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There was a thread a while ago, anyone know where? Any owner opinions +/- either way ?
 

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try looking here http://www.aor4x4.com/orbit-eyepoly-eye.htm. "All A.O.R. ORBIT-EYETM and POLY-EYETM springs are custom-manufactured in the U.S.A. to work best with your Toyota pickup's or 4Runner's weight."
"If you're into twisting your suspension 'til the metal molecules scream, then you'll want A.O.R.'s revolutionary new Orbit-EyeTM Springs. The Orbit-Eye's massive 2.5 inch ball-and-socket assembly replaces the traditional bushing in the frame-mounted end of the rear springs. This allows the spring to pivot in the frame hanger up to 38 degrees."
<IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> or try this http://www.off-road.com/toyota/aor/orbit/
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[ 08-25-2001: Message edited by: YotaBoy ]
 

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here is a pic of my runner gettin it! I have orbit-eyes all around!!

<IMG width=507 height=382 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/patlll.jpg">
 

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Originally posted by YotaFilmer:
<STRONG>here is a pic of my runner gettin it! I have orbit-eyes all around!!

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I don't mean to bag on your truck, but do you have a picture where the suspension is actually flexing? I don't see much flex there <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by YotaFilmer:
<STRONG>here is a pic of my runner gettin it! I have orbit-eyes all around!!

<IMG width=507 height=382 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/patlll.jpg"></STRONG>
Sweet runner Yotafilmer I went to the orbit link ccccause I was curious if they will be designing any for other applications. I really like your bumper looks good.
If you dont know just ignore drm he posts on everything like that. Responding encourages him.
 

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Originally posted by wheelinjp:
<STRONG> If you dont know just ignore drm he posts on everything like that. Responding encourages him.</STRONG>
If you have a problem with my post above - email that problem to me. Useless baiting may be allowed in the wolf pack over on the LC board, but I personally don't care for it here.

In the picture above, the front axle is not articulating at all, and the rear axle is not doing much more - he is just really sideways on the rocks...

As I said - not saying they don't flex, I was just interested if he has a picture that actually showcases what these springs can do...
 

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to add to this thread orbits work awesome and i would recomend them to anyone .here is a shot that shows them in action and how the orbits allow the spring work without introducing torsional flex ..

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now THAT picture shows flex <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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dont try to kiss up . put my last post back up <IMG SRC="smilies/pissed.gif" border="0">
 

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I wish you could get them to go in your stock springs and not have to buy all new springs to use them <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
 

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maybe you could if you used the innards from those johny joints, and maybe shaved down the nylon a bit. I dont know but i remember them being fairly close in size.
 

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Anyone else care the through in their .02
 

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FJ Junkie, Cool rig , got a pic from the side, Thanx
 

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Originally posted by DRM:
<STRONG>I wish you could get them to go in your stock springs and not have to buy all new springs to use them <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Actually I was looking at one of the control links (big ones) on the back axle of a 3rd gen. 4R the other day and the pivots at the ends look damn near like the orbit eye break down they show on their web page. There's a Toy wrecker down here that I was thinking of calling to see if I could get a bent rod from to cut off the orbits. I'd say the ends are about 1.5 inches in diameter. The only problem that I could think of was how to keep the orbit in the spring. Is it ok to weld the spring on the end, or would it weaken the spring?

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the orbit eyes are alot like a REALLY big heim. They also run in a heim style gulley inside the spring. Kevin has built a spacer that will alow the spring to pivot to its max without binding on anything. Thats why you then need his hangers and shackles.
I don't see how you could get one or even two heims in your stock springs to pivot anywhere neer that much without running into the spring itself. Keeps the springs alive a hella lot longer. I have been told you can just buy the main orbit leaf and eyes seperate and then build a pack from there but dunno....
 

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Originally posted by LRD:
<STRONG>FJ Junkie, Cool rig , got a pic from the side, Thanx</STRONG>
here ya go !

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I think the Orbit Eye's are a cool idea and they work how they are designed to, but comparing their price to what some oftheir competitors offer, such as All Pro, I think it is a waste of money. I have seen All Pro's 5+" lift offer as much, if not more, articulation than AOR's does, and for nearly the same price, they offer crossover steering. The ability for the springs to pivot doesn't actually give that more articulation, I would say its much mroe advantageous to minimize spring wrap. It is the same idea as the pivoting spring perches, which you can make with $20 metal and tubing and have the same effect. If you are looking to spend money on something like that, go that route, then buy an All Pro lift, and you'll do just fine. And if you still have money to spare . .I could really use a front detroit . .. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 
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