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

  1. Apr 3, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    wikid

    wikid [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It just hasn't been on the priority list. I thought about SAC , but will probably wait or get a mini truck to build as a buggy. Or maybe I will just do stuff I can do with my truck and call it a day
     
  2. Aug 19, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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    Just cut off all the ifs stuff and stock rear axle.....going big......... wet okole seat covers, red line hood struts, 4xi sliders, bruteforce rear w/ tire carrier, bruteforce front bumper with warn m8000s, bestop soft top, alpine HU and JL speakers, 2nd battery and isolator, arb air compressor, tank and tire fill, FXR projector retrofit by AMBIGUOUS, overhead console by KNINE
    :ohsnap:amazing fj
     
  3. Aug 27, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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    wikid

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    A few upgrades
    This is the result from removing my rack, modifying it and making a little device to keep my light investment safe, legal and more stealth than it already was.
    This is the prototype.
    I am working on a drop in solution

    Click on the image for a little video clip
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    Here was the in process pictures
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    It required a rack modification
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    One bonus, is the ability to raise or lower the light, in very small increments. If I'm blinding the drivers in front of me, on the trail, I can bring it down some. Or I can raise it, to see something up high, a hill etc.

    This is pictures of the other lighting I installed during the light actuator mod
    I didn't pull the roof rack, but installed all of the lights

    I used the outer light tabs and welded a bracket to the outside frame of the roof rack, then painted it in a satin black to match the rack . It was a simple piece of 1x1/8th flat bar. The nice part is that I only needed to weld one side and bolted the other, The light position is actually perfect this way.

    It was too late to get a good shot of the mount
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    same bracket and attached the front pair of 2" ers. I added another welded bracket to mount the rears, going off to the side .[​IMG]

    These are the 2 in round version that puts out more light. I believe they put out 1300 lumens each [​IMG]

    The way it's wired, I have 3 circuits, each side and the rear .
    Here are a few bad pic, night time shots
    I will need to do some aiming ,after I try them out

    regular headlights
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    stealth bar
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    Side lights will need adjusting , but I think the coverage is fine
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    This was a really dark area
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    crappy pic
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    All the wiring is now ran, inside the outer tubes of the rack
     
  4. Aug 27, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    Just a few other items of importance .
    I upgraded the Head unit
    Kenwood 9990hd with all the fixins

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    It's sort of installed . I have to talk to the stereo shop tomorrow . My iPod classic isn't wanting to be recognized, yet the Kenwood logo and what song is playing on the hd radio, appears in the window of the iPod . Not sure what's happening there, but I am sure there's a easy fix to it

    [​IMG]

    The difference in sound versus using the stock head unit , going through a 4 channel and and sub is simply amazing.

    The blue tooth downloaded my entire address book .
     
  5. Aug 27, 2012 at 9:34 PM
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    While I was doing the stereo upgrade ...

    I Went ahead and wrapped the center console with white carbon fiber
    I think it came out pretty good and I like the that it isn't in your face.
    Here are a few pics [​IMG]

    Probably not that good of the time a day to take pics, maybe I will get better ones later .
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Aug 28, 2012 at 6:48 AM
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    Your truck is SOOOOOO bad ass! I met you at the SDHQ/Lucas Oil Races at the end of March......truck is one of my favorites!
     
  7. Oct 28, 2012 at 10:27 AM
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    The Woodsman

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    A bunch of mods :)
    Hey Don ! Nice to see you here.
     
  8. Oct 28, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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    Thanks James
    Next year. ii If you go to the Summit... Lets do a trail together. Maybe a wildcat trail :rolleyes:
     
  9. Oct 28, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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    A bunch of mods :)
    That's a possibility. After five years of attendance, I've been meaning to explore something other than the regular trails. I plan to be at Moab before the Summit too.
     
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