well, I finally got an FZJ80 to play with (triple-locked, of course – 🙂 ) and immediately set about to design some lifted suspension geometry correction for it, starting with the rear Panhard.
-as you may already know from my other product offerings (particularly the PCKs I’ve designed for the other Toyota models), the stuff I make is primarily weld-on (for strength and simplicity) but retains the use of the factory mounting/pivot points, and as such is reversible in terms of returning the vehicle to stock without necessitating the removal of the brackets.
my designs are also scalable – as your lift or load levels change the rear suspension ride height changes – so your “lift height” is rarely the advertised height (unless totally unladen, in some circumstances) and your static ride height is really determined by the accessories that are added to the rear of the truck and/or the typical load carried. I’ve designed my PCKs to accommodate changes in static ride height or lift levels by providing multiple options for bar mounting.
and finally, by paying particular attention to fitment while designing these parts to make installation as simple and self-aligning as possible by the end-user, I am able to maintain significant cost/quality value across my product offerings – which is even more important after you’ve invested substantial funds into your shocks & coils.
just in case you aren’t familiar with my history of Panhard correction for other Toyota platforms, you can check out the 3rd Generation 4Runner version here – and read about its origins here on the thread from T4R.org and check out the development of the PCK for the 120 platform here on a thread from T4R.org.
on my FJ80 PCK, the basic lift height correction positions are as follows: (keep in mind what I said about actual lift height at loaded ride height above for final positioning of your bar)
50mm/2″ – use the lower hole on the axle bracket, stock hole on the frame side
75mm/3″ – use the upper hole on the axle bracket, stock hole on the frame
100mm/4″ – use the lower hole on the axle bracket and the new hole in the frame side bracket
125mm/5″ – use the upper hole on the axle bracket and the new hole in the frame side bracket
interested? to order, you’ll need to know what axle is in your FJ80/FZJ80 to select the appropriate kit for your truck.
you will either have a panhard mount with a forward (toward the front of the truck) side that has a flat or V-shaped upper edge. order the corresponding kit for your truck.
(as this is a new product, current orders will ship during the first two weeks of April as inventory is delivered)