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Cabrito
12-02-2011, 09:43 PM
My new rig..
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo275/elcabritos/Random%20Stuff%20for%20posts/IMG00349-20111122-1537.jpg

Just brought it home yesterday.

6k miles on it. It was a dealer Demo that the owner was driving around for the past few months.

I LOVE IT!

Poor old FJ62 is going to get sold now...

xjaugie
12-02-2011, 11:29 PM
Nice rig, love the color !

Lostmanifesto
12-02-2011, 11:33 PM
Congrats I love my FJC!

theicecreampeople
12-02-2011, 11:34 PM
sweet ....another fj ,,,for any tec questions fjcruiserforums lots of info there....congrats ...sorry bout the 62 ...j

Mr. Leary
12-02-2011, 11:34 PM
Good looking truck.

Sad to hear that you will be selling the 62, but I'm sure it will be loved by its new owner as well.

Congrats on the purchase. I think you'll be pleased.

STREGA
12-03-2011, 12:25 AM
:wings: Looks like it could be one of the rare NSSE model, more info can be found on the FJCruiser forum.

Martinjmpr
12-03-2011, 12:40 AM
Who swapped in steelies in place of alloy wheels?

Love the color!

targa88
12-03-2011, 12:59 AM
Welcome to the dark side....!

Cabrito
12-03-2011, 01:09 AM
Who swapped in steelies in place of alloy wheels?

Love the color!

heh heh...

The steel wheels are part of that specific pakage. It was a "special edition" of sorts that some dealers got for demos. (or so they tell me) I love the black steelies.

I love the color too! Now I have a matching set with my Green KLR!

Scott Brady
12-03-2011, 01:10 AM
Dig the color!

Cabrito
12-03-2011, 01:36 AM
:wings: Looks like it could be one of the rare NSSE model, more info can be found on the FJCruiser forum.

Holy Cow! I mean... Holy Grail!!

just eric
12-03-2011, 04:50 AM
pm sent

mrlocksmith
12-03-2011, 03:44 PM
WOW Nice Color !!! Whoever buys your old rig will get a deal for sure !! I have seen it and it is Sweet !!!

Mark

cnynrat
12-03-2011, 03:58 PM
Nice color!

Cabrito
12-04-2011, 12:57 AM
Turns out that ol' Nessie loves the dirt...

After our hike this morning we took her out for a little spin in the forest in our back yard up here in the LC..

http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo275/elcabritos/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_0307.jpg

Dave Bennett
12-04-2011, 01:58 AM
Nice color! What's "NSSE"?

Corey
12-04-2011, 02:00 AM
Nice, I really like that color.
Have one that color at my work.
My work is loaded with FJs :D

Cabrito
12-04-2011, 02:06 AM
Nice color! What's "NSSE"?

NSSE - Not So Special Edition -

An unknown number of FJ's that came to the US before the disaster in Japan, and were supposed to be Trail Teams Editions but were botched some how.

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/general-discussion/126095-what-nsse.html (link courtesy of m(a)ce

To be a "NSSE" it's supposed to be have "Upgrade Package #3" . Mine does have this optional package. The dealer I got it from had also added a few more things like the lights, roof rack, and some other small bits.

Some in the FJC community have dubbed this version of the FJC as the "NSSE" (not so special edition) or "Trail Teams Lite" . I love the urban myth part of the whole thing..

Google FJ Cruiser NSSE and there are some really funny posts in other forums..

m(a)ce
12-04-2011, 02:09 AM
great color. congrats on the purchase!


Nice color! What's "NSSE"?

Not So Special Edition :ylsmoke:

"What is an NSSE?" on FJ Cruiser forum (http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/general-discussion/126095-what-nsse.html)

Trail100
12-04-2011, 12:17 PM
Love that color combo, the guy who bought the one off our lot put the grey TRD rims on his, looks awesome.

1911
12-04-2011, 02:30 PM
But the black-out treatment looks so good with green!

Scott C
12-05-2011, 04:26 PM
I dont know that toyota "botched it up" , it is a listed option to build on there website. And I know from personal recent experience that you can build a FJ any way you want, even if the local dealer says no. I built mine how I wanted and am sure there will be very few like it in country.
NSSE - Not So Special Edition -

An unknown number of FJ's that came to the US before the disaster in Japan, and were supposed to be Trail Teams Editions but were botched some how.

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/general-discussion/126095-what-nsse.html (link courtesy of m(a)ce

To be a "NSSE" it's supposed to be have "Upgrade Package #3" . Mine does have this optional package. The dealer I got it from had also added a few more things like the lights, roof rack, and some other small bits.

Some in the FJC community have dubbed this version of the FJC as the "NSSE" (not so special edition) or "Trail Teams Lite" . I love the urban myth part of the whole thing..

Google FJ Cruiser NSSE and there are some really funny posts in other forums..

Flagster
12-05-2011, 04:33 PM
Nice FJ...when are you selling your 62 :)?

Cabrito
12-05-2011, 05:36 PM
But the black-out treatment looks so good with green!

Yup.. I think so too..


I dont know that toyota "botched it up" , it is a listed option to build on there website. And I know from personal recent experience that you can build a FJ any way you want, even if the local dealer says no. I built mine how I wanted and am sure there will be very few like it in country.

Yeah, I don't really know about any of all that, but I like the whole urban legend aspect. I know better than to believe everything I read on the interwebs.


Nice FJ...when are you selling your 62 :)?
I'm going through it in the next few weeks to get it ready to sell..

Christian P.
12-05-2011, 06:02 PM
Awesome

Cabrito, don't sell your FJ just yet.

Just drop it by my house up the hills (you remember where I live...), and I'll make sure to drive it down to Tierra Del Fuego to add more resell value to it...

:)

Cabrito
12-05-2011, 06:11 PM
Awesome

Cabrito, don't sell your FJ just yet.

Just drop it by my house up the hills (you remember where I live...), and I'll make sure to drive it down to Tierra Del Fuego to add more resell value to it...

:)

Heh heh... Sure thing Christian. I remember where your house is at. I'm sure it would make it to Tierra Del Fuego with no problems either. It would just cost a lot in Gas...

MoGas
12-06-2011, 01:59 AM
It's nice, but don't sell the 62. You'll rue that day for sure. The new will wear off of the FJC soon enough, but the class of the 62 will last forever.

Dave Bennett
12-06-2011, 03:52 AM
It's nice, but don't sell the 62. You'll rue that day for sure. The new will wear off of the FJC soon enough, but the class of the 62 will last forever.

x2

NM-Frontier
12-06-2011, 04:05 AM
X3!

fireflyr
12-07-2011, 12:09 AM
Nice FJ. We have the 2010 Army Green but it still has the white top. Like yours much better!

Derek24
12-07-2011, 08:07 AM
Nice FJ for sure! Did you happen to buy that in Santa Rosa? Everytime I come home from work, I would see a Army Green FJ in the lot off of 101, and now no more....

Cabrito
12-07-2011, 02:28 PM
Nice FJ for sure! Did you happen to buy that in Santa Rosa? Everytime I come home from work, I would see a Army Green FJ in the lot off of 101, and now no more....

No, I missed the one in Santa Rosa. I'd seen it too, but when I called them it was sold.

PHXtaco
12-07-2011, 09:49 PM
Hey congrats! Though I have to admit I had a tinge of sadness to hear you are selling the 62, but then again I am not the one paying the gas bill for it :sombrero:

SWITAWI
12-07-2011, 10:07 PM
NSSE was the first thing I thought when I saw those OE Bridgestone tires on the steel rims (and not the BFG A/Ts the Trail Teams normally come with)...

I guess someone finally hooked 'Nessie'! Great catch!

Cabrito
12-08-2011, 04:20 PM
It's nice, but don't sell the 62. You'll rue that day for sure. The new will wear off of the FJC soon enough, but the class of the 62 will last forever.


x2


X3!

Aw man... You guys are making me feel bad.. I've had the FJ62 for over ten years now. It's been great, but I need to move on. It's really sad though.

Today I dropped the FJC off to get the tow hitch installed.

I drove the FJ62 to work. Man, I love this Land Cruiser. It's still a pleasure to drive and just feels right. For what it is it runs so well and handles really good. The heater works great, ect.. It will feel like I'm losing a big part of my life when I do sell it.

Cabrito
12-12-2011, 03:24 AM
Got a basic install of the fridge. Need to figure out power to the rear since I don't have the power outlet back there.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo275/elcabritos/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_0326.jpg

Laxaholic
12-12-2011, 04:05 AM
have you noticed a difference in your wallet? considering the mileage difference and all

targa88
12-13-2011, 04:55 AM
Michael,
You can piggy back on the wiring harness behind the boomer - easy to hook up a 12 volt receptacle. Simpler than running all the way to the front battery/fuse block.

C-Fish
12-13-2011, 02:02 PM
Michael,
You can piggy back on the wiring harness behind the boomer - easy to hook up a 12 volt receptacle. Simpler than running all the way to the front battery/fuse block.

In my experience this did not supply sufficient voltage to run the fridge...






I hard wired my fridge into the truck using a Blue Sea box.
I ran 10g wire to the fridge.

http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad14/C-Fish/IMG_20110601_172325.jpg

I left ~6' of wire tucked into the passenger side plastic so I can run the fridge out of the vehicle when sleeping in the back.

http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad14/C-Fish/IMG_20110528_145953.jpg

Cabrito
12-13-2011, 02:12 PM
Michael,
You can piggy back on the wiring harness behind the boomer - easy to hook up a 12 volt receptacle. Simpler than running all the way to the front battery/fuse block.
Yes I've heard of this and have started to investigate. My concern is the same as C-Fish is saying below.


In my experience this did not supply sufficient voltage to run the fridge...

I hard wired my fridge into the truck using a Blue Sea box.
I ran 10g wire to the fridge.

http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad14/C-Fish/IMG_20110601_172325.jpg

I left ~6' of wire tucked into the passenger side plastic so I can run the fridge out of the vehicle when sleeping in the back.

Thanks C-Fish, This was also in the back of my mind. I wonder if your fridge draws more than mine. I have a older ARB/Engel MT35. I like your fuse box setup. What is the thingy to the left of it in the picture? Is that a low voltage cutoff or a breaker?
How did you run the power cable to the back?
Great idea about the extra cable to put the fridge outside.

daPitbull
12-13-2011, 03:41 PM
Check out sPOD, they've got a great fuse/relay/swith/wiring harness solution for the FJC

SWITAWI
12-13-2011, 03:47 PM
...What is the thingy to the left of it in the picture? Is that a low voltage cutoff or a breaker?..

Definitely a circuit breaker like those used commonly in car audio installs. I've got one in my VW's system. Not necessarily 'cheap', but a very reliable 75A/100A/150A/200A disconnect that is always resettable, unlike fuses. Mine has worked fine for almost 10yrs. They can be sourced from many car audio sites and dealers.

http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy13/switawi/PhoenixGoldVB100.jpghttp://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy13/switawi/FJ%20Cruisers/Stinger150ACircuitBreaker.jpg

tmac
12-13-2011, 07:00 PM
Spod is a little spendy. Kinda proud of it.

C-Fish
12-13-2011, 11:12 PM
Yes I've heard of this and have started to investigate. My concern is the same as C-Fish is saying below.


Thanks C-Fish, This was also in the back of my mind. I wonder if your fridge draws more than mine. I have a older ARB/Engel MT35. I like your fuse box setup. What is the thingy to the left of it in the picture? Is that a low voltage cutoff or a breaker?
How did you run the power cable to the back?
Great idea about the extra cable to put the fridge outside.

Not sure about the power draw...

To the left is a 100amp breaker as stated.

I ran the wiring in through the drivers side, across to the passenger side behind the dash and down to the back in the door sill track.
Very easy to do, the FJ comes apart easily and has plenty of room for additional wiring.


I then cut apart the factory DC cord (confirmed +) and wired it directly into the new wires coming from the Blue Sea box.


One other trick; I have the AC cord plugged into the fridge as well, when I am parked in the garage I run the fridge off of house power...The fridge will automatically switch to AC (preferred).
Wil from Sierra Expeditions (http://www.sierraexpeditions.com/) gets credit for that idea.

The fridge is on 24/7, I keep it full of water and a few 'other' drinks...:ylsmoke:

Cabrito
12-14-2011, 12:01 AM
I ran the wiring in through the drivers side, across to the passenger side behind the dash and down to the back in the door sill track.
Very easy to do, the FJ comes apart easily and has plenty of room for additional wiring.


Is there some sort of access point to get the wires into the cab of the vehicle that I should be looking for?

Great info by the way. Thanks!

C-Fish
12-14-2011, 02:05 AM
Is there some sort of access point to get the wires into the cab of the vehicle that I should be looking for?

Great info by the way. Thanks!

Michael, I just pushed (poked a hole for the wires) through the factory wiring harness grommet in the firewall.

Hope that helps. I used this (http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/how-technical-articles/55663-dash-console-door-panels-removal-inst-w-pics.html) as a guide to dismantle the dash, doesn't cover everything, but helps...


-Mark

targa88
12-14-2011, 04:19 AM
Michael,
Everyone has their own solution.
My reference: I have been using this set up for 4 years - running an old style ARB MT45 with no issues. Just my .02.

Other alternatives are potentially more robust - I would like to investigate the abovementioned circuit breakers vs fuse block.

Cabrito
12-14-2011, 05:11 AM
Michael, I just pushed (poked a hole for the wires) through the factory wiring harness grommet in the firewall.

Hope that helps. I used this (http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/how-technical-articles/55663-dash-console-door-panels-removal-inst-w-pics.html) as a guide to dismantle the dash, doesn't cover everything, but helps...


-Mark
Thanks for all that Mark. I'm going to poke around and see if I can find that grommet in the firewall. That's how I ran power into my FJ62.



Michael,
Everyone has their own solution.
My reference: I have been using this set up for 4 years - running an old style ARB MT45 with no issues. Just my .02.

Other alternatives are potentially more robust - I would like to investigate the abovementioned circuit breakers vs fuse block.

Thanks Colin,
It's good to know you've been doing this with the older fridge like mine. I'm probably going to do the boomer hack for the fridge and try it.

I do need to get a more robust power drop for my Ham Radio so I'll be looking to get power into the cab at some point.

Cheers!

tmac
12-16-2011, 12:50 AM
I use a Blue Sea 6 circuit fuse block mounted on the drivers side in the cab. There are two bolts on the left of the brake pedal with enough thread left to mount a bracket that I made. I ran the wire from the auxiliary battery with a inline fuse to the block. I also have a older Engel MT45 fridge that is hard wired in. I supply my ham radio, cb radio, the fridge, three 12v power ports, and map light. You can see the boot in the firewall just above and to the left of the fuse block where the wires come thru. This mount/location only works with a automatic as the clutch pedal assembly is in the way in a manual.
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Cabrito
12-16-2011, 01:57 AM
I use a Blue Sea 6 circuit fuse block mounted on the drivers side in the cab. There are two bolts on the left of the brake pedal with enough thread left to mount a bracket that I made. I ran the wire from the auxiliary battery with a inline fuse to the block. I also have a older Engel MT45 fridge that is hard wired in. I supply my ham radio, cb radio, the fridge, three 12v power ports, and map light. You can see the boot in the firewall just above and to the left of the fuse block where the wires come thru. This mount/location only works with a automatic as the clutch pedal assembly is in the way in a manual.

Thanks tmac,

This helps.

do you ever kick the fuse box by accident?

tmac
12-16-2011, 04:09 AM
No, never have kicked it. It is up fairly high as you can just see the top of the footrest in the lower left of the picture. I've had it in place for about 4 years and never an issue.

1911
12-16-2011, 03:51 PM
That's EXACTLY where I have mine, and I've never touched it with my foot. It's up higher than it looks back there. My only complaint is that it's hard to reach when it's time to hook up something new. If was doing it all over again, I would put mine under the passenger side kick panel, just so it would have easier access.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h218/FJ80/New%20Mexico%204WD/IMG_0143-1.jpg

Corey
12-16-2011, 05:06 PM
My Blue Sea box is behind the passenger kick panel.

tmac
12-16-2011, 06:21 PM
That's EXACTLY where I have mine, and I've never touched it with my foot. It's up higher than it looks back there. My only complaint is that it's hard to reach when it's time to hook up something new. If was doing it all over again, I would put mine under the passenger side kick panel, just so it would have easier access.

I agree, the access is kind of hard but mine is full so I really never need to get to it unless a fuse blows. Doing it over I would have run it on the passenger side to ease wiring from the dual battery but at the time I did not have the dual setup.

Cabrito
12-17-2011, 01:48 AM
Well,
I did the sub-woofer power tap hack today. I now have power to the fridge in the back of the rig.

I also installed the Springtail Solutions MPAC Side Rack. What a great piece of farkle! I'll have to get pics later because it got dark...

SWITAWI
12-20-2011, 04:51 PM
VERY nice work, tmac. :clapsmile

tmac
12-21-2011, 12:45 AM
VERY nice work, tmac. :clapsmile

Thanks, although I cannot claim it was my idea. I found it on another FJ forum. If anyone needs/wants the template for the bracket PM your e-mail. It is for the six circuit Blue sea fuse block but I'm sure it modified.

Cabrito
07-26-2012, 01:39 AM
For the record. I love this rig!

http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo275/elcabritos/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_0177.jpg

http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo275/elcabritos/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_0171.jpg

I do not miss the old FJ62, but I do see it all the time in the neighborhood.

Rubicon John
07-30-2012, 04:47 AM
For the record. I love this rig!

http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo275/elcabritos/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_0177.jpg

http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo275/elcabritos/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_0171.jpg

I do not miss the old FJ62, but I do see it all the time in the neighborhood.

Just curious, but why did you get rid of the roof lights? I thought those were a nice addition. That is one sharp FJC!!!

I used to have a 2007 FJC with all the TRD upgrades (in Titanium) and really liked it overall. Still have my matching 1/18th scale model that Toyota sent me when I bought it. :)

Cabrito
12-25-2013, 09:42 PM
Time for an update.

I got rid of the top lights because I just didn't care for them. I sold the whole setup at a PMC Land Cruiser swap meet. Let's just say that somebody got a killer deal.

http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo275/elcabritos/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_2708_zps917e92cb.jpg (http://s383.photobucket.com/user/elcabritos/media/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_2708_zps917e92cb.jpg.html)

Here is the Springtail M-PAC side rack as it still is today. Fire extinguisher, Ham Radio, and First Aid Kit. Power wiring for the Radio and the Fridge live behind it.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo275/elcabritos/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_0591.jpg (http://s383.photobucket.com/user/elcabritos/media/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_0591.jpg.html)
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo275/elcabritos/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_0592.jpg (http://s383.photobucket.com/user/elcabritos/media/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_0592.jpg.html)

I moved the fridge to the other side of rig and I'm not currently using the slid out for it, but think I might put it back.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo275/elcabritos/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_0593.jpg (http://s383.photobucket.com/user/elcabritos/media/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_0593.jpg.html)

I also upgraded the tires to some Cooper AT3's with the 10-ply E rated tires. Stock size. No plans at the moment to do any suspension work until the stock suspension is toasted.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo275/elcabritos/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_1446_zps3732dcf4.jpg (http://s383.photobucket.com/user/elcabritos/media/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_1446_zps3732dcf4.jpg.html)

Also added a Trasharoo in the green color of course.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo275/elcabritos/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_1363_zps7dc6d3ef.jpg (http://s383.photobucket.com/user/elcabritos/media/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_1363_zps7dc6d3ef.jpg.html)

After picking it up in December of 2011 with 6k miles on it I now have a little over 40k and it's been flawless since new.

Cabrito
12-25-2013, 10:22 PM
I forgot a few other things.
Spare wheel cover - Got this on ebay and spray painted it black.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo275/elcabritos/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_2950_zpsf7f1b824.jpg (http://s383.photobucket.com/user/elcabritos/media/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_2950_zpsf7f1b824.jpg.html)

I also got one of the Springtail Straddle setups with the bags. Fantastic piece of kit.
The bags hold various cables and such and I mounted some RAM stuff to it to hold my Radio Head and another cup holder.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo275/elcabritos/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_2954_zps0e6b2afe.jpg (http://s383.photobucket.com/user/elcabritos/media/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_2954_zps0e6b2afe.jpg.html)

http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo275/elcabritos/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_2955_zpse258a17a.jpg (http://s383.photobucket.com/user/elcabritos/media/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_2955_zpse258a17a.jpg.html)

http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo275/elcabritos/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_2956_zps7bd6a4c1.jpg (http://s383.photobucket.com/user/elcabritos/media/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_2956_zps7bd6a4c1.jpg.html)

I also put some of these Suction cup disk's on either side of the front dash to hold the GPS or the Spot. I also put one of the disk's at the bottom of the front cup holder so I can mount my GPS there as in the previous picture.
http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo275/elcabritos/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_2953_zps7ecd43e5.jpg (http://s383.photobucket.com/user/elcabritos/media/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_2953_zps7ecd43e5.jpg.html)

http://i383.photobucket.com/albums/oo275/elcabritos/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_2952_zps34f9552f.jpg (http://s383.photobucket.com/user/elcabritos/media/Nessie%20The%20FJ%20Cruiser/IMG_2952_zps34f9552f.jpg.html)