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Old 08-18-2011, 03:18 PM   #1
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Gabex35's Cavalry Blue Build

So I've been contemplating making a build thread for sometime...Mostly to keep track of things i've done and plan to do.

Not so old ride: 2010 Toyota Tacoma Off-Road Access Cab 4x4 6-Speed Manual
Mods: Color matched front Sport grill
Bilstein 5100's with OME 885 coils and 1/2" spacer ~ achieved 3" of lift
AFE ProDry drop in air filter
UDR Short Shifter
And probably some other stuff i can't remember.




The new ride : 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4x4 Automatic

The day I brought it home



Putting the ICON Stage 1 through its paces @ Ocotillo Wells



Installed the TT hood decal at FineLine Grafix in Santee, Ca.
285/75/16 BFG KM2's L/R E
16x8 Method Race Wheels



Pine Valley solo run (more to come)


AllCall 2011






Added gusseted spindles (All-Pro)


Out with the ICON's


In with the Kings








MODS:

INTERIOR

LED interior Lights
Ellis Precision TT Transmission and Transfer Case Knobs
Cobra 75wxst CB
35% Tint front two Windows
Modded stock intake
Tuffy Security console insert

EXTERIOR

ICON Stage 1 (Removed 2/2012)
-ICON 2.5" extended travel C/O
-ICON Superflex rear springs
-ICON Monotube rear shocks (will be replaced in the future)
KING OEM Performance Series 2.5" front and rear shocks with Compression Adjusters
Total Chaos UCA's
BFG KM2 - 285/75/16
16x8 Method Race Wheels
3' Firefly CB Antenna mounted to Bandi mount
Rear DIFF and E-locker Scuba Mod
AllPro Sliders Line-X'd
Black Tundra Door Handles
Plasti dipped silver trip all around
TT hood vinyl
OEM tow hitch & harness
LineX'd Roof
Safari Snorkel

Future "WANTS"


Expedition 1 rear bumper with tire carrier
Gobi Stealth roof rack
Springtail HD rear door and side racks
Upgraded sound system
Full BudBuilt or Ricochet under armor
Husky Liner floor liners
Wet Okole seat covers

VIDEOS

http://youtu.be/ao9SBXz-NrA

http://youtu.be/bvtJqjWu9XQ
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:52 PM   #3
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:22 AM   #5
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just ordered them yesterday. 2-3 week turnaround
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:24 PM   #6
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just ordered them yesterday. 2-3 week turnaround
Nice, they seem to get rave reviews...think I'm going a different route, but might use the compression adjustable in the back.
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:05 AM   #7
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Nice FJ! Curious why the switch from Icon's to Kings?
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:28 AM   #8
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I didn't care for the digressive valving of the ICONs. They were nice at speed off road but were a little too stiff on the road or slower crawling.

The kings I've ridden on were like butter everywhere
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:42 PM   #9
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Good to know! Have you been in one with Fox's? I'm digging the FJ's and am thinking about trading!
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:34 PM   #10
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No, I've never ridden in a vehicle with foxes but did do some research on King internals and found that Fox was very similar in build quality.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:49 PM   #11
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Nice build! Like the color scheme with the black/blue ( especially the roof ) looks sick!
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:25 AM   #13
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Good to know! Have you been in one with Fox's? I'm digging the FJ's and am thinking about trading!
I've been in both but the King's Gabe is getting have the compression adjusters which have been getting rave reviews. Stock valve Kings felt stiffer than the foxes, but their are variables spring weight, armor...blah.

Either way you go re-valve is cheap and can really transform them. Rear foxes felt way to stiff, free re-valve where I bought them, been perfecto ever since.

So Gabe...how long is the wait for your order?
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:35 AM   #14
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King offers one free re-valve also.

It feels like forever, i ordered them Monday the 5th and was told that it would take about 2 to 2.5 weeks. I ordered mine with the overlap spacer shortened by 1/4" for front coil overs (extended travel) and had the rear 2" overlap spacer removed to compensate for my Icon rear coils.
I will probably give them a call Monday to see whats up.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:44 AM   #15
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What's the overlap spacer? Well shouldn't be to long then...hope.

I'm waiting for third members right now...finally re-gearing and the new bushing for my diff vibes.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:04 PM   #17
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Ah...good find on that pic. Only really seen the stuff on offroad engineering where's they compare king and fox internals.
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looks great gabe!
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:13 PM   #20
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Should have left them in the box, would have been easier to ship to me.
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