Are these OEM leaf spring specs?

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  1. fjgdk

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    I want stock spec leaf springs to replace the old worn out ones on my 1983 FJ60. Anyone try or have luck with these ? (the Toyota part numbers they reference are correct, but I have no idea if those physical dimensions are indeed correct for a stock setup) :


    1981-1987 Toyota Land Cruiser 4 Door - Leaf Spring (Front - 5 Leaves) [90-112] | $178.95 | SD Truck Springs | Leaf Springs, Helper Springs and Suspension Parts
    1981-1987 Toyota Land Cruiser 4 Door - Leaf Spring (Rear - 6 Leaves) [90-105] | $188.95 | SD Truck Springs | Leaf Springs, Helper Springs and Suspension Parts


    These are made by some company in Harrisburg, PA called Dayton. The rep I was asking to from SDtrucksprings to confirm OEM spec emailed the following info to match what was on their site:

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    Below you will find the specs for these springs from our site, Dayton, and Toyota.

    Front Springs 90-112:



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    Rear Springs 90-105:

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    The eyelets are 35mm on each end of the springs.

    "

    Do these physical specs look correct ? The part numbers I have verified already.

    Thanks in advance for any info.
     
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    I haven't found any measurement specs on the springs in any service manuals. Only servicing ...like replacing a spring leaf and torque specs. I'd be interested in seeing these installed and how the truck sits. Go for it and let us know. somebody has to be a trail blazer. You'll need new bushings. Pins and shackles are available from toyota.
     
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    i have some stock springs that are virtually rust free and only have 174,000 miles on them I'll let go for cheap :)
     
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    How cheap ? I am in MD, and am guessing that would make this potential transaction location-prohibitive. Let me know.
     
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    I may just do it. I can drive to Harrisburg to pick them up so that would eliminate shipping.
     
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    I'll go down to UPS today or tomorrow and get a cost on shipping. My wife would love to get them out of the garage!
     
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    I thought the stock front 60 springs had 5 leaves. But it's been awhile while since I had them on my truck (like 30 years).
     
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    The front springs have 5 leaves, the rear have 6.
     
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    Is it safe to say that with newer, "bouncier" springs, my ride may actually be comfortable ? In the 6 years I've owned my FJ60, driving it around physically wears me out. I just drove it 60 miles today, and I feel like I do when I sleep on a mattress with no support.
     
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    If you have original springs, you don't really have springs. You are slamming down on the front bump stops when you drive over a pebble. What you're feeling is a rubber suspension that compresses half an inch. The springs didn't ride like that when new because they had more built in arch. But that arch is now long gone and the springs are pretty much flat... so you're living on the bump stops.

    Any spring that can get you up an inch or more (to a point) will greatly improve the ride. But if you go too high, the ride deteriorates again into the bucking bronco you know all too well.
     
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