Toyota Landcruiser 1995 80 Series S/W SUSPENSION

Submitted: Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 09:46
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Hi All,
Just purchased a L/C 80 Series with original saggy suspension. I have approx 120kg of gas where the spare wheel was, spare wheel on a bracket on rear bumper and i am going to fit approx 60kg roof rack (unladen). I have researched suspension and decided on Tough Dog Springs (front) to handle bullbar and winch, (rear) to handle constant 200kgs due to loads above, springs will have 50mm lift as advertised. Shockers will be Rancho RS9000X front and rear. This is an expensive exercise so if you have any comments please reply. Take into account that I tow and 4wd every now and again and my wife loves the nice ride of the 80 series compared to my lovely old HJ60.
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Reply By: Member - Rodney B (NT) - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 10:34

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 10:34
Hi Blackie

I went Old Man Emu on my 97 80 series with medium lift and I am wrapped with the results. I have plenty of clearance and although ride was compromised a little bit the handling improved out of site.

We have done the Cape and Vic high country and I wouldnt change it for anything. We tow an off road Camper trailer everywhere and after 2 years the springs are still the same height.

Oh and the Old cheese likes the ride. (we also had a 60 series before).
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 11:38

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 11:38
Your not RUDE at all.... lol..your very smart, OME , the only way,

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Reply By: ben_gv3 - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 10:35

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 10:35
What about airbags in the rear to cope with towing duties? That way it won't have a saggy bum when loaded.
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Reply By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 18:43

Friday, Mar 21, 2008 at 18:43
Suspension can be a personal thing, I have a 100 series (preatty much the same Suspension) and I bought 4 coils/shocks,from terrian taimer, for $800.
They only have (had) 2 levels, comfort plus, or heavy duty. I went heavy duty because of the extra weight on the front with the Steel b/bar, winch, 2nd battery, blah blah blah, and as i was in the process of gearing up for crossing of the Simpson desert(read; heaps of weight) I opted for H/D for the rear.
This gave me around 60mm lift on the front ,and around 80-90 for the rear.
I was real happy how they performed when heavily loaded and 12 months on I'm still happy, the only compliant I have is that the rear is a little too firm when empty, but a bit of weight (200ks) goes on they work well.
Avoid going any more than 50 mm for the front unless you want wheel alignment woes (castor).
I can buy the comfort plus rear coils for less than $200 and that will soften the back for when running around empty, They are easy to change over, however it still rides heaps better than my leafsprung MWB cruiser
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