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PostSubject: New User in a Cruiser   Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:56 pm

Hi ya'll,

Just traded in my 2010 2LT Camaro for a 2012 Silver TRD FJ with a rack and bumper. I've had it about a month now and have LOVED the size of it. I'm a big guy at 6'4 230 and it's extremely comfortable for me. I'm planning to hit Kure Beach/Burgaw this summer with this new rig. Any recommendations for me with going out? Obviously I'm not too experienced with this sort of thing coming from the Camaro. 

Also, any recommendations for parts/upgrades? I'm really looking to play with this thing. I know I'm at least going to get some lights because with my light guards I feel like my lights aren't too bright...

Shoutout to the guy in the loaded white FJ in wilmington who waved at me today. I saw your sticker for this forum and headed this way. Loved your ride. 

Thanks everyone.
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PostSubject: Re: New User in a Cruiser   Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:22 am

Also, is there any way to make the compass stop blinking? It's not something that really bothers me until I notice it on a drive.
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PostSubject: Re: New User in a Cruiser   Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:08 am

butlerbeachbuggy wrote:
Also, is there any way to make the compass stop blinking? It's not something that really bothers me until I notice it on a drive.

Your compass needs calibrating...its in the owner's manual how to do it.  If you don't have the manual, do a google search for "calibrate fj cruiser compass," ...you will get several hits, including some Blue Room threads on how to do it.
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PostSubject: Re: New User in a Cruiser   Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:16 pm

Thanks a lot. I'll look into that today!

EDIT: Got it thanks! That's much better!


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PostSubject: Re: New User in a Cruiser   Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:14 pm

Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: New User in a Cruiser   Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:50 pm

Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: New User in a Cruiser   Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:30 am

Welcome! Post some pics of your ride!
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PostSubject: Re: New User in a Cruiser   Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:20 am

08TTFJ wrote:
Welcome!  Post some pics of your ride!
I'll get some next time I get a free 20 minutes!
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PostSubject: Re: New User in a Cruiser   Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:49 pm

Welcome to the group...trail rides are fairly abundant and the Annual Spring FJ Meet is coming in June! Big prizes and tons o fun.

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PostSubject: Re: New User in a Cruiser   Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:53 pm

Okay finally got out to get some picture today. Kinda wish I had waited to take them during the snow.

http://imgur.com/a/QFIY5
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PostSubject: Re: New User in a Cruiser   Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:36 pm

Welcome!  The guy in the white (aka Iceberg) FJ in Wilmington was no doubt Paul Ward, a good guy.

We went out on the beach at Fort Fisher last fall, it was great, and not overly crowded.  Remember to air down; it will drive and steer a lot better.  Get a day pass at the welcome center there neat the aquarium.

Also check out the club's facebook page, some of us hang out there quite a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: New User in a Cruiser   Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:49 pm

Yeah I actually got in contact with him on FB already! But thanks! And yeah I'd love to go out to Ft. Fisher a fair amount this summer as I live nearby when I'm home from school.
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PostSubject: Re: New User in a Cruiser   Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:54 am

Welcome to the group! Glad you are here!

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PostSubject: Re: New User in a Cruiser   Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:36 pm

Welcome to the Forum.  Good looking truck you have there.  We look forward to getting to know you and hopefully wheeling with you.  This is a great group and a tom of really good people.  We have all been in your shoes at one point in time or another so please dont hesitate to ask for advice and ask questions!!
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PostSubject: Re: New User in a Cruiser   Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:44 pm

Thanks alot! I have already learned so much about the vehicle through this forum and facebook group!
I hope to ride along with ya'll sometime in the near future.
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PostSubject: Re: New User in a Cruiser   Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:31 am

by the way what is your name so we can find you on the facebook page...
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PostSubject: Re: New User in a Cruiser   Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:50 am

Miles. I've already posted there a few times. The most recent is probably my rig and my buddy's taco in the snow.
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PostSubject: Re: New User in a Cruiser   Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:57 am

Thanks Miles...its easier when you can put a screen name with a real name!! thanks a lot!
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