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OME BP-51 Suspension on 2007 FJ Cruiser

Hey Guys. I know there have been a lot of questions about fitting the OME BP-51's on a 2007-2009 FJ Cruiser. Well, it can be done. Had to do a little coercing and a little drilling in the rear frame, but it's very do-able.

BP51 Install on 2007 FJ Cruiser by Tony Schulstad, on Flickr

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How was the front fit ? Anything special to do ? Don't need the back.

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How was the front fit ? Anything special to do ? Don't need the back.
The front is easy. You just need to widen the mounting tabs on the lower control arms.

There's more info on my install here:
Old Man Emu BP-51 Install ? 2007 FJ Cruiser
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Good looking install, their sales will probably go up!

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Good looking install, their sales will probably go up!
Thanks! I'm sure the BP51's will soon be very common. I think the biggest thing that was holding them back was limited availability. I had to wait a couple weeks for these to come in. Once you compare the capability and features, there's nothing that comes close in the price range.
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Thanks! I'm sure the BP51's will soon be very common. I think the biggest thing that was holding them back was limited availability. I had to wait a couple weeks for these to come in. Once you compare the capability and features, there's nothing that comes close in the price range.
I've edited my last post after finding out the group buy is for the entire heavy kit, one hell of a discount before you add the rebate on top.


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The front is easy. You just need to widen the mounting tabs on the lower control arms.

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Link no longer works (of course) Is the need to widen the tabs the only reason they don't advertise as for "ALL" FJs?

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Link no longer works (of course) Is the need to widen the tabs the only reason they don't advertise as for "ALL" FJs?
Nope. The rear shocks are slightly longer(no big deal), and the rear reservoirs mount to holes in the frame that aren't present on the 07-09 frames. You'll just need to drill and tap or use nut-serts.
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Nope. The rear shocks are slightly longer(no big deal), and the rear reservoirs mount to holes in the frame that aren't present on the 07-09 frames. You'll just need to drill and tap or use nut-serts.
Sounds easy enough, but it makes you wonder why they don't make a kit for the majority of FJs out there.
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Re: OME BP-51 Suspension on 2007 FJ Cruiser

@CabinCruiser installed these as well on his cherry early model. Not long after my last post I bought that heavy kit.

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