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Haddix's FJ Build

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by haddix, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Feb 7, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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    haddix

    haddix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    07 FJ Cruiser
    SAW coilovers, Dakar leafs, OME nitro barger sport, 255/85 KM2, Softopper, ARB,custom sliders, custom rear bumper, IFS skid
    Would like to start off with my Toyota history. My first vehicle was a 99 single cab Tacoma. I kept it bone stock but it opened my eyes to the 4wd world. I have since then built up a couple other Toyota's.
    My first Toyota Build. A 3rd gen 4runner.[​IMG]
    Haddix's Build Thread - Expedition Portal
    My last Toyota build. A double cab Tacoma.
    HADDIX - 03 DoubleCab TRD build - Tacoma World Forums
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    I love Toyota's so here is the start of my FJ build.

    My plans for this rig is to keep it semi DD friendly but still be able to tackle anything I throw at it. I want to be able 3-4 hours to the trail and drive back no problems. I am going to try to keep it semi mild with 3" lift, 33-35's, and the basic armor(bumpers,sliders and skids)
     
  2. Feb 7, 2013 at 7:09 PM
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    haddix

    haddix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    07 FJ Cruiser
    SAW coilovers, Dakar leafs, OME nitro barger sport, 255/85 KM2, Softopper, ARB,custom sliders, custom rear bumper, IFS skid
    I traded my Tacoma for the FJ. It was bone stock so I was ready for another Toyota build. I kept my wheels and tires from the Tacoma to put on the FJ. They are 255/85/16's so I had to cut to fit. Here is a pic of the FJ with the tires/wheels.
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    I love cutting on my rigs.
    Here is some pics from the body chop mount.
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    Turned out really nice. Here is a finished picture. Finally no rubbing!
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    Next on the list will be a spare KM2, probably an OME lift and possibly custom sliders.
    I work at a machining shop so I deal with metal everyday. I may start to work on a custom front/rear bumper soon. Have a lot of ideas running through my mind with this rig so we will have to see how it unfolds.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2013 at 7:09 PM
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    haddix

    haddix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    SAW coilovers, Dakar leafs, OME nitro barger sport, 255/85 KM2, Softopper, ARB,custom sliders, custom rear bumper, IFS skid
    Saved
     
  4. Feb 7, 2013 at 7:09 PM
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    haddix

    haddix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    07 FJ Cruiser
    SAW coilovers, Dakar leafs, OME nitro barger sport, 255/85 KM2, Softopper, ARB,custom sliders, custom rear bumper, IFS skid
    Hold
     
  5. Feb 15, 2013 at 2:33 PM
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    sk8rjess

    sk8rjess bonafide

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    some duct tape and zip ties
  6. Jul 29, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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    haddix

    haddix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    07 FJ Cruiser
    SAW coilovers, Dakar leafs, OME nitro barger sport, 255/85 KM2, Softopper, ARB,custom sliders, custom rear bumper, IFS skid
    Forgot I had a build thread on here. Here's some updates.

    I've added Old Man Emu suspension all around, made skids, ordered my spare km2 have a front bumper cut out and yesterday removed my rear bumper so I can get started on a custom rear bumper.

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    Rear bumper removed. Looking naked.

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  7. Jul 29, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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    w00dy

    w00dy Hey Now!

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    BAMF kick out sliders, SkidRow skids,Pro Comp 7069, Kelly Safari TSR 285's, Elite front bumpa, OME 883 & Dakars w/ D6XL AAL, Nitro sport shocks, Eddie209 Soft topper, Satoshi, k&n fipk, Clarion vx400, Ultra Gauge, Debadgination mod
    I loved your Tacoma and Im liking your FJ thus far! Did it come with roof racks and yo removed them? Looks neked up top...
     
  8. Jul 29, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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    haddix

    haddix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    07 FJ Cruiser
    SAW coilovers, Dakar leafs, OME nitro barger sport, 255/85 KM2, Softopper, ARB,custom sliders, custom rear bumper, IFS skid
    Thanks. It actually didn't come with the roof rack but I am a fan of the neked look. It makes it a little different from the rest but I'm looking into getting a canoe or kayak so may have to get some sort of rack.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2014 at 2:44 PM
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    haddix

    haddix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    07 FJ Cruiser
    SAW coilovers, Dakar leafs, OME nitro barger sport, 255/85 KM2, Softopper, ARB,custom sliders, custom rear bumper, IFS skid
    Havent updated this post in a while. A lot has changed.
    Made a rear bumper.
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    Made a front bumper

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    Ordered a snorkel

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    Installed the bumpers

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    Got rid of the steelies and installed some anthracite trd wheels

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