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The "BEACH RUNNER" Build Up:


2007 Voodoo Blue 4X4 auto

Summer 2007

Bone stock beach cruising:rocker:


April 2009

June 2009


OCT 2009 CLine's Ranch




Toyota Jamboree 2010


April 2010

Mods to date:

Nitro 4.56 gears front and rear
ATRAC hack
Intense Fabrication Pre Runner front bumper
AllPro rock sliders
Body Mounts Chopped
GOBI ladder
AllPro Rear Bumper
Metal Tech Tube Doors
Bushwacker Pocket Style fender flares
(3) 7" Kragen HID's
DDM 55w 8000K HID Headlights

Suspension:
Front: Rough Country 6" lift w/ Full length extended travel Radflo 2.0
Light Racing Upper Contol Arms
Rear: RC6 w/ Dirt Logic 2.25 Shocks
Metal Tech Rear Lower Control Arms
Performance/4x4:
Nitro 4.56 gears
AFE Modified exhaust
Safari Snorkel w/ Scuba mod done!
K&N air filter
Bandi Mount w/4' Firestick & Cobra CB
Tires & Wheels:
35x12.50x17 Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains
17X9 Moto Metals 951
Spidertraxx 1.25" Spacers
Windshield:
Several cracks

Tires Arrived:rocker:


Tires, lift, & steps installed all together:


Towing:
OME 896's(heavy). Before these springs, when I hooked up my boat the FJ would sag like a sqwatting dog. After research and researching some more, I chose 896's over the AirLift route. Notice almost no sag at all! These springs live up to their name. I can honestly say the handling feels much more stable and firm. Advice: If you have a lift and tow with your FJ, get these springs!




Snorkel: This is the one I've been awaiting to do since day one and is my most favorite of all mods for the FJ. Being a surfer, surfing hurricane swells is a must for me. Thats where the snorkel get justified, the beach access roads flood and keep most vehicles from having beach access. Not for me anymore; Mud terrains, lift, and snorkel, I can get & go anywhere.

Every year a group of friends and us, do a "river trip" to the Frio River in Concan, TX. There are many county roads that cross the river, not over it, but through the river. So, I will post pictures of the BeachRunner out of town in the hill county crossing the Frio!


Mods in Progress:

TOO MANY

Future Mods:
TOO MANY


Definately more to come! Check back periodocally!
Thanks to FJC forums for the great site!
 

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Looking good! Last time you were at my house I was wondering when this baby was going to get some work done to it! I knew you were itching to start the mods and so far its great! Looking mean! Can't wait to see more!
 

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Hey.. those springs look familiar.... glad they worked out for you . Nice looking rig. Keep on modding.
 

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Great picture of your child, ouch on the windshield crack. :rawr:
 

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How does your FJ handle pulling the boat?
The boat is in the neighborhood of 5000 lbs, the FJ pulls it like a champ! Stock springs was ok, but when I added the lift w/ the OME 896 (heavy) springs I noticed a huge difference. It felt much more stable and no more sag! The trailer has brakes, but they dont work, that is a main concern for most FJer's. I have not had any problems with braking, so far so good:bigthumb:
 

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Looks great!
 

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Thanks for all the compliments!:rocker:

Here is a shot of the OME's completed early this morning.


When I first installed the iFab, I noticed some panels that were blue from painting off the production line. So I went ahead and blacked them out. I think it looks alot better
 
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