Metal Tech FJ Cruiser/4Runner Offset Rear Lower Links
When Metal Tech 4x4 designed their rear long travel suspension system for the FJ Cruiser/4Runner, we quickly realized a flaw in the Toyota suspension links' design. With the increased suspension travel the links contact the axle housing not allowing for full freedom of movement for the axle. By doing an offset notch we simply moved the bushing to sit higher on the link tube which in turn provides greater clearance between the axle housing and the link. Our offset lower links will not bind a full articulation and vertical travel when used with our rear long travel system and other 2" lifts. Also, another benefit to the offset links is a smooth sliding transition when rubbing up against an obstacle. Links with a standard notch have an uneven sliding surface which can cause damage to the axle mount, while the offset notch allows the link to sit lower allowing full protection against rock, trees, and other objects.
- 2007-2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser
- 2003-2019 Toyota 4Runner
Top Lower Link
Posted by Steve Hope on Nov 18th 2017
These Metal Tech lower rear links are at least 2 times the weight of the factory non-adjustable, non-lubeable links. The fit was straight forward and simple. I unscrewed the Johny Joint and used anti-seize compound on the threads. I had a couple of Jeep-Heads look at them and they both said "Jeez, they are huge" .Hoping they live up to the ratings. I have heard from a few FJ owners in my group who have had these threads seize and gall the threads, especially with Icon brand but I think that is because of lack of maintenance and not using anti-seize on the threads. These babies look solid, I pity the poor rock that tries to wreck them!!!
Posted by Mike M. on Jul 7th 2017
They look vary beefy next to stock and a must on lifted rigs. The ride is so nice vs the stock that was binding up!!!
Beefy & Bombproof
Posted by Chris J. on Jun 15th 2017
I got these new Lower Links last weekend (6/9/17) and put them on over the weekend. I have an ICON stage two suspension with the extended travel 2.5s and Overland Springs. I replaced the OEM links with these adjustable lowers and the difference in ride is huge! Now that I have the proper geometry in the rear, I get a much more supple ride over bumps and the rear isn't bouncing all over the place. Installing them was a breeze and I love that I can maintain the bushing and johnny joints. I don't trust a joint I can't grease! Much more piece of mind now crawling over the rocks. Thanks Metal Tech!
Posted by Keith on Jun 7th 2017
Ordered the rear lower arms for my 4Runner and was shocked how large/stout these are. They could likely support the weight of the entire truck. No worries on the trail with these installed.
Posted by Mike T. on Mar 30th 2017
Very stout links. Easy to install and love how they look on the truck.
Posted by TerryQuova on Mar 30th 2017
Love these things! Best part I ever bought for my truck. Thank you Metal-tech 4x4