Best FJ Cruiser Lift Kit (Review & Buying Guide)

Best FJ Cruiser Lift Kit (Review & Buying Guide)

Best FJ Cruiser Lift Kit
Though the Toyota FJ Cruiser is no longer sold as a new vehicle, that won’t stop you from finding great used models out there. It’s a fantastic SUV, and can only get better by installing a lift kit.
Best FJ Cruiser Lift Kit
At Ultimate Rides, we’re considered experts when it comes to suspension. We can help you find the best FJ Cruiser lift kit for your vehicle through this guide.

Choosing the Best FJ Cruiser Lift Kit

Shopping for lift kits has become something of a complicated process. There are countless options available online, but the quality isn’t always there. Additionally, you have to be aware of compatibility issues, which can make it hard to find the right option. Ultimate Rides is here to assist you. It’s safe to say we know lift kits, and we’re happy to help you select the best FJ Cruiser lift kit.

Below you will find a list that features some of our favorite lift kit options for the FJ Cruiser. We’ll cover as many different models of the vehicle as we can. Just make sure you look out for compatibility to ensure it’s the right fit for your vehicle! We’ve included easy-to-find compatibility information under each item on our list. This should make it easy for you to determine if a given option works for you.

After our list, you’ll find our buying guide. There we offer some additional advice when it comes to installation, as well as shopping for lift kits that aren’t on today’s list. Stick around to learn more about lifting your SUV. Once you’re through, if you have any questions you can feel free to contact us. We’re happy to help over the phone or in person. Just reach out today for assistance!

1. Rough Country 3″ Lift Kit 76530RED with N3 Shocks (ASIN – B07HKP6D96)

Compatibility: 2007-2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2WD/4WD

Rough Country is one of our favorite manufacturers of lift kits at Ultimate Rides. Not only do they offer high-quality parts that function great on a vehicle, but they’re also usually pretty affordable for drivers. An option for the best FJ Cruiser lift kit we can recommend is this three-inch set that includes a set of N3 shocks. Like all of the other Rough Country products, this kit comes with a lifetime warranty to help reassure you of its quality. Additionally, you should find that this kit is able to maintain that same quality drive you had before as long as it’s installed properly. Plus, you’ll find a raise in the height of your FJ Cruiser of three inches, allowing for larger wheels and tires, and better off-road performance. What more can you ask for in a lift kit?

Rough Country 3″ Lift Kit for (07-14 FJ/ 03-09 4-Runner 4WD/2WD) – 76530RED

2. Supreme Suspensions 3″ Front 2″ Rear Leveling Lift Kit and Differential Drop Kit (ASIN – B00VKWX5C2)

Compatibility: 2007-2015 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4WD

Another of our favorite manufacturers is Supreme Suspensions, and they’ll pop up quite a bit on this list. First up, we want to share with you a leveling lift kit. If you notice a tilt towards either the front or read end of your SUV, a leveling lift kit can help you solve that. You’ve just got to find the right size for your issues. This kit will raise up the front by an extra inch, eliminating small differences between the front and rear end. As long as you own a 4WD drive model of the FJ Cruiser, and the height alignment matches up with your needs, this is a great pick as your lift kit. It offers high-quality parts that will last for a very long time to come, and you’ll even have access to an included differential drop kit!

Supreme Suspensions – Full Lift Kit for Toyota 4Runner and FJ Cruiser 4WD 3″ Front Lift Strut Spacers + 2″ Rear Lift Spring Spacers + Differential Drop Kit (Black)

3. Supreme Suspensions 3″ Full Lift Kit with Differential Drop Kit (ASIN – B00ISB8KDW)

Compatibility: 2007-2015 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2WD/4WD

If you were a fan of our last kit but don’t need a change between the front and rear end, check out this standard three-inch lift kit from Supreme Suspensions. It features many similarities, except it’s compatible with even more models of the FJ Cruiser as it isn’t specific to 4WD. Once again you’ll find a differential drop kit waiting for you, along with all the hardware you need to get these spacers installed. It will raise up the height of your SUV by three inches, allowing you to do all the great things lifted vehicles can do, such as install new wheels.

Supreme Suspensions – Full Lift Kit for Toyota 4Runner and FJ Cruiser 3″ Front Lift Strut Spacers + 3″ Rear Lift Spring Spacers + Differential Drop Kit 2WD 4WD

4. Rough Country 2″ Lift Kit 763ARED (ASIN – B079X4CZX8)

Compatibility: 2007-2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser 2WD/4WD

Next up, we’ve got another option for you from Rough Country. This time, it’s a two-inch lift, for those of you who want to keep things lowkey. However, it still has all the advantages of a Rough Country kit, including a lifetime warranty and relatively straightforward installation. While they’ll be out of sight most of the time so it usually won’t matter, the kit does sport a stylish red color for you to enjoy as well. It’s a basic yet highly effective kit, and will serve your SUV well.

Rough Country 2″ Lift Kit (fits) 2007-2014 FJ Cruiser | Suspension System | 763ARED

5. Supreme Suspensions 2.5″ Front 1.5″ Rear Leveling Lift Kit with Differential Drop Kit (ASIN – B00VKWWYXI)

Compatibility: 2007-2015 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4WD

Here we have another leveling lift kit from Supreme Suspensions, though this one offers 2.5 inches in the front and 1.5 in the rear. If you measure out the difference in height between the two and it’s a one-inch difference, this kit will work great. It will offer a lift in your vehicle that is noticeable but doesn’t go overboard, making it great for first-timers who want to try their hand at driving a lifted SUV. If the size is right, this could definitely be considered a contender for best FJ Cruiser lift kit out there.

Supreme Suspensions – Full Lift Kit for Toyota 4Runner and FJ Cruiser 2.5″ Front Lift Strut Spacers + 1.5″ Rear Lift Spring Spacers + Differential Drop Kit 2WD 4WD

6. Skull Off Road 3″ Front 2″ Rear Leveling Lift Kit with Differential Drop Kit (ASIN – B07K71G6RS)

Compatibility: 2003-2018 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4WD

Last but not least, we have a lift kit for you that comes from neither of the two manufacturers we’ve shared so far. This kit from Skull Off Road is made from aircraft-grade billet aluminum, and is once again a leveling lift kit with a one-inch difference. It includes a set of front and rear spacers, as well as all the hardware you’ll need to get them installed. The end result of this lift kit will be great, and the biggest benefit is that it fits on just about any 4WD model of the vehicle.

SKULL OFF ROAD Leveling Lift Kit – 3″ Front 2″ Rear with Differential Drop for 2003~2018 4Runner / Fj Cruiser 2003-2018 (4Runner 03~18)

Best FJ Cruiser Lift Kit
A quality lift kit will allow you to install larger wheels and tires onto your SUV. We can take care of installation right here at Ultimate Rides if you’re looking for professional assistance.
Best FJ Cruiser Lift Kit
We offer a wide range of custom modifications, including a performance chip for your engine. With one installed, you’ll have even more control over your FJ Cruiser’s performance.

Best FJ Cruiser Lift Kit Buying Guide

Did you find a lift kit that suits your FJ Cruiser? We hope so, but if not you shouldn’t give up yet. There are plenty more options out there, and you can use the information in our buying guide to help you find the right kit. Below you’ll find our factors of focus, where we’ll explain the most important elements to look for in a lift kit. After that, we’ll tell you more about the installation process, and why we recommend opting for professional help. Finally, we’ll give you some details about Ultimate Rides!

Factors of Focus

The most important thing you want to look for when shopping for the best FJ Cruiser lift kit is compatibility with your model. Lift kits are often specific to a certain set of model years and configurations. Depending on your specific FJ Cruiser, you’ll have to look for a kit that fits. Once you’ve found some options that will work for you, start thinking about how high you want to go. Do you need a leveling lift kit that offers a different height in the front than the back? Or are you looking for an option that provides an even lift? There are tons of kits out there, and it’s all just about finding the one that suits your needs.

Lastly, you’ll want to consider the quality of the kit and the parts that make it up. Take a look at the product description and customer reviews. You’ll find plenty of useful information, such as the material that the parts are made from. Use this to determine if the kit really is up to your standards of quality.

Lift Kit Installation for the FJ Cruiser

Attempting to install a lift kit at home, especially if you’re not experienced with SUV mechanics, can be quite a job. Depending on the specific kit, you may need special tools. For all options, you’re going to need a lot of knowledge if you want it installed without trouble. Take a look at video tutorials online to get a sense of the process. We recommend going to a professional for installation unless you’re very confident in your ability to get it done.

Final Thoughts

Ultimate Rides offers installation for lift kits and much more. We even sell custom vehicles and deliver them to customers all across the United States. Take a look at what we have to offer! If you’re interested in one of our vehicles, have questions, or want to learn about our lift kit installation, give us a call at 815-634-3900. We’re located at 38 W. Division St., Coal City, IL 60416 if you’d like to come and visit!

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 — Nick and Alex Bulanda, Founders of Ultimate Rides