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First some FJ porn for your viewing pleasure. Sorry for the crappy phone picture.



Love the truck so far. A little background before I ask my questions...this will mostly be a DD/Winter rat but it will DEFINITELY be seeing some sand duty out at Race point and possibly on nantucket. I am way into the oversand stuff and that will be my primary offroading experience. I probably won't do much else offroad unless maybe there's a Northeast FJ group who has meets or something(?)

- Are the factory "sliders" solid enough to use with a hi-lift jack? Please say yes. I had them installed on my 03 WJ that I had before this and basically did not use the factory jack...I kept the high lift in the truck all the time and used that for emergency tire changes.

- Any suggestions on where/how to store a hi-lift inside this? On the WJ it fit under the back seat, amazingly enough!

- I have a SUP board and surf boards that I need to transport. Has anyone secured SUP holders to the factory rack? Do I need to get thule bars or will the sup holder go right onto the factory rack? Anyone have experience with this? I'm planning offroad lights...LED bar up top and then probably two big yellow halogens on the bumper, so I want to come up with a plan to either keep or ditch the factory rack. I'm wondering if I should replace it since I usually carry a grill and stuff out on to the beach, but...I would rather not if I can get away with it.

- Any other suggestions for oversand duty?

I already ordered a tuffy center console and the rear door storage system to hold my tire deflators, air gauge, compressor, etc. That looks really sick and I can't wait to get my hands on it!
 

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Welcome! There are a few members from up in the Northeast. The factory sliders are sturdy enough, but people don't care to use a Hi-Lift on them mainly because they don't stick out very far and it's easy to have the jack shift into the side of the FJ and do damage.
 

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Welcome! I am insanely jealous of your new TT!

I put my high-lift on the roof rack. Maybe you could rig something on the back of the back seats or the back door?

Good luck!

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OEM sliders are as sturdy as any other set of sliders.

if you get the 48" HL, it will fit inside. Otherwise, just buy some mounts and stick it on the rack.

The factory rack can hold 150lbs. since it is missing a front piece it might be cumbersome to secure a very long item. If you plan on keeping the OEM rack you can buy baskets that complete the rack in front. Look at Baja for examples.
 

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Awesome, thanks much guys!

That sounds good as far as adding on to the factory rack!

I didn't think of the door clearance issue for the hi lift. I want to get one of those tube adapters for it...maybe that will give me enough clearance to be able to use it.

Will check that other thread for hi lift mounting options too...fantastic.
 

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First some FJ porn for your viewing pleasure. Sorry for the crappy phone picture.



Love the truck so far. A little background before I ask my questions...this will mostly be a DD/Winter rat but it will DEFINITELY be seeing some sand duty out at Race point and possibly on nantucket. I am way into the oversand stuff and that will be my primary offroading experience. I probably won't do much else offroad unless maybe there's a Northeast FJ group who has meets or something(?)

- Are the factory "sliders" solid enough to use with a hi-lift jack? Please say yes. I had them installed on my 03 WJ that I had before this and basically did not use the factory jack...I kept the high lift in the truck all the time and used that for emergency tire changes.

- Any suggestions on where/how to store a hi-lift inside this? On the WJ it fit under the back seat, amazingly enough!

- I have a SUP board and surf boards that I need to transport. Has anyone secured SUP holders to the factory rack? Do I need to get thule bars or will the sup holder go right onto the factory rack? Anyone have experience with this? I'm planning offroad lights...LED bar up top and then probably two big yellow halogens on the bumper, so I want to come up with a plan to either keep or ditch the factory rack. I'm wondering if I should replace it since I usually carry a grill and stuff out on to the beach, but...I would rather not if I can get away with it.

- Any other suggestions for oversand duty?

I already ordered a tuffy center console and the rear door storage system to hold my tire deflators, air gauge, compressor, etc. That looks really sick and I can't wait to get my hands on it!
Awesome ride!! I love those TTs!

But yeah, the factory sliders can handle a Hi-Lift jack but they are pretty close to the body. I would definitely get the slider adapter out there for the jack! You don't want to accidentally ding your door trying to switch out a tire!

As for putting that hi-lift on the inside, I've seen guys install a mounting system or mounting brackets to the floor in the rear behind the driver's and passenger's seats. This may not be the best idea though if you have people that ride in the back often.

I can't give much advice as far as surf or SUP boards go, but you can get LED light bars for the OEM roof rack. Just check out Rigid Industries web site. And as for the big yellow lights, are you thinking of Old Cruiser's rig? Because you may need an aftermarket bumper to fit lights like those unless you came up with some kind of custom bracket/mounting kit.

But as long as you have enough roof rack cross-members, I'm sure you could secure a grill up there! :bigthumb:

And when it comes to sand driving, check out the latest issue of the FJC Magazine! There's a section in there that talks about how to spend the first $6,000 I believe, and it has options for different kinds of driving, one of those, being sand! :bigthumb:

Hope this helps!
 

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Congratulations on your purchase but I wish ya'll would quit posting photos of 2013 FJ TT.
I am trying to remain loyal to my 07 Black Cherry and these post are making it very difficult.
 

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I didn't think of the door clearance issue for the hi lift. I want to get one of those tube adapters for it...maybe that will give me enough clearance to be able to use it.
Open the door as wide as you can (if possible) and then attach the hi-lift right where the door would have been. This way, there's absolutely no risk of damage.
 

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Congrats and welcome. Yes there is an FJNortheasters group and we do get together.
 

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Congrats and welcome :wave: The stock sliders on the TT are very strong and will take a Hi-lift no problem. For sand, I'd advise getting a compressor fitted or a CO2 tank so that you can air the tires right down...and invest in a set of these: MAXTRAX: Vehicle Extraction & Recovery and one of these: Bushranger X-Jack Complete Kit (72X10)

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Yea I have a little DC compressor that I was using with my jeep. I wish it was a little faster to air up with but it works. Have a tow strap, tree protector (not that I really need that) and a shackle for the hitch.

That maxtrax thing is cool! I have something somewhat similar but that is really sweet with the pins you can drive into the ground. I might have to grab one of those!
 

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Open the door as wide as you can (if possible) and then attach the hi-lift right where the door would have been. This way, there's absolutely no risk of damage.
Genius!

That's exactly what I'll do should the need arise. That should work out just fine.
 
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