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    Cool 2017 Off-Road EXPO Highlights

    Cindy and I have been attending the Off-Road Expo for about as long as it's been around and even back before it was called that. Thanks to the price of gas and other factors, the show had been in decline for years but I happy to say, it's come back quite a bit and the 2017 show was maybe the biggest and most crowded I've seen since maybe 2006! While there wasn't really anything too new and exciting to see in regards to JK's, it was nice to see big full size trucks on display (always a sign of a strong economy) as well as a whole host of old iron. In fact, Early Broncos seemed to be the flavor of the day as they seemed to be everywhere. Anyway, here are a handful of pics that we took from the show. Of course, if you were there and took some pics, we'd love to see them and would be grateful if you could post them up.

    As some of you may know, we were lucky enough to have been asked by Dynatrac to have Rubicat on display at their booth. Here's a few shots of what she looked like at the show.








    It was awesome to see the all new standard cut XD60 rear axle.


    Coupled with an XD60 front axle, you have the all new Hard Core Plus package.


    Had to make a stop over at the EVO display to see the cool rigs they had out at the show.


    If you could only hear this bad boy running - so much want!




    Now we're talking - EVO trailing arms!!


    The way cool EVO stretch kit.


    New EVO fender liners.


    Can't forget Spicy Chicken.




    As mentioned, early Broncos were the flavor of old iron at the 2017 Off-Road Expo and to the point where golf carts were made to look like one.


    You know this is the kind of old iron I want - can you say L96 6.0L Vortec under the hood!


    Certainly nothing new but still one of my favorites.


    Saw this on one of the JK's on display. Guess the suspension was a bit rougher than expected


    Honestly, if you could only see the quality of work that went into this gorgeous FJ40. I don't know if I could ever take it out wheeling and by the look of things, it's NEVER seen dirt.






    This ol' flat fender was super clean too.


    Again, old iron was what a lot of folks were into and to the point where they were making brand new side-by-sides look like one. I have to say, I kinda like it too






    There were just a few but a couple of trailers made their way to the show as well such as this Bear Teardrop.






    How do you not like a show that has a distillery offering up FREE samples of whiskey from Forty Creeks - CHEERS!


    And finally, the one rig that you just couldn't stop looking at. Say hello to the $185k Rezvani Tank JK body kit running a 500 HP 6.4L V8 and factory Dana 30/Dana 44 axles.








    Oh, one last thing that I saw that some of you might be interested in. Ran into a new company called Trigger who makes a bluetooth controlled accessory system. Essentially, it's something similar to an sPOD or Switch Pros only, you don't need to bring any wiring into the cab and because of it, you can mount the switches ANYWHERE in your Jeep or not at all. You can also control what the switches do from your iPhone and the best part about the Trigger is that it's slated to retail for about $200!!


    Main box for the Trigger.


    The bluetooth controlled switch box that can be mounted anywhere.


    I was told that by SEMA, they are going to have different versions of this system and I look forward to seeing them.

    Anyway, that was the show in a nutshell. Again, if you were there and have some shots you'd like to share, we'd love it if you could post them up

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    Thanks for the pics and play by play. I love seeing the new stuff coming out!

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    Fantastic pics! I didn’t realize they did an engine swap in the 2 door UAE build, what did they put into it? And did EVO give any info on their stretch kit?
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    Rezvani = in that order

    Trigger =

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    looks like it was a great time, we will have to try to make it next yr

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    I might try to make this show next year...still undecided if I'm going to sema this year...


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    Love the coverage Eddie! Glad we were all able to get together. See everyone real soon!

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    Awesome shots and products, Thanks for sharing.


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    If I did not know better I would say @ do you even wheel" Rubicat looks so clean underneath !!!!!!
    And that Trigger is hot
    Last edited by Andy5160; 10-04-2017 at 10:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR.Ty View Post
    Fantastic pics! I didn’t realize they did an engine swap in the 2 door UAE build, what did they put into it? And did EVO give any info on their stretch kit?
    It's got a custom EVO spec HEMI under the hood that has 100 more HP than EVO 1 at the wheels!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brute View Post
    I might try to make this show next year...still undecided if I'm going to sema this year...
    LOL!! The show is one of the better small ones I've been to but I don't know if it'd be worth going out of your way to go to. It's no SEMA that's for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slavens View Post
    Love the coverage Eddie! Glad we were all able to get together. See everyone real soon!
    It was great to see you and Joy again

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy5160 View Post
    If I did not know better I would say @ do you even wheel" Rubicat looks so clean underneath !!!!!!
    Why thank you. I hope JeepFan sees this

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