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Samurai YJ Conversion

Samurai YJ Conversion SPOA Combo

Samurai YJ Conversion SPOA Combo

Model:

SJ7158

$1,368.00

2nd Rear Brake Line

2nd Rear Brake Line for 1986-88

OTT Stage II Steering

OTT Stage II Steering

New Wrangler springs

New Wrangler springs

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Samurai YJ Conversion

Samurai YJ Conversion SPOA Combo

Samurai YJ Conversion SPOA Combo

Brand:

Model:

$1,368.00

2nd Rear Brake Line

2nd Rear Brake Line for 1986-88

OTT Stage II Steering

OTT Stage II Steering

New Wrangler springs

New Wrangler springs

Description

Deluxe SPOA and JP-Eater combo system

In a nutshell, this system includes everything in our JPEater kit and our SPOA kit combined for a full integrated system.

Combo Samurai YJ Conversion System Includes:

  • Complete front and rear JP-Eater conversion
  • Ubolts
  • Deluxe EZ-Weld Wraparound Spring Pads
  • Front & Rear Driveshaft Extensions
  • 3 Extended Brake Lines
  • Front & Rear Long Travel Upper Shock Mounts
  • Front & Rear Long Travel Lower Shock Mounts
  • 4 Doetsch Tech Shocks
  • Over-The-Top (stage 1) High Steer System

***4WDSU Extreme kit contains all of the above, along with Old Man Emu YJ springs and poly bushings. Perfect for 35-36″ tires! Be advised, this kit will require custom CV driveshafts. It is too tall for standard ujoint driveshafts. This kit will fit tires approximately 36″ in size.

 

4WD and Sport Utility Magazine (4WDSU) built their own project Samurai. This was the first time in almost a decade. Much has changed since their previous Samurai project, including suspensions. For their new vehicle, they chose the very best leaf spring suspension on the market, the Rocky Road JPEater kit with Old Man Emu springs for their project vehicle (along with many other Rocky Road goodies) where they used Toyota axles.

The caption in the article says it all…. “How to Build a Kick-Ass Samurai”. Need we say more??? The one single kit they chose above all others on the planet was the Rocky Road system. This is because these guys know what works, see what works on the trail, and understand the solid engineering in our Wrangler conversion system. Sure, there are a couple other Wrangler conversion systems on the market… chose one of those and you are choosing inferior engineering and quality. It won’t handle as well as the JPEater and won’t install as easily. Read on for more details and to pick up your own JPEAter system for your Samurai.

Why do a Samurai YJ Conversion?

Going BIG and going FLEXY are two things we love to do around here at Rocky Road. One of the best riding and flexiest ways to get there is by swapping out to a completely new suspension. If you’ve had thoughts of giving your rig a complete revamp with new springs and all, the Wrangler spring swap kit might be just the thing for you.

Because the longer and softer the spring, the more flex and better ride you get. In 1995, Rocky Road (then Summit Off-road), designed and installed the first-ever Samurai YJ spring conversion system for the Samurai. At that time it was a weldon only setup. Due to the popular demand of the YJ springs, and in the spirit of our original ground-breaking creation, we have now designed the ultimate bolton Wrangler spring conversion system.

If you’re looking for some excellent bolt-on articulation for your vehicle, this cannot be beat. YJ springs are substantially longer than Samurai springs which provide for a ton more suspension flex than standard length springs. With the JP-Eater? kit, your rear springs are about 6″ longer than stock; your new front springs are close to 9″ longer than stock!!! The spring rate of YJ springs is also surprisingly plush which means you get a super comfortable ride in SPOA configuration. Our test vehicle pulled a 30″ front articulation mark off our RTI ramp, and the rear goes even higher. Unheard of for a leaf spring suspension on such a short wheelbase vehicle!

The JP-Eater kit works in spring under configuration if you only want a couple inches of lift, but the big flex of a YJ spring system. Or you can combine this kit with our SPOA lift kit and you’re sitting easy on top of a set of 33″ tires with stock YJ springs. Wrangler springs like the Old Man Emus, and you’re sitting easy on top of 35-36″ tires. Stock Wrangler springs are also usually a dime a dozen at shops that do lift installations or on Ebay; a great place to pick them up super cheap. Wrangler owners discard their stock springs without thought, a treasure for us Samurai owners!

YJ springs are 2.5″ wide (stock Samurai is 2″ wide) which makes them more resistant to spring wrap. The kit comes with spring hanger mounts for the fixed end of the springs. These special spring mounts reposition the end of the spring to make up for the extreme length of the YJ springs. The kit also comes with shackles which adapt the shackle end of your suspension to fit the wider YJ springs. Spring plates and new Ubolts are also included and necessary due to the extra width of the Jeep springs.

Why No Missing Link Shackles?

Our system is by far the most stable on the market since it doesn’t do any funky/fancy/fad shackle setups.

In the past we have carried Wrangler conversion kits with all sorts of hocus pocus shackle reverse and Missing Links, we stopped carrying them because of safety issues. While the perception might be for greater flex with these systems, the fact is that any articulation gains are next to nothing, but the trade-off in stability for highway driving is huge. We created the whole Missing Link phenomenon in 1995 before any other shop had seen anything of the sort. With more years of experience on the dual shackle system than any other offroad company on the planet, we determined that using Missing Links with the softness, length, and flex of the Wrangler springs was dangerous on the highway or even on the trail at speeds over 40mph. Not a risk we would put our family in, or yours. As a result, we do not recommend nor sell Missing Links or shackle reversals with Wrangler springs. For the safety of our customers, we have eliminated these systems for a true high articulation system, safe, and without all the foo-foo. Your life is not worth an extra inch of flex from a Missing Link shackle.

This is the finest Wrangler Spring Conversion for the Samurai front on the market and is not like anything else being offered for the Samurai. The JP-Eater kit is the final step in the evolutionary process for YJ spring swap systems.

Additional information

Weight135 lbs
Dimensions28 × 8 × 8 in
Make Model Year
Suzuki Samurai 1986 - 1995

Deluxe SPOA and JP-Eater combo system

In a nutshell, this system includes everything in our JPEater kit and our SPOA kit combined for a full integrated system.

Combo Samurai YJ Conversion System Includes:

  • Complete front and rear JP-Eater conversion
  • Ubolts
  • Deluxe EZ-Weld Wraparound Spring Pads
  • Front & Rear Driveshaft Extensions
  • 3 Extended Brake Lines
  • Front & Rear Long Travel Upper Shock Mounts
  • Front & Rear Long Travel Lower Shock Mounts
  • 4 Doetsch Tech Shocks
  • Over-The-Top (stage 1) High Steer System

***4WDSU Extreme kit contains all of the above, along with Old Man Emu YJ springs and poly bushings. Perfect for 35-36″ tires! Be advised, this kit will require custom CV driveshafts. It is too tall for standard ujoint driveshafts. This kit will fit tires approximately 36″ in size.

 

4WD and Sport Utility Magazine (4WDSU) built their own project Samurai. This was the first time in almost a decade. Much has changed since their previous Samurai project, including suspensions. For their new vehicle, they chose the very best leaf spring suspension on the market, the Rocky Road JPEater kit with Old Man Emu springs for their project vehicle (along with many other Rocky Road goodies) where they used Toyota axles.

The caption in the article says it all…. “How to Build a Kick-Ass Samurai”. Need we say more??? The one single kit they chose above all others on the planet was the Rocky Road system. This is because these guys know what works, see what works on the trail, and understand the solid engineering in our Wrangler conversion system. Sure, there are a couple other Wrangler conversion systems on the market… chose one of those and you are choosing inferior engineering and quality. It won’t handle as well as the JPEater and won’t install as easily. Read on for more details and to pick up your own JPEAter system for your Samurai.

Why do a Samurai YJ Conversion?

Going BIG and going FLEXY are two things we love to do around here at Rocky Road. One of the best riding and flexiest ways to get there is by swapping out to a completely new suspension. If you’ve had thoughts of giving your rig a complete revamp with new springs and all, the Wrangler spring swap kit might be just the thing for you.

Because the longer and softer the spring, the more flex and better ride you get. In 1995, Rocky Road (then Summit Off-road), designed and installed the first-ever Samurai YJ spring conversion system for the Samurai. At that time it was a weldon only setup. Due to the popular demand of the YJ springs, and in the spirit of our original ground-breaking creation, we have now designed the ultimate bolton Wrangler spring conversion system.

If you’re looking for some excellent bolt-on articulation for your vehicle, this cannot be beat. YJ springs are substantially longer than Samurai springs which provide for a ton more suspension flex than standard length springs. With the JP-Eater? kit, your rear springs are about 6″ longer than stock; your new front springs are close to 9″ longer than stock!!! The spring rate of YJ springs is also surprisingly plush which means you get a super comfortable ride in SPOA configuration. Our test vehicle pulled a 30″ front articulation mark off our RTI ramp, and the rear goes even higher. Unheard of for a leaf spring suspension on such a short wheelbase vehicle!

The JP-Eater kit works in spring under configuration if you only want a couple inches of lift, but the big flex of a YJ spring system. Or you can combine this kit with our SPOA lift kit and you’re sitting easy on top of a set of 33″ tires with stock YJ springs. Wrangler springs like the Old Man Emus, and you’re sitting easy on top of 35-36″ tires. Stock Wrangler springs are also usually a dime a dozen at shops that do lift installations or on Ebay; a great place to pick them up super cheap. Wrangler owners discard their stock springs without thought, a treasure for us Samurai owners!

YJ springs are 2.5″ wide (stock Samurai is 2″ wide) which makes them more resistant to spring wrap. The kit comes with spring hanger mounts for the fixed end of the springs. These special spring mounts reposition the end of the spring to make up for the extreme length of the YJ springs. The kit also comes with shackles which adapt the shackle end of your suspension to fit the wider YJ springs. Spring plates and new Ubolts are also included and necessary due to the extra width of the Jeep springs.

Why No Missing Link Shackles?

Our system is by far the most stable on the market since it doesn’t do any funky/fancy/fad shackle setups.

In the past we have carried Wrangler conversion kits with all sorts of hocus pocus shackle reverse and Missing Links, we stopped carrying them because of safety issues. While the perception might be for greater flex with these systems, the fact is that any articulation gains are next to nothing, but the trade-off in stability for highway driving is huge. We created the whole Missing Link phenomenon in 1995 before any other shop had seen anything of the sort. With more years of experience on the dual shackle system than any other offroad company on the planet, we determined that using Missing Links with the softness, length, and flex of the Wrangler springs was dangerous on the highway or even on the trail at speeds over 40mph. Not a risk we would put our family in, or yours. As a result, we do not recommend nor sell Missing Links or shackle reversals with Wrangler springs. For the safety of our customers, we have eliminated these systems for a true high articulation system, safe, and without all the foo-foo. Your life is not worth an extra inch of flex from a Missing Link shackle.

This is the finest Wrangler Spring Conversion for the Samurai front on the market and is not like anything else being offered for the Samurai. The JP-Eater kit is the final step in the evolutionary process for YJ spring swap systems.

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