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I bought a very nice FJ Crusier with the upgrade package and upgraded wheels last year. The color is Sandstorm. I was hoping to get information/feedback on the following customization's:

I want to buy the black trim kit to swap out the silver trim for black (including bumper accents). I plan to install it myself. Where is the best place to buy it?
After reading a recent discussion, I want to wrap the top in Sandstorm.
Remove the spare tire from the back but keep the backup camera. Is this possible?
Replace the stereo with a new one that includes Apple Car Play and GPS. Pretty straightforward. Any recommendations for a new one?

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I bought a very nice FJ Crusier with the upgrade package and upgraded wheels last year. The color is Sandstorm. I was hoping to get information/feedback on the following customization's:

I want to buy the black trim kit to swap out the silver trim for black (including bumper accents). I plan to install it myself. Where is the best place to buy it?
After reading a recent discussion, I want to wrap the top in Sandstorm.
Remove the spare tire from the back but keep the backup camera. Is this possible?
Replace the stereo with a new one that includes Apple Car Play and GPS. Pretty straightforward. Any recommendations for a new one?

Thanks!
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that is gorgeous!!

1) sandstorm roof will look amazing when wrapped

2) your backup camera will work perfectly, after you remove the spare.

3) Apple carplay andgps is a wonderful one. I went with Wireless wifi . Pioneer NEX series . It has a backup Camera too
 

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I have a 13 as well and quicksand is my absolute favorite color. FYI, I used plastidip to cover the interior and exterior silver trim and wheels. Has worked out well for almost a year through the seasons and on the trails!

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Welcome.

mall the mods you ask about are pretty straightforward. Plenty of threads here on swapping stereo and lots of members have colour coded or blacked out their roofs with either wrap or Plastidip.
To keep the camera you’ll need to fit a bracket to the door in place of the wheel carrier or mount it in the bumper both fairly easy
 

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I bought a very nice FJ Crusier with the upgrade package and upgraded wheels last year. The color is Sandstorm. I was hoping to get information/feedback on the following customization's:

I want to buy the black trim kit to swap out the silver trim for black (including bumper accents). I plan to install it myself. Where is the best place to buy it?
After reading a recent discussion, I want to wrap the top in Sandstorm.
Remove the spare tire from the back but keep the backup camera. Is this possible?
Replace the stereo with a new one that includes Apple Car Play and GPS. Pretty straightforward. Any recommendations for a new one?

Thanks!
My recently purchased 2013 has the Pioneer sound system that supports hands free, blue tooth, apple/android, connector for smart phone, have yet to figure it all out but close. Comes with a remote control & is priced around 1K. 20200403_100135.jpg
 

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It is a the same color as my 2013. The color looks like "quicksand" to me. Think about black-out painting all the silver parts. It really does improve the overall look of the vehicle. I have done parts using both Plastic Dip and rattle can paint. Both look great but the rattle can sticks much better. It is all easy to do. Use strong solvent like acetone to remove all wax and grime prior to painting. Those blackout replacement parts look awful expensive.

Consider adding a winch. You could cover the cost if you paint the blackout yourself. I used the US Offroad mounting system for the winch, everything is hidden, and it looks like it was part of the original build. I can get you more info if you want. Just send me a PM. Check out the link FJ Bumper - Warn M8-S Winch - Shackle Combo
 
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