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Starting this thread to showcase my DD/Mountain Runner/ Hunting Rig. I picked it up for $2000 with a 2" lift and 31" BFG's installed.

Here is what is currently on her:

First step was installing new shocks in preparation for a 3.5" lift. I opted for Skyjacker 7000's
Next came a bumper install for a custom bumper i snagged for $200
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Updates:

Tuff country 3.5 lift installed



31/10.5/15 Cooper STT pro's



62 mm throttle body spacer



As of 8/7:
Lost both ignition keys, had to order a new key cut from Dealer.
Just ordered a Ares Fab Cut n Fold rear bumper. Great Guy to work With and affordable
http://aresfabrication.com/
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updates:

Photos to come soon. Arrived are the following:

Ares Fab rear Cut n Fold Bumper


Nates 4x4 cargo rack:


Upgraded alternator harness from Kelley's
http://www.kelleyswip.com/

Smittybuilt XRC 9.5k winch
http://www.4wheelparts.com/Winches-a...&t_pn=S/B97495

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Wiring harness Installed from Kellyswips (5-90) on here, though it took forever for the parts to arrive, nearly a month after ordering, i was impressed with the quality. I ordered the complete mains kit with the ANL fuse. If you do this swap, Remember to put the fuse before the vehicle Relay Box.

CAI is on, but never had a good pic



62mm hesco throttle body and spacer


Smittybilt XRC 9500 winch
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planning a sage grouse hunting expedition this coming weekend, so i have been going through my travel gear. So far this is what i carry while on the mountain:
Spares:
Spare Tire
Spare U-joints
Quart of oil
Quart of ATF
Gallon of Washer Fluid
Box of Fuses and spare wire
Spark Plugs
Rotor
Gear:
Tool bag with basic tools
Recovery bag: Tow strap, shackles, gloves, mag light, stock jack and handle, winch weight
Odds Bag: More gloves, batteries, bottle jack, first aid kit, bungie cords and rope
Shovel
Axe
Personals Bag:
Headlamp
TP!!!
Sunscreen
Nalgene
Maps of Montana and Wyoming
Extra AA's AAA's and D's
Cell Charger
baby wipes
Camping Tote:
Sleeping Bag
Pad
Blanket
Tent
Propane stove and 2x propane bottles
Food
Extras:
Car GPS and Handheld GPS both with On X Hunt Maps Chips
3 gallons Water
5 Gallons Gas
Dog supplies: dog medical Kit, food, collapsable water bowl.

Hunting Gear depends on what i am chasing.
1 English Pointer
1 Black Lab
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As it sits today. Awaiting the Roof Rack to show up.
To Do:
Primer and paint the Ares Fab Bumper and brackets
Cut and Fold the rear quarters
Install Bumper
Alternator Upgrade
Tear off trim moulding
Bed liner the bottom half of doors and fender flares
Undercoat the floor pan
Pull dash and replace heater core
Save money for Detroit Tru-Trac
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Got Sagebrush?
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Roof Rack From www.nates4x4.com finally came. Over a month after a i first ordered it. I understand he is a 1 man shop, but being told 8-10 business days shipping and having it arrive 1 month later is not cool in my book. On the other hand, it weighs about 65 lbs and looks well built. will be painting and installing tonight.
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Got the Roof Rack and rear bumper painted. I used the rustoleum spray on bed liner stuff. I got anxious to install it and didnt let it dry completely, so i will need to touch up in a few places. I am not to impressed with the gutter mounts provided with the rack. I only received 4 of the 6 i ordered and they dont seem to clamp very uniformly and disfigured my rain gutter. Basically payed 70$ for 20 minutes of work cutting some C channel and welding a piece of all thread to some plating.
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Roof Rack installed. Getting the spare out of the cargo bay gives you so much more room (Insert step brothers quote here)
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It's like a whole new truck! What's next?
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Next is Brown Dog engine mounts. my drivers side is completely toast haha. Followed by KJ rear disc brake conversion. Followed by the alternator upgrade.
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You'll be impressed with the Brown Dog's. I got the Poly with brackets and I wished I would have gone with the rubber.

Nice looking rig! How do you like the STT Pro's? I'm considering these or the MT/Rs for my 32x11.50 upgrade in the future.
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I like the Pro's. they really shine in loose cobbly rock and gravel. We havent had any rain to speak of so i havent gotten them in mud at all. they do have a bit of a howl on pavement, but they are MT's and not a highway tread.
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