Well I used to have a 2000 TRD Taco that was pretty nicely built up and traded for a 2007 FJ Cruiser in April 07, built it up nicely and started out on the trails. Well it started with on CV boot busting on the trail, no big deal, my fault probably is what I said to myself, then just driving in Colorado Springs I busted two more within a few months time frame. Along with fender bulging starting to show on the FJ I was getting a little upset. Now I did have this setup:
OME Heavies up front with OME matching struts for the springs and a 1" diff drop.
Rear Toytec custom springs with matchin OME shocks.
All Pro Off Road front and rear bumpers.
Powerair tank 10lbs
295/75/17 Nitto TG's with Moto Metal 17x9 wheels.
The Old Anti-Bling
My CV's were not stressed out, this is my conclucsion, Toyota's chief mechanics, and a local off road shop's opinion too.
Well now I sold the FJ and purchased an 04 Taco TRD Dbl Cab. Within the first week I had my lift (3rd one purschased from these guys) from Toytec at my house.
OME heavies with Bilstein adjustable 0-2.5" set at 0"
AAL with Bilsteins
1" diff drop
Now all I have to get are bumpers, sliders, etc, etc...
See you guys on the trails, just let me know when.