PickupTrucks.com Drives and LOVES the ICON FJ45 Pickup

March 28, 2010

ICON's re-worked Toyota Land Cruiser

ICON's re-worked Toyota Land Cruiser

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Mike Levine over at PickupTrucks.com Provided more details on his recent test drive of ICON’s FJ45 pickup truck, and he provided a glowing review of this automotive anachronism.


Recently HERE at AllPickupTrucks.com we posted on some coverage StreetFire.net provided on a recent test drive of some choice classic 4x4 reproductions from ICON, a California company specializing in reproductions of classic Toyota FJ Land Cruisers. In that post, we recapped how several auto and truck bloggers participated in the test drive event, including the folks form PickupTrucks.com.


It turns out that Mike Levine of PickupTrucks.com had some juicy tidbits to share about his up-close-and-personal time with the ICON FJ45 pickup truck variant. Other than dishing about how ungodly expensive nearly every component is on this custom-built $120,000 vintage reproduction, he also showered the ICON pickup with serious praise for all its off-road capability and incorporation of modern technology.


So what are some of the goodies you get for a mere $120K? The ICON FJ45 boasts a custom chassis with solid, boxed rectangular tubing for some serious rigidity in extreme off-road conditions. Rather than using old-school leaf springs, “There are Eibach coil-over springs surrounding RaceRunner Sway-A-Way dampers at all four corners (no leafs on this pickup) with solid Dynatrac axles fore and aft for maximum articulation off-road. The front axle is a Pro 44, and the rear is a Pro Rock 60. The axles also house front and rear ARB air lockers. The standard 4-wheel disc brake setup can also be replaced with an upgraded setup by StopTech for a measly pittance of $8,000.


Details abound on this beastly beauty from the powder coated body to the custom fabricated front and rear bumpers, to the jeweler-designed and custom-made ICON lizard symbol adorning the mesh grille. The ICON team has definitely sweated the small stuff and it shows.


While a $120K price tag puts this pickup way out of reach for most pickup drivers and enthusiasts, for a select few ICON owners there are some serious bragging rights to be had. Head on over to PickupTrucks.com and check out Mike Levine’s gushing review of the ICON FJ45 pickup.

[Source: PickupTrucks.com, AllPickupTrucks.com]

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