I need flat springs

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by ScottFJ40, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. ScottFJ40

    ScottFJ40

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    I've received a price quote from Alcan springs for no lift springs for my SOA. They said $190 for each set of leafs springs. I know they are quality, but is it worth approx $800?

    Or should I just get some stock springs and throw an AAL in them?
     
  2. Archengine

    Archengine SILVER Star

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    Go stock, see if you like it, and if not, get the alcans. Personally for 800, I'd go with the AOR springs myself.
     
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    Scott,

    I just finished an SOA on my 78 FJ-40 and used stock FJ-55 springs in the rear, and reversed (end for end) stock FJ-40 springs in the front. I gained 7 inched of wheelbase which I dig both on road and off, and more to your issue...the ride and flex is really cush. I would agree with the prior post, go get some stock stuff for $100 or two, run it for awhile and you may decide you never needed those pricey Alcans. Good Luck,

    Scott
    78 FJ-40 "Rudy"
     
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    Same thing as sdgraber. I finished the SOA and am very happy with the lift. Not sure about the ride quality yet.
     
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    I have a full set of '77 FJ40 stock springs in good shape. $100 & shipping (from NW Calif.), there yours.
     
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    I have a full set of '77 FJ40 stock springs in good shape. $100 & shipping (from NW Calif.), the're yours.
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    $100 a set is the going rate...I know i've got a couple sets laying around too.

    IMO, stick with stockers. I assume this is for an SOA?? Also, check out Wagonner front leaf springs from JC Whitney - cheaper and more readily available alternative...junkyard might be a good source too for those
     
  8. ScottFJ40

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    Thanks guys. Where would I get some 55 springs? I would really like to lengthen my wheelbase.

    I may buy those $100 springs, and see how they do. Do the Waggy's lengthen the WB too?
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    waggies change the wheelbase similar to FJ55's, tho I dn't recall how close.

    For now, you could just reverse stock packs and find FJ55's later. I did that in the rear, first it was reversed FJ40 packs, then the 55's...axle stayed in same position, just redid the shackle-side mount.

    From memory:
    FJ55 eye to pin is ~23" on both halves
    FJ40 short (stock orientation) eye to pin is ~20", long eye to pin is ~23"

    see my tech writeup for more info, the rear suspension part. The accurate numbers are in there....
     
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    I am going to try and use rear FJ6x springs in the back of my 40 because of availability and i may use them in the front to. now to only get the freakin 4runner and cavalier out of the way and i can start the dam SOA.

    Stew
     
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    Does any body have any specs on the wagonner springs? :popcorn:
     
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    AOR springs are made by Alcan. The only thing different about the AOR's is if you order them with OrbitEyes.
     
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