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Sunday, December 10, 2017

mm to inch calculator

I'm still trying to get this embedded into the 1st page of the Compiled coil, shock & suspension thread. Untill then we need to do it this way.

Thank you for your time.





Thursday, November 30, 2017

80 series coil & shock specs

This is just a collection of specs of coils & shocks that I have researched. I wanted to get it in one place for reference. If any info is incorrect then please PM me to get right.



We first need to establish some common ground of measurement & basic terminology.



Here is how shocks are measured.



Stock height according to the FSM.





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Old Man Emu 

Image result for slee 80 series suspension

OME shocks

60018 front 14.1" to 24.3" - 10.2" stroke
60020 rear 14.9" to 24.6" - 9.7" stroke
60018L  front 15" to 26.3 - 11.3" stroke
60020L rear 15.2" to 26.9" - 11.3" stroke



Stock
Factory front--13.9--23.7--9.8"
Factory rear--14.2--23.8--9.6"


The hybrid or level combinations are as follows:
Approx.
1.5" lift 851/862
2.5" lift 850/ 860
3.5" lift 850J/863

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Old Man Emu dual rate coils are the 861, 862 & 866 see charts above.



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Icon Vehicle Dynamics



3" Icon dual rate suspension
 53005 front is 190/300 ~ 21.5"
53006 rear is 220/280 ~ 20"



2.0 VS IR shocks 0" to 3" lift 
Front 56509 15.35" - 26.17"
Rear 56510 15.6" - 25.67"

2.0 VS IR shocks 4" to 6" lift 
Front 56511 16.85" - 28.17"
Rear 56512 16.85" - 27.42"

2.5 VS RR resi 0" to 3" lift
Front 57801P 15.35" - 26.68"
Rear 57802P 15.97" to 26.30"

2.5 VS RR resi 4" to 6" lift
Front ???
Rear 16.9" to 28.3"

Stage 1 kit below with 2.0 shocks

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Dobinson
Dist through Apex Overland & Dobinson USA



Dobinson carries several types of coils Linear Flexi and Tapered in lift many heights. Dobinson does not give specs out on coils. All info below is from people that have shared after purchase.



3" Tapered
Fronts  approx 24"
Rears approx 22"
Recommend shocks are the 6" 
Front - 16.53" -28.66"
Rear - 17.00" - 28.74"

4" Flexi
Fronts approx. 23"
Rears ???
Recommend shocks are the 4" shocks
Front 15.35" - 26.37"
Rear  16.02" - 26.77"

Dobinson Yellow Shocks:
3" shocks
Front 14.56" - 24.72"
Rear 15.03" - 24.80"
4" shocks
Front 15.35" - 26.37"
Rear  16.02" - 26.77"
6" shocks
Front - 16.53" -28.66"
Rear - 17.00" - 28.74"



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Tour Flex & Tuff Dog 



Trail Tailor carries two brands of suspension lifts from stock height to 6"




75mm TourFlex Front coil springs for 80 series
Tapered 17mm to 13mm diameter wire design
270/220# Free height 545-535mm (21.45"-21.1")






80/100 Series Rear OPTIONS:
Medium - up to 660# load range w/ 250/170 spring rate
18.5mm wire diameter  Free height 590-580mm (23.23"-22.84")



Constant - 660-1100# load range w/ 320/180 spring rate
19.5mm wire diameter  Free height 555-545mm (21.85"-21.46")




TourFlex is here: 948-Front 949-Rear (all tapered wire)






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Slinky Long Travel 

75mm lift 
Front 4398 160/260# ~ 24"
Rear 7501 160/270# ~ 22"
HD rear 7511 160/320# ~ 22"
The shocks for these coils are an AutoCraft Slinky specified Icon 2.0 IFP
Front 16.85" - 28.17"
Rear 16.85" - 27.42"

50mm lift

Specs????

Above is the 4398 Int fronts & below are the Int. 7501 & HD 7511.

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Slee 4" & 6" kits
4"
6"



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TJM 2" Progressive

Front TJM770FR80C


My REAR 50mm progressive 770RR80C springs measure:
515/502mm L/R free height 20.27"/19.7."
17.4mm coil diameter
74.4mm coil to coil distance(wavelength?)
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Other Suspension kits



SuperFlex kit
Related image

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Just shock specs



Fox measurements:
Front
1-2.5" #985-24-070 Extended 24.85 in.; Collapsed 14.75 in.; Stroke 10.1 in
3-4" #985-24-076 Extended 25.95 in.; Collapsed 15.35 in.; Stroke 10.6 in.



Rear
1.5-2.5" 985-24-073 Extended 25.15 in.; Collapsed 15.55 in.; Stroke 9.6 in
3-5" 985-24-087 Extended 27.25 in.; Collapsed 16.65 in.; Stroke 10.6 in.



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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

4x4Him.com Club Teen Ranch Run to Bald Mtn.

I was able to make another Run to Bald Mtn. Every year the 4x4Him.com club brings up troubled teens to go 4 wheeling. I was able to participate this year & had a great time.
@ToyotaDon you were truly missed by many that day.
Here is some vid.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

40 series version of the JK8 JK series truck

I'm not a Jeep fan, nothing wrong with a Jeep though. I'm just like the 40 series Toyota J4 body much better.
Just recently... I some how stumbled over a yellow JK8 picture that just nailed the look I want to make my Fj40X look like.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

How I did my 80 series floor heater bypass fzj80 fj80 lc80 lx450

I found a leak below the Lx last week & knew immediately it was one of the floor heater hoses finally giving way. It also proves the heater valve is leaking bye. I've suspected to be since the passenger side floor has been unusually warm this summer. I've seen this bypass done by many on ih8mud.com so it was a easy fix. Steve @baldilocks just did it on his "White Rino" & was well documented... thanks Steve.

I even did a silly vid so all can see just how easy it is to complete the job. Granted leaning over the engine bay is never easy & even a pain, I mean its a one banana job. Just one more thing, since I have body lift I did not loose but a little antifreeze.
Hope this helps. Enjoy
Later.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Orange Metal Tech 80 on 37" Iroks

I would like to pay Tribute to one of the original pioneer's of the 80 series, this awesome 80 was built by Mark of Metal Tech 4x4 (www.metaltech4x4.com), it's a 1993 fzj80 & I believe was one of the 1st 80s on 37" tires. Mark also pioneered front cut fenders.
I contacted Mark to get the specs of this rig & here is some of his reply:

That’s cool! Thank you for this. It is a great truck for sure. It also drove amazing on the road, yet ran the Rubicon with no issues. Perfect balance right at the limits of what a full bodied 80 can do in both areas of street and trail.
Mark

Specs are as follows:
5.5" of lift.
Old Man Emu 850J/863J plus MT 2" front coil spacer which lowers bump stops down 2".
Bump stops 2" in front & 3" in rear.
Prototype Metal-tech 4x4 Castor correction plates set at 4*
2.5" Radflo remote res. shocks all 4 corners (Protos for the 80 w/ this lift)
37" Iroks on MRC 17x9 3"BS Beadlocks. (w/4 golf balls inside each tire for balance)
ARB front bumper / Warn 9.5XP winch
Prototype Metal-tech 4x4 Sliders
Prototype Metal-tech 4x4 bolt on rear corner guards
Front and rear ARB Air Lockers w/5.29 gears (Removed E-lockers and swapped front axle to non-Elockers


If anyone has more pictures, info or has any great stories or tall tales to tell about wheeling with Mark & his orange machine please feel free to reply. 
I hope you all have enjoyed this post & I look forward to your replies.