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I just bought a 2012 FJ Cruiser in Radiant Red but it doesn't have the Trails Edition Badges but when I pulled the VIN and decoded the invoice it had the Off-Road Package, Convenience Package 17" Alloy Wheels and Spare , Roof Rack and the Z1 Preferred package but it's not showing that it's a Trails Edition and the steering wheel and seats aren't accented in Red so I am guessing it is not a Trails Edition? My Question would be if it has the Off Road package wouldn't it be a Trails Edition? I was under the assumption that the Radiant Red color option only went to the Trails Edition. Just picked it up for $28,900 59K miles and lifted, big rims and body armor bumper with winch. Also has additional fog lamps and really nice SmittyBilt 2 Step Nerf running boards. I guess my question is about the Radiant Red Color option. The more digging I do, just seems like the original owner did a custom order? Not sure.. Just curious on the boards thoughts.
 

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I just bought a 2012 FJ Cruiser in Radiant Red but it doesn't have the Trails Edition Badges but when I pulled the VIN and decoded the invoice it had the Off-Road Package, Convenience Package 17" Alloy Wheels and Spare , Roof Rack and the Z1 Preferred package but it's not showing that it's a Trails Edition and the steering wheel and seats aren't accented in Red so I am guessing it is not a Trails Edition? My Question would be if it has the Off Road package wouldn't it be a Trails Edition? I was under the assumption that the Radiant Red color option only went to the Trails Edition. Just picked it up for $28,900 59K miles and lifted, big rims and body armor bumper with winch. Also has additional fog lamps and really nice SmittyBilt 2 Step Nerf running boards. I guess my question is about the Radiant Red Color option. The more digging I do, just seems like the original owner did a custom order? Not sure.. Just curious on the boards thoughts.
What country are you in? For the north American market the 2012 Trail Teams was the only vehicle that used radiant red color but I know other countries like Australia had the color available as just a standard FJ withwhatever package it was ordered with. Sounds also like it may just be an FJ someone has painted radiant red if you happen to be in North America, which is a possibility. If there are no badges or color matched interior seats, trim, or steering wheel it is definitely not a 2012 TT.
 

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I just bought a 2012 FJ Cruiser in Radiant Red but it doesn't have the Trails Edition Badges but when I pulled the VIN and decoded the invoice it had the Off-Road Package, Convenience Package 17" Alloy Wheels and Spare , Roof Rack and the Z1 Preferred package but it's not showing that it's a Trails Edition and the steering wheel and seats aren't accented in Red so I am guessing it is not a Trails Edition? My Question would be if it has the Off Road package wouldn't it be a Trails Edition? I was under the assumption that the Radiant Red color option only went to the Trails Edition. Just picked it up for $28,900 59K miles and lifted, big rims and body armor bumper with winch. Also has additional fog lamps and really nice SmittyBilt 2 Step Nerf running boards. I guess my question is about the Radiant Red Color option. The more digging I do, just seems like the original owner did a custom order? Not sure.. Just curious on the boards thoughts.
Was it advertised as a TT or did you assume it was?
 

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What country are you in? For the north American market the 2012 Trail Teams was the only vehicle that used radiant red color but I know other countries like Australia had the color available as just a standard FJ withwhatever package it was ordered with. Sounds also like it may just be an FJ someone has painted radiant red if you happen to be in North America, which is a possibility. If there are no badges or color matched interior seats, trim, or steering wheel it is definitely not a 2012 TT.
I believe that red was a non TT color available in Japan and the UAE. But I'm right only 45% of the time.
Was it advertised as a TT or did you assume it was?

It was not advertised as a TT, I ran the vin through Toyota and even had a local Toyota dealer decode my vin and this was the port or factory installed equipment and the exterior was Radiant Red (3L5) so it came from the factory not a repaint, Toyota rep said good chance the buyer did a custom built and request.

3T Roof Rack
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AL 17" Alloy Wheels with FullSize Alloy Spare
Factory
CQ Convenience Package
Factory
DH Towing Hitch & Wire Harness
Port
E5 Stainless Steel Exhaust Tip
Port
FE 50 State Emissions
Factory
OF Off-Road Package
Factory
RL Daytime Running Lights
Factory
Z1 Preferred Accessory Package Carpet Floor Mats & Cargo Mat, Rear Door Storage, First Aid Kit, Armrest
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Congrats and welcome! I recently got a 2012TTUE, welcome to the Radiant Red club. You know we are all dying for pics so post if you got 'em!
 

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That sucks. I know I would feel kinda heartbroken if I thought I was buying a limited edition 1 of 2,500, only to figure out it was something else.

Hopefully you can find solace in the fact you do have a red FJ, and those in itself are very rare. And yeah, post up some pictures! :)
 

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It was not advertised as a TT, I ran the vin through Toyota and even had a local Toyota dealer decode my vin and this was the port or factory installed equipment and the exterior was Radiant Red (3L5) so it came from the factory not a repaint, Toyota rep said good chance the buyer did a custom built and request.
I visited and called quite a few dealerships in the pacific NW to order a new 2012 radiant red TT. I wanted to order one with a 6 speed manual; however, all the dealerships indicated that they could not order or specify any factory options. They could have port or dealer installed accessories and that is about it.

Basically the dealerships could request a 2012 TT, and Toyota would send whatever they had. So I would be surprised if someone ordered a special paint color like radiant red for a non-TT FJ. This is assuming the FJ was made for the North American market. Maybe I need to be a Toyota executive or a Rockstar to order one ha ha:rofl:.
 

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Manny,

What country are you in?

If US, I am betting it was just a modified TT....sounds like they did a lot of other work. Why not get rid of the fugly red interior ect.
 

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So for some reason I wasn't able to upload pics on the thread or at least I couldn't figure it out but here is my FJ that I just purchased. It has 59K miles and I picked it up for $28,900 + Tax at 8.5% what can you do but it had 2 prior owners and it's super clean!!!

3T Roof Rack
Port
AL 17" Alloy Wheels with FullSize Alloy Spare
Factory
CQ Convenience Package
Factory
DH Towing Hitch & Wire Harness
Port
E5 Stainless Steel Exhaust Tip
Port
FE 50 State Emissions
Factory
OF Off-Road Package
Factory
RL Daytime Running Lights
Factory
Z1 Preferred Accessory Package Carpet Floor Mats & Cargo Mat, Rear Door Storage, First Aid Kit, Armrest
Port

Model2012 FJ Cruiser
GradeSR
ExteriorRadiant Red(3L5)
InteriorDark Charcoal
Engine6-CYL
Body Type5Dr. Wagon
Drive Type4WD
Transmission5AT
Selling DealerSouth Coast Toyota
Servicing DealerNone Selected
Date of First UseJanuary 01, 2012
 

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I just bought a 2012 FJ Cruiser in Radiant Red but it doesn't have the Trails Edition Badges but when I pulled the VIN and decoded the invoice it had the Off-Road Package, Convenience Package 17" Alloy Wheels and Spare , Roof Rack and the Z1 Preferred package but it's not showing that it's a Trails Edition and the steering wheel and seats aren't accented in Red so I am guessing it is not a Trails Edition? My Question would be if it has the Off Road package wouldn't it be a Trails Edition? I was under the assumption that the Radiant Red color option only went to the Trails Edition. Just picked it up for $28,900 59K miles and lifted, big rims and body armor bumper with winch. Also has additional fog lamps and really nice SmittyBilt 2 Step Nerf running boards. I guess my question is about the Radiant Red Color option. The more digging I do, just seems like the original owner did a custom order? Not sure.. Just curious on the boards thoughts.
Just posted a New Thread because I couldn't upload pics so I added the pics to a new thread and just labeled it Radiant Red as well, thanks again for all the feedback.
 

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