________________
JEEPJEEPJEEPJEEPJEEPJEEPJEEPJEEPJEEP

 Profile  

Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:00 pm
Posts: 11120
Location: Melbourne

Post Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 9:15 am 
Reply with quote Top  
If you’re theoretically worried about it weld plates over the bottom of the stock u bolt plates and ensure the u bolts are trimmed short.

If you’re finding the ubolt plates a significant issue on the trail (and this is unlikely given your stated use) follow redzuki’s advice, or weld larger spring saddens to the axle and use cap head bolts up from underneath to make a flat skid.

The easiest way to prevent this being a problem is to run more rim backspacing. The cars with 2.5” BS rims are the cars that get hung up on the u bolt plates.

_________________
hillbilly 2 wrote:
Gwagensteve is why auszookers will never be taken seriously

 Profile  

Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:35 am
Posts: 51
Vehicle: 87 Samurai

Post Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 12:18 am 
Reply with quote Top  
Thanks for your suggestions.
Gives me some ideas.

Never thot about the wheel offset.......makes sense.

 Profile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

Jump to:  


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], monkey and 8 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum
Untitled Document


Untitled Document


Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group :: Style based on FI Subice by phpBBservice.nl :: All times are UTC + 10 hours