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    1. 05-16-2012 11:07 AM #751
      Great question. I also used to valet part time, right around when these came out. Off the lot, the blind spots do suck, but that was easily remedied with a couple of stick on blind spot mirrors. The wheels sit pretty close to the rear end, enough so that I have never had to worry about any tail pivot on sharp turns. It has really never been an issue for me. It also serves as my DD, and while I previously had an R32, it took me no time at all to grow into it's size.

      It's a quirky vehicle with its blind spots (including the roof of the front windshield when you are sitting at some traffic lights), clam-shell doors, and thirst for gas. For me, however, it has been the perfect combination of comfort, utility, and capability. I can confidently say that it has been the best vehicle I have owned, and I am consistently surprised by its ability to overcome some sticky situations/obstacles.

      I hope this helps. I know it doesn't directly answer your question, but the question posed regards a challenge that I have never had issues with in the past.

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      05-16-2012 01:29 PM #752
      Quote Originally Posted by brettnyt View Post
      Here's one from a recent trip down to TSF for a night run. Fun time. Seems like there's a lot to explore down there.

      Do you have a current TSF trail map? There are so many amazing trails up there.

    3. 05-16-2012 02:00 PM #753
      Quote Originally Posted by zane! View Post
      Do you have a current TSF trail map? There are so many amazing trails up there.
      No current map. It was my first time there, but I was with a group of other FJ's, some of whom seemed to know their way around pretty well. It was primarily a night run, so I couldn't really tell you exactly where we were (seemingly the southwest portion of the area), but it was a good time. IIRC we did Powerline, Cedar Tree, Firebreak 5, the Hogsback hillclimb, and Archers Firebreak, plus some maintenance on Hood Raiser (adopted by NWFJCC). Pretty novice trails we were on since we were in a larger group with some relative newbies. I'm looking forward to heading down there again to do some more exploring.
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      05-17-2012 03:23 PM #754
      Quote Originally Posted by brettnyt View Post
      No current map. It was my first time there, but I was with a group of other FJ's, some of whom seemed to know their way around pretty well. It was primarily a night run, so I couldn't really tell you exactly where we were (seemingly the southwest portion of the area), but it was a good time. IIRC we did Powerline, Cedar Tree, Firebreak 5, the Hogsback hillclimb, and Archers Firebreak, plus some maintenance on Hood Raiser (adopted by NWFJCC). Pretty novice trails we were on since we were in a larger group with some relative newbies. I'm looking forward to heading down there again to do some more exploring.
      Cool, sounds like you got a good first time tour.

      Definitely pick up a current map as the entire area has so many trails to offer. Some people stick around the Brown's Camp area but when you head further west there are even more trails.

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      05-17-2012 03:48 PM #755
      making changes to mine. Wheels, tires, axles coming...ones here lowered it 3'' and new soft top and armor.

      Love it!


    6. 05-17-2012 07:36 PM #756
      ^ That is looking great!
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      05-17-2012 10:11 PM #757
      Quote Originally Posted by Boostedcorrados View Post
      making changes to mine. Wheels, tires, axles coming...ones here lowered it 3'' and new soft top and armor.

      Love it!

      almost too perty to wheel! Nice truck sir! I'm looking to go out shortly, maybe next weekend, you are more than welcome to go. Just p/m here if you would like.

      See ya,
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      05-19-2012 05:41 PM #758
      from manitoba, ca.

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      05-20-2012 06:23 AM #759
      tat is awesome.

      question-does anyone make exhaust for 2nd gen 4 runner

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      05-23-2012 01:54 PM #760
      Quote Originally Posted by brettnyt View Post
      Here's one from a recent trip down to TSF for a night run. Fun time. Seems like there's a lot to explore down there.

      I spy Hogs Back... Let me know the next time you are headed to TSF and I will try to join you. I will also make sure you have an updated map. I have about 500 in the truck! LOL

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      05-23-2012 04:34 PM #761
      Quote Originally Posted by VolksAddict View Post
      ^ That is looking great!
      Thanks! I will post a finished product once its finished.

      Quote Originally Posted by The Dubsta View Post
      almost too perty to wheel! Nice truck sir! I'm looking to go out shortly, maybe next weekend, you are more than welcome to go. Just p/m here if you would like.

      See ya,
      Kevin.
      Kevin, Love to make a run with you guys. Im going to be out of the country tel the 3rd and when i get back i have axles and the tire carrier part of the bumper to finish up.

      with new top. Im sure you can see whats going on with the bottom of the bed.

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      05-24-2012 10:08 AM #762
      Put my lift on yesterday, tires go on next week. Radflo coilovers with Light Racing UCAs.


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      05-25-2012 01:15 AM #763
      Nice fj, love that color!

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      05-25-2012 01:16 AM #764
      Quote Originally Posted by Boostedcorrados View Post
      Thanks! I will post a finished product once its finished.



      Kevin, Love to make a run with you guys. Im going to be out of the country tel the 3rd and when i get back i have axles and the tire carrier part of the bumper to finish up.

      with new top. Im sure you can see whats going on with the bottom of the bed.

      OK man we should go do up sometime next month when you get back. let me know if you need some help with the rear bumper,carrier, bed, etc

    15. 05-25-2012 10:19 AM #765
      Quote Originally Posted by dubhuman View Post
      from manitoba, ca.

      Where in Manitoba?
      2014 TRD Offroad Toyota Tundra 5.7L

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      05-25-2012 01:37 PM #766
      Quote Originally Posted by The Dubsta View Post
      OK man we should go do up sometime next month when you get back. let me know if you need some help with the rear bumper,carrier, bed, etc
      Thanks, I will Were hitting jambo this year and 2nd week in aug were thinking about hitting Billings and 21rd. Im up for whatever tho.

      heres where the bumper sits as of now...Iron pig will have my hinge to me while im gone.

      Got this ready to go in today too.
      FJc rear axle, Diamond will be here when im back too.

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      05-25-2012 05:48 PM #767
      ^^^ I'm amazed at how clean your wheeler is... either you're a REALLY careful driver or you need to wheel it harder.

    18. 05-25-2012 08:04 PM #768
      From what I hear, Russ wheels it hard enough...he just doesn't abuse it

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      05-29-2012 09:36 AM #769
      Saw this tidy FJ60 for sale whilst lurking around eBay yesterday. It looks just perfect - it's amazing what a set of wheels will do for the look of a rig. I would rock it just like that.

      Well, maybe because I can't leave well enough alone, I'd add mud flaps and a set of spot lights. But that's it. Really.


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      05-29-2012 11:04 PM #770
      Quote Originally Posted by VeeDub_L_U View Post
      Where in Manitoba?
      winnipeg; holiday inn south, my home away from home for the time being...
      rechts fahren

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      06-05-2012 03:04 PM #772
      I love Volk wheels on Toyotas... If I could afford them, my LX470 would be rocking them for sure!

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      06-05-2012 06:19 PM #773
      Finally got my tires on.


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      06-11-2012 01:27 AM #774
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