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Old 05-17-2005, 07:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm one a you guys'z now - I bought a diesel 60 - rear spring questions

A 1984 BJ60 with 332000 kms, from the original owner. Oil changes ever 3000 kms with a four inch stack of reciepts to prove. H55F, 3B, brown with ugly greenish interior. I love this thing. It cost me 5K Canadian with an excellent body, needs a rocker and has some puffiness here and there. In Ontario that's a sweet body for a cruiser and I think it's a deal.

The truck runs and drives like new, only issues are the steering box has a bit of play (adjustment) and the springs are bagged out back.

What can I do about the rear springs? I was thinking about adding a leaf as the springs look OK, just sort of getting bagged.

It was really funny as the seller was JUST leaving as a friend pulls in with a 2000 ZR2 Blazer he just picked up for 10K... He thought I was nuts when I told him that this rusty brown piece of shit with tons of miles just cost me 5K. I guess it's a matter of opinion
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Old 05-17-2005, 08:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cool JL - welcome to the club! You know you belonged here too long ago
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congrats bud!
you're in northern cali, right?!
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JL is canuck through and through
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Old 05-18-2005, 01:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What's the frame like, especially the rear around the shock crossmember? I tried the add a leaf route on mine when it had saggy butt syndrome and I ended up with a snapped main a year or so later. The BJ60's and the FJ60's are identical in everything other than engine, engine wiring and the tranny input shaft so a lift for an FJ60 works!

btw. I'd have done the same as you and picked up the BJ60 over any Jimmy or other peice of crap!
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What's the frame like, especially the rear around the shock crossmember? I tried the add a leaf route on mine when it had saggy butt syndrome and I ended up with a snapped main a year or so later. The BJ60's and the FJ60's are identical in everything other than engine, engine wiring and the tranny input shaft so a lift for an FJ60 works!

btw. I'd have done the same as you and picked up the BJ60 over any Jimmy or other peice of crap!
Frame is amazing, has been oiled every year, looks super solid. I'm not really planning on lifting this one, maybe a 2" spring lift but that's about it. The 3Bs are not very powerful and pushing more surface area would hurt it a lot I think. Just an ARB, my spare winch, rear bumper, some 750R16 XZLs or something and some camping gear
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Turbo it!!!
It'll be like a new truck. I'll never have another naturally aspirated diesel. The turbo has all kinds of pluses and very few negatives.
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