Suspension Refinements

With our new build there are modification that are not working out right. With the our All Pro Off-Road suspension I found the read springs to be to soft for the load that we carry. All Pro makes a heavier spring (20% stiffer that stock) with a little more lift. Earlier this week I received a new set of these heavier springs from All Pro and today’s project was to get them installed.

Original All Pro Springs

To install these springs the lower links, sway bar, shocks and track  arm needed to be disconnected from the axle so it could be lower enough to get the springs in. With the FJ on jack stands I was then able to lower the rear axle allowing for enough space to get the new springs fitted.

With the springs in place I bolted up all the parts on the rear axle, remounted the wheels and the FJ was ready to roll. With the new springs installed I know have a slight forward dip with the FJ (more lick stock) and the rear feel much firmer while driving.

The install to about 2 hours.

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tomas

Tomas has lived in Colorado since age 5. Having grown up on the Western Slope of Colorado lots of time was spent in the Desert Southwest. Tomas' father introduced him to the love of 4 wheeling at an early age in the high mountains around Aspen, Colorado. While an avid Mountain Biker, Tomas and his Family enjoy adventures in the mountains and desert in the remote locations that can only be reached by 4wd. Day hikes are always a must when on the family trips. While enjoying outdoor activities he wants to share his love as a certified 4wd trainer and ski instructor. Tomas also enjoys caving and cave exploration. Tomas currently resides in Colorado Springs. 

  2 comments for “Suspension Refinements

  1. Chris
    December 10, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    How does these spring compare to like the heavy duty by OME?

  2. Christine
    February 17, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Hi,

    I have a 2009 FJ and am an active extreme desert driver living in Dubai. I owned a YJ Jeep wrangler and shifted to FJ. Have always driven anywhere offroad without mods in the jeep but feel i need a bit of ground clearance for the FJ to spare my bumpers (don’t want to change bumpers).
    Thinking of a small lift. Don’t want the expensive OME… what would you suggest?

    Thanks,

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