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SynCitizens' FJC build ~SYNCITY~

I haven't had a 4 wheel vehicle in 15 years that has "stirred the soul" enough to even care to mod it or personalize it to my own tastes. I've been a pretty hardcore sportbike rider for many many years and have built a couple, IMO, pretty special bikes that were an extension of my personality.
The FJC is now that special vehicle to me. She looks unlike any other vehicle and immediately caught my eye. <3 at first sight. It wasn't till after I had decided on the FJ that I started checking out the various forums and found out the hardcore following for this relatively new and capable vehicle. Since I am a complete noob to offroading I hope to get advice when asked and/or as important when offered by others with more real world experience with carefully picking mods so as not to waste my time and money by going in a direction that offers little practical worth or does not put me in reach of my goals of this build.


So begins my first 4 wheel build thread, let the fun begin....


The base:
2010 / Silver Fresco / 5AT / Upgrade pkg 2 / convenience pkg 2 / roof rack
Purchased on May 19, 2010 w/60 miles on the odo.

The goal: (vague now and subject to refinement)
A capable, aggressive looking, mild offroader that still retains alot of on road driveability manners and retain the currently meager MPG.

Picking her up! Day 1

"SYNCITY" - 2010 / Silver Fresco / AT

The build:
Suspension:
Icon Stage I * AllPro UCA * MT classic lock * GY 285/75/16 MT/R * BMC
Exterior:
Rigid 2x10"~1x20" * DeMello 3 hoop * Warn M8000 * TG sliders * Ricochet full armor * AP shock/link armor * BW pocket flares * Safari snorkel * Garvin rack * Gobi ladder * Hi-lift jack *AVS vents * ScubaDriver * PD blackout * SCWFJ side logo
Interior:
Husky * Clazzio * DIY rear door storage
Electronics:
Cobra 75 WXST * KW-TH72A * Rock cams * LED interior lighting * Wolo horn * Dual batt. * ARB OBA
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TLCA: 21028
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Re: SynCitizens' FJC build ~SYNCITY~

Congrats! Cant wait to see the progress.

2008 VooDoo, ProComp 6" suspension lift w/ coils and adjustable shocks in rear, 17" ProComp Black Alloy wheels, 35" Dick Cepek Radial F-C tires, FabFours front winch bumper and Fabd rear with swing-out tire carrier, ARB Half-Rack, FourTreks Hi-Lift Jack and dual tool mount, Pioneer Double Din touchscreen/Navi/DVD/I-POD Interface, 10" JL Audio W3's, M-PAC Straddle, Cobra 75 CB, 3' Firestick, Smittybilt Nerf bars, Hand Grenade shift mod, Body mount chop.
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First mods I want to go after are the protection mods, gotta keep the investment covered. After a bit of research and tons of recommendations I decided to go with a full ricochet under armor kit;
Complete Set Includes:

Front Bash Plate
Engine Skid Plate
Transfer Case Skid Plate
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Fuel Tank Skid Plate
Transfer Case Skid Plate
Rock Block Set (replaces vulnerable cat tube protecter bolts)
Control Arm Guards

The main reason I went with this setup is for a balance of protection vs. weight.




Installed:




Now that its all mounted up I am even more confident that this was the perfect skid set for my needs.
From ordering to finished install the customer service from ricochet was 5stars. Product quality was top notch.

"SYNCITY" - 2010 / Silver Fresco / AT

The build:
Suspension:
Icon Stage I * AllPro UCA * MT classic lock * GY 285/75/16 MT/R * BMC
Exterior:
Rigid 2x10"~1x20" * DeMello 3 hoop * Warn M8000 * TG sliders * Ricochet full armor * AP shock/link armor * BW pocket flares * Safari snorkel * Garvin rack * Gobi ladder * Hi-lift jack *AVS vents * ScubaDriver * PD blackout * SCWFJ side logo
Interior:
Husky * Clazzio * DIY rear door storage
Electronics:
Cobra 75 WXST * KW-TH72A * Rock cams * LED interior lighting * Wolo horn * Dual batt. * ARB OBA
KF7WGI
TLCA: 21028
Exceptional vendors for quality/service
Ricochet * Sparks Toyota * Discount Tire * TRDParts4u

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Re: SynCitizens' FJC build ~SYNCITY~

Congrats man! Let the fun begin!

Soooo, what your first mod is going to be?

2010 FJC AG 6MT
2005 4Runner SE

My build..slow but consistent

https://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...6mt-build.html

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Re: SynCitizens' FJC build ~SYNCITY~

Opps never mind I see the first mod in place. Looks great! It`s a start

2010 FJC AG 6MT
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My build..slow but consistent

https://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...6mt-build.html

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Re: SynCitizens' FJC build ~SYNCITY~

Ordered monday, delivered thursday, installed on friday. First thing this morning had them installed in about 1 1/2 hrs with technical and brute force assistance from my daughter, Tori.

They definitely seem solid enough to fend off rocks and hopefully dumb ass door dingers in parking lots.



Shipping packaging was great:

"SYNCITY" - 2010 / Silver Fresco / AT

The build:
Suspension:
Icon Stage I * AllPro UCA * MT classic lock * GY 285/75/16 MT/R * BMC
Exterior:
Rigid 2x10"~1x20" * DeMello 3 hoop * Warn M8000 * TG sliders * Ricochet full armor * AP shock/link armor * BW pocket flares * Safari snorkel * Garvin rack * Gobi ladder * Hi-lift jack *AVS vents * ScubaDriver * PD blackout * SCWFJ side logo
Interior:
Husky * Clazzio * DIY rear door storage
Electronics:
Cobra 75 WXST * KW-TH72A * Rock cams * LED interior lighting * Wolo horn * Dual batt. * ARB OBA
KF7WGI
TLCA: 21028
Exceptional vendors for quality/service
Ricochet * Sparks Toyota * Discount Tire * TRDParts4u
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Re: SynCitizens' FJC build ~SYNCITY~

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Opps never mind I see the first mod in place. Looks great! It`s a start
Hehe... had the first couple mods done over the last few days and am just playing catch up on the build thread.

"SYNCITY" - 2010 / Silver Fresco / AT

The build:
Suspension:
Icon Stage I * AllPro UCA * MT classic lock * GY 285/75/16 MT/R * BMC
Exterior:
Rigid 2x10"~1x20" * DeMello 3 hoop * Warn M8000 * TG sliders * Ricochet full armor * AP shock/link armor * BW pocket flares * Safari snorkel * Garvin rack * Gobi ladder * Hi-lift jack *AVS vents * ScubaDriver * PD blackout * SCWFJ side logo
Interior:
Husky * Clazzio * DIY rear door storage
Electronics:
Cobra 75 WXST * KW-TH72A * Rock cams * LED interior lighting * Wolo horn * Dual batt. * ARB OBA
KF7WGI
TLCA: 21028
Exceptional vendors for quality/service
Ricochet * Sparks Toyota * Discount Tire * TRDParts4u
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Re: SynCitizens' FJC build ~SYNCITY~

As wonderful as the FJammer is I decided I wanted an upgraded headunit.
Kenwood DNX7160 - tuner/sat/dvd/bluetooth/garmin nav.
So far this deck is doing exactly what I needed it to do. Very happy with it !!




Also added my own version of the "scuba mod" LoL



Since the visibility from the drivers seat is somewhat poor, I went ahead and tried out these lil convex mirror helpers on both sides. They do help ALOT with lane changes and such.


"SYNCITY" - 2010 / Silver Fresco / AT

The build:
Suspension:
Icon Stage I * AllPro UCA * MT classic lock * GY 285/75/16 MT/R * BMC
Exterior:
Rigid 2x10"~1x20" * DeMello 3 hoop * Warn M8000 * TG sliders * Ricochet full armor * AP shock/link armor * BW pocket flares * Safari snorkel * Garvin rack * Gobi ladder * Hi-lift jack *AVS vents * ScubaDriver * PD blackout * SCWFJ side logo
Interior:
Husky * Clazzio * DIY rear door storage
Electronics:
Cobra 75 WXST * KW-TH72A * Rock cams * LED interior lighting * Wolo horn * Dual batt. * ARB OBA
KF7WGI
TLCA: 21028
Exceptional vendors for quality/service
Ricochet * Sparks Toyota * Discount Tire * TRDParts4u
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Re: SynCitizens' FJC build ~SYNCITY~

Nice ! Love seeing the mods happening !

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans"
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Re: SynCitizens' FJC build ~SYNCITY~

Although not a a mod per se, I added the oem billet door sills. Certainly cheaper than having the dealer install (peel and stick) and IMO look pretty sharp.



Hehe.. one personal touch I've been waiting on for a month finally showed up.


"SYNCITY" - 2010 / Silver Fresco / AT

The build:
Suspension:
Icon Stage I * AllPro UCA * MT classic lock * GY 285/75/16 MT/R * BMC
Exterior:
Rigid 2x10"~1x20" * DeMello 3 hoop * Warn M8000 * TG sliders * Ricochet full armor * AP shock/link armor * BW pocket flares * Safari snorkel * Garvin rack * Gobi ladder * Hi-lift jack *AVS vents * ScubaDriver * PD blackout * SCWFJ side logo
Interior:
Husky * Clazzio * DIY rear door storage
Electronics:
Cobra 75 WXST * KW-TH72A * Rock cams * LED interior lighting * Wolo horn * Dual batt. * ARB OBA
KF7WGI
TLCA: 21028
Exceptional vendors for quality/service
Ricochet * Sparks Toyota * Discount Tire * TRDParts4u
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