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Unread 05-06-2008, 05:31 AM   #1
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Default Front FJCruiser springs installed!

I finally installed my FJC front springs in my T4R. My initial impressions are It leveled the T4R somewhat, it now rides better (if that’s possible). It feels better during cornering & braking and overall I love it!

To remind everyone: My goal was to get rid of the nose down look without doing an overall lift. I was seeking a minor front-end leveling. I found the springs on Ebay, $55 to the door, that included the rear springs which I have chosen not to use.

Measuring from the top of the tire to the wheel opening increased by 3/4” plus or minus. Doesn’t sound like much but it’s exactly the look and ride I was seeking.

Mission accomplished (cheaply)!

Awesome spring post: http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1678





EDIT: I finally installed the rear springs: http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showt...6134#post46134
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Unread 05-06-2008, 05:05 PM   #2
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Ill say it first, lets see some pics
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Unread 05-06-2008, 06:43 PM   #3
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x2 Lets see some pics!
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It's always nice when a plan comes together.
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Ill say it first, lets see some pics
Not the best but you'll get the idea... 2 without the FJC springs followed by 2 with.

Even with the bike blocking the T4R you can really get a sense of the 'nosedown' OEM setup.


With FJC springs: Between then and now AirLift 1000 installed too. Maintaining the min pressure of 5psi seems to raise the rear a bit.

In all fairness: The driveway has a slight upslope and as the T4R comes to rest on the p-brake the nose comes up a whisker.
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Unread 05-07-2008, 09:29 AM   #6
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Looks good, love the color!
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Unread 05-09-2008, 06:39 PM   #7
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That color would look sic with blackout windows.
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Nice job!!! What about some new tires and possibly wheels?
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Unread 05-10-2008, 02:06 PM   #9
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Nice job!!! What about some new tires and possibly wheels?
I like it mild and don't want to give up too much in gas mpg. I am considering some stock 17" FJ rims to get a better stance and some 255/75's. I haven't ruled out 235/80's either. I'm going for no hydroplane and easy rollin' (MPG) in the 31.5-32" outside diameter range. I know it's not everybody's ideal setup but it's what I want...
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Would adding the rear coils give a lift at all?

Does this only work on 4th Gen? I have a 3rd Gen 4runner and an 08 FJC that is going back to the bank soon.
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The 3rd Gen uses different coils than the 4th Gen, so no go.
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