FJ Cruiser owners have been asking us for some time if we would be making armor for their beloved FJ’s. You asked and we listened. What better time than FJ Summit to release our new FJ product line. We will be showing off our new front bumper, rear bumper and sliders at FJ Summit 2017, July 19-23.
The FJ Cruiser front bumpers are a lightweight mix of ¾”, ¼” and 10ga steel for the optimum strength where it is needed, yet lightweight where possible. The bumpers utilize 10 mounting points and include grade 8 hardware. Weighing just under 100# they are a perfect complement to the classic styling of the FJ Cruiser. The front bumpers are available in a no hoop, center hoop and full hoop configuration, just like our Tacoma bumpers! All front bumpers come standard with a 20” LED bar cutout (Baja Designs S8 recommended & sold on our website), fog light provisions (Baja Designs Squadron-R recommended & sold on our website). The strength, style, fit and finish will set a new standard for the FJ Cruiser that we are extremely excited about & are confident consumers will love!
The FJ Cruiser bolt on sliders are a direct bolt on with no drilling required. They are made from a ¼” main frame mounting plate, ¼” steel gussets to 2” square tube and main beam. The round tube is a laser cut and CNC formed 1.75” x .120w DOM tubing. The sliders are available with an optional top plate for a little extra styling and finish.
The rear bumper is in the testing phase; we will be putting it through the elements at FJ Summit and ensuring that the bumper and gate system is ready to go and then making any small changes as necessary, based on what we learn. The rear bumper provides full coverage of the entire rear of the FJ, all of the rear plastic is removed and replaced. No need for any cutting or trimming, this is a direct bolt on piece of armor that will protect the entire backside of your FJ. All bumpers come standard with an integrated tow hitch, cutouts for reverse lights (Baja Designs S2 Flushmounts & sold on our website) and gate mounting provisions. The gates are optional and will be sold separately, since the FJ already has a spare tire mount. Without the gate, the bumper will allow up to a 35” spare. The gate can be configured with accessories of your choice. There are mounts on either side for a NATO style gas can carrier, Powertank Propane mount, or Powertank CO2 mount. A Hi-lift jack mount is standard across the top of the gate. The gates use a latch system similar to your vehicle doors, swing the gate closed and you’re done, no cumbersome latches, just a simple and effective latch system. The hinges are custom machined combination of steel and oil impregnated bronze for long service life. Upper and lower hinges are both a double shear mount. The gate rests on Acetal Copolymer wear pads that that ensure a vibration free closure and no metal on metal contact. This rear bumper system sets a new level of engineering that the FJ lineup has been asking for. If you are looking for the premier rear bumper for your FJ, look no farther, we’ve got your covered!