Japanese FJ CruiserSeveral websites are reporting that beginning December 4th, the right hand drive FJ Cruiser will be available in Japan. This is not terribly surprising since we already knew it was coming to Australia, nevertheless it's great news for FJ lovers everywhere. We found the story on The Financial.

2011 FJ Cruiser on the Toyota WebsiteToyota has added the 2011 FJ Cruiser to their website! We've already heard of '11 FJC's showing up in dealer showrooms, so we're happy to see it on the site as well. One big thing we noticed is that the '11 Trail Teams Edition doesn't appear to include a hood blackout like the '10 TT did, probably due to the darker color. Checkout all the details at www.toyota.com/fjcruiser.

 

FJ Cruiser receives JD Powers Award for QualityFJ Cruiser 2011 Resale AwardThe FJ Cruiser has received two prestigious awards: The 2011 Best Resale Value Award from Kelly Blue Book, and the JD Powers Initial Quality Award for 2010. The FJ Continues to shine among all small SUV's in both quality and performance, which goes to show how great this iconic vehicle is.

Full JD Powers List

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Tube doors for FJ Cruiser.Warrior Products has announced tube doors for the FJ Cruiser! These doors are very similar to their Jeep tube doors and give you plenty of options for getting some fresh air into your FJ. Beyond the basic door, you can add mirrors, mesh covers, or padded covers to the doors. They'll be available soon!. See the Warrior Products site for more information.

 

FJ Cruiser technical illustrationWe came across this site from Beau Daniels, who's company created the technical illustrations for the FJ Cruiser advertising campaign. It's really cool to see these reproduced here!

http://beaudaniels-illustration.com

 

 

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FJ Cruiser Top to Bottom - NZAs part of the marketing effort to launch the FJ Cruiser in New Zealand, Toyota (along with other sponsors) is sending Marc Ellis from the top of NZ to the bottom - completely off road - in a 2011 FJ Cruiser. This is a really cool adventure and we'll be covering as much of it as we can. You can follow along via the TopToBottom Website, or Facebook.

 

 

FJ Cruiser All Vendor Catalog 2011

Just like you we're getting ready for the 2011 wheeling season, and there's no better way to get your FJ ready than browsing the 2011 FJ Cruiser All Vendor Catalog!

This year we’ve included over 30 manufacturers,and we're featuring over 150 products!

Bumpers, lifts, armor, and accessories can all be found inside. We have just about every manufacturer and brand, so you’re sure to find something that works for you.

We hope you enjoy this year's catalog. If you know of a product or company we’ve missed, please let us know via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll be sure to add them to the Vendor Directory.

 

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Join us for the 2011 Summer Fun Run on June 25th. We'll be heading to Chinaman Gulch, near Buena Vista, Colorado. Click to read more!

 

 

FunTreks eGuidesFunTreks Announces Free eGuides

FunTreks has announced that all of their EveryTrail eGuides are now available at no charge!

See the full press release HERE

2012 Trail Teams FJ CruiserWe've seen a few shots of the 2012 Trail Teams Edition FJ Cruiser around the web, but out friends from TRDParts4U managed to do a full shoot on a new arrival, and shared those pics with us.

 

Warrior Products FJ Cruiser Winch BumperWarrior Products front winch bumper for Toyota FJ CruiserWarrior Products has released a new front winch bumper for the FJ Cruiser. The bumper fits 2007-2012 models, although Warrior doesn't specify if a washer bottle relocation kit is part of the package. The winch bumper is steel and includes D-Rings and of course a winch mounting location. A brush guard is also available with or without a light bracket. From the photos shown, it looks like the bumper provides a pretty good approach angle but we won't know for sure until we get a closer look at one. Click the photo for the product website.

Last week at the FJ Summit, Mike Fort (Owner of Toyota of Pekin) and Joe Bacal, from JT Grey Performance Driving announced a new Special Edition FJ Cruiser project. What we're dubbing the "Joe Bacal SE FJC" will be a complete package setup for desert racing and will be available this fall. Other details haven't been released yet, but we're expecting the new truck to debut at SEMA 2012 later this year. Since Joe will be consulting on all the modifications, we're sure it'll be THE FJ Cruiser to own.

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Toyota added the 2013 FJ to their website today, so we can get a better look at the options and configure our ‘ideal’ factory build. The photo gallery includes the new colors, but there’s a good chance those are photochopped in. We’ve seen pics of “Magma” in the wild, but haven’t found one close enough to take our photos yet.

We configured a good ‘base’ MT Magma model on the site using the “Build your FJ Cruiser” tool, and came out to $31,490 with the “Convenience Package” and no other options. We expect that you may be able to do a little better if you take delivery from dealer stock. We’ve seen a few ’13 models locally, but we’re waiting for a Magma to take a test drive.

The Cement Grey Trail teams edition is also on the site, and shows the standard set of photos & information on the new model. Like the Magma, we're unsure of the color until we se it in person. It will be hard to beat the 2012 TTSE as far as we're concerned.

Source: Toyota.com/FJCruiser  / Trail Teams Special Edition

2012sema_fj-sToyota has announced that the concept "Baja Ready" FJ-S FJ Cruiser will be on display at SEMA next week. This looks like the same truck TRD brought to the FJ Summit last July, but haven't received confirmation from Toyota yet. At any rate, this truck looks great and we'll be sure to get more details when we get to Vegas. You can follow all of our SEMA coverage on our SEMA 2012 Page.

See the full Toyota Press Release here.

Scosche Hurley FJ Cruiser at CESWe first found out about this FJ from our friends at iLounge, but now we have the full skinny. This sweet FJC was put together for the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show last week by Scosche and Hurley, and althought it's a 'show truck' it's still pretty cool.

The cool camo wrap is a weird contrast to the aloha seats inside, but a show truck has to wow people. We like the All Pro Bumpers and other off road features such as Rigid LED lights as well. For details on all the gizmos, check out this full article.

 

Prompted by this thread on FJCruiserForums.com, we’ve compiled a nice graphic illustrating the FJC Colors from 2007-2013 (for the North American Market). So far Toyota has released 20 different color combinations for the FJ Cruiser, and has slowly moved away from the bright colors in the original 2007 model year toward more basic colors (Magma being the exception).FJ Cruiser Colorad (Click for larger version)

 

fjc_commWhen it comes to online communities for the FJ Cruiser, there are plenty of options for you to check out. Forums and other communities are great places to learn more about your truck, find out information about modification options and learn how do to those mods, and read reviews and installation instructions written by true enthusiasts. Whether you're looking for information on all the FJ Cruiser Bumper options, looking for the best tire for a daily driver, or just want to find nearby FJC enthusiasts, nothing conects you with others like FJ forums & other communities.

FJNERun2013The FJ Northeasters have announced their 6th Annual Northeast Run!

The event will be held at Rausch Creek OHV park on March 29th-31st and promised to be a great time :)

In addition to great trail runs and sponsors that will be attending the event, the Northeasters will also be:

  • Leading trails for new FJ Owners and other novice drivers.
  • Providing winching & recovery demonstrations.
  • Conducting trail etiquette seminars.

While the $70 registration fee doesn't cover access to the park, it does cover a catered dinner & raffle (Saturday evening) at the Twin Grove Campground's private lodge, a T-Shirt, and one FJNE sticker.

Find more details on the FJ Northeasters Site

 

Toyota FJ Cruiser SiteWe just noticed that Toyota has updated their FJC site with an all new design. It looks like it's a complete redesign of their site, we're pretty happy with the features.

The on-page comparison with a basic Jeep Wrangler is nice, as are the details related to off-road in general. The site has a bit of a 'cartooney' feel, but overall it's an improvement over the last version, which was over 6 years old.

What do you think of the new site?

 

Spring Mudfling 7All of your east-coast FJ lovers listen up! The FJ Bruisers will once again host their Spring Mud Fling this May at Rausch Creek Off Road Park in PA. This is a great event with a long history, so get over to their website & check it out!

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We're heading to Overland Expo at Mormon Lake, AZ next week via a 3 day mini-vaca to Ridgway, CO. The FJC crew rolls out of Colorado Springs first thing Saturday morning, but there are a few minor things we need to take care of before we head out:

What are you doing to prepare for the trip? We look forward to seeing everyone in Arizona!!

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