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hyperboarder
06-21-2010, 07:42 AM
EDIT - SOLD!

This is my backup since I really don't want to sell the FJ all that bad. Issue numero uno is it's toooo big. Can't fit it in the garage, wife can't get in and out, etc. Got a lead on a tire trade, next step is smaller springs because SOA + 4" is freakin gigantic.

To the topic at hand, part numbers are confirmed Man-A-Fre Mojave springs. New these were $730. They seem to be in good shape, great ride and not a lot of surface rust or corrosion. I'm guessing I could sell them outright for $400. I need stock springs though, so I'd take stockers and $350 or more cruiser parts. Really in need of better gear 3rds right now as well as longfields. I'd also look at a roof rack with basket or a tire carrier bumper. Let me know what you have, thanks,

Geoff

rover67
06-21-2010, 09:10 AM
Interested in the springs. Can you snap a few pictures for me?

marco.capote@gmail.com

hyperboarder
06-21-2010, 10:12 AM
They're still mounted, but I'll grab a couple tonight. Here they are on the website: http://www.man-a-fre.com/pa4/MojaveLeafSprings60SeriesLandCruiser.htm

Chris
06-21-2010, 11:11 AM
Really in need of better gear 3rds right now as well as longfields.

You'll probably find you're okay once you go to a smaller tire and for the price of longs you would be wise to push them down on your list. Just my 2

hyperboarder
06-21-2010, 11:45 AM
You'll probably find you're okay once you go to a smaller tire and for the price of longs you would be wise to push them down on your list. Just my 2

From my heep days, I've found that I'm a big fan of 35's for streetability and trail use, can I get away with those without kabooming a birf? I don't do a ton of rocks, mostly trails that a well built TJ on 30's (a buddy of mine's rig) can do just fine. With any luck this will be more for overlanding in the near future.

hyperboarder
06-21-2010, 08:30 PM
Pics:

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/1756/img00095201006211843.th.jpg (http://img824.imageshack.us/i/img00095201006211843.jpg/) http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/8537/img00096201006211844.th.jpg (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/img00096201006211844.jpg/) http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/5497/img00094201006211843.th.jpg (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/img00094201006211843.jpg/)

rover67
06-22-2010, 08:21 AM
Thanks for the pics, I am going to pass. I appreciate it!

Chris
06-22-2010, 08:50 AM
From my heep days, I've found that I'm a big fan of 35's for streetability and trail use, can I get away with those without kabooming a birf? I don't do a ton of rocks, mostly trails that a well built TJ on 30's (a buddy of mine's rig) can do just fine. With any luck this will be more for overlanding in the near future.

60 series axles are quite beefy, compare one to a Jeep and you'll see why I say Longs don't need to be a priority. If you have cash to burn I'd say go for it but I've never had issues with my stock setup and 35's

rover67
06-22-2010, 08:54 AM
I ran mine with stock birfs and 35's for a few years with no problems. I think it really depends on how you drive it and how hard you hammer on it. I always tried to have a spare with me. I also carried the stock spares for the rear.

hyperboarder
06-22-2010, 10:50 AM
Good to know, thanks gents. Anyone else interested in the springs?

hyperboarder
06-23-2010, 08:18 PM
FWIW, I'm flexible on price, they're currently holding me up from moving the FJ into the garage to work on, so shoot me an offer and we'll talk. I'd also take an RC crawler as part of the trade.

corsair23
06-23-2010, 11:21 PM
FWIW, I'm flexible on price, they're currently holding me up from moving the FJ into the garage to work on, so shoot me an offer and we'll talk. I'd also take an RC crawler as part of the trade.

How far off are you from getting it in the garage? Just an inch or two or a lot? If it is just a little bit, air down the tires and drive her in :hill:

hyperboarder
06-24-2010, 07:18 AM
How far off are you from getting it in the garage? Just an inch or two or a lot? If it is just a little bit, air down the tires and drive her in :hill:

I dropped them to below the readable level on my gauge (probably about 2 psi) and I was still too tall. It's a very, very big truck.

hyperboarder
06-25-2010, 12:17 PM
I'd also consider a straight sale on these if you don't have stockers, just FYI.

coax
06-25-2010, 01:02 PM
Have you considered going to standard springunder with those? Just thought I'd throw it out there. Good luck w/ the sale!

hyperboarder
06-25-2010, 03:13 PM
I have, but I'd need new shocks and the housings rewelded and whatnot. I like the SOA a lot, just not the extra height of the lift springs.

hyperboarder
06-26-2010, 01:44 PM
Price drop, $300 plus stock springs or $350 cash.

hyperboarder
06-28-2010, 07:00 PM
Did more research on this, the springs were just released a year ago ( http://forum.ih8mud.com/60-series-wagons/303718-mohave-springs.html ), so I'm changing my guesses to about 5k miles and little to no wheeling on them. I want to bump the price, but I won't :).

rover67
06-28-2010, 10:04 PM
"satchel" here on the board has 3 good rear stock 62 springs and one good front. hit him up.

hyperboarder
06-29-2010, 10:53 AM
^I'd still need to source another front but I might give it a shot :). I do have a guy that's interested in a swap, we'll see where that goes.

Also, full disclosure for anyone interested, after counting leaves last night at the request of a mud member, the rear overloads as well as 2 leaves on each of the front springs are gone. My guess is whoever did the lift did this to let it flex better and possibly lower the front. Checking with MAF now to see if I can order replacements.

corsair23
06-30-2010, 11:36 AM
"satchel" here on the board has 3 good rear stock 62 springs and one good front. hit him up.

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=13427

If nothing else, it will allow you to drop the truck down and get it into the garage for work while you sell the 4" springs and look for others.

hyperboarder
06-30-2010, 11:42 AM
^ Thanks for the heads up, working on bribing him to hold them for me :).

hyperboarder
11-11-2010, 11:20 AM
I'm gonna bump this. Apparently MAF reuses part number and these are in fact Safari 2.5" front, 3" rear springs. Here's the link: http://www.man-a-fre.com/parts_accessories/safari.htm

Still have them and they have seen little wheeling, but they are more than a year old. Probably 5-8ish. But the leafs are intact, none missing, and they're still plenty tall. I've got stock springs now and as soon as I get the bushings, these will be off the truck. Now asking $300 cash or possibly a compressor or FJ60 bumper in trade. PM or post if interested.