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YotaAtieToo

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Well, I took the Sami to hoodoo in Oregon. Now I know why portals, 42s and 4ws is so popular there. Place is knarly.

I could not make it through a few of the lines, but got around pretty good the whole time, also nailed some lines I didn't think I could.

All in the Sami did great for what it is. The only real issue was the stupid air in the fuel. Happened once sat, then ran fine all day Sunday until about 1 am.... :laughing: and wouldn't restart. Started right up this morning to load on the trailer.

Edit: it also was puking gear oil when on steep climbs. I'm guessing the trans seal is toast.
 
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Still waiting for pics from buddies.

Probably should have done sliders before this trip :laughing: good thing I plan to cut the rockers out anyway.
 

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One thing that was constantly fucking me were those stupid rear spring hangers. At some point I want to cut all the stock stuff off, go to a spring with more arch, and inboard the springs a bit. Not sure if want to stick with yj's or go to something shorter. I'm happy so far with the TG rears in the front, and it would be nice to have all 4 be the same.
 

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The yj “adapters” have always bothered me. I don’t have time for real fab and am thinking of just going with off the shelf TG or ome rears all around…. Although something with a ton of arch like a toy 5” (minus a few leaves), tucked up flush the bottom of the frame, would be slick.
 

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They're dumb for sure. At least I don't have double shackle garbage though :laughing:

Sami's are the only vehicle I know that has a bolt on kit for longer leafs.
 

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One thing that was constantly fucking me were those stupid rear spring hangers. At some point I want to cut all the stock stuff off, go to a spring with more arch, and inboard the springs a bit. Not sure if want to stick with yj's or go to something shorter. I'm happy so far with the TG rears in the front, and it would be nice to have all 4 be the same.
I loved the flex and stability of my Sami on stock YJ's SPUA, but I absolutely HATED how the spring hangers were rock anchors. I stared at it a few times trying to figure out how I could modify everything to switch them to SPOA and get the hangers up out of the rocks, but still keep the rig low. I never did anything though.
 

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I loved the flex and stability of my Sami on stock YJ's SPUA, but I absolutely HATED how the spring hangers were rock anchors. I stared at it a few times trying to figure out how I could modify everything to switch them to SPOA and get the hangers up out of the rocks, but still keep the rig low. I never did anything though.

If I stay with YJs, I'm thinking of going with OME YJ's. I'm hoping for a little more arch to be able to mount the eyes higher, while staying spua. I also need to go inboard a little as the tracks are only about 1/2" away from the leafs and I think it forces excess snow to build up and cause the tracks to slip sometimes.

In the front, I may go spoa, but chop the frame at the motor mount. Go straight out and have the shackle mount off the top of the frame like the old Ftoy rears. My shackles get a serious beating in the rocks currently :laughing:
 

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Finally got around to rebuilding the door that came with this thing. New regulators and metal handles plus the low range abs or whatever door panels. Will be nice to have fully functional doors that matchy sick paint.

Got the rest of the top pieces on today also. I like the half cab, but I'd like to have a full top made to fit the cage, I just never really liked the factory style tops. Especially when I catch the corner on a tree :laughing:
 

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Are you that tall that you need the cage that high? Just curious. I’m 6’-3” and never had head room issues. I have a 38” inseam, always had knees to the dash clearance issues instead in Sammy’s
 

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Are you that tall that you need the cage that high? Just curious. I’m 6’-3” and never had head room issues. I have a 38” inseam, always had knees to the dash clearance issues instead in Sammy’s

It's really not high, just the angle I guess. I had to notch the factory b pillar deal a bit, but it and the pieces above the door still fit.

I'm the opposite, I'm only like 5'11" but all torso, so I sit as high as a lot of taller guys.

You're definitely the only one I've ever heard say they had plenty of room in a Sami with an internal cage. :laughing: if you look up a few post, you can see there is only 3-4" between the cage and my goofy head when I'm leaning out a bit.
 

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It's really not high, just the angle I guess. I had to notch the factory b pillar deal a bit, but it and the pieces above the door still fit.

I'm the opposite, I'm only like 5'11" but all torso, so I sit as high as a lot of taller guys.

You're definitely the only one I've ever heard say they had plenty of room in a Sami with an internal cage. :laughing: if you look up a few post, you can see there is only 3-4" between the cage and my goofy head when I'm leaning out a bit.
My race Sammy had an exo cage to get enough room , safe space for two people in it. The garbage buggy I built I lowered the floor to fit the internal cage. I don’t think I could fit with an internal cage in the tracker.
 

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This thing makes me want another samurai so bad !
I've got 17000 projects already but this is fucking cool !
 

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My race Sammy had an exo cage to get enough room , safe space for two people in it. The garbage buggy I built I lowered the floor to fit the internal cage. I don’t think I could fit with an internal cage in the tracker.

Now I'm confused why you question my cage that's even with the windshield :flipoff2::laughing:

This thing makes me want another samurai so bad !
I've got 17000 projects already but this is fucking cool !

It's a lot of fun. Basically a better built version of the 1st stage of the Sami I had as a teenager. It's slow as shit and doesn't ride or drive very well, but that's part of what makes it fun. I tried the $30k SxS thing and it just wasn't for me, this is where it's at.

I have thought about putting the tracks on a 2 door 2nd gen tracker if I could find one. They ride well and haul ass with 125 hp.
 

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Got the rest of the top pieces on today also. I like the half cab, but I'd like to have a full top made to fit the cage, I just never really liked the factory style tops. Especially when I catch the corner on a tree :laughing:

Now I'm confused why you question my cage that's even with the windshield :flipoff2::laughing:
It doesn’t look even with the windshield I guess. I may have incorrectly interpreted the factory style tops not fitting over the cage. Does a factory style top still fit? I took that to mean that it did not fit a top while you wished one would.
 

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It doesn’t look even with the windshield I guess. I may have incorrectly interpreted the factory style tops not fitting over the cage. Does a factory style top still fit? I took that to mean that it did not fit a top while you wished one would.

It all fits good. Like I said, it's under the b pillar, but I did have to notch it. There should be pics back a few pages if you care enough.

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One thing that was constantly fucking me were those stupid rear spring hangers. At some point I want to cut all the stock stuff off, go to a spring with more arch, and inboard the springs a bit. Not sure if want to stick with yj's or go to something shorter. I'm happy so far with the TG rears in the front, and it would be nice to have all 4 be the same.
Mine is spring over with yjs and the rear axle is moved back around 7 inches.
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Having the smooth transition to the leaf spring helps a lot
 
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