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FJC rear spring question.

Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by capetaco12, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Apr 4, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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    capetaco12

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    OME lift CBI sliders, front bumper homemade rear bumper 33x12.50 m/t Gears Aussie locker inchworm crawlbox
    Iv have searched and i doubt they exist but i have a friend looking for stock height rear springs that are extra stiff. He tows a camper and dislikes how much the rear end bounces around. He has currently installed an anti sway kit and weight distributing hitch. So he belives the only problem is the soft stock springs. Anyone know of solutions that do not involve a lift kit?
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  2. Apr 4, 2012 at 3:11 PM
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    jonny

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  3. Apr 4, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    An airbag kit. I think Toyteclifts.com sells a kit for the FJ. The only coils I know of that are stiffer than stock would be OME 895 and 896. The ride sucks when not hauling heavy loads though. I've had both. And they would also lift it.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    Airbags would work or you can go custom like i did.

    CSS is the place to go although they're not cheap and take kind of a long time.
    http://www.coilsprings.com/

    I ordered a set 1" higher than stock with 15% stiffer coils and had them made to progressively accommodate 150 extra pounds. I'm pretty happy with them so far.
     
  5. Apr 4, 2012 at 5:52 PM
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    Word of caution using CCS. I had custom coils made twice by them. Both of them failed on me. The second set failed quicker than the first. They did get put to a lot of off-road use though.

    Metal Tech sells an extended travel progressive coil that might work. Even though they are longer than stock my FJ didn't sit very high with them on. You could do a spacer lift up front to help even it out. I don't remember what weight they handle though. You would have to check with MT. I have a set for sale. With the correct shock length they are IMO the best coil for off-road and on-road out there.
     
  6. Apr 4, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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    Who makes the MT ones? How much additional height did they give you over stock?
     
  7. Apr 4, 2012 at 11:07 PM
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    I never measured. You could give http://www.metaltech4x4.com/ a call. Mark the owner is a great guy. He can answer any questions.

    From left to right: Metal tech/OME 896/stock FJ
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    With Metal Tech rear coils and 35's
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