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Well here's my rig so far:) Still a lot more planned!

Pro outdoor photographer so shooting for a great balance between overland, rock crawling and hwy comfort as I am doing all three non-stop.


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  • Clayton Offroad 3.5 premium lift (+3/4 spacers)

  • Falconshocks 3.3 SP2 and Speedbumps

  • BFG KM3 39s

  • TR Beadlock wheels

  • PSC cylinder assist big bore JT steering kit

  • Nitrogears 5.13s
  • Artec Industries truss and gusset
  • Dana nickle chromoly axle shafts
  • Metalcloak diff covers/skids
  • Synergy tie rod/draglink
  • Claytonoffroad fad and LCA skids

  • Adams Driveshaft 1350 front/rear

  • M.O.R.E. full belly and sway disconnect skids

  • Gentletent USA inflatable RTT

  • Heretic Studio lightbar/ditch/fog lights

  • RockJock Antirocks front and rear

  • Frontrunner Outfitters Slimline II roofrack

  • RCI Offroad half bed rack

  • Warn Zeon 10-S winch

  • RockSlide Eng slider/steps with additional armor and rocker guards

  • American Adventure Lab fender chop kit and fender liners


Fabfours front bumper
Custom made rear bumper
Z Automotive Tazer mini
ARB dual air compressor
813fabrication ARB engine bay mount
ARB tred pro traction boards
Factor55 ultrahook
Speedflate 4 tire inflation system
Rotopax fuel canisters
Gear America shackles
Invictus Offroad molle/handles
Access tonneau cover


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Dan_Ballard_Offroad

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Love this, i went a similar path. Just curious, What was the reason for the spacers?
Thanks, absolutely love this thing!

Just to get a bit of extra ground clearance.

After talking to several very serious crawlers, and based on my own experience, I am pretty confident a little extra height is more important than lower center of gravity on these things for crawling due to the length.

It's about 5 1/4" up front which has been perfect.
 

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Nice ride! You should write up a review of the inflatable rtt, that looks like a cool concept and I see your Jeep in a bunch of their product pictures, I'm sure folks would love to learn more about it.
 
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Nice ride! You should write up a review of the inflatable rtt, that looks like a cool concept and I see your Jeep in a bunch of their product pictures, I'm sure folks would love to learn more about it.
Thanks!! That's a great idea. I will most likely do that at some point.

In short, I really love it. Being able to full on wheel without worring about it is so damn nice. I'm honestly surprised more people don't have one.
 

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Nice rig! More pics!
 

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Well here's my rig so far:) Still a lot more planned!

Pro outdoor photographer so shooting for a great balance between overland, rock crawling and hwy comfort as I am doing all three none stop.


IMG_20201221_085006_356.jpg


IMG_20201222_092921_758.jpg



  • Clayton Offroad 3.5 premium lift (+3/4 spacers)

  • Falconshocks 3.3 SP2 and Speedbumps

  • BFG KM3 39s

  • TR Beadlock wheels

  • PSC cylinder assist big bore JT steering kit

  • Nitrogears 5.13s
  • Artec Industries truss and gusset
  • Dana nickle chromoly axle shafts
  • Metalcloak diff covers/skids
  • Synergy tie rod/draglink
  • Claytonoffroad fad and LCA skids

  • Adams Driveshaft 1350 front/rear

  • M.O.R.E. full belly and sway disconnect skids

  • Gentletent USA inflatable RTT

  • Heretic Studio lightbar/ditch/fog lights

  • Frontrunner Outfitters Slimline II roofrack

  • RCI Offroad half bed rack

  • Warn Zeon 10-S winch

  • RockSlide Eng slider/steps with additional armor and rocker guards

  • American Adventure Lab fender chop kit and fender liners


Fabfours front bumper
Custom made rear bumper
Z Automotive Tazer mini
ARB dual air compressor
813fabrication ARB engine bay mount
ARB tred pro traction boards
Factor55 ultrahook
Speedflate 4 tire inflation system
Rotopax fuel canisters
Gear America shackles
Invictus Offroad molle/handles
Access tonneau cover


IMG_20201209_091333_000.jpg


IMG_20201216_091827_655.jpg


IMG_20201109_072031_845.jpg


IMG_20201215_102439_888.jpg


IMG_20201228_083900_666.jpg


DB-201201-colorado-07709-HDR.jpg


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Beautiful rig. Way to represent the JTOs. I would love to do some of this but it looks like the cost of my truck in mods. More pics would be great. Thanks.
 
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Beautiful rig. Way to represent the JTOs. I would love to do some of this but it looks like the cost of my truck in mods. More pics would be great. Thanks.
Thanks, yeah, they are stupid expensive! I'm pretty lucky and have traded a bunch of it for images. Also bought quite a bit on Craigslist. But still, have spent way too much...
 
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That should be in magazines.
Thanks again, I have a few magazine articles and features coming up soon. Taking pics for them now which is why I have so many.
 

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