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Old 08-19-2013, 11:13 AM
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I finally got it done enough for now. I have a couple things to add down the road, but this is where it is at, and I need a break for a while. I painted it, but i think I'll add in a few things in a week or two and then get it powdercoated. The paint has already chipped in a few spots

On saturday I removed my old man emu rear springs, and installed a set of FJ80 fronts to regain the height loss in the rear from the weight of everything. It sits about perfect right now, just a very slight forward rake, which will sit level with a full load of camping or hunting gear, and not butt sag (I hope).







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Old 08-19-2013, 11:40 AM
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Looking great Isaac. Which 80 Series springs (color code or # of wraps) did you use? And I take it you have OME shocks back there?

I am looking at 7 1/2 wrap 80 series front springs with OEM Toyota 80 series rear shocks for the rear of my 3rd gen when I get around to it.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:48 AM
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looks good. Nice truck
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Looking great Isaac. Which 80 Series springs (color code or # of wraps) did you use? And I take it you have OME shocks back there?

I am looking at 7 1/2 wrap 80 series front springs with OEM Toyota 80 series rear shocks for the rear of my 3rd gen when I get around to it.
Huh, not too sure, I didn't look. I did see some paint on them, so I'll see if I can check on that. One was longer than the other, which was perfect, because I stuck it on the driver side which has the fuel tank, me, and the hinge and everything is on that side, so the truck sits nice and level.

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Old 08-19-2013, 04:39 PM
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Huh, not too sure, I didn't look. I did see some paint on them, so I'll see if I can check on that. One was longer than the other, which was perfect, because I stuck it on the driver side which has the fuel tank, me, and the hinge and everything is on that side, so the truck sits nice and level.
I ask because apparently there is a wide swing in how much lift you get depending on which spring you use:

"The FJ80 Landcruiser Spring
a cheap effective way to achieve a good amount of lift and flex is to install FRONT springs from a FJ80 (1991-1997) Landcruiser in the REAR of the 3rd gen.

7 wrap is about 3-3.5" of lift
8 is about 4"
9 is about 5"

Height of spring/color code/wraps

21" Blue Pink White 9.25 wraps
21" Grey Orange White 9.25 wraps
20.25" Blue Yellow White 8.75 wraps-one of these is a confirmed LX450
19.5" Green Yellow White 8.25 wraps-one of these is a confirmed LX450
19.5" Purple Green White 8 wraps
19.25" Double Purple Dark Blue White 8 wraps
19" Double Pink Light Blue White 7.5 wraps
18.5" Double Pink Grey White 7.5 wraps
18 7/8" Orange Orange White 7.75 wraps

you can also use the OME 851, which is a lift spring for the FJ80. that usually gives about 6 inches of lift.

Pros: Cheap, lots of lift, flexes really well.
Cons: Will sag under load. ... "

The springs I took off my 80 are 18.5" Double Pink Grey White 7.5 wraps which will supposedly give me about 3" of lift (unloaded of course).

Also, good call on putting the longer one on the driver's side. That is the correct orientation.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:50 PM
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I added a safety pin just in case the latch fails. This also helps with movement on washboard roads, as the carrier slides back a bit, making releasing the latch difficult.



And, I finally got around to getting an extender for the bike rack and starting fitting all of that up to the carrier. Here are a couple shots of it closed and open.



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Looks great Isaac, nice job.
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I like the carrier. The receiver tube in the swing arm was something I was planning for my version 2.0 and the jerry can attachment is brilliant I too need bikes to swing out of the way as well.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:44 AM
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Thanks guys!

I'll keep things updated as I go with the Jerry Can build.

I picked up a pin hold out from TMR customs, but I'm still unsure how well that is going to work. I may also go with a gas strut, but I may not have room.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:52 AM
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I must have missed where you plan to use the gas strut but I assume on the swing arm similar to the 4x4Labs design? One thing that I have noticed with mine is that the struts under the swing arms are a PITA in the winter. You have to be careful of ice buildup on the bumper as to not destroy the struts. I have to always close mine during storms or be sure to clean the bumper off good right away in the morning. Then wash it more often in the winter to melt off ice. Long road trips can pose issues occasionally too during storms.
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