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Nice choice to lift the FJC!
 

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Those are pretty sweet and I like the price compared with other coilovers. I'll definitely watch closely to see how you "early adopters" like them.
 

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Looks nice!
 

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Looks good. One more option for us :bigthumb:
 

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Thanks for the feed back guys. I will be doing some testing in Moab with them. First impression on the street is that they are similar to OME medium (885). With the big benefit of being able to fine tune them for added weight of a bumper or if you have the driver side lean. Mine are adjusted at 3" lift and the stock A-arms don't contact the coil as they did with the OME coils. They also have thick aluminum top plates ready to install. No need for a spring compressor. That makes it a DIY install. I will add more pics after this weekend. Definitely another great option for the FJ.
 

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Yeah I saw those last week when I went over to get my lift on his 4 Runner, showing them to me as if I could afford it :D

What I am interested in are the LCA guards, especially after watching Eric bash the other one this weekend at China Wall.

Looks like that spare you sent with me is going to come in handy for him.
 

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how do these compare to the ICON coilovers from Demello? I just put mine on this week and the rig rides better than stock. a lot less body sway.
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This is very interesting! I know that I want to level out my rig so that it will still fit in the garage. Plus, according to what you are saying, it will handle the weight of a winch and an ARB bumper. Some things that I want to get in the future. I will be very interested in hearing how they hold up before, during, and after the trip is over. Please keep us informed. Thanks!

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I might be interested in something like these, that extra clearance would make things easier on the trail. Don, what was the set-up you had before this was put on? What trails are you/did you test them out on in Moab? Thanks for any feedback on these you can provide. BTW how is that new 3rd member holding up? Good way to break it in by going back to Moab.
 

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Yeah I saw those last week when I went over to get my lift on his 4 Runner, showing them to me as if I could afford it :D

What I am interested in are the LCA guards, especially after watching Eric bash the other one this weekend at China Wall.

Looks like that spare you sent with me is going to come in handy for him.
My friend has them installed on his 4-runner. They do look nice and strong. Toytec is in the process of having them made for the FJ. The only ones he has fit the older 4-runners.
 

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how do these compare to the ICON coilovers from Demello? I just put mine on this week and the rig rides better than stock. a lot less body sway.
paul
From the looks of your avatar you made the right choice in buying the ICON's (witch Toytec also sells). The ICON's have more oil capacity so they don't heat up has faster during high speed baja style off-roading. The valving will also be more fine tuned, but will require rebuilding to maintain their high level of quality. Toytecs are better suited for rock crawling and occasional baja style of driving.

Are the Billstein shocks the same ones that come with the off road package?
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This is very interesting! I know that I want to level out my rig so that it will still fit in the garage. Plus, according to what you are saying, it will handle the weight of a winch and an ARB bumper. Some things that I want to get in the future. I will be very interested in hearing how they hold up before, during, and after the trip is over. Please keep us informed. Thanks!

Zane

I've had OME 884,885,886's on my FJ and driven a couple other's that had Donahoes. Up till now I was running OME 885 coil with the Bilstein 1500 and a Toytec top plate spacer. My reason for choosing the Bilstein 1500 struts was because they had the longest extended length over stock,OME 140's, and the Donahoes. This combo gave me max lift to fit 35" tires and I mostly do rock crawling. The 886's were just too stiff of a ride witch made me feel unsafe off-roading with them. This is with a 140# bumper with no winch. The Toytec coilovers feel the same as an 885 on the Bilsteins and I don't have use the top plate spacer to achieve the same lift height with it set a 3". The adjustability is the biggest benefit. It's like having an OME medium setup and being able to adjust it for when you can afford that new bumper your wife won't let you buy :). Also get rid of that driver-side lean.
As far as holding up. Like I said I've been running basically this setup for over 7,000 miles with no issues. They do come with alum. swaybar relocate brackets. Without the brackets my swaybar links were hitting the spindle on one side. The Eibach coil has more wined's but smaller in diameter than the OME 885 coil. This way you can still use the stock UCA's because they don't contact the coil.


I might be interested in something like these, that extra clearance would make things easier on the trail. Don, what was the set-up you had before this was put on? What trails are you/did you test them out on in Moab? Thanks for any feedback on these you can provide. BTW how is that new 3rd member holding up? Good way to break it in by going back to Moab.
I ran Steelbender and Metal Masher. The new gears are holding up so far. I now need a new rear bumper though.



 

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Thanks for the information. This looks like something I will have to start saving for down the road. Keep up the good work!

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My friend has them installed on his 4-runner. They do look nice and strong. Toytec is in the process of having them made for the FJ. The only ones he has fit the older 4-runners.
The price of these verses buying a beefier set of LCA's is what makes them ao attractive, I can't wait. There was a 4-runner there too with them on when I was there.
 

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The price of these verses buying a beefier set of LCA's is what makes them ao attractive, I can't wait. There was a 4-runner there too with them on when I was there.
I never did ask what the price of these were. His last fab guy was taking a long time so Doug has a new guy working on them for the FJ. Hopefully he will have them soon. IMO the lower control arms and the bracket that mounts them to the frame are a major week spot on the FJ. I have the All-Pro heavy duty LCA's that have taken a beating. I also had All Phase Offroad plate over the stock mounting brackets. Best money spent.

 

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What setup are you running in the back? Great pics in Moab!
 
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