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leaf spring help

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by landcruiser1974, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. landcruiser1974

    landcruiser1974

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    hi i bought a set of fj40 4 inch lift springs but i cant tell the front from the rear thanks for the help
     
  2. John Smith

    John Smith In the garage

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    Welcome to Mud!

    What brand leaf springs?

    And if the TLCA membership got as high as your number that would be a great thing.
     
  3. landcruiser1974

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    dont know what brand

    all i know is that they are 4 inch lift 3 leaves per spring
     
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    thanks for the welcome dont know what brand 4 inch lift 3 leaves per spring
     
  5. John Smith

    John Smith In the garage

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    I believe Rancho is the only vendor of 3 leaf spring packs for 40s unless they are from a different application. The Rancho 3 leaf packs are known to be very stiff and I would not run them myself.

    A picture would really help us identify what springs you have. Are there any stickers or numbers on the springs?
     
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    thanks john for the quick responce no numbers on the springs but the are for a 40 i saw the 40 they came off . so you say the are very stiff my stock springs seem very stiff also well i might try then anywaythanks again.
     
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    Actually stock FJ40 springs are very very soft. If they seem stiff to you it is probably because you are hitting the bumpstops.

    I have seen two or three brands on "three leaf" springs. Rancho does not sell them however. Not for years now. All of these springs I have dealt with are miserably stiff and I would not put them on anything.


    Mark...
     
  8. landcruiser1974

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    thanks mark and john maybe ill just wait and do a spring over but i realy dont want that much lift. i guess these are going in the trash can.
     
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    What send them over a buddy looking for some. Soa is easy go for it
     
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    I had a set of those .ugh felt like riding down a dirt road on a sheet of plywood. I put the rears on my m101 military trailer sua .They work great !. That's the only place I'd use em'
     
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    if they are ranchos throw them away and dont look back
     
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