thinking about stock or near stock form if you are going to be high speed desert racing you need to look at the ford raptor. Doesn't get any better then that for offroad speed vehlicles. You still want IFS for it's dd ride smoothness and don't need raptor speed, look at the Jeep commander or GC. both are much better option IFS vehlicles then that turtle shell errrr FJ. They are the best comprimise of offroad capability and on road handiling available today. Slow speed offroad as we all know doesn't get any better then a Jeep with SFA. And as the years have gone on the on road comfort has gotten better for the now only made SFA vehlicle JK/JKU.
In the end it's all about what do you want in a vehlicle and what are you gonna use it for. In the end no matter how you look at it on road or off as long as your not running in the desert if you want endless smiles and don't think about the on road handling of sfa, ifs, or what ever other contraptions they have today, a JK/JKU will win out every time. Topless, doorless, wind in your face and sun beating down on ya. JK FTW