Re: Hip Replacement & The FJ
WOW! A post I can answer!
I had my left hip AND knee done in 2015. Had no issue with the FJ, and mine has a 3" OME susp lift. What I needed back then was a grab bar that my big hand could get hold of easily - the stock grab bars I have to wiggle to get my fingers (sausages?) behind.
I put those Tyger rock sliders on recently, and based on what happened with my hip, they would be a great addition - let you hitch your foot up to within like 4 inches of the door jamb, and then you can grab the bar and settle in.
Since then, I made my own grab bars and they hold my 280 lb 6'1" self without any fuss, and my fingers slide behind them easily. If it were my hip, I would grab the bar to get in, then set my foot on the rock slider, then hop in the seat. Then brace with your right hand against the base of the passenger armrest, grab the bar again, and settle into the seat. THEN lift your leg in...assuming it's your left one. If not, then you will need an ez to grab and sturdy grab bar and the slider to use as a step.
Make sure you can get hold of the grab bar. If you get those Tyger sliders, then you can use your left leg to step there and ease into the seat.
But - if I did it you certainly can!!