Shackle reverse for FSJ

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Nikkormat
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Re: Shackle reverse for FSJ

Post by Nikkormat » Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:52 pm

And some of us (me) still haven’t gotten off of our butts and done it!
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Re: Shackle reverse for FSJ

Post by rocklaurence » Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:00 pm

OK, this is the Universal Heavy Duty Slider Boxes that I have listed on my store. The one for the FSJs will be the same with the addition of a side plate to locate the brackets via the two lower transmission crossmember bolts. Ill be putting that together soon. https://rocklaurencevintageautoparts.co ... de-springs

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Re: Shackle reverse for FSJ

Post by Nikkormat » Mon Jun 28, 2021 4:34 pm

Those look beefy! Can I utilize them with stock leaf springs in shackle reverse? How much more travel does your long spring setup yield?
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Re: Shackle reverse for FSJ

Post by rocklaurence » Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:01 pm

Nikkormat wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 4:34 pm
Those look beefy! Can I utilize them with stock leaf springs in shackle reverse? How much more travel does your long spring setup yield?
Yes you can. However, you'd have to manage the mounting because the frame turns up in the area of the OEM bracket. The Slider Box would allow more Droop than a shackle would.


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Re: Shackle reverse for FSJ

Post by rocklaurence » Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:12 am

Finally, I was able to get around to installing the new Slider boxes in place of the Proto-types. I'm very happy with them and the FSSR Long Spring suspension provides plenty of room for 35" tires--maybe 37's.
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Re: Shackle reverse for FSJ

Post by Nikkormat » Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:02 pm

I like those a lot! How much travel do you get from this suspension? When will it be available on your website?
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Re: Shackle reverse for FSJ

Post by rocklaurence » Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:36 am

Nikkormat wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:02 pm
I like those a lot! How much travel do you get from this suspension? When will it be available on your website?
Originally I was getting 12" of travel but even with Tom Woods long travel drive shaft it was binding. So, I shortened the shocks and Slider box to limit it to 10". The best part is that the springs provide the 4"-5" of lift with a longer spring with less arch. This allows for a soft riding suspension. Im in the process of putting the kits together and coordinating with the Spring Manufacture to provide these as a custom part number.

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