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In the process of revising and updating this thread! Already added the OME BP-51, All Pro Solid Axle Swap, ToyTec Boss Suspension System, and will continue to make sure all links, prices, and lift info is current! Also will be adding some more lift company options, even some 2WD specific lift items! Found out Trail Master suspensions doesn't offer their FJ kit anymore (or any Toyota kits for that matter), so they are no longer listed. Trying to brush up on some of the paragraphs to make them more understandable and more straight forward.
 

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In the process of revising and updating this thread! Already added the OME BP-51, All Pro Solid Axle Swap, ToyTec Boss Suspension System, and will continue to make sure all links, prices, and lift info is current! Also will be adding some more lift company options, even some 2WD specific lift items! Found out Trail Master suspensions doesn't offer their FJ kit anymore (or any Toyota kits for that matter), so they are no longer listed. Trying to brush up on some of the paragraphs to make them more understandable and more straight forward.
You may want to leave the discontinued lifts in the thread for historical purposes and for people researching second hand and used lifts. Maybe add a section for discontinued products?

Just a thought, thanks for all your work updating this thread!
 

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Icon Vehicle Dynamics

Type: Adjustable coil over suspension systems

Price: Full Lift Kits: $1,800-$6,000 ; Front Coil Overs: $1,250-$1,575 ; Rear Shocks: $167-$1,300 ; Rear Coils: $246-$300

Manufactures web site: Performance Suspension Systems, Coil-Over Shocks, Uniball Upper Control Arms, and Lift Kits for Trucks and Suv's

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Kit Details: Come in specific versions for 07-09 FJs as well as 10-current FJs. The full kits come in 7 different stages. Recommended tire size 285/75R16, wheel 16X8 with 5" back spacing. Icon also offers individual front coil overs with or without external reservoirs in either a standard model or extended travel version.

Notes: Previously known as Donahoe Racing, in 2008 the company was restructured and is now formally known as Icon Vehicle Dynamics. Icon also offers 5"-7" adjustable front coil-overs designed to be used with the Rough Country 6" lift kit for FJ Cruisers. These shocks replace the supplied top load spacer/factory shock combination with a 2.5" Diameter Fine Tuned Race Style Coil-over. Icon also has rear piggy-back shock absorbers in a 2.5" diameter for the Rough Country 6" lift. New items from Icon include their S2 Modular Performance Shock System which allows for a secondary shock to be added to your Icon suspension setup. One of the nice things about the S2 system is there is no welding required, it is completely bolt on, and will provide further dampening and doesn't require aftermarket lower control arms. They do offer lower control arm skid plates as well and not only do they provide protection for the stock LCAs, but they also serve as the mounting point for the secondary shock that would go with the S2 modular shock system. One of the things Icon advertises is that you can buy their secondary shock system in pieces as you can afford it because you don't have to get it all at once, so that is something to remember if this system interests you. Icon also now has a rear hydraulic air bump stop system to reduce rear-end “kick” and to provide increased bottom-out resistance over stock. This kit installs inside the coil, and the bumpstops are fully rebuildable with the ability to be tuned for a custom ride. They also provide no loss in wheel travel. Another item Icon has is aluminium front sway bar relocation blocks for just under $40.


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anyone know if he still owns Icon?
 

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The NEW Complete Lift Listing and Comparison, they're all here! UPDATED!

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I could not find the long travel on the sight. Descriptions are very light on everything in the FJC section.


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Earlier I read him saying that they are actually getting a redesigned webpage so a lot of the FJ stuff will only be updated then. If I recall correctly though, it should be up in the next week or two.
 

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I could not find the long travel on the sight. Descriptions are very light on everything in the FJC section.


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Earlier I read him saying that they are actually getting a redesigned webpage so a lot of the FJ stuff will only be updated then. If I recall correctly though, it should be up in the next week or two.
estatic707 is correct!

If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected] and I will answer any questions!

We also have 1, maybe 2 slots left on our Prototype Deal for our +2 Long Travel Prerunner kit!

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Just did a major overhaul to the thread! Now it is alphabetical!!!!!! :bigthumb: My bumper comparison thread was alphabetized like this so I've always wanted to reorganize this thread like that. I also added a couple of minor lift companies and I'm waiting for more info and pictures to appear on the BajaKits website before I add them. Looked at adding Lovells Suspension since some people back in the day ran it but nothing is on the market readily from them or on their website so I wont bother. Also looked at ADS Racing Shocks since people mentioned them but nothing is readily available from them online like Lovells and their website doesn't show much in the way of FJs I wont add them.

Hope you enjoy the new UPDATE like the title of the thread states and thanks for the support! :rocker:
 

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Added Ironman 4x4 Foam Cell Pro to the comparison. Nothing too detailed but sorry it took me so long to realize they existed! Haha. The Ironman 4x4 USA website says they're sold out so they must be pretty popular! Seems like those running them are pretty pleased with their performance. Especially @Vegas_Nick!
 

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Wow, what a great thread! I've spent about 3 months in trying to decide on the best lift setup for my 08 4x2. Looking at the 295/70R17, Nitto Trail Grapplers (as I believe thats the max size without a body chop) and Bilstein 5100s. I'm in South FL and very rarely offroad, but want I want to stray from doing a full spacer lift as I've read comments about noticing better handling going the suspension route. I have been avoiding posting as I have read so many threads about leveling a 4x2 but havent found one with all the details. I see comments about picking up used 4x4 coils but not sure how they compare to going the Bilstein 5100 route instead. I want to stay under $1K and would be grateful for constructive feedback or links to a thread where a 4x2 owner has leveled a 4x2 in that budget range with Bilsteins and same tires without a body chop. Thanks guys, this forum is so helpful and full of helpful info.
 

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Wow, what a great thread! I've spent about 3 months in trying to decide on the best lift setup for my 08 4x2. Looking at the 295/70R17, Nitto Trail Grapplers (as I believe thats the max size without a body chop) and Bilstein 5100s. I'm in South FL and very rarely offroad, but want I want to stray from doing a full spacer lift as I've read comments about noticing better handling going the suspension route. I have been avoiding posting as I have read so many threads about leveling a 4x2 but havent found one with all the details. I see comments about picking up used 4x4 coils but not sure how they compare to going the Bilstein 5100 route instead. I want to stay under $1K and would be grateful for constructive feedback or links to a thread where a 4x2 owner has leveled a 4x2 in that budget range with Bilsteins and same tires without a body chop. Thanks guys, this forum is so helpful and full of helpful info.
So if I understand you correctly you have a 4x2 that you want to add 295/70R17 tires to with Bilstein 5100s in the front and your ultimate goal is to have a leveled stance? So you're wondering whether to actually do the Bilsteins or to pick up factory 4x4 suspension? I would choose the Bilsteins. They have a bit of adjustability to help you achieve that leveled stance and if you got aftermarket lift coils and shocks for the rear then you coukd actually get a lift rather than only leveling the FJ.
 

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Yes, thanks for the quick reply! So I'd be in good shape with going front and back with used 4x4 coils with all Bilstein 5100s? I haven't had any luck finding a used set of coils yet and wonder what the shipping costs would be. I've read so much on the forum and this post was so informative. I'd live to see a rig with a similar setup and find someone wanting to sell their coils ;) Thanks
 

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Any information on the new Bilstein 8125 series that was introduced at SEMA this year?
 

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Just added BDS Suspension to the comparison. Back when I first was looking at lifts for my first FJ I went to a local 4x4 shop that specializes in building extreme rock buggies (Jimmy's 4x4) but will also do regular Jeep/Truck work. They pulled out their go-to book for lifts and the one in there offered for FJ Cruiser was BDS Suspension. It is a nice 3" spacer lift since it comes with aftermarket rear shocks and coils along with extended rear sway bar links.
 

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I'm in the market to get a 3" suspension kit and when I fist got my FJ I immediately fell in love with how it handles the pot holes and speed bumps on the road. With that being said I've been doing research on lift kits for what feels like forever.. I've read things all across the board on ride quality as well as various other topics. My specific question is will the camburg fox factory 2.5" kit satisfy my search for a smooth suspension kit similar to stock ride quality? I have a plan set up to get 285/75R16 tires with an expedition 1 kodiak front and the expedition one rear without the tire rack. I've heard that the bumpers will weigh the suspension and dampen it down. I used to drive a 2004 ford ranger with torsion bars so I've become very attached to the FJ's ability to smoothly attack road hazards. Again, I'm new and maybe this isn't the right thread for this question.:bigthumb:
 

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doing a 3" lift on my FJ. how mandatory is it that i add in some Upper Control Arms with the lift? anything else i may want to consider when lifting?
 

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doing a 3" lift on my FJ. how mandatory is it that i add in some Upper Control Arms with the lift? anything else i may want to consider when lifting?
aftermarket UCAs although not necessary sure help lots when doing a lift via camber, handling etc ...i would highly recommend doing them
 
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