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

Discussion in 'FJ Cruiser' started by Mtbcoach, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Mtbcoach

    Mtbcoach Moderator

    Messages:
    4,202
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    614
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Location:
    Cary, NC
    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...
     
    Gidget Banaszak likes this.
  2. Corey

    Corey

    Messages:
    1,393
    Media:
    1
    Likes Received:
    203
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2006
    Location:
    Auburn, WA.
    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.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

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

    Mtbcoach Moderator

    Messages:
    4,202
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    614
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Location:
    Cary, NC
    Yes Corey, you have a good example of what I'm talking about...
     
  4. NCFJ

    NCFJ Supporting Vendor

    Messages:
    7,771
    Likes Received:
    7,957
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Location:
    Chesnee, SC
    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

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Doug Whalen likes this.
  5. Miami 4x4 Offroad

    Miami 4x4 Offroad

    Messages:
    32
    Media:
    2
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2009
    Location:
    Miami
    GREAT PICTURES and AWESOME SET UP.....

    GOOD JOB....

    Manny
     
  6. kjnarmyfj

    kjnarmyfj

    Messages:
    1,473
    Media:
    4
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2009
    Location:
    new iberia la
    im guessing the rear glass dont open with that bumper ?
     
  7. nathan hj60

    nathan hj60

    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2007
    Location:
    Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
    Looks sweet. Nice to see that FJ wheelin'.
     
  8. nathan hj60

    nathan hj60

    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2007
    Location:
    Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
    Corey you DD that? I know the mileage isn't great with mine. Yours must be real thirsty driving around with all that stuff bolted on!
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2010
  9. Corey

    Corey

    Messages:
    1,393
    Media:
    1
    Likes Received:
    203
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2006
    Location:
    Auburn, WA.
    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.
     
  10. aaark35

    aaark35

    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    245
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2013
    well fj crusier in northern part of pakistan in one of the fewest cold deserts in world hope you enjoy the video
     
    firensteel likes this.
  11. aaark35

    aaark35

    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    245
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2013
    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

     
    firensteel likes this.
  12. firensteel

    firensteel

    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    97
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Location:
    Sacramento, Ca
    Awesome scenery, looks like you had great fun. Thanks for sharing. Heres a candidate for
    Ride Of The Month !!
     
  13. firensteel

    firensteel

    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    97
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Location:
    Sacramento, Ca
    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.

    IMG_3194.JPG
     
  14. firensteel

    firensteel

    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    97
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Location:
    Sacramento, Ca
    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.

    Snorkel 4.jpg

    IMG_1958.JPG
     
  15. firensteel

    firensteel

    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    97
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Location:
    Sacramento, Ca
    Getting ready to pull a Land Cruiser out of a little snow! Happy Daze.

    IMG_1214.JPG

    IMG_1217.JPG
     
  16. UniqueKoncepts

    UniqueKoncepts

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2018
    Location:
    Sutter CA
    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!!!!

    52966B2F-010A-40B3-A45B-F44CD80112AF.jpeg
    1692C702-5F74-4D9A-8ADE-EF58B07F567A.jpeg
    4A6C6717-398B-4AA2-9B20-7A9A82A96453.jpeg
    BBC7B32C-2D4B-4314-9B0F-C77D753E3B23.jpeg
    22328931-C807-47E0-B05D-C47B7F22B98B.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2018
  17. UniqueKoncepts

    UniqueKoncepts

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2018
    Location:
    Sutter CA
    Here are some more things

    5287A5E3-01BA-490A-919D-62F1151B8D70.jpeg
    DBC75647-4FF2-4823-93A7-6BE5A6EB21BF.jpeg 3C479BDA-56F5-424A-821A-9133FCED15B4.jpeg
     
  18. CBeckFJ

    CBeckFJ

    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    86
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2017
    Location:
    Dover New Hampshire
    how are those harnesses mounted?
     
  19. GWcruiser

    GWcruiser

    Messages:
    653
    Media:
    17
    Albums:
    3
    Likes Received:
    62
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2013
    Location:
    PNW
    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.
     
  20. UniqueKoncepts

    UniqueKoncepts

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2018
    Location:
    Sutter CA
    Gwcruiser, Were you referring to my bumper?? Sorry just checking...
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.