I HAVE had it for five years. I set it up for touring originally with a two-inch lift, but got a little more adventurous. Car now has a four-inch lift, two-inch springs, two-inch spacers, five-inch Terrafirma long-travel shocks, HD steering arms, and an adjustable Panhard rod (Terrafirma). Other features include an XROX bullbar with four nineinch LED spotlights; AM/FM and UHF aerials (GME); twin batteries; a rooftop tent rack with LEDs on passenger side, underneath the 2.5m awning; a four-inch LED on the back; two more LEDs mounted on the rear tow bar; and a snorkel and bonnet vent off a GU patrol, for underbonnet cooling. I mainly go to Glass House Mountains, Landcruiser Mountain Park and Double Island Point, but weíre going to Cape York soon.
I HA VE owned it for about four years; there was one previous owner, I believe. It was stock and only had 140,000km on it at the time. I fitted a Tough Dog oneinch lift, 285/75 16 KO2s, and upgraded the stereo and a few other bits. It probably owes me $16K. It has taken our family of four up and down the coast, including to the Victorian High Country. Itís set-up for touring, and the next big trip is to Fraser Island and Airlie Beach. Our previous Cruiser was an FJ62, which we still have, so I guess lím a bit of a Cruiser head.
ITíS my first 4WD, and I bought it stock two years ago. Features include a two-inch lift with FOX shocks, Gladiator 35-inch tyres and Rockstar rims. I replaced the front and rear bar with Smittybilt. It also has a Smittybilt 12,000lb winch, Injen snorkel, aftermarket exhaust and wheel flares, rear drawers that my dad built, and a second battery in the back. The most challenging and fun tracks have been at Mount Disappointment and Labertouche.
I HA VE had my FJ from new (2011). The modifications list is extensive and itís fully fitted out for off-grid touring. Iíve been to the Vic High Country, Fraser Island and last year we did the Simpson Desert and most of Central Australia. We live in Tasmania, so weíve done all corners of Tassie.
WEíVE had it since new. Plenty of mods including ARB bars front and rear, with tyre carrier; GME UHF; Rhino backbone system with platform rack; Foxwing awning, and Ultra Vision lighting on the front (both spotties and LEDs). We crossed the Simpson Desert, been to the Victorian High Country four or five times, and to the NSW High Country Ė as well as weekends away with friends. Itís a Jeep life.