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Old November 9th, 2006, 01:03 PM
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Best/worst bang for Buck!

Thought this might be usefull and fun. Since we are generally all gear freaks, what do you consider the best accessory
bang for your dollar, and the worst (if there is such a thing). It will be fun tallying up!.

My choices:

Best Bang for buck:--->EE wide angle side mirror---cheapest & vast improvement to Rover
Worst bang for buck--> light guards-----useless, rather break a light than rip body panel


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Old November 9th, 2006, 01:45 PM
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I think my mantec rock sliders are the best. For about 325 bucks, I get the peace of mind knowing nobody can dent my door in a parking lot because the darn thing sticks out like 4 inches and plus it looked better than my dented modesty skirts.

Worst thing I ever bought were 150 dollar rubber genuine floor mats. It once made my gas pedal stick and it wears out real fast where your left heel is. Not worth the money.


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Old November 9th, 2006, 02:00 PM
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Stock brush bar

Galvanized rear third brake light, light bar
*not legal advice*
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Old November 9th, 2006, 02:24 PM
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Best Mod....1.4 t-box with GBR crawler gears. Expensive but worth every penny
Worst Mod....Hood mounted spare tire carrier
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Old November 9th, 2006, 03:18 PM
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Best mod - hood release from euro truck

Worst mod - damned Deflex crap ploy-bushings from Rovers North
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Old November 9th, 2006, 03:20 PM
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best probally Redline MTL or the BFG MT's. worst uh rockware bumper and stock springs
Poor gas mileage gets you to the best places on earth
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Old November 9th, 2006, 04:22 PM
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Best Mod: Mantec Rear Tire Carrier

Worst Mod: Light Guards. They Guard Nothing! Nothing!!!!!
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Old November 9th, 2006, 07:36 PM
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best worst

Best so far- Hella Vison Plus, outstanding visibility.
Worst - havent had any bad luck yet modding..
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Old November 9th, 2006, 09:32 PM
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Best bang for the buck: probably the auxiliary fuel tank.

Worst bang: my homemade toolbox project. I wanted a secure place to store and organize tools in back. So I bought a big Kennedy chest, with all kinds of drawers. By the time I'd filled it, the toolbox was too heavy to lift. So I sourced a set of industrial drawer slides, so I could pull the box out and access the drawers without unloading my truck. In the process of mounting everything, I accidentally drilled too deep, through the top of my gas tank. So after replacing the tank, and all the various parts, the whole project cost over $1,000. And was very ... cumbersome. Needless to say, it's gone. Very low bang for big buck.
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Old November 9th, 2006, 10:30 PM
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best mod: converting R380 to ZF, tied with 1.5" axle shafts

worst mod: Rancho shocks or K&N air filter
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Old November 9th, 2006, 10:56 PM
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Best mod: The Iroks for sure. 5 40in tires new off ebay for $1000

Worst mod: Most recently, using airshocks instead of coilovers for the rear.

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