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Thread: 2008 FJ for sale

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Merrimack, nh

    Default 2008 FJ for sale

    Selling 2008 FJ for $17500

    Sadly, its time for me to part ways with one of my favorite vehicles. I am selling my 2008 FJ (4WD -Auto). I have used this truck with this very group quite a bit including a far amount of scouting. It can easily handle easy and moderate trails. With a capable driver it can handle a bit into the hard trails as well. As much as I have loved her for all these years since I bought her brand new, my families life has changed and I need something else now. So I want to see her go to somebody who will love her as much as I have.

    What's good and what have I added that you might care about?:
    She only has 104882 miles on her.
    I had upgraded to a full set of icon fronts and rear stuff which rode great, but after the 5th spring broke with not so much as an apology from the vendor I decided to change brands, so she now has three brands of suspension parts: The upper a-arms are billet icons, as are the rear links. The front coil-overs are Fox, and the rear springs are old man emus. This setup gives a great balance of lift, ride, articulation, and reliability that the icons alone couldn't do.
    I have a Superwinch EP9.0 tucked into the bumper on a "hidden" mount. I honestly dont remember who made it, but its been bulletproof.
    The sliders are Trail gear heavy duty sliders. They are very strong and the mount is very solid. I have supported the truck on them many times. They stick out further than a lot of sliders in this area, which on our narrow trails adds a little challenge sometimes, but they have protected my doors well and sticking out makes them a great jack point as well.
    I have replaced the radio with an alpine unit that has Bluetooth and a microphone input (also sounds pretty good).
    I embedded a Cobra 75WXST into the center console, so when you're not wheeling you can remove the handset and it takes up no room.
    Current tires are some BFG all-terrains with a lot of tread left (see photo. I didn't have a penny handy, so I used a quarter)
    Some minor stuff, but still handy: Hi-lift mount point on the rack (I can throw in the hi-lift with the sale if you want). rear door axe mount (I keep the axe, it was a gift). Flashlight handle replacement, extinguisher mount in the rear, floor mats are heavy duty rubber

    What's not great that you might care about?
    I dont like wasting anyones time, so this is a list of flaws. The truck is not new, its gonna have a few flaws.
    In 2009 during an offroad recovery i was pulled (gently) sidewise into a tree. There is a small scuff and a small dent in the right rear panel.
    As you know, here in NH we have tight trails. Which means branches sticking into the trail. So there are some cosmetic depth scrapes along the doors. I am too lazy to buff them out and hide them with wax.
    The drivers seat has a small wear hole (see photo). There is a tiny hole in the back of the passenger headrest.
    The TPMS light is on. The batteries in the wheel sending units have long ago lost their charge and since in NH there is no requirement for that light to be off for inspections I haven't bothered replacing them. Any reputable tire place can do it for you if you find that important.
    There is some cosmetic rust in some places. Its spent 15 years in NH, its gonna happen. Luckily the rust is minor. The worst of it seems to be on the sliders and winch parts, but that is all cosmetic as well. Frame is in great shape and i dont know of any body rust.

    What about maintenance and wear stuff?
    Been using full synthetic oil from the start, changed religiously.
    Even though I dont really need to, been using 93 octane gas the whole time too.
    The front seatbelts were starting to get slow to retract so I replaced them both.
    Headlight bulbs, wipers, engine air and cabin filters are all new.
    Brake pads are new in the last 5k miles or so, front calipers were also replaced recently
    gas tank straps are new (a common rusting wear problem that you wont have to worry about)
    And for the first time in my life I just had the inside of the truck detailed (cleaned by a pro) so you can start with a clean slate
    Everything in the drivetrain runs great with no leaks and even with all the mods she gets roughly 17 mpg.

    A note about payment:
    Sadly, I have been the victim of a scam buy in the past. I accepted an electronic payment for a sizable amount and as soon as the buyer left my property they reverse the payment. I had to fight for a long time and ultimately did not get all my money. I am nowhere near rich or patient enough to go through that again. For this reason there are exactly two ways I will take payment.
    1. I will take cash. US dollars for the exact amount handed over in person. I will count it all right in front of you and only when we both smile do I sign over the title and hand you keys.
    2. If you do not want to do cash and must use a bank it must be a bank with a local branch. We will meet at that bank where you will do a bank transfer to my account in my presence. Once that transfer is confirmed by me I will sign over the title and hand you keys. Obviously this one will require a little more setup time. I really prefer the cash option.

    If you want to know anything else about the truck, please ask.

    fj radio.jpgfj side left.jpgfj seat damage.jpgfj axe mount.jpgfj extinguisher mount.jpgfj grablight.jpgfj hilift mount.jpgfj odo.jpgfj right panel scrape.jpgfj tire depth.jpg
    Last edited by Haff; 09-05-2023 at 06:34 PM. Reason: dropping price

    2008 FJ Cruiser, Icon extended front and rear 3", Total Chaos upper controls arms, 285-55-16 KM2, Trail Gear sliders, Cobra wx95, Firestik, And a bunch of electrical and mount mods.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Merrimack, nh


    Dropped price a bit. Good time to buy for fall wheeling.

    2008 FJ Cruiser, Icon extended front and rear 3", Total Chaos upper controls arms, 285-55-16 KM2, Trail Gear sliders, Cobra wx95, Firestik, And a bunch of electrical and mount mods.

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