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muddyoffroader
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Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:10 pm

anyone put em on an sj? thinking of doing it but want know the ins and outs, do's and dont's ect. are they any better on/off road. but most of all will it be worth it?

oh and which springs from which vehicle????????????????
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Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:24 pm

It all depends on what you want to use the truck for as to what you use and how you set it up.. I have use a 4 link rear and 3 link front and also used vitara springs all round. In a nutshell the set ups are usually as individual as the trucks. The best person I know to get some advise is Rich aka Rockwatt.

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Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:34 pm

cheers for that, itll be laning more than p&p's so i have to drive a lot of roads and keep up with my mates 90's, but they also laughing at the little sj compared to their 90's, disco's so i want show em all up big time.

if i do it i want around 1"1/2 to 2" lift with the coils, plus 2" body lift and 30mm wheel spacers.
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Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:37 pm

hi mate

wanted to do this so brouigh the springs to suit from ralle design

and me being me, havent got around to it so i have the springs for sale

14" long and 175 pound

leave u with not to much high on ur sj, so have been told so it will be stable


pm me if interested

there brand knew

thanks
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Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:40 pm

ive done this to mine and its the best thing i could have done ive had a few probs but nothing i couldnt sort out ive had to go hard with the dampers and springs and she sits about 7ft tall took a bit of man hours but worth it few pics to show ya,

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Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:06 pm

coils v leafs it does make a little difference :ymdevil:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW5VxqPq1YM
and back down :ymdevil:
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Why do you want to do a body lift when your building a new suspension system? You would be better designing the lift into the suspension.
The choice and rate of springs you use depends where on the axle you mount them and what your truck has on it ie heavy bumper winches cage and so on.

My old truck had 180lb springs and it was great but when.
I put 190's on my new one and killed them the first time out..big time.
Im now on 235's and its just right with no signs of distortions.
Your best bet is do alot of searching and reading and choose your design. Then set it up to your truck.
Even the best of the best of builders use guesse work for spring rates as there is no way to work it out until its built and weighed.
You could always go the air shock route and charge them up to the rate you want. Its not a route i would choose but a few do with good results.
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Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:54 pm

A body lift, gives a lower centre of gravity than a spring lift :-?
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Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:26 pm

SlimJim16v wrote:A body lift, gives a lower centre of gravity than a spring lift :-?
True but no body lift lowers your cog even more.
I only run 2 1/2 inch lift.
in a short truck like an sj it still gives a good breakover.
I just dont see the point of a body lift when there's better ways of gaining clearance for big rubber IMO.
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Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:12 am

True, but no spring lift lowers your COG even more :wink:

Virtual bodylift, best way then.
I think you can get 31s on, with no lift, just cutting/modifying the arches.
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Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:04 am

i think body lift is the better way to go after a mild spring lift as you keep all the heavy stuff where it shoud be
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Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:43 am

Body lifts are fine as they are cheap and easy. However be careful when doing a body lift and a spring lift. Try not to go too high as you will be more prone to tipping.....I ran a 3" spring lift and a 2" body lift on my old truck and that worked well......

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Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:23 pm

:P that's just how my setup is now
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Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:13 pm

SlimJim16v wrote:True, but no spring lift lowers your COG even more :wink:

Virtual bodylift, best way then.
I think you can get 31s on, with no lift, just cutting/modifying the arches.
or 33s with a bit more cutting and 2" lift! :twisted: you dont need coils to show up landies anyway! =)) I annoyed my mate in his 90 fitted with 35s on the other day through one of the mud runs at compton basset =)) he didnt even make it half way! =))
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Thu May 13, 2010 9:36 pm

miksyellowsj wrote:ive done this to mine and its the best thing i could have done ive had a few probs but nothing i couldnt sort out ive had to go hard with the dampers and springs and she sits about 7ft tall took a bit of man hours but worth it few pics to show ya,
Hi what springs and dampers did you use ???
nice truck BTW
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Fri May 14, 2010 8:53 am

No one with a LR ever has the stones to laugh at my leaf sprung SJ

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In fact, most worry they aren't going to make the places I go.
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