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The story begins back in October of 2006, I was on my way home from Lake Tahoe. My girlfriend and I saw an FJ roll by on the freeway...it was my first glimpse of the FJC and I was intrigued, so we went to the Folson dealership and test drove a Black FJ with a 3" OME lift. I knew I had to have one.


FJ4 Tahoe#3 MoDs List:

Armor
* Demello 3 Hoop Custom Front Bumper with HL LED Fogs
* 530Motorsports Rear bumper with swing out tire holder
* kick-out Sliders
* 530Motorsports Full custom underbelly skids
* Full interior roll Cage
* Warrior Tube doors

Electrical and Communications

* Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT Ipod connection/charger built into dash
* ARB Dua Onboard Air System with Bandi ARB Mount
* VIPER 5902 Alarm with remote starter
* SPod
* Cobra 75 3' Firestick with quick relaese
* Bandi CB Mount
* 400watt Fosgate punch 2X P2 Punch 10" woofers
* 500watt Fosgate punch Hertz Energy 6.5" / 4" / TWEETER
* Dirty Parts Dual Battery
* 200 watt USB and Power inverter
* LED Halo Mirrors
* Headlight hid bi-xenon projector lens
* Warrior Product LAD tail lights
* Oznium led rock lights
* Knight Rider Light
* Pyle Bus 4 camera system with 10" monitor


Engine and Suspension
* Flow Master pipes
* Scuba Mod
* Snorkel
* Dana 60 Front Axle SAS with 3 link 16" 2,5 Fox coil overs with Remote Res (ARB locked) Full Trussed
* Dana 70 Rear 3 link 16" 2.5 King coil overs with Remote Res (ARB locked)
* Frame extended 4 inches in the front to accommodate the Dana 60
* Rear axle pulled back 3.5 inches for a wheelbase of 116"
* King 8" Bumpstops
* 530Motorsports 7075 Aluminum Links front and back

Exterior and recovery
* Custom 2 tone paint
* 530Motorsport Rear end COMP-Cut
* Bushwacker Fender Flares
* XRC-10K WINCH Synthetic Line
* 60" Hi-Lift Jack X-Treme
* Air tools ect...
* FourTec Axe/Shovel mount
* Blackout Mirrors & Handles
* Warrior Products black diamond plating (all panels)

Interior
* custom aluminum headliner
* All Plastic painted green
* PRP Seat with Metaltech brackets (4 point Harness)
* Wickedcas A-Pillars (painted green)
* Wickedcas 10" Sub box
* MPac Side storage
* Ellis Precision Anodized knobs and E-brake Cover
* Rear Door Dual Axe Mount
* Industrial Forming Roll-top Console Cover
* Rock LED Dome lights

A few more stats:
Titan blk box 2.72
NP205 1.96 twin stick
HP 60F ARB 5.13
Dana 70 ARB 5.13
3link Front Fox DSC 16x2.5
3link Rear King 16x2.5
530Motorsports 2.5” 7075 links
Currie anti-rock swaybar
Full custom comp cut rear
Full custom rear tire swing
41.5 Pitbull tires
17” Raceline wheels
116” wheel base
6’ 9” to roof
26” ground to frame

FJ4 Tahoe #2 Mods List:

Armor
* Demello 3 Hoop Custom Front Bumper with Arco Fogs
* Demello Rear Bumper with Arco Fogs
* Demello 3 Stage Slides
* Boztec Dif-Skid
* Tail Light Brush Guards
* BAMF LCA Skid
* Califab Custom Front bash plate
* Califab Custom T-Case and Belly Skids

Electrical and Communications

* Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT Ipod connection/charger built into dash
* VIAIR Heavy Duty Onboard Air System
* VIPER 5902 Alarm with remote starter
* SPod
* Cobra 18WXSTII Mobile CB 3' Firestick with quick relaese
* Boztec CB Mount
* 2X 400watt Fosgate punch 2X P2 Punch 10" woofers
* Dirty Parts Dual Battery
* 200 watt USB and Power inverter
* LED Diamond Cut Parking Light and Turn Signal Light Assembly
* LED Mirrors
* Headlight hid bi-xenon projector lens
* Blacked out Tail Lights
* Dual Cigarette Plugs ( behind Center Console)
* In-Dash Rear window release button
* Oznium led rock lights
* ARB Overhead Console

Engine and Suspension
* Flow Master pipes
* TRD CAI
* Scuba Mod
* Motometal Series MO957 Wheel With 35" Nitto Mud Grapplers
* Spidertrax 1.25" Spacers
* Light Racing UCA’s
* Pro-Comp 6" Lift With Icon 6" Front Coilovers and RadFlo 6" Shocks in the back
* Toy Outfitters Rear Links

Exterior and recovery
* Rhino liner top
* Bushwacker Fender Flares
* Waag Insert Basket
* All-Pro 4 Hole Air Damn 4 Piaa 520's
* XRC-10K WINCH Synthetic Line
* Rear ladder
* Hi-Lift Jack X-Treme With Demelo Jack Clamps
* Air tools ect...
* FourTec Axe/Shovel mount
* Blackout Mirrors & Handles
Interior
* Mpac Side storage
* Ellis Precision Anodized knobs and E-brake Cover
* Rear Door Duel Axe Mount
* Side Sun Visors
* Passenger side arm rest
* Industrial Forming Roll-top Console Cover
* LED Dome lights



FJ4 Tahoe #1 Mods List:

Armor
* ARB Front Bumper with bull bar
* Fab Four Rear Bumper with Swing out Out
* Trail Gear Slides
* Tail Light Brush Guards
* Mad Dog Diamond Plating
Electrical and Communications
* Pioneer AVIC-Z3
* VIPER 5902 Alarm with remote starter
* SPod
* Cobra 75/ 3' Firestick with quick relaese
* Boztec CB Mount
* 2X 400watt Fosgate punch 2X P2 Punch 10" woofers

Engine and Suspension
* TRD CAI
* Spidertrax 1.25" Spacers
* Rough Country 6" Lift

Exterior and recovery
* Waag Insert Basket
* All-Pro 4 Hole Air Damn 4 Piaa 520's
* XRC-8K WINCH
* Helo HE791 Wheel With 35" Hankooks
* Rear ladder
Interior
* Mpac Side storage
* Ellis Precision Anodized knobs
* Side Sun Visors
* Passenger side arm rest

The first Mod I did to the rig was the steps...man I made a big mistake there buying plastic steps (live and learn). The rig was my daily driver for the first year. Then I found the blue room, trolled around for a few months and decided I needed a front bumper a beefy front bumper...and what's beefier than an ARB??? That's right nothing! So I bought the ARB with a Smitty Built 8K winch. (July 09)

I think that's where the addiction to modding started...Over the next few months, I started looking at the classifies on the Blue room...Bought a Rough Country 6" lift, a Fab Fours Rear bumper, a Waag insert basket, Trail Gear slides, All-Pro Four Hole Air Damn, installed a Pioneer Avic touch screen system with 2x 400-watt Fosgate amps, 2x 10" pro JBL subs with component speakers all around.



 

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Ok now that the addiction is in full speed...

Added more mods.
Spod, Knobs, Dual battery kits, TRD CIA, a new Kenwood 7120 Deck, Ladder, Maddog Diamond plating, IPF and Hella lights, limmo tinted windows, passenger arm rest, side sun visers... you know all the things that should have come stock from Toyota.


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The best part about having this new FJ is meeting all the cool people from the NorCal FJ group. This group of people is so nice...going out of their way to help each other, feeding each other, all in all a good group of people that you can count on if you breakdown on the trail or if you just want to hang out. I have some really good memories of the trips with them over the last year or so...from the socials to the camping to the trails, working on the trucks, & the beer nights. It's like a little family & I look forward to more memories to come.

The rig was ready for the trails so here are the trail pictures...

 

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Then came the accident at Surf n Turf 2010...The FJ was totaled.
Doesn't look like much but the damage estimate was $24K. The suspension and frame were bent.

The insurance Co. paid me off and allowed me to pull off all of my aftermarket parts.

The de-modding started..
 

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Then came the insurance check...ts was much more than I expected!!!much much more... So I started looking at the new 2010 FJ's but the stealerships didn't want to give me a good deal so I looked at the used FJ's in my area.
...I bought JR Vong's FJ (from the Norcal site) on Thanksgiving Day. The 2007 Fj is all black, paint, Rhino liner top, and black rims. Hence my new user name "Back In Black".
Armor
* Demello 3 Hoop Custom Front Bumper with Arco Fogs
* Demello Rear Bumper with Arco Fogs
* Demello 3 Stage Slides
* Boztec Dif-Skid
* Tail Light Brush Guards
* BAMF LCA Skid
* Califab Custom Front bash plate
* Califab Custom T-Case and Belly Skids

Electrical and Communications

* Pioneer AVIC-Z120BT Ipod connection/charger built into dash
* VIAIR Heavy Duty Onboard Air System
* VIPER 5902 Alarm with remote starter
* SPod
* Cobra 18WXSTII Mobile CB 3' Firestick with quick relaese
* Boztec CB Mount
* 2X 400watt Fosgate punch 2X P2 Punch 10" woofers
* Dirty Parts Dual Battery
* 200 watt USB and Power inverter
* LED Diamond Cut Parking Light and Turn Signal Light Assembly
* LED Mirrors
* Headlight hid bi-xenon projector lens
* Blacked out Tail Lights
* Dual Cigarette Plugs ( behind Center Console)
* In-Dash Rear window release button
* Oznium led rock lights
* ARB Overhead Console

Engine and Suspension
* Flow Master pipes
* TRD CAI
* Scuba Mod
* Motometal Series MO957 Wheel With 35" Nitto Mud Grapplers
* Spidertrax 1.25" Spacers
* Light Racing UCA’s
* Pro-Comp 6" Lift With Icon 6" Front Coilovers and RadFlo 6" Shocks in the back
* Toy Outfitters Rear Links

Exterior and recovery
* Rhino liner top
* Bushwacker Fender Flares
* Waag Insert Basket
* All-Pro 4 Hole Air Damn 4 Piaa 520's
* XRC-10K WINCH Synthetic Line
* Rear ladder
* Hi-Lift Jack X-Treme With Demelo Jack Clamps
* Air tools ect...
* FourTec Axe/Shovel mount
* Blackout Mirrors & Handles
Interior
* Mpac Side storage
* Ellis Precision Anodized knobs and E-brake Cover
* Rear Door Duel Axe Mount
* Side Sun Visors
* Passenger side arm rest
* Industrial Forming Roll-top Console Cover
* LED Dome lights



here are some picture of my rig in progress. I will post updates as they come up
 

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More pics..
 

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nice rig and great for tahoe !
Thanks, I am still waiting for the Demello bumpers to show up. I'll have a ton of new pictures of both installs. I also have a set of Light racing UCA's I need to install. It's going to be a busy month of installs.
 

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The rebuild
 

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Great builds for sure...I like the looks and the lighter weight of the Demellow over the ARB bumper...you got many nice mods!
 

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Very nice!

Did you maintain the factory crossbars with that basket in?
Yeah, I forgot to add a picture of my Custom Waag insert basket. Waag was very cool...they cut 8 inches off the rack to fit inside of the All-Pro Air Damn and welded a mess bottom.
This basket is heavy duty weighing 75Lbs.. I can stand in it and have many times. You can also see the Rhino Lined top in this picture.
 

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Yeah, I forgot to add a picture of my Custom Waag insert basket. Waag was very cool...they cut 8 inches off the rack to fit inside of the All-Pro Air Damn and welded a mess bottom.
This basket is heavy duty weighing 75Lbs.. I can stand in it and have many times. You can also see the Rhino Lined top in this picture.
That is a nice set up. Something I should look into later on.
 

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The Demello Front bumper install.
We then installed the rear 3 piece Demello Rear...
 

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