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?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.
https://www.fbi.gov/losangeles/press-releases/2009/la022509ausa.htmIcon 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
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.
Where To Buy:
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We have our Chase Kit and +2 Long Travel Prerunner kit available for the FJ too!
Chase Kit - Our Boxed UCA paired with a King 2.5 Coilover.
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!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.
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.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.
aftermarket UCAs although not necessary sure help lots when doing a lift via camber, handling etc ...i would highly recommend doing themdoing 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?