Thankssuprarx7nut - couple questions for you or anyone else:
1. If I abandon the concept of adjustable valves in lieu of a high quality suspension upgrade, which specific manufacturer's and set ups do you think will give me "buttery" ride quality, given my wheel preference/stubborn-ness?
2. It is possible to install Toyota OEM AHC in my 04" LC? Is that something best done at a dealer? Is it going to break the bank, or be less than a high quality (non-adjustable) after-market setup (Icon/Slee/etc.)
3. Is there anyone out there in ih8mud land who thinks in-vehicle electronic adjustment is an option/possibility for me?
1. Can't speak to any well enough to answer that. I think @hickuptruck gave some great anecdotes to this end, though.
2. Possible? Definitely. Practical? Not in the slightest. I wouldn't entertain the thought.
3. Check this out. Tein offers an electronically adaptive suspension on the 100. They're known for making "good" import suspension systems, but not super high-end. What they can offer, is a massive scale company that can afford to attempt electronic suspension in aftermarket applications where other companies can't.
I think you would need this: TEIN.co.jp/e: 4X4 DAMPER SPORT - PRODUCTS
TEIN.co.jp/e | COILOVER KIT & SPRING KIT SEARCH｜TOYOTA｜LAND CRUISER｜1998.01-2007.08｜4X4 DAMPER SPORT
COILOVER KIT & SPRING KIT SEARCH ｜TOYOTA｜LAND CRUISER｜1998.01-2007.08｜4X4 DAMPER SPORT
Total cost around $1,800 and you'd be a test subject. No guarantees on performance, but all the ingredients seem to be present. I would expect it to be a step down from AHC, but maybe a step up in comfort/performance mix from any other static option out there. And at $1800 it's cheaper than the top shelf static systems.