Vehicle Modifications

Flurven

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Hello. My wife and I live in Ecuador and are planning to drive into Northern Peru for a few weeks this summer. We have a mostly stock '95 FZJ73 and plan on upgrading the existing auxiliary lights, adding a winch to the aftermarket bumper, and adding gas storage. Does anyone have any recommendations for the suspension? We're not going to be carrying a ton of weight. The suspension is meant for 4x4 driving (read- a rough ride). Is there a mod that will improve the ride on rough roads? Thanks.
 

CARiD

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Land Cruiser 73 actually has pretty good stock suspension so if you are not going to install oversized tires it should be fine. If you are looking for a lift kit it depends on what are you going to do with the vehicle, this article will give you a lot of interesting information: Body Lifts & Suspension Lifts From 2 to 10 Inches | What are my Lift Kit Choices? If you simply need bigger wheels, 2-3" body lift would be just fine, however if you opt to a complete suspension lift kit with new shocks and longer control arms you will get a much better articulation and wheel travel. King, Bilstein 5100 shocks or Fox shocks will work, but they are not as affordable as the body lift kit.