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Samurai YJ Conversion

Samurai YJ Conversion

Model:

SJ7151

$519.00

Samurai YJ Conversion Options

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Samurai YJ Conversion

Samurai YJ Conversion

Brand:

Model:

$519.00

Samurai YJ Conversion Options

Description

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.

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 Samurai YJ Conversion system 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.? 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!

Wrangler 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.

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

This is the finest Samurai YJ Spring Conversion 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.

Why no Missing Link on the Rocky Road Samurai YJ Conversion?

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 30mph. 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.

Be clear on a couple other points too. Other kits on the market that use Missing Link or Double Shackle setups create instability in the front axle on the highway. Those kits may be subject to removal per DOT regulations. Double shackle kits on the front axle may not be street legal in all locations for one simple reason… SAFETY. Simply put, double shackles on the front axle are not recommended for highway use and unsafe in emergency situation. Avoid kits that come with these systems.

Samurai YJ Conversion Engineering

This kit was engineered by actual 4wheeling fanatics with clearance, approach angles, and strength firmly in mind. These aren’t just brackets that remount your old springs, or move the rear springs up front. Think about it, going from a stock 37″ spring, to a full 46″ long Wrangler Spring on your Samurai, and not losing your approach angle.

The JP-Eater system is truly engineered for simplicity. Our kit is also 100% bolt-on. A super simple installation for even the newest Suzuki enthusiast. But perhaps best of all (and much to the chagrin of our competitors), the Rocky Road JP-Eaterx kit offers all these superior features for a price much less than our competitors and they don’t even include new Ubolts which are absolutely necessary! If you look at our competitors prices on the YJ/SPOA combo kit, we’re a couple hundred dollars less!!! We don’t want to make them cry….. but it just might happen.

For the ULTIMATE in extreme suspensions, we have introduced the 4WD&SU (4WD & Sport Utility Magazine) kit which includes OME?springs and the Old Man Emu poly bushing kits just as the magazine’s project vehicle.

The OME?springs provide an additional 3″ of lift over the standard JPEater setup. This kit is not for everyone, but is a great system for those who want to GO?LARGE! Be advised, if the OME system is used in SPOA form, you should plan on custom CV driveshafts. This much lift will be too tall for standard Ujoint driveshafts.

Additional information

Weight70 lbs
Dimensions18 × 7 × 4 in
Make Model Year
Suzuki Samurai 1986 - 1995

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.

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 Samurai YJ Conversion system 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.? 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!

Wrangler 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.

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

This is the finest Samurai YJ Spring Conversion 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.

Why no Missing Link on the Rocky Road Samurai YJ Conversion?

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 30mph. 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.

Be clear on a couple other points too. Other kits on the market that use Missing Link or Double Shackle setups create instability in the front axle on the highway. Those kits may be subject to removal per DOT regulations. Double shackle kits on the front axle may not be street legal in all locations for one simple reason… SAFETY. Simply put, double shackles on the front axle are not recommended for highway use and unsafe in emergency situation. Avoid kits that come with these systems.

Samurai YJ Conversion Engineering

This kit was engineered by actual 4wheeling fanatics with clearance, approach angles, and strength firmly in mind. These aren’t just brackets that remount your old springs, or move the rear springs up front. Think about it, going from a stock 37″ spring, to a full 46″ long Wrangler Spring on your Samurai, and not losing your approach angle.

The JP-Eater system is truly engineered for simplicity. Our kit is also 100% bolt-on. A super simple installation for even the newest Suzuki enthusiast. But perhaps best of all (and much to the chagrin of our competitors), the Rocky Road JP-Eaterx kit offers all these superior features for a price much less than our competitors and they don’t even include new Ubolts which are absolutely necessary! If you look at our competitors prices on the YJ/SPOA combo kit, we’re a couple hundred dollars less!!! We don’t want to make them cry….. but it just might happen.

For the ULTIMATE in extreme suspensions, we have introduced the 4WD&SU (4WD & Sport Utility Magazine) kit which includes OME?springs and the Old Man Emu poly bushing kits just as the magazine’s project vehicle.

The OME?springs provide an additional 3″ of lift over the standard JPEater setup. This kit is not for everyone, but is a great system for those who want to GO?LARGE! Be advised, if the OME system is used in SPOA form, you should plan on custom CV driveshafts. This much lift will be too tall for standard Ujoint driveshafts.

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