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Old 07-27-2006, 05:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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has anyone used toyota springs on a zuk. i bought a donor toyota for the axles. i was just thinking if anyone has done this and what would be the advantage of this if it was done.
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You can use toy rears up front to stretch the wheel base, but you should mount them shackle reverse so they will live.
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Toyota springs are way too stiff.
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I have a set of Front Yota's I've been thinking about using. But, I've been hearing about how stiff they are as well. Has anyone build a "custom" pack to make them flex a little better?
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I am running rear toy leafs up front on mine. They flex very well. They settled down quite a bit after the first run on them.

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I have a set of Front Yota's I've been thinking about using. But, I've been hearing about how stiff they are as well. Has anyone build a "custom" pack to make them flex a little better?
Front Yota's are too stiff! I had to put a set of them in a customers Zuk with a 4.3 in it. He kept flattening out YJ's! Rides OK with the weight of the 4.3, but I'd never put them on a lighter weight Zuk. I ran stock Toyota fronts on my Zuk for jumping and they worked well in the rear for traction and landings, but had no flex at all....and rode rough!

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Take a leaf or two out. I ran some rears up front on my 63 scout


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Toyota springs are way too stiff.
Rear Toyota springs are no stiffer than YJ springs, which are used with great success under Samurais. Pull out the overload leaf if you want maximum uptravel, since they're designed as a load-carrying spring.

Definitely recommend using rear Toyotas up front, and definitely recommend going to a shackle reversal.
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