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Is there such a thing so you drop the FJ back down once you are done offroading? make a lift of two to three inches when you want to go offroading??

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Re: Adjustable suspension for offroading??

you could get an adjustable front coilover and air bags in the rear but probably would pay way too much for way too little performance.

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OOH or Hydraulics!!

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Re: Adjustable suspension for offroading??

Is there adjustable suspension

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Re: Adjustable suspension for offroading??

If you are looking for a happy medium I would just level it with some Bilstein 5100's in the front. You will be able to run 285's, you might rub a little but a Body mount chop will take care of that. Plus you will gain a bit of ground clearance while still having a very streetable vehicle. If you need a bm chop I can do it for a 12 pack just ask Spenser
Are wanting to keep the rake in the front? Is that why you want to lower it when not off road? If you want to spend some $ then you could buy Icon or Toytec coilover adjustables. As far as I am aware, there is nothing adjustable for the rear just airbags.
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Re: Adjustable suspension for offroading??

So you are asking if you can raise it up when you go out on the trail and then bring it back down to stock level when back on the street.

That does not exist that I know of however there are different levels of lift:

Level would be something like the 5100's that shouldn't change the ride much but would allow you to add 285's if desired as the front is the limiting factor.

2" lifts are your OME's and they come in light, medium, and heavy. The light is a possibility since it would be most like stock ride but adding a lot of weight would give you a big rake such as bumper and winch.

3" adjustable is not as easy as putting it up for the trails and down for the road as the rear would be in the air either way and its not easy at all. Icon's come preset at 2.5" of lift which is the happy medium between front flex, ride height, and moderate weight.

You are more than welcome to take a ride with me sometime and feel how the Icon's are. Ultimately its what you want to do and the ride you'd like to retain.
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Re: Adjustable suspension for offroading??

Great info Spenser, well put. Are your Icon's that difficult to adjust? Couldn't a person keep the rear stock and just level the front out with the Icon's?
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Great info Spenser, well put. Are your Icon's that difficult to adjust? Couldn't a person keep the rear stock and just level the front out with the Icon's?
They would be much easier to adjust when new and off of the truck. When installed you have road grime, debris etc to deal with on the threads and the fact that you can only do an 1/8th of a turn at a time. It's not an easy turn either as you are either compressing a spring or fighting the grime on the threads. You must also raise the truck so that the tires no longer touch the ground.

They are advertised as a 0-3" lift so you could adjust them all the way down and presumably the ride would be softer. Like at Wash!ta mine were set too high and I would lift a tire since the front wasn't compressing. You could do whatever you want in the rear as the front would be 'adjustable' to match.
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