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Re-Gear and Locker Installed

I have been holding onto the parts for the re-gear of our Toyota FJ Cruiser for some time. I purchased the gears from Nitro Gear and Axle which is the only company currently offering 4.56 gears for the 2010 FJ Cruiser.  I also purchased a front ARB locker. Installing a locker adds very little additional…

Tires and Wheels

With the FJ Built up the stock tires and wheels just look wimpy. I decided to give my old tires and wheels a try with out re gearing the Toyota FJ Cruiser. The wheels are Mickey Thompson Sidebiter mounted with 295/70-17 Hankook Dynapro AT tires. The tires add another 1″+ to the lift and provide…

New Shoes for My Toyota FJ Cruiser

I finally have my re-gearing project completed and have new wheels and tires mounted on my Toyota FJ Cruiser. For the wheels I selected Micky Thompson Sidebiters. These wheels have 5″ back space and are 9″ wide. Mounted on these wheels are 295/70-17 E rated Hankook Dynapro ATM tires. The tires are mounted with Counter Balance…

Counteract Balancing Beads

Balancing off road tires can be a challenge. The tires are heavy and the tread is easily damaged. When the tires are aired down they can sometimes slip on the rim so the balance point moves. In muddy condition mud can adhere to the inside of the wheel throwing  the tire out of balance. The…

FJ Cruiser New Wheel Fitment Check

With any aftermarket wheels a fitment check is critical prior to mounting the tires. In most cases you will be able to return the wheels if they do not clear the brakes and other components. It is with this in mind that Jacked the left front om my Toyota FJ Cruiser up and removed the…