I have searched the site and the internet looking for anyone who sells or has a long travel suspension on a 70's FJ40, but haven't found much. Have any of you seen this or have it done to your rig? Any pics?
That's a great looking rig. On the trail how does it ride? Really hard? I currently run 33X12.50 tires under a 4" lift. I really like the height and the way the center of gravity feels, but it beats us to death. I met a guy with a long travel buggy on the trail with independent front and rear suspension and it got me wondering if anyone has put a set up like that on an FJ40?
I am running a SUA 4" skyjacker lift and putting on Downey cantivever shackles on my 73. I got my shackles from Jim (Downey) here on Mud after Downey Off Road closed. He had a few sets of shackles left when I got mine. Definatly heavy duty and well made product. You will need extended shock towers for the front if you run long travel suspension. I got ford F250 shock towers from my local Ford dealer for $32.00. Those towers are HD and at a excellent price.