Finally got an alignment!

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Finally got an alignment!

Post by NWMO » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:05 am

Hey all,

As most are probably aware, I’m chasing a JY 4ac engine as my motor has layed down on me. However, I finally got an alignment and my big tires/wheels all around. No blocks for the lift, just Pathfinder springs in the rear and a slightly heavier spring in the front. Went to a different mono-shock in the rear and used the stock inserts in the front when I put the heavier springs on. I love the taller stance. Here are a couple of pics with a guys basketball.
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Re: Finally got an alignment!

Post by NWMO » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:10 am

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Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

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T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
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Re: Finally got an alignment!

Post by Abletobecain » Thu May 30, 2019 12:21 am

Hey NWMO,

Does it matter if the rear pathfinder springs are from a 2wd or 4wd? I've been searching all over and can't find the answer, figured this was a good spot to ask.
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Re: Finally got an alignment!

Post by NWMO » Thu May 30, 2019 4:51 am

Abletobecain,

I would check part numbers etc., but I expect the 2WD Pathfinder springs would not be the same as the 4WD Pathfinders.

Chris

PS - After looking some this morning, I don't see any references to different springs for the 2WD vs 4WD. That being said, you are looking for Moog247 springs for the rear.

ID - 4.06"
OD - 5.19"
Free Height - 16.5"
Installed - 13"
Bar size - 9/16"
Load - 566 lbs
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
Mark Twain

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Re: Finally got an alignment!

Post by Abletobecain » Thu May 30, 2019 9:31 am

Thank you sir. Nearly $60 from my junk yard and $80 after shipping from Rockauto. Think I'll get new ones. While I'm at it I think I'll get the rest of the components to lift the whole thing...then tires...never ending upgrades. :)
1977 BMW R100S 1WD ("Brunhilda"/Summer Fun)
2007 Tundra Limited Crewmax 4x4 ("Tetsuo Shima"/Hauler) SOLD :cry:
1983 DLX Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Charlie"/Daily Driver)
1987 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Sprocket"/Off-road-Camping)
1985 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Lucky"/Project)
1983 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Cadaver"/Parts Car)
1987 DLX Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Lil Red") SOLD :)

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Re: Finally got an alignment!

Post by Abletobecain » Fri May 31, 2019 5:20 pm

Hey Chris, another question for ya. Can I put the Monroe ma700s in with these springs?

I have about 100lbs of stuff in my rooftop box which is at the rear half of the roof and my dog weighs 160lbs and isn't done growing yet. I'm thinking I might want to run both and have more options.
1977 BMW R100S 1WD ("Brunhilda"/Summer Fun)
2007 Tundra Limited Crewmax 4x4 ("Tetsuo Shima"/Hauler) SOLD :cry:
1983 DLX Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Charlie"/Daily Driver)
1987 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Sprocket"/Off-road-Camping)
1985 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Lucky"/Project)
1983 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Cadaver"/Parts Car)
1987 DLX Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Lil Red") SOLD :)

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Re: Finally got an alignment!

Post by NWMO » Fri May 31, 2019 6:06 pm

Abletobecain,

Can’t speak to the air shocks, but I will say the Pathfinder springs are pretty stout. I’ve hauled 200-300 lbs of water softening salt with no issues, sag, etc.

My car does feel more like a truck for ride quality, which is fine with me.

Chris
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
Mark Twain

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Re: Finally got an alignment!

Post by jimijuma » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:24 pm

Ok NWMO,

So you went with Moog 247 springs in the rear (from a pathfinder), but can you explain to me what you did specifically in the front? Thanks.

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Re: Finally got an alignment!

Post by jimijuma » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:30 pm

Also, any negative effect on your CV axles, or is the lift not high enough to warrant any problems there?

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Re: Finally got an alignment!

Post by NWMO » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:50 am

Moog 81043 springs in the front, stock spec KYB inserts in front struts. Nothing else done, no problems to date.

Chris
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
Mark Twain

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