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An FJ Convert (Tampa, FL)

Discussion in 'New Members' started by JEM2905, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. Jun 17, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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    JEM2905

    JEM2905 [OP] New Member

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    As a new home owner, a little part of me would die inside every time I drove my 2007 FJ to Home Depot to rent their truck at $19.95 an hour. I loved my "truck" and it looked awesome, but it just wasn't functional for home projects and the fiancees furniture acquisitions.

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    After selling the FJ last week, I picked up a 2WD 2006 Access Cab with matching LSII topper at 13,200 miles. Price was 15,000 even, which I bring up only to see if you all believe it's a good deal- - I would welcome any comments from ya'll as to whether this was in fact a deal, or if I missed something. The ONLY gripe I have about the truck is the Auto Mate "Model AM 1" alarm installed by the previous owner. It's a pain in my ass and it's coming out soon.

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    I'm hoping to keep this truck more functional than toy (like the FJ), but I'm definitely looking at some comfort upgrades:

    - In-Dash Media/Back-up Camera- I loved the FJ's backup sensors; they saved me more than once. I'd love to get a touch screen system (resembling the OEM CD/Radio) that relays to a rear camera. A CD changer, iPod howyaduin, and BlueTeeth would be great too, but I'll be seeking out the backup camera

    - Seat covers; the Wet Okoles sound great, but with Tampa's heat and humidity, I might be looking for a different option. If any Floridians have suggestions, I'm eager to hear what's working for you.

    -Limo Tint; a must not only because of heat issues in Florida, but also because I grew to love the privacy of tinted windows when driving the FJ.

    Alright, thanks for getting this far, and I look forward to learning from ya'll.
     
  2. Jun 17, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    TrdSurgie

    TrdSurgie revised

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    I made the same move. Tacoma is more useful but the FJ is higher quality.
     
  3. Jun 17, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    dYL0n

    dYL0n أنا لست الإسلامي

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    damn man, that FJ was nice as shit..... but if the taco fits your needs better, go ahead. i personally dont haul a lot, but i love my truck. but if i had the choice between your FJ and my truck, id go with that FJ
     
  4. Jun 17, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    Highland Logan

    Highland Logan UBIQUE

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    Icon Stage 2 w/ overload left in, SPC LR UCA, 265/75 16 BFG KO2, front and rear Weathertech floor liners, OEM (Extang) solid fold tonneau, OEM bed mat, OEM front skid plate, OEM billet oil cap, "TOYOYA" tailgate decal
    Welcome to TW.

    Frank
     
  5. Jun 17, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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    RLDTACO

    RLDTACO Well-Known Member

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    Debadged,Tailgate theft mod,Extra D-rings,OEM bed mat,TRD exhaust, 5100 Billys@ 4 corners set@ 0 with Eibach springs, rear TSB springs.N-Fab tube Steps. TRD FJ SE wheels and Michelin LTX A/T 2's
    Welcome!
     

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