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The Official TW FJ owners Thread

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

  1. Jan 8, 2015 at 3:52 AM
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    virginiamarine

    virginiamarine Well-Known Member

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    I'm north of you in the Wash DC region where they use a lot of salt on the road and I haven't seen any frame rust yet (6 yrs...fingers crossed) nothing major for sure. My aftermarket front bumper on the other hand.....pfff!
     
  2. Jan 8, 2015 at 11:01 AM
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    Racer X

    Racer X Well-Known Member

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    I went from a 2004 1st gen to a 2007 FJ and I absolutely love it. Not having a truck took a little getting use to, but it rides so much better. As for what to look out for, depends on what year you are looking at. The early 2007's (early 2006 build date) had some issues with fender bulge and some say that the 07 - 09 rear axle is weak, no problems with mine. There really isn't that big of a rust issue like on the 1st gen tacoma's, but any northern FJ could have rust. Mine had. FJ are tanks and very reliable, after all, it's a Toyota.

    Another good resource is http://www.fjcruiserforums.com. Lots of good info and very knowledgeable people.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2015 at 4:53 PM
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    Dj318

    Dj318 Well-Known Member

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    bilstein 5100, wheelers AAL, Trail gear bumper, SOS sliders, RAT skids, 35" Mtr/k
    Yeah, thanks! That's the problem with my truck, it's to the point of not being very reliable any more. I'm trying to keep it sub 20g the lower the better of course the lower the better but I'm trying to stay away from the 2007s just because of the axle problems.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2015 at 6:22 PM
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    Racer X

    Racer X Well-Known Member

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    From what I have read, the fj's with the 8" rear ends were 07 - 09. Here in the Raleigh area, 2010's go for 25k plus. I'd look into it more, but I don't think I'd let the smaller rear end bother me too much. You should be able to find a 07 or 08 no problem for 20k.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2015
  5. Jan 12, 2015 at 8:11 PM
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    tacocolin

    tacocolin Well-Known Member

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    Everything Kevin from ATO did on his... and then some. LOL
    Made a few changes this past week, I sold My 2007 FJ and bought the "Crackrock", can't wait to get it this week!

    Here is my old one.

    [​IMG]IMG_5042 by Captures by Colin, on Flickr

    And the new one.

    CF9U8687_zpsf233093c_64331923d13d19a4108cc6c59bc140ab07737f29.jpg

    He took off all the stickers before I said I wanted it tho.

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  6. Jan 13, 2015 at 4:41 AM
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    virginiamarine

    virginiamarine Well-Known Member

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    wow! isn't that OC's!! What a deal! Congrats dude...really....it's the best FJ for the price and setup anyone could ask for. Too bad Mrs OC doesn't come with it! lol
     
  7. Jan 13, 2015 at 8:09 AM
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    tacocolin

    tacocolin Well-Known Member

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    Everything Kevin from ATO did on his... and then some. LOL

    Yep sure is! Alex can keep Mrs. OC, someone needs to keep him from picking up another expensive hobby. LOL Plus I have My own Mrs., and she loves to wheel!

    [​IMG]IMG_3184 by Captures by Colin, on Flickr

    [​IMG]_MG_8148sm by Captures by Colin, on Flickr


    It funny, when I took this picture at the Summit, I didn't think it would be mine a few months later! lol

    [​IMG]IMG_2868 by Captures by Colin, on Flickr
     
  8. Jan 13, 2015 at 8:17 AM
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    virginiamarine

    virginiamarine Well-Known Member

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    You sir....are Da MAN! Congrats all the way around dude!
     
  9. Jan 13, 2015 at 4:13 PM
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    J Rod

    J Rod Loves Sammiches.

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    MMMmmmmmm... Crackrock! One of my favorite builds!
     
  10. Jan 15, 2015 at 10:29 AM
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    Racer X

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  11. Jan 15, 2015 at 10:33 AM
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    Racer X

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    Guess I didn't look back far enough before my last post. ^^^^

    Congratulations on your new to you FJ. Looks like a beast.
     
  12. Jan 15, 2015 at 2:40 PM
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    tacocolin

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    Everything Kevin from ATO did on his... and then some. LOL
    LOL.

    Thanks and yes it is a beast! 4.7 fully locked is going to rock! Its crawls sooo slow! Just need to figure out how to get my fat ass in those race seats! lol
     
  13. Jan 30, 2015 at 11:13 AM
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    SoutheastOverland

    SoutheastOverland Lost in the Woods Vendor

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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
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    Steve is off to Winter Safari in the shop FJ!

    ~Jeff
     
  14. Jan 31, 2015 at 1:41 PM
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    keaton1991

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    Icon 2.5 remote resi's front and desert racing A-arms, Icon 2.0 resi's with deaver leaf pack with POly bushings. Softopper
    Anybody want these? e6f611e5695639a04184676761d2babf_aaa8e144904523a6aaa91fc1e7240463951ebe27.jpg
     
  15. Jan 31, 2015 at 1:50 PM
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    usoffroad

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    US Off Road bumpers, Mean Mother 12k winch, OME suspension, Nitro 4.88, 4340 axles, locker.
    What size?
     
  16. Jan 31, 2015 at 1:55 PM
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    ^^^this^^
     
  17. Jan 31, 2015 at 1:56 PM
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    usoffroad

    usoffroad TEXAN Vendor

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    I'd love to have it but it better be big boy sized to cover my hide! I'm in Granbury so easy to arrange...
     
  18. Jan 31, 2015 at 3:27 PM
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    haddix

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    SAW coilovers, Dakar leafs, OME nitro barger sport, 255/85 KM2, Softopper, ARB,custom sliders, custom rear bumper, IFS skid

    I'd be interested in the badge. How much?
     
  19. Feb 2, 2015 at 7:43 PM
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    Racer X

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    I see you have 255 pizza cutters, how do you like them? Do they effect your mpg?
     
  20. Aug 26, 2016 at 11:25 PM
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    I have a 2014 FJ with offroad package in Army Green that has actually appreciated since I bought it. 3200 miles and that is not a misprint.

    I'm still going to buy a 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro as soon as one shows up on my dealer's lot in white (I would love Inferno but they are not going to be available in that color initially).

    I expect I will have two of the best trucks ever made!
     
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