Shackle Reversal & 4" HFS Lift Combo
Radically improve the steering and control of your FJ40 while taking on a much stronger look with CCOT's exclusive Shackle Reversal and 4" HFS Lift Combo. Reversing the front shackles and lifting your stock FJ40 to stand 3 to 4" taller, in our opinion, will be the best money ever spent to improve the overall look, function, control, safety and the pleasure of driving your 40 series.
The 40 series factory suspension has the flexible spring shackle in the forward position of the front axle (behind the front bumper), therefore when the front tire collides with an obstacle, the energy of the impact travels rearward through the front spring to the solid spring hanger and then through the frame. As a result, control of the vehicle is greatly compromised. Reversing the locations of the solid rear spring hanger to the front of the front axle and relocating the flexible spring hanger to the rear of the front axle allows the impact of an obstacle to be better absorbed through the spring and the rear shackle, suspension. Swapping the front axle shackle locations creates a more natural suspension flow over the obstacle and at higher speeds, you'll experience a smoother ride and greatly improved control and handling. Your 40 series (with good tires) will unmistakably have greater control on the highway with less wandering, rutting or road walking. You will experience much greater steering control when hitting the brakes at higher speeds with CCOT's Suspension Correction Kit.
CCOT's exclusive Shackle Reversal and 4" HFS Lift Combo consists of all items shown in photo. Note: Kit includes 4" HFS lift springs on the rear and 2" HFS lift springs on the front. The kit's taller solid front spring hanger levels the offset between the spring heights of the front and rear axles. We believe at the heart of CCOT's Shackle Reversal System (that improves driving stability and control) is the combination 4" springs on the rear and stiffer 2" HFS springs mounted on the front. The integration of the taller and stiffer solid front spring hanger and the stiffer front 2" springs increases control and stability when the front tire collides with an obstacle. The rear 4" HFS lift springs better absorb the impact while delivering a comfortable ride to passengers. Shocks and U-bolts sold separately.
NOTE: System will add $82.00 to base price for kit that fits 8/'80 to 1984.