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Old September 24th, 2010, 05:46 AM
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I've actually had it out 4 or five times. I wheeled it in CO and Moab in June, did some GWNF trails in July, and Canada last April. I plan on just enjoying it and bouncing between MAR, Uwaharrie, and RC.
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Coming to the end of the project (yeah, right). Installed a MudUK rear door panel, Terrafirma caster corrected radius arms with new bushes, KAM HD rear shafts, and HD drive flanges at all 4 corners. Also finished the auxillary air tank install using a 4 gallon stainless tank.
What are the dimensions of that tank? Does it hang down and need protection? Curious because I had a fun time getting my 2.5 gallon tucked up tight...
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Old September 24th, 2010, 12:44 PM
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You took it to Moab?? What trails did you do? Were you happy with its performance? Any photos to share? Surprised you haven't mentioned that at all until now. I'm bummed to not be going to Moab this fall for the National. Guessing you trailered it out there?
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Old September 24th, 2010, 04:12 PM
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You took it to Moab?? What trails did you do? Were you happy with its performance? Any photos to share? Surprised you haven't mentioned that at all until now. I'm bummed to not be going to Moab this fall for the National. Guessing you trailered it out there?
Went with a buddy's CO Jeep club for a long weekend and did Chicken Corners, Elephant Hill, Copper Ridge, Crystal Geyser, Seven Mile Rim, and Dome Plateau IIRC. Mostly 2 and 3 level trails, nothing crazy. Also did some camping and mountain biking. Definitely had to trailer it - that's a long drive!
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Old September 24th, 2010, 09:43 PM
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What are the dimensions of that tank? Does it hang down and need protection? Curious because I had a fun time getting my 2.5 gallon tucked up tight...
Remember I have a 110, so more space underneath. Mine tucks nicely lengthwise under the truck between the exhaust and driveshaft. The tank is roughly 30" long and 10" in diameter.
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Old September 29th, 2010, 10:54 AM
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Spent the better part of two days fabricating some rear corner protectors. I agonized for a long time over the design, but in the end decided to use a design similar to the Equipe ones. I used 2" DOM .25 wall tube and 1/4" steel plate. The frame outriggers are 1-1/2" DOM .165 wall tube. I welded a tube to the frame and the outrigger slides in to it.

The protectors follow the body lines and include a jack point and a mount for my rear air line.
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Old November 29th, 2010, 08:40 AM
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While at Rausch Creek my front SG diff guard fell off whilst wheeling a rock pile and I bashed my front diff. So what better time to install a Rovertracks diff guard. I also bent up and welded on an integral axle/diff skid plate to further protect things.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 10:10 AM
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Jonathan,
Are you still running the 315/75R16 tires on the Wolf rims ?
How are you liking it ?
(we were looking for those 'unobtanium' 255/100R16 michies and this is looking like a much more viable alternative)

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Old December 6th, 2010, 10:42 AM
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Jonathan,
Are you still running the 315/75R16 tires on the Wolf rims ?
How are you liking it ?
(we were looking for those 'unobtanium' 255/100R16 michies and this is looking like a much more viable alternative)

Thanks,
Frank
I love the KM2s. For the 315s I am running 1.5" spacers and a 5" lift to clear them though.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 11:19 AM
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Thanks for the fast reply.
Really like this Rover

We have the spacers. A 5" lift to clear those tires is certainly something to cause me to think further. Thank you for clarifying that.

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I love the KM2s. For the 315s I am running 1.5" spacers and a 5" lift to clear them though.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 11:39 AM
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Let me clarify a little. The 315s fit on a 2-3" lift, but will rub when turning unless you adjust your stops. They seemed to tuck nicely under the fenders. When I added spacers to improve turning radius that pushed the tires outsides the flares, thus requiring more lift. With 5" of lift everything now works and looks good.

More lift also requires some suspension mods, so keep that in mind.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 12:03 PM
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Understood. Thanks, again.
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Let me clarify a little. The 315s fit on a 2-3" lift, but will rub when turning unless you adjust your stops. They seemed to tuck nicely under the fenders. When I added spacers to improve turning radius that pushed the tires outsides the flares, thus requiring more lift. With 5" of lift everything now works and looks good.

More lift also requires some suspension mods, so keep that in mind.
5 in lift, are you using rovertym springs? How are the manners on the road with the 5 in lift?
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Old December 14th, 2010, 09:35 PM
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5 in lift, are you using rovertym springs? How are the manners on the road with the 5 in lift?
I'm using the MM4x4 (UK) 5" lift kit. To my knowledge, no one is making a 5" 110 rear spring, so I had to use 2" spacers. The kit - http://www.mm-4x4.com/5-super-lift-k...ver-3485-p.asp - has everything you need. I just built my own similar suspension.

Surprisingly, the truck drives awesome and I have no issues. I think stiffer shocks help keep the truck level in corners and I have almost no body roll. I don't even have sway bars.
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Installed the Rotopax mount and fuel cans last week. I really like these cans. They are simple, plastic, 1 or 2 gallon cans with internal spouts. The cans mount through the middle with a rotary handle that locks. I mounted two 2 gallon cans. I could also mount a 2 gallon water can.

I also built a custom rear drawer for all my gear. It's 30"x30"x12" and built from 1" 16ga square tube and angle iron, skinned in aluminum diamond plate. To save weight, the drawer itself is a steel frame with wood bottom and sides. The exterior is finished in bed liner.
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I also built a custom rear drawer for all my gear. It's 30"x30"x12" and built from 1" 16ga square tube and angle iron, skinned in aluminum diamond plate. To save weight, the drawer itself is a steel frame with wood bottom and sides.
Why did you choose those dimensions? Seems odd to loose a few inches on each side and then not have it be level with the wheel arches. Curious about your design rationale. Is it a function of the slide out drawer width v back door opening?
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Looks cool. What ever happened to the NAS 110 you were restoring to sell?
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Looks cool. What ever happened to the NAS 110 you were restoring to sell?
It got sold from under us!
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Why did you choose those dimensions? Seems odd to loose a few inches on each side and then not have it be level with the wheel arches. Curious about your design rationale. Is it a function of the slide out drawer width v back door opening?
30x30 allows it to slide in the back of the truck and clear the door hardware and allow for longer gear to sit along side it. I chose 30" deep so I can fit a trunk between it and the rear seats.

I wanted it level with the fenderwells, but that would have made the drawer itself only 7" deep. By going 12" that created "pockets" on the wells for gear to sit. Believe me, it makes sense in my Rover fantasy world.

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Are you still involved in buying and selling trucks?
I am, rare, exotic, and muscle cars. Somewhere in there are Rovers.
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