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FJ's - thinking about it

Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by lucky73, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Aug 21, 2012 at 8:03 AM
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  2. Aug 21, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    Welcome Home!!!
     
  3. Aug 23, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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    why does the compass light flash non-stop?
     
  4. Aug 23, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    I would consider a Fj if it were a factory convertible. I may have seen one...black with a black canvas folding top. Could have been a S.E.M.A. concept from toyota, hard top with a canvas overlay, and... or my imagination.:cool:
     
  5. Aug 23, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    Sick man. When my truck dies in 10 years I will be getting an FJ.

    Now, if one were planning on going mod crazy on one of these would it be better/cheaper to get a non-locker/atrac 4x4 and just do ARB's front and rear?
     
  6. Aug 24, 2012 at 8:50 PM
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    good tip, thank you. will keep an eye on it.
     
  7. Sep 30, 2012 at 7:34 AM
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    Did you get that to stop? I bet its from the FJ coming from east to west it has zones in it that you can program by holding down the set button.
     
  8. Oct 1, 2012 at 9:03 PM
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    The compass light flashes on and off because it needs to be re-calibrated. You need to hold the button down, and once the display changes, drive the FJ in a small circle until it re-calibrates. Took me a while to figure out why it wouldn't stop flashing after I reset the battery.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    thank you jluu44 (nice fj)
     
  10. Oct 5, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    do you have a link to that? a buddy of mine had a 2007 black cherry fj that he only does maintenance on after something breaks.... :facepalm:


    he might become a roommate of mine soon, and one of my conditions will be that he give me extra money each month to put into modding his truck. He bought it a year ago with an arb front bumper, some kind of steel plate rear bumper, sliders, snorkel, and trd cold air intake, but the only thing he's done to it since is remove the sliders to repaint them... still hasnt put them back on, and add lights to the bumper... but hasnt wired them up.

    rear bumper is so rusted that it needs to be sand blasted just to be able to paint it again. I want to get it sand blasted and then paint it with bed liner.
     
  11. Oct 5, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    That's right bust his ass till he gets to work on her! This guy did a awesome write up and backed it up with facts.

    http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/engine-performance/119773-fuel-mileage.html
     
  12. Oct 22, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    1) click click click click at start-up = low battery, easily fixed and try to drive truck more than 1x per 3 weeks
    2) new thermostat and coolant in (my last tank was 150 miles)
    3) re-did 5000k service (or whichever was last)
     
  13. Oct 22, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    needs to be calibrated :cool:
     
  14. Oct 22, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    tried but continues, need to look it up
     
  15. Nov 20, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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    Thermostat replacement appears to have fixed my gnarly gas mileage loss issue! Thanks again for the tip

    The truck is great for longer trips, more comfortable than my Tacoma. Drove back and forth to Carmel in one day and found the seat very comfy and the ride smooth. Truck drove great over Highway 17. Now need to get it to Pismo and try the beach. Ran it up secret offroad trail in Presidio recently.
     
  16. Nov 20, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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    Nice except black wheels are so ghetto. Get them powdercoated gunmetal gray or dark bronze or anything but black for christssake, looks like teen-age owned FJ.
     
  17. Nov 20, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    Im not messing with stock goodness on this one...
     
  18. Nov 21, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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    Awesome on mpg!! Mine did samething helped big time! On black wheels came to same way of thinking if I wanted to change the stock ones I would get the powder coated but just think I'm going to run stock ones in great shape need some new tires!
     
  19. Dec 9, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    Drove to Santa Barbara and back, 325 miles, last weekend and truck was stellar - including in the rain. Seats were comfy the whole way so I snagged a complete set of new front fj buckets from ebay to put on my new project...

    Gas mileage was around 280 miles on a tank driving 65-70, I don't have roof rack.
     
  20. Dec 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    Also...my 04 double cab is for sale. Good price and it is Very nice.
     
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