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#61 Old 02-22-2013, 09:49 PM
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#62 Old 02-25-2013, 03:35 PM
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Where did you buy the tent and do you like it so far? Also that shower enclosure doesn't look that tall to shower in. Like that set up a ton. Keep the pics and videos coming.
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I bought the tent from Iron4x4.com WAY CHEAPER THAN ARB BUT SAME QUALITY KILLER tent. Stands up to heavy wind and rain (ask me how I know LOL) It comes standard with the Thick Foam mattress inside that folds up with the tent. The other reason that I like the tent, is the fact that I can keep the 2 sleeping bags AND the pillows inside when I fold it up, and still pop the cover on with no issues.
The shower enclosure is really cool. I bought it at Bass Pro Shops. Here is why I like it. you take it out of the package, and throw it, and BOOM it pops itself up . It has an open top and stands about 6'7" tall with open bottoms to let the water escape. I bought a small teak platform to stay out of the mud when taking a shower, and it is strong enough to hang clothes/ towel on it while showering. Putting it away is a breeze... All the others I looked at were a f#$king pain in the #ss to set up and pull down.

** Honestly, I have used it 2 times out of the MANY showers I have taken, as I am usually out in the middle of nowhere, camping with nobody around to see my vagina lol, so with that said. It was worth the $ for the privacy when needed.
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Roof Top Tent from www.Ironman4x4.com SOrry..
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Thanks for the info
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Your welcome..

LED 40" light bar finally installed and wired.. I thought they were a little overpriced, UNTIL I HIT THE ON BUTTON!!!! Holy shit these CREE LED lights are CRAZY bright... Just dont stand in the direct beam of the light and look directly in it LOL You will be seeing a shadow for at least 2 or 3 minutes LOL
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Pics of the LED light bar. and the newly installed RCV front axle shafts and fresh Timken from wheel bearing hub assemblies

Do you think I need more light? LOL
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#68 Old 02-28-2013, 07:19 PM
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pics.
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Pretty sweet, and i think you're good on the lights.....

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Very nice. RCV's.
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Man, I like those lights.


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Thanks... the LED's are worth the coin. I was leary at first, but now I am sold. Def. worth the investment.
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What an animal, yet a thing of beauty, job well done sir!
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Man I want to chop mine up badly! Wife says I have to wait at least another year. Damn I can't wait that long. Really like everything you have done so far. Only thing I would possibly do different is chop the frame right behind the cab and tube it out and link the rear. Awesome job again and keep the pics, info, updates, and wheeling adventures coming.
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Thanks everyone for the thumbs up.. Yes. I was originally going to chop off the frame and go Double triangulated Links with ORE struts, but them I found out I was able to take off 2 months from work in May (and still have a job) when I get back. SO I built it to handle the weight of an expedition out west for 6 weeks. When I return from the big trip, I am going to chop the frame and remove the storage boxes (leaving the upper section of exo on) and go with the original idea of the DT links and ORE's Basically Truggy the rear. If you notice the build on the rear, all I have to do to Truggy the rear, is cut the rear supports off that hold the upper exo on(next to the rear stop lights) and that will disconnect the entire upper exo system. Then all I have to do is chop the frame off, and the entire rear frame and storage box's will slip right out I built the fuel tank location and the upper rear exo separate, knowing I was going to truggy this beast when I get back

THen she will be a truggy'ed rock buggy for the remainder of its life
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That is straight awesome.

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I'm excited to see the outcome of this rig. I like your ideas. I will be checking this web page everyday.
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Decided to go with the Hutchinson Rock Monsters for bead lock wheels. Ordered them this a.m. Very excited to receive them....
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ALSO< I will be in Moab running all the BFE trails and the other trails from April 14th - 27th and then off to The Rubicon Trail from April 29th - May 5th If any locals are in the area from this forum, and would like to join in. that would be awesome.. I will be posting vids and pictures during the trip to this forum and Expedition Portal as an update as to how the Dodge is holding up during the trip.

Thanks again for following, and look forward to maybe seeing a few of you all out on the trails.
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Awesome can't wait to see pics and see how it holds up.
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