ICON FJ LAND CRUISER

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To cel­e­brate the com­pany’s tenth an­niver­sary in 2018, US cus­tom car spe­cial­ist Icon 4x4 has cre­ated an ‘Old School’ Se­ries. These builds split the dif­fer­ence be­tween the com­pany’s tra­di­tional TLC concours-level 4x4 restora­tions and full-blown, no-parts-left-un­mod­i­fied full Icon builds. The first Old School Icon build ( first shown at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Ve­gas) is a 1970 FJ40 Land Cruiser with a body hand- crafted in 5052- grade alu­minum, then pow­der coated in a pro­pri­etary fin­ish. In keep­ing with the strict Old School ethos Icon has colour­matched the cus­tom al­loy wheels and added hub­caps to mimic the orig­i­nals as well as ren­dered the up­dated stain­less steel badges in a man­ner rem­i­nis­cent of the orig­i­nal Toy­ota 1960’s de­sign. Un­der- the- skin com­po­nents gen­er­ally fol­low Icon’s tried/ true for­mula though this time mo­tive power comes not from a fire- breath­ing LS- se­ries V8 but a Cum­mins R2.8L Turbo Diesel in- line four cylin­der, mated to an AX-15 5- speed man­ual transmission and t wo- speed Ad­vance Adapters At­las II trans­fer case. The sus­pen­sion car­ries over from ex­ist­ing Icon FJs with re­mote- reser­voir, ni­tro­gen­charged Fox Rac­ing coilovers at each cor­ner. Ad­justable spring rates and shock valv­ing were en­gi­neered spe­cially for ICON FJs to pro­vide the best blend of on- road com­fort and con­trol with off- road travel and ar­tic­u­la­tion. Axles are Dy­na­trac ProRock mod­els: Dana 44 front, Dana 60 rear. Both have ARB Air Lock­ers and 4.09 gears. They turn 285/ 65R18 BFGoodrich All-Ter­rain T/ A KO2 tires. Stop­ping power is pro­vided by Brembo sport brakes that are hy­dro-boosted with pow­er­steer­ing pres­sure in­stead of with en­gine vac­uum. The power steer­ing sys­tem uses high-flow PSC com­po­nents to im­prove steer­ing feel. Old School Icon Land Cruis­ers will be of­fered in all four ex­ist­ing body styles: FJ40, FJ43, FJ44 and FJ45. Also, the Cum­mins R2.8 Turbo Diesel con­ver­sion will be avail­able on both tra­di­tional and Old School Icon FJs. For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit www. icon4x4.com or call ( 818) 280- 3333.

Cum­mins turbo-diesel re­places n/a Toy­ota orig­i­nal.

Icon ‘Old School’ FJ… like an orig­i­nal… but bet­ter.

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