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  • ARMOR
  • Road Armor with Titan Guard
  • Overkill Fabrication 2nd gen Road Armor bumper mounts
  • Expedition One - Rear Bumper
  • Bud Built Front Skid plate - Black
  • Bud Built Middle Skid plate - Black
  • Bud Built Transmission & Transfer Case Skid plate - Black
  • Bud Built Rear Cross-member - Black
  • Bud Built Fuel Tank Skidplate - Black
  • TT Rear Bling Plate - Black
  • inchworm E-Locker Armor- Black
  • Allpro weld on rear Diff Armor. RED
  • Allpro spindle gussets with FJToyman's Flavor
  • Ruffstuff weld on rear lower link frame mounts
  • Rocktek rear lower link Armor. axle mounts
  • FJ Toyman's Custom lower rear shock skids
  • FJ Toyman's one of a kind set of recovery tow Hooks
  • Monster HOOK in tow hitch
  • Allpro HD Ultimate Rock Sliders, DOM tubing with Upside-down Fill plates
  • TOTAL CHAOS ALIGNMENT TAB GUSSETS


    WHEELS, TIRES, SUSPENSION, BRAKES
  • 17x9 Illusion RED XD Addicts with OMF Rock rings..
  • Mickey Thompson 37x12.5 MTZs
  • Set of 5 BLACK Spidertrax 1.25" hub centric wheel spacers
  • Body Mount Chop by Bronx Autobody
  • Allpro front HD front swaybar links
  • TRD Big Brake Kit - Front
  • TRD Performance rear brake pads, Cross drilled rotors
  • West Marine CV boot Clamps
  • ICON 2.5 EXTENDED TRAVEL CDC WITH CLICK ADJUST - Front
  • Camburg 1.25 Upper Control Arms - Front
  • ICON 2.5 LONG TRAVEL WITH CDC AND CLICK ADJUST - Rear
  • Custom Extended rear Coil-springs with 1.5 daystar coil spacers
  • Energy black Bushings all around
  • Rear extended stainless steel braided brake lines
  • Metaltech Upper Rear Trailing Arm Kit
  • CALIFAB Lower Rear Trailing Arm Kit with ruffstuff weld on upper link mount.
  • CALIFAB custom pan-hard bar
  • ICON Relocation bracket for front swaybar
  • Billet/ heim joints Rear extended swaybar links
  • Metaltech 2" Billet aluminum bump stop spacers
  • Total Chaos racing series UCAs
  • ICON S2 kit dual front shocks 2.5 CDC

    EQUIPMENT ADDITIONS
  • Dual oem 12V outlet
  • Garmin Nuvi
  • Bushwacker Fenderflares- Line-X Coated
  • Defender light cage with 4 LightForce Blitz 240
  • ARB full length roof rack
  • Kaymar Hi-lift jack and shovel Mount for ARB roof rack, Custom Installed
  • 2x BajaRack dual jerry can holder on roof
  • 2x Black Nato FUel Can partially line-X coated
  • 4x Black Scepter Fuel jerry cans
  • 2x Black Bronson water jerry cans
  • Scanguage 2
  • ARB Recovery equipment Bag
  • Passenger-side arm rest
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • ARB Safari Snorkel
  • Springtail Cargo barrier with custom aluminum hooks
  • Berni's billet interior accessories
  • smittybilt beaver step


    COMMUNICATIONS
  • Handheld CB (when im outside my FJ)
  • Cobra 75 wx st
  • Firestik 6' antenna
  • Firestik heavy duty spring
  • Firestik Quick Disconnect
  • Bandi Mount
  • Cobra External Speaker Mounted on top of my rear view mirror
  • I-Phone 4 :)

    LIGHTING
  • 6K PROJECTOR HEADLIGHTS BY NESTAH EDITION
  • Head light Rock Guards from Mini Cooper Rally
  • RIGID D2s (mounted in the front BUmper )
  • RIGID DUALLYS (mounted in the Rear bumper, activated in reverse)
  • RIGID D2s, mounted on the swing-out
  • PIAA x1 ion crystal , mounted on the lucrum behind the spare tire.
  • 6x 10" LightForce 240 Blitz.. with lots of filters
  • LED lighting all around


    TOOLS & TRAIL EQPT.
  • 2 Tool boxes with lots of tools :)
  • Axe & Shovel
  • Jumper Cable
  • Dead on tools
  • Life Hammer
  • M48 Tactical Ranger Hawk Axe with Compass


    CARGO ORGANIZER and stuff
  • Fourtreks Fire Extinguisher mount ON REAR BUMPER
  • Springtail M-PAC rack and MOLLE gear
  • Springtail M-PAC side rack HD
  • Springtail M-PAC Cargo Barrier
  • Springtail M-PAC Straddle
  • TWO 10lbs. POWERTANK CO2 AIR SYSTEM
  • POWERTANK Tire Repair Kit
  • POWERTANK tire pressure gauge
  • 3X BAJA Bins with Action Packers lots of stuff in it.


    RECOVERY
  • Military kinetic tow rope 1.5"X25'
  • ARB Snatch straps
  • ARB Tree saver straps
  • Superwinch TALON 12.5 Winch
  • LOADED PRO-LINK FACTOR 55 XXL SAFETY THIMBLE/ BLACK
  • Viking Black Synthetic Winch Line 3/8 x 100'
  • Amsteel Blue 3/8x 100' winch extension
  • DEMELLO FATTY FAIRLEAD
  • 3x Warn Snatch block
  • 2x 1" D-rings for Tree saver
  • 8 x 3/4 ton D-Rings
  • Hi-Lift Jack Extreme 60"
  • Hi-Lift Jack Base Custom SBE
  • Hi-Lift Jack handle keeper
  • Hi-Lift Neoprene boot
  • HI-Lift jack attachments
  • 4 MaxTrax with Mounting Pins
  • Maxtrax ARB roof rack Aluminum Mounting solutions

    EMERGENCY EQPT.
  • I-Phone 5s
  • Basic Survival Kit
  • Knive(s), Tactical Axe, MIni Chainsaw
  • Spare parts.. sway bar links front and rear, complete front axles, rear links and more
  • TWINKIES
  • GUMMY BEARS
  • M&Ms
  • JELLY BELLIES
  • CLOUD 9

FROM THE DEALER
2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Black Diamond. Fully loaded with
TRD Package...
Fresh from Rockland toyota. 08/11/2007



1st set of wheels TRD Silver.

FJ, :pinklove: Wife and :cool: Me




Mods:
First thing I removed was the spare tire cover. I want my TRD wheels to show
:bigthumb:. Next was the grill bezel, I color matched it to the body. then i Purchased the biggest front bull bar that i could find, the most expensive side step (Realwheels) just for the side step alone cost me over $800 dunno anything about offroading. that's why im putting lots of unnecessary parts. :thinkerg: installed the side step on top of the OEM sliders :cowfrown: I thought i was the coolest FJ on the road hahahaha... next was the grill guard with 2 yellow hella 500s. Also Installed TRD Cold air intake and Poweraid throttle body spacer. Manik Tail light guards :clap:


2nd set of wheels. 16x9 Helo 842 with my original BFG 265/75/16

sold them before i even install them on my FJ. used the money to buy a 3" rough country lift kit, full set of TRD SE Bilstein Shocks (Red and Blue), Always wanted a TRD SE. so I Started to build my Own TRD SE.


3rd set of wheels. TRD SE Gun metal gray.




lift was already installed.
I was just test fitting the new KM2 315/75R16 on my 16" TRD SE wheels. doesn't fit. rubbed big time on the body mount. I ended up buying the 305/70R16 BFG Mud/ terrains KMs. also installed the roof air dam with lights. in this photo they are not yet wired :whistle: lights don't work.. too afraid to drill a hole in the roof.. but, i eventually did the wiring.. ordered axe and shovel mount, 60" Hi-lift Jack and Gobi Ladder :stars:

Powder coated my Bling plate :thinkerg: :rofl:

Thanks to Mike (Shadow warrior) for helping me with my snorkel + TRD CAI install. gave me a list of parts needed and a step by step installation instruction. Mike you are an awesome guy!!! Thanks for all your Help.


After that. Ordered bushwackers pocket style fender flares and the ARB snorkel. I customized the passenger side flares to work with my snorkel. then off to line-x shop including my side mirrors and door handles.
Removed the roof rack for line-x coating

 

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After Line-X







Finally completed all my TRD SE parts. took me over a year to get all parts.
got a set of these. Paid $200 for em. on ebay

got these from Hawaii NIB TRD SE Manual shift knob set Paid $300 from a forum member.

got these TRD all weather mats on ebay. including the rear cargo mat. $200

Installed my Cobra 75 CB inside my center console storage


CB external speaker on top of my rear view mirror

Did my full Scuba mod. so i can do this


2nd FJNE Northeaster Run.


Then the 2008 trail teams Edition showed up. i wanted all the black bumper wings, valance and the Black TRD Wheels.... so...
Paid $1000 for it plus TRD CAI to the seller.
4th set of wheels Black TRD Trail teams Edition.

as you can see i still have silver bumper wings here.. It didn't take long to change all my silver bumper wings into FJ TT edition black ones.



sold the Gun Metal gray and shipped them to Venezuela. CHA---CHINGGG!!!



after 2 trips to pine barrens i had to remove the TRD TT Black wheels before they turn silver :thinkerg: I sold the set and shipped them to Dominican Republic :bigthumb: $1750 shipped to Miami FL then to Dominican republic. CHA--- CHINGG!!! :clap:
 

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I ordered 17x9 Mickey Thompson wheels + 35" KM2s @ OK4WD.
Now i have to use an OEM 17" wheels for over a month while i was waiting for the NEW 17x9 Mickey Thompson sidebiter wheels to arrive with BFG KM2s 35x12.5 :thumbup:

I count this as my 5th set of wheels :lol:
while I was waiting for my wheels.. I saw a great deal on a set of fox 2.5 front coilovers. from FJwill :thumbup: he wants my KM tires i want his coilovers.. so we made a fair trade :thumbup: he also installed the coilovers for me


At FJwill's House

same day after i got the coilovers i went straight to OK4WD to pick up my new wheels and tires. Later on I had Bronx auto body do my body mount chop. came out great!! look stock too. :thumbup:

6th set of wheels: 17x9 Mickey Thompson SideBiter wrapped in 35x12.5 BFG KM2s.

Digital TPMS. this will help me locate the tire that needs attention.

while i was at OK4WD i also picked up these goodies.

I also got the Lucrum winch Bumper from Chris @ Lucrum :bigthumb:

Now time to install these goodies.. Tuan stopped by to give me a hand with my bumper and winch install.



I missed Tuan :shrug:.... the next day I shipped my black front bumper Valance to NBFJCruz :drummer:
put back all the front bumper parts that we removed..

I traded my OEM rock rails step assist attachment to this.

Got the Mpac rack from Singha.


 

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Now i decided to upgrade my rear suspension.. went to the Bronx and ask santi for advise.. later that day we decided to order 2 sets of allpro 3.5 rear coils and airlift airbags. 1 for and 1 for him..
Santi and Siri Helped me install my new rear suspension. while we were at it i also installed Digger'ds lower control arm skids and FJtoyman's Ultimate shocks skids.

^^^ Notice the High tuck TRD Exhaust system. it's also Custom made


Fill mount for the airlift airbags.^^

I said to myself, something is wrong with my underbelly.. it's naked :slaphead:
called bud built for these FJ Underpants :thumbup: also ordered the Total Chaos front LCA armor.




Notice here, My radiator was exposed.. called bud about it and i gave him measurements. he fabricated a front filler plate for lucrum bumper :drummer:
prototype was sent to me :bow:





also time to upgrade my front driving lights to HIDs

I had to fabricate a mount on my OEM brush guard to fit this large driving lights.

 

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Custom front roof basket a-la Padre :thumbup:


Lights and brush guard are done!!!!


Let there be lightssssss..... :cool:


Alright next Mods..
Time to change the wheels again :slaphead:
too nice for offroading.
BAMMMM!!!! 17x9 XD Addict :slaphead: my 7th set of wheels.


new brakes and Upper control arms.


went to pete's (Slither) shop to get these bad boys installed.



The next day I ordered these:


I also Changed all my OEM Black Bushings to Energy RED Bushings :thumbup:
Replaced my OEM sliders to allpro




the chop shop!!!!






 

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Expedition One Rear Bumper. I was the last person to buy on the group buy :clapping:

I had to flipped my spare mount upside down to fit my 35" spare.




Here you see i fixed the lower part of my bushwacher flares to wrap around nicely on the rear bumper

My Evil HOOK :voodoo:

Powder coated Hi-Lift Jack


Custom made roof rack mounted fire extinguisher.


Well after installing the rear E1 bumper, 2 spare wheels with 35" tires, Bud BUilt Gas tank skids and some offroad gears the weight adds up and my rear started to Sag. Airbag lift is not helping anymore..
so i had to removed the air bag and re-install the stock bump stop. I used 3.5 allpro rear coils plus 1.5" daystar rear coil spacers.
Extended SS brake lines. no more sag. to compensate for the new height. ordered a custom made adjustable rear links UCAs and LCAs from ToyOUtFitters.com problem solved!!!




ToyOutfitters Rear UCAs, LCAs and custom weld on Ruff Stuff Rear LCAs mount.


THank you to Mr. Dave Crum for installing my ruff stuff weld on rear LCA Mounts..



Billet aluminum locking fuel filler door. Thanks to Adele (LUNA):rocker: for the link :bigthumb:


TRD Fuel Cap, next to it is my extended rear diff breather..




^^^ I removed all the cosmetic plastic bolts around my wheels. I broke some of em from our last pine barrens run where everything was frozen. still my 7th wheel. my 8th wheels will be beadlocked wrapped in 35x12.5 nitto mud grapplers.







future Mods:
1. TRD Super Charger...
2. 9th set of wheels + new tires.. got it.. pro comp rock crawler wheels with 35" nitto mud grapplers
3. Road Armor front BUmper with Titan GUard. Got it :)
 

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My Engine: Im saving up for a super charger.

the 2 red small air filters are the extended breathers for transfercase,front diff and transmission







Im sharing my FJ Mod Funds with my Son's Stroller :lol:


soon i will create his own Build thread :rofl:
:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :wave: :wave: :wave:



Some Videos.


Borla XR-1 sportsman exhaust














BIg THanks to all OK4WD crew for taking care of all my wheels and tires need..
Thanks to Santi, Siri, Pete and to all the annex boys for helping me with my mods.
Big Thanks to all my FJNE family. you guys are the Best!!!! I love you all!!

special thanks to MIke (Shadow Warrior) for being my inspirational rig and also for helping me with some of my Mods.. am I worthy of the tittle Shadow warrior of the NorthEast? Mike? :rofl: :rofl: :cheers: :wave:
 

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Nice progression of mods :bigthumb:
 

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Awesome Rig!!
 

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I absolutely Dig it!!! You have a very impressive list of aftermarket mods:rocker: I believe your worthy of whatever title you want :lol:

After seeing all you have done I think I will postpone my Build thread maybe another year or two... :lol:

So I guess my question to you is. What's Next? Are you finished? :lol: :cheers: :bigthumb:

By the way Nice Build :rocker:
 

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I absolutely Dig it!!! You have a very impressive list of aftermarket mods:rocker: I believe your worthy of whatever title you want :lol:

After seeing all you have done I think I will postpone my Build thread maybe another year or two... :lol:

So I guess my question to you is. What's Next? Are you finished? :lol: :cheers: :bigthumb:

By the way Nice Build :rocker:
Funny you asked :lol: MOds are never ending. need constant upgrading to new and improved parts. some parts will get old and will need re-placements.. manufacturer will think of cool new parts and accessories to separate us from our money $$$... :rofl: what's next???? Road Armor front bumper with Titan guard, New Front Coilovers, new wheels and tires. (nitto Mud Grapplers).. ohhh man.. i think i need to write it down on a piece of paper :rofl: :cheers:





























 

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Great Build DAPURAK!

Looks like you're ready for anything at this point.

:cheers:

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Nice build. Good to see the documentation of all your different wheel sets haha. Do you always carry 2 spares? 35s, armor, and 2 full spares... how's your mpg haha
 

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Nice build. Good to see the documentation of all your different wheel sets haha. Do you always carry 2 spares? 35s, armor, and 2 full spares... how's your mpg haha
:lol: I only carry my spares during wheeling.. but, sometimes i'd like to leave the spare on my roof.. it looks cool up there :rofl: im probably getting 9 or 10 miles to the gallon :mecry: :lol: plus the weight of parts in my cargo area.
i have to put cooler,change of clothes boots and more stuff.

 

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YOoo Joe... whats up man.. you finally put up your build up thread. The truck looks great as always and cant wait to go wheelin with you again this summer. Ill be back from studying abroad may 14, so we better get a piney run going soon...lol

Hope all is well with your new family and guess what... i bought a 3in lift
 

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YOoo Joe... whats up man.. you finally put up your build up thread. The truck looks great as always and cant wait to go wheelin with you again this summer. Ill be back from studying abroad may 14, so we better get a piney run going soon...lol

Hope all is well with your new family and guess what... i bought a 3in lift
Hey frank, yeah let me know when you're back. We will hit the pine barrens with couple of our FJNE brothers. We will finish your front scuba as well.:cheers: be safe over there Bro.
 

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WOW . . . . . . . Just WOW!! That is really a nice rig. There will only be one SHADOW WARRIOR, but yours is up there with the best. Plus, I believe you have the record for sets of wheels :lol:. Oh, and one of the coolest avatars too.:clap:
 
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