Re: Which lift kit? Confused!
First post so take it easy on me.
Similar lift decision issues here although I've been researching through this and other forums. I have a 2010 FJ with a 135lb Fab Fours front bumper and 65 lb Smittybilt XRC-8 winch. The tires are 285/70/17 Wrangler MT/Rs. The MT/Rs alone added about an inch to the height. Before I installed the bumper I had no tire clearance issues. Afterwards the front sag forced me to remove the front mud flaps for tire clearance issues.
Anyways, I needed a lift or leveling plan. The basic seems to be a simple spacer kit (various brands) that lift the front 2.5 inches and rear 1 inch or so thereby leveling the truck. These are pretty simple to install.
The next option is to switch out the springs and/or shocks on the front (and rear if you want a full lift). There are several kits to accomplish this (OME, Toytecs ultimate lift, Icon, etc). Some are pre assembled while some require you to compress the springs and assemble on site. If you go for the full lift you may need to address follow up issues around 1) proper alignment (may need new UCAs) 2) suspension changes 3) entering certain garages.
I decided to try the Daystar spacer leveling kit because I can install it, it is cheap enough if to try out, and it just might be all I need for mild offroading. Plus Amazon ships it quick. Will know after this weekend. Thanks to all the contributors I used for research.
White 2010 FJ 4x4, Stock