Have a heavy 80 series?? I can help

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by FloridaFJ80, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. FloridaFJ80

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    I have been using a Dobinsons Suspension on my last 2 80 series and have been very happy with the outcome. Dobinsons offer a range of different spring options for the 80 series which can be tailored to how heavy your truck is.

    If you are like me, I have a front steel bumper, m8000 winch, dual batts and in the rear I have a steel rearm bumper with dual swingouts, a rear storage solution with a ton of gear, and a roof rack with a roof top tent (RTT). This is one heavy beast. Having the right suspension is important when it comes to handling manners on the road and off road. Also all the added weight will drastically reduce your lift height.

    Here is a thread that I started when I had the J springs on my LX and went to the Dobinsons springs tailored for my application.

    Replaced my OME J Springs for some Dobinson 4" Heavy duty springs

    Upgrading your tired J springs to 4" Dobinson HD springs

    So now to the point and keep this tech. Dobinsons 4x4 are known for their suspensions world wide, they are used mainly on heavy armored trucks. They offer suspensions for the normal 2" lift all the way to different options of a 6" lift.

    I am a mud vendor and an authorized Dobinsons 4x4 dealer. All items are in stock in the US ready to ship.

    Check out this thread for more information Land Cruiser Heaven - Dobinsons 4x4 Authorized Dealer - Free Shipping on Dobinsons Product

    I hope to keep this thread more tech than anything.

    I have on my 80 currently installed a 3-4" kit with Dobinsons MRR remote resi shocks. Truck has an excellent stance and handles weight perfectly.

    Up front I have the C59-170 and in the rears I have the C59-315.

    The most common 80 series setup is the J springs setup. See the Dobinsons comparison.

    Front
    OME850J Dobinson 4" HD C59-308 Dobinson 4" no load C59-170 (J-equivalent)
    515mm Free height 555mm 515mm
    220lbs/in spring rate 275lbs/in 236lbs/in

    Rear
    OME863J Dobinson 4" HD C59-309 Dobinson 4" no load C59-171 (J-equivalent)
    505mm Free height 525mm 495mm
    265lbs/in spring rate 275lbs/in 328lbs/in


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