ROTW, ROTM, ROT? for FJCruiser builds...

Mtbcoach

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One thing I'd like to see the FJ Cruiser owners get going is a Rig of the Week or Rig of the Month or Rig of the ? whenever we can get another build thread to show off. I know that some have done a lot of modifications to their FJ Cruisers, some for expeditions, some for more serious off-roading, some for outdoor activities, some for, well who know but lets see them.

I'd like to get this started for the new year. So, lets see who wants to sign up to show off their modifications, pictures of where its been and open up for a little bragging rights.

I'm working on mine as we speak, lets see yours also...
 
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I keep a build thread that is mirrored on here, YotaTech, FJ Cruiser forums.com, and a newer one over on Expo.
That latter one was not started at the same time from the beginning as the first three mentioned.

I have some pics below in my three year review thread too, but I will post some of the ones from the past year here, and a few threads to the last few mods.

A few recent mods from the past few years.
Snorkel, roof top tent, bike rack to hold new mountain bike, solar panel, ARB fridge moved from the rear to behind the drivers seat, and also the lid was rehinged to open up all the way and not hit the roof, ham install (not done with it yet)...
As you can see, my build leans more towards back country/overlanding/camping than it does hardcore 4wheeling.
It is also my only vehicle so it has to double as my daily driver too.



















All of the above is in my build thread in my sig, and here is the solar panel writeup.
https://forum.ih8mud.com/camping-outdoor-gear/291187-solar-power-camping-overlanding-trips-installed-6-27-2009-a.html
 

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Just a few shots of my 07 FJC. Yeah, it's a bit ragged, the trails in the mountains on the East coast are tight with lots of trees and rocks :)

OME 3" lift Full Bud Built Skids The TOY Outfitters Sliders

The TOY Outfitters bumpers The TOY OutfittersLCAs 285/70/17 BFG KM2s

PIAA lights on rack Hella lights on bumper Camp lights on sides and rear of roof rack

Corbeau suspension seats 4 point harnesses 12,000lb Warn Power Plant with compressor, winch mounted on multi mount tray for use front and rear

Custom built air damn on additional front cargo basket Rear seats removed for cargo platform with 12 tie downs















 
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Yes, it is my only vehicle.
I commute about 30 miles round trip 5 days a week.

I am getting around 17 MPG right now with 50/50 driving city/highway.
Lowering the tent with the new rack netted me a little over 1 MPG increase.
If I were to switch to AT tires, I would pick up about 2 MPG.

When I put on the first set of mud tires, I went right away from 21 to 19 MPG.
That was before the lift though, but it did drop by 2 with that type of tire.
 
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well fj crusier in northern part of pakistan in one of the fewest cold deserts in world hope you enjoy the video
 
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Zor group is on its way to wakhan corridor a narrow track to takjikistan border from norther area , one of the world highest mountain ranges in world home of k2 .. three mountain ranges meet each other over here .. karakoram , himalayas , hindukush ..called palmeer hope you enjoy the video

 
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Noticing now lots of non-US FJ's have at least one extra rear view mirror mounted on the left/right front fenders. Makes tons of sense since we all know the rear view in an FJ sucks! Heres a pic I saw of one in Tokyo last September. So along with door mounted rear views these front fender mounts really look like they add good close-ups.

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Notable pics in my FJ's history. Drilling holes in the fender for a snorkel. Driving over the top of Homewood Ski Resort on the west side of Lake Tahoe at the eastern end of Rubicon Trail on Barker Pass Trail.

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Hi guys, I’m new here on the forums. I am definitely not new to modding vehicles though. This build of mine is a DD and it’s been slow, new house, two more kids... story always goes on but I’m ready to start making parts and accessories to go on the Rig. I want to start a build thread but I guess you guys can let me know if it would be worthy.

2007 FJ 110,xxx miles

Some mods I made;
-Rock sliders(Parking lot curb sliders)
-Front bumper winch mount

Want to make;
-Rear bumber tubular
-Make tubular fenders to connect to the front and rear bumpers
-all under body skid plates
-Interior Molle attachment plates
-roof rack

Bought and installed;
-custom rockers
-TRD rims and tires
-truckbed painted all plastics and roof
-power stop crossed drilled and slotted rotors
-breather relocation on rear axle, tranny, transfer case ext.
-k&n filter
-3” rough country lift(going to change)

Free mods;
-exhaust cut high clearance
-fender delete

Well I might of forgot some things but enough of that, bring on the pics!!!!

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Just a few shots of my 07 FJC. Yeah, it's a bit ragged, the trails in the mountains on the East coast are tight with lots of trees and rocks :)

OME 3" lift Full Bud Built Skids The TOY Outfitters Sliders

The TOY Outfitters bumpers The TOY OutfittersLCAs 285/70/17 BFG KM2s

PIAA lights on rack Hella lights on bumper Camp lights on sides and rear of roof rack

Corbeau suspension seats 4 point harnesses 12,000lb Warn Power Plant with compressor, winch mounted on multi mount tray for use front and rear

Custom built air damn on additional front cargo basket Rear seats removed for cargo platform with 12 tie downs















how are those harnesses mounted?
 
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I'd like a link to the in-bumper winch build. I saw something similar a long while back, but yours looks much more substantial.
 
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