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i have a few mild mods already, nothing tooo crazy.
  • 3'' ToyTec spacer lift
  • Cobra 75 WX hard wired CB radio
  • Boztec rear diff skid plate
  • 285/75/16 General Grabber AT2's
  • 10lb. Co2 Air tank
  • painted black rear bumper
  • front bumper wing delete
  • Man-A-Fre front skid/ RCI Metal Works transfer & transmission skid plates
  • Bushwacker fenders

For the FJ Cruiser:
- Winch bumper: US.Offroad, Demello Prerunner, or other
- Lights for winch bumper: LightForce 170 Striker Lights - 12-Volt: Automotive
- Winch w/ synthetic line: Warn VR1000-s
- recovery winch gear: Rugged Ridge 15104.25 Winch Recovery Gear Kit: Automotive

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I need to overhaul/update this thread.. at 210k now.
Only took about 8yrs but I finally replaced the melted, cracked and broken plastic bumper cover. I was hoping to get the LoD but I was late to the party and they stopped making them. But the MetalTech tubed bumper fits the bill and matches the front tubed winch bumper.. Also added rear lower shock armor.

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What would you like it to say instead my friend?? I can change that for you! :bigthumb:
The Pirate Ship Build
2008 Sandstorm with about 210k
Front Suspension:
  • Kings with toytec/Elbach 3"lift lift springs
  • No sway bar
  • Camburg Ball Joint UCA's

Rear Suspension:
  • Kings
  • Super Flex 2" lift springs
  • Sway bar connect
  • Extended Brake lines
  • MetalTech adjustable lower links
  • OEM upper links

  • EBC 3GD Rotors front and back
  • EBC green stuff 7000 series front
  • EBC green stuff 6000 series rear

  • bent, scrapped and abused front/transmission/transfer case RCI metal skid plates (Mid plate hydraulically pressed flat and reinforced)
  • Boztec rear diff skid
  • dented and scrapped OEM rock sliders
  • Rear Lower shock armor

Bumper and winch:
  • Trailworx tubed winch bumper
  • Smittybilt XRC 9.5 synthetic
  • MetalTech Tubed rear bumper

- PRG Snorkel

Drive train:
- Raised Rear diff and locker breather (still need to do the transfer case)

  • Mictuning /Amazon LED, 2x 18in(roof rack left and right), 22in curved(hood), "48in" roof rack front
  • 30in Amazon no name brand(roof rack rear)
  • 6x Free Amazon cube lights for temporary rock lights
  • 2x KC Gravity Pro6 on bumper
  • KC Gravity Pro6 light bar

- Switch Pros SP8100 8-Switch Panel Power System (Super easy, painless wiring system and highly recommend)

  • FJ80 16x8 wheels painted in what I call "Root Beer flake"
  • Synergy 1.5in spacers

- 285/75/16 DickCepek Extreme Country

Roof Rack:
- Warrior Platform rack

  • Stickers for more HP & TQ
  • Bushwhacker fender flares

  • DIY rear door food prep table
  • DIY 3in tall rear Platform to level the back when seats are lowered and E-tracks tie down brackets
  • The Source 10lb CO2 tank with regulator
  • Cheap skull shift knob from Walmart
  • GMRS
  • Roofnest Falcon RTT
-Rhino Rack Batwing Awning
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I was going to buy a new Camry trd but jimmy cricket won. I decided after 210k miles it is best to replace or upgrade worn parts. I mean, the pirate ship has been taking a beating! Rack and Pinion replaced. The OEM rack had more alignments than i remember. Im eyeballing a 2-3 year plan to replace or upgrade worn and aging components. Its going to be an adventure as i make its way to 300k!
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NyN - Who is the supplier for your rear shock skids?

Found some other photos of similar (or identical) skids in old posts, but no info on sources. AllPro doesn't seem to currently list them, and some of the suppliers in older posts no longer exist (Cowboy 4X4, etc.).
Fj toyman offroad

Rack and pinion, LCA, Axles, Wheel bearings, ball joints replaced! Next on the list, get skid plates painted and remounted and upgraded rear upper links installed!
I remember Boztec rear diff skid. I was trying to look them up to see if they still make them but the few web sites I looked at didn`t work
I remember Boztec rear diff skid. I was trying to look them up to see if they still make them but the few web sites I looked at didn`t work
If i recall, Boz had a family emergency or something along those lines and stopped making them years ago. Compared to whats available now i think the Boz is more robust. Last time mine was removed was maybe 10-12 years ago
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