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It's Getting Real.

My name is Mike. I live in the Sierra Nevada mountains about 90 minutes from Lake Tahoe.

For me, seeing an FJ Cruiser was love at first sight. I bought mine off the showroom floor in August of '06. Despite the initial payments of $666 dollars/month (I kid you not), I've never regretted it. The thing is 10 years old, pushing 150k miles, and still drives like new. My wife hates driving it because of the blind spots, but won't deny how awesome a vehicle it's been for us over the past decade. If I can help it, I'll never get rid of it. Recently, my wife and I were able to start carpooling to work togetheró in her car. The FJ is enjoying a well-earned semi-retirement. But that doesn't mean it's just going to sit there gathering dust. I've never had the time or the funds to do anything (other than routine upkeep) to the thing.

Until now.

I joined this forum a couple years ago, creeping through posts, looking for pipe-dream fuel. I'm back, already very happy with the volumes of helpful info I've found in regards to upgrades, add-ons, and mods I have planned for my baby.

You'll see me around.
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Greetings from VT - looking forward to pics!
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Before and after photos!

you'll love what a slight lift and some aggressive tires will do (visually)

I remember when mine was a virgin. the 2nd day I had it I was at the shop buying a lift kit


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Welcome from Philo, OH!

****s been real here since I can remember... I think.
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Welcome from Vancouver, Canada!
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Have fun with it!
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