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Baja Build help (FNG)

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by bajaproject, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. Mar 10, 2016 at 5:17 PM
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    bajaproject

    bajaproject [OP] New Member

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    Hello everyone. Im looking to start a project on my 2015 SR5 4x4.
    I am hoping to get some help / advise on a suspension lift and front / rear bumper.

    I was looking into a few Toytec options, and was curious about the benefits of going with
    the: Old Man EMU 2.5 - 3'' lift V.S. the simple: 3" lift with Bilstein 5100 front coil overs? Will the 3" lift increase body roll?

    (Old Man)
    http://toyteclifts.3dcartstores.com...For-10-FJ-Cruiser-4Runner-W-BP-51_p_1424.html

    (Bilstein)
    http://toyteclifts.3dcartstores.com/3-Lift-W-Bilstein-5100-Front-Coilovers-FJ4RunnerGX_p_365.html

    I also plan on adding both front and rear bumpers, relentless shrockworks, or something similar at a latter date, so weight will be added....

    Can anyone shed some light on what a decent set up would be?

    My goal is to take the truck on a few long trips into baja this summer, and would like to have a good set up to play around in the hills and some mild / moderate off road driving up in northern California where I live.

    Mainly the truck is a daily driver, so I want to keep it simple, but capable if that makes sense.

    Thanks! and I know I probably sound like a kook, I take criticism well so shoot!
    :crapstorm:
     
  2. Mar 11, 2016 at 6:46 AM
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    With what you plan to add on to your 4runner. I suggest doing coilovers from Fox/King/Icon. You will have far more adjustment possibilities as well as being able to swap springs if your front end weight becomes really heavy and sags.

    I also suggest Metal Tech rear springs as i've had the toytec and absolutely hated them.

    my $0.02

    Where in Northern California are you? Im in Vacaville.
     
  3. Mar 12, 2016 at 2:59 PM
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    If you're doing desert runs, go with Fox or Kings like he said.

    What's the budget?
     
  4. Mar 12, 2016 at 3:09 PM
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  5. Mar 12, 2016 at 4:27 PM
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    Thanks for the info. Im down in Pacifica a few miles south of SF.
     
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    Budget for the suspension is around 2K. Maybe more. One of the reasons I want to upgrade the stock suspension is to help mellow out the body roll.

    What do you guys think about the Bilstein 6112's or 5100's ?
     
  7. Mar 12, 2016 at 4:31 PM
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    With ur budget I would skip them. Bilisteins can, and do leak.
     
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  8. Mar 12, 2016 at 4:34 PM
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    also not rebuildable. With your type of wheeling you want to do that should be a big factor for you.
     
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  9. Mar 12, 2016 at 4:56 PM
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    Ahh ok. I did see "lifetime warranty" on the Bilsteins. But if they leak that frequently i'm sure it would be a pain in the ass to deal with.
    I will probably go with the stage one Icon set up, and maybe opt for a set of UCA's from a cheaper company.
    Thanks for the info guys!
     
  10. Mar 12, 2016 at 5:14 PM
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    Go with some TC
     
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