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.
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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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the YouTube page that are not answered here.
See below for the specs and modified details on this Toyota
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:
airtech Snorkel with the K&M air filter, BRC comp Diff, transfer case and transmission
breathers, 2.5’’ exhaust with a high flow muffler.
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.
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.
Comms & GPS:
Uniden UHF 80 channel
with a Uniden 6.6 db aerial mounted to the rear door using a Pure FJ Mounting
Suspension and tyres:
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:
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:
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.
warn winch running the Dyneema rope, 2 TRED Recovery Boards, also carry full
Andrew’s top 3 trips in the FJ
Cruiser: in no particular order.
Collie Black Diamond
Unstoppable moment in the Toyota FJ Cruiser:
dragging a mates Navara around Lancelin after a V8 Landcruiser Workmate
Most scary situation in the FJ
stuck on Wilbinga beach while trying to pull out a Jeep, when suddenly the tide
changes. Heart stopping day.
Andrew's modification tips:
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):
love fuel, so if the FJ does not come with and AUX tank it is necessary to install one.
the paper filter to the K&N helps with fuel and improves the airflow.
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