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Factory Leaf Springs lengths

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by southerncruiser62, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. southerncruiser62

    southerncruiser62

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    Was wondering if any one knew the leaf springs lengths for factory leafs (front and rear), my rear axle sits a little forward and the front seems to as well, so wondering if the feller' i purchase it from had put them on backwards, any advise in this area would be helpful, thanks again
     
  2. fsusteve

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    Pics would help, but most including mine also appear to be set forward. Not sure why, but that's why alot of guys reverse their springs, which also increases your wheelbase.
     
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    reversing springs, i have heard of some using FJ-55 springs in the rear and also using F-250 springs in the rear, this is the third FJ-40 i have owned and one of them sat a little forward in the rear as well.

    Greg
     
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    Up to sometime 1980 40 Series
    Front: 502mm I 603mm
    Rear: 502mm I 603mm

    FJ55
    Front: 550mm I 550mm
    Rear: 600mm I 600mm

    Sometime in 1980 onwards 40 Series
    Front: 502mm I 603mm
    Rear: 502mm I 616mm
     
  5. southerncruiser62

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    Jonathan_Ferguson

    Thank you for the feedback, i am gonna measure mine tomorrow.

    Greg