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Old 08-26-2001, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Post Anyone ever inborded the rear springs on a FJ40?

did a search and didn't find anything

do you guys know of anyone who has done this??

thinking it would not be very hard to do and would increase art.

whattcha think

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Old 08-26-2001, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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should be purdy dern easy . the rear spring hanger is outboard now so move it on to the frame and build new rear mounts on the cross member.. i have thought about this and i think you can soften the spring ratio enough to make it gooey and flexy most fj's i have been around flex great in the front but lack articulation in the rear . that mod should yield good results with the right springs ...

tell me what your thinking about doing ..
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just that, I am going to a centered D60 and it looks like a no brainer

was going to use 2.5" ranchos SOA

should work sweet, just have never seen it done- probly because of the off set pumpkin

thought it would flex well and still handle on road

also the D60 is going to be 65" wide so it will have lots of leverage on the spring
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I guess I should tell you guys whats goin on HUH

ok got paid off by the INS since LeRoy was never found so

I bought a 73 fj40, it is almost stock other than the ford v8 and np435

I'm swapping in a C6 and np205

front and rear high pinion 35 spline D60's
39.5 tsls
champion b-locks
and some other good GET IT mods

so the Long and Short of things is I want a SOLID d-train and good traction the rest is just goofin around <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
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Old 08-26-2001, 11:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally posted by FrostyFJ:
<STRONG>I guess I should tell you guys whats goin on HUH

ok got paid off by the INS since LeRoy was never found so

I bought a 73 fj40, it is almost stock other than the ford v8 and np435

I'm swapping in a C6 and np205

front and rear high pinion 35 spline D60's
39.5 tsls
champion b-locks
and some other good GET IT mods

so the Long and Short of things is I want a SOLID d-train and good traction the rest is just goofin around <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
sounds sweet must be nice to step up to a real four wheel drive <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
why not a four link with coils or qurter elips ? or better yet you can get some orbit eye springs through me ,i will give you a sweet deal if you are interested , i also have some super burly orbit eye spring mount material i can hook you up with .. orbitz are the sh!t
do you have the d60's yet ?
if not who's building them for you ? d-trac , redline or someone else ?
btw here are the orbit eyes workin it

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Old 08-26-2001, 11:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ive pondered it also, but then when i actually looked at my rig it seemed as though i had a 22 gallon problem. yup i only run the rear aftermarket tank and it sits between the spings. and allen you are right, my front works dope but my rear just follows and hopes to one day be as good! jiMMy FJNOTCJ
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Quote:
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<STRONG>sounds sweet must be nice to step up to a real four wheel drive <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
why not a four link with coils or qurter elips ? or better yet you can get some orbit eye springs through me ,i will give you a sweet deal if you are interested , i also have some super burly orbit eye spring mount material i can hook you up with .. orbitz are the sh!t
do you have the d60's yet ?
if not who's building them for you ? d-trac , redline or someone else ?
btw here are the orbit eyes workin it

<IMG width=640 height=427 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/seehowitworks.JPG">

[ 08-26-2001: Message edited by: fj junkie ]</STRONG>

Sweet!!! I thought the orbit eyes were still int he development stage.. Are they ready for LC usage???
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Junkie...email me with some info on the orbits, $$$, lift height, cost of installment, how hard was it....etc. thanks. macgyver@budweiser.com

oh, i have a fj40
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Old 08-27-2001, 09:21 AM   #9 (permalink)
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FrostyFJ - Maddog was in the middle of building a rock buggy where he narrowed the rear frame and in-boarded to the rear springs. Isn't he up in Ridgecrest?
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Old 08-27-2001, 09:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Sweet!!! I thought the orbit eyes were still int he development stage.. Are they ready for LC usage???</STRONG>
they kind of are but i know that frosty can do some fabbin so that why the offer ..
i can do springs anytime but you will have to do some fab work to use them . i have some spring hanger material that i can sell a chunk off for you to make your own hanger with ..
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Old 08-27-2001, 10:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have been contemplating basicly the same thing.
I have a 40 that I plan building up this winter. It is in the "pile of shit" stage. Building a tube frame off of say, 2x6 squre tube as the main frame. and running them both straight and parralell. same width in the front, but all the way back. and running the same springs (leafs) front and back. I figure It would be the same as in-boarding the rears.
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