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The Official TW FJ owners Thread

Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by PreRunnerSeth, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Mar 19, 2014 at 7:21 PM
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    usoffroad

    usoffroad TEXAN

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    2010 FJ Cruiser
    US Off Road winch mount, Engo 10k winch, Sirius 2" lights.
    I have a 2 year old yard ape... I've had him in a Recaro seat (very large and heavy but safe) since he was about 10 months old. He's a big boy for his age, was 2 Jan 5 but is off the size scale, yet he does fine back there. The FJ can be a bit of a bear to haul them up in to the seat with the suicide doors but it's not impossible and now at 2 he just climbs on in and up like the monkey he is.

    "shut the door and quit taking my picture, it's cold outside"
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    Last edited: Mar 20, 2014
  2. Mar 21, 2014 at 5:56 AM
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    haddix

    haddix 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
    Bumpers im building for the FJ. Still haven't finished the rear yet but it's close!! Here's some pics. Front is finished, rear just needs a little more grinding.

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  3. Apr 19, 2014 at 11:01 AM
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    haddix

    haddix 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
    Added a set of anthracite trd wheels today.
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  4. Apr 19, 2014 at 11:04 AM
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    usoffroad

    usoffroad TEXAN

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    US Off Road winch mount, Engo 10k winch, Sirius 2" lights.
    Very nice. Move to Texas and I'll put you to work! :D
     
  5. Apr 24, 2014 at 1:55 PM
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    bucktales

    bucktales curmudgeon

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    This '14 followed me home the other day.
    My Taco needed company.

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  6. Apr 24, 2014 at 2:10 PM
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    TacomaJack09

    TacomaJack09 Well-Known Member

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    Stock

    Read through this thread, this guy went through the same decision. Its very informational.

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/114608-The-Fake-Jeep-Not-a-Real-Cruiser-Thread?
     
  7. Apr 30, 2014 at 11:50 AM
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    JawKnee

    JawKnee I <3 Pink Tacos

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    Total Chaos, DMZ, Deaver, Sway-Away, KMC, BFG, Hella, ICOM, BTF, Glassworks, Fabtech, Lowrance.
    did you paint your rear view mirrors?
     
  8. Apr 30, 2014 at 5:47 PM
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    haddix

    haddix 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
    Plasti-derped them. I had never used plasti-dip before but figured I'd try it and it's been awesome. Had them dipped for over a year and still look great. The fj has been ran through many auto car washes and are holding up great.
     
  9. May 2, 2014 at 4:01 PM
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    haddix

    haddix 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
    Rock rings I was making for my old steelies. I love the look, To bad I won't get to run them since I have the trd wheels now.
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  10. May 12, 2014 at 1:17 PM
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    fjbruiser

    fjbruiser Member

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    I have had this for about a month now and just recently found this forum. I have been reading this entire thread at work over the course of the last week and a half and I am loving it. I cant wait until I start modding it. I want a 3 inch lift, some bigger wheels and tires, new front bumper with built in winch and brush guard, maybe a snorkel if I feel I will actually need it. But currently I have another project taking up my spare money. Anyways here she is.

    2007 with 80k miles - it originated in Hawaii too!

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  11. May 13, 2014 at 4:35 AM
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    virginiamarine

    virginiamarine Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Congrats on the new purchase! Being that your in FL....maybe you can start off with bigger tires as a start. Meaning that you probably don't have a lot of rocky terrain to off road on (so you wouldn't need too much armor).
     
  12. May 19, 2014 at 8:05 PM
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    ridederty

    ridederty Member

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    Had a Trd Off Road Dcab, Now an FJ owner.
    RBP Steps, Trd skid plate linexed, Vent Visors, Ipod interface, Weathertechs, Pirate hitch cover, Laredo Toneau cover, White Devil Horns, TRD exhaust, TRD intake, Billstein 5100's on all 4 corners set at 2.5 in front,Rear TSB springs & 1" block,Total Chaos UCA's,Grillcraft upper with black surround, PIAA 520 crystal ion fogs behind grill,LED Taillights, Factory Roofrack.....more on the way I'm sure! Why can't I stop?
    Traded out of my 2007 DCab TRD Off Road Taco, lifted and much more with 140k on it a few weeks ago for a 2012 TT all red FJ with 37k on it.....the Trail Teams additions are a good start but I will be adding/changing some stuff for sure. I loved my Taco and had real buyers remorse for a week or so but I'm getting used to the FJ.
     
  13. May 19, 2014 at 8:20 PM
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    usoffroad

    usoffroad TEXAN

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    US Off Road winch mount, Engo 10k winch, Sirius 2" lights.
    You guys will find the FJ a very handy vehicle... I call it my Swiss Army knife of trucks. Big rear door, plenty of cargo space, 4 wheels like a mountain goat and is typically as reliable as most everything else Toyota makes. Can't really go wrong.

    One thing nice is if you go to a double din head unit make sure it takes camera input.. most do, then wire your backup camera to that. A 7" screen is much better than the square in your rear view mirror.

    Otherwise it's the normal stuff.. .winch, bumper, lights, cb...etc etc etc.

    I can say with great certainty that I will be keeping my FJ, one of those 'been in the family' trucks. Everything has a price but my FJ would be VERY expensive. :)

    Enjoy!
     
  14. May 21, 2014 at 5:47 PM
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    T Fades

    T Fades Well-Known Member

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    Satoshi, debadged, rear view mirror bracket, tail gate hose clamps, trimmed mud flaps.
    Probably not news to alot of you FJ folks, but heard they are discontinuing the FJ next year.
     
  15. May 21, 2014 at 5:51 PM
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    usoffroad

    usoffroad TEXAN

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    US Off Road winch mount, Engo 10k winch, Sirius 2" lights.
    Yeah.. that was announced back in November.
     
  16. May 22, 2014 at 7:31 PM
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    ridederty

    ridederty Member

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    Had a Trd Off Road Dcab, Now an FJ owner.
    RBP Steps, Trd skid plate linexed, Vent Visors, Ipod interface, Weathertechs, Pirate hitch cover, Laredo Toneau cover, White Devil Horns, TRD exhaust, TRD intake, Billstein 5100's on all 4 corners set at 2.5 in front,Rear TSB springs & 1" block,Total Chaos UCA's,Grillcraft upper with black surround, PIAA 520 crystal ion fogs behind grill,LED Taillights, Factory Roofrack.....more on the way I'm sure! Why can't I stop?
    Part of the reason I bought mine was the "not gonna be made after this year" factor. Ordered up a Ricochet air dam & Industrial Forming roll top console cover [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]today, husky front floor liners and AVS ventshades last week......haven't even touched the expensive stuff yet, still have a handful of "inexpensive" things to do. Damn I wish I could control myself sometimes.
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  17. May 24, 2014 at 10:36 AM
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    bucktales

    bucktales curmudgeon

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    Tell me about it. Installed the sliders PureFJ had on sale with free shipping a couple weeks ago.Couldn't pass on those.
    Just ordered the PIAA 520's for the bumper along with the factory switch and harnesses and relay. This is as bad as owning a Taco!:eek:
     
  18. May 24, 2014 at 4:53 PM
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    haddix

    haddix 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
  19. May 25, 2014 at 3:57 PM
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    ridederty

    ridederty Member

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    Had a Trd Off Road Dcab, Now an FJ owner.
    RBP Steps, Trd skid plate linexed, Vent Visors, Ipod interface, Weathertechs, Pirate hitch cover, Laredo Toneau cover, White Devil Horns, TRD exhaust, TRD intake, Billstein 5100's on all 4 corners set at 2.5 in front,Rear TSB springs & 1" block,Total Chaos UCA's,Grillcraft upper with black surround, PIAA 520 crystal ion fogs behind grill,LED Taillights, Factory Roofrack.....more on the way I'm sure! Why can't I stop?


    Rainy long weekends and time to spend on the internet are a bad/good thing....figured I might as well cross a few more "small items" off the list. Ordered a new rear old school FJ 4WD emblem & the last beige/yellow 1951 Toyota emblem that a guy on the blue room had still. Then I figured those red Hella supertones sure would look sweet behind the grill on the red truck, so those are coming too.

    I had the PIAA 520's behind the grill on my Taco (great lights) , gotta do the factory switch it's so much cleaner. I'm thinking the Rigid lower grill with some amber combo lights that I can run as fogs are what's going on the FJ, for sure a factory switch setup.
     
  20. Aug 18, 2014 at 8:00 AM
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    haddix

    haddix 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
    Installed snorkel
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