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Oh my Steve, I think even you are going to have your hands full on this one! Wish I could come over and give you a hand.......
Hey Kim, I could use all the help I can get. Plus, it would be great to have your 4x2 FJ handy to do an articulation and ride height comparison.

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Hey Kim, I could use all the help I can get. Plus, it would be great to have your 4x2 FJ handy to do an articulation and ride height comparison.
You should have seen them Sunday with the tape measure out figuring out if my rig was taller than theirs......

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You should have seen them Sunday with the tape measure out figuring out if my rig was taller than theirs......
I'm just concerned that this conversion kit is going to raise my FJ almost as high as a 4x4. Since it uses the Rancho tie-rod cover, I'm afraid it's going to sit slightly higher to clear the steering components.

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Wow !! If i only i had money to buy you a 4x2 and take yours ...
Ya know, I originally thought about simply selling my 4x4 and buying a 4x2, but it would take forever to get all my modifications off and re-installed on the new one. So, I'm taking the easy route instead.

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I'm just concerned that this conversion kit is going to raise my FJ almost as high as a 4x4. Since it uses the Rancho tie-rod cover, I'm afraid it's going to sit slightly higher to clear the steering components.
Steve have you checked your garage height buddy? That seemed to be a trend Sunday!!!

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Just don't forget to put the 4X2 shocks on, other wise you'll be riding too high in the front. heck, I'll take your shocks from ya...

Just don't forget, once you make the conversion, you have to use part # 18SOL94-74WTF for the blinker fluid. I know it's kinda hard to find, but believe me, it's worth the extra 39.99 so you can gain that extra 5 1/4 horsepower and up the gas mileage by 2 miles per quarter gallon.

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Just don't forget to put the 4X2 shocks on, other wise you'll be riding too high in the front. heck, I'll take your shocks from ya...

Just don't forget, once you make the conversion, you have to use part # 18SOL94-74WTF for the blinker fluid. I know it's kinda hard to find, but believe me, it's worth the extra 39.99 so you can gain that extra 5 1/4 horsepower and up the gas mileage by 2 miles per quarter mile.
Steve, Nate knows what he is talking about with the blinker fluid. We checked mine Sunday and mine was low so I had to order some more.....

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Steve have you checked your garage height buddy? That seemed to be a trend Sunday!!
Yep, I checked. However, even with this 4x2 kit, I'm going to have to install 245 tires in order to squeeze into my not-so-tall garage. That, in addition to the much-improved MPG, is one of the main reasons why I'm doing the conversion.

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Just don't forget to put the 4X2 shocks on, other wise you'll be riding too high in the front.
I'm going with the Rancho 4x2 shocks that are included with the kit. I'd give you my OME's, but someone told me that they can be used as stronger hold-up struts on the rear glass window.

BTW, thanks for the heads-up on the blinkers. I've been using this cheap Walmart fluid and it's probably not giving me the best fuel economy.

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