Re: Thoughts on shackle reversal on a Kick
Are you swapping in toyota axles at the same time? I agree with Tim. If your going through with all the work. Might as well go coils f/r with Toy axles. You'll have excellent aproach/dep. angles. If you go with yjs go s/r. You will however need a longsplined front shaft. s/r is more stable offroad in my opinion. It lengthens the wheelbase slightly when dropping off obsticles. When climbing rocks the wheel moves backwards slightly making it easier to climb. Or, just get it because I have it which makes it better altogether.
It would be fairly simple to convert a rear toy axle under your rig with coils. Some newer FJ's have coiled front axles stock with behind the axle steering and hi pinion diff.. If you find them, send em to me.. or swap it under your rig fairly easy if you don't mind the width.