Total Chaos Fabrication
Type: Upper Control Arms, Lower Control Arms, Long Travel Kits, and Other Suspension Components
Price: $2,744-$3,053 for Kits ; $684 for Upper Control Arms
Long Travel Details: Total Chaos offers several different long travel kits along with other suspension parts. They offer both +2" and +3.5" long travel kits, and those numbers are how much wider the kit makes your track width on each side. So the +2" kit makes your FJ's total track width 4" wider and the +3.5" kit makes it 7" wider. These bolt on systems are intended to install a pair of 8” travel 2.5” diameter coilovers from Sway-A-Way, Fox, King, or Icon that bolt into the factory coil bucket locations. This kit cannot be installed with standard 3” lift coil over shocks. Their UCAs are made from 4130 chromoly. To run the Total Chaos LT kits, running their extended axles to retain 4WD is necessary. Their LT lower control arms are already tabbed for dual shock compatibility. Also, Total Chaos upper control arms are available with an optional 3/4" chromoly lined heim joint as opposed to the standard 1" uniball.
Other Details: Total Chaos also offers many additional suspension goodies. They offer UCAs that are designed for your standard 2.5"-3" lifts and offer and additional inch of travel when used with extended length coil over shocks. They also offer UCAs with 3/4" chromoly heim joints for the pivots but these were specifically designed for use with 6" lift kits. They also offer bolt-on rear bump stop kits designed to work with King or Fox 2.0" diameter bump stops. Other suspension components such as weld on spindle gussets are designed to add strength to the stock spindle, and they offer a complete spindle that adds 3.5" of lift for 2WD models, but that can only be used with Total Chaos' balljoint or uniball lower control arms. They also have full sets of chromoly adjustable rear links, aluminum skid plates for factory and TC lower control arms, and complete bushing kits available in different materials such as urethane and nylatron.
Other products that Total Chaos offers include their stock length lower control arms. One design is their standard uniball type LCA with an integrated 1/4" thick steel skid plate and the other design is their Race Series Chromoly Boxed Lowers. Both of the designs they offer have dual shock compatibility and the boxed lowers have an integrated uniball joint and they offer more ground clearance. Total Chaos also has their dual shock hoops which require to be both bolting and a small amount of welding and work for their stock length control arms or long travel arms.
Notes: A maximum tire size of either 285/75R16 or 285/70R17 is recommended. With +2" kit, fiberglass fenders are not needed but with +3.5" kit, they are required.
Disclaimer: Long-travel set-ups typically cost almost double the cost of the kit itself once all the extra components ( long travel coil overs, extended axles, etc.) are purchased and fabrication is completed (welding on of spindle gussets, limiting straps, body mount chops, bump stops, etc.) Installation will also add to the cost which could easily be an additional $500-1500 depending on work completed, gusseting, and replacement of parts as found worn.
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Type: Adjustable coil-over lift kits, spacer lift/leveling kits, and 1" body lift kit
Price: $139.99 - $1,950.95
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Kit details: ToyTec offers both complete 3" lift kits and individual suspension components. They have a 1" body lift available and other options like sway bar re-locators and a diff drop kit. They also offer 2.5" & 3" leveling kits. The spacers can be bought in just an aluminium finish or they can be anodized black, blue, or red. ToyTec's main lift kit was
their Ultimate 3" Lift Package featuring adjustable Bilstein/ToyTec coilovers but now they have their own BOSS Suspension System featuring their own 2.0" diameter BOSS adjustable coilovers and rear shocks. And they also have their newer BOSS Performance
Suspension System with 2.5" diameter BOSS adjustable coilovers with or without an external reservoir and 2.0" diameter rear shocks also with an optional external reservoir. (A 2.5" diameter rear shock is also an option with either BOSS system and an HD (Heavy Duty) version of their Superflex rear coils is an option.) Diff drops are usually included with their kits. ToyTec also offers King, OME, Icon, Bilstein, and Total Chaos suspension kits/components. They also offer their own line of aluminum rear links to strengthen the rear suspension, and they offer many additional other products.
Type: 3" Spacer lift with or without rear shocks, and 6" Lift Kit
Price $129.99 - $1,299.99
Kit Details: Just recently, Trail Master as updated their selection of lift options and now offers a 3" Leveling Kit complete with 3" front strut spacers, 2" rear coil spacers, diff and skid plate spacers, and with or without NGS Shocks. The recommended tire size for the 3" kit is 33x12.50 tires and it has a lifetime warranty. But now also available from Trail Master is a 6" lift kit complete with 6" front strut spacers, 4" rear coil springs, knuckles, heavy duty crossmembers, rear upper control arms/links, rear NGS shocks, and other necessary components. The recommended tire size for their 6" lift is 35x12.50 tires with 18" wheels or larger.
Type: Spacer lift
Price $37 - $327
Kit Details: Spacer lift parts available. Front strut spacers in either 2" or 3" variations and rear spacers that are 1.25". They also offer a diff drop kit and a full lift kit including front & rear spacers and the diff drop. The full kit also has optional plates for an additional 1/2" of lift for the front end suspension for an extra $30.
Type: Spacer lift
KIT: 2007-2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser 3" Lift Kit
Kit Details: The TRUXXX 905090 3" lift kit provides a 3” lift in the front and 1.25” lift in the rear to level the FJ. Truxxx states the kit enhances the ride of your vehicle as well as increasing the ground clearance and providing room for larger wheel and tires. Made in the USA with USA Mill Certified Steel and laser cut to precision tolerances using OEM drawings. Kit includes two front strut spacers, a front differential drop, two rear spring spacers and all the hardware needed.
Notes: Recommends a 33" tire and estimated install time to be about 2 hours.
Price: Leveling Kit - $65 ; EZ Ride Lift Kit - $319 - $425
Kit Details: Tuff Country offers a couple different FJ Cruiser options. First they have a simple leveling kit which includes front aluminum spacers, thus leveling the FJ. Tuff Country also offers their EZ-Ride Suspension lift kit which includes upper strut spacers (like the leveling kit), a differential drop, and rear coil spacer rings. They recommend a 295/70 tire with this kit. But important to note is that the shocks shown are actually sold separately and they offer either their SX6000 Shocks (Hydraulic) or SX8000 Shocks (Gas). Completely bolt on.
Type: Spacer lift with or without rear shocks
Price: $228.50 - $488.50
Details: Warrior Products web site says that its kits are built to stringent standards for strength, performance and durability. Two of the three systems offered by Warrior Products come with H60.5mm shocks, featuring a nine-stage valve system, and a self-lubricating polished chrome piston. These kits utilize spring spacers to lift the vehicle 3″ in the front and 2″ in the rear. Each kit comes with the necessary hardware required for installation. The first system offered (the Stage I Lift Kit) simply has only the front and rear spacers. The second system (the Stage I Lift Kit w/ Shocks) has the same hardware as the first system, but with the rear shocks included. And then the third system available (the Stage II Lift Kit w/ Shocks) has the same hardware as the second system, but with a differential drop, so reduce ware on the CV boots and other suspension/steering components.
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LONG TRAVEL DISCLAIMER
: Disclaimer: Long-travel set-ups typically cost almost double the cost of the kit itself once all the extra components ( long travel coil overs, extended axles, etc.) are purchased and fabrication is completed (welding on of spindle gussets, limiting straps, body mount chops, bump stops, etc.) Installation will also add to the cost which could easily be an additional $500-1500 depending on work completed, gusseting, and replacement of parts as found worn.