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Leaf spring to coil spring conversion on FJ40
« on: Jul 14, 2004, 11:04:57 AM »
Where can I get information about a leaf spring to coil spring conversion for a 1970 Fj40

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Re: Leaf spring to coil spring conversion on FJ40
« Reply #1 on: Jul 25, 2004, 11:50:38 PM »
I guess this isn't a big deal w/ Toyota owners.  Quite a few Jeep owners have made the conversion!

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Re: Leaf spring to coil spring conversion on FJ40
« Reply #2 on: Jul 26, 2004, 03:13:05 PM »
i've been considering going to coils in the front of my '79 pickup.  i'm thinking about building radius arms and a panhard bar ala old ford f150/bronco suspension

there's no kits on the market so you'll have to either make it yourself or have it done, i think looking at jeep long arm kits would be good for ideas

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Re: Leaf spring to coil spring conversion on FJ40
« Reply #3 on: Jul 27, 2004, 02:11:33 AM »
I spoke to Brett Lovett (owner) of Superlift and he said that they are working on some prototype suspensions for the Fj40s.  They aren't due out to be beta tested until
later this year.  So, I guess stay tuned.

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Re: Leaf spring to coil spring conversion on FJ40
« Reply #4 on: Mar 20, 2005, 09:37:00 AM »
I'm interested in a coil suspension set for my 77fj40. Keep me informed of the progress. Thx

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Re: Leaf spring to coil spring conversion on FJ40
« Reply #5 on: Mar 21, 2005, 05:51:51 AM »
I checked out a supa sweet wishbone 3 link in the woods this weekend under a Toy truck. Used a 1" heim joint on the center of the axle where the wishbone link attached. Wish I would have got some pics.

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Re: Leaf spring to coil spring conversion on FJ40
« Reply #6 on: Sep 15, 2005, 05:06:01 AM »
search on mud and pirate quite a few people have done it and can give you some info iam currently 4linking my cruiser front and rear

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Re: Leaf spring to coil spring conversion on FJ40
« Reply #7 on: Sep 15, 2005, 05:06:56 AM »
oh and proffitts cruisers makes a kit for around 1400 to your door for 4link front and rear

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Re: Leaf spring to coil spring conversion on FJ40
« Reply #8 on: Sep 17, 2005, 11:38:54 PM »
I wonder if you could set it up like how 2nd gen 4runners are? if so check out allpoo they have links and coils and all that junk. just a thought.

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Re: Leaf spring to coil spring conversion on FJ40
« Reply #9 on: Sep 27, 2005, 01:49:27 AM »
I wonder if you could set it up like how 2nd gen 4runners are? if so check out allpoo they have links and coils and all that junk. just a thought.
i doubt it all the axle mounts are going to be for a centered diff and the frame mounts might work,



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Re: Leaf spring to coil spring conversion on FJ40
« Reply #10 on: Mar 10, 2006, 01:10:20 PM »
I've 4-linked and air shocked mine.

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