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My ToyTec lift

This is the ToyTec that includes the custom rear springs, and I got the n71e rear shocks. I got 4" of lift in the front!!! The back is about 2 3/4". I know it will settle some but right not it seems huge. It actually raised my front bumper 5". Way better approach angle. The FJ sits almost level, with the back being slightly higher. This was installed yesterday, and I went wheelin today. Didn't feel, or hear, a thing on the bottom. Here are the before and after lift pics. Notice the difference from the top of tire to the bottom of flare.

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I haven't had a chance to put on the 295's, but there's plenty of room.
The ride in front is a little more firm than stock, and the back feels smooth as stock. Doug and ToyTec are great, give 'em a call.

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Re: My ToyTec lift

I've got the N71E shocks and the ToyTec springs on the back of mine as well (I've got Donahoe's in front), and the ride is GREAT! I was getting hammered with OME 896 springs (they were the only thing available when I put the rear lift on) until Doug shipped me the ToyTec's, and I have to admit life is much better now (especially for anybody riding in the back seat).

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This is the ToyTec that includes the custom rear springs, and I got the n71e rear shocks. I got 4" of lift in the front!!! The back is about 2 3/4". I know it will settle some but right not it seems huge. It actually raised my front bumper 5". Way better approach angle. The FJ sits almost level, with the back being slightly higher. This was installed yesterday, and I went wheelin today. Didn't feel, or hear, a thing on the bottom. Here are the before and after lift pics. Notice the difference from the top of tire to the bottom of flare.

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I haven't had a chance to put on the 295's, but there's plenty of room.
The ride in front is a little more firm than stock, and the back feels smooth as stock. Doug and ToyTec are great, give 'em a call.
Thanks for posting up the pictures, glad you are happy with the lift. It looks nice!!
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cathy, nice lift ! how was wheeling yesterday, i couldnt make it yesterday had to pick up my son from a scout camp, next time hopefully. wheres your rack would look way better with a rack. ive got an extra one if interested i would give alocal a great deal.
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The before and after photos are perfect! Thank you for doing that.
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Well I thought a little wheeling might speed up the settling process. I wheeled Sat. and Sun. Some fire road type, but going fairly fast. Some loose, rocky, rutted, bumpy trails. Some kinda narrow with pretty large rocks to maneuver over/around, (which was a little unnerving as I don't have sliders yet). And a few good size mud holes, of which I had to turn around and do it again, and again, and again......etc. The fire road did have some spots that were rocky and also had some whoop-tee-doos. FUN! The ToyTec suspension performed flawlessly! And it rides great!

Anyway, I re-measured when I got home last night and the settling has occurred. Down 1/2", as was expected. That should be about all. Today, after I get off the mud, (which could take a while, as it went over my roof, many, many, many times), I'm going to have the 295 M/T's put on. I will measure again to see what they add.

My mom took a pic of me going through the mud, but she does not have a digital, so I'll have to figure out how to get it posted. I had my wipers on high, and could not see anything. It was almost dark outside so I hope it turns out. There were some other people camping there and came out to talk to us. Oops, I thought we were buggin them. Nope, they thought it was cool. The lady said, "there's a bigger mud hole over there". SWEET. We went a couple times, then I took my mom and sis back to camp.

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Okay, FJ's clean, and the Toyo 295/70-17 M/T's are on. They added another 1/2" to 3/4" more height.

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Okay, FJ's clean, and the Toyo 295/70-17 M/T's are on. They added another 1/2" to 3/4" more height.

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Sweet! Nice pictures. Let's see it with the M/Ts!

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This is a great job, saw it in person today. Super tire and lift combination. You go Kathie, settin the bar for the rest of us......
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