As everyone knows, an FJ is always a work in progress, so I thought I start my buildup thread and add things as I went along.
Some History. I've loved the FJ since I saw my first '07. I remember seeing it and wondering what the heck it was. I did some research and started planning to get one. At the time, I had an Acura which was alot of fun and was paid for, so buying one right off was just not in the cards. So after three years, I finally decided to pull the trigger and purchase a 2010 black 5AT with the offroad package. The dealer ordered it for someone but they never came and got it. So it just happened to be on the lot.
Modding the machine: The very first mod was adding a second horn to the FJ. I know it sound silly but it was the first mod thread I read on here and was so anxious to do something to it, I just did it. After that was adding a Midland CB setup with a Firestik 4' antenna. Next was adding a flexible map reading light and GPS to the dash.
I then started looking at storage systems for the rear door. Decided to build my own system based off some input from here. I use to work at a bicycle shop and decided I could easily make a system for mounting cycling panniers to the back door. It was easy to do and worked perfectly. I need to take a pic of the system and add it to the thread.
I have cut out the original muffler and added a Magnaflow 5X8X30 with a custom high tuck pipe. I really like the sound and the perfomance is rather nice. Seems it really smooths out the low end power.
After going round and round, I finally pulled the trigger on a Toytec lift. I went with the 3" adjustable coilovers for my Bilsteins, with TT Superflex rear coils and OME Sport rear shocks. I also installed the Light Racing UCA's and followed some tips here with the alignment to get no rub. I was able to land some nice Procomp Alloy wheels with Interco 34X10.5X16 TSL's off craigslist.
Here are some pics I took of the rig outside at work after the lift was installed and before the blackout.
A recent pic with the winch installed:
Winch mount with the valence installed:
More to come...
2010 FJ Cruiser
- Toytec Adj. coilovers, Toytec Superflex rear springs, OME long travel Rear Shocks, LR UCA's
- The Toy Outfitters Rear LCA's
- Demello Light Sliders
- Mangaflow muffler
- Weathertech front wind deflectors
- Sony XAV77BT Head unit with BA Amp and speakers
- Midland 75 CB with 4' Firestix
- My Build Thread: Foobar!