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Old 11-25-2012, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Buying a new FJ

Hey guys ill buying a 2004 FJ and i was wondering what are some things to look out for it is a stock TRD.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry it is a 07 and i just bought it on eBay here is a video of it.

For Sale - 2007 FJ Cruiser TRD - YouTube
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Maintenance records would be an obvious.

If wheeled, which it doesn't appear to have been outfitted for, inner fender bulges. CV boot leaks/tears, 4wd and rear locker (if equipped) engagement, and general mechanical.

General reported failures, if wheeled:

CVs
Rear diffs
Axle housing bends
Rear links bending, as well the frame mounts
Slip yokes ( were never slated for dealer lubrication)

May have better luck researching on FJCruiserForums.com, in all honesty.
It's the land of sunshine and unicorns, but a good resource overall, especially considering the inactivity here.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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^^^ what he said. Mine is for sale on there also. It's got some serious beef under it already.
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Check the camber and caster bolts, they can be permanently seized = new front lower control arms ~$1-2k
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you're going to wheel it, replace the rear lower links with something stronger and get some armor on the front frame mounts for those.
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