Hey Delta, check out adventuredrivendesign.com they have a 2.5 inch for our gen3! I know what I'm getting for Christmas!Okay, after much deliberation(thanks for your advice) I have decided to go with this kit for my suspension -->
OME it is.
Rear (60033) shock, 2918 spring)
Front (90007) strut , 2914 - coil)
Please let me know your thoughts on this 1.
Close to 2 months since the last post. The new engine completed 6K miles and this time tried on a proper 4x4 Trail.
Joined a group of TJ's and 4Runner's. This was my first real experience taking it to 4LLC and moving from Auto to manual gearing. This helped a lot though 4LLC 1st gear needs some learning with the throttle. Was also able to to the salute and the ATC worked when I bumped the throttle a bit when only 2 wheels( 1 front and 1 rear) had traction.
It performed really well. However it was very clear that I need to get some a better clearance. I have Michelin LTX ~31"(P265/65R17) and there is a lot of traction so tire change is not happening now.
Another thing I realized was that the suspension needed to be improved so new Strut's ( they say the spring generally stay - I have a 2005 model). I'm trying to gain advice on the choices I have now:
Easy option 1. Coil Spacers and KYB Struts - Can we add coil spacers for a raise on a Gen 3? If yes, anyone here with experience?, then go with a 33" tire later
Option 2: 2" OME lift - I plan on adding armor and possible a bumper on the front. Does this system maintain it's life or does it start sagging?
Option 3: KYB struts with OME springs - Will the KYB struts be compatible with the change in travel the new springs bring?
Other options are also welcome. Kindly suggest.
What was the cost of your engine?