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    Dipped eyes on synthetic rigging?

    What is the general opinion on polyurethane dipped eyes on synthetic rigging?
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    What is between an ARB twin and Oasis electric air compressor?

    What else on the market that is between an ARB twin and Oasis electric air compressor? I have an ARB twin in my old Jeep and it is a good overall package, especially since it fits under the passenger seat and is decently quick with the 35" tires, but I've been wanting more lately. I run a 40"...
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    Gear inside the spare tire.

    A little bit different from what we typically see here on expo, but this is how I store a LARGE amount of additional gear on my #LX45 #1. Yes, I have made the decision to not carry a spare wheel. I run a heavy aluminum beadlock style rim which is generally a lot stronger on the other edge...
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    Soft Shackle Receiver Adapter, SSRA or 'SaRAh' Device

    Time to show this to the world..... I've been working on a safe and direct way to attach a soft shackle into a receiver hitch. This is what I came up with. After some extensive geometry development in some 3d printed models, it was time to make it in 6061-T6 aluminum. The 5-axis machining on...
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    The Tauler Jack thread

    I thought I would start a thread for questions and comments on my new 'Tauler Jack' concept. This concept started as a campfire discussion with a few friends after talking through the pluses and minuses between a traditional farm jack that moves pin to pin (like a Hi-LIft) and some of the...
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    Factory Warn Wireless winch controller upgrade

    I posted this in my build thread, but thought it would make a good upgrade for anyone.... I decided I wanted a wireless winch controller to the Warn 8274 winch. I thought about the universal add-on unit, but I noticed that the new Warn Evo winches had a nice integrated wireless controller...
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    How good can a full-size solid axle suspension be?

    What is the best overall performing suspension on a full-size truck you have done? What would you do different? How good it be? I always find a good picture insperational, this one is of a nice clean Excursion equipped with some Carli Suspension getting some use. I would like to go through...
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    Project: Blanco, The 2007 F350 Standard Cab Adventure Truck

    After a long look, and a bit of a break building other vehicles, I finally located a suitable replacement for my good ol' 1992 Dodge 'Doitall' Specs- 2007 Ford F350 Regular Cab Long bed 4x4 Gas V10 3-valve engine 362hp/457tq G56 6-speed manual Transmission Lever shift transfer case, NV271F (...
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    Old G-wagon brochures and options information?

    Does anyone have a link to the old G-wagon brochures and options somewhere squirreled away in PDF or pictures? I am specifically looking for tech information on the various commerical options available to increase payload and durability when used in an off-highway primary use. Tom Sheppard...
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    Winch thimble abuse

    This was an interesting failure on one a Toyota 4runner during my last trip to moab. The winch thimble was in a position where it was catching when trying to nose up on larger ledges and leveraging on the hawse when having to back off them. This eventually broke the hawse rendering the winch...
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    2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 3.0L EcoDiesel

    Is anyone else getting excited about this option yet? https://www.autoblog.com/2019/10/08/jeep-wrangler-diesel-engine-price/
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    Clean looking vertical surface VHF/UHF antenna mount?

    Does anyone know if a clean looking vertical surface VHF/UHF antenna mount that would be similar to this... I'd like the the wiring to pass through a hole in the wall and the fasteners to be on the inside of the tub wall. Am I going to have to make this for scratch also? It is going on my...
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    Blender, My LX450/FZJ80 + FJ45esk + GM + Land Rover crazy concoction

    I have started a new project that is going to be a pseudo replacement for my 1942 Willys MB and my Dodge W250 that I built a few years back. You can read about those builds here.... http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/58343-Rango-1942-Willys-MB And...
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    2000 miles of nervous nirvana....

    I have this crazy idea that I am going to drive my flat fender from Durango, Colorado to Missoula, Montana, go on a four day spring snow-wheeling adventure with some friends, and then drive back home. Oh yeah, in late May. I am planning on taking a two lane highway route north to avoid the...
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    Long Jeep.....chasing unicorns

    I hope this thread will let me hash out some details and thoughts on a new build I have been tossing around for years.... I really enjoy the Dodge that I build a few years back. It is a simple vehicle that works really well doing a variety of chores. You can read about it here...
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    group 31 batteries? Best value?

    What is the best option for a LARGE group 31 battery these days? I am looking for an AGM style unit with a good warranty. My old Dodge Cummins is pretty hard on the battery in the winter.... I am not interested in doing with duals or anything. I just want a single big huge battery.....
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    1pr - 315/75r16 tire chains

    One nearly new pair of chains sized for a 315/75r16 tire. I am sure these would fit other similar sizes if you want to do the math. Located in Durango, Colorado Cost $100 for the pair. Willing to ship at buyers cost. I will get a picture or two up this weekend.
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    Camper shell conundrum....

    I have been running a normal cab-high fiberglass camper shell on my Dodge for a few years now.... What I like... -Enclosed dry space to store gear, dogs, or whatever -Large hard sided dry place to sleep in stealth mode on long trips or while camping What I don't like.... -Loading things in...
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    If Jeep offered more choices.....

    I was going to make this a poll, but decided to just open it up for discussion...... If Jeep offered more engine options in the JK Wrangler (basically anything in there current inventory) what would you choose and why? Let's try and keep this semi-realistic, the 6cyl Cummins will not fit in...
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    Easter JEEP Safari picture thread 2012

    Since its a JEEP event I thought this would be the best place? Anyways, my album is here.... http://s125.photobucket.com/albums/p60/Metcalfphoto/easter%20jeep%20safari%202012/ Some thoughts..... Coolest Jeep at the event in my opinion ( for the 2nd year running! ). I saw it last year...
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