The web series we created called "Maui Off Road" where we build, test and ramble various 4x4's, ATV's, and motorcycles throughout Hawaii. This is Episode 1: Toyota FZJ80 LandCruiser - ARB/OME suspension installation



      two things you need to add:
       1) the only lube recommended for urethane bushings is silicone based only- do not use petroleum based lubricants to install the bushings.
      2) there is a very important (and very often overlooked) part of this lift, in the rear is a device called the "Load Sensing Proportioning Valve". it's the device located just in front of the spare with the brake lines going to it that has a lever that attaches to the rear axle. a) unhook it from the axle BEFORE dropping the axle down or damage may occur b)its setting MUST be re-adjusted after the lift in order to restore proper braking pressure to the rear brakes or you may end up with too little/too much brake force to the rear. there is a spec and procedure in the Toyota manual on how to do this. your Toyota dealer will have the proper pressure gauges to calibrate this (at least they should as it is a "required" tool by Toyota).
      other than that good video guys.

      about 8 days ago
    • Jaime Reyes
      Jaime Reyes

      Didnt need adjustable panhards?

      about 7 months ago
    • Jaime Reyes
      Jaime Reyes In reply to Jaime Reyes

      I just installed the OME 3" lift. My front axle looks fine but the rear is shifted a bit to the passenger side. I was worried I needed panhards but realized the passenger side is higher. I put the coils on the wrong side. Im gonna switch them and hopefully it levels out and shifts the axle a bit more centered.

      about 7 months ago
      FREEDOMEDIA In reply to Jaime Reyes

      Not with this minimal suspension height..but never hurts at 3" or more

      about 7 months ago
    • Jose Mauricio
      Jose Mauricio

      Where are you located i have my toyota land cruiser and i want to do on it the same job. Thanks

      about 9 months ago
      FREEDOMEDIA In reply to Jose Mauricio

      Oahu and Maui

      about 7 months ago
    • Jakobus Rante
      Jakobus Rante


      about 9 months ago
    • Rotary fever Linguistic beaver
      Rotary fever Linguistic beaver

      Best 4x4 ever concieved !!

      about 11 months ago
    • ariel marin
      ariel marin

      Question how much is the cost of the parts and labor?

      about 1 year ago
    • Azer Gurbanov
      Azer Gurbanov

      Thanks for a great video. Сould you please specify the codes of springs and shock absorbers for the +2 inches lift kit? I mean kit from Old Man Emu for land cruiser 105 / 80

      about 1 year ago
    • Derwin Villanueva
      Derwin Villanueva

      Great job on the vid and for sharing your know-how! Aloha!

      about 1 year ago
    • Bev

      How on earth did you guys get away with using the factory panard rods or as the Americans call it a track bar? I put a 4" lift in my 80 & had half a tyre poking out on 1 side of the vehicle.

      about 1 year ago
    • The Adventure of Maurice the Landy
      The Adventure of Maurice the Landy

      This is totally dope!!!!!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Benjamin Shannon
      Benjamin Shannon

      what about the steering damper?

      about 2 years ago
    • Fizul Hoosein
      Fizul Hoosein

      dam can you lift mine too

      about 2 years ago
    • Isais Lawrence
      Isais Lawrence

      How much did this cost?

      about 2 years ago
      FREEDOMEDIA In reply to Isais Lawrence

      Grand for the lift & 2 grand for the wheels/tires

      about 2 years ago
    • steve rodriguez
      steve rodriguez

      It just went from 12mpg to 8mpg

      about 2 years ago
      FREEDOMEDIA In reply to steve rodriguez

      More like 10mpg

      about 2 years ago
    • Larry Landry
      Larry Landry

      Nice 80, nice work.

      about 2 years ago
    • Mike Salmon
      Mike Salmon

      Y'all need someone to vid these so your vids are worthwhile. Cantseeshyt

      about 2 years ago
      FREEDOMEDIA In reply to Mike Salmon

      What do you suggest?

      about 2 years ago
    • Lone Wanderer
      Lone Wanderer

      For the Americans out there and anyone else thinking of getting Old man emu, it's overpriced for what it is and nothing special no different than other brands it just has the fancy name and ARB behind them which is another overrated brand.
      Get ICON suspension or FOX.

      about 2 years ago
    • Arlan T.
      Arlan T. In reply to Lone Wanderer

      ICON is like 50% more than OME

      about 2 years ago
    • Hail-Recoil

      question : Looking to purchase a fj80 soon, when putting that EMU on do those 35's rub at all? I've heared 35's can be too large sometimes for the FJ80's

      about 2 years ago
    • Hermes Garcia
      Hermes Garcia

      question. the 10mm ARB spring spacers are just for the front coils or also for the back?

      about 2 years ago
      FREEDOMEDIA In reply to Hermes Garcia

      +Hermes Garcia Just for the front to give it a bit more lift

      about 2 years ago
    • Gibbet Hoskins
      Gibbet Hoskins

      really well done video

      about 2 years ago
    • Mr Farhan
      Mr Farhan

      guitar riff copied from whole lottta love

      about 3 years ago
    • Gibbet Hoskins
      Gibbet Hoskins In reply to Mr Farhan

      drum fill too

      about 2 years ago
    • christian mamani
      christian mamani

      muy interesante gracias

      about 3 years ago

      so how did you get the 90 degree mark on the arms?  befoer or after spring replacement?  you should have added that...

      about 3 years ago
    • fredbrackely

      Real nice 80 series. The quick peek we got at the engine made it look like a complete rebuild.

      about 3 years ago
    • benjamin speelmeyer
      benjamin speelmeyer

      Didnt you have to adjust the Panhard rods to bring the body square to the wheels

      about 3 years ago
    • Pete Nikolakakis
      Pete Nikolakakis

      Love the build! Great video, but you make me nervous with no eye protection and chrome sockets on an impact gun.

      about 3 years ago
    • Trent .Innes
      Trent .Innes

      emoooo haha

      about 4 years ago

      Nice setup is that a 2.5" or 3" kit and did it come w/bushings. I'm in Guam bro Hafa Adai 671 planning either OME or Ironman w/foam cell shocks. Nice vid straight to the point.

      about 4 years ago

      Its the 2.5" with a 1/2" spacer up front. Rides incredibly smooth.

      about 4 years ago

      Looking to do the same to my FJ

      about 4 years ago
    • Stan C.
      Stan C.

      Great video. Fast and to the point. I'm having trouble finding a place to buy the 10mm isulator for the front springs. I put the lift on but I fill like I need a bit of leveling in the front. (FJ80). Do you suggest a place to buy online and should I consider going more than 10mm?

      about 4 years ago
      FREEDOMEDIA In reply to Stan C.

      We have an extra set of the yellow ARB 10mm spacers if you're interested? If so, email us:

      about 4 years ago