As most of us know, the FJ Cruiser has a pathetic fuel capacity of 19 Gallons. While that’s OK for some, others, like myself, have heavy trucks, full of armor, batteries, fridges, 35″ tires, bumpers and other things that reduce fuel economy dramatically. My fuel light comes on, and will take about 15 gallons to […]Read more "Project X…."
My friend Mark from Metaltech 4×4 made me an offer I couldn’t refuse… fly to Oregon, and drive the Metaltech Lexus 470 down to FJ Summit XI in Ouray Colorado… My bags were packed before I hung up the phone with him! Upon our arrival in Portland Oregon, my 5 year old daughter and copilot […]Read more "FJ Summit XI…in a Lexus"
“We spent the next hour and a half winching the disabled vehicle to the top of the very steep, rocky and off camber trail.”Read more "2017 Lonestar Toyota Jamboree"
“After lots of reading and asking folks who had traveled down this road before, I decided to go with Nitro Gear 4.56. Quite a jump from the 3.73 gears it came with”Read more "Project: Re-Gear"
EvilFJ has had a snorkel for almost a year now. I’ve never been concerned with taking in water or dust, figuring the air filter would take care of the dust, and snorkel head design takes care of excess water. After the last few trips, that included some extensive high speed driving on dirt roads with […]Read more "Air cleaner issues."
We borrowed a forklift at my work for a few hours, and I figured I’d take the opportunity to see how the long travel rear behaves, and if there are any binding or rubbing issues. I have a set of Extended 2.5″ Radflo shocks in the rear, with Metaltech Long Travel springs. The springs are […]Read more "Forklift Flex!"
“Metaltech addressed the two biggest complaints about the Red Eye I with this one: The rear exposed frame and the rear-door link.
The Red Eye II is now a 1 piece bumper, leaving no frame rails exposed. While some like that exposed frame look, most don’t….”