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12/10/14 Took home a meticulously maintained 2007 Voodoo Blue FJ. Just a hair over 100k miles, 4x4, never off road, factory locker + A-trac, all bone stock! Even had OEM running boards. Threw on a spacer lift , Bobby Mount Chop (BMC Poway special) , and 285/75/17 (33.8") Nitto Terra Grappler G2 and I was off !

This builds Primary use is a Reliable DD that can get me anywhere I want and home at the end of the weekend. Just a Build for camping, road trips, and exploring with the pup (Ozzy) and Family/Friends.
Not looking to PreRun the Baja 1000 or race KOH although I am trying to make it strong and reliable enough to hit some fun terrain! ;)

Post up if you have any questions or suggestions!!!

Current Mileage: 151,400 as of 8/23/17




Lighting :
Baja Designs XL80, Driving/Combo, Pair
Baja Designs Squadron-R Pro, Amber Wide Cornering, Pair
Baja Designs S2 Pro, Wide Cornering, Pair
Baja Designs S2 Pro, Amber Flood/Work, Pair

Baja Designs Rock Lights as Dome Light Replacement


Armor :
Demello Off-Road Aluminum 3-Hoop Front Bumper
SRD Rock Sliders Welded On
Demello Off-Road Swingout Rear Bumper


Front Suspension :
Total Chaos UCA's
Total Chaos Race Series LCA's
Fox 2.5 w/ Resi Coilovers + 700lb springs
Limit Straps


Rear Suspension :
Toytec Superflex 2.0 HD Rear Springs
Fox 2.5 Single Tube Bypass W/DSC
Total Chaos Fabrication Chromoly Link Kit
Limit Straps


Overland / Expedition Gear :
BajaRack Utility Rack
ARB 50L Fridge
TemboTusk Fridge Slide
TemboTusk Skottle Kit
FrontRunner Expander Chair
Table in a Bag
Scepter 5 Gallon Water Can w/ JAGMTE pressurized cap kit
Custom Fridge Cage
Tuffy Security Console
Goose Gear Floor Plate & Drawer System



Wheels / Tires :
285/75/17 33.8" Nitto Terra Grappler G2
4- 1.25" Wheel Spacers

Rotiform SIX-OR 17x9


Battery/Electrical :
sPod Power Source
OTRATTW Switches
Sears Die Hard 31M
IPAD w/ RAM mount and Gaia GPS
Pelfreybilt Off-Road 31 Battery Cage
ICOM IC-2730A w/ Extended Frequencies


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Trips/Runs :
2014
- 12/31/14 Palomar MTN snow exploration
2015
- 1/24/15 Anza Borrego/ Ocotillo Wells
- 2/14/15 Anza Borrego/ Ocotillo Wells
- 2/21/15 Anza Borrego/ Ocotillo Wells
- 3/28/15 Anza Borrego/ Ocotillo Wells
- 6/19/15 Sequoia National Park
- 8/22/15 Big Bear Lake
- 9/05/15 Eastern Sierra's
- 11/21/15 Anza Borrego/ Ocotillo Wells
2016
- 1/02/16 Anza Borrego/ Ocotillo Wells
- 1/09/16 Big Bear Snow Fun
- 2/20/16 Anza Borrego/ Ocotillo Wells
- 3/04/16 Anza Borrego/ Ocotillo Wells
- 4/30/16 Eastern Sierra's / Kennedy Meadows Area
- 7/16/16 FJ Summit / Ouray, CO
- 8/05/16 Eastern Sierra's / Kennedy Meadows Area
- 9/03/16 Anza Borrego/ Ocotillo Wells
- 9/17/16 Anza Borrego/ Ocotillo Wells
- 11/19/16 Anza Borrego/ Ocotillo Wells
- 12/30/16 Big Bear Snow Fun
2017
- 1/01/17 Palomar MTN snow exploration
- 2/25/17 Anza Borrego/ Ocotillo Wells
- 3/10/17 Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains
- 5/25/17 Mammoth Lakes & Surrounding Areas
- 7/17/17 FJ Summit / Ouray, CO
- 8/07/17 Eastern Sierra's / Kennedy Meadows Area
- 8/18/17 Eastern Sierras / Mammoth Lakes / Yosemite NP

To Be Continued.....
 

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Congrats nice find. Looking good so far.
 

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Thanks all! Had a lot of fun in the desert Saturday. Really glad to be back in an FJ. Had to change a rear shock. Blew out one already. Oops. Upgrade will happen sometime in next month or so. wish I had the cash already!




 

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Looks good!

Do you have any more pictures of how you mounted your dust light? That looks like a great spot for a backup light.

Would be super interested to see how it worked out.
 

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Looks good!

Would be super interested to see how it worked out.
Thanks! posted a pic. the one S2 is does the job helping me backup at night in tighter spots. it's really bright! I like the location. I can see a decent amount of light in both mirrors.
 

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Hit the trails with Bajaraja and Moon FJ this weekend. Covered over 100 miles on the trails this weekend.
Was a little warm out there. May have been my last trip of the season.
 

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Sequoia National Park Trip
June 19-22, 2015

Attention All!
I'll be leaving San Diego at 4:30 AM Friday the 19th for Sequoia National Park.
If traffic isn't too bad, I will be up there around Noon. We will be staying at Dorst Creek Campground.

Haven't been up to Sequoia in about 2 years. Not a very long trip so I'm trying to get the most out of it.
Any awesome spots up there you all have been to? Open to suggestions

Planning to hit these spots:
-General Sherman Tree
-Tunnel Log
-Moro Rock
-Little Baldy Sunrise Hike
-Buckeye flats campground river
-Heather Lake (if I want to hike 8miles)

Should be an awesome trip! :blueblob:
 

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Sequoia National Park Trip
June 19-22, 2015

Attention All!
I'll be leaving San Diego at 4:30 AM Friday the 19th for Sequoia National Park.
If traffic isn't too bad, I will be up there around Noon. We will be staying at Dorst Creek Campground.

Haven't been up to Sequoia in about 2 years. Not a very long trip so I'm trying to get the most out of it.
Any awesome spots up there you all have been to? Open to suggestions

Planning to hit these spots:
-General Sherman Tree
-Tunnel Log
-Moro Rock
-Little Baldy Sunrise Hike
-Buckeye flats campground river
-Heather Lake (if I want to hike 8miles)

Should be an awesome trip! :blueblob:
Sounds like a great trip with some hiking activities. I would try to do the hike to Heather Lake if possible. It's getting fairly hot now that we're a few days away from the official first day of summer so I'd bring a lot of water (at least 1 gallon/day). I'd also call Sequoia park ranger to find out if there's snow on the trails (Little Baldy and Heather Lake). Take lots of photos. :bigthumb:
 

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Sounds like a great trip with some hiking activities. I would try to do the hike to Heather Lake if possible. It's getting fairly hot now that we're a few days away from the official first day of summer so I'd bring a lot of water (at least 1 gallon/day). I'd also call Sequoia park ranger to find out if there's snow on the trails (Little Baldy and Heather Lake). Take lots of photos. :bigthumb:
Been playing around with the work camera...
Will see if I can use it for the weekend. Really want to get some decent photos of everything.



 

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Sequoia National Park June 19-21 REPORT

Just got back from another awesome road trip!
Headed out of San Diego at 4:30 AM and hit the road at a quick pace. The goal was to avoid traffic through LA and we did just that.

Made it up through the grapevine at about 7:15 AM. We were moving along at a nice pace.


From there we were cruising along through some very boring areas. (sorry Bakersfield folks)
At around 10:30 We came into the park entrance.


Making our way up the hill we decided to cruise to Buckeye Flats Campground. On the way in we saw a fire road/ trail access called "Middle Fork Trail"
The road was partially paved and was very tight. We made our way in and had some of the best views I've ever seen. It was nice knowing the commuter car wouldn't likely be up there.



After relaxing there for about an hour or so, it was time to make our way further into the park.
We decided that setting up camp early was the best option so that we could explore more afterwards.


Camp set up at Dorst Creek Campground


Had to go and hit the main tourist stops.
Tunnel Log


Moro Rock was a complete Cluster****, So we decided to hit that on Saturday
The road back from Moro Rock.


Ate lunch at Wuksachi Lodge and Headed to down the road for some more scenic stops.
A couple hours later we were back at camp and Headed up the Muir Grove Trail for a short Sunset Hike. Didn't take many photos along the hike.



Fast forward to Saturday Morning. Forced myself to get our of bed at 5:00 AM. We quickly rushed to Moro Rock for a Sunrise Hike.
While there we ran into a Guy named Ryan. He was from New York and was visiting Sequoia and Yosemite for a few days. We chatted it up and waited for the Sunrise. The early morning rise was worth it!






More to come later! Have some more photos to upload
 
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