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Gabex35's Cavalry Blue Build

Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by Gabex35, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Aug 18, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    Gabex35

    Gabex35 [OP] Shinty Killer

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    King OEM Performance Series with compression adjusters, Custom rear coils drom CSS, 22% Tint, Method Race NV's 17x8.5, 285/70-17 MTR's, AllPro welded Sliders, Cobra CB, Gobi stealth roof rack, Rigid 40" e series & duallys out back
    So I've been contemplating making a build thread for sometime...Mostly to keep track of things i've done and plan to do.

    Not so old ride: 2010 Toyota Tacoma Off-Road Access Cab 4x4 6-Speed Manual
    Mods: Color matched front Sport grill
    Bilstein 5100's with OME 885 coils and 1/2" spacer ~ achieved 3" of lift
    AFE ProDry drop in air filter
    UDR Short Shifter
    And probably some other stuff i can't remember.

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    The new ride : 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4x4 Automatic

    The day I brought it home
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    Putting the ICON Stage 1 through its paces @ Ocotillo Wells
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    Installed the TT hood decal at FineLine Grafix in Santee, Ca.
    285/75/16 BFG KM2's L/R E
    16x8 Method Race Wheels
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    Pine Valley solo run (more to come)
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    AllCall 2011
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    Added gusseted spindles (All-Pro)
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    Out with the ICON's
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    In with the Kings
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    MODS:

    INTERIOR

    LED interior Lights
    Ellis Precision TT Transmission and Transfer Case Knobs
    Cobra 75wxst CB
    35% Tint front two Windows
    Modded stock intake
    Tuffy Security console insert

    EXTERIOR

    ICON Stage 1 (Removed 2/2012)
    -ICON 2.5" extended travel C/O
    -ICON Superflex rear springs
    -ICON Monotube rear shocks (will be replaced in the future)
    KING OEM Performance Series 2.5" front and rear shocks with Compression Adjusters
    Total Chaos UCA's
    BFG KM2 - 285/75/16
    16x8 Method Race Wheels
    3' Firefly CB Antenna mounted to Bandi mount
    Rear DIFF and E-locker Scuba Mod
    AllPro Sliders Line-X'd
    Black Tundra Door Handles
    Plasti dipped silver trip all around
    TT hood vinyl
    OEM tow hitch & harness
    LineX'd Roof
    Safari Snorkel

    Future "WANTS"


    Expedition 1 rear bumper with tire carrier
    Gobi Stealth roof rack
    Springtail HD rear door and side racks
    Upgraded sound system
    Full BudBuilt or Ricochet under armor
    Husky Liner floor liners
    Wet Okole seat covers

    VIDEOS

    http://youtu.be/ao9SBXz-NrA

    http://youtu.be/bvtJqjWu9XQ
     
  2. Aug 18, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    Gabex35

    Gabex35 [OP] Shinty Killer

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    Saved for future cash outflows...FML :crazy:
     
  3. Feb 10, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    jonny

    jonny Betty White Edition Heep ZJ

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  4. Mar 6, 2012 at 10:28 AM
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    singlefin

    singlefin never summer

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    You get the Kings yet?
     
  5. Mar 6, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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    Gabex35

    Gabex35 [OP] Shinty Killer

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    just ordered them yesterday. 2-3 week turnaround
     
  6. Mar 6, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    singlefin

    singlefin never summer

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    Nice, they seem to get rave reviews...think I'm going a different route, but might use the compression adjustable in the back. :D
     
  7. Mar 8, 2012 at 5:05 AM
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    Sublime

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    Nice FJ! Curious why the switch from Icon's to Kings?
     
  8. Mar 8, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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    Gabex35

    Gabex35 [OP] Shinty Killer

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    I didn't care for the digressive valving of the ICONs. They were nice at speed off road but were a little too stiff on the road or slower crawling.

    The kings I've ridden on were like butter everywhere
     
  9. Mar 8, 2012 at 2:42 PM
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    Good to know! Have you been in one with Fox's? I'm digging the FJ's and am thinking about trading!
     
  10. Mar 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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    Gabex35

    Gabex35 [OP] Shinty Killer

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    No, I've never ridden in a vehicle with foxes but did do some research on King internals and found that Fox was very similar in build quality.
     
  11. Mar 9, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    sytfu510

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    Nice build! Like the color scheme with the black/blue ( especially the roof ) looks sick!
     
  12. Mar 10, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    Gabex35

    Gabex35 [OP] Shinty Killer

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    Thanks
     
  13. Mar 15, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    singlefin

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    I've been in both but the King's Gabe is getting have the compression adjusters which have been getting rave reviews. Stock valve Kings felt stiffer than the foxes, but their are variables spring weight, armor...blah.

    Either way you go re-valve is cheap and can really transform them. Rear foxes felt way to stiff, free re-valve where I bought them, been perfecto ever since.

    So Gabe...how long is the wait for your order?
     
  14. Mar 15, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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    Gabex35

    Gabex35 [OP] Shinty Killer

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    King offers one free re-valve also.

    It feels like forever, i ordered them Monday the 5th and was told that it would take about 2 to 2.5 weeks. I ordered mine with the overlap spacer shortened by 1/4" for front coil overs (extended travel) and had the rear 2" overlap spacer removed to compensate for my Icon rear coils.
    I will probably give them a call Monday to see whats up.
     
  15. Mar 15, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    singlefin

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    What's the overlap spacer? Well shouldn't be to long then...hope.

    I'm waiting for third members right now...finally re-gearing and the new bushing for my diff vibes.
     
  16. Mar 15, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    Gabex35

    Gabex35 [OP] Shinty Killer

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  17. Mar 15, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    singlefin

    singlefin never summer

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    Ah...good find on that pic. Only really seen the stuff on offroad engineering where's they compare king and fox internals.
     
  18. Mar 28, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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    Gabex35

    Gabex35 [OP] Shinty Killer

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    About time...
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  19. Mar 28, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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    :drool: looks great gabe!
     
  20. Mar 28, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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    singlefin

    singlefin never summer

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    Should have left them in the box, would have been easier to ship to me.
     
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