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I think the leather seats are an "approved local accessory" but I'm sure they could ship them if you called the parts department.
I'd quite like the leather as well - much easier to keep clean with all the dust here - the fabric seats are a nightmare to get the dust out of.

I might swing past the dealer later today and ask if they're available as an after market upgrade and the cost...
If you would, ask the parts department to look in the catalog to see if new cover material is available. I would have an auto shop replace the material only rather than buy complete new seats assembly's.

They are actually easy to do if you are reasonably handy, once you take them out and get them on the workbench (dining room table)...
All you should probably need is a pair of hog ring pliers and a few hog rings.

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In fact, if you do have success with the parts department, try to get the part number.

I am going to try to research it from here in Florida.... I have never tried to research parts for vehicle models abroad.
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Thanks guys, my gullible side is showing. Should've trusted my gut on that one. One more reason to keep the classic one I already got and not try to look forward to a possible new improved body on frame 4x Toyota.

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My understanding on the stop of importation of the FJ is that it wouldn't meet the fuel consumption standards set forth by Obama. With Trump in office having stated that he wants to deregulate just about everything in the US and basically kill the EPA, the FJ could be back again sooner than anyone; including myself, thought.
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My understanding on the stop of importation of the FJ is that it wouldn't meet the fuel consumption standards set forth by Obama. With Trump in office having stated that he wants to deregulate just about everything in the US and basically kill the EPA, the FJ could be back again sooner than anyone; including myself, thought.
American made FJ Cruisers perhaps?
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American made FJ Cruisers perhaps?
Base them off the same J150 frame but give them a supercharged 5.7 V8 with Hybrid because everyone loves torque.

Hell I'd be happy with a 3.0 turbo with hybrid...

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Base them off the same J150 frame but give them a supercharged 5.7 V8 with Hybrid because everyone loves torque.

Hell I'd be happy with a 3.0 turbo with hybrid...
Keep the 4.0 but let it breath a bit better and you could easily reach 310 ft/lbs. The change I would like to see is a more versatile transfer case like an Atlas and lower gears.

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Base them off the same J150 frame but give them a supercharged 5.7 V8 with Hybrid because everyone loves torque.

Hell I'd be happy with a 3.0 turbo with hybrid...
I want a Freakin 5.7!!! I absolutely loved everything you said ....... up until the hybrid part...
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My understanding on the stop of importation of the FJ is that it wouldn't meet the fuel consumption standards set forth by Obama. With Trump in office having stated that he wants to deregulate just about everything in the US and basically kill the EPA, the FJ could be back again sooner than anyone; including myself, thought.


This makes me curious..what kind of mpg do Jeep Wranglers get? I thought that they got similar MPG to our FJs?



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IMHO, it was not about MPG!
It was all about the P&L!
In order to comply with the US CAFE Ratings, Toyota can only sell so many 18MPG Trucks like FJ, LC,4RUNNER, and Sequoia!
For ever one of these that they sell; they have to sell A LOT MORE 25MPG to 50MPG vehicles like Camry, Corolla, Avalon, Taco, RAV4, and Prius's!

When Toyota introduced the FJ in 2006 it sold for the mid $20K's.
In addition, they did not have enough models to allow them to expand the price range over the 8 year US run.
I bought a top of the line TRDSE with everything on it in 2006 for $32,000.
Then, I bought a 2012 TT's loaded for $35,000.
Finally, in 2014, I bought a loaded TTUE for $39,000.
A loaded Jeep Rubicon 4 door model or a loaded 4 door Sahara sells for $50,000 while a cheap Sport sells in the mid $20k's!

So it all boils down to this:
Toyota introduced the FJ too cheap, then they did not add enough models to allow the price points to expand the price range of the brand.
If a 2014 TTUE would have commanded $55,000, I wager that Toyota would still be exporting them as fast as their ships could bring them!
The FJ was a great bargain when it came out, but that great bargain probably sealed its fate as a one generation model!!
My $.02......gm
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FJ,
IMHO, it was not about MPG!
It was all about the P&L!
In order to comply with the US CAFE Ratings, Toyota can only sell so many 18MPG Trucks like FJ, LC,4RUNNER, and Sequoia!
For ever one of these that they sell; they have to sell A LOT MORE 25MPG to 50MPG vehicles like Camry, Corolla, Avalon, Taco, RAV4, and Prius's!

When Toyota introduced the FJ in 2006 it sold for the mid $20K's.
In addition, they did not have enough models to allow them to expand the price range over the 8 year US run.
I bought a top of the line TRDSE with everything on it in 2006 for $32,000.
Then, I bought a 2012 TT's loaded for $35,000.
Finally, in 2014, I bought a loaded TTUE for $39,000.
A loaded Jeep Rubicon 4 door model or a loaded 4 door Sahara sells for $50,000 while a cheap Sport sells in the mid $20k's!

So it all boils down to this:
Toyota introduced the FJ too cheap, then they did not add enough models to allow the price points to expand the price range of the brand.
If a 2014 TTUE would have commanded $55,000, I wager that Toyota would still be exporting them as fast as their ships could bring them!
The FJ was a great bargain when it came out, but that great bargain probably sealed its fate as a one generation model!!
My $.02......gm
I believe that right from the start it was envisioned as a one generation model. That one generation just happened to run for 10 years.
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