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General Information

Year
2008
Make
Toyota
Model
6 speed
Color
Vodoo Blue
Packages
Self installed
History
Purchased in New Orleans in 2008.

Started with stock, added everything else.

Replaced the 2006 Rubicon to our delight for the following reasons: better fuel economy, luggage space, children space, car seat attachments, price (-$10k), better factory options, roof rack, easy clean interior, self drying seats, ride smoothness, towing capacity (blew out the jeep track bar towing 3klbs), list is big!

Having a child on the way, we stepped into an FJ as it offered the size of a hummer without the hype-hike in price. Jeep became too small, not buying the minivan jeep either.
Super happy with the FJ; an engineering inspired work- boasting power, payload, style, and Japanese engineering.

Recently brought to Sicily, she has enjoyed Mt. Etna, clay trails through the mountains and valleys. I only wish it had a diesel to put up with lack of gas stations. But that is what the jerry cans are for.

Added all options except:
Suspension, 16" rims, inverter & woofer.

Probably will install Boss Bass subwoofer using factory interface and will personally design an inverter power system (1kw solid state linear inverter) with distribution throughout cabin and exterior.
2008 Toyota 6 speed (Vodoo Blue)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Pending:
Need some more stuff for second battery install.

Next:
Lower pulley R&R for NAPA sealed bearing type: https://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/CatalogItemDetail.aspx?A=NBH36174_0300114972&An=0
Interior
Stock GPS QUEST 3
Steering Wheel Radio Control
FJammer Radio
A-Trac Switch
Motion Sensor Alarm

Amateur Radio
VHF: TMD-700A
HF: TS-480HX Rear view mirror mount
APRS: http://aprs.fi/?call=AI4UB-1&mt=roadmap&z=11&timerange=10800
GPS: AVMAP GEOSAT 5
Exterior
Bumper Lights
Factory Tow Hitch (not aftermarket from dealer)
Pending:
Roof top lights & mod to HID
HI-Lift Jack mounted to rear roof rack
Next mod: Openable side windows
Audio
The places we drive in Italy :)
Suspension
Stock
Wheel and Tire
Brand new Yokohama Geolander (larger as stock!)

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