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article on FJs/Sema

Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by lucky73, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Dec 5, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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    lucky73

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    The stock front suspension was replaced by Bilstein racing shocks, which added a 1.3-inch lift in height as well as well as a different type of Bilstein shocks on the rear. The stock wheels were replaced with 17-in TRD Black beadlock-style wheels and BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires, turning the FJ Cruiser from a sporty-looking SUV to a serious off-road machine. The stock 4.0-liter V6 engine gets the addition of a TRD Twin Vortex System supercharger that features a large air-to-water intercooler. This single upgrade add 30hp bringing the FJ Cruiser up to 345hp with 340 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,500 rpm. Add in a custom exhaust to add some noise to go with all that power and you have a truly capable off-road contender.

    http://streettoyotablog.com/2012/11/09/trd-fj-cruiser-concept-a-head-turner-at-sema-show/
     
  2. Dec 5, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    Supercharger upgrade added 30hp and took it to 345hp? Interesting considering the stock 4.0 in it currently is rated to what, 260hp? Curious to see the numbers on a 2010+ 4Runner
     
  3. Dec 7, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    id be cocnerned about loss of MPG...since I hwy drive a lot
     
  4. Dec 7, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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    The superchargers usually aren't bad on the highway. A local member was getting 20 MPG with his supercharged double cab 4x4, 3" lift and 32" A/Ts. In town he said that was another story but if he held his speed and kept his foot out of it, he'd get good mileage.
     
  5. Dec 7, 2012 at 11:17 AM
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    I like those wheels. I wonder if those are the ones that will replace the black trail teams?
     
  6. Dec 7, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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    Not saying you are wrong, but that doesn't sound right. Superchargers are constantly boosting, so thet need extra fuel all the time. I guess they could have tuned it to run lean at lower engine load.
     
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