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What kind of springs? Shouldn’t be that stiff!
They were they were Iron Man Springs I'm not sure if there's a weight difference between the 60 and the 62 whether there was a mistake in the springs but it sucks driving that thing for about 6 months maybe a year. They're also very expensive and I think in this day in age financially doesn't make sense to have a truck with leaf springs if they're going to fail in a few years.
 
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They were they were Iron Man Springs I'm not sure if there's a weight difference between the 60 and the 62 whether there was a mistake in the springs but it sucks driving that thing for about 6 months maybe a year. They're also very expensive and I think in this day in age financially doesn't make sense to have a truck with leaf springs if they're going to fail in a few years.
Did you get the ‘Performance Load’, ‘Comfort Load’ or ‘Constant Load’ springs?
 
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Did you get the ‘Performance Load’, ‘Comfort Load’ or ‘Constant Load’ springs?
Sorry I'm laughing too hard. No I got the " oh s***" load when drove into and over a pot hole and the rise launched me and my wife to the roof. Thankfully we had our seat belts on. To give you an idea about if you want us after the Springs were installed a friend asked me to come over he wants me to help him pick up some cement from a Home Depot. Total weight 800 pounds. Stuck in the back of the vehicle. When fully loaded with that weight the body about the truck dropped 2in closer to the ground.
 

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Maybe you need to pull those packs and remove a couple leaves from each. Iron Man springs aren’t a bad product. Had a buddy running a set in an SOA FJ55 and it was pretty cushy.
 

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Sorry I'm laughing too hard. No I got the " oh s***" load when drove into and over a pot hole and the rise launched me and my wife to the roof. Thankfully we had our seat belts on. To give you an idea about if you want us after the Springs were installed a friend asked me to come over he wants me to help him pick up some cement from a Home Depot. Total weight 800 pounds. Stuck in the back of the vehicle. When fully loaded with that weight the body about the truck dropped 2in closer to the ground.
Was it a lot more comfortable to ride in with weight in the back? What shocks are you using with the springs?

This should probably be its own thread instead of hijacking @NomadEffect’s build thread. :)
 
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Was it a lot more comfortable to ride in with weight in the back? What shocks are you using with the springs?

This should probably be its own thread instead of hijacking @NomadEffect’s build thread. :)
Its okay ... I wonder if I should even own the truck. It was good but now, it needs to probably be sold. It needs to much work to save.
 
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So this is probably the most real video I've made. I didn't cut out any of my mistakes and there were many.
For anyone looking to add Barn Doors/Ambulance Doors to their US spec FJ62, it is for sure doable without a ton of bodywork experience but it's not a quick job at all.
 

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