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Old 07-05-2008, 08:13 AM   #1
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what for a fj60

i was thinking about getting a only land cruiser and gaving it a spoa lift but first i want to know where i can find some nice lift spring to go along with the spoa. can anyone help me?
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For good lift springs check out OME (Old Man Emu) lifts.
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:31 AM   #3
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are they capatible with spoa?
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you mean you want to do a Spring Over Axle conversion. SPOA...so yes OME would be compatable with a SPOA conversion, in fact i think they sell a SPOA kit.

But if i remember, the Land cruiser's come with the springs over the axle already because Toyota was smart enough to do that unlike Jp or Ford or Dodge. Here is what i found about lift kits:

Types of Suspension Lift Kits:


Spring Over Axle (SPOA):
SPOA suspension lift kits are most popular among serious rock crawlers looking for the utmost articulation (up and down wheel travel). These truck lift kits keep the tires on the ground for maximum traction, while correctly lifted springs lifts everything out of harm’s way, including the springs.

Shackle Reverse (S/R) Suspension Lift Kits:
S/R truck lift kits are designed to provide a smooth ride upon mild terrain such as forest roads, desert driving, and scenic trails; however, high-speed driving on highways is not recommended.


Coil Suspension Lift Kits:
The choice of many of the world’s best-riding 4 wheel drive vehicles, Coil Suspension Lift Kits offer unrivaled ride quality and cheaper springs, but installation sometimes requires some welding. The end result, however, is a suspension lift kit that provides excellent articulation on the trail, and a comfortable ride you have to feel to believe.

Lifted Spring Suspension Lift Kits:
The most commonly used type of truck lift kits in the world, Lifted Spring systems are easier to install, and an excellent choice for first-time lifters in the off-road world. These truck lift kits allow you to run larger tires for additional clearance, while producing control on the highway.

Shackle Suspension Lift Kits:
As probably the most affordable way to add inches to your rig, Shackle Suspension Lift Kits are primarily for the truck enthusiast looking to add larger tires, yet are not intending to do much hardcore off-roading. Moderation is recommended with these truck lift kits, as Shackle systems are known to affect steering and sway control.
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thanks for the help
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:49 AM   #6
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FJ60s (as well as -55s and -40s) are spring under axle and shackle forward just like the Jeeps, the spring over and shackle reversal did not happen until the mini-trucks - '79-'85). And realize that with a spring over swap will give you 4-5" of lift off the bat. The OME springs will work fine with spring over, a buddy of mine has/had a '60 with that setup, it is really tall. He runs 35s with no problems.
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nice my new 75 pickup already stuffs 35 in the rear with the suspension system and 35s on ifs on front... cant wait to get my 60 axle rebuilt and sprung over... i think mini truck axles just look too narrow and tippy my fj-62 axle is beefy and i think will work really good with no wheel spacers..but i dont think the 60s were common in the states because everyone uses mini truck.. but in canada its way easy to find a 60 or 02 or 80 series axle but the mini truck axle gets scopped up by sammurai guys
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i would call alcan spring and see what they can do for you
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