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  1. Newbie Discussions
    Brand new here and really don't know much about cars in general. I have an 07' FJ 114K miles with semi-severe rusting underneath. Likely due to sitting in NY winters as it was not driven often for a period of time. I took it to a rust/welding specialist who mentioned he could descale and...
  2. General Discussion
    Hello, I’m looking at purchasing my first Fj. The current prospect is a 2007 Fj with 130,000 miles. I wanted to get the communities opinion on whether they think this is worth it based on the rest? I know this is only one of the factors when purchasing a Fj, but definitely an important one. I’m...
  3. Dealer Negotiations/Test Driving
    I’m looking at purchasing a 2007 FJ cruiser. This would be my first FJ cruiser and I was curious to see if I could gather other peoples opinion on whether this car has too much rust or not? I have seen quite a bit out there and I would like to see what this community thinks? I’m open to any and...
  4. Dealer Negotiations/Test Driving
    Hi all, firstly a huge thanks for all that this community shares. I'm looking to buy a 2012 FJ from a private seller. I've been told to check to for rust damage. Here are some photos of the under carriage that I took -- how does this look like to you guys? The car has mostly lived in the...
  5. Interior / Exterior Visual Tech
    Had the upper windshield molding replaced after it pulled that little disappearing trick while going 80 mph on the interstate. Took the dealership almost 3 weeks to get all the parts together. Anyway, finally got it fixed only to have the new one fly off literally the next day. Called the...
  6. Dealer Negotiations/Test Driving
    I'm looking at a 2007 FJ that presented itself recently. It looks good around the body with some rust underneath but mostly surface and some scaling but not rotted. There is rust on top of the fenders under the hood in the engine bay. Not soft but rusty. How concerning are these spots, and are...
  7. Misc. Technical Discussion
    Hey everyone! I am considering doing some rust mitigation to my 2007 FJ before I move up to Michigan and get hit by the hard winters and salty roads. I've watched quite a few videos on how to do this myself, but I wanted to check with you all on what the best approach is. So far, this is my...
  8. Interior / Exterior Visual Tech
    So a little DIY to keep the frame from rusting. My frame had some surface rust (we don't have road salt here), so I decided to remedy it. Now most rust proofing solutions I've seen, have a thick tar-like layer of paint coated to the underneath of the vehicle. The issue with that is that it...
  9. Newbie Discussions
    Got a little impatient in my search for the perfect FJ. I’ve wanted one for years and after struggling for about a month to find the right one, I pulled the trigger on this 08 with 105k miles for $20k. I checked for rust at the dealer and it didn’t look so bad, but after further inspection I’m...
  10. Member Build Ups
    SUPER MEGA UPDATE: Found a gentleman by the name of Chris Ramos, who happily took on my headache, and gave this car some new life. I left some photos in a new reply, and plan create a more detailed thread. Here's a few quick photos: THERE IS STILL HOPE, MY RUSTY FJ OWNERS! 😃...
  11. Newbie Discussions
    The lower track bar bracket on my 2007 FJ has rusted and the track bar is completely disconnected. Can I buy a bracket somewhere and have it welded or do I need to fork over the money for an entirely new axle housing? any thoughts would be helpful Thanks, TWC500
  12. Dealer Negotiations/Test Driving
    Hey there team, Hope everyone is having a fun weekend. Saw this 2010 with low miles listed on Ebay. The listing has many good photos of the rust underneath. thought some of you folks might enjoy a little game of, “How much rust is too much rust.” The listing The pics are in the “Item...
  13. Engine Performance
    So I went to change the oil for the first time since buying my FJ. Long story short, I cannot get the oil plug off the oil pan. I'm not sure if someone tightened it to tight, or it has some rust (the FJ sat for periods of time as it was my dad's, and he used his company work truck 95% of the...
  14. Maintenance Tech
    Hi, this is my first time posting, this forum has been really helpful. I recently bought a 2010 FJ and I am very excited to work on it and I will need your help on this journey. I live in New Jersey and rust is a big problem here. I'm looking to remove rust and prevent it. Please suggest a...
  15. Dealer Negotiations/Test Driving
    Hoping to be an FJ owner soon, pandemic is somewhat limiting my options, but there is a 2014 VXR nearby with ~150k km (93k miles) on it. I am a little worried about buying this car, would probably have it inspected by a garage, but was hoping for some input from the experts here before spending...
  16. Newbie Discussions
    Hi! I've been looking and test driving some dealership FJs recently and have been looking at the frames and oil caps on them. Now I'm from Wisconsin where the roads are saltier than a brined chicken, only when looking at my current vehicle (an F150) the frames are so much rustier on the FJs...
  17. Problems / Dealer Service
    :notsigned: We all love our FJ Cruiser. Fun to drive, fun to mod. The purpose of FJ Cruiser Rusted Frame Owners Unite on Facebook is to connect those of us whose frames are rusting, some even to failure and to be able to tell your story of what Toyota is or is not doing to help. Safety is our...
  18. Dealer Negotiations/Test Driving
    Hey all, Looking at a 2013 FJ to buy. Relatively decent mileage (80k ish). I had a remote inspection completed and this is the view of the undercarriage. It's had one side panel replaced and another with a little body fill, but I think that was from some off roading since there's no accident...
  19. Maintenance Tech
    Hi there, This is my first post, sorry for being a little long winded. Just purchased a 2010 FJ AT 4x4 in Iceberg with 92k. I love it, always wanted one, and as such really want to do my best to take care of it. There is a little rust underneath, some on the rear diff, very little on the...
  20. Newbie Discussions
    As the title says I am looking at a 2007 TRD Edition FJ, the under belly has some rust in various spots and it looks like it has found the ground a time or two. My question is can this rust be mitigated to the point where I can get a long life out of this FJ or will it spread like the plague...
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