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So, I have been reading the FJ Owners forum quite a bit lately. The one thing I have noticed about these things is the HUGE selection of aftermarket stuff for them. The thing has been out for 3 months and they already have miltiple selections of bumpers, multiple selection of slider, multiple selection of lifts, Wheels, rack accessesories...the list goes on.

So why it is that companies can get stuff out for the FJ that quick and we as Xterra owners have to wait years to get stuff?

Sorry for the rant...kinda makes me jealous.
 

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I know for wheels they didn't get saddled with some oddball lug and B/S measurement. I think Toyota pushed the aftermarket issue harder and released specs for companies to use. Now Nissan will have to play catchup.
 

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They need an aftermarket body because those things are ugly!! Saw one on the road yesterday, black and white. Nothing close to the yellow FJ40 I had with a chevy 350 and 33's :geek:
 
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Because Toyota is about the bling-bling, and bling requires money, something that is not synonymous with the frugal XTerra buyers.

Sure there are sliders and bumpers - but most of them will go on as bling on the FJ cruiser.

If I wanted to buy a vehicle as flash then it may have been an fj.

I noticed that there is quite a aftermarket for the Titan - seems that most Titan buyers are also about bling. They have money and they just want the biggest meanest truck out there.
 

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One of the reasons the lifts and other mods are available is because the FJ mechanicals are based on the 4th gen 4runner which came out in 2003. I know because I own a 2003 4runner. I had to wait over a year for a spacer lift to come out for the 2003 4runner.

The FJ platform is identical to the 4runner with just a shorter wheelbase. The Tacoma also uses the same platform.

Since the 4runner and Tacoma have been out a couple of years already there is a lot of stuff that will fit on the new FJ right out of the starting gate.
 
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True we only had what a 6 month wait from the Frontier so.. Not a lot of time for product development.
 

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SE4X4 said:
Because Toyota is about the bling-bling, and bling requires money, something that is not synonymous with the frugal XTerra buyers.

Sure there are sliders and bumpers - but most of them will go on as bling on the FJ cruiser.

If I wanted to buy a vehicle as flash then it may have been an fj.

I noticed that there is quite a aftermarket for the Titan - seems that most Titan buyers are also about bling. They have money and they just want the biggest meanest truck out there.
None of this stuff is bling. It seems the FJ owners are about as crazy as the Xterra folks when it comes to wheeling.

They have steel bumpers (even ARB has one out already).
 

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One of the reasons the lifts and other mods are available is because the FJ mechanicals are based on the 4th gen 4runner which came out in 2003. I know because I own a 2003 4runner. I had to wait over a year for a spacer lift to come out for the 2003 4runner.

The FJ platform is identical to the 4runner with just a shorter wheelbase. The Tacoma also uses the same platform.

Since the 4runner and Tacoma have been out a couple of years already there is a lot of stuff that will fit on the new FJ right out of the starting gate.
That makes a little more sense then.
 

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From what I understand, Toyota worked with aftermarket companies to make sure stuff was available and also designed the FJ to work with some existing yota stuff already available.
 

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We took one for a test drive and I have to say I do like it. I also like the inclometer they have for it. Has some cool options in it but it is smaller then the 05 X I took out the tape and measured.
 

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i probably would have bought an fj becuase i knew the aftermarket scene would be more developed, but then ultimatley decided on the X because those new fj's are freaking ugly

plus i avoided beeing part of the "i bought an ugly vehicle becuase ugly is cool now" crowd. (see element, xb, hhr, pt cruiser, ssr, fj cruiser, h2, h3)
 

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i probably would have bought an fj becuase i knew the aftermarket scene would be more developed, but then ultimatley decided on the X because those new fj's are freaking ugly

plus i avoided beeing part of the "i bought an ugly vehicle becuase ugly is cool now" crowd. (see element, xb, hhr, pt cruiser, ssr, fj cruiser, h2, h3)

I have to agree but I think the H3 is a good looking truck. H2 not so much.
 

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The H3 looks like a coffin with windows and 4 wheels. :pukeright:
 

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I like how the H3 looks.

I hate how the FJ looks.

But what I really hate is the poor visibility of both, specially the FJ.
 

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The FJ gets more aftermarket love because of how long Toyota has been making quality off-road vehicles. How long has Nissan? Not very long. Since the Titan launch aftermarket companies are finally producing stuff for Nissan trucks and suvs. The aftermarket for Nissan (aside from nissan cars) has always been slim because they were never popular off-road type vehicle and lets face it the old nissan hardbody truck was a pile of crap. lol
 

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The FJ gets more aftermarket love because of how long Toyota has been making quality off-road vehicles. How long has Nissan? Not very long. Since the Titan launch aftermarket companies are finally producing stuff for Nissan trucks and suvs. The aftermarket for Nissan (aside from nissan cars) has always been slim because they were never popular off-road type vehicle and lets face it the old nissan hardbody truck was a pile of crap. lol
But don't forget the Patrol which is known worldwide to be as good as a Land Cruiser, actually is still produced (new model) with a front solid axle, contrary to the Land Cruiser.
 

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MagEditor said:
The FJ gets more aftermarket love because of how long Toyota has been making quality off-road vehicles. How long has Nissan? Not very long. Since the Titan launch aftermarket companies are finally producing stuff for Nissan trucks and suvs. The aftermarket for Nissan (aside from nissan cars) has always been slim because they were never popular off-road type vehicle and lets face it the old nissan hardbody truck was a pile of crap. lol
But don't forget the Patrol which is known worldwide to be as good as a Land Cruiser, actually is still produced (new model) with a front solid axle, contrary to the Land Cruiser.

back in El salvador ladnlords either own a Landcruiser, a cherokee or a Patrol. they had lots of trails to run in their "fincas" so they always bought the best
 
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