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I've always wanted an FJ since i first saw it and i finally got the chance to get one! I picked up an 08' Titanium Metallic, AT 4x4 with 17k Toyota pre-owned certified with the CQ and UR package.

I've had my FJ for 3 weeks or so now and i'm already trying to fight this losing battle with the MOD bug! This forum makes it that much worse! I actually started looking at wheels and tires before i even picked it up...it just looks too civilized in stock form. The all-season highway tires got to go ASAP!

I just received my 17x9 KMC XD Hoss wheels and the Goodyear DuraTrac's (285/70-17). I'm still waiting on the front and rear Bilstein 5100's with the rear Toytec superflex coils. I'll post some before an after pics when i get everything installed. Should be done sometime early next week.

More mods to come in the near future...

































Current Modifications:


SUSPENSION/WHEELS:

-Bilstein 5100's Front & Rear
-Eibach/Toytec coils (Front)
-Toytec SuperFlex 2" coils (Rear)
-Body mount chop
-Light Racing UCA's
-17x9" KMC XD Hoss (High Gloss Black)
-Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 285/70-17

LIGHTS:

-Xenon projectors with black headlight housing (DDM 6000k 35w bulbs and ballast)
-Hella 500 Black Magic Driving lights (Factory Toyota foglight switch / CPI Gold Selective Yellow H3 55w Bulbs)

AUDIO/ELECTRONICS:

-Kenwood DNX7160 with ipod/iphone adapter + PAC SWI-JACK Steering wheel control interface
-TinCan OEM Subwoofer Mod: Image Dynamics 8" ID V3 Sub & Arc Audio 2080 XXD Amp
-Python 991 2-Way Security and Remote Start System with "Extra" options :armed:
-Escort Passport 8500 X50 (Hardwired)
-UltraGauge OBDII Scan-Tool and an Information center

ENGINE:

-aFe Drop-in Air Filter

BRAKES:

-Centric Performance Rotors
-Centric Fleet Performance pads
-MAN-A-FRE SS Brake Lines (6 total)
-ATE Super Blue DOT 4 Racing fluid

MISC:

-26% 3M Tint (driver and Passenger side windows)
-Blacked out Emblems
-Billet Style 14" ANTENNA (antennax.com)
-AERO Frameless Windshield wiper blades
-2x Festoon 1.56W 12V 24-LED Car Ceiling Dome Light
-T10 1W+3W White LED bulbs in Mirrors & License plate
-2x FIAMM 72102 Freeway Blaster Horns, High Note (second horn)
-Husky Liners (Front & Rear)
-Toyota OEM Rock Rails (Not installed)


 

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Thanks! The Bilsteins and the toytec rear springs will be here today. I'll be installing everything tomorrow! :clap:
 

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Got it all installed!! Looks better then i ever imagined! Can't wait to take it off road. Were getting lots of snow tomorrow so i'll get test out the duratrac's at least...

Enjoy the pics :cheers:
 

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I luv them XD Hoss!!! Can you give some specs on them...back spacing inches or mm you did not need a spacer? are they hub centric? Your truck looks awesome and that mod bug bites hard when it does ...Keep us posted on all the goodies to come.
 

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Lookin' gooooooooood ! :rocker:
 

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I luv them XD Hoss!!! Can you give some specs on them...back spacing inches or mm you did not need a spacer? are they hub centric? Your truck looks awesome and that mod bug bites hard when it does ...Keep us posted on all the goodies to come.
Thanks man! I spent a good couple weeks trying to decide what wheels to get. At the end it came down between the HOSS and the Addicts, but the addicts were a flat black...i dont know, i really liked the look of the hoss with the gloss black finish. No spacers here! Hopefully the finish holds up well with all the salt they drop on the roads here during the winter months. I put a couple coats of Griot's paint sealant which is supposed to be pretty durable and great for wheels.

Specs:

Size: 17x9
Offset: -12mm
PCD: 6x139.7
Hub: 106.25mm

I've put about 30 miles on the truck today and i really like the ride. It really does ride better then stock. Doesn't ride rough either. Absorbs the pot holes and the crappy roads around here real well.

The Duratrac's are much quieter then they look! They are a little louder then stock, but i hear they get a little quieter after about 1000 miles. Really can't hear them if you have the radio on. Not sure how loud they'll be @ 70-75mph on the highway. It does rub on the body mounts though! :mecry: I'm hoping after an alignment if it's done right it won't rub..

I like the second license plate better than the first.... it's such a cool design...

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Dope! I missed that...
 

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Looks great!

:cheers:

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PanoFJ:
Looks outstanding. Do a search for aligment here ( FJ Alignment Specs / there are some tips on how to avoid rubbing when alignning. Did you set the Adjustable Bilstein at max, top notch? (2.5" lift).
A member here (410Fortune) has same setup, with a spacer on top, but he might have some tips for you. Search: 410Fortune Mile Hi FJ Build (wifes rig)
Good luck.
 

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PanoFJ:
Looks outstanding. Do a search for aligment here ( FJ Alignment Specs / there are some tips on how to avoid rubbing when alignning. Did you set the Adjustable Bilstein at max, top notch? (2.5" lift).
A member here (410Fortune) has same setup, with a spacer on top, but he might have some tips for you. Search: 410Fortune Mile Hi FJ Build (wifes rig)
Good luck.
Thank you! I'm REALLY happy with the new look! yes, the fronts are set at the top notch (2.5")

I'm going to dig around the forum and try to get some alignment specs. I'm pretty sure i found a local place that can do a good job on the alignment. I don't want to take it to just any place and if i can i want to avoid doing a body chop mount...
 

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I do have these Bilstein (Also on the rear) on my Tacoma 2005, Great, You will be happy.
Research Icon, or call them, They have some tips on aligment, hope to see you in Colorado some time.
 

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Got it aligned yesterday. Took about 2 1/2 hours!! I took it to a local Direct Tire and they really took the time to make sure they got it perfect and make sure it wouldn't rub. The results were great and it rubs just very little when in reverse when turning to the right.
 

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I love those wheels, probably gonna pick them up sometime in the next couple of months. Do you think 275/70/17 will rub? I just dont want the hassle of going through that
 

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I love those wheels, probably gonna pick them up sometime in the next couple of months. Do you think 275/70/17 will rub? I just dont want the hassle of going through that
It all depends on the kind of tires you run. A proper alignment should eliminate any rubbing..at least most of it. The DuraTrac's have a pretty aggressive thread so i do get very slight rubbing when turning to the right in reverse. This is after an alignment. Before the alignment it was rubbing on the body mount all the time when making full turns. I need to check and see how much space i have between the tires and the body mount at full turn after the alignment.

I know people on here have been successful in running certain tires in 285/70-17 without any rubbing on the body mount. From what i read it was the Nitto Terra grapplers and the BFG All Terrains.
 
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