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Old 08-07-2013, 09:42 PM   #1
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Talking My First Build: 2007 FJ Cruiser 4x4 6-Speed Locked and Loaded

Hey guys, well I got rid od my 2005 Tacoma due to a number of issues that I ran into at 200K miles. I will my miss my baby!



BUTTTT picked up a 2007 FJ Cruiser 6-speed manual v6 all time 4x4, locked, atrac, etc. Here she is the day I brought her home. She came with a spacer lift front and rear and 285 Toyo Ats w/ Ultra Motorsport Maverick Wheels



Not too long after I got her, I got hooked up with some Trail Gear bumpers (front/rear) along with some rock sliders BRAND NEW!




I actually bought the low profile bumper as well and decided to install that one instead!



Not too long after that, I decided to black out the front and rear silver pieces along with the mirrors.





More pics tomorrow of the rear bumper install! Sorry my build thread is lame I know. I will be ordering a 3" lift kit next week to help with the bumper sag I got going on! So far, I love the FJ. But I also love the Tacoma. I think the tacoma is of higher quality than the FJ but the FJ can out-wheel the Taco any day. Sorry guys! I still have old besty, the Tacoma PreRunner (black one in sig pic!)
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very nice jay

SO i am guessing the locked means front and back???
I know its nothing like your rig but its a start! I think Im gonna get the Icon stage 1 kit this week. Im too ashamed to put my other truck up lol
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I know its nothing like your rig but its a start! I think Im gonna get the Icon stage 1 kit this week. Im too ashamed to put my other truck up lol
should look good mang. That 6 speed is strong then the trucks 6 speed.
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should look good mang. That 6 speed is strong then the trucks 6 speed.
No way really? Im stressin because over on the FJ cruiser forums, the 2007s had a issue with the rear diff/locker failing and going kaboom! I read about it on TTORA as well. Eeek!
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No way really? Im stressin because over on the FJ cruiser forums, the 2007s had a issue with the rear diff/locker failing and going kaboom! I read about it on TTORA as well. Eeek!
not good maybe you need to get a arb or Detroit in the rear.
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not good maybe you need to get a arb or Detroit in the rear.
Yea im trying to do some preventative maintenance on it but Im still worried. Im looking at the Detroit.
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Detroit is tried–and–true and stronger. It is always locked which could be good or bad thing. Mechanical so it wont let you down as easy on the trail. No air lines or electrical problems which is good thing. Cheaper than arb that is for sure.
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Very nice FJ... and your truck looked amazing too! Just curious as to what issues you ran into with the 200K miles?
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Very nice FJ... and your truck looked amazing too! Just curious as to what issues you ran into with the 200K miles?
My 6speed was having issues with grind gears. I contribute it to having 35" tires for 180K miles. It still was tolerable...only in the morning on the first warm up of the day was it bad. Also, I hit a curb and major FUBRD my suspension components when I hit a curb one evening Also, I started to get a weird rumble/rough idle that was beginning to be worrisome. I also needed to replace all 4 cat. converters.
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so do you have no truck now?
The black one below mang
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My 6speed was having issues with grind gears. I contribute it to having 35" tires for 180K miles. It still was tolerable...only in the morning on the first warm up of the day was it bad. Also, I hit a curb and major FUBRD my suspension components when I hit a curb one evening Also, I started to get a weird rumble/rough idle that was beginning to be worrisome. I also needed to replace all 4 cat. converters.
Were you running em on stock gears though?
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Were you running em on stock gears though?
All OEM stock
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That might be why??
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Also in the near future, black trd tt wheels with some fierce attitude tires.
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