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#1 (permalink) Old 06-23-2008, 09:23 PM
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Bullet proof!?

I have 35's running with a three inch lift. What do I need to replace to help make this thing more bullet proof on the trail? On the road for that matter. I really don't want to wait until I am 50 miles from nowhere before I start looking for parts. If any one has part numbers associated it would be a big help.
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Re: Bullet proof!?

FJit, take a look at the member's build up section for ideas. Don't be in a rush to mod. You should go about it methodically. Know what your needs are and what you'll likely be doing. You can't make the FJ bullet proof. One it up one way and it suffers another way. You'll have to find your balance. Soon, you'll find your 35s are making the FJ feel sluggish on long climbs and you may want to regear. It's just one of those things. Great ground clearance, but now you lose flex. Here are some ideas. Proceed with caution. It's your money.


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Re: Bullet proof!?

Mod the FJ one step at a time, but I do suggest if anything get some rock sliders and skid plates under the FJ for starters, then work your way up from there.

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Re: Bullet proof!?

Thanx for the info. Most of my driving is back and forth to work but I like to hit the trails on my days off. My main concern is that I have noticed the FJ is a little power bound since I put the 35's on and I would like to put in components that will withstand daily driving with the increase of stress from the large tires and be ready for the moderate trails on the weekends. This is my daily driver so I won't be hitting any hardcore trails. I will check the member build ups and see what I find.

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