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post #21 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-19-2010, 09:58 PM
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Re: Lift kit decision Help

Well, unfortuneately..I am back in this game considering Toytec or Icon..Price really doesn't matter since they are within 200.00 of each other.

I have the Procomp 3" and they have sagged a great deal in 2 years..How much?

Well when new and ARB front bumper with winch installed at the same time, with 33" tires and OEM rims, I could not get into the garage with factory rack..Standard 7' garage door height.

The other day, I rolled right in with 315s and TRD rims 7.5 width. I knew I started seeing sagging about a year ago but just thought I was crazy.

The Pro Comp were really plush and handled everything I could throw at them, Rubicon, Moab, etc...

But often when parked next to other lifted Fjs mine always seems lower and the tires feel awfully close to the wheel well...

From what I am gathering, OMEs Heavy are what I would need and they are really stiff..Not sure I want that feel.

The coilovers seem to really be the answer for FJCs, Runners and Tacos..

At the time, with spending as much as I did, I still feel like I got a great deal and i am happy with the Pro Comps but now it is time to get a lift that will hold up to the added weight of a front and rear aftermarket bumper and last longer then 2 years.


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I have read of Icons rusting in hard/bad weather like we have up here ( Canada ) is this fixed ?
If you live in places where corrosion is a possibility, order the coilovers with the IVD extreme weather coating. It's only $100 extra for the entire kit.

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Re: Lift kit decision Help

Hmmmm thanks for the input everyone....
I dont think I'm going to putting on a bumper because all my emergency lighting are in the bumper, and slowly I won't be getting offroad as much soooooo Icons sound epic but dont have the money soooo maybe Old Man Emu?

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Just wondering what's the best 3" lift kit to get thats reasonably priced and does its job and comes with everything
None. Get the 6" ProComp

But if you must go 3", I've heard the Rough Country is good from several people around my area. Not too hard on the wallet either.
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None. Get the 6" ProComp

But if you must go 3", I've heard the Rough Country is good from several people around my area. Not too hard on the wallet either.
True, but I just switched from Rough Country to OME. I didn't realize how much the stock springs had sagged in the front due to all of the weight I have added. If your adding weight then go with the OME's. The Rough Country was a great lift and has been to several offroad events and even to Summit with out a problem. I just packed on more weight than it could handle due to the fact that it uses the stock springs.



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sooooooo update....unfortunately i might be moving back to east soooo i don't need the full front/rear shox and springs set up because it will mostly be used to drive to work/school/responding to emergencies soooo could I just go rough country? with the shox and spacers?

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sooooooo update....unfortunately i might be moving back to east soooo i don't need the full front/rear shox and springs set up because it will mostly be used to drive to work/school/responding to emergencies soooo could I just go rough country? with the shox and spacers?
Yes.

In my opinion,
A rough country or any other spacer lift LOOKS the same as the OME from the outside. They both accomplish one of the same things: lift.

That is where the similarities end though. The OME is a much better suspension, firmer on road which is great for a lifted heavy SUV (won't lean as much in turns and no more brake dive) and even better performance offroad.

But if you probably won't get many chances to go out offroad, you will probably never miss going with the RC and pocketing the extra couple hundred.

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soooooooo is this the entire kit that i would need?

Toyota FJ Cruiser Suspension Lift

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http://www.roughcountry.com/toyota_4...cruiser_3.html

The TT has the trail-tuned Bilstein® shocks sooooo options?

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What do you want?

Do you want the OEM suspension just higher or do you want to replace it with a more offroad tuned suspension setup with firmer coils designed to handle more weight?

Also, i would support a forum vendors as they usually offer discounts and are very trustworthy as a lot of people have purchased things from them.

I'd highly recommend TRDparts4u.com for OME/ARB stuff.

FWIW, i wouldn't run any ProCrap stuff on my vehicles, ever.
The $200 kit you linked to doesn't have longer rear shocks (bad idea).

So the only two of those i would recommend is the rough country spacer lift with longer rear shocks or the OME kit, depending on what you want/need.

IMO,
If you will rarely if ever see take the FJ offroad and just want the look of a lift, the OME would be a waste of money, go with the spacer lift.

If you want a suspension that handles well onroad, and is designed to take the abuse of offroad driving, and is tuned for that kind of performance, go with OME.

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