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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Updated 7/3/2014
Last update: Tree Damage :/

Purchase Date: 2/12/2012

Mods to date...
EXTERIOR
Gobi Stealth Rack
Hella FF50 Lamps
(replaced) Demello Hybrid Rock Sliders (Post 26, Page 3)
Outpost offroad sliders with mesh plates (Post 172, Page 18)
Goodyear Duratrac 285/75R16's (Post 32, Page 4)
Icon Stage 1 w\ Extended Coilovers and Icon tube UCA's (Post 40, Page 4)
Metal Tech Body Mount Chop
Expedition One bumper (Post 44, Page 5)
Expedition One aluminum fairlead (Post 114, Page 12)
PIAA lights in bumper (Post 69, Page 7)
Warn 9.5ti Winch (post 44, Page 5)
Expedition One Wiper Tank (post 63, Page 7)
Bandi Mount (Post 63, Page 7)
OEM receiver hitch (Post 76, Page 8)
TRD Cap Carve (Post 85, Page 9)
Warrior Products hawse license plate bracket (Post 114, Page 12)
Warrior bracket mod and Factor 55 Shackle Mount (Post 119, page 19)
Home Depot Hi-Lift Bolts (Post 234, Page 27)
Expedition One Rear Bumper (Post 304, Page 31)
Expedition One Tire Swing Out (Post 305, Page 31)
Expedition One Camera Bracket (Post 322, Page 33)

INTERIOR
Pioneer AVH-8400BH (Post 120, Page 12)
Axxess Steering Controls (Post 68, Page 7)
JL Audio Stealth Sub (Post 15, Page 2)
Polk Audio MM6501 Components (Post 46, Page 5)
Polk Audio Amp running only the sub (Post 49, Page 5)
Garmin GPS (Post 68, Page 7)
OEM toggle switches and LOTS of wire loom
MPAC Rear Rack (Post 86, Page 9)
MPAC Scabbard Rack (Post 98, Page 10)
USB/Aux Jack passthrough (Post 140, Page 14)
MPAC Side Rack (Post 238, Page 24)
Dash trim painting (Post 268, Page 27)
Paintless Steering Wheel Color (Post 274. Page 28)

As it stands today:


Day 1: Diving right in to remove the stereo and the roof rack (they went with my trade)


Day 1: Here it is minus the factory roof rack


I figure the first post needs a picture of the engine that will never be this clean again


Here is the Gobi Stealth on a 2012 Trail Teams


Updates waiting to be installed when I decide to be un-lazy about them:
Hopefully, a hack into the OEM Bluetooth mic in the mirror.
Radar Detector
 

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awesome buy.

real fireflies are mostly black with a tint of red. and blink a yellow/green....
 

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NICE!!!!!!! Jealous!!!
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Let the build begin!
Purchase Date: 2/12/2012

Mods to date (Hey it's only been half a day)
Gobi Stealth Rack
Hella FF50 Lamps
Pioneer AVH4300

Diving right in to remove the stereo and the roof rack (they went with my trade)


Here it is minus the factory roof rack


I figure the first post needs a picture of the engine that will never be this clean again


Here is the Gobi Stealth on a 2012 Trail Teams


Updates waiting to be installed in the next few weeks:
Expedition One front bumper
Warn 9.5ti Winch
Demello Hybrid Rock Sliders
Icon Stage 1 and Icon UCA's (As soon as I can get it to Metal Tech)
Goodyear Duratrac 285/70/16's
The "rest of the stereo" including JL Stealth Sub, Polk Audio Components and Amp, Bluetooth/HD Modules, and steering control adapter
Garmin GPS
Radar Detector
Bandi Mount and center console CB install
 

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I gave serious thoughts about upgrading to the 2012 TT. I decided I like my paid-off Black FJ just a tad better. :)

Actually, looking at yours just got me thinking again. Why don't you drive that thing to my house and I'll help you put the front bumper on? I live about a mile from Expedition One!

:cheers:
 

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Awesome!


:cheers:
 

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Discussion Starter #10 (Edited)
I gave serious thoughts about upgrading to the 2012 TT. I decided I like my paid-off Black FJ just a tad better. :)

Actually, looking at yours just got me thinking again. Why don't you drive that thing to my house and I'll help you put the front bumper on? I live about a mile from Expedition One!

:cheers:
The Expedition One is already sitting in my garage waiting for me to free up a few hours to get it installed!

If yours is paid off, maybe it is time to trade it in and start fresh :)
Keep the parts you like, trade in the parts you don't.

If you want red... better start tracking them though, they disappear before they hit the lot. Mine was in port a matter of hours when I bought it.
Also.. BlackIce... 2500 posts and no build thread? Or am I missing it? How do I see what this paid off black diamond looks like? :)
 

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Looking forward to watching this build and getting a little jealous :)
:cheers:
 

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You'll love the Duratracs. I have 285/75/16 and love them. Looks great! And welcome!

Poorly typed from my phone.
 

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i was just looking at firefly decals for my FJ last week!! love that show!!

looking good so far, can't wait to see your progress!! :bigthumb:
 

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JL Audio Stealth Sub Install Pics

Day two!
It's a weeknight so I went easy on myself with a sub install.
Apologies in advance for weak iphone flash shots.

Here are the panels as they show up:


Panels and hooks removed:


This is the shape of the box, it uses the blank space left on the passenger side:


Here is the sub all tucked in (don't forget it requires a different panel from Toyota)


This shows how much the stealth box sticks off the side (not much at all):
 

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The Expedition One is already sitting in my garage waiting for me to free up a few hours to get it installed!

If yours is paid off, maybe it is time to trade it in and start fresh :)
Keep the parts you like, trade in the parts you don't.

If you want red... better start tracking them though, they disappear before they hit the lot. Mine was in port a matter of hours when I bought it.
Also.. BlackIce... 2500 posts and no build thread? Or am I missing it? How do I see what this paid off black diamond looks like? :)
You get that red beast to the Summit and you'll see what the paid off black diamond looks like! :)

I have always wanted to do a build thread. Work has been EXTREMELY busy, but it is something I am going to get started soon. :lol:

The Firefly is looking WAY good! Love the sub enclosure...! I've been looking for one myself lately....
 

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Nice ride! Love the stickers. I have a "SHINY" sticker on my FJ, and will be adding the Firefly one on my door next to the other official Toyota ones. Enjoy!
 

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Very cool. Which panel do you need for the sub and what sub is that. I have a 10" JL W6 v2 and wonder if the magnet would fit in that enclosure.

Also what size are the front speakers. I have some 6 1/2 Polk components in my current car and may transfer some audio stuff over if they fit.

Thanks.
 
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