Totally support everyone who said to use it before you mod it. Add to that - make a conscience determination of what you plan on doing with your FJ. The preferred mods are completely different if you plan to rock crawl vs if you need to get to the ski resort and drive some forest service roads (my life). So when you read about all of these hot mods you need to kind of figure out what the owner intends to do with their rig. Look to alternatives. For instance, as one earlier poster said big honkin’ front bumpers look good but cost and weigh LOTS. If you just want a front snatch spot you could install a simple front hitch with a shackle. Lots of ideas like that.As a new fj owner any tips and hints , that can be shared will be highly appreciated
Read lots of the “do your own maintenance” posts. It is fun and will learn you up about your rig.
Make sure you have good tires, tread based on what use you plan.