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Suspension Question for a FJ60

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by BigSur, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. BigSur

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    Ok, i have a stocked FJ60 and i really want a lift bad but can't afford the one i want at this time. I have stocked springs on her and the springs are a saggin. Can i do an add-a-leaf to those stocked springs and bring her back up from saggin?

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    Yes, of course you can. But how much cheaper are they/how much less work than, say, putting in a pair of new springs in the rear? And how good is the ride going to be?

    I don't have 'em, haven't ridden in a truck with them on, but I've heard they can make the ride harsh--stiffer, without so much spring, so to speak.

    I would vote for saving up your pennies for the lift you want rather than spending them on something that would only delay your lift even further!
     
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    An AAL will tend to sag quickly, especially when used with already sagging springs (and it's excaberated dramatically when you wheel the rig)....a fell length AAL will ride much better than a short AAL, but you are indeed increasing the rate so it will be stiffer.

    In the long run a full spring pack is a much better option.
     
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    [quote author=Jman link=board=1;threadid=12001;start=msg109536#msg109536 date=1077638114]
    Yes, of course you can. But how much cheaper are they/how much less work than, say, putting in a pair of new springs in the rear? And how good is the ride going to be?

    I don't have 'em, haven't ridden in a truck with them on, but I've heard they can make the ride harsh--stiffer, without so much spring, so to speak.

    I would vote for saving up your pennies for the lift you want rather than spending them on something that would only delay your lift even further!
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    Well i have thought about it and it would cost me about $80 for two pairs of add-a-leafs (one for each spring) and i can get either a shorter leaf for heavier loads but its a more harsher ride or i can get longer leafs for a smoother ride. The add-a-leafs will either raise my truck 1.5" or level her out depending on how bad my springs really are. I am saving for a the HFS 3" lift from CCOT and that's $700 and with two kids $700 is hard to come by. So i figure this is a good temp fix for my sag problem until i put on what i really want. Thoughts?