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Just following the footsteps of other model year/color threads... I recieved my 2012 6MT Trail Teams in March 2012. It was snowing pretty hard when I sold my sports coupe and picked up the FJ.

Looking forward to seeing everyones ride (stock or not), modifications completed, and trail rides. In other words, show off your rig!

Took the FJ out for some offroad fun with my son and checking out the hunting grounds. Nothing serious, just getting familiar with 4lo, diff lock, and A-Trac modes.



Stock for now :bandit:...
 

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Picked mine up March 17, 2012...

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Introduced it to it's brother...

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Took it out wheeling...

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And scuffed it up on some sagebrush!

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Did I tell you I LOVE this thing! :rocker::clap::cheers:
 

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Picked up mine on 2/21 and took the loooooong way home!

I don't have a pic of me with it yet and I haven't started modding...but, here she is from my first "gettin' dirty" trip:



When my wheels look like this, you know there's a huge grin on my face!
 

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out having fun with the AORC - Adventure Off Road Club. Did some wheeling and then toured the Vulture Mine near Wickenburg AZ.



I'm the red spot strait down from the peak.
 

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Cool picture Bacon. What were the settings on the camera. Almost looks like a model.
 

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Got mine Feb. 9 2012.







Me taking a picture of it (photo courtesy of smslavin)..


And the picture I took:
 

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Cool picture Bacon. What were the settings on the camera. Almost looks like a model.
The effect is achieved using a tilt lens (there are tilt-shift lenses, but tilt and shift are two different functions). They are also known as "selective focus" lenses. Effectively, what the tilt function does is change the plane that focus can be achieved on by tilting the lens to the side (it can be titled in any direction). What this will do is allow the camera to focus on points both near and far along a specific plane, while still retaining the out of focus effect (bokeh) everywhere else (where a regular lens will only let you focus on a certain distance from the lens). Most of these type lenses are $1000-$3000, but some cheap alternatives are made by LensBaby. You can read up more on this effect here.

 

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Thanks. The other truck belongs to wegotg.


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I picked mine up March 3. Funny story I went to the dealer to have my 2008 Black FJ serviced and a tire repair done. Since we'd be there already I had set up an appointment with a salesman to get my wife a new 2012 TC for her commute. I mentioned to the salesman if he gets a 2012 Trail Teams in to give me a call to check it out. He perked up and said "We just got one in this morning!" Well, they also said it was sold to a dealer in California but I could take a look at it anyway. The president of the dealer saw me looking at it and said if I wanted it he'd cancel the broker deal for the out of state dealer and give it to me instead. So long story short, I now have a 2012 trail teams too! I love it. I actually hate the color red, but something about this color on the FJ with the blacked out trim, I just had to have one. I had to fight about 4-5 people off from it that morning. I couldnt believe how many people were trying to buy it while I was there.
 

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I picked mine up March 3. Funny story I went to the dealer to have my 2008 Black FJ serviced and a tire repair done. Since we'd be there already I had set up an appointment with a salesman to get my wife a new 2012 TC for her commute. I mentioned to the salesman if he gets a 2012 Trail Teams in to give me a call to check it out. He perked up and said "We just got one in this morning!" Well, they also said it was sold to a dealer in California but I could take a look at it anyway. The president of the dealer saw me looking at it and said if I wanted it he'd cancel the broker deal for the out of state dealer and give it to me instead. So long story short, I now have a 2012 trail teams too! I love it. I actually hate the color red, but something about this color on the FJ with the blacked out trim, I just had to have one. I had to fight about 4-5 people off from it that morning. I couldnt believe how many people were trying to buy it while I was there.
Nice story :). Congrats!

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I picked mine up March 3. Funny story I went to the dealer to have my 2008 Black FJ serviced and a tire repair done. Since we'd be there already I had set up an appointment with a salesman to get my wife a new 2012 TC for her commute. I mentioned to the salesman if he gets a 2012 Trail Teams in to give me a call to check it out. He perked up and said "We just got one in this morning!" Well, they also said it was sold to a dealer in California but I could take a look at it anyway. The president of the dealer saw me looking at it and said if I wanted it he'd cancel the broker deal for the out of state dealer and give it to me instead. So long story short, I now have a 2012 trail teams too! I love it. I actually hate the color red, but something about this color on the FJ with the blacked out trim, I just had to have one. I had to fight about 4-5 people off from it that morning. I couldnt believe how many people were trying to buy it while I was there.
Nice!

Looks good! Can you provide any specs to the mods?
 

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My son & I got off the concrete today & I finally got a pic of me with my FJ :) Also, as I mentioned on another thread here, while I was trying to learn how to use some of the 4wd controls (yes, I'm a total newb!) I learned something new - that if you don't do things in order, it makes the check engine light & "trac off" light come on. I'll be studying my manual some more I guess. But, it was still fun!



 
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