Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum - View Single Post - Icy - FJX2000's Trail Teams Build
View Single Post
Old 05-09-2018, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
FJX2000
4-Corners Moderator
 
FJX2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Cortez, CO or Provo, UT
Posts: 4,748
Blog Entries: 21
Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 444 Post(s)
Garage
Lifetime Supporting Member
(Thread Starter)
Re: Icy - FJX2000's Trail Teams Build

Next I decided to tackle replacing the rear brake lines for 20" extended stainless steel braided ones from Low Range Offroad. It wasn't too bad for not knowing what I was doing, but if you wanted to see how it is done I made a detailed YouTube video explaining the process, check it out here:




Then I had a local shop called Rocky Mountain Sprayliners do the install of my Metal Tech 4x4 long travel rear coils and now it is all done! I officially have rear long travel! Still need to get out there and test it but it is looking and feeling great.















Still haven't removed my rear sway bar, but one of these days... Than there will be even more flex!

Another event that occurred in January of 2019 was my alternator going out! Lasted 129,000 miles so it was to be expected. Started off as the typical alternator whine and then soon I noticed the drop in volatage and the difficulty the FJ had starting up and staying alive. So I just ran down to AutoZone and got a Duralast one. I also ordered a Tacoma one from eBay but it arrived unusable and damaged... Sad day. Either way I installed a 130A alternator intended for a Tacoma with the Towing Package to replace the 100A FJ Cruiser one, now my rig is a little better equipped for the additional accessories.



Kind of a pain to remove, but this was my first ever alternator replacement!


The old and the new (refurbished) alternators.




________________________

And that about sums it up for now! So here is the mod list as it stands now. I'm glad to be evolving this FJ to meet my own vision.

The current mod list:

Bushwacker Pocket Style Fender Flares
Baja Rack Basket Style Roof Rack
Baja Rack Rear Door Ladder
Demello Offroad 3 Hoop Bumper (Used to have ARB Bumper)
ARB Rear Bumper with High Clearance Trailer Hitch
Warn M8000 Winch
All Pro Kickout Sliders
Factor 55 ProLink
Diode Dynamics HP5 LEDs - Cool White - Mirror Lights
Diode Dynamics HP3 LEDs - Cool White - License Plate Lights
Diode Dynamics XP50 LEDs - Back Up Lights
Cruiser Gear Angry Eye Headlight Decals
Whited-Out Toyota Grille Logo
XenonVision LED Headlights
Baja Designs Squardon-R Sport Amber Combo Beam
Dash Flex LEDs - 8" White - Mounted under center console
Dash Flex LEDs - 12" White - Mounted under front doors
Springtail Rear Door Folding Rack, side rack, and console rack with M-Pac bags
Diode Dynamics SMD12 LED Board - Cool White - for both dome lights
2013 Trail Teams Door Sill Protectors
Lots of Velcro Patches on the ceiling! Mostly from CruiserGear
WheelSkins EuroTone Black & White Leather Steering Wheel Cover
Premium OEM sound with Subwoofer
Midland 75-822 40-channel CB Radio
Boztec CB Antenna Mount
Firestik Quick Disconnect
Firefly 3ft CB Antenna
TRD Cold Air Intake
TRD Cat-Back Exhaust
Icon 2.5" Coilovers
Total Chaos Upper Control Arms
Old Man Emu Rear shocks and coils (889)
Rough Country Rear Trac Bar
Rough Country 6" Lift Rear Swaybar Links
Rough Country 6" Lift Upper Control Arm Bump Stops
Metal Tech 4x4 Rear Bumpstop Spacer
Generic Front Sway-bar Relocation Kit
Energy Suspension Red Front Sway Bar Bushings
Moog Lower Control Arms
RESZ Fab full rear link set + Panhard Bar (Duroflex joints)
Bazross Custom Rear Sway-bar Quick Disconnect Links
TRD Pro 17" wheels - Midnight Black
315/70R17 BFGoodrich KO2s Load Range C
Spidertrax 1.25" Wheel Spacers
Body Mount Chop
Moog Front Sway Bar Links
Icon 2.0 VS Series long travel shocks
FJ Toyman Shock Skids
Metal Tech Long Travel Rear Springs
Low Range Offroad Rear Extended Brake lines - 20" Stainless Steel
130A Duralast Alternator (for a Tacoma)


Wishlist:
Ricochet Skid Plates
Rear Lower Link Armor

Last edited by FJX2000; 02-09-2019 at 12:41 AM.
FJX2000 is offline  
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome