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hj60 springs

walesdale Feb 27, 2013

  1. walesdale

    walesdale New Member

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    hello people,i just fitted a set of standerd milner springs and shocks all round on my 60 and its awful
    its bouncing around everywhere , even with the tyre pressures down to 18 psi (31/10.5/15)
    does anyone know where i can get a nice set of springs that ride nice,thanks
     
  2. Seamus

    Seamus Active Member

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    Dale,

    I'm no expert on this but from what I've read new leaf springs aways feel hard for a while and soften up after some use.

    Hope this helps and look forward to see if you get any more information as I put a question asking what others had used and what is good still waiting for a reply on that.

    Mike.
     
  3. walesdale

    walesdale New Member

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    cheers mike,ive about 1000 mile in it and it still wont give in,,thanks
     
  4. AndycruiserguyLomas

    AndycruiserguyLomas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    OME are pretty much a copy of the original design which is the best design for a 60 but expensive. Best ride can be achieved with a set of original springs,taken apart and each leaf shotblasted and painted. The top two leaves taken to a spring manufacturer and re tempered with a 1" re arch. With a flap wheel smooth any wear ridges out. Replace all the teflon cushions at the end of most leaves (still available from Toyota) and re assemble. The spring will pretty much resemble a new one. Original dampers are ok but Bilstien give a great ride with springs done up as above. Use original Toyota rubber bushes as they also give a better ride than poly bushes.

    hope this helps.

    Andy
     
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  5. Seamus

    Seamus Active Member

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    Tony said you were the man to ask !!!

    Can you also lift on original springs? Iknow it is possible just wondering how they perform.

    Mike.
     
  6. AndycruiserguyLomas

    AndycruiserguyLomas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Milner springs were made in Hell by the devil's blacksmith himself, guaranteed to be a back breaker on every speed bump. If you look at the design you can see they just won't work like an OEM does.

    Andy
     
  7. walesdale

    walesdale New Member

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    Thanks andy
    Id like to catch hold of the devils blacksmith and take him for aride
     
  8. walesdale

    walesdale New Member

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    I forgot to ask andy, does the bilstiens give a hard ride..? Thanks
     
  9. AndycruiserguyLomas

    AndycruiserguyLomas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Sorry with the late reply Dale, Bilsteins give a great ride with good condition springs, no dampers will give a good ride with poor springs. Ask Tim here on the forum what is the ride quality on his full OME setup.

    Andy
     
  10. walesdale

    walesdale New Member

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    Will do.tim if ur reading this.let me know.cheers
     
  11. priffe

    priffe New Member

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    Have some experience with springs but am no expert.
    My preference with a 60 series is not comfort but strength. Looking for a nice ride buy an 80 with coil springs.
    Leaf suspension means handling won't be great.
    Original six leaf suspension is too weak. Will sag when fully loaded, even worse for expedition.
    My buddy put in an OME medium suspension, surprisingly comfy ride, but also too weak.
    We've reformed and retempered old leaves but much prefer new steel.

    Or add at least two leaves, for the use we intend which means the roughest hardest offroad. In Sahara and elsewhere.
    I learn from the touareg 20100117844.jpg
    Or Moroccan military IMG_0161.jpg
    They can go anywhere.
    But maybe there's no need for 11 or 14 leaves; I've seen newer cruisers with only six but much stronger leaves.
    For comfort, adding coils or coil conversion is probably a good idea. I haven't tried it yet.
    HJ61 coil susp.JPG
     
  12. AndycruiserguyLomas

    AndycruiserguyLomas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    I've seen parabolic springs on a 40 series, maybe they are the answer as they combine strength with lightness and a good ride, anyone know if they are available for a 60?

    Andy
     
  13. iwan_t24

    iwan_t24 Well-Known Member I am in wales

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    The guys at L&L land cruisers in the netherlands have a set of 60 series parabolic springs for a 60 series on a pallet outside. I saw them when I was there over the new year. I have also seen them on 60's with SOA conversions in the USA (best country in the world!) They're around Andy

    Hey Priffe, diggin the 14 leaf rear springs you have there¬! I think I'm going to add a few more to mine now!
     
  14. kombivan

    kombivan New Member I am in australia

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    I know this is an old post The HJ60 G series have Highway springs specially designed for comfortable rides on the tar to lift a little and get more strength get a spare set of springs and rob the longest leaf and add it to your spring set each side this gives a better carrying capacity and also maintains the smooth ride and also get the springs reset at the same time and you'll have nice springs till the cows come home. Rubber are the best shackle bushes the eurthane don't last long at all few thousand K the rubber 100,000k I fitted rubber in mine in 2004 and their still good.
     
  15. moggy1968

    moggy1968 Well-Known Member

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    I've got OME heavy duty and they ride suprisingly well (As Andy Loamas will testify having had a ride in me truck! They don't like the british weather much and aren't cheap, but they do seem pretty good and offer good articulation flex max 2.jpg flex max.jpg
     
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  16. AndycruiserguyLomas

    AndycruiserguyLomas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    I agree, the rubber bushes are by far the best.


    Yep for a 60 yours does ride very well, that said it must weigh in considerably more than standard which helps.
     
  17. moggy1968

    moggy1968 Well-Known Member

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    lol, only a little ;o) the HD springs are intended to have a permanent load of about 200Kg I think, from memory, which on the rear I probably don't have normally, certainly when I dropped in to see you I didn't have that much on board. It did worry me that I hadn't bedded them in properly because your supposed to carry a bit of weight when their new, which I didn't, but they don't seem to have suffered. The fronts are fairly loaded because of the winch and winch bar. I reckon for the Italy trip I just did I was total weight of well over 3 tons so yes, it did ride nice!! I reckon the rear dropped about 2 inches when fully loaded!!
     
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  18. oding

    oding Well-Known Member I am in philippines

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    My suggestion, I use Kayaba single action shocks both front and rear. They do very well when you travel overland. You can download the catalog on this URL, http://www.technical-touch.com/downloads

    https://www.kyb.com/catalog/
     
  19. Ben Stratford

    Ben Stratford Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Moggy, which shocks did you fit with the ome springs?

    I’m looking to upgrade suspension soon having thought long and hard about it.
    Have decided that it will remain a standard vehicle so no extra weight at all unless a weekend camping trip is arranged.
    So want to fit soft springs and shocks. The ome set up is appealing. The new nitrocharger shocks sound good too
     
  20. AndycruiserguyLomas

    AndycruiserguyLomas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Ben, by "upgrade" do you mean replace? You won't get a "wonder " ride with OME as they are a copy of the OEM ones.
    The only upgrade for a better ride would be 2 leaf parabolics
    I've had all the dampers you can think of on 60's, Rancho, OME, Bilstein, Koni, DeCobain and standard. With good standard springs I like Bilstein's and DeCobain but they are all decent.
     
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