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post #951 of 1985 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 11:10 PM
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We traded in our beloved 2002 Outback for a 2007 FJ Cruiser, we are loving this thing just need to get it armored up(and new tires) so we can spend non-pow weekends down in MOAB offroading.

Congrats on joining the toyota family! Get that thing lifted with some good flex, get a locker (if it doesn't have one) and get some sliders and enjoy moab! It's an amazing place!

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Just got a new snow vehicle last week!

2007 Jeep Commander limited 4.7 V8
Next to my speeder 08 nissan Z



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2008 Ford F-150. With a 5.4 V-8 Triton. 4x4. Got a a cap on it so I throw my board and all the buddies. Its a quad cab so I take me and 4 buds and go up to the mountains. Handles the snow no problem.
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Friggin love the FJ's!!! Did you get the 6-speed?
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Congrats on joining the toyota family! Get that thing lifted with some good flex, get a locker (if it doesn't have one) and get some sliders and enjoy moab! It's an amazing place!

Hell yea got the 6-Speed with ATRAC and the elec rear locker, now I have the rims(powder coated) and hood(vinyl) blacked out and my rock sliders should be here by the end of the week also cashed in a shitload of best buy gift certificates so we can replace the crap stock stereo and speakers for the long road trips.

Probably not gonna lift it right away(no $$$ and it already gets shit gas mileage) but I will be adding real full under carriage armor and AT33's so we can head down to MOAB on shit snow weekends to do some offroad winter camping and trail driving.

Not sure who's Rubicon that is above but that's pretty bad ass , wish we could have gotten one of those but just didn't make sense for the amount of road driving we do :-( and I'm a sucker for Toyotas and Suby's

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^^Too bad Toyota wouldn't put a better motor in the FJ. For the kind of gas mileage it get, it's a pretty gutless motor IMO. I'm definitely a fan of the FJ concept, but without a better motor, I'll pass.
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^^Too bad Toyota wouldn't put a better motor in the FJ. For the kind of gas mileage it get, it's a pretty gutless motor IMO. I'm definitely a fan of the FJ concept, but without a better motor, I'll pass.
Just get the TRD supercharger... Yeah I wish they would have put the 1UR-FE in but methinks the 1GR is a much cheaper engine to make. The price point on the FJ is low enough that a torquey 4.0L V6 is decent, especially mated to the 6 speed. Unfortunately Toyota hasn't made a manual trans that would mate to their V8s in a LONG time...

I'm still a fan of mating the 1UZ to the W58 with a custom bellhousing. I'm planning on this in my old celica one of these years...
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Just get the TRD supercharger... Yeah I wish they would have put the 1UR-FE in but methinks the 1GR is a much cheaper engine to make. The price point on the FJ is low enough that a torquey 4.0L V6 is decent, especially mated to the 6 speed. Unfortunately Toyota hasn't made a manual trans that would mate to their V8s in a LONG time...

I'm still a fan of mating the 1UZ to the W58 with a custom bellhousing. I'm planning on this in my old celica one of these years...
Oye, that'll make the gas mileage even worse! I'll stick with my 300whp Subaru that gets 25mpg haha.
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^^Too bad Toyota wouldn't put a better motor in the FJ. For the kind of gas mileage it get, it's a pretty gutless motor IMO. I'm definitely a fan of the FJ concept, but without a better motor, I'll pass.
Yea the thing is that specific motor is literally BULLET PROOF, I've seen the arguments go back and forth between FJ owners and the basic consensus is Toyota choose reliability over power and efficiency with allot of the FJ components including the motor and didn't want to further undercut the Land Cruiser market with FJ sales.

NOW if they had a turbo diesel motor as an option...........

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Oye, that'll make the gas mileage even worse! I'll stick with my 300whp Subaru that gets 25mpg haha.
Yeah they're two totally different things though. The FJ is designed to go places 99.9% of the rest of the vehicles can't...

I had an MR2 Turbo with 288 RWHP and 290 lb-ft of torque. She was a lot of fun but a useless car... Spent a lot of time working on that thing though! Makes me appreciate my current project a whole lot (a '77 Celica GT)
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Yea the thing is that specific motor is literally BULLET PROOF, I've seen the arguments go back and forth between FJ owners and the basic consensus is Toyota choose reliability over power and efficiency with allot of the FJ components including the motor and didn't want to further undercut the Land Cruiser market with FJ sales.

NOW if they had a turbo diesel motor as an option...........
Oooohhhh yeah a TD would be nice. It's nice to see some smaller truck and SUV TD's these days, but not nearly enough.

I don't know a ton about Toyota engine codes, but is this the same engine in the Tacoma?

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Yeah they're two totally different things though. The FJ is designed to go places 99.9% of the rest of the vehicles can't...

I had an MR2 Turbo with 288 RWHP and 290 lb-ft of torque. She was a lot of fun but a useless car... Spent a lot of time working on that thing though! Makes me appreciate my current project a whole lot (a '77 Celica GT)
Sure, they're definitely two different things, but my Subaru is still my writer daily driver in the mountains. For what I need I couldn't justify an FJ.
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