Re: What did you do TO your FJ Cruiser TODAY?
Replaced the OME front shocks with Bilsteins. It went pretty well. After removing the old ones I checked them. They still seem to be functioning, but there wasn't any gas pressure . I installed them at about 20K on the vehicle and they already had a few miles on them. I got some parts from George aka Crazy Hermit 10 years ago.
I think that the ride is better, but it's human nature to want to feel a difference. The FJ has 120,000 miles on it now, and I couldn't feel any play in the lower ball joints or control arm bushings. I was expecting to have to spend $350-400 for new arms and bolts. But that will go for matching rear shocks and other stuff.
I treated some rust and will follow up with more treatment and painting. I am going to leave the skid plate off for now as I noticed a small amount of cracking in the serpentine belt. I will order that soon.
The strut compressor that I bought worked, but not the ultimate. I will modify it in the future to work better. Can anyone identify the design or manufacturing error in this tool?