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    Superheat's build (2011 Iceberg)




    superheat Build


    The Beginning
    The wife needed a new SUV. She was visiting family in Japan and my job was to find a suitable vehicle we could test drive when she came back. Searching and checking out all the latest SUVs on the market I came across the FJ Cruiser. When I first saw them on the street, I thought they were interesting, bright colors... cool suicide doors and that was it. During my research I stumbled upon the FJCruiserforums (Blue room) and saw pictures of all sorts of modified FJ. Wow, now they are starting to look really cool. What sold me on the FJ was pictures from the Summit in Ouray, couple this with a large group of enthusiast and I knew this was the vehicle for me... now to convince the wife that it was the vehicle for her too.

    When she arrived back to the States we did some test driving of various SUVs. I saved the FJ for last because she wasn't convinced she wanted a large truck, she was thinking along the lines of a small RAV4. I showed her pictures of the FJ, all the different modded rigs, and photos from the Summit and all the cool places we could go. "See...we can go here this summer." That got her interest! She then started looking more seriously at the FJ and checking out the pictures on the forums. Before long she was convinced getting the FJ was her idea.


    The Purchase
    I searched online for an Iceberg FJ. There weren't very many in the LA/OC area. I found one in Anaheim with the very basics, a blank canvas that I could build upon. Contacted their fleet dept and drove down the next day. Now this was a few weeks after the tsunami in Japan, there was rumor that prices on Toyotas were going to go up, or that supplies would dwindle... there was some urgency to get the FJ asap. We test drove it, struck a deal, and then drove it home later that night.


    The Mods
    The FJ was my first 4x4. I had never been off roading before, but it has always been something I wanted to do. I read the forums from morning to night researching mods and various builds. I got great feedback from members here on the SoCal forums. The mods started quickly and kept going through the summer... suspension, armor, tires, interior, recovery gear. I wanted an all around capable rig... and something the wife could use as a daily driver.


    The Results
    So far it has turned out as I had envisioned. I wanted a clean, tasteful, quality build... no short cuts or compromises. We love driving it, both off road and to the supermarket. There are still things I want to do. The pace of the mods have slowed down, but I keep planning, researching, and thinking up ways to convince my wife why she needs the next mod.



    As it currently looks:








    Exterior



    Interior




    Under the Hood




    Suspension




    Wheel and Tire



    Recover Gear and Miscellaneous





    Videos









    The Evolution








    On the way to 2011 FJ Summit:








    Places We Have Been





    Coming Soon
    : no plans yet, nearing the home stretch
    Mod Wishlist: winch




    Last edited by superheat; 03-17-2018 at 11:26 PM.

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    Re: Superheat's build (2011 Iceberg)

    Beautiful!
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    Re: Superheat's build (2011 Iceberg)

    I'm in Garden Grove and I am going to Demello on Friday if you want me to pick up you sliders. No guarantee though that if I like your kickouts better than my round tubes that they won't end up on my truck. Send me a PM if you want to save the trip to Corona.

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    Re: Superheat's build (2011 Iceberg)

    That would be awesome, but I dont think they'll be ready until next week. I called them today to check on the status since I was sorta in the area. They said that when the sliders came back from powder coat they noticed they had forgotten to add the mesh inlays to the kick outs. So they said next Monday or Tuesday they should be ready.

    Thanks for the offer though.

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    Re: Superheat's build (2011 Iceberg)

    Damn! Looks good

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    Re: Superheat's build (2011 Iceberg)

    very nice start....i say start bc no FJ owner will ever "be done" modding
    tastefully done so far.

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    Welcome to the club!
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    Re: Superheat's build (2011 Iceberg)

    CB install has been updated:

    Wilson 1000

    for current setup.


    CB Antenna Install


    With the help of my Ham radio using father, we ran the coax down the door, between the body and bumper, up through a rubber cap to the tire jack cubby, down the inside interior panel, along the inside bottom door sill, under the seat, under center console, and out to the passenger side. Would like to install a cleaner, more permanent plug... just not sure where yet.



    and out the passenger side center console:


    Last edited by superheat; 08-29-2012 at 06:31 PM.

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    If you off road get the skids,if it is for show you got to go snorkel.

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    Re: Superheat's build (2011 Iceberg)

    Great Looking rig!
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