OK I need some info from you guys. I will start off by saying I am an FJ Cruiser owner and active on FJ forums. I have found them to be very helpful with a vast amount of knowledge. I imagine the same thing could be said about this group.
I bought the FJ 2 years ago and got hooked on offroading. I go at least once a month and do some pretty difficult things. The ride quality of the FJ is far better than the jeep. My brother had a 4dr Rubicon (but never really wheeled it). However I am going off road enough to justify the harsher ride if if comes with benefits. The FJ is a great vehicle, however......
1) The FJ has a short wheel base and with the IFS it makes it very tippy in off camber situation. I have gotten my wife to go with me and we take our 2 small kids. It scares my wife to death when it feels we are going to tip over.
It is my belief that the longer wheel base and SFA will lessen this.
2) The FJ struggles to run 35" tires. Its just a lot of mass/inertia to put on a IFS. Also storing a 35" spare presents some challenges. I am running 295/75/16 Hankook MTs right now. I really like these, but have thoughts of going to 35s.
Here is where I would love to have some input from you guys.
Is the SFA Jeep more stable in off camber situations when compared to IFSs? Feedback from those who have wheeled both would be great.
What are the issues (necessary mods) that I would face trying to put 35s on the Jeep?