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Old 08-27-2010, 10:27 AM
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Is there any other pearls of wisdom people wish to impart on the 80 PS in a 40?
Stay out of this, were having a fun debate. Besides, it'll be years before you get your 40 running much less having to worry about being able to steer it.
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:28 AM
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:29 AM
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I do not see any need to do a shackle reversal. Jim Chenoweth is not a fan of these either, as he has seen the front driveshaft pogo-stick into the t-case and effectively destroy the t-case in a shackle-reversal rig.
Just for the record, I think all of the Gen 1 and Gen 2 4Runners and mini-trucks with front leaf spring suspension came from the factory with shackles at the rear of the springs. I don't think they have an issue with pogo sticking and breaking TC's.
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Some like the shackles up front because as the wheel arcs, it wants to arc forward, and thus, when you are climbing a rock, the wheel is forced into the rock, aiding traction.

However, the shackles are then in a position to get beat on the rocks, and can get jammed up against the rocks, preventing the spring from moving as it is supposed to, and potentially damaging the spring.

I've never, ever heard of this "pogo/TC damage" thing occurring on any truck that has a proper drive shaft. Obviously, if you do suspension mods, and do not get your driveshaft modified if needed, that is your own fault. Long splines are needed for long travel.

That being said, I have no opinion on the matter other than, if you can afford to, get rid of leaf springs.
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:43 AM
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Just for the record, I think all of the Gen 1 and Gen 2 4Runners and mini-trucks with front leaf spring suspension came from the factory with shackles at the rear of the springs. I don't think they have an issue with pogo sticking and breaking TC's.
Gen 3 trucks, and Gen 1 4runners. Only for 2 years of the 4 runner as well.

Then we got the beloved IFS.
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Instead of bench wheeling you could do it then you would be an expert!
Dang. When I bench wheel, I get to be a pro rock racer.

Forcing me to go out in the real world is way less cool, and leaves me on a budget still. That's no fun.

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I like the stance that FJBrady's 40 has.
This was my favorite part of the whole thread.

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Stay out of this, were having a fun debate. Besides, it'll be years before you get your 40 running much less having to worry about being able to steer it.
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Is there any other pearls of wisdom people wish to impart on the 80 PS in a 40?
Yes, set up the stereo so you can listen to both types of Van Halen; David and Sammy...

(Flashback to the Blues Brothers when they show up at Bob's Country Bunker and the waitress says "We got both kinds of music; country AND western!")
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Just for the record, I think all of the Gen 1 and Gen 2 4Runners and mini-trucks with front leaf spring suspension came from the factory with shackles at the rear of the springs. I don't think they have an issue with pogo sticking and breaking TC's.
I think you are correct!
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