Lift Kit for 87 fj60

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by bmassa89, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. bmassa89

    bmassa89

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    hey everyone...im new here. I was wondering if anyone knew of a good lift kit that is sold for an 87 fj60. It has a four inch lift with thirty threes but i want a bit more clearance and flex. Just two more inches would be good but i want to fit thirty fives. would that be enough? and also i would want to go with a full kit for the extra inches...i dont know what it is about blocks but I just dont like to put more than an inch of blocks inbetween leaf springs...If anyone has an fj60 or 62 on 35's please let me know what you used and also where to get it.
    Thank you.
    b.mas
  2. you probably want to go spring over with stock springs for 35" tires, search SOA and you will find alot of help
  3. goodol84

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    x2 on SOA search.
  4. GLTHFJ60

    GLTHFJ60 Rum Runnin' SILVER Star

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    FYI, lift blocks have the opposite effect on a SUA rig. Go SOA.
  5. D'Animal

    D'Animal Rescuer of Beagle and Landcruisers Moderator

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  6. blackandbluefj

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    i run 35x12.5 bfg mud terrains now on mine with ome lift and the extended length shackles and 2 inch body lift with slight fender trimming and i have barely a rub when very flexed out. Getting ready to go soa in the rear with chevy springs and remounting the front shackle hangers two inches lower. I just want 37's. but 35 are great sua and if you have the lift and all a little two inch body lift is way cheaper than soa.


    Good luck
    Bryon
  7. Trapper50cal

    Trapper50cal TEQ Frame of Mind Supporting Vendor

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    I'm running 35's with 5" Alcan Springs (SUA) and HFS extended shackles. Alcan is out of Grand Junction and their springs are about $400 a pair (last I checked)

    at this height, you will need longer brake lines, front axle shims and longer shocks (SUA) and steering would benefit from hysteer although I don't think its mandatory
  8. bmassa89

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    thanks everyone for the advice. It really helps. Now i have to go do more research just so i know i am doing this right.
  9. fowldarr

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    If you decided to go SOA, I'll swap you my stock springs for your 4" lift springs. Where are you at, there might be somebody nearby that has done something similar
  10. D'Animal

    D'Animal Rescuer of Beagle and Landcruisers Moderator

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    I laugh every time I read that.

  11. Trapper50cal

    Trapper50cal TEQ Frame of Mind Supporting Vendor

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    idk about the OME spring length but you may get to where you want with OME heavies and extended shackles (if the shackle angle would be okay)

  12. GLTHFJ60

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    :lol: Glad I made someone laugh.

    One of my favorites is "60 series cruisers aren't slow cars, they're fast tractors." I forget who it was, but it's hilarious.

    Back to the thread. I think I want to buy some stock height, but a little bit longer, Alcan's when I do my SOA. Whatever weight capacity I want with all the flex in the world.
  13. bosljeff

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    Bringing back the dead...

    What shackle length are you running, 3" ones on the front and rear?:

  14. blackandbluefj

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    was running the extended length shackles anti inversion shackles front and rear think they were from man it aint free but i dont remember the length and dont forget the body lift


    good luck

    Bryon

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