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Unread 11-08-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default What Mod / Parts Need Attention After Your Last Offroad Trip?

Quite a bit of us have been on Offroad trips recently and after every Offroad trip (if your like me) I find something that needs improving that I wouldn't have been able to find just working on my truck in my driveway. After every camping trip I always try to think how I can pack lighter and be more efficient, the same things goes when I wheel, I find flaws, things don't work quite like I want them to and so on.

I wanted to start this discussion to talk about all those issues we have recently discovered with our own trucks and how the performed the last time we were Offroad and what we want to improve on
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Unread 11-08-2011, 01:08 PM   #2
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biggest improvement would be a notepad... and remembering to use it!

I have a ton of great ideas and improvements during the trip... it's remembering after I get home, that's the hard part!
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Unread 11-08-2011, 01:49 PM   #3
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I've been doing more and more at-speed desert expo driving and the shafts on my rear shocks are getting pitted from being sand blasted. I bought the rubber boots for them a while ago, but never got around to putting them on. I really want to install a set of Icon's shock "shin guards" instead, but have a hard time justifying $100 for them.
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Unread 11-08-2011, 06:38 PM   #4
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The only issue I've had is with the approach angle which I'm dealing with by going with a Shrockworks front bumper.
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Unread 11-08-2011, 08:04 PM   #5
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E-locker and a winch, to be installed. We'll see after that. Oh and maybe 285's
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Unread 11-08-2011, 09:05 PM   #6
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For me here are a few things:

Much smaller tent - I am going to start using the a 2 man tent. Large 3-4 person tents waste storage space, time and add weight.

Less cooking gear, lots of the stuff I bring never makes it out of the action packer. I am going to stick with one grille/stove (undecided) and a jetboil. All the pots and pans and skillets and utensils waste storage space and add weight. Disposable aluminum pans work great for cooking a variety of foods and can be tossed in the trash after cooking.

Lights - I thought I wanted some more lights after a few low speed runs done at night. After traveling through DV at night, I really need more lights.

I need to find a way to bring more fuel, guess roof rack could help.
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Unread 03-13-2012, 08:52 PM   #7
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I need a better gas tank... mine is much smaller and very dented to the point where it only holds abotu 17 gallons
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A list of recent modifications so I can recheck bolts, electrical connections, etc. to be sure they're still secure. Maybe add this to the existing maintenance schedule.
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