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FJ owners... what suspension are you running?

Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by vatrdtaco, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Sep 5, 2013 at 3:54 AM
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    virginiamarine

    virginiamarine Well-Known Member

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    A couple of factors need to be mentioned here....

    Is it a daily driver/Armor/Bumper/Winch/towing?
    Does cost matter? If not, then go for it all

    Me.....I'm fully level with it all added and went the more economical way. I can only get away with spending so much money on the truck!

    Daily Driver, full steel armor front to back, steel bumper, winch, gobi rack, larger wheels, towing.

    Front: Toytec coilover kit (goes on existing TT bilsteins so you can recycle your stock shock if it's the adjustables) about $400 group buy $600 with installation
    Benefit: The winch didn't go on for another 8 months, as well as other heavier items. I was able to adjust each coilover to level out the truck as necessary (so far twice) and I've had this set up for 4 years now.

    Rear: Toytec superflex springs and icon shocks (springs cost I think $150, $300 with installation). Shocks were my factory, but got a set of icons for free so what could I do.
     
  2. Sep 5, 2013 at 4:09 PM
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    Chas of MRT

    Chas of MRT Total Automotive Performance

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    ICON Vehicle Dynamics Stage kits are highly regarded in the FJ world if you were thinking of getting more into wheeling, but for the money the Bilstein 5100 shocks are a great replacement shock.
     
  3. Sep 9, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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    King OEM Performance Series with compression adjusters, Custom rear coils drom CSS, 22% Tint, Method Race NV's 17x8.5, 285/70-17 MTR's, AllPro welded Sliders, Cobra CB, Gobi stealth roof rack, Rigid 40" e series & duallys out back
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  4. Oct 27, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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    Icon 2.5" Extended Travel Coilovers, Icon Tubular UCA's, Icon 2" Rear Coils, Icon V.S. 2.0 Monotubes, Demello-Offroad Single Hoop, All-Pro Sliders, All-Pro Rear Bumper, 295/70/17 Trail Grapplers, 17x8 Granite Ga9's, 1.25" Spidertraxx, Halo Projectors w/ 55W 5000k HID's, 20" KC LZR LED Bar, 2 Amber Rigid Dually's, Volant CAI, Flowmaster Super 44 Off-Road, Kenwood DNX9980HD, 48" Hi-Lift, Optima Yellow-Top, Removed Front Swaybar
    Icon Stage II, extended travel coilovers and tubular UCA's up front, pulled the front swaybar (insane difference offroad, not bad at all onroad), and then the rear icon 2" springs and 2.0 VS shocks. Will be upgrading to rear LT and remote resis all around down the road.
     
  5. Dec 11, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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    Willandbill

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    Piaa lights, ironman 2" lift, Konig Six Shooter wheels, Falken wild peaks, 285x70x17
    Just put on a 2"(more like 3") ironman lift from metal fab. Coil overs front, new springs and gas shocks in the rear. Stiffened up the mushy ride from stock. Similar to the OME setup but $3-400 cheaper. Have 285x70x17 falken Wild Peaks on 17x8" konig Six Shooter wheels. No BMC, still have about 1" clearance if I want to get into a more aggressive or slightly larger tire, but as of now, lovin it.
     
  6. Dec 12, 2013 at 7:12 AM
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    Toytec Ultimate w/ diff drop, sway bar relocators and LR UCAs on our 2010. Sets good, performs great with the ARB front and rear bumpers and sliders.
     
  7. Dec 12, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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    Just a lesson learned I'd like to pass on everyone.....make sure you do something to grease/oil/coat your eccentrics on the LCA while your also take care of your suspencion (I'm guessing with a dry application). I recently went for a alignment and mine are frozen....can't do any alignments. just a heads up.
     
  8. Dec 27, 2013 at 1:44 AM
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    No Mod McFly

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    T-Force Edition, and thats all the wife is letting me do...
    Front- All Pro +2" Long Travel w/ Fox LT Coilovers w/ resi's and Timbren bumps
    Rear- Icon Omega Bypass shocks with Metal Tech 2" progessive LT springs and 1.5" Daystar spacers above. Finished with Jounce hydros and MT offset lower links and AP upper links
     
  9. Dec 29, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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    BFG's, OME lift, full ricochet skids, sliders, Total Chaos UCAs, PIAA foglights, LED roof lights, 3 hoop Demello bumper, Metaltech Rear links, Gobi ladder, boztec CB mount, springtail racks, dented roofrack (don't ask!), BC & Arizona pinstriping
    Not sure of the geometry with your Rear LT, but you may need to slightly trim the gas tank skid if you still have it on. A small weight welded onto the driveshaft for me a few others I know catches when the wheel is fully stuffed (very loud). I have Metaltech's Icon 2.5 rear kit


    Hope the picture worked

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  10. Dec 29, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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    T-Force Edition, and thats all the wife is letting me do...
    I run Bud builts tank skid since thats low hanging fruit besides the rear diff. The tummy tuck with Lefty pulled the TC right up to inside the frame

    This is where the FJ used to have that lower crossmember that holds the T/C- mine is cut off and a higher one bolted in

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    The gas tank now sit lower

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    Never had any issues with the skids on the Drive shaft balance weight. At present- the rear sits more like a 4 1/2" lift with the +2" rear springs and 1.5" spacer. The 3.5" All Pro springs sat higher but would fall out of the buckets when articulating so I got the longer MT springs
     
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