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The Red Can FJ Cruiser

It was just a simple FJ before I got a hold of it.

It literally changed my life. I’ve embraced the outdoors more and appreciate the long list of friends I’ve made throughout the process. The FJ has been to lots of off road events like FJ Summit, Overland Expo and many organized camping trips with multiple rigs. The FJ got lots of aftermarket parts and dirt time while I gained some fantastic friends along the way. All this would eventually culminate in combining my design background and merchandising to what you see here at Red Can Outfitters.

Here’s the build list so far. It’s continually evolving as I keep tinkering with the set up.

The next planned mods are new LED rock lights, Safari Snorkel and Viair Heavy Duty On-Board Air System.

FJ Mods


Pioneer AVIX-8100NEX
Polk DB 6.5″ Componenst (front doors and dash)
Polk DB 6.5″ Coax (rear seat)
Polk DB 4″ Coax (rear pillars)
MTX Audio 10″ subwoofer (rear cargo shelf)
Alpine PDX 4 channel
Alpine PDX 5 channel
Metra Axxess Steering Wheel control module Metra 70-8114 Steering Wheel Control Harness (factory AUX works with new head unit)
Scosche head unit install kit
Stinger power and audio cables
Monster speaker cables
Subthump subwoofer box (rear cargo shelf)
8″ MTX Audio Subwoofer


Expedition One Diamond Trail Series Bumper
Expedition One Swing Out Rear Bumper
Trail Gear Sliders
Ricochet HD Skid Plate
Ricochet Front Lower Control Arm Skids
Roktek Rear Control Arm Skids
FJToyman Rear Shock Skids


IBS-DBS Dual Battery System
Sears Die Hard 31m Battery
Odyssey Group 34 Battery
SwitchPros Smart Switch System
Blue Sea Fuse Box
Blue Sea Power Outlet
Blue Sea USB Outlet
Relocated Superwinch Solenoid in Project Box (inside bumper)
Blue Sea SafetyHub Lights
40″ Baja Designs LED Stealth Light Bar (roof)
(2) Baja Designs XL Pro LEDs (front bumper)
(2) Baja Designs XL Pro LEDs (cowl)
(2) Baja Designs SII LED lights (blind corners)
(2) Baja Designs SII LED lights (rear roof)
(2) Acrolights LED Driving Lights (front bumper)
(2) Acrolights LED Reverse Lights (rear bumper)
LED dome/map/mirror lights


Icon Stage 1
Icon Tubular UCAs
OME Rear Heavy Springs
Icon Rear Control Arms (lower and upper)
Icon Panhard Bar Tires & Wheels
Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs
17″ Method Mesh Wheels


Yaesu FTM-400DR dual band ham radio
Comet dual band antenna
Comet lip mount
Midland 75-822
3′ Firestik
Bandi CB Mount


Bajarack Low Profile Rack
Fourtreks Hi-Lift Mount
Fourtreks Shovel/Axe Mount
Springtail MPAC Rear Door + Molle Bags (First Aid, Survival, Misc)
Springtail MPAC Saddle + Molle Bags (CB, Knife, Leatherman, Flashlight)
Industrial Forming Panamint Rolltop Console Cover
Custom Built Drawers (Recovery Gear and Tools)
Tie-downs mounted on top of drawer
Pelican cases
Front Runner Wolf Packs


Superwinch Talon 9500 with Synthetic Rope
Factor 55 Thimble
Hi-Lift 48″ Xtreme Jack
Hi-Lift Lift Mate
Hi-Lift Tube Adaptor
Hi-Lift Jack ORB Base
Fiskars Chopping Axe
Fiskars Digging Shovel
ARB Snatch Strap
ARB Tree Saver Strap

ARB EZ-Deflator
Smittybuilt Black Shackles
Powertank 10# CO2 with X-Flo Regulator
Powertank Tire Gauge
Powertank Tire Plug Kit
HalGaurd Fire Extinguisher


Ellis Precision AT Stealth Black Shifters
Ellis Precision Stealth Black Ebrake
Ram Mount for iPhone
Ram Mount for UltraGuage
Ram Mount for iPad 2
Airaid Cold Air Intake
Borla Dirt Sport Exhaust
BD Customz Cowl Light Mounts
Shrockworks Washer Bottle
Shrockworks 2nd Battery Tray

The Before.

The After.


Welcome to Red Can Outfitters

It was back in 2012 when I purchased my 2010 FJ Cruiser. It was my first real 4×4. A lot has happened since that spring. I built up my FJ for self sufficiency and off road performance. I’ve been on countless off road trips, attended many events and have met some of the best people in the world. Friends for life. It truly is a way of life for me and it may be for others as well. We seek out adventure in our 4x4s, the smell of a good camp fire and the the laughter of friends and family. I’ve come to appreciate the Toyota brand and all of it’s great 4x4s throughout its history.

Fast forward to winter 2015 and all the above has lead me to start a brand that captures the spirit of our rigs and the adventures we take in them. I’ll be sharing those ideas and experiences through my designs. I’m launching the store with t-shirts and decals, but hope to expand into more apparel (jackets, hoodies, performance wear, hats, and beanies) and other branded accessories (mugs, pint glasses, patches, badges, dune flags and more).

Thank you to my friends for their support and to my wife, because I couldn’t have done this without her constant feedback and support. 😘 Thank you to my little helper and my backseat off road buddy. 🚙 Thank you to my current customers (FJ Cruiser Corps) who prove that I can design something decent and they’ll actually buy it. 😜👍


Toyota Most Searched Car Brand

TopSpeed has published an interesting infographic showing that Toyota is the world’s most searched brand stating, “In just a few months, Toyota climbed above Dodge, Jeep, and Ford to become the U.S.’ most searched car brand, to go with its current status as America’s best-selling automobile brand.”