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Thread: Corey's 2007 FJ Cruiser built for expedtion/overland, & daily driver

  1. #191
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corey View Post
    Thank you very much James.
    I just picked up the Eezi-awn 270 Bat awning yesterday, but I may have to have beefier mounts built for it.
    The ones holding my Campinglabs awning may or may not work.

    If the weather gives me a chance to work on the rig this weekend, I will be doing a few things and updating my thread here.
    In the meantime, here is a video from Paul May at Equipt Expeditions where I got the awning from.

    Let us know how you like the awning.... thats a REAL nice Hundy in his video..

  2. #192
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corey View Post
    I have always thought about getting one of those scan gauge tools in the past, but never got around to it.
    I saw a post the other day by Lifestyle Overland on Facebook, and he had a tablet running in his 4Runner with the Torque app from Android running on it, and I was intrigued since I run an NVIDIA Shield tablet for the Gaia GPS/Mapping app in my rig for logging future campsites.

    I asked him about the device he he was using in his OBDII port, and he said it was the BAFX Products one which is highly rated on Amazon.
    I bought it via Amazon, and I went to the Play Store on my PC, and bought the Torque Pro app, and told it to send the file to my NVIDIA Shield tablet.
    I like how you can be on a computer, but tell it to go to your phone of your tablet, very neat!

    I have never looked at my OBDII port before, but I had an idea where it was since the emissions place hooks up their scanning cable to it when you go to get your emissions done here every other year.

    I plugged in the device, and a red LED came on like it was suppose to.
    Since the port has power all the time, the light will remain on when the rig is off, no biggy, very small current draw.

    The instructions for the device to pair it with the Torque Pro app is very simple.
    Have the scanner plugged into the port, fire up the rig, then go to your Android device and have it scan for new devices, and it said OBDII in there, and I selected it, typed in 1234 for the code.
    Then you open up the Torque app, and it fired right up with the tachometer showing me my RPMs.
    You have a few different screen you can go through, and I selected the one that shows all of the gauges on there such as tach, vacuum, water temperature, and a few others.
    I will have to play around with it more later to see if I can add in more gauges.

    Overall, I am pretty happy with it.

    Links:

    Android Bluetooth Wireless OBDII Reader & Scan Tool - For Android Devices Only

    (Via Amazon)
    BAFX Products 34t5 Bluetooth OBDII Scan Tool for Android Devices


    Torque Pro (OBD 2 & Car) Not for IOS yet

    Picture and a movie:



    Movie on theTorque app not working? I would love to see transmission temp. On my truck...
    2003 Montero Limited
    3.8L V6 6G75 5 Speed Auto
    Roof Rack, 265-70-R16 Stock wheels, Air Lift rear bags, skid plates, rear recovery points added on, modified spare tire holder for larger tires

    1984 Isuzu Trooper II, LWB, 3 Door, SOLD
    1986 Toyota 4x4, 31-10.5's, SOLD
    1992 Isuzu Trooper 3.2L, SOLD
    1993 S-10 Blazer 4x4 4.3L Vortec SOLD -Wish I had this engine in my Montero...

  3. #193
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    Quote Originally Posted by Offroadmuch View Post
    Movie on theTorque app not working? I would love to see transmission temp. On my truck...
    I just clicked on the video, it works for me.

  4. #194
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    I want to see your guitars! (I play too).
    you guys got me thinking about an FJ...but dam! that stuff for them is expensive! I've always been a full size chebby guy. I have a project suburban for me & my grandson to work on and travel in. I do like your rig. Well thought out.

  5. #195
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Gordo View Post
    I want to see your guitars! (I play too).
    you guys got me thinking about an FJ...but dam! that stuff for them is expensive! I've always been a full size chebby guy. I have a project suburban for me & my grandson to work on and travel in. I do like your rig. Well thought out.
    Thanks, it has been a work in progress for sure.

    Here are all of my guitars, mostly PRS with a 2012 Gibson SG '61 Reissue, and that little Fernandes guitar being the odd ones.


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