Mike Atkinson, our shipping manager, bought this 2008 Toyota 4Runner in January this year. He wanted a vehicle he could use as a daily driver, off-road expeditions and trailering his competition rock crawler. When asked why he went with the V8 rather than the V6 he said, “ I like the feel of the V8 better and the gas mileage is only about 2 mpg less than the V6.”
The first of many planned modifications was a suspension lift. After consulting with TR of ARB Sales, Mike decided to go with Old Man Emu 2885 Coil Springs on Nitrocharger 90000 Shocks in the front and Old Man Emu 2896 Heavy Duty Coil Springs with 6004 Shocks in the rear. The heavy-duty springs were used in the rear because an ARB Roof Rack and Tent are planned for the future. Mike reports that the ride quality of his new OME suspension is noticeably better than factory.
Other future upgrades include: Front and Rear Bumpers, Rock Sliders, Doug Thorley Headers, and a snorkel, when and if one becomes available.
Click the video below to see a playlist of 3 video’s showing how to install this OME lift on Mike’s 2008 Toyota 4Runner. These instructions apply to 2003-2015 Toyota 4Runners, Surfs and SW4s.
Before and After Lift Measurements
Front Wheel Well: 32.5” Driver Door Handle: 41.5” Rear Wheel Well: 35.0”
Front Wheel Well: 36.0” Driver Door Handle: 45.0” Rear Wheel Well: 38.0”
TOTAL LIFT: Front 3.5” Handle 3.25” Rear 3.0”