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Old 03-30-2012, 08:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thoughts on an old man emu lift for an FJ cruiser

I pretty much have a stock 2007 FJ and starting to build it up. I will mainly be on some sort of rough trail,tundra,or mud here in Alaska. Any one recommend something different.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Spend the money and get some decent coil overs. You will be ahead buy doing it once and having a better riding/performing suspension.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Spend the money and get some decent coil overs. You will be ahead buy doing it once and having a better riding/performing suspension.
Agreed. Old Man Emu is good but you'll eventually want something better. Once you put a bumper and winch on the front, it is nice being able to adjust the coil overs and level it back out.

I started with OME all around then upgraded to Icon up front with Total Chaos uppers. The difference was quite noticeable.
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If you have the $$$ go for Icon.

OME mediums work fine with most bumpers. If you carry a lot of weight go for heavies.
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I have the Icon setup and really like it. That said, I know a number of people with the OME setup that are happy as well. I think the OMEs have a harsher ride, the ICONs are more comfortable for daily use. That is my 2 cents.
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We do a ton of the Icon setups on the FJ whether it be just front coilovers or a full blown stage 6, each piece makes a big difference, but you cant go wrong with coilovers, rear coils and shocks for performance and ride quality they are second to none.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i have ome on my taco up front and icon shocks out back......icon is deff better if you have the money but dollar for dollar you cant beat OME....but the weight springs you need for your setup...mediums for a bumper and a skid plate or 2 or if you have bumpers,winch,accessories,full skids get the heavy set up...they last a long time dont sag and wont need a rebuild
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I have ARB bumper with winch and installed the OME heavies.
After two years and on/off road use no problems at all.
The ride is a little stiff, but I prefer it that way.
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I have a 2007 FJ with the 2" OME lift front and rear( went with heavy springs up front since I added a Warn Bumper and winch). Also put the Toytec 3/4" leveler up front and dropped the front diff 1".Tires are a BFG KM2 285/70R17 on stock rims. And have had no trouble with getting over or through anything, Northwest Wyoming isn't Alaska but has been through its share of water crossings over 24" and in some deep snow, also did well in Moab. And still work for a DD.
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