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Unread 01-19-2013, 11:22 PM   #136
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Unread 01-19-2013, 11:23 PM   #137
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Unread 01-19-2013, 11:36 PM   #138
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That's the direction our JK is headed in!



Stock suspension & tires, but monstalined interior, wildboar fastback rack, PIAA lighting, and *cough*smittybilt*cough* winch.

Snorkel up next!
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Unread 01-20-2013, 12:08 AM   #139
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Typically I'm not a big fan of a lot of lights but, you've got more than your fair share while still keeping it tasteful. Nice Jeep.

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Thanks I do strive to keep it functional and aesthetically pleasing. Form and Function combined.

In a way what I'm always keeping in mind is how would the factory have done it if they set out to do a Jeep this extreme. Sorta how AEV and companies like Icon4x4 do their thing. Over-designed and functional. The important thing is the balance though. For example that front bumper on a stock Jeep would look ridiculous, but combined with the ARB rear bumper, 35" wheels, jerry cans and light bar up top, you begin to strike a balance that makes it look like it was meant to be.
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Unread 01-20-2013, 12:22 PM   #140
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Thought about building an underhood oven by building a stainless box and putting a heater core under the box. Try and use the hot engine water to heat the box. Not sure it will work but I figure Its worth a try.
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Unread 01-20-2013, 12:43 PM   #141
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That's the direction our JK is headed in!



Stock suspension & tires, but monstalined interior, wildboar fastback rack, PIAA lighting, and *cough*smittybilt*cough* winch.

Snorkel up next!
im sorry i didn't catch that last part, what did you say?

haha but that is a good looking jeep. the only thing im not wild about on islanders is the way the grills not painted uniformly
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Unread 01-20-2013, 02:26 PM   #142
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That's the direction our JK is headed in!


Stock suspension & tires, but monstalined interior, wildboar fastback rack, PIAA lighting, and *cough*smittybilt*cough* winch.

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Unread 01-20-2013, 06:16 PM   #143
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I would like to go this way as well with my cherokee. so far its already pretty good, but some way of mounting a gas can, water, supplies etc, and a way to sleep. thinking of removing the rear seat and trying to fit a twin matress back there, then have a roof cargo bag. still needs some other things like shovel, power inverter, off road lights, jack, and full size spare.





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Unread 01-21-2013, 10:32 PM   #144
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im sorry i didn't catch that last part, what did you say?

haha but that is a good looking jeep. the only thing im not wild about on islanders is the way the grills not painted uniformly
Ha ha, yeah.

The grill isn't stock, actually. I did that with the leftover Monstaliner when we did the interior. I love it, but personal preference.

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Ha ha ha, Carlos, that's hilarious.

I gotta say, though. We've put that winch through it's paces with farm-work and recovering other vehicles and it's done extremely well. With proper care and maintenance, it's really surprised me.
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Unread 01-22-2013, 01:05 AM   #145
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Ha ha ha, Carlos, that's hilarious.

I gotta say, though. We've put that winch through it's paces with farm-work and recovering other vehicles and it's done extremely well. With proper care and maintenance, it's really surprised me.
Haha yeah, honestly I have not had any problems with anything smittybilt, but I put the sticker I got from my rear flares on my girlfriends Cherokee and this ensued! I use it from time to time
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What constitutes an expedition jeep for this thread? A lot of these would just be jeeps to me. I am not trying to flame anyone but.... Just curious.
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Unread 01-22-2013, 04:24 PM   #147
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What constitutes an expedition jeep for this thread? A lot of these would just be jeeps to me. I am not trying to flame anyone but.... Just curious.
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Car Camping: Traveling in a vehicle to an established campground. *If there is a picnic table there, it is probably car camping.

Backcountry Adventure: A one-day, or multi-day off-highway trip in an adventure motorcycle or 4wd.

Overland(ing): Vehicle-supported, self-reliant adventure travel, typically exploring remote locations and interacting with other cultures.

Vehicle-Dependent Expedition: An organized, vehicle-dependent journey with a defined purpose, often geographic or scientific in nature.

Expedition Vehicle: A 4wd or adventure motorcycle prepared for self-reliant travel over long distances, through unpredictable weather and over variable terrain.

ExPo: An abbreviation of the website Expedition Portal.

Difficulty of the terrain can be defined by the*1-5 scale

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I think most people are posting saying that they want to get more into expedition style and are posting current photos.
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What constitutes an expedition jeep for this thread? A lot of these would just be jeeps to me. I am not trying to flame anyone but.... Just curious.
This type of build is a overall terrain type of build. Many people build with no real direction of goal other then big monster or a type of look. Expedition vehicles are a function over form and sort of Boy Scout type vehicle. It's not a rock crawler of mud buggy. It's there to take the driver over the land that's in front of them. They may encounter water sand rocks and mud. These jeeps or vehicles are built to get them through the terrain but not to the extreme of any of those terrains. In some instances you may try to avoid the harder areas. That could cause you to take a longer route and the vehicle is built and stocked with the stuff you need to get from point A to point B. it's prepared for different terrains and for the time it takes to traverse that terrain.
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Unread 01-22-2013, 09:48 PM   #149
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I think most people are posting saying that they want to get more into expedition style and are posting current photos.
I know the expo definition very well and have been living this life style since I bought my first jeep. I can carry up to a weeks worth of supplies for myself, but would not call it expo. My question was what constitutes an expedition jeep in this thread? Meaning, most of these jeeps are just jeeps. When I think expedition, I think a carry all mule that has the capabilities to let you live for days if not weeks with modern amenities to make your outdoor living better than just primitive camping. Since lo2ay's LJ was brought up, that is similar to what I would call expo.

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This type of build is a overall terrain type of build. Many people build with no real direction of goal other then big monster or a type of look. Expedition vehicles are a function over form and sort of Boy Scout type vehicle. It's not a rock crawler of mud buggy. It's there to take the driver over the land that's in front of them. They may encounter water sand rocks and mud. These jeeps or vehicles are built to get them through the terrain but not to the extreme of any of those terrains. In some instances you may try to avoid the harder areas. That could cause you to take a longer route and the vehicle is built and stocked with the stuff you need to get from point A to point B. it's prepared for different terrains and for the time it takes to traverse that terrain.
Once again, what you describe is a trail riding jeep. Not purpose built, but a good all around jeep without crazy tires and such. How are you all living out of these jeeps?
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Unread 01-22-2013, 10:06 PM   #150
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I just posted some photos of American Expedition Vehicles, that's all.
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