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Greaseable Anti-inversion Spring Shackles and Pins for Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40
Greaseable Anti-inversion Spring Shackles and Pins for Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40
 $299.95 
Semi Floater vs Full Floater Land Cruiser Rear Axle
What is the difference between a Land Cruiser Semi Floating Rear Axle and a Full Floating Rear End?

A semi-floater means the axle is carrying the weight of the vehicle.  You have a one piece rear axle shaft that has the hub attached.  The rear bearings are in the axle housing and wheel is attached directly to the hub/axle assembly.  The semi-floater axle is directly attached to the differential and held in place with C-clips.  The easiest way to identify a semi-floater is to look at the wheel and if it is flush with the brake drum, then it is a semi floater.  The down side to semi-floaters is less weight carrying capability because the axle carries the full weight.  The other negative is the C-clip, if one breaks, the axle shaft will slide out and you will be stranded without a wheel, tire or axle.  All Land Cruiser that were built for the United States came with semi-floating rear axles until 1993.  semi-floater
full-floater A full floater uses a hub to carry the weight much like the Land Crusier front end.  The full floater does not use C-clip and the weight rides on two bearings in a hub assembly.  The easiest way to identify a full-floater is to look at the hub, it will stick out a few inches (just like the front).  Many Non-US markets got the full-floater.  The only downside to a full-floater is probably the lack of easily available replacement parts in the US.
SEMI FLOATER DIAGRAM
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FULL FLOATER DIAGRAM
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