Re: Wow, a bit jealous of you newer gen FJs
No disrespect to the newer FJ owners, but I prefer my 08. I drove 3 FJ's, one was a brick red 08 with 173,000 miles, a green 2012, and then my Titanium 08, and I preferred the 2008's due to the fact that the older 1GR-FE 4.0 (2007 - 09) loves to cruise at low RPMs, right in the sweet spot, whereas the 2010+ dual VVT-i makes more power, but up further in the RPM band, where trucks like these don't live.
Also, the oil filter being accessible on the top, and availability of the supercharger make this the better platform in my eyes for the DIY folks.
Again, no disrespect to all the newer FJ folks, I love all FJ's, I am just very fond of my 08 over the rest.
I know there were many other upgrades for the 2010+, stronger diff, etc., but I would not trade my 08 for anything. I will say it only now crested 51K miles, so there's that...