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  • beekiller
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Spartan locker install aftermath
Guys and gals, you must be warned of this condition.  There is a serious flaw in the new Spartan lockers.  @aeroboost had a welded rear.  He decided to pick up a Spartan to go in the front.  He brought it up to the magic shop this afternoon.  Here's  what happened....
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  • AeroBoost
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Reply #1
Yea, it increases the "bravado" by 100%. 
I only dented the door a little...

Thanks again. 
It definitely needs more testing.
You cain't buy it that way...

  • beekiller
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Yes.  Moar testing is needed!   [thumbsup]
All I want from tomorrow is to get it better than today.

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  • carolinarigman
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What was the flaw? ???
Doesn't repel snakes? ;D
Is the "Magic Shop" the trail? ::)
I'm just so full of questions! 8) :welder:
Picture is of my Uwharrie campsite before I got my Zuk!

  • AeroBoost
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Reply #4
Honestly,
the one complaint was that it did not come with instructions.
Praise the Lort for the innerwebs.
https://www.ringpinion.com/Content/ProductInstructions/SpartanSamurai.pdf

figure 3 was the part we really needed to know about.

https://youtu.be/r6Yaxv8Vqmk


P.S.
The power steering is no longer a question of "if?" but "When?".
You cain't buy it that way...

  • carolinarigman
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That "welded rear" You can eat prunes or grapes are faster! [thumbsup]
Getting older rear problems are sometimes as bad a "Front Problems! ;D
Picture is of my Uwharrie campsite before I got my Zuk!

  • beekiller
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What was the flaw? ???
Doesn't repel snakes? ;D
Is the "Magic Shop" the trail? ::)
I'm just so full of questions! 8) :welder:
Keep studying!   ;D
All I want from tomorrow is to get it better than today.

Claiming you are offended is essentially saying you are incapable of controlling and managing your emotions, so everyone else should do it for you.

  • AeroBoost
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the message body is no longer empty
You cain't buy it that way...

  • ThEuNnAmEd1
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Glad you like it. Now if only I could get you some door clips :/ or a coffee mug...

  • beekiller
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Glad you like it. Now if only I could get you some door clips :/ or a coffee mug...
And maybe a door.   [lol]
All I want from tomorrow is to get it better than today.

Claiming you are offended is essentially saying you are incapable of controlling and managing your emotions, so everyone else should do it for you.


  • AeroBoost
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The problem with added bravery...
You cain't buy it that way...

  • Bearcat 74
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How much harder is it to steer and how much did your turning radius increase?

  • AeroBoost
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How much harder is it to steer and how much did your turning radius increase?
...depends on what you're doing.  Just driving straight (swerving) you don't really notice it beyond normal.
I'm not sure the turning radius increased so much as I think I've still got to get used to it not turning as easy... so normally, I'd crank the wheel and move at the same time and get it where I wanted it.  Now it's slower/harder turning but I'm moving the same distance.  Hopefully I just need to get used to it.  Though, I DO plan to install power steering.
That being said; the immediate result is very noticeable.  2 to 3 point turns have grown quite a bit.  It's definitely not as nimble as it was.  In tight spots I'm really laying on the wheel hard to turn it.  Again... I believe I just need to get used to it and it's not so bad that I regret putting it in there.

To give you an idea of the improvement; with just the welded rear, getting on top of that stump was impossible.
You cain't buy it that way...

  • Bearcat 74
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Thanks for the info.  I have a mini-spool in the back of mine and while I don't really need a front locker I don't know that I actually needed the mini-spool.   ;D


Power steering is in a box in the garage but I'm not putting it on until I re-tire and re-gear.  There's a set of 4.30's in the floor waiting for some 30x9.5's if my old tires ever wear out.

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Get the power steering put on as soon as possible, mine sat in a box on a shelf in my garage for about 9 months... once I finally got it all put on I wondered why I ever waited so long to do it... I don't have a locker front or rear but it makes a Sammy with oversized tires way more fun to drive... to more two handed turning its more like two finger turning now.  Best mod I have done to my Sammy so far!

Jeremy
87 Samurai TT, Weber, Pacesetter Header, 2" Exhaust, Rhino Lined exterior, DIY 2.5 lifted YJ SPUA, 32x11.5r15's.

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I have most of the parts needed.
I just need to get serious about doing it.
You cain't buy it that way...

  • Bearcat 74
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You guys using Trackick power steering?  That's what I have in the garage

  • AeroBoost
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I'm reasonably sure it is.
I got it in a box all at once from a guy just wanting it out of his garage.
;D
You cain't buy it that way...

 
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You guys using Trackick power steering?  That's what I have in the garage
Yeah trackick setup, PW wedge, and Trail Tough pump mount bracket.  Also redrilled a 1.6 crank pulley to work on the 1.3... there is a write up in the how to section that I didn't right after installing mine.  
Jeremy 
87 Samurai TT, Weber, Pacesetter Header, 2" Exhaust, Rhino Lined exterior, DIY 2.5 lifted YJ SPUA, 32x11.5r15's.