APACHE OFFROAD AX2 IFP STAGE 1 (0-1.5″) LIFT KIT | TOYOTA 4RUNNER 2003-2023, 07+ FJ Cruiser



SKU: AX2-S1-FJ-4R Category:



The Apache AX2 IFP Rebuildable Monotube’s were designed for superior performance in harsh offroad conditions and on road performance. The AX2 integrates premium design features into a cost efficient package. The AX2 Features a Monotube design, complete with an independent floating piston, and high nitrogen pressure to prevent shock cavitation.  Heat dissipation is a major factor in a shock absorbers ability to provide consistent dampening. High heat build up, can create a situation where the oil develops bubbles/foam thus not allowing the piston to provide proper dampening. By placing the oil under high pressure, and then separating the oil and gas by way of the IFP- we are able to create a shock absorber capable of preventing shock cavitation (shock fade) under high heat scenarios. Since a Monotube shock is a singular cylindrical tube, heat only has to transfer through one wall before dissipating to the outside air. A monotube also allows for a larger piston thus provides the user with more consistent and precise dampening. The AX2 has been developed to provide quality performance, reliability, and ride quality.

Stage 1 – Includes front struts, rear shocks, and a rear spacer. This kit will require you to reuse your factory front and rear springs. The front is adjustable from 0-1.5″. Rear Spacers are available in .5″ .75″ and 1″. This lift is short enough to not require the need for upper control arms or other components. Do not stack spacers on top of strut for more lift, small 1/4″ (.5″) lean spacers can be used to fix leans, as Toyotas tend to lean on the passenger side. 

  • If you have factory airbags, (SOME 4th gen limited (fairly rare)) you will also need our coil conversion kit and a set of stock height coils oem coils or oem replacement coils.
  • In the event that you want to purchase lift springs in the future, and obtain more height- you may do so without having to buy new shocks- see note under features section.



  • 3 Spring seat settings: OEM height (0″), +1″, and +1.5″
  • Direct Bolt on Installation
  • Nitrogen Charged Monotube Design
  • Internal Floating Piston- Separates the oil and nitrogen to prevent shock fade.
  • Fully rebuildable and revalveable
  • Linear Valving
  • Hardened Chrome Piston shaft- resists rock damage and corrosion
  • Precision Japanese CNC machined, High Flow Piston
  • Heavy Duty Ultra Low Friction Japanese 3 Stage Seal System
  • High Quality German Oil
  • Heavy Duty Lower Leg
  • Hardened Rubber Lower Bushing provides a long and quite life.
  • T6 6061 Aluminum Spring Seat
  • Heavy Duty Spring Seat Circlip
  • Heavy Duty 1/8″ (3mm) DOM wall thickness
  • Down travel Spacer (under top hat spacer shaft spacer/extender) to provide adequate down travel for lift heights of 3-3.5″- Eliminates the need to rebuy extended travel struts when making changes to taller lift heights. Ideal for those who change their lift height overtime. Works by extending the point at which the upper washer sits on the shaft, thus raising the mounting position of the top hat and increasing down travel. Use for lifts 3-3.5″
  • Works from 0-3.5″ of lift 
  • All new mounting hardware and bushings included
  • 2 Year Warranty

** Assembly Note** DO NOT USE AN IMPACT TO ASSEMBLE FRONT STRUTS. Please insure that you use an allen key to hold the shaft from spinning while you tighten down the top nut. Tighten until it stops, Torque the Lower Strut bolt, Lower control arm and UCA at ride height, with the weight of the vehicle on the wheels / on the ground.

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