Extreme Makeover: FJC

Extreme Makeover: FJC

2007 FJC TRD in 2012 with 92,000 milesWith nearly 100,000 miles on our TRD FJ Cruiser, we’ve decided to rework and upgrade several items to get us ready for year #6 of the magazine and all the excitement that will come with it. In addition to the 100k milestone, our FJ will no longer be a daily driver due to a new member of the Williams household that will be arriving in July. With those things in mind, we’ve decided to work out a list of upgrades we’ll be doing on the truck over the next year. Since this is quite an extensive checklist, we’ll cover aspects of installs in future issues as well as through live streaming and on our website. You can also follow us on Facebook to keep track of our progress.


Here’s a short list of things we’re upgrading for this project:
New / Upgraded mods
•    LED Tail Lights & Parking Lights
•    ANZO Headlights w/HALO
•    Toytec BOSS Lift
•    Light Racing Upper Control Arms
•    Ricochet Off Road complete skid set
•    New clutch from URD
•    Throwout Bearing Upgrade from URD
•    EBC Stage 4 Brake Kit http://bit.ly/RSz3xG
•    Rear storage drawer from Springtail Solutions
•    River Runner Snorkel
•    Outback Roof Console
•    Yaesu Quad Band Ham Radio
•    Custom APRS system w/Garmin TOPO Navigation
•    Custom in-dash entertainment system install

Other standard maintenance items:
•    New Iridium Plugs
•    New serpentine belt
•    Synthetic fluid throughout
•    Radiator flush
•    285/75/16 Nitto Trail Grappler Tires
While many of these upgrades will enhance the usefulness of our FJ, others are general maintenance items that should be replaced or upgraded when any FJ is around the 90,000 – 100,000 mark. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on our choices, and discussion which options you went with for your well broken in FJ Cruisers.



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