Ultimate "Expedition" Rig

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MIGHTYRAM97

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DodgeRAM CTD, ample room for gear and 6 adults, great fuel milage reliablity and there's lockers avail for them and lifts from various mfg's also BAJA style suspension from KORE, and upgrades from Banks, etc.... That would be an excellent choice of an expedition style rig. with a 2" level kit you can fit 35" tires...did I mention it's a diesel ???? a reliable Diesel....
 

Sierra Valley

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Something like this with the lady included

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chapel

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Try these. Seat up to 14. Fully locked, Has 16" of ground clearance and parts are still being produced from the factory. Plus, you can drive one for years and sell it for more than you paid for it.
For aftermarket stuff. Bumpers, lights, roof racks, hardtops, wheels, larger engines, seats and different trannies are available.

Greg

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Dennis

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Just throwing another suggestion out there but how about a Commander?
They're not popular with the traditional SUV buyer so the prices are reasonable on new vehicles. It seat 4 people comfortably (3rd row is just for looks IMO)
Lift kits are priced higher due to the IFS and you'll need to get a module to reprogram the computer (Issue with the wheels sensors and stability control not recognizing the larger tire diameter). Add a roof rack and you could carry lots of gear.

Just adding some pics of modified Commanders.
 

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Dennis

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What about full-size trucks? Seems like there's a lot of room for gear, a lot of room for people and can be used as a tow rig and daily driver too. Might not look as cool as a lifted FZJ80 with a roof rack and limb risers, but would certainly do the job for anything but the very tight and technical trails.
 

72 Virginians

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What about full-size trucks? Seems like there's a lot of room for gear, a lot of room for people and can be used as a tow rig and daily driver too. Might not look as cool as a lifted FZJ80 with a roof rack and limb risers, but would certainly do the job for anything but the very tight and technical trails.

I drove an 07 Mega Cab a couple of months ago. Very comfortable. :thumbsup:
 

litlmeck

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Norm the Big

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What about full-size trucks? Seems like there's a lot of room for gear, a lot of room for people and can be used as a tow rig and daily driver too.
I would do a fool size truck 1 ton, 4x4, crew cab, short bed, diesel of your choice w/ one of those pop-up type cab-over and tow the jeep , maybe throw a little boat on top of camper or jeep

Camper link
http://www.fourwheelcampers.com/products.htm
http://www.fourwh.com/hawk.html

I'm creating something similar. I have a 93 Dodge 3/4ton that tows my 18 ft travel trailer. I park the quad in the bed and I've just had someone donate a boat to the BigNorm wildlife fund so I want to put up a roof rack to mount the boat on. I could establish base camp and have a boat in the lake and put around on the quad. My kind of heaven.
 

Dr Smash

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Man I still need to get that tentcot on my rig for my version of ultimate expidition.
 

Norm the Big

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Someone from WT just donated the boat to the BigNorm wildlife fund. I'm thinking I might want the cage stretched back on the top Eric so I can mount the boat on top of my rig! :)
 

rusty_tlc

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What about full-size trucks? Seems like there's a lot of room for gear, a lot of room for people and can be used as a tow rig and daily driver too. Might not look as cool as a lifted FZJ80 with a roof rack and limb risers, but would certainly do the job for anything but the very tight and technical trails.
There use to be a full size truck parked in front of my house, I replaced it with this
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I like it, I like it a lot.
Not as nice as Dan's 100, but it gets us where we want o go. And we do use it a fair amount.
Water crossing onSaline Valley Road


The bottom of Lippencott Mine Road


The top of Lippencott mine Road


Titus Canyon


Chloride Cliffs road


Outside Las vegas


I keep the 40 around for tough stuff.
 

CashMoney

I piss excellence.
I'd have to say something like a toyota 4-runner, they had decent engines plenty of room and you can get the earlier ones with a a S/A front. or even an XJ or new jk unlimited
 
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