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So, I just joined the forum and owned my blue FJ since 2006. I am about to PCS to Alaska (June 1). I have been looking at upgrades for a while. I realized shipping to Alaska is pretty costly so I am looking to order some things now and add them before I go. I would like to replace my front bumper and look at suspension upgrades. I also want to go with a roof rack system like Yakima. I have the OEM roof rack currently. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Greetings from VT! If you are "about" to move there may not be time to acquire a bumper unless it's already in stock, and many bumper manufacturers make them to order. Just something to consider when shopping. As for suspension Toytec stocks a great variety of models and they offer second-to-none customer service :rocker: GL!
 

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Good to know, thank you. I looked at Expedition One and they have a fairly good deal right now... I am going to contact them and see if they could deliver to Oregon. I will be on leave there for several days. If they are not able to turn that quick, than I will eat the shipping cost to AK.
 

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The group buy for exp 1 is a great deal. If you need them soon, I think you can opt for priority in shipping early if you pay up.

Also, as far as racks go...check this out:

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/foru...ech/95377-yakima-setup-using-arb-fit-kit.html

Essentially it's only a Yakima kit with an ARB base, eliminating the oem rack entirely. It's a great idea. When I need a rack I might give this a shot since it's significantly cheaper than an aftermarket rack (~$350 vs $900)
 

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^^^^^^^^^^Plus it would get everybody 1 closer to 50>:D^^^^^^^^
 

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Nice, I just ordered from EXP 1. Nice folks and extremely helpful. I saved like $800.00 ordering front and rear bumper and rocker guards. Equipment was like 20% off and I paid $150.00 shipping to expedite it to Oregon. I will throw them on and head for AK. In regards to the ARB rack... I am looking into the Alloy rack (87" X 44") part number 4900040M. They have one on Amazon for $1,100.00. That seems to be about average. The issue is shipping to Oregon in the time i need it. I will call the specific Amazon vendor tomorrow. Apparently, from the website, there are no vendors in Oregon, weird. I have been looking at these mods for the last several years and when i realized that shipping would either be non-existent or would be 4x or more the price to get it to AK I decided the time to sell of everything I owned to get mods was now.
 
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