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FJ's - thinking about it

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

  1. Oct 5, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    JLink

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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.
     
  2. 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
     
  3. 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)
     
  4. Oct 22, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    needs to be calibrated :cool:
     
  5. Oct 22, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    tried but continues, need to look it up
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. Nov 20, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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    Icon MT suspension, Pelfreybuilt front bumper, Relentless skids, Avid sliders, Avid custom rack. Pelfreybilt HC Rear bumper.
    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.
     
  8. Nov 20, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    Im not messing with stock goodness on this one...
     
  9. 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!
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. 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.
     
  12. Dec 9, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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    The better coast
    Glad you like it :thumbsup: I would love an 04 double cab test drove one and fell in love :p

    They sell pretty quick, with a good price and condition it should go fast.
     
  13. Dec 11, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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  15. Dec 22, 2012 at 9:34 PM
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    That is a very nice rig!
     
  16. Dec 23, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    that rig is< i think, profiled in 4wheelsparts winter catalog!
     
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