New to FJ

Discussion in 'FJ Cruiser' started by SSG, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. SSG

    SSG

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    Just picked up a 2012 FJ, 41K miles and came with Pioneer rack and James Baroud tent, got an amazing deal and with 5 year Toyota warrantee as well.

    My first upgrades that I would like to do is lighting. I want great lights, kinda my thing lol. My fog lights will be baja designs squadron sports in amber as I live in Seattle and there's lots of fog and rain haha but will be adding these when I find a bumper I like. I had the ARB bull bar on my recently sold 100 series LC, man that thing was heavy. I prefer stealth and light. and of course a winch.

    Has anyone done or tried this kit:

    2007-2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser

    I want to take my time and research each step of my build. I am into road trips, overlanding and camping so will build towards those interests and needs.

    Here is the best part, bought a 2011 Land Rover Range Rover SC, had it for two weeks, after 2 weeks on the Land Rover forums, I sold that thing to the dealer I bought my FJ from and SO glad I did!!!

    Cheers :)
     
  2. BMThiker

    BMThiker I aim to misbehave Moderator SILVER Star

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    Welcome to the FJC world. I don't have any experience with the RetrofitSource kit, but looks pretty simple.

    Lightweight bumper options are Addicted Offroad, Demello, All-Pro (recently sold to Trail-Gear) Metal-Tech and Shrockworks. They all pretty much mount the same way and provide much better approach angle over the stock bumper. I have a very early edition of the All-Pro and it has served me well. If I were to replace it I'd go with Addicted Offroad because I like the lines and low profile. The only drawback to the Addicted Offroad for me is no shackle points.
     
  3. SSG

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    @BMThiker thanks for the details. I am going to check out those options for sure.
     
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    And you'll need to move the washer fluid sump with any of them...

    And be sure the fog lights can be turned off - nothing more dangerous than driving into a guy with 100k lumens of fog lights on a rainy night: think of it this way: if the oncoming driver is blinded, and reserach has proven the human mind tends to drive into the bright spot, are those bright lights actually safer for you?
     
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    Ah yes for sure man, I am very carful with light discipline. I had the baja sport on my last ride (100 series LC) and the sport are bright but nothing compared to the Pros.
     
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    Welcome to Mud.
     
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    Thanks lgrt.

    Too much Mtal Tech? haha

    I decided on the Metal Tech Stage 3 front and rear bumpers for my FJ.

    Oh going to check out your vids!
     
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