THE Toyota FJ Cruiser is a polarising vehicle due to its unique design, but it’s a great base on which to build a practical, capable rig for bush-touring duties due to an array of aftermarket accessories available for it.
That the FJ already comes well-equipped from the showroom floor – rear diff lock, crawl control and an auxiliary fuel tank – adds another tick to the positive column for prospective buyers
But this FJ you’re ogling has lifted the game further, building on the FJ’s strengths to make it a perfect daily driver cum weekend warrior.
The FJ has been pieced together to maximise every crevice and corner, starting with a bump in the performance of the V6 engine courtesy of Manta extractors running back through a Manta cat-back 2.5-inch performance system. A JMAX Engineering snorkel keeps the V6 churning, while a hard-to-miss ICON Vehicle Dynamics Stage 7 suspension system was fitted beneath the Toyota.
Other mods include a dash-mounted iDrive EVC throttle controller, Monster Hook Reaper recovery shackles (front) and Monster Hook Reaper recovery hitch (rear), a Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform roof rack, Stealth bullbar with Lightforce LED spotties, LT295/70 R17 Nitto Grapplers on 17 x 8.5-inch Method Mesh Race Wheels, Rhinohide body armour, and a KAON cargo barrier to maximise space in the boot.
For the complete review of this track-stomping FJ Cruiser, pick up a copy of the May 2019 issue of 4X4 Australia – in stores now!