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    NMBruce's expedition Jeep

    I am retiring in a few months and building a expedition type Jeep.
    *The skid was added for a little extra protection when out in the middle of no place or just down the road.
    *Lift was added to give just a little extra clearance, I pick MetalCloak because of a deal I found and that it was more of a complete kit, wheel travel is great and the ride is a good as I could expect.
    *I added the S-Pod light switch is a great way to keep the switches nice and neat
    *rear seat has been tilted back a little to make more comfortable
    *RuddgeRidge hood locks

    to come:
    *Viair air system with a 2 gal tank
    *ARB front bumper, using the KC daylights I already have
    *small A-pillar lights
    *AEV rear bumper with fuel caddy and hi-jack lift
    *heaters in the rear seats for friends
    *Engo winch or some other
    *some type of rear deck cover for security
    *????

    The Jeep has been a great so far (knock on wood), More than expected, Like getting around 19-22MPG on the highway and I want to keep as much MPG as possible. So far the lift hasn't changed that. Tire upgrades will be to a 285/70/17 or something close to that.


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    Stock on a CO mountain Pass
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    Stock crossing a stream on Imogene Pass
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    first add on M.O.R.E skid plate
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    M.O.R.E dead pedal, great add on
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    MetalCloak 2.5 ARB lift
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    S-Pod light switched, with air gauge for air system to be added on
    I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque! - Bugs Bunny

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    Bruce nice looking set up. Enjoy retirement. I too will be heading down the retirement road but from the US Navy. Then I have to get a real job.

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    Thanks, did 4 years in the Air Force and then 29 years with the FAA
    I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque! - Bugs Bunny

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    How hard was the M.O.R.E skid plate to install?

    Have you had to use it?

    Did it hold up?

    R/
    Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpowill View Post
    How hard was the M.O.R.E skid plate to install?

    Have you had to use it?

    Did it hold up?

    R/
    Will
    Easy 2 of 5, the drivers side bolt was impossible to get in, so I replaced it with a shorter one. We had to drill one hole and I also installed a Fumoto drain valve http://www.amazon.com/Fumoto-F-101N-.../dp/B003VC7138, which makes oil changes very easy.

    Yes it has 5-7 good scratches in it and seems very strong
    I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque! - Bugs Bunny

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    Nice looking rig brotha enjoy your retirement

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    MetalCloak add this video of my Jeep to their website
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c96trTJK224
    I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque! - Bugs Bunny

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    Nice where was that filmed at? pretty cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubicrawl View Post
    Nice where was that filmed at? pretty cool
    out on the west mesa (the Rio Pureco area) of Albuquerque, NM
    I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque! - Bugs Bunny

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    NICE VIDEO

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