Within the Landcruiser range, the 80 series has been one of the best and most used and abused! It stands up to everything with reliability which many companies could only dream of.
The 80 Series Landcruiser came out in 1989 as the FJ80 and HJ80. Then in 1992 (for the 1993 Model Year) the suspension was altered slightly and new engines were added and it became the FZJ80, HDJ80 and HZJ80. The best way to tell exactly which you have is by looking at the Chassis tag. See example below.
The obvious difference between early and late is the wheel size. The FJ80/HJ80 have 15 inch wheels and the FZJ80, HDJ80 and HZJ80 have 16 inch wheels. Less obvious (this changed later than 1992) is the different style of front grill.
Here at Pedders, we don't quote lift kits by a measurement of lift. The reason for this is that springs sag over time. This is entirely dependent on the vehicles use and history but as a result, some vehicles may be sitting close to their factory ride height, a lot more will have sagged. As a result, if we were to advertise a 2 inch lift and your suspension has sagged, you could end up with anything from a 1 inch lift to 4 inch lift from your current suspension height.
Pedders give height measurements (in mm) expected for every spring fitted and these are within the product description. We measure from the bottom of the wheel rim (to take the tyre size out of the equation) to the bottom of the wheel arch.