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Tekvektor
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:23 am    Post subject: Grün Hilda Reply with quote

So this is my baby, she's in her nascent stages, not going to go overboard, want to keep her as fairly close to stock as I can. She came with a crappy little Aires bull bar and I added the air dam to cut wind noise (pretty good, still can get 300 miles out of a tank of gas if I drive conservatively)





Completed:
Air Dam
Baja Ladder

In Progress:
SteelCraft 53300 Brush Guard

Planned:
Hi-Lift mounted to factory rack
Shovel and Axe Mounted to Factory Rack
3" Old Man Emu Lift
Goodyear BFG KO2 Tires


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:34 am    Post subject: Re: Grün Hilda Reply with quote

300 miles on a tank of gas? What craziness is that, did you sacrifice a unicorn?

oh.. i see the 3" lift and different tires is PLANNED.. not yet installed.
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Tekvektor
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: Grün Hilda Reply with quote

LOL, exactly, considering keeping the stock tires around for when I need to do a long road trip.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Grün Hilda Reply with quote

Stock tires when you have a lift might not look as good as you think.

but gas mileage and pride are certainly not always complementary considerations.

Love your rig color btw. Welcome to the modification club. You will cross a line when you say
"Yeah, it used to be stock, now it goes anywhere. "

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:32 am    Post subject: Re: Grün Hilda Reply with quote

I remember 300 miles on a tank 8 years ago. I get a consistent 225 now, and love it!
Nice rig, I love that color.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Grün Hilda Reply with quote

tiny wheels and a lift is always fashionable! had many great outings like that...


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Tekvektor
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Grün Hilda Reply with quote

Brushguard Mounting Brackets and Brush Guard Installation

My Buddy Cutting 1/4 steel for the custom mounting brackets

Finished Right Bracket - Arc Welded as MIG welder was out of service.


Mounted and In place:
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:51 am    Post subject: Re: Grün Hilda Reply with quote

Tekvektor wrote:


You sure know how to make a military guy cringe. I see ZERO PPE. Does that guy care about seeing or hearing if he gets old?

Congrat on getting it mounted though!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Grün Hilda Reply with quote

he's an ex marine, I don't tell him what to do, I just stay clear Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Grün Hilda Reply with quote

I'd suggest bigger tires before a lift. You get more bang for the buck in my opinion.

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