Help - Ridiculous Ride (another FJ40 suspension question) (1 Viewer)

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How sure are you that your front driveshaft isn't bottoming out? Maybe remove it and test drive without.
 
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How sure are you that your front driveshaft isn't bottoming out? Maybe remove it and test drive without.
That's definitely and interesting though, but it flexes really well off-road. I tend to think its more of a shackle angle/crappy shock and maybe stiff spring problem. In extreme conditions it works pretty good. Its the non extreme conditions where things get violent.
 

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I have no idea what springs you are running. Looking at your pics it appears your shackle angles are nearly vertical. It looks like your frt shackle has a couple extra holes, if you move the spring to the next hole up will probably give you a better angle. This may effect the compression on the frt driveshaft. You need to make sure the d/s doesn't bottom out on the t/case. On the rear you could make a shorter shackle to get a slightly better angle. Removing a leaf in the rear may be a good option instead of shortening the shackle. That will give you a softer rear spring and probably a better shackle angle.
 
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You don’t. Those are not Rough Country’s.
Oh boy... Welp, want to take a guess on type? There are 5 spring total (front and rear)
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