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Winterpeg

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I was thinking I should actually do a build thread.

I got my FJ in 2010. It’s a 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser Trail Teams edition. It already had an ARB bumper with IPF lights on the bumper, ARB roof rack, OME suspension, and ARB sliders. Sight unseen I was 98% sure I would buy it. Prior to even seeing it in person though I paid the previous owner to take his FJ to the local 4x4 store and install a Warn winch (M9000). My wife and I flew to Seattle, WA to buy and pick it up. The previous owner was very nice and toured us around Seattle. Great guy.

First picture:

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Everybody seemed to want to go on the roof rack:

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First wheeling trip… man I thought that was pretty intense. Pretty tame by comparison now.

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Skid plates were a must in my mind… and they sure did get used hard over the years:

(I forgot how good looking they were)

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Winterpeg

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Allpro APEX sliders
(can’t find the pic)

Switched winches to an Engo winch after my Warn failed. So far I’m pretty happy with it. I think I’ve only used it twice though.

Icon suspension upgrade. 2.5” shocks, 3” Overland coils, rear shock shin-guards, MetalTech offset rear links,



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Transmission cooler:

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Brake controller

Expedition One rear bumper with STC (smooth tire carrier)

Rotopax bracket and rotopax cans (two 4 gallon cans)

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ARB fridge/freezer

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Two 40w solar panels trickle charging my batteries as we camp and the ARB fridge uses power.

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Double quad trailer for the quads. Installed E-track to REALLY improve the security of the quads as they bounce down a trail. Put the kids to work of course ;)

The big box on the trailer I got made to store the camping gear. I got tired of getting out every 5 minutes and readjusting my load because of branches and limbs hitting the Rubbermaid totes and loosening my straps.

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I’m sure I missed something…. So I’ll reserve a post right after this one….

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Winterpeg

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Front ARB bumper got replaced and some Lightforce lights added.

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Cell phone booster (thick antennae front and centre on roof rack and booster box in cargo area plugged into inverter) and limb risers added (cables from bumper to roof rack).
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ShawnR

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Awesome rig! I'm a Jeep guy but contemplated getting an FJ awhile ago. Decided not to solely for the fact that I can take the top off my Jeep. Otherwise, I'd probably be driving an FJ right now. Ideally though, I'd own both.
 
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Winterpeg

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So after beating on my A pillars and having my FM antennae ripped off.... I finally constructed some limb risers!! :rocker:

I sacrificed my shovel mount from my roof rack. It was using Fourtrex mounts and quick fists.

We bored out the quick fists so they would fit the larger ARB bar.
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I used galvanized aircraft pvc coated cable and aluminum crimp thingy's... :nerd

I looped it around one of the main bars on my roof rack, looped it around the top rail of the roof rack and then down to the ARB bumper with a turnbuckle. I will have to undo these to access under my hood so I wanted it relatively simple to do.

Big thanks to my buddy Paul :rocker: :cheers:
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