I'll sell my 4x4 springs for $40.
BINGO! Give this man a prize! I have the same opinion now that mine is lifted....If your thinking about it, you might as well lift it, because you will eventually. I just finished upgrading my level lift to a 3" lift. I don't really regret the level lift, because it wasn't that expensive, but in reality I should have lifted my FJ long ago and the level lift just postponed the inevitable.
Got any pics of the damage??Ok, after the day I had today, all I gotta say is LIFT IT! Period. No messing around. Just get it up in the air and get 'er done.
Man, I HAMMERED my underpinnings today. the K member, the bling plate (that took a helluva hit and is bent to crap now....), all of it got hammered. No real damage other than the skid. But man was it fun!!
The following is something that I seldom see mentioned when in discussions of "leveling." The rear is raised for a reason -- to accomodate the load. So, if you "level" it unloaded and then put a load in the rear, the rear will "sag." If you lift it, lift it the same height front and back. Three inches seems to be the best height, because it apparently does not cause any geometric suspension problems that require other adjustments to avoid premature front end wear but provides sufficient lift to make the FJ an even better off-road performer.Ok, ya'll. I've had my FJ for 2 weeks now. Done a few mods and adding up a list of more. Now: should I level the FJ for everyday driving and looks; or save up a few more (thousand) pennies and lift it? I've searched the forum and came up with a few leads, but not answers. Mine is 2wd, most of the info I found was 4wd tech. I hate to sound like a newb, but I am! What to do?
That's going from a stock 4X4 spring setup and OEM bling plate (top 2 pics) to a Demello front skid and OME medium springs in front. That gave me a good 6-8" of clearance in front.Wow. A picture is worth a thousand words. What a difference!! :bigthumb:
And, that's simply a stock 4x4 spring and shock set that you swapped in, Dave??