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General Information

Year
2014
Make
Toyota
Model
FJ Cruiser 4x4 SUV
Color
Cement Gray
Packages
FE, CQ, UR, CF, DH, EL
History
Traded in a 2014 Mini Cooper Turbo Coupe and 2004 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 for this.
One of the last new 2014 FJ Cruisers sold in Arizona.

I bought the Tacoma brand new in 2004 and never had it in the shop for anything more than routine maintenance (fluid replacements, belt replacements, etc). Very reliable vehicle.

Bought the Mini Cooper for reasons unknown, reviving my youth I guess. Very fun car to drive, fast, handles excellent. Something I should have bought 20 years earlier though instead of when I did.
2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4x4 SUV (Cement Gray)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Installed a K&N 77-9034KP Performance Intake.

Installed a Borla 140405 Stainless Steel Cat-Back Dual Exhaust System.
Interior
Installed Dynamat Extreme sound deadener throughout the interior (front & back floor boards, inside front doors and side panels in rear).

Installed a Springtail folding Molle panel, with 3 MPACs on the inside of the back door.

Installed a Z-Edge Car Dash Cam for the front windshield and a Transcend DrivePro Dash Cam for the rear window.
Exterior
Had a professional body shop re-paint the white top and pillars with a matching Cement Gray.

De-badged (removed all logos) from vehicle: "FJ Cruiser" logo from rear-passenger side, "Toyota" spelled out logo from rear-driver side and the Toyota round logo from the rear-driver side.

Replaced the front stock grill with "Toyota" across the front with a new "Grillcraft" grill insert. Closest product I could find that looked stock yet had no advertisement on it. Replaced the lower grill with Grillcraft's matching grill insert.

Replaced the silver door handles with OEM black handles.
Audio
Replaced the factory JBL system with:
1. Pioneer AVH-4200NEX head unit.
2. Pair of Focal Auditor 6 1/2" component speakers (with tweeters) for the doors & dash.
3. Pair of Focal Performance 6 3/4" speakers in the upper side panels just in front of the rear seat-belts at ear level.
4. Pair of Focal tweeters mounted in the rear pillar locations which once had the factory speakers. Used Focal passive external crossovers to split off the Focal Performance speakers.
5. JL Audio SB-T-FJ/12W1v3 Stealthbox 12" sub-woofer mounted where the factory sub-woofer was.
6. Polk Audio PA D4000.4 amp to drive the door and rear speakers (installed under the driver's seat).
7. Alpine MRV-M500 1-Channel amp to drive the JL Audio sub-woofer (installed under the passenger seat).
8. Rerii flush mount USB/HDMI extension + Rerii flush mount USB/3.5mm extension. Both mounted in the switch panel under the climate controls replacing the cigarette lighter and stock 3.5MM connections. Gives 100% accessibility to all the head unit options (Android Auto, USB, HDMI, 3.5mm accessory, etc.)
9. Xtenzi Z7BOX to allow videos to play while the vehicle is in-motion.
Suspension
Stock suspension with body mount chop to eliminate the tires rubbing after replacing the stock rims and tires to 285/70/R17 tires and 17x9 wheels with -12 offset.
Wheel and Tire
Tires: (5) BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 285/70 /R17
Wheels: MB Wheels 352 17x9 with -12 offset.

Since the new tires are wider (larger rim width) than the stock the spare tire, the tire cover wouldn't fit. So I used only the round plastic plate from within the tire cover. I bought a spray can of plastic paint primer, a spray can of Toyota Cement Gray paint and a spray can of clear coat to match the paint of the cover to the rest of the vehicle.

Also, I had to extend the backup camera mount just shy of 2 inches for the camera to clear the cover and work properly. I need to update the pictures.

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