TRD-Tuned Toyota FJ Cruiser Concept is Ready for Baja

Toyota has created a one-off Baja-themed Toyota FJ Cruiser for the 2012 SEMA show. The FJ-S Cruiser concept has been created for off-road fans.

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Toyota has created a one-off Baja-themed Toyota FJ Cruiser for the 2012 SEMA show. The FJ-S Cruiser concept has been created for off-road fans. “TRD’s work on high-performance off-road variants of Toyota vehicles goes back a number of years,” said Keith Dahl, Toyota’s national manager of engagement marketing and motorsports. “The FJ-S is a great example of their off-road expertise.”


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TRD upgraded the chassis/body structure for more serious off-road duty through the addition of an underbody “exoskeleton.” The extra stiffness and strength creates a more suitable platform for the suspension modifications and wheel/tire upgrades. The front suspension uses 60-mm Bilstein racing shocks that give the FJ Cruiser a 1.3-inch lift, and 50-mm Bilstein racing shocks with remote reservoirs in the rear. The concept also gets 17-inch TRD Midnight Black beadlock-style wheels and BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires.

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Under the hood, TRD upgraded the FJ’s 4.0-liter V6 engine with a supercharger and a large air-to-water intercooler. The net effect is a 30 percent increase in horsepower to 345, and a torque peak of 340 lb.-ft, a 25 percent improvement. The concept also gets a custom cat-back exhaust.

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