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Congratulations on your NEW FJ !

I'm glad Toyota continues to produce the FJ. That's good for all of us owners, insuring most parts will continue to be available indefinitely. My local dealer finally quit asking if I'd consider trading in my 2011. I told them I'm keeping it until either I die or my FJ does.
Yeah you should definitely keep it!
 

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"Can they be imported to the USA?"
"I guess so as long as you’re willing to pay shipping and import taxes etc."

I wish it were that simple.
Sadly, there would be a lot of legal hoops to go through, to bring it up to current emissions and safety standards. Typically, to bring in to the US a current vehicle that wasn't certified to meet US regs costs millions of dollars to do, far beyond an individual's ability.

On the other hand, if a car is 25 years old, the US has a policy to allow it, and then shipping, import taxes, customs and things like that are more reasonable.

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"Can they be imported to the USA?"
"I guess so as long as you’re willing to pay shipping and import taxes etc."

I wish it were that simple.
Sadly, there would be a lot of legal hoops to go through, to bring it up to current emissions and safety standards. Typically, to bring in to the US a current vehicle that wasn't certified to meet US regs costs millions of dollars to do, far beyond an individual's ability.

On the other hand, if a car is 25 years old, the US has a policy to allow it, and then shipping, import taxes, customs and things like that are more reasonable.

Norm
Oh damn!
 

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Where in the ME is this? I'm in Bahrain, and might be interested in a sibling for my current 2007...
OP is in Qatar. My brother is in Dammam with his 2019.

we were at Toyota dealer in Sitra and at Ebrahim Kanoo in Bahrain, and both had 2019 in stock with 2020 coming

did you go to the club meeting last April/ May at kanoo?
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OP is in Qatar. My brother is in Dammam with his 2019.

we were at Toyota dealer in Sitra and at Ebrahim Kanoo in Bahrain, and both had 2019 in stock with 2020 coming

did you go to the club meeting last April/ May at kanoo?
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No club meeting... Didn't know it was a thing! I'd love to know more about it & maybe join up for some events during my last several months on the island...

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Not sure how stock suspension changed since I got mine back in 2010.
It was too soft for any serious dune bashing I had to install an ARB lift kit.
Once done, I was all over the dunes and became very stable even on highways.
 

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Not sure how stock suspension changed since I got mine back in 2010.
It was too soft for any serious dune bashing I had to install an ARB lift kit.
Once done, I was all over the dunes and became very stable even on highways.
The Tockico are still the same safe suspension, do their basic job and last long but for anything serious you need to step up to Bilstein or others. The Australian model did get stiffer damping from what I believe.
 

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Not sure how stock suspension changed since I got mine back in 2010.
It was too soft for any serious dune bashing I had to install an ARB lift kit.
Once done, I was all over the dunes and became very stable even on highways.
Stock suspension is good but on my last dune bashing trip I realized I need a lift because I kept catching the front diff in the soft stuff. Probably looking at 3 inches but I need highway stability too. This thing already likes to lean around corners :)
 

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Leave the stickers ON! A three inch lift with the right shocks and springs will make the truck really stable. I'm torturing myself, but can you tell me what they are selling for?
 

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Here's the link for FJ Cruisers at Toyota Qatar:

Check out the brochure and options!
 
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