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Old 12-04-2001, 11:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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FJ55 Spring install question

When installing FJ55 springs in the back of a FJ40 do the rear hangers need to be moved back? It looks like after getting the weight onto the spring the shackel will be pretty flat with the hanger in the stock location.
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Old 12-05-2001, 05:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Actually, there are two options, both of which require removing the hangers first. There are 2 rivets to grind off and pound out and they are probably welded on the sites....careful removing the welds since you need to reuse the hangers. Once off....

1) Simply reverse their direction and use graded bolts to reattach. However, you may find your shackle angle a bit too verticle....this will add ~3"...

2) essentially pivot the shackle on the bolt hole closest to the axle. This will require you to drill a new forward hole for the shackle to mount to. This will add ~1/5"....and gave me a nice ~45 degree shackle angle on my setup.

Check my website under Other Custom Mods and there's some pics and info there.
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I tried to keep mine in place and use a super long shackle, but the shackle rested on the frame.

Next, I tried to do the "flip" using the same holes, but the shackle was almost 90*

Finally, I split the difference and my shackle (2" over stock) is PERFECT. I get tons of droop and a nice smooth ride.
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OOPS...wrong picture

Sorry, wrong picture....here is one of the rear....
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Talking Show Off..

Nolen, you put that first pic just to show off, didnt ya? "opps, wrong pic" Matt
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Nah, that one has beenaround the block too many times for that....I am sending YOU a message in it though

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Re: Show Off..

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Nolen, you put that first pic just to show off, didnt ya? "opps, wrong pic" Matt
great pics anyway!
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great pics anyway!
Yeah, that is one hell of a photographer!
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