I decided on The Bulldog after narrowing it down to that and 'The Cookie Monster'..I think the front looks like a bulldog's face. Maybe it's only me, but I really can see the resemblence.
Upgrade 1 + 2
Billet Door Inserts
Wicked CAS Subwoofer Enclosure
2 10w1 JL Audio Subwoofers
2 channel 800 watt Amp. -sub toggle switch in place of stock switch.
All Pro Sliders
Full BudBuilt Skids (some RC for now but will be getting the new 6" Buds)
Painted Engine Cover
Expedition One Bumper
Yellow Synthetic Winchline
Added 12v Outlet
Garmin Nuvi 350
Wet Okole Seat Covers
Cobra 75wxst CB Radio
17" Dick Cepek Polished Wheels
35" Dick Cepek Mud Country Tires
Rough Country 6" Suspension Lift Kit
Hitch Mounted Rear Reciever Shackle
Rack Mounted Hi-Lift
Spidertrax Wheel Spacers
Chopped Body Mounts
I originally wanted an Infiniti G35, but after driving the FJ, fell in love with it. The people on this forum are the most friendly and helpful you could ever find, and I appreciate everything everyone has contributed. I would specifically like to thank Matt for everything he has done for me and my FJ. Without him my FJ would be nothing like it is now, and for that I owe him a lot. He spent 10 hours helping me put my 3" lift on, and over the course of a week we spent 31 hours putting my 6" lift on (Yes, time isn't on our side, and we ran into some major time killers). You can't find anyone better than Matt, who will help you in any way he can. Thanks Matt. I would also like to specially thank Terry, Scott, Josh, Bo, and the rest of the crew from the LLJ last year that really helped me my first time offroading, and got me as interested in it and my FJ as I am now.
Until a few weeks ago I had the 3" RC kit with 285 BFG's, but I switched to the RC 6" Kit with 35's and it's made a huge difference in the appearance of the FJ.
All Pro Sliders - Couldn't do without them. Have saved a lot of damage.
Expedition One Bumper - Great Design, Strong, fits the curves of the FJ great
Full BudBuilt Skids - Also a must. Thick, strong, and covers up everything.
I'm running the 2 front RCX skids with the lift right now, but will be adding the new Buds soon.
Wicked CAS Sub Box - 2 10's. Looks great, functions flawlessly.
2 JL Audio 10w1's - Not the loudest, but certainly loud enough.
800 Watt 2 Channel Amp - Powers the Subs
Really wanting to change out the front speakers for components
Superwinch Epi9000 - does what it's supposed to.
Yellow Synthetic Winchline- something like 19600 lb. strength. Safe.
Rear Receiver Shackle - custom red
2 Front Bumper Mounted Shackles
Hi-Lift Extreme - mounted on the rack
really need to get some tree savers/tow straps/etc.
TRD CAI - really love this one.
TRD Exhaust - great w/ the CAI.
Custom Engine Cover - Did alright for a few hours with spray paint.
Might add the URD Y-Pipe in the future.
PIAA 580 Fog Lights
always room for extra lights
Garmin Nuvi 350 - great touchscreen easy to use navigation.
Cobra 75wxst CB Radio - About 3 Miles of reception
Added the 12v outlet in the center console
Wired Aux cable from the port through the center peice, out the emergency brake cover for my iPod.
Rough Country Complete 6" Lift Kit
--new knuckles, front/rear diff brackets, front spacer, sway bar relocators, rear sway bars, rear upper control arms, track bar (red) , rear coils, and rear shocks.
lots of thought went into changing from a 3" to a 6". I'm confident in the stability and safety of this kit after installing it and driving it for the past 2 weeks. It handles great and looks killer. I couldn't be happier going with the 6" kit.
35" Dick Cepek Mud Country - look mean, quiet on the road.
17" Dick Cepek Polished Wheels - I love the contrast with the black.
Spidertrax Wheel Spacers - Easy to install, huge difference in offset.
Body Mount Chop -(thanks Chris)- needs a little more, still barely rubbing at full lock
need to put the spare on, but have to find a cheap wheel spacer first so it fits
Wet Okole Front Seat Covers - Red piping with 'FJ Cruiser' & Map Pockets
Various Sweat Bands
Gatorade and Red Bull At all times.
Like all buildups, this one is a work in progress. There's no real pattern, or finish line I'm after. I enjoy modding and changing the truck in anyway that I can, and I have learned valued information about all aspects of automobiles from working on the FJ and the posts on this forum.
I will add to this thread as anything changes, and look forward to hearing your thoughts and opinions.