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

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

  1. Mtbcoach

    Mtbcoach Moderator

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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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  2. Corey

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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.

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    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

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    Yes Corey, you have a good example of what I'm talking about...
     
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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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    GREAT PICTURES and AWESOME SET UP.....

    GOOD JOB....

    Manny
     
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    im guessing the rear glass dont open with that bumper ?
     
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    Looks sweet. Nice to see that FJ wheelin'.
     
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    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!
     
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  9. Corey

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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.