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Welcome to the April's Ride of the Month Competition!

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Please follow all instructions posted below


  1. You must add 3 Photos; no more, no less. NO Collages. Pictures must be of the current state of your vehicle. Avoid having any people in your images.
  2. List any/all Legal Modifications to your vehicle if you have done any.*
  3. The vehicle must be yours. Vehicles waiting to be purchased may not be included
  4. Include a short description of your favourite aspect of your vehicle, or your favourite memory or ride taken with your vehicle*
  5. Votes for the month’s winner will be tallied by the number of “Likes” your post has on the last day of the month. The winner at the end of the month will win a free 1 Year Premium Membership for the forum and a custom flair under their username. If the winner is already a premium member, their subscription will be extended an additional year.
  6. Remember, please post your entries and pictures in this thread.
  7. If you have won in a previous month, you can no longer enter for the rest of the year. However, if you have a second car that meets the above criteria, you can enter that.

* These are optional but encouraged


We will be using this month's contest as a test bed for more picture contests down the road.
 

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This is my 2008 MT FJ, "Fred Johnson" (From the Expanse)
Prompt asked for "current state." Current state (last 24 hours) is "covered in mud"

Mods/Features:
  • Front Facing Thermal Camera
  • Fold Down Monitor on Driver's Sunvisor
  • Iron Man 3" Lift w/ forged UCAs
  • Nitto 285 70 r 17 ridge grapplers
  • Sunroof
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Display
  • Additional Offroad Lighting
  • Rockmen Pro Trailing Arms with OPOR skids
  • Rear Backup Camera Added
  • CB and HAM radios
  • SCUBA Breather mod
  • Pedal Commander
  • 1/2" steel "skid plate" under engine (Ricochet Skids on Order)
  • Orange Boxx Sliders on order

Favorite Aspect of the Vehicle: I'm a really tall guy, so I love that I actually have legroom in the driver's seat. It's a brand new experience for me since I've got the vehicle and I can't get enough of it.

Favorite/Most Terrifying Story: I got suckered into going into a "two hour" trailing expedition in January when we got to the top of the mountain and found everything covered in 6" of ice an no way to turn around. There were jeeps spinning out all over the place, and the "two hours" turned into "ten hours at 2mph" but my FJ never slipped significantly and never hit anything I didn't want it to go over, so props for Toyota Traction Control!
 

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nice ride!
what do you use the thermal camera for? would it work good for spotting night creatures hell bent on suicide at country road speeds or mainly for off roading?
 

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nice ride!
what do you use the thermal camera for? would it work good for spotting night creatures hell bent on suicide at country road speeds or mainly for off roading?
Reasons for the Thermal Camera:
  • It's cool and fun to use
  • It's high res enough to actually see terrain (through smoke, fog, dust, and snow too, so long as the lens doesn't get completely coated)
  • It is absolutely useful for picking out deer and such on backroads, not that a loaded up FJ is actually capable of speed.
 

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This is my 2008 MT FJ, "Fred Johnson" (From the Expanse)
Prompt asked for "current state." Current state (last 24 hours) is "covered in mud"

Mods/Features:
  • Front Facing Thermal Camera
  • Fold Down Monitor on Driver's Sunvisor
  • Iron Man 3" Lift w/ forged UCAs
  • Nitto 285 70 r 17 ridge grapplers
  • Sunroof
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Display
  • Additional Offroad Lighting
  • Rockmen Pro Trailing Arms with OPOR skids
  • Rear Backup Camera Added
  • CB and HAM radios
  • SCUBA Breather mod
  • Pedal Commander
  • 1/2" steel "skid plate" under engine (Ricochet Skids on Order)
  • Orange Boxx Sliders on order

Favorite Aspect of the Vehicle: I'm a really tall guy, so I love that I actually have legroom in the driver's seat. It's a brand new experience for me since I've got the vehicle and I can't get enough of it.

Favorite/Most Terrifying Story: I got suckered into going into a "two hour" trailing expedition in January when we got to the top of the mountain and found everything covered in 6" of ice an no way to turn around. There were jeeps spinning out all over the place, and the "two hours" turned into "ten hours at 2mph" but my FJ never slipped significantly and never hit anything I didn't want it to go over, so props for Toyota Traction Control!
I too have an ‘08 6MT Brick! And also love The Expanse Books/Show! Very nice! You’re winning this in my book!
 

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This is my 09 FJC with 170k miles named Rocinante or "Roci" for short (Also from the Expanse) My Fiancé and I couldn't decide on a good name, I got her to read The Expanse books and she just started calling it Roci, so it stuck.

Mods:

-16" Method 701 Bronze wheels with General Grabber AT 315/75R16
-Toytec Boss 2.0 Aluma Series Coilovers
-Icon Delta Tubular Upper Control Arms
-8.2 swap from 2010 FJC with Electronic locker
-4.88 Yukon gears
-ARB Air Locker in the front
-Eimkeith Panhard bar relocation kit
-Metaltech 4X4 HD Long Travel suspension in the rear
-Metaltech 4X4 Rear Lower Links
-Metaltech4X4 Rear Upper Links
-Pure FJ Cruiser extended brake lines
-Radflo 2.0 Shocks in the rear
-Custom made Bumpstop spacers
-Custom made front skid plate (just took off to replace LCA's tonight)
-Shrockworks Rock Sliders
-Demello Offroad Aluminum front bumper
-Smittybilt X20 Winch
-Baja Designs Wide Cornering LED's
-Custom made Platform in the rear compartment (seats removed)
-Frontrunner Slimline 2 Roof rack

Favorite Aspect of the vehicle:
I'm not sure that there is really one thing I can point to, but I will say this. I love how I can go rock crawling with friends and beat the hell out of the vehicle and it will still get me home after that. The first time I took it out was Camp 5 trail South Dakota, we did the access trail to Hal John's (which we thought was the hard trail LOL) It took us 5 hours to complete I was completely stressed the entire time. I was on 33's at the time, and the whole time I underestimated the Roci. After the trip it blew me away at how capable the FJ is, now I want more stress, more rocks and more good times!
 

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Welcome to the April's Ride of the Month Competition!

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Please follow all instructions posted below


  1. You must add 3 Photos; no more, no less. NO Collages. Pictures must be of the current state of your vehicle. Avoid having any people in your images.
  2. List any/all Legal Modifications to your vehicle if you have done any.*
  3. The vehicle must be yours. Vehicles waiting to be purchased may not be included
  4. Include a short description of your favourite aspect of your vehicle, or your favourite memory or ride taken with your vehicle*
  5. Votes for the month’s winner will be tallied by the number of “Likes” your post has on the last day of the month. The winner at the end of the month will win a free 1 Year Premium Membership for the forum and a custom flair under their username. If the winner is already a premium member, their subscription will be extended an additional year.
  6. Remember, please post your entries and pictures in this thread.
  7. If you have won in a previous month, you can no longer enter for the rest of the year. However, if you have a second car that meets the above criteria, you can enter that.

* These are optional but encouraged


We will be using this month's contest as a test bed for more picture contests down the road.
I really dig the FJ pic!
 

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This is my 09 FJC with 170k miles named Rocinante or "Roci" for short (Also from the Expanse) My Fiancé and I couldn't decide on a good name, I got her to read The Expanse books and she just started calling it Roci, so it stuck.

Mods:

-16" Method 701 Bronze wheels with General Grabber AT 315/75R16
-Toytec Boss 2.0 Aluma Series Coilovers
-Icon Delta Tubular Upper Control Arms
-8.2 swap from 2010 FJC with Electronic locker
-4.88 Yukon gears
-ARB Air Locker in the front
-Eimkeith Panhard bar relocation kit
-Metaltech 4X4 HD Long Travel suspension in the rear
-Metaltech 4X4 Rear Lower Links
-Metaltech4X4 Rear Upper Links
-Pure FJ Cruiser extended brake lines
-Radflo 2.0 Shocks in the rear
-Custom made Bumpstop spacers
-Custom made front skid plate (just took off to replace LCA's tonight)
-Shrockworks Rock Sliders
-Demello Offroad Aluminum front bumper
-Smittybilt X20 Winch
-Baja Designs Wide Cornering LED's
-Custom made Platform in the rear compartment (seats removed)
-Frontrunner Slimline 2 Roof rack

Favorite Aspect of the vehicle:
I'm not sure that there is really one thing I can point to, but I will say this. I love how I can go rock crawling with friends and beat the hell out of the vehicle and it will still get me home after that. The first time I took it out was Camp 5 trail South Dakota, we did the access trail to Hal John's (which we thought was the hard trail LOL) It took us 5 hours to complete I was completely stressed the entire time. I was on 33's at the time, and the whole time I underestimated the Roci. After the trip it blew me away at how capable the FJ is, now I want more stress, more rocks and more good times!
VERY NICE.... Where did you get the custom blue FJ liner from? That is badd-ass?

Let me know.

Thanks.

Michael A.
 

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She is an 07 6 speed manual, diff lock, a-trac, subwoofer, rear power outlet, all the good stuff.
What i remember so far...
Metaltech tube front bumper
JBA upper control arms
Ricochet front skid( via Wikid)
Pure FJ sliders
Urd fuel pump
Cluthchmasters throw out bearing
Fuel 17x8.5 wheels
285 70 17 BFG ko2
Bilstein 6100 5160
Ironman rear spacers
LED lighting
PIAA fog lights and headlamps
ARB compressor mounted under hood
Coming soon... iconic rear recovery points
A kayak, if that counts.
I only got it because of my FJ

My favorite aspect/feature is the ability to take any road/trail to see where it goes. Road trips will never be the same. I've had her 2 years this month, and she's earned all those stickers plus some I'm trying to find room for.
 

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Recent pics after new tires.





2010 FJC

FJ Mods

Audio
Pioneer AVIX-8100NEX
Polk DB 6.5" Componenst (front doors and dash)
Polk DB 6.5" Coax (rear seat)
Polk DB 4" Coax (rear pillars)
MTX Audio 10" subwoofer (rear cargo shelf)
Alpine PDX 4 channel
Alpine PDX 5 channel
Metra Axxess Steering Wheel control module
Metra 70-8114 Steering Wheel Control Harness (factory AUX works with new head unit)
Scosche head unit install kit
Stinger power and audio cables
Monster speaker cables
Subthump subwoofer box (rear cargo shelf)

Armor
Expedition One Diamond Trail Series Bumper
Expedition One Swing Out Rear Bumper
Trail Gear Sliders
Ricochet HD Skid Plate
Ricochet Front Lower Control Arm Skids
Roktek Rear Control Arm Skids
FJToyman Rear Shock Skids

Electrical
IBS-DBS Dual Battery System
Dual Odyssey Group 34 Batteries
SwitchPros 8100
Blue Sea Fuse Box
Blue Sea Power Outlet
Blue Sea USB Outlet
Blue Sea SafetyHub

Lights
40" Baja Designs LED Stealth Light Bar (roof)
(2) Baja Designs XL Pro LEDs (front bumper)
(2) Baja Designs XL Pro LEDs (cowl)
(2) Baja Designs SII LED lights (blind corners)
(2) Baja Designs SII LED lights (rear roof)
(2) Acrolights LED Driving Lights (front bumper)
(2) Acrolights LED Reverse Lights (rear bumper)
LED dome/map/mirror lights

Suspension
Icon Stage 1
Icon Tubular UCAs
OME Rear Heavy Springs
Icon Billet Rear Control Arms (lower and upper)
Icon Panhard Bar

Tires & Wheels
Falken Wildpeak AT3W
17" Method Mesh Wheels

Communications
Yaesu FTM-400DR dual band ham radio
Comet dual band antenna
Comet lip mount
Midland 75-822
3' Firestik
Bandi CB Mount

Storage
Bajarack Low Profile Rack
Fourtreks Hi-Lift Mount
Fourtreks Shovel/Axe Mount
Springtail MPAC Rear Door + Molle Bags (First Aid, Survival, Misc)
Springtail MPAC Saddle + Molle Bags (CB, Knife, Leatherman, Flashlight)
Industrial Forming Panamint Rolltop Console Cover
Custom Built Drawers (Recovery Gear and Tools)
Tie-downs mounted on top of drawer
Pelican cases
Front Runner Wolf Packs
Expedition Essentials dash mount

Recovery
Superwinch Talon 9500 with Synthetic Rope
Factor 55 Thimble
Hi-Lift 48" Xtreme Jack
Hi-Lift Lift Mate
Hi-Lift Tube Adaptor
Hi-Lift Jack ORB Base
Fiskars Chopping Axe
Fiskars Digging Shovel
ARB Snatch Strap
ARB Tree Saver Strap
ARB EZ-Deflator
Smittybuilt Black Shackles
Powertank 10# CO2 with X-Flo Regulator
Powertank Tire Gauge
Powertank Tire Plug Kit
HalGaurd Fire Extinguisher

Other
UltraGuage
Ellis Precision AT Stealth Black Shifters
Ellis Precision Stealth Black Ebrake
Ram Mount for iPhone
Ram Mount for UltraGuage
Ram Mount for iPad 2
Airaid Cold Air Intake
Borla Dirt Sport Exhaust
BD Customz Cowl Light Mounts
Shrockworks Washer Bottle
Shrockworks 2nd Battery Tray

The greatest memories were had whenever I went to FJ Summit and various offroad events and saw old friends and made new ones. That's the best part of building up an FJ and becoming part of a great community.
 

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2008 fj cruiser 4WD
Mods:
35x12.5” nitto trial grappler tires
Pro comp 17” wheels
6” pro comp lift
SPC Upper control arms
Smitty built rock sliders
Bushwacker fj cruiser fender flares
Dee Zee fj cruiser ladder rack
Anzo smoke led tail lights
Arb skid plate (powder coated yellow)
Metal tech fj cruiser stronghold winch bumper
LARATH fj cruiser front bumper grill
KC HiLites 6in
Light bar (not sure which model or size)
Warren winch
Skar audio 2 12” subwoofer
Skar audio 1500 watt amplifier
Kicker 6x9 door speakers
Rockville 3.5” tweeter speakers
Alpine headunit
Alpine speaker amp
Interior led rgb lights
Muffler delete straight pipe
Cold air intake system
Fj cruiser all blacked out parts

My favorite feature of the car is that I got the vehicle when I was 14, I’m 16 now, and I worked around the clock after school buying and installing all the parts my self. My dad bought the car for me used at 130,000 miles in the stock red/white color. I payed a paint shop to paint it all black then built up the cruiser from there. It took 2 years but now I’m satisfied and happy with the outcome of my 2008 fj cruiser.
 

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I love my FJ! It was the last 2014 for sale in Ontario Canada that year. My wife and I went to Montreal to the Canadian Open and our 2011 got stolen from the hotel. :mad: F### we loved that truck. Now we have the this AWESOME 2014TT o_Oo_O and we are now where we can enjoy it in the interior of British Columbia. We like this FJ so much we shipped it on a train,
we didn't want to put the mileage on it on open pavement. Now at 83569kms and 7 years old.
Now it's time for the mods to start as it's out of warranty. WOOHOO!!!

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This is my 08' Fj Base. Recently broke it in driving to Charleston for the weekend. Has everything that isn't sandstorm blacked out, making it's appearance astonishingly more aggressive. Was in Cali/Colorado, now with me in Upstate, SC. Looking to throw on a cat back, TRD SuperCharger, and then some descent bumpers/lights down the road. Sitting on some meaty all terrains and TRD wheels. I've already had the spare wheel cover stolen and now missing the passenger side glass mirror, tangible items at least. LMK what you think, ✌🤙

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After tallying the votes, we have a winner!

Congratulations to @64b1t for having the most likes on their ride!

Thank you to everyone who participated in April's ROTM Thread!
The thread is now closed.

A new thread for May's ROTM will be up soon!

~Richard.
 
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