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Swamp Life.... my buildup

Well.... I guess I finally decided to create my build page.

I decided to name my rig Swamp Life for two reasons:
1) I live in S. Florida
2) I went to UF and we play in the Swamp.



Most current picture:


Suspension:
Skyjacker coilovers on the front
rough country 3" rear spacers (OME 895s coming soon)
Total Chaos UCAs
1" Toytec diff drop kit

Boby armor:
ARB bull bar with Viper max 9500 winch
predator step bars (soon will be upgrading)
Red Eye Fabrication rear bumper once released

Wheels/Tires:
16" TRD wheels
255/85/16 BF Goodrich KM2s

Misc exterior
2 Kragen 7" HIDs
rear utility HB flood light
48" Hi Lift
Toyota air dam
scuba mod
AFE air intake
Safari Snorkel

Sound:
Kenwood DNX 5120
Bazooka FJ sub
Kenwood 6x9 on doors
Kenwood 3.5 on back pillar

Misc Interior:
Ultra Gauge
passenger arm rest
all weather rubber mats

some pictures....







 

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Trip to Hard Rock park in Ocala, FL











 

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Trip to Big Cypress National Park





















 

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Trip to J.W Corbett













 

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Plasti-dipped my ARB light inserts as they were really faded



 

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Cool rig & thread !! :cheers:
Q - what did you use to mount your rear facing utility light? I see the initials mt = metal tech?
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Cool rig & thread !! :cheers:
Q - what did you use to mount your rear facing utility light? I see the initials mt = metal tech?
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thanks. Its a light base that is sold in Venezuela by a company called TMT. Migz (forum member) I know copied the design and sells them on Ebay.
 

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K mas? Mi pana. De que parte de Venezuela eres? Yo soy de Ccs, pero vivo aqui en Atlanta. Alejandro by the way, bien depinga la burra. Voy a ver si consigo el spare tire light mount k tienes. Saludos!


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Alejandro que tal. Yo tambien soy de Ccs y vivo en Miami. deja ver si te consigo el link.
 

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thanks. Its a light base that is sold in Venezuela by a company called TMT. Migz (forum member) I know copied the design and sells them on Ebay.
Yea, I just found it on eBay, but the last one was just sold :cowfrown:
If you track another one down, please let me know.

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Love it! Awesome pictures too :bigthumb:
 

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FJ looks great! Definitely some different wheeling in the swamp


Yea, I just found it on eBay, but the last one was just sold :cowfrown:
If you track another one down, please let me know.

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I spoke with Migz a few weeks about the mounts. Life's been busy for him, but he didn't sound opposed to doing another run in the future.
 

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But a pair of OME 895s from Wilson. Should be arriving this week. I'll post up some pictures soon.

Also debating on whether to but a pair of Body Armor sliders or not??? Would love to buy the ones DEMELLO has on sale right now but too much cash for me right now. Also not sure if justifiable to spent that cash when I mostly wheel on mud and dirt. No rock crawling in S. FL.

Body Armor FJ-4121 Body Armor | Auto Parts Warehouse
 

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Nice. Where did you get the spare tire light bracket?
 

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Well my Fj was left yesterday at the Toyo dealership for further transmission inspection and pretty sure replacement.

The tranny was actually replaced about 15K ago but apparently either they did not install it correctly or gave me a faulty one. 5th gear grinds when at 3000 rpm or higher. looks like the synchros are F***ed
 

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Well my Fj was left yesterday at the Toyo dealership for further transmission inspection and pretty sure replacement.

The tranny was actually replaced about 15K ago but apparently either they did not install it correctly or gave me a faulty one. 5th gear grinds when at 3000 rpm or higher. looks like the synchros are F***ed
oh **** no way.....whats the word on the rig?
 

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Service manager called me today. Parts are in and should be done either today or tomorrow. I asked to please go over the parts again anad make sure that the parts listed under the TSB were actually ordered.

Hopefull the tranny they put in is perfect and no other problems arise and the throwout bearing is fixed properly.
 

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i agree i hope so too man, are you going to Bonita?
 

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Nice photos - thanks for sharing your adventures!
 
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