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FJ/Bilstien 5100 Setup Question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 4RunningNashville, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Sep 6, 2017 at 6:26 AM

    4RunningNashville [OP] New Member

    Aug 29, 2017
    First Name:
    2007 SR5 RWD V6 4.0L
    AVS Window Visors, Custom Badged, Resurface Center Dash Paint, Constant Powered 12v Adapter (Front & Rear) / Independant Fog Light Mod / COMING SOON - 265/70R17 Nitto Terra Grappler G2 / Bilstein 5100 / OME 883 Front / 895E Rear
    I have read hours of details trying to get the best info on the best Leveling/Lift setup I can.

    First, thank you all who have providing such great info on the subject.

    My question is regarding the FJ Coils and Bilstien setup on a 4th Gen SR5 2WD does it matter if the coils/springs came off a FJC or can you purchase the Moog replacement coils/springs from Advanced Auto or some other retailer? I can't think of why (other than cost) this would make a difference?

    Also, can a 2WD use the FJ or 4Runner "4x4" coils/springs for a longer spring? (3/4")

    Any and all input is welcome! Thank you all in advance....

    Here is a great compiled spec of springs/coils found on another forum site...

    FJ - 4Runner Coils Specs.jpg
  2. Sep 24, 2017 at 2:19 PM

    MasterSyneca New Member

    Dec 2, 2016
    First Name:
    1997 Green 4runner
    3 inch lift, 33 inch tires, and lots of DAY stuff cause I'm cheap.
    On my 4th gen I used a set of 5th gen front struts to level out the sag, it's a V8. Then I neglected to install the rears because it sat perfectly level and I was pleased.

    I also have a 3rd gen that's on the old 4th gen springs on a 03 tundra 5100 shocks. On the rear and I have 04 FJ springs and shocks, and since I had the 5th gen springs left over I compared them to the FJ springs and the FJ springs were larger so I left them in my 3rd gen.

    I do know for a fact that the FJ and the 5th gen 4runner springs are interchangeable on the 4th gen. I just kept it like it was because I got the look I wanted.
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