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My rear shocks are 20mm longer closed so bump stops needed to be spaced down, though id give the timbrens a shot and after a drive down the beach yesterday, can say money well spent. Will definetly be getting them for the front aswell.
 
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Anyone here had brackets made to space the rear shocks, not the pin extnsion type but something to bolt in and out of the rear mount, want to run around another 20mm lift with out sacrificing droop.
 
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So people ive narrowed my uca options down to the two.

Superior engineering (these are for hilux, i eamailed superior and they are still finishing the r&d for the prado/fj arms)
Superior Billet Alloy Upper Control Arms Suitable For Toyota Hilux | Superior Engineering

PSR
Toyota Prado 120-150 / FJ Adjustable Upper Control Arms - PSRPRA-012

Superior have been in the game a long time and are a major company here in aus, psr are only a few years old but quocky becoming popular

Psr arms would im guessing be stronger but i cant see anything about greasable bushes or ball joint, the psr also has an extendes ball joint which im not sure is needed on an after market arm unless running a 4+ inch or long trave set up.

Opinions please?
 

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My 2 cents...you won't enjoy retorquing those adjuster nuts on either of these options on a regular maintenance schedule.
 
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I dont think they will be as bad as it looks, theycboth have lock nuts and pinch bolts but i do understand what your saying
 
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FJ Cruiser Transmission Cooler Kit this should be here in a couple of weeks, plans will be to eventually by pass the factory in built cooler altogether and run this with a derale heatsink cooler aswell to make sure trans cooling is taken care of even in extreme conditions.

Should have the valve body upgraded in a few months to. I feel these two mods should prevent the transmission shudder from developing
 
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Alloy rack is on. Not the most accurate fit as i think the platform is for a 150 prado and this company just changed the mounts to fit the fj.

Will definetly be the last rack i instalinstall ny self as it was a night mare and close to 7 hours work

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Haha no moved my hand too soon for second photo. 7 hours due to factory bolts rounding out so one we chilsed grooves into, to bang a big flathead in and uncrew it, the other was not coming out at all, needed to be drilled out and had to pull front of roof lining off. To get the threaded bracket out. The locktite was definetly working
 

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I lost one of the nutsert-clippy things inside the headliner once. Luckily it was one of the rear mounts. Still have to empty the entire cargo area and start with the floor, to work your way up to the headliner. Not fun at all.
 
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So looks like heavy duty nomad valve body will be the next big item going in, this is one im quite excited about. The upgrade allows more pressure on the clutch packs in every gear, more flow through the coolers and supposedly around 10% increase i engine breaking, also down the track once paired with their torque converter lock up kit will allow me to manually lock and unlock the converter in every gear, this will be mostvuseful for me in steep ofroad decents as i will have 100% engine breaking.

Will post updates as they come
 
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Ok so contacted a toyota specialist here who does quite a lot of aftermarket gear.

He did not recommend the valvebody upgrade unless running boost as it will feel like the car is being bogged down.

Reviews on line are most very happy people so im a bit conflicted on whether to get it done or not.

Whatvi will be getting him to do is fit some high clearance cv boots to help with the lift and droop im going to be running.
 

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I haven't updated my A750 thread, but from talking to lots of folks about my slippage & gear change issues, new valve bodies don't necessarily fix it. I will update that thread for consistency, but the latest advice I've been given is to swap the fluid and then add 1/2 bottle of GM limited slip diff fluid (which amounts to about 4 ounces.
 
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