Rough Country Suspension kit for 2007
Toyota FJ Cruiser
Suspension Kit includes:
Rough Country FJ Cruiser 3" Suspension Lift
- Fits 285/70 R17 tires with no rubbing or trimming of the
fender well (32.7 x 11.22 x 17)
- Runs factory wheels with 285/70 R17 tires.
- Easy Install - No strut compressor is required.
- Rear shocks manufactured with recoil cut-off construction.
FJ Cruiser 3” Front 2” Rear Leveling Kit - Pre Installation
Rough Country recommends a certified technician install this system.
In addition to the instructions provided by Rough Country, professional
knowledge of disassembly/reassembly procedures as well as post
installation checks must be known. Attempts to install this system
without this knowledge and expertise may jeopardize the integrity
and/or operating safety of the vehicle.
the instructions provided with your kit before beginning installation. Check the
kit hardware against the parts list on this page and the product
layout on the last page. Be sure you have all needed parts and know
where they go. Also please review the kit provided tools needed list and make sure
you have needed tools.
PRODUCT USE INFORMATION As a general rule, the taller a vehicle is,
the easier it will roll. Seat belts and shoulder harnesses should be
worn at all times. Avoid situations where a side rollover may occur.
Generally, braking performance and capability are decreased when
larger/heavier tires and wheels are used. Take this into
consideration while driving. Do not add, alter, or fabricate any
factory or after-market parts to increase vehicle height over the
intended height of the Rough Country product purchased. Mixing
component brands is not recommended.
Rough Country makes no claims regarding lifting devices and excludes
any and all implied claims. We will not be responsible for any
product that is altered.
If questions exist
Rough Country will be happy to answer any questions
concerning the design, function, and correct use of our products.
This suspension system was developed using a 285/70R-17 tire with
factory wheels. For aftermarket wheel and tire combinations consult
your tire and wheel specialist.
NOTICE TO DEALER AND VEHICLE OWNER
Any vehicle equipped with any Rough Country product should have a
“Warning to Driver” decal installed on the inside of the windshield
or on the vehicle’s dash. The decal should act as a constant
reminder for whoever is operating the vehicle of its unique handling
INSTALLING DEALER - it is your responsibility to install the warning
decal and forward these installation instructions on to the vehicle
owner for review. These instructions should be kept in the vehicle
for its service
|2-Front Strut Extensions
2-Rear Coil Springs
2-Rear Shocks Absorbers with Jounce Bumpers
2-Rear Shock Upper Mounting Hardware Bags
1-Kit Bag that includes
6-Star Lock Nuts
||12 mm Wrench
14 mm Socket
17 mm Socket
17 mm Wrench
19 mm Socket
19 mm Wrench
||Jack up the front of the vehicle and support the vehicle with
jack stands, so that the front wheels are off
||Remove the front tires/wheels. Using a 21mm deep well socket.
||Remove cotter pin from the outer tie rod end on the steering
linkage. Using 19mm socket remove the
nut. Using a hammer hit on the side of the cast knuckle to allow the
tie rod end to separate from the
knuckle. Remove the linkage from the knuckle. Push linkage forward
to make room for installation. Retain factory nut. See Figure 1.
||Using a 17mm wrench, remove the sway bar bolts, allowing the sway
bar to drop. Retain factory hardware.
See Figure 2.
||Using a 14mm socket, remove the strut
nuts on the upper strut tower that holds the assembly in place.
See Figure 3. One nut can be left on an upper stud to hold the strut
in place .
||Place jack stand under the knuckle for
support. Using 19 mm socket remove nut from the ball joint on
the upper control arm. Using a hammer hit the knuckle to allow the
ball joint to separate from the upper
control arm See Figure 4. Do not allow the knuckle to pull out far
enough that it pulls the CV shaft out of
||Using a 19mm socket and wrench, remove the strut bolt from the
lower control arm and remove the strut
assembly from the vehicle. Retain the factory lower hardware for
reassembly. Note the direction of the
bolt for reassembly. See Figure 5.
||Place star washer from kit bag on the top of the factory stud.
See Figure 6 and Figure 7.
||Place stud extension from kit bag on
the factory stud and tighten to 47ft. lbs. with a 16mm wrench. See
||Install the new strut extension, the
chamfer on the center hole goes down and sets on the plate. Align
the holes on the strut extension with the stud extenders and rest on
top of the strut plate. See Figure 8.
||Install the strut assembly into the
strut tower and start the three factory nuts. Using a 14mm wrench
torque to 47ft. lbs See Figure 9.
||Position the strut
assembly to reinstall the lower strut bolt in its original position
that it was removed. Using
original hardware and a 19mm socket torque to 100ft lbs.
||Using a floor jack, raise
the lower control arm and connect the upper ball joint on the upper
control arm to
the spindle. Using a original nut and a 19mm socket, torque to 40ft
||Reinstall the tie rod end
off steering linkage into knuckle using original factory nut. Using
a 19mm socket
torque nut to 65ft. Lbs. Install supplied new cotter pin
||Repeat steps 3-14 on
opposite side of vehicle.
||Using 17 mm wrench
reinstall sway bar links using factory hardware. Torque to 52 ft.
||Install the wheels /
tires. Torque to 85 ft. lbs. With vehicle on the ground, check the
clearance between the
tire and upper control arm to make sure the arm does not rub the
||Jack up the vehicle and
remove the jack stands. Lower the vehicle to the ground and re-check
all bolts, to
assure they are tight.
||This vehicle must have a
front-end alignment after installation of the suspension kit. The
vehicle will be
aligned to factory specs.
||Jack up the rear of the vehicle and support the vehicle with jack
stands, so that the rear tires are off the
||Remove the rear tires/wheels. Using a 21mm deep well socket.
||Using a 17mm socket and wrench remove the rear shocks. Retain the
lower shock hardware for reuse.
Figure 11 & 12
||Using a 17mm socket or wrench disconnect the sway bar links. See
||Using a 12mm wrench remove the bolt holding the brake line
bracket to the frame on the drivers side, and
the ABS wire on the passengers side.
||Lower the axle and remove the factory coil spring.
||7. Install new coil spring in the factory pocket, a coil spring
compressor may be needed to facilitate the install
of the coil. Turn the coil until the end of the wrap hits the stop
on the coil pocket. See Figure 14
||Repeat steps 3-7 on the opposite side.
||Using a 12mm wrench reinstall the brake line bracket on the
drivers side, and the ABS bracket on the passengers
||Using 17mm wrench reinstall sway bar links using factory
hardware. Torque to 52 ft. lbs.
||Using 17mm socket install new Rough Country shocks, using new
hardware for the top, and factory hardware
for the lower mount. Torque upper shock mount nut to 18 ft. lbs.
Lower shock bolt torque to 72 ft. lbs.
||Reinstall tire/wheels. Torque to 82 ft. lbs. Jack up the rear of
the vehicle and remove the jack stands.
||Check and recheck all fasteners for proper torque. Check to
ensure there is adequate clearance between
all rotating, mobile, fixed and heated members. Check clearance
between upper control arm and sidewall
of tire for proper clearance. Check steering for interference and
proper working order. Test brake system.
||Perform steering sweep. Cycle the steering from full turn to full
turn to check for clearance. Failure to perform
inspections may result in component failure.
||Re torque all fasteners after 500 miles. Visually inspect
components and re torque fasteners during routine
||Adjust headlights to proper settings given increased vehicle
It is the ultimate buyers responsibility to have all bolts/nuts
checked for tightness after the first 500 miles and
then every 1000 miles. Wheel alignment steering system, suspension
and driveline systems must be inspected
by a qualified professional mechanic at least every 3000 miles.
Installation Instructions for the 2007 FJ Cruiser Suspension
System provided by Rough Country Suspension System. For the
best in FJ Cruiser Suspension Systems as well as other 4x4 Products
Toll Free: 800-222-7023
Rough Country Suspension Systems
1400 Morgan Rd.
Dyersburg, TN 38024