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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-21-2001, 06:46 AM
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Toyota Pickup Springs??

Hi guys,

Here in Australia, YJ springs are quite expensive, so i was wondering if anyone had ever used toyota pickup springs??
I know they have a stiffer spring rate than the YJ's, but are are a similar length and readily available.

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Zooky Matt
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Re: Toyota Pickup Springs??

i have seen were there are a lot of guys running them on back , when looking at what i wanted to do ( toy on back & back sammy on frount)

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Re: Toyota Pickup Springs??

How much articulation do the toyota springs offer compared to the YJ springs?

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Re: Toyota Pickup Springs??

All my Toyota p'up buddies are throwing away their stock rear springs for the Nissan pickup springs since the stock ones don't flex well. I can't imagine that they'd flex much at all on a lightweight Samurai.

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Re: Toyota Pickup Springs??

Hmm... that sucks because i have a complete set of toyota pickup springs, i was gonna put on my 83... I donno where id find YJ springs :-(
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Re: Toyota Pickup Springs??

anton maybe you could take a few leafs out?????

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Re: Toyota Pickup Springs??

Mnrnr,
I was also thinking about taking some leaves out. I have a complete set as well.
With only a few leaves in, ie 3 in front, 4 in the rear, it should flex pretty well, dont you think??? Standards have 4 in front and heaps (6-7) in the rear.
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Re: Toyota Pickup Springs??

Are hilux springs 50mm wide? I tought they were a little wider than Zuk springs...

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Re: Toyota Pickup Springs??

The toyota pickup springs are 65mm (2.5") wide. Same as the YJ.

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Re: Toyota Pickup Springs??

In that case I guess you are already planning on making new shackles and modifiying the spring mount on the chassis.

I kinda think that the Hilux springs wouldn't really flex that well. Wouldn't you get better flex from a 2" spring rather than a 2.5" one??? Then again maybe if the leaves are wider they would twist easier. Whaddya reckon?

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