The Reality of FJ Cruiser Modification Costs – Updated 10/17

I am publishing the costs of modifying our Toyota FJ Cruiser so others can have a realistic expectation as to the cost involved in getting the FJ trail ready and more.  I have modified our FJ Cruiser as an advanced adventure travel vehicle so the cost have been somewhat higher. Shipping charges and labor are also not included and I do most of the work myself. If you are going to have the work completed by a shop I would add about 75% to the total.

Toyota FJ Cruiser: $32,000.00

Suspension (From All Pro Offroad):

  • 1″ body lift  – $125.00
  • Lower Links – $259.00
  • 3″ lift Front -$999.00
  • 3″ lift Rear – $438.00
  • Upper A-Arms – $649.00

Total for suspension upgrades:  $2470.00

Trail Armor (From All Pro Off-Road and Bud Built):

  • Rock Sliders (All Pro) – $479.00
  • Rear Bumper (All Pro) – $600.00
  • Front bumper (All Pro) – $799.00
  • Front bumper Hoop (All Pro) – $129.00
  • Main Skid Plates  (Bud Built) – $900.00
  • Rear Differential Skid (All Pro):  $325.00
  • Lower Link Skids (All Pro)- $89.00
  • Rear Shock Mount Skids (All Pro) – $59.00

Total for trail armor: $3380.00

Engine/Drive-train:

  • Re-gear and front Lock (ARB) – not done
  • Snorkel (Safari/ARB) – $432.17
  • High Clearance Tailpipe (All Pro) – $159.00
  • Tire (Hankook): $1258.16
  • Wheels (Mickey Thompson): $920.60
  • Hypertech Speedo Calibrator: $230.
  • Differential Gears: $1300.00
  • Front ARB Locker: $890.00
  • Man-A-Fre Auxiliary Fuel Tank: $1750.00

Total for modifications to date: $6867.93

Electrical/Electronics:

  • On Board PC and navigation (Home Built): $450.00
  • Computer Monitor: $425.00
  • Aux Battery: $206.32
  • Aux Battery Charge Controller (National Luna): $235.00
  • On board air (Viair) – parts needed
  • Switch Panel (ARC)- $348.00
  • Wiring Harness (Home built): $450.00 in parts
  • Second Horn (Toyota High Pitched) – $52.00
  • Alarm (Toyota) – $250.00
  • XM Radio (Toyota) – $268.00
  • Fridge (ARB) – $748.00
  • Rechargeable Flashlight: $85.00
  • Heated Mirrors: $50.00
  • Heated Wipers: $170.00
  • Hi output Alternator (Mean Green) – waiting on parts
  • Solar Panel: $135.00
  • Solar Charge Controller: $25.00
  • Upgraded Primary Battery (Odyssey PC 2150) – $327.55
  • Aux Master Switch – $14.00
  • Aux Power Control Relay: $153.00
  • Improved grounding: $50.00
  • AUX Power Ports : $45.00

Total Cost to-date: $4576.87

Communications:

  • APRS (Used Kenwood Radio + TNC): $125.00
  • APRS Antenna: $65.00
  • HAM Radio (IcomIC-2820H with digital module installed) : $1053.23
  • HAM Antennas and mounts:  $290.00
  • CB Radio (Cobra) – $80.00
  • Bandi Mount (CB Antenna mount): $39.00
  • CB Antenna: $35.00
  • Cell Phone Amp (Wilson) -$299.00
  • Cell Antenna with mount: $65.00
  • Cell Phone Cradle: $35.00

Total for communications equipment: $2086.23

Lighting:

  • Engine compartment lights: $45.00
  • Driving lights (SolTec): $1238.90
  • Utility Lights (LED): $70.00
  • Backup Lights: $70.00
  • Rock Lights – not done
  • Spot Light (HID GoLight): $554.00
  • Rear seat reading lamp  (Toyota): $65.00

Total to date: $2042.00

Cosmetic:

  • Black out hood sticker – $55.00
  • Seat Covers – $662.00
  • Floor Mats (Husky):  $180.00
  • Fender Extensions (Bushwacker): $334.95
  • Window Vent Visor: $37.00

Total for cosmetics: $1268.95

Expedition Gear:

Front Runner Roof Rack and Attachments:

  • Roof Rack (Front Runner) – $1200.00
  • Shovel Mount – $55.00
  • Axe Mount – $65.00
  • Hi-Lift Mount – $65.00
  • Fuel Cans Holders(Roof Rack) – 2x$95.00
  • Camp Table Mounting Kit (Roof Rack) – $55.00
  • Camp Table – $250.00
  • Rack Box (Partner Steel): $360.00

Total for Front Runner: $2240.00

Recovery Gear:

  • Winch (Superwinch) – $575.00
  • Synthetic Winch Line: – $348.00
  • Winch line extension: $132.00
  • Hi-Lift Jack: $80.00
  • Hi-Lift Base Plate $45.00
  • Li-Lift Off Road Kit: $59.00
  • Li-Lift Lift Mate: $34.95
  • Li-Lift Repair Kit: $17.50
  • Chain (20′): $50.00
  • Shackles (4): $12.95 Each
  • Pulley Blocks (2): $89.00 Each
  • Tree Strap: $54.00
  • Snatch Strap: $70.00
  • CO2 Tank: $309.00
  • Fire Extinguisher: $69.00
  • Jackmate: $49.00

Total for recovery Gear: $2,122.25

There are additions I will be making to this list so check back….

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tomas

Tomas has lived in Colorado since age 5. Having grown up on the Western Slope of Colorado lots of time was spent in the Desert Southwest. Tomas' father introduced him to the love of 4 wheeling at an early age in the high mountains around Aspen, Colorado. While an avid Mountain Biker, Tomas and his Family enjoy adventures in the mountains and desert in the remote locations that can only be reached by 4wd. Day hikes are always a must when on the family trips. While enjoying outdoor activities he wants to share his love as a certified 4wd trainer and ski instructor. Tomas also enjoys caving and cave exploration. Tomas currently resides in Colorado Springs. 

  1 comment for “The Reality of FJ Cruiser Modification Costs – Updated 10/17

  1. Chris
    October 12, 2010 at 5:35 PM

    Please don’t show this to my girlfriend…

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