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What lift/suspension after stock?

I'm pretty newbie to all this stuff, so please bare with me..

My '11 has the stock Trail-Tuned Bilstein Shock Absorbers and I'm looking to get a 2-3" lift/suspension all around to make way for the heavier mods I'm planning afterward: Expedition One single hoop front bumper (~110lbs) and Expedition one rear bumper (80lbs).

I also currently have ~100lbs in weight total from both the BudBuilt sliders I put on.

What front/rear heights should I get? Anything from 2" to 2.5" to 3" is fine, which I would think have to handle almost a 1" sag from the major mods' weights.

What setup should I get? I'm not a crazy off-roader and I know Bilstein's are the standard to get first after stock, but I want to get a medium-range quality setup (if only I had the money for ICONs). Please help with anything/everything from shocks to coil-overs to UCAs. I kind of want to hit the whole suspension at once before all my other major mods.

Are there any other parts to the lift/suspension I should look into while I'm at? I've only had my FJ for a little over a month now brand new and did some light off-roading just once so far, but do plan on taking trips out more frequently (~2 times a month) on varying trails.
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Re: What lift/suspension after stock?

i'll be slightly lifting the front with adjustable Bilsteins(5100) but keeping the trailed tuned Bilsteins in the rear stock.
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Re: What lift/suspension after stock?

If you're looking to give complete lift front and rear, the 5100 might not be too ideal, plus you're adding a 110 lbs additional weight up front. Keep in mind that the FJ front and rear height is raked. Front is approx. 2" lower than rear. So you kind of need to know which end you're using as reference? Example, if you want the rear to be 3" higher, then your front needs about a 6" lift to compensate for the difference. So be very careful when you're shopping for the kit before you received the kit and say.. WTF!?

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