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I'm looking to level out my fj looking for advice on spacers size and brand any info will help thanks
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Re: leveling kit

Buy a pair of Bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks and set them to the 2nd notch.

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Re: leveling kit

Daystar 2.5" leveling kit is a cheap effective way to go.
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Re: leveling kit

If you want to do a low price 3" lift, a 3" from Rough Country would be the way to go. Be sure to get the kit with the rear springs and shocks instead of the 3" with the spacers and no springs. This way, if you decide to get rid of the spacers in front and go with something like the 5100 Bilstein Shocks, the rear is already lifted the right way.

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Re: leveling kit

zone has a 2" spacer kit for the fj its really easy to put on and it levels it out nicely. the thing about spacers is all its doing is pushing the shock down so off road its not the best but I've had spacers on since i bought it and they do just fine for moderate-light offloading. daystar is about the top brand, zone is close but they have actually spacer lift kits that lift you up normally top plate spears for the front and new shocks and springs for the rear. not bad options depending on how you wheel, and how hard.

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Re: leveling kit

I have the Daystar Lift/level kit and run 33"x11.5" tires without any issues. Didnt mess with the ride or anything. Also very cheap, fast, and easy to put on.


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I have the Daystar 2in spacer lift with 285/70/17. The ride in my opinion is better than stock. Gave it a awesome look.


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thanks or all the info ill check out daystar and zone kits
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Re: leveling kit

the daystar has 2.5 leveling kit for about 130 bucks with a 2.5 does it sit level and is that price about right?
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Re: leveling kit

Seems like an average price. I installed the same kit a couple of months ago and am really happy with it. The truck sits level and the ride feels the same. I'm running the larger tires now without any issues.

I did find the install a bit of a pain in the ass but I think it was due to rusty bolts everywhere due to road salt.
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