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Old 02-24-2012, 01:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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did some work on a friends lx450, he brought it over bone stock.

rear- 4" HD slee coils with bilstein remote res 2.0's, extended sway bar links, 4" panhard raise at the axle, 5.29 with factory e-locker

front- 4" lift with custom 3 link, 2.5 remote res fox coilovers, raised panhard at axle, relocated frame panhard mount to behind the sector shaft to make room for hellfire fabworks high steer HD knuckles and arms, 5.29's with factory e-locker. front axle pushed forward 1.5"
all heims, panhard brackets, link mounts and tabs are from ruffstuff. i'm a ruffstuff dealer because i fully believe in their parts and their awesome customer service. their prices are pretty good too, pm me for a quote!

4x4labs rear swing out bumper. sliders and front bumper are from Bump it Offraod. sitting on 37's with 6" uptravel and 6" down. this thing rides like a caddy and is fun to drive. i want one now.
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i've been told that hellfire fabworks knuckles wont work on fj80's due to panhard clearance issues. with a 4" or more lift, the panhard SHOULD be raised, and raising it at the axle will create bumpsteer with factory steering, so with highsteer it works out perfect, just the way it should be.

panhard relocation was by far the easiest part of this build. a lot of fj80 guys are happy with factory front suspsension and steering, mostly because it works for them and they haven't driven this rig to know what they are missing.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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lighting sucks with some of these pics, i'll try to get some better shots later.
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Sweet Lexus! Nice to see a "lux brand" expedition rig. I won't be surprised if people attach your rear panhard mount a little... Since it isn't real pretty. But as long as it is sturdy!

I wish I had 6" of uptravel! That must take bumps great at speed.
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Badass Billy! Let's see some pics of the upper coilover mounts, I'm curious how you did them.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Badass Billy! Let's see some pics of the upper coilover mounts, I'm curious how you did them.
thanks. i forgot to get pics of the shock towers and the cross bar. the tower on the passenger side was right where the old air box was, so it was kicked to the curb and replaced with a k&n style filter. the drivers side needed some brake lines pushed out of the way, but it all fit in there fine.
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Have had an 80/450 itch to scratch and this is a perfect example of my intentions. Builds like this keep my nose in the classifieds, looking for a deprived soccer mom's leftovers, where I shouldn't be. Thanks. Haha.

Nice work, no doubt.

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Old 02-28-2012, 07:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Looking good as always billy I got a buddy up here wanting to do this to his 80 now.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:25 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Just for shits and giggles(i assume ur just jokin abt gettin a non hardcore rig), but Id sell u mine if ur serious? Im not askin the bloated, overinflated ih8mud, gold plated price either im getting back into motorcycles after 12 years of this $$ hobby

mines in the classifieds on mud w pics...dont look at the price, we can work on that, u might even have stuff to trade?
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I should raise my rear panhard like u did. I only have slees 4" kit and i dont ever feel the swing/arch of it when it compresses, but ive got room/clearance to make it totally flat at ride height.

Nice work btw! I like the front bumper too, most of the tube bumpers ive seen on 80s look like ass, imo.
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does this mean you have high steer knuckles ready to go ?
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:22 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I really like the mods done to the front end, a lot. Can you give some feedback though as to how it handles on road? As well as how it handles at speed off road compared to the stock radius arm set up?
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I should raise my rear panhard like u did. I only have slees 4" kit and i dont ever feel the swing/arch of it when it compresses, but ive got room/clearance to make it totally flat at ride height.

Nice work btw! I like the front bumper too, most of the tube bumpers ive seen on 80s look like ass, imo.
i'd take your rig but all i have these days are a motorhome and an f250. no money to spend on other rigs at he moment. but thanks!
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does this mean you have high steer knuckles ready to go ?
these were made first batch, and machined for abs per this rig 2 months ago.

you will be getting some shipped within 10 days though!

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I really like the mods done to the front end, a lot. Can you give some feedback though as to how it handles on road? As well as how it handles at speed off road compared to the stock radius arm set up?
these are sold as off road only parts, so i cant tell you how good they work, or how good they should work on the highway. jeff and his wife (who is cute btw) love to drive this. they both say that it handles better than their fj100.

i'll take their word for it since i have road tested it myself to break in the gears. it was the road test along with the back yard test that made me want one for myself. it will happen some day. but not until gas prices come back down.
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i'd take your rig but all i have these days are a motorhome and an f250. no money to spend on other rigs at he moment. but thanks!
these were made first batch, and machined for abs per this rig 2 months ago.

you will be getting some shipped within 10 days though!



these are sold as off road only parts, so i cant tell you how good they work, or how good they should work on the highway. jeff and his wife (who is cute btw) love to drive this. they both say that it handles better than their fj100.

i'll take their word for it since i have road tested it myself to break in the gears. it was the road test along with the back yard test that made me want one for myself. it will happen some day. but not until gas prices come back down.


i also would love one when gas prices come down.. and when i have alot more money than i do now..

ive been looking at one for an expo/easy trail/DD/occasional tow rig (10 miles once a week)

and sweet im glad the new batch is coming along!

hopefully everyone realizes how bad ass these are and how bad they need them !
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Im stoked this build popped up! Im looking for a rig right now! I was wondering if your knuckles would work in this app. Ive been beatin the pooh out of billys parts and i absolutely love my fj-80 front end.

Hay boogerweldz, can u send me the link to your rig? Thanks
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Love it, especially the murdered out look too.

If it's going to see some hard wheeling action in rocky areas, a front diff protector might be a worthwhile investment (I could be wrong, but that looks like the stock front diff cover).
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Love it, especially the murdered out look too.

If it's going to see some hard wheeling action in rocky areas, a front diff protector might be a worthwhile investment (I could be wrong, but that looks like the stock front diff cover).
that pic was before the diff armor was installed. it's been on some trails and kicking some ass while providing luxury to the occupants.

thanks for all the kind words guys.
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