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FJ40 Suspension Lift Options

Tech information furnished by Matt Farr



Below is a list of lift kits that I found when I did my research in March 2001. I've heard good things about the kits from JT Outfitters, so that may be another good option for you.

Pinnacle Engineering Suspension Systems
http://www.jtoutfitters.com/parts/accessories/suspension/pinnacle/index.html

40 Series Standard Kit
2 1/2" & 4"
This suspension combines quality and value.
2 Front Leaf Springs
2 Rear Leaf Spring
16 Poly Spring Bushings
8 Poly Frame Bushings
8 U-bolts
2.5" $459 (fits 33's)
4" $459 (fits 35's)

40 Series Deluxe Kit
2 1/2" & 4"
This COMPLETE suspension has everything you need
2 Front Leaf Springs
2 Rear Leaf Spring
16 Poly Spring Bushings
8 Poly Frame Bushings
8 U-bolts
4 Greaseable Shackles
4 Spring Pins
4 Heckethorn Shocks
4 Shock Boots
2.5" $699
4" $699

40 Series Reversed 4" Kit
1 Shackle Reversal
2 Front Leaf Springs
2 Rear Leaf Springs
16 Poly Spring Bushings
8 Poly Frame Bushings
8 U-bolts
4 Greaseable Shackles
4 Spring Pins
4 Heckethorn Shocks
4 Shock Boots
4" - $925

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IRONMAN suspension
IRONMAN provides a good lift (approx 2 1/2 inches), exceptional handling, and great prices.
http://www.jtoutfitters.com/parts/accessories/suspension/ironman/index.html
FJ40 POST 8/80
4 leaf springs -
4 gas shock absorbers -
8 U-bolts and nuts -
all necessary bushes -
4 greaseable spring pins -
4greaseable shackles
reg price: $999
intro price: $739

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Old Man Emu Suspension from JT Outfitters
Old Man Emu kits feature springs, bushes, u-bolts, shackles, spring pins, shocks, dampner all by OME.
FJ40 Standard Kit -$2221.56
FJ40 Heavy Duty Kit - $2362.04
If FJ40 is 81 up subtract $39.92

OME from 4x4 Connection
http://4by4connection.com/fj4042series.html
Complete kit:
Pre-1980 is $1538.24
Post-1980 is $1514.09
Price excludes shipping.

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SkyJacker Softride System: JT Outfitters
http://www.jtoutfitters.com/parts/accessories/suspension/skyjacker/index.htm l
Land Cruiser FJ40 - Early to 80
SKY-L20KS 2 1/2 inch all around $550
SKY-L40KS 4 inch all around $570
SKY-L24KS 2 1/2" front, 4" rear $560

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SkyJacker Softride System: Also available from TPI
http://www.tpilandcruiser.com/inp4_4.html

FJ40 SOFT-RIDE 2" and 4" SUSPENSIONS
2" LIFT SUSPENSION
KIT COMES WITH SPRINGS, POLY BUSHINGS FOR THE SPRINGS, U-BOLTS AND SKYJACKER SHOCKS.
SR240, 2" SOFT RIDE UP TO 8007 FJ40.............$599.00

4" LIFT SUSPENSION
SR440, 4" SOFT RIDE UP TO 8007 FJ40............$629.00

TO GET THE BEST RIDE POSSIBLE... TPI HAS FOUND THAT WITH THE ADDITION OF THE SOFTER COMPRESSION, MULTI-VALVED BLACK DIAMOND SHOCKS COMBINED WITH GREASABLE SHACKLES AND GREASABLE FRAME PINS, (SEE SHACKLE AND PIN SECTION), THE CUSTOMER HAS TRANSFORMED THEIR SUSPENSION INTO THE BEST RIDE POSSIBLE FOR STREET OR TRAIL. TPI OFFERS THE SR240 2" SUSPENSION AND THE SR440 4" SUSPENSION IN A KIT FORM USING THE SOFTER RIDING, MULTI-VALVED BLACK DIAMONDS SHOCKS.

SR340 2" LIFT KIT WITH BLACK DIAMONDS SAME 2" SOFT RIDE KIT AS SR240 BUT WITH THE ADDITION OF BLACK DIAMOND SHOCKS.
SR240-B, 2" KIT.....................................$679.00

SR440 4" LIFT KIT WITH BLACK DIAMONDS SAME 4" SOFT RIDE KIT AS SR440 BUT WITH THE ADDITION OF BLACK DIAMONDS SHOCKS.
SR440-B, 4" KIT......................................$699.00

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Specter Off-Road FJ40 Lift Kit
http://www.sor.com/sor/cat287b.tam?xax=14477&page%2Ectx=cat287b%2Etam

4-inch Lift Kits. Each kit includes the following items:
4-Specter Off-Road Heavy Duty Leaf Springs-These multi tapered leaf springs are manufactured using the highest quality 5160H alloy spring steel. Specter 's front Heavy duty leaf springs have 6 multi tapered leafs per stack. The Rear Heavy duty leafs have 5 multi tapered leafs per stack to provide a soft, flexible suspension, built to exacting tolerances.

4-Explorer Pro Comp Extended Shocks-Explorer Pro-Comp shock absorbers
4-Conferr Zinc Plated Shackles-Made of 3/8-inch steel bar, 5/8-inch diameter bolts
24-Graphite Impregnated Poly Bushing
1-Set Rancho U-Bolts w/Washers & Nuts
1-Pair 2.5 degree Spring Shims
1-Pair 4.0 degree Spring Shims
4-Heavy Duty Leaf Pins

287-40C-KIT
FJ40 4" Lift Kit-Fits 8/80-1984 40 Series
$799.99

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BDS Suspension
http://4by4connection.com/lanfj4lif.html

4" lift - Toyota "Glide Ride" Leaf Spring Suspension Systems.
Fits 1964-1980 FJ40 Landcruiser.
The FJ40 suspension is a combination of BDS springs with other top quality components designed to give you all parts needed to replace your suspension and improve your ride. The longer brake lines are recommended.
Total kit cost is $1349.99.

2.5" lift - Toyota "Glide Ride" Leaf Spring Suspension Systems.
Fits 1964-1980 FJ40 Landcruiser.
The FJ40 suspension is a combination of BDS springs with other top quality components designed to give you all parts needed to replace your suspension and improve your ride.
Total cost of kit is $1015.70.

Also available from Chimney Canyon 4x4 in South Dakota
http://www.enetis.net/~crupp/frame.htm

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THE TPI "SMOKY MOUNTAIN SUSPENSION"
http://www.tpilandcruiser.com/inp4_3.html

OUR KIT COMES COMPLETE WITH SPRINGS, SHOCKS, ALL BUSHINGS, GREASABLE FRAME PINS, GREASABLE ANTI-REVERSE SHACKLES AND U-BOLTS. FINALLY, A SUSPENSION THAT GIVES YOU PREMIUM QUALITY AND...ALL THE PARTS YOU NEED IN ONE KIT AT A REASONABLE COST! THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN SUSPENSION COMES IN 2.5" AND 4" VERSION. PROGRESSIVE RATE SPRINGS WITH ANTI-FRICTION PADS ASSURES A SMOOTH RIDE ON OR OFF THE TRAIL. FITS ALL YEARS FJ40.

TPI6840-2, 2.5" KIT COMPLETE, 58-8007
FJ40.............................$899.00
TPI6840-4, 4" KIT COMPLETE, 58-8007
FJ40................................$899.00
TPI8140-2, 2.5" KIT COMPLETE, 8008-83
FJ40.............................$959.00
TPI8140-4, 4" KIT COMPLETE, 8008-83
FJ40................................$959.00

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Matt Farr
1981 FJ-40
Rising Sun member
TLCA #4189
Centennial, Colorado
matt@rustybrain.com


Posted August 16, 2001





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