I had been looking for an FJ that was a "steal" and kept running into a lot of vehicles that were just simply not worth their asking price. This was in the CO market, where the FJ prices are quite high. I was already flying to TX (which is where we always end up purchasing our AWD vehicles) to visit my parents and my wife said, "have you looked for an FJ in TX?"
I came across a Trail Teams edition and put down a deposit with stipulations. The dealer gave me a list of what was less than ideal with it, but he did not give me a list of the upgrade. The first thing I noticed was the Baja rack (it was not terribly clear from the dealer posted photos). Then I saw the Icon stage 3 lift kit on it. I took it for a 30 minute test drive and handed them the check. Then I also noticed the rock sliders already on the FJ too. I thought, wow this just keeps getting better, keep it together and do not drool everywhere.
Ironically, I did not check under the hood, but was forced to do so when I went to start the vehicle after paying the finance guy, the vehicle was dead. I grabbed the sales guy and we were about to swap the battery. To my surprise, there was a lovely extra red 2g power wire coming off the positive battery terminal, which was not completely tightened, thus the issue why the vehicle would not start. I had already planned to throw a Focal/JL/Audison system in this FJ, but from the sounds of it, I will likely be satisfied with the current upgrade (it does need some better sound deadening in the door tho, so there is always some to improve).
Front OEM bumper has a 7" crack from a previously installed winch;
OEM fenders removed (contemplating making some smaller carbon fiber "fenders" to fill in the side gaps) ;
OEM grill has seen better days
Needs new headlights.
So looking for some advice. I plan to eventually get a Smittybilt bumper because they are much more economical, but how is the quality? I am open to other bumpers, but what I will not buy is a product with the company's huge logo represented on the item, that just does not appeal to me (à la NFab bumpers).
I really like the look of the "MOSTPLUS" headlight assembly with grille, but the reviews are horrible.
Any other recommendations for headlights? I like the more modern look of these lights.
I will add some pics to my garage when I have a moment.