fj55 Bounce along

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 16:51
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Can anyone tell me if there is anything i can do to take the bounce out of my fj55.
I've put new gas shocks in the backend( the old ones had been there since new) and the springs are in good condition and dont need to be re-set.

The bounce seems to come from the backend, i haven't replaced the front shocks yet ( which have also been there since the car was new) and was wondering if it was possible for that to affect the bounce in the backend?

Or is this just a standard thing for the old 4bys?

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Reply By: jemima puddle duck - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 18:24

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 18:24
gday synergist.
yes pretty much the old fourby.
you could always try carrying around a few cement bags in the rear
you reckon your cute
but im a lot cuter

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Follow Up By: Synergist - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 19:54

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 19:54
Yeah, i thought that might be the case.

I guess there is one upside to learning in an old 4by, anything after this will seem a hell of alot easier.

Cheers Ducky!
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Reply By: Paul - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 22:40

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 22:40
Try changing the air pressures in your tyres, if you run about 28lb she shouldn't bounce around too much.
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 10:55

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 10:55
Ahhhh...the old FJ 55......if it hadn't rusted out on me I would still be driving it...though the bloody carby gave me enough grief. It died with 550,000k on the clock.

Lower you tyre pressures to around 35-40 and make up a bracket to carry a few full jerries of juice in the back(I was going to say a bag of sand but the duck beat me to it)as you will need theam anyway :-))) My 55 had 200lt fuel tank fitted. It also had power steering. I gave it a hard time and it served me well. The best bush truck by far with just the right wheelbase length for fording creeks and climbing over rocks.

You may see a pic of it on my website to on Canning Stock Route


Always going somewhere
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Follow Up By: Synergist - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 11:42

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 11:42
Yeah, mine is only having troubles with the carby now, hopefully running a carby kit through it this weekend ( it has a 350 holley on it ).
What did yours run?

The 55 is in really good condition, i should put a pic on here one day, just so everyone doesn't think it's a total sh#t bomb, ha ha!

Cheers Willem!
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Reply By: pathfinder - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 12:16

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 12:16
Synergist - you need to get longer leaf springs (obviously requires repositioned mounts) in the rear or at least have them re-set - try Allset Springs (think they advertise in 4WDMonthly) or some other leaf spring specialist.
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