Baja ready FJ-S Cruiser TRD concept to debut at SEMA
"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."
TRD went further than unusual to make sure the FJ-S was up to the most serious overland terrain, starting by upgrading the chassis and body structure for more grueling off-road duty. The designers used an underbody "exoskeleton,” to build in added stiffness and strength, thereby creating a stronger platform for modified suspension upgrades plus wheel and tire enhancements.
The front suspension takes full advantage of 60-mm Bilstein racing shocks with a 1.3-inch lift, and sports 50-mm Bilstein racing shocks with remote reservoirs at the rear. The TRD FJ-S Cruiser looks ready for the Baja in its tough 17-inch TRD Midnight Black beadlock-style wheels and BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires, completing the FJ-S go-anywhere expertise.