Long Travel Suspension for a 73 FJ40

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Hi All,
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?
Thanks,
JJ
 
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Profitts cruisers has a kit for Spring Over Axle or SOA as its known around here. here is there web link.
http://www.proffittscruisers.com/suspensions/spring-over-axle.html

I am going to go SOA but fab it my self and use FJ 55 sprigs for a longer wheelbase and more articulation. At least thats the idea, I haven't done it yet haha
 
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Nice 40 Mike! Is that a Moab trail?
 
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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?
 
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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.
 
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very broad question. tons of different ways to do it.

i run soa, stock shock towers.

you want more droop

search to find tons of stuff
 

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Treeroot has SUA with massive suspension travel. Cut rear fenders, Metal tech front fenders, and Downey cantilever shackles. Search for his pics.
 

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