What did you do TO your FJ Cruiser TODAY? - Page 3778 - Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum
General Discussion This area contains general discussion regarding the Toyota FJ Cruiser that does not fit into the other technical discussion forums.

 50904Likes
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #37771 of 45318 (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 01:49 PM
MOAB SUPERSTAR
 
debFJVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: The Green Mountains
Posts: 5,645
Mentioned: 222 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2256 Post(s)
Garage
Lifetime Supporting Member
Re: What did you do TO your FJ Cruiser TODAY?

Quote:
StrangerRanger previously said: View Post
Who do you think you are, @debFJVT ? Ditch that red and get a blue strap. duh...
Haha! I thought he was finally getting in the spirit



Member of the Month November 2016

TLCA# 25170
debFJVT is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #37772 of 45318 (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 01:59 PM
Forum Superstar
 
Iconic_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Middle of Kansas
Posts: 7,122
Mentioned: 217 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2693 Post(s)
Garage
Lifetime Supporting Member
Re: What did you do TO your FJ Cruiser TODAY?

Quote:
StrangerRanger previously said: View Post
Who do you think you are, @debFJVT ? Ditch that red and get a blue strap. duh...
The only problem I foresaw with a blue strap was that I would never want to take it off! It must be fixed eventually...

Iconic_ is offline  
post #37773 of 45318 (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 02:13 PM
Forum Regular
 
ROCKBOX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: STG Utah
Posts: 154
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Garage
Re: What did you do TO your FJ Cruiser TODAY?

Had an ome 2.5 heavy lift put on front and rear, but seems to me like it maxed out my suspension. I looked at it yesterday at the local toyota dealership, and now they say it needs a diff drop. To me it's wrong. Had the lift sent straight to the dealership, and told them to put it on when I was out of town. Doesn't seem right for a 2.5 inch lift to do this. Any ideas on why this happened or is it right? I'm kind of sideways about this. Haven't driven it yet, but looks totally wrong to me.

My avatar is the original height before the lift.
Am I just panicking for no reason?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170501_155620.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	243.0 KB
ID:	873105   Click image for larger version

Name:	20170501_155505.jpg
Views:	71
Size:	220.8 KB
ID:	873113  



Last edited by ROCKBOX; 05-02-2017 at 02:23 PM. Reason: Pics are goofed up.
ROCKBOX is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #37774 of 45318 (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 02:57 PM
Forum Veteran
 
Maglight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 885
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 63 Post(s)
Garage
Lifetime Supporting Member
Re: What did you do TO your FJ Cruiser TODAY?

Quote:
ROCKBOX previously said: View Post
Had an ome 2.5 heavy lift put on front and rear, but seems to me like it maxed out my suspension. I looked at it yesterday at the local toyota dealership, and now they say it needs a diff drop. To me it's wrong. Had the lift sent straight to the dealership, and told them to put it on when I was out of town. Doesn't seem right for a 2.5 inch lift to do this. Any ideas on why this happened or is it right? I'm kind of sideways about this. Haven't driven it yet, but looks totally wrong to me.

My avatar is the original height before the lift.
Am I just panicking for no reason?
What do you think look off? If you have stock sized tires it will look like you skipped leg day. Mine looked funny until I got taller tires.

Low Country Cruiser
TLCA # 19021
https://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=2835&dateline=1180801  019
Your Current Signature Picture
Maglight is offline  
post #37775 of 45318 (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 03:10 PM
Forum Regular
 
ROCKBOX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: STG Utah
Posts: 154
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Garage
Re: What did you do TO your FJ Cruiser TODAY?

Quote:
Maglight previously said: View Post
What do you think look off? If you have stock sized tires it will look like you skipped leg day. Mine looked funny until I got taller tires.
We'll, supposed to only be a 2.5 inch lift, but now seems to max it out. Didn't want it huge as the wife (bad knee) and I are mild offroaders. I do have 285/70/17s on there, but in my opinion they looked great before this lift. They do look off now.


ROCKBOX is offline  
post #37776 of 45318 (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 03:11 PM
Forum Superstar
 
Iconic_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Middle of Kansas
Posts: 7,122
Mentioned: 217 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2693 Post(s)
Garage
Lifetime Supporting Member
Re: What did you do TO your FJ Cruiser TODAY?

Quote:
ROCKBOX previously said: View Post
Had an ome 2.5 heavy lift put on front and rear, but seems to me like it maxed out my suspension. I looked at it yesterday at the local toyota dealership, and now they say it needs a diff drop. To me it's wrong. Had the lift sent straight to the dealership, and told them to put it on when I was out of town. Doesn't seem right for a 2.5 inch lift to do this. Any ideas on why this happened or is it right? I'm kind of sideways about this. Haven't driven it yet, but looks totally wrong to me.

My avatar is the original height before the lift.
Am I just panicking for no reason?
Could be they took it directly off the lift and drove it to the parking lot and the suspension never settled. I'd drive it a bit before making any decisions.

I take it you didn't measure the height before? I'm sure you could cross reference some stock height numbers on here.
Iconic_ is offline  
post #37777 of 45318 (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 03:15 PM
Forum Regular
 
ROCKBOX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: STG Utah
Posts: 154
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Garage
Re: What did you do TO your FJ Cruiser TODAY?

Quote:
Iconic_ previously said: View Post
Could be they took it directly off the lift and drove it to the parking lot and the suspension never settled. I'd drive it a bit before making any decisions.

I take it you didn't measure the height before? I'm sure you could cross reference some stock height numbers on here.
No I didn't measure the height prior. I was out off town when it was delivered then installed. Almost seems like an expedition lift, but yea I haven't driven it yet. The cv axles are really cranked as for my reasoning that the lift maxes out my suspension. They're putting a diff drop kit on as we speak.



Last edited by ROCKBOX; 05-02-2017 at 03:38 PM.
ROCKBOX is offline  
post #37778 of 45318 (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 04:18 PM
Forum Superstar
 
Joabmc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Central Pa
Posts: 2,080
Mentioned: 37 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 595 Post(s)
Lifetime Supporting Member
Re: What did you do TO your FJ Cruiser TODAY?

Quote:
ROCKBOX previously said: View Post
Had an ome 2.5 heavy lift put on front and rear, but seems to me like it maxed out my suspension. I looked at it yesterday at the local toyota dealership, and now they say it needs a diff drop. To me it's wrong. Had the lift sent straight to the dealership, and told them to put it on when I was out of town. Doesn't seem right for a 2.5 inch lift to do this. Any ideas on why this happened or is it right? I'm kind of sideways about this. Haven't driven it yet, but looks totally wrong to me.



My avatar is the original height before the lift.

Am I just panicking for no reason?


Did you take any before measurements? And do you have a front bumper and carry lots of weight? The heavies are designed for a bumper at the least and an extra 300lbs in the back. If you do not have that kind of weight, it may sit a littler higher. It will also settle in after a few hundred miles. Not much but it will droop some.
Not much they could mess up IMO, just remove existing suspension and bolt up new.
Joabmc is offline  
post #37779 of 45318 (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 04:47 PM
Forum Superstar
 
iwashmycar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 9,680
Blog Entries: 9
Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1154 Post(s)
Garage
Send a message via AIM to iwashmycar
Re: What did you do TO your FJ Cruiser TODAY?

I think you went overkill on the lift. Heavies are too heavy duty. That said, I don't think its necessarily too high, but youll know the second you drive it if you don't have enough weight. You need a full bumper/winch/steel line (maybe), and a rear with swingout or crap in the back to take advantage of a full-heavy lift.

It could settle a bit too like was mentioned

I think it looks good.

-Adam

'07 Black Diamond 4WD AT UR

TLCA #22985
295s | 3" | BL | Lights | Armor | Rails | Snorkel | CB | Dent(s)
Feb. 2017 Member of the Month
In the Midwest? OHIO FJ Owners
iwashmycar is offline  
post #37780 of 45318 (permalink) Old 05-02-2017, 05:18 PM
Forum Regular
 
ROCKBOX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: STG Utah
Posts: 154
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Garage
Re: What did you do TO your FJ Cruiser TODAY?

Quote:
iwashmycar previously said: View Post
I think you went overkill on the lift. Heavies are too heavy duty. That said, I don't think its necessarily too high, but youll know the second you drive it if you don't have enough weight. You need a full bumper/winch/steel line (maybe), and a rear with swingout or crap in the back to take advantage of a full-heavy lift.

It could settle a bit too like was mentioned

I think it looks good.
You are most likely right. I do have a steel bumper front and rear with winch up front. I took a recommendation from Ome and got bit in the ass it seems. I'll drive it a but to see how it goes, but as it sits it seems that bigger tires are in order at some point.


ROCKBOX is offline  
Reply

  Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum > Toyota FJ Cruiser Discussion > General Discussion

Tags
modifications , mods , today , updated

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List
WarriorProducts

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome