Toyota FJ Cruiser, Modified.


Many have requested for a Toyota FJ Cruiser to be featured on Modified and here it is!

This blue FJ Cruiser is about as modified as they come and actually gets used for off-roading and not just the suburban streets like 90% of the 4x4’s out there. 

Andrew (the vehicle owner) has done some careful thinking and a lot of research to get his Toyota FJ Cruiser the way it is and I must add Andrew has done a spectacular job especially considering it’s Andrews first proper 4 Wheel Drive he has owned! 

The FJ Cruiser is quite small and compares to the likes of the 4 door Jeep Wrangler when it comes to cargo space area, however this is no problem for Andrew, his partner and 3 big dogs as they tow a camper trailer for the longer trips. 


A modified Toyota FJ Cruiser on the beach at Wedge, Western Australia.

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Every square inch is this blue Toyota FJ Cruiser has been put to good use and Andrew has added some very cleaver ‘thinking outside the box’ ideas. One of those ideas is the use of CnC cable track for his fridge DC cable (shown in the video).

Along with Andrews very cool and tidy looking custom draw system in the rear cargo area, the very clever triple LED light bars on dimmers, triple battery setup and the off-road lights on the front, this Toyota FJ Cruiser is a dream setup and will provide many details and ideas for other FJ owners and even general 4 Wheelers.

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See below for the specs and modified details on this Toyota FJ Cruiser.




Vehicles factory stats (NOTE* modded details below):

Modified Toyota FJ Cruiser on the beach at Wedge, Western Australia.

Make model:   2011, Toyota FJ Cruiser

Engine:   4.0L V6 1GR-FE

Drive train:  5 speed auto, Part-time 4WD with factory rear e-locker, IFS front and a Solid rear

Suspension:  Dobinson 3’’ suspension lift, Dobinson springs and shocks.



Andrew’s mod list for his FJ Landcruiser:

Engine:                    

TJM airtech Snorkel with the K&M air filter, BRC comp Diff, transfer case and transmission breathers, 2.5’’ exhaust with a high flow muffler.


Electric upgrades: 

C-Tek battery isolator with a 20amp charger, running three batteries, one heavy duty cranking battery and 2 AUX batteries 1x80amp/hr and 1x!00amp/hr running in series.

Pioneer double din DVD player with revering camera and complete sound system with dual 10’’ subs, separate reversing camera what is always on, 2500W inverter and a 50 L Ironman Ice cube fridge. Also running the Scan Gauge.


Lights:                      

Full 360 degree 22’’ Led light bars around the FJ on primary cabin switch with individual dimmer switches custom halo rings insert in the fog lights running on ADR approve DRLs, 22’’ single row light bar and 6’’ led spotties from Piranha lighting. LED high and low beam upgrades.

 

Inside the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Comms & GPS:     

Uniden UHF 80 channel with a Uniden 6.6 db aerial mounted to the rear door using a Pure FJ Mounting Bracket


Suspension and tyres: 

Dobinson 3’’ suspension lift, Dobinson flexy coils springs and shocks, tyres are 275/70 r 17 on stock Toyota alloy rims. 


Bar work and exterior mods: 

Front ARB winch compatible Bull/Roo bar with a WARN 12Lbs running the dyneema rope. Long-range AUX fuel tank of 120L, stock Rock sliders from Toyota and custom Pure FJ Steps attached. Front Runner Roof rack holding a Kings 2x3 Awning

Back of the wagon: 

Custom built double stacked drawers by Custom installations with a fridge slide and cutlery draw. Draw system holds the 2500W inverter an also the 50L Ironman Fridge, and side compartments holds all the recovery gear.


Recovery gear: 

12Lbs warn winch running the Dyneema rope, 2 TRED Recovery Boards, also carry full recovery kit


 



Inside the Toyota FJ Cruiser.
A modified Toyota FJ Cruiser on the beach at Wedge, Western Australia.
A modified Toyota FJ Cruiser on the beach at Wedge, Western Australia.
Toyota FJ Cruiser in the sand dunes, Western Australia..
Toyota FJ Cruiser in the sand dunes, Western Australia..
Toyota FJ Cruiser in the sand dunes, Western Australia..
Toyota FJ Cruiser in the sand dunes, Western Australia..
Toyota FJ Cruiser in the sand dunes, Western Australia..
Toyota FJ Cruiser in the sand dunes, Western Australia..
Toyota FJ Cruiser in the sand dunes, Western Australia..
Toyota FJ Cruiser in the sand dunes, Western Australia..
Toyota FJ Cruiser in the sand dunes, Western Australia..
Toyota FJ Cruiser in the sand dunes, Western Australia..
Toyota FJ Cruiser in the sand dunes, Western Australia..
Inside the Toyota FJ Cruiser.
The FJ Cruiser on a track.
Camping with the rooftop tent.
Camping with the FJ Cruiser.
Camping with the FJ Cruiser.
Toyota FJ Cruiser in the bush.
Toyota FJ Cruiser in the bush.
Fj Cruiser with trailer.
Fj Cruiser with bike.
Toyota FJ Cruiser on the beach in Western Australia.

Andrew’s top 3 trips in the FJ Cruiser: in no particular order.

  1. Brunswick Junction
  2. Collie Black Diamond
  3. Margret river  


Unstoppable moment in the Toyota FJ Cruiser:

Skull dragging a mates Navara around Lancelin after a V8 Landcruiser Workmate couldn’t

 


Most scary situation in the FJ Cruiser:

Being stuck on Wilbinga beach while trying to pull out a Jeep, when suddenly the tide changes. Heart stopping day.



Andrew's modification tips:

A Stock FJ will do almost everything against any modified 2inch 4wd, but to make the FJ unstoppable go for a 2 inch lift and tires.



Top 3 tips with (pick any area on the FJ Cruiser vehicle you’d like to offer advice about):

1.       They love fuel, so if the FJ does not come with and AUX tank it is necessary to install one.

2.       Changing the paper filter to the K&N helps with fuel and improves the airflow.

3.       It might look big on the outside but really, it is very small inside so thing about what you plan on carrying and whether you will have enough room for all your gear.

 


See The Modified Video.


Links:

Thanks to Ultimate 4x4, Custom installation, and Malaga Suspension.

If you ever want to join me on a Perth FJ Cruiser please like me on Facebook.

 


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