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Old 02-22-2012, 06:46 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Ramination's FJ Cruiser Build (and picture whoring)




2005 FJ Cruiser

Specs:
Voodoo Blue
Body Width: 7.0 inches
Body Height: ~ 5.5 inches
Body Length: 15.5 inches
Body Wheelbase: 10.0 inches
Body Weight: 1.25 lbs
Rig Width: 8 7/8 (8.875) inches
Rig Height: 8 5/8 (8.625) inches
Rig Wheelbase: 11 1/4 inches (After comp cut, used to be 10 3/8 (10.375) inches) Click to go to comp cut post
Rig Weight: 7.9 lbs (4/12/13)
Tires: Pitbull Rock Beasts Komp Kompound or Red dot TSLs
Click to go to post with more dimensions and pictures


Equipment:
SCX10 RTR Base
1.9 TSLs stuffed with Crawler Innovations foams on Axial beadlocks with MTHead beadlock rings
Holmes Handwound 35T motor
3 and 4 cell power
Holmes BRXL (waterproofed) ESC
Hardened trans gears
Stock driveshafts
Overdrive/Underdrive differentials
Homemade links
4-link front and rear
Custom LED light Kit (Headlights, Roof Rack, and running lights on separate battery) Click to go right to the original setup or Click here to go to the revised setup
Servo winch w/HeyOK controller Click here to go to this post
Inner Fenders Click here to go to this post
XR10 Steering Mod w/Beef Tubes Click here to go to this post <-- Best mod
Custom made front bumper Click here to go to this post
Custom made rear bumper
Re-painted body - Click here to go to this post


To-do List/Future Modification Plans:
- Interior maybe???
- Add spare tire carrier to rear bumper



Current look: (updated 12/02/13)


Last edited by Ramination; 12-19-2013 at 08:08 AM. Reason: New current look
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:51 AM   #2
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1/10 FJ body from E-Toys Website or On Amazon (although they are now out of stock, wonder if I got the last one?)



All this comes with the kit, yes even the screwdriver



Nice details and features, the mirrors even have the reflective mirror looking tape on the them!



Crooked emblems anyone?




Starting with a stock RTR


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Old 02-22-2012, 06:57 AM   #3
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The body comes with headlights and tail lights. I charged the battery and gave them a go. The way they are wired now the headlights come one when going forward, and tail lights light up when going in reverse. I intend to wire them so they are not directional. The nice thing about this body is that the turn signals are ready to accept a light (see pic below) and all of the bumpers, light buckets and windows are held in place with little screws, and the mirrors and door handles are hot glued in place. Also, the wheel wells are removable, I may be able to use them on the new frame. Overall so far the body has been real easy to work with. Oh yea, and the roof rack is metal.







Here is what we are working with:

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Old 02-22-2012, 12:52 PM   #4
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Ok ok I'll post more pictures. Jeez settle down, clearly everyone is more excited about this than I am

Mounted the front hinge style (thanks blg!)





Screw just barely about to pop out



Can't tell with bumper on





Full stuff







42s on an FJ cruiser, hell yea

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Old 02-22-2012, 12:54 PM   #5
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Anyone see why I am going to be repositioning the body back ~0.25" tonight? (2 reasons actually) First person gets a prize!

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Old 02-22-2012, 01:34 PM   #6
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steer clearance and center the transmission to optimize weight distribution and make the front and rear links near equal helps with drive shaft angle...but I really like these new FJ's
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:46 PM   #7
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You win! Your choice of the hard plastic BFG all terrains on 1.75" wheels or the tx that is eitehr 100% forward or 100% reverse (does have steering wheel on each side for left and right handed drivers, take that into consideration)
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:53 PM   #8
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this thing looks awesome man! steering clearance may be an issue though, never to late to pull out the exacto!
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:03 PM   #9
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Shouldn't be an issue once the body moves back a tad and of course the front bumper will be trimmed and eventually replaced with something beefy.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:13 PM   #10
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Shouldn't be an issue once the body moves back a tad and of course the front bumper will be trimmed and eventually replaced with something beefy.
true, wheel it on that bumper till it breaks
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:17 PM   #11
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Short wheelbase rides are fun! I can't wait to see how you tackle it.

Looks to be about the same wheelbase as the New Bright TJ. ~9.75? I used 65mm lower and 55mm upper links. Worked out almost spot on. I also moved the trans mount and rear shock towers forward 1/4" each. I should start a build thread before I get too far into it.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:23 PM   #12
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why not put the screw through the front...the bumper would cover it and it would have a better hold that way.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:12 PM   #13
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Looking good!!

Love the FJ bodies,i tried to keep my body whole but i ended up chopping and cutting it up.

Looking forward to this build.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:22 PM   #14
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You win! Your choice of the hard plastic BFG all terrains on 1.75" wheels or the tx that is eitehr 100% forward or 100% reverse (does have steering wheel on each side for left and right handed drivers, take that into consideration)
WHOO HOOOO!!!! but I forgot my shipping address but it's the thought that counts do work son!
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:12 PM   #15
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Very nice. What is the WB on that body. Looks like it would look really scale next to my hummer HX
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:40 PM   #16
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put some 1.5 rock crusher's on there
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:12 AM   #17
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Short wheelbase rides are fun! I can't wait to see how you tackle it.

Looks to be about the same wheelbase as the New Bright TJ. ~9.75? I used 65mm lower and 55mm upper links. Worked out almost spot on. I also moved the trans mount and rear shock towers forward 1/4" each. I should start a build thread before I get too far into it.
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Very nice. What is the WB on that body. Looks like it would look really scale next to my hummer HX
Wheelbase on the body is right at 10.0". I'd like to see the HX, I do like the look of that body.

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why not put the screw through the front...the bumper would cover it and it would have a better hold that way.
Will do, wanted to make sure it'd work alright first.

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Looking good!!

Love the FJ bodies,i tried to keep my body whole but i ended up chopping and cutting it up.

Looking forward to this build.
I hope I can keep this body in one piece, I want to keep that FJ look however backhalfing it and going buggy would look pretty sweet too!

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put some 1.5 rock crusher's on there
No way, this is the 1.9 forum! Those aren't a bad looking tire, but they just don't catch my eye like TSLs do.

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WHOO HOOOO!!!! but I forgot my shipping address but it's the thought that counts do work son!
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:52 AM   #18
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So, I forgot both of my SD cards at work yesterday, so I didn't get any in progress build pictures, or pictures from its first time in the dirt (it was too dark anyway), BUT, I did do a mini photoshoot in the back seat of my truck this morning when I got to work.

I only ended up going back with the body about 3/8", I thought I was going to do 1/2" but once I got to working on it I liked how it fit better this way. Ended up taking exactly 1" off the frame at the rear.







No shot of the rear...maybe at lunch.

Following are at full stuff, tire just barely makes contact with the fender. Perfect if you ask me






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Old 02-23-2012, 06:57 AM   #19
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Default Ramination's FJ Dimensions

1:1 Dimensions
Length: 177.6 inches
Width: 74.6 inches
Wheelbase: 105.9 inches
Height: 78 inches with roof rack
Body Height: ~59 inches
Tires: 32 inches tall

1:10 Body Dimensions:
Length: 15.5 inches (1:11.5 scale)
Width: 7.0 inches (1:10.7 scale)
Wheelbase: 10.0 inches (1:10.6 scale)
Height: ~ 5.5 inches (body alone) (1:10.73 scale)

Rig Dimensions:
Track Width: 8 7/8 inches (8.875)
Wheelbase: 10 3/8 inches (10.375)
Height: 8 5/8 inches (8.625) to top of rack, 7 7/8 inches (7.875) to top of roof
Tires: 4.25 inches

So, looking at the difference in heights and subtracting the gain from tire it's equivalent to a 1:1 FJ lifted 8.25 inches
(Based on scaling numbers to 1:10)









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Old 02-23-2012, 03:26 PM   #20
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This is how i started..


And this is where it eneded up,lol..



There are so many ways to approach this.i too wanted to keep mine stock like what your doing but during the build you start changing and changing and changing,lol...

You gunna keep the blue or paint different color?
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