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Unread 05-25-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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georgia: mandatory mods.

hey guys, just wondering what mods you have made to your rigs that you cannot imagine going without based on the terrain we have here locally.

i am aware this is going to be like asking your favorite beer, so feel free to explain your reason for the mod's necessity/utility/fun (yes, fun is a valid reason for a mod). so is comfort. heat and humidity can be a guiding factor with regards to that.

in summary, what makes a perfect georgia jeep for you?

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Unread 05-25-2012, 02:46 PM   #2
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bonus points for explaining what kind of use your rig sees, be it mud, rocks, or pavement only. (no judgement here.)
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Unread 05-25-2012, 04:46 PM   #3
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okay, i'll start:

mandatory modification: long range auxiliary lighting:



reason/utility: primarily in use for the long stretches of road that deer can emerge from randomly, or seeing sudden bends that would otherwise be obscured by the dark.
also likely useful for night-time offroading, but i haven't done that since i installed them. (but i want to!)

brand recommendation if any: loving the KC daylighters so far. i was sold on them because a friend of mine had them. $99 from amazon seemed a fair price.
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Unread 05-27-2012, 09:38 AM   #4
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Not for everyone out there, but.....

I have mounted one of my amateur radios to the top of the windshield frame. I have my antenna mounted for the CB radio, but haven't mounted the radio itself yet. I also have plans to mount another antenna for a ham radio that operates on some different frequencies. I'm also looking into mounting a long range cell phone booster antenna for being out in the mountains. I will see if I can get some pics uploaded!
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Unread 05-27-2012, 11:12 AM   #5
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I have mounted one of my amateur radios to the top of the windshield frame. I have my antenna mounted for the CB radio, but haven't mounted the radio itself yet. I also have plans to mount another antenna for a ham radio that operates on some different frequencies. I'm also looking into mounting a long range cell phone booster antenna for being out in the mountains. I will see if I can get some pics uploaded!
that would be badass

i have been thinking about communication a bit... still trying to plan what will work best for me. probs going to stick with CB.
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Unread 05-27-2012, 12:09 PM   #6
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I've built mine for rocks but also to drive where I need to go on the road. I think a bikini top is a must when wheeling down here. I use them because a hardtop is too damn hot and I'll most likely bust a side window out. My tire of choice is the BFG KM2. I does well in the loose soil, mud, and rocks. It has enough grab to get through the Georgia red clay but enough surface area to grip the rocks. Armor underneath is also a good thing otherwise you'll beat the crap out of anything underneath your rig. Ask me how I know. A winch and snatch block is also a good addition because in the rocky regions I wheel in there are a good many steep climbs that my winch would have an easier time with using a snatch block. Lockers of course will be a big factor too.

Pretty much not any different from anyone else depending on their wheeling style. Due to my tire height and ground clearance a little skinny pedal can go a long way. This also is a good reason for the under carriage armor.
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at the risk of sounding like an idiot, some day i will have to go out riding with some peeps and learn a few winch tricks. i don't have one yet, and no experience with them. i plan on buying one, but i need to spend money a few other directions first (given that i never get to wheel lately, much less wheeling alone).

i've been really considering the UCF t-case skid, and other armor. wanna go aluminum all the way. :]

as for tires, i may be forced to get km2s since the ta/ko are on national backorder. :/ how do they handle on the highway?
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Unread 06-12-2012, 06:22 PM   #8
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actually, first i need to acquire a day off before anything.
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