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I just pulled the trigger on the OME medium set up for the FJ. I told myself I wasn't going to mod this truck and I don't even have 3k miles on her yet. I knew I couldn't hold out am excited to start the modding.

I'm going to be doing the install myself and had LT pre-load everything so I can make my install easier.
So does anyone have install tips for me?

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Congrats! I have the OME/ToyTec lift on mine. Very happy with it.

A couple of tips... get a big crowbar. Ya gotta pry down on the lower control arm to get the new front springs in. And I used loctite on the fasteners when it went back together.

You know the drill....post pics when you get the lift in.
 

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Congrats! I have the OME/ToyTec lift on mine. Very happy with it.

A couple of tips... get a big crowbar. Ya gotta pry down on the lower control arm to get the new front springs in. And I used loctite on the fasteners when it went back together.

You know the drill....post pics when you get the lift in.
Thanks for the info. I want to make sure there are no surprises.
 

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When I installed my lift I didn't have to use a crowbar, just disconnected the sway bar and easily got the old shocks out and new shocks on. As long as you have the truck on jack stands and have a hydraulic jack, you'll be fine. Don't expect it to be done fast and make sure you retrace all of your steps putting it back together. Good luck :D.
 

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When I installed my lift I didn't have to use a crowbar, just disconnected the sway bar and easily got the old shocks out and new shocks on. As long as you have the truck on jack stands and have a hydraulic jack, you'll be fine. Don't expect it to be done fast and make sure you retrace all of your steps putting it back together. Good luck :D.
Thanks, I'll remember to retrace my steps. I'll be sure to post some pics.
 

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congrats on the lift choice i have the same one love it. Also i did not have to remove the swaybar or the front skid
 

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I just swapped out suspension on mine last Friday. Well, Wrigman did it, I just turned a couple of wrenches. It makes life SO much easier to just drop the sway bar. You don't really have to drop the skid, just unbolt the sway bar to rotate the sway bar out of the way.

Congrats on the lift. This, and tires, are what I wanna do to my rig next...after I win the lottery.
 

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Thanks for all the advice guys.
I was originally going with a SAW set up and realized it was overkill for what I need. I decided to go with the OME set up and put the money saved into some new rims/tires. I've had a few modded cars/trucks and never really took the time to learn how to install or work on them. I usually just payed some one to do everything. I've always wanted an FJ and want to do as many mods myself as possible. It's a great way for me to learn about my rig, and I know that I will enjoy it more knowing that I did the mods myself. (end happy owner rant)
 

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congrats on the lift choice i have the same one love it. Also i did not have to remove the swaybar or the front skid
I was keeping track of your threads and saw how happy you were with your set up. That's part of the reason why I went with this set up.

I just couldn't deal with having a stock Fj anymore. This is my first truck out of college and I want it to fit all my needs. I just bought a place in Baja and want to make my rig the ultimate Baja surf rig.
 

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I plan on driving down to Cabo Thanksgiving 09, I too hope to have the ultimate Baja rig by then. Good luck on the install.
 

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I plan on driving down to Cabo Thanksgiving 09, I too hope to have the ultimate Baja rig by then. Good luck on the install.
Thanks. Your rig looks awesome.
 
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