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Lets See your FJ!!

Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by eddyb22, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. May 29, 2013 at 5:42 AM
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    virginiamarine

    virginiamarine Well-Known Member

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    That is just bad ass!
     
  2. May 29, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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    cerutti

    cerutti Active Member

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  3. Jun 11, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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    FJBRUZR

    FJBRUZR 2013 TT FJ

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    5.5inch Pro Comp Suspension Lift, 35x12.5 Toyo Open Country MT, Moto Metal 18x10 MO959 wheels, Fab Fours front and rear bumpers, Warn ZEON 10000-S Winch, more to come...
    Here is my TT FJ. It is the first one I've owned and I'm lovin it!!!

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  4. Jun 11, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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    FJBRUZR

    FJBRUZR 2013 TT FJ

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    5.5inch Pro Comp Suspension Lift, 35x12.5 Toyo Open Country MT, Moto Metal 18x10 MO959 wheels, Fab Fours front and rear bumpers, Warn ZEON 10000-S Winch, more to come...
    Another view

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  5. Jun 11, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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    Trail Squirrel

    Trail Squirrel Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful rig man! Is that fab fours all around? Your color and the green are my favorites.
     
  6. Jun 12, 2013 at 7:03 AM
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    FJBRUZR

    FJBRUZR 2013 TT FJ

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    5.5inch Pro Comp Suspension Lift, 35x12.5 Toyo Open Country MT, Moto Metal 18x10 MO959 wheels, Fab Fours front and rear bumpers, Warn ZEON 10000-S Winch, more to come...
    Me too on the colors. I was thinking about buying a Jeep and my wife and I saw a lifted Trail Teams FJ in the green and said "Wow! let's get one of those". When I saw a picture of the Cement Gray for 2013 on the FJ Cruiser brochure I was hooked and ordered one immediately.

    The rock sliders are stock on the Trail Teams Edition. The front and rear bumpers are from Fab Fours. I was originally intending to buy only the front bumper. I think I looked at every bumper on the market and kept coming back to the FF. It just seemed to be designed for the FJ body. When I went to do the build I learned that my 35x12.5 Toyo and Moto Metal spare would be too heavy/big for the stock wheel carrier so I bought the rear FF bumper, which comes with a heavy duty swing-out wheel carrier. And boy am I glad I did. It really pulled the whole look together.

    I had to do some custom work myself to keep the awesome backup camera that comes stock on the TT FJ. It comes from Toyota mounted in the center of the spare. The FF wheel carrier swings out independent of the door and doesn't have a hole in the center of the wheel, which won't work with the camera. So, I cut a two-inch slice off of one side of the stock wheel carrier to fabricate a bracket that lets the camera peak out through the top center slot of the Moto Metal wheel. If I get a chance, I'll post some pics and instructions of how I did it. It took a few hours of work but only has about $15-20 in materials.
     
  7. Jun 12, 2013 at 7:12 AM
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    mgrande

    mgrande iKill

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    Is that spare mount custom from demello?
     
  8. Jun 18, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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    SoutheastOverland

    SoutheastOverland Lost in the Woods

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    Metal-Tech sliders, front and rear bumpers, Warn M8000 winch with Southeast Overland Amsteel Blue winch line, Mombasa RTT and awning, BajaRack Expo Rack, Hella lights, custom storage, PowerTank
    Here are a couple pics from a recent easy trip.

    Specs are:

    • 2007 FJ Cruiser
    • Total Chaos/Icon long travel front
    • MetalTech/Icon long travel rear
    • MetalTech bumpers and sliders
    • Lots of other stuff...

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  9. Jun 21, 2013 at 1:02 PM
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    Icon Ext W/Rezzys, R Icon Springs and Pigs, Demello Skid, MT Sliders, a Few pinstripes.
    before: Stock
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    After: F and R Demello bumpers, Icon CO w/ Rezzys, Icon Billet UCAs, Icon Rear springs and Piggybacks, TFR Lower links and PH bar, Icon Upper links, Gobi Rack, Rigid 40" E-Series, Demello Engine skid, MT Sliders, TRD CAI, 285/75 KM2s on 16x8 AR Mojaves.
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    After After: Icon CO's, UCAs, Rear piggys and springs, Demello engine skid, and MT Sliders.
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  10. Jun 21, 2013 at 3:07 PM
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    Trail Squirrel

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    Sounds awesome. My buddy has a 2008 FJ TRD (when they actually did that) and I wheel with him a lot. His truck never ceases to amaze me, except this time (his fault really)...
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  11. Jun 22, 2013 at 8:44 AM
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    Yes, it's a swing-out from Demello.
     
  12. Jul 1, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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    quickest way to clog your rad and fry the alternator...

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  13. Jul 3, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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    TacoTRD420

    TacoTRD420 ( . Y . ) = :)

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    Toyota FJ TT...Pretty much stock.
    update.. did a little work to mine!

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  14. Jul 3, 2013 at 12:04 PM
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    :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
     
  15. Jul 3, 2013 at 9:40 PM
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    toyotech 3 inch ultimate lift, ladder on rear door, arb oba, cb and bandi cb mount, expedition one front bumper with 8 inch hid off road lights, taillight guards, kayak j down loaders, and more to come.
  16. Jul 27, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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    i dont like this thread or your awesome FJ's... it makes me want to trade my tacoma for one...
     
  17. Jul 27, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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    LOL! I have had three FJ's and loved every one. I just decided to try a Taco this time.

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  18. Jul 27, 2013 at 7:59 PM
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    Here's my work in progress.
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  19. Jul 28, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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    So how do they compare besides the obvious difference of having/ not having a bed
     
  20. Jul 29, 2013 at 5:50 AM
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    My last FJ, a 2010 has a lot more pep and response in the engine department. Of course it does not have leaf springs, which, so far have posed a lot of problems setting up my Taco for both off road and towing. As of this point I got better gas mileage in the FJ, about 17-18 around town and around 20-21 on the road. Towing was anywhere from 10-14 mpg. The FJ was set up with a stage two Icon suspension and Expedition One front bumper and winch.

    On the plus side for the Taco, it has a longer wheel base which should be better for towing my 17 foot travel trailer. The Taco has an anti-sway system built into the computer. I will be able to store my generator and gas in the bed of the truck. Mileage so far has been less than expected, about 15-16 in town. The ride in the Taco is much stiffer, not sure this is good. The Entune system is great compared to the FJ. I have not towed yet with the new Taco because I am recovering from having my shoulder rebuilt. It will be three or four more months before I will be able to use the new shoulder.

    I am trying to decide wether to get a new leaf pack by Alcan for $640 plus shipping or put on Firestone Ride Rite Air Bags and the Daystar Air Bag Cradle Kit. I spend several months of the year traveling with the trailer for my photography so towing is important. I also do my photography far from any paved road in most cases so having good off-road capability is very important. My Taco has a stage four Icon lift with CDC in the front and 265/75/16 Duratracs. I have not had it off road due to my shoulder.

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