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Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by wikid, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Apr 1, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    wikid

    wikid [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Some of you know me elsewhere. Just figured I'd post up my details

    Toyota Super White
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    I remember when...
    Wikid was Sun Fusion Yellow

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    2007 FJ Cruiser,
    Package 1
    4x4, a-trac, locker, side air bags, FJammer audio etc

    Special stuff
    Total Vision Products Baja Camera System ,
    Custom Overhead Console, 8 camera’s, 4 screens, digital switchers , ecu’s
    Quad Channel DVR/ motion sensing, gps tracking
    Center panel, cb mount, 9 switches
    Custom battery box , over passenger, rear, wheel
    Custom air compressor mount, over drivers rear, wheel
    Second skin audio, complete interior sound deadening/ insulation

    Gearing
    East Coast Gear Supply Nitro 4.56 gear’s

    Performance
    Doug Thorley SS ceramic long tubes, Y pipe and muffler
    Custom 3 inch pipe, through bumper, oval exit
    AFE Pro Guard Dry CAI

    Suspension
    Overland Warehouse/Radlo 2.5
    3” adjustable Coilovers,
    Camburg 1.25 uniball UCA’s
    Rears and coils custom valved for my FJ
    Extended rear swaybar links
    Swaybar relocate, bump stop extension
    Toytec hd rear links
    Toytec 1” Bodylift

    Armor
    Ricochet Full underbody skid package
    Custom Laser cut, front skid.
    Lower control arm skids
    Rear shock skids
    Inchworm, E-locker skid
    Demello Hybrid Slider

    Wheels/Tires
    Method Race Wheels 16x8 4.5 backspace
    General Grabbers 315/75/16



    Bumpers
    Road Armor bull bar front
    Bulldog 9500, Remote control
    Viking Synthetic Winch line/ thimble
    Metal Tech rear custom cut tube bumper

    Electronics/Communication
    Kicker 400.4 dx amp
    Kicker 500.1 dx amp, JL Audio with custom FJ box
    Polk Audio 650 mm components, Polk audio 650 mm coaxials
    Cobra CB/Wilson 1000 antenna
    National Luna dual battery controller
    2nd Sears Platinum M-1 Marine Battery
    Engel 45 refrigerator
    Blue sea 12 circuit fuse panel
    CTEK trickle charger/conditioner

    Interior
    Leather headliner (trail stitched)
    Leather door trim panels (embroidered)
    MPAC rear door/ Molle bags
    Wet Okele seat covers (on order)

    Lighting
    Baja Designs 40" Stealth LED Bar
    Vision X Tantrum rock lights/controller, remote
    Vision X Soltice Prime 2" rear lights
    Vision X Soltice 2" LED lights on each side
    Onzuim interior lights, dashboard lightbulb

    Off-Road gear
    BajaRack, utility rack
    Puma, 12v Air compressor, 1.5 gallon tank
    Rear bumper mount air chuck.
    Recovery bag, shackles, d-rings, straps,
    Titan air jack
    48” hi-lift
    First Aid kit
    Trail tools
    CV axle , tie rod, serpentine belt etc.

    In Development

    Built in PC, with on and off road, Nav , Internet, etc.
    Revised camera system (shhhhh)
    10.4 touchscreen
    10.1 widescreen touchscreen
    Custom dash modification
    A new take on Cold air intake



    Sponsored gear
    Total Vision Products, Baja Camera System
    Overland Warehouse/Radflo, Suspension
    Ricochet, full skid protection
    Doug Thorley Headers/Exhaust
    Toytec rear links, body lift, dif drop
    Viking synthetic winch line
    East Coast Gear Supply, gears
    Method Race Wheels, wheels
    Go-Pro, HD Video Camera


    Total Visions, Baja Camera System

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    The story

    After a year thinking about rock spotting camera's. I was strolling the auto isle at Costco. when I noticed a licensed plate rear view camera. Cheapo 80 bucks. Momma just rolled her eyes. After the groceries were put away, I went to the garage Faux hooked it up, bent the bracket for the camera and double face taped it to the right side of the front bumper, aimed at the tire. I took the truck down the road and followed street cracks, with the screen
    THAT WAS IT...
    I located a company in Tucson called Total Vision Products. Rod and I spoke at length, about a simple four-camera rock spotting system. Three months later, the idea evolved into a Baja Camera System, which includes eight cameras, overhead console, four screens, digital switchers and a quad channel DVR with GPS Tracking. Rod designed the equipment for this system.

    Camera Views Include:
    Front approach & Rear Departure (wide view)
    Front rock spotters, left and right tires
    Rear axle camera
    Roof forward facing (wide and normal view)
    Rear Roof (normal view.

    Driver side views will be the front approach, rear departure, rock spotters, and axle cameras. Passenger side will be all roof view cameras. The thought behind this is using the driver side screens for utility and the passenger side for trail video. Cameras selected on screens, are all recorded to a quad channel DVR. Prewire in capabilities up to eight additional cameras, with two channels of audio.

    Suspension
    Overland Warehouse/Radflo

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    We are using the complete 2.5 Radflo System that they have developed. The suspension is designed with the weight of my build in mind. After having three different systems on that did not perform well, I finally have the right one. It handles flawlessly and smoothly on the road. It also handles everything I throw at it off-road. System comes complete with 2.5 coilover's, 2.5 shocks, springs for rear, sway-bar relocate bracket, extended, bump stop for rear, and they added extended sway-bar link for testing. Don't count this out as a high performing system.

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    Gearing
    East Coast Gear Supply Nitro 4.56 gear’s

    After a Brief encounter with the skinny pedal, I must have chipped a gear in my stock dif. Here is the Hill where I think it happened

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    Chase from ECGS helped outfit Wikid, with some new teeth. They sent out rear diff third member and front outfitted with 4.56 nitro gears, in turn I sent them the cores. I would highly recommend these guys for regearing

    By the time I limped home, there were 3 teeth.. ahh missing.

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    If you have some mechanical skills or can recruit someone with those skills , you can save some $$$$ doing the switch out , yourself.

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    BajaRack

    This is a company that truly knows how to treat customers.
    I started with EXP rack and now I have changed to a utility rack. My motivation was to be able to Wikid in my garage.
    35's 3" lift, 1" body lift and roof rack

    Ricochet Skid Plates


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    Ricochet skid products are protecting the belly of Wikid. Brad, is excellent to work with and his skid plates are designed well. I have been abusing his skids since early 2010 with Cruise Moab, Sedona Fest, FJ Cruisers Summit and many local trails. They have been sliding rocks and still staying true to form.
    Full under body skids customized with a sexy, laser cut “Wikid”
    Lower control arm skids


    BajaRack


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    This is a customer service oriented company that has a well designed product.
    I started with the EXP rack, with a RTT. Now I have the Utility Rack, that gives me the ability to fit in my garage. I really like the new look and the construction is great. I have further plans for the rack to follow.

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    Doug Thorley Headers/Exhaust



    Doug Thorley has outfitted Wikid, with a complete exhaust.
    Long tube 304 Stainless Steel headers ceramic coated
    Y-Pipe and muffler
    In addition to this I had a local exhaust shop, Apache Muffler, run custom three inch tail section through the rear bumper with three inch oval tip

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    Here it is all trimmed up and done.
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  2. Apr 1, 2012 at 8:47 PM
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    Jester243

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    Lifetime LED 70W headlights 10-8-14 (set #2) Sylvania Silverstar fogs, front side windows tinted 27% to match the others, added Tacomaworld.com sticker, suspension TSB as of 7-21-09, Devil Horns by Andres, BFG's, Alpine with Bluetooth and Ipod contols, Rear view mirror relocation bracket, Ultragauge...
  3. Apr 2, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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    Gabex35

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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
    Nice, one of my favorite builds from the blue room.

    Welcome
     
  4. Apr 2, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    97yota4wd

    97yota4wd Well-Known Member

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    lookin good!!

    get everything interior wise cleaned up?
     
  5. Apr 2, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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    NYCO

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    dents & scratches
    absolutely wow! excellent build!

    question...where was this taken at?

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  6. Apr 2, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    looks like moab to me
     
  7. Apr 2, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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    NYCO

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    just seems like too much green to be moab...


    thought maybe is was down in the mtns of AZ..
     
  8. Apr 2, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc

    def not AZ i dont think, i have been around here alot and i have never seen anything like that.



    and we still need to go wheelin! but now its time for me to get my truck done haha
     
  9. Apr 2, 2012 at 1:11 PM
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    YumaTRD

    YumaTRD Chewie is my Co-pilot

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    SAS, Flat bed, 22R, BFG Muds,
    I'd say Sedona
     
  10. Apr 2, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    wikid

    wikid [OP] Well-Known Member

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    thanks

    Thanks lots of nice rigs here. I know some from TW were at the SDHQ get together last Saturday

    I'm almost done. I ripped the whole interior out.. all the way and ran a bunch of wiring under the rubber floor. Fabbed up a few boxes to house my amps, camera equipment and computer. Lost both back seats and installed the second battery behind the passenger seat. I will post a few pics of that

    Answer below

    nope

    correct

    Bingo
    I recommend everyone that brings there junk through AZ, to wheel some of the Sedona trails Specifically Broken Arrow.
    It's the Iconic trail in the Sedona area. This little option, is something lots of people miss, when wheeling Broken Arrow
    We usually get a crowd, from the Pink Jeep tours, to watch us crawl this notch. All of those college girls got a kick out of watching us
    I have a few other pics of that same notch, going the other direction
     
  11. Apr 2, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    dam i was wrong then, would love to see more pics
     
  12. Apr 2, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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    wikid

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    Here is another local trail called Montana Mountain with another notch we found to play on. There were lots of broken tail lights and stuff there from others who didn't make the attempt. You will never see this spot unless you look off the trail itself. We were playing in the wash when we found this
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  13. Apr 2, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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    here's a pic just climbing into the notch , at Broken Arrow
    I was spotting a mini truck through and realized he wasn't wide enough to stay upright. so I had him back up and put one tire in and one on top and spotted him through. he was obviously wondering if he was going to flop, but all was good. He had a crawl box, so it was pretty easy to inch him through. Unfortunately, since I was spotting everyone through, I don't have any of my own pics to share

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  14. Apr 2, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    NYCO

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    nice! a buddy and i were talking not too long ago about coming down there to wheel one of these days...we'll have to add that trail to the list...looks pretty amazing down there
     
  15. Apr 2, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    Jorge@CBTParts

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    Where is this trail located? Looks bad ass! Good job!
     
  16. Apr 3, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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    Montana Mountain is off the 60 on the way to Miami/Globe and left at the Queen Valley exit. Problem is... you may never find this little play area, unless you are constantly looking to the right , on the way in. I had hell finding it the last time I went. Otherwise the trial is pretty tame, unless it's snowing. The views are amazing and you get into pines near the top
    Say Hi to Eric Murphy for me . He's a one of the good guys at Camelback
     
  17. Apr 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo Self Proclaimed first gen expert :doh:

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    so is it yellow or white.....



    more on topic, nice rig!
     
  18. Apr 3, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    NYCO

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    white
     
  19. Apr 3, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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    wikid

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    old color=yellow
    thanks
     
  20. Apr 3, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    any plans on a front locker?
     
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