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Old 10-01-2013, 03:04 AM   #1
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Default Jeep Bug-out Vehicle - off-road 4X4

I traded in my car for a new Jeep Wrangler. One of the primary reasons was to have an off-road bug-out capability that I didn't have before. Pics and initial mods...

4X4 Trail Rated, trailer tow package, 32" tires, LSD rear axle...



Off-road 13" antennae



Rugged Ridge grab handles for all 4 doors



Trailer Hitch Cover... Jeep!



Custom Fit Weathertech Floormats



McGuard wheel lock on the bottom lug makes it less easy to steal the spare tire



Mopar Locking Gas Cap... to be installed

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Old 10-01-2013, 03:48 AM   #2
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Now you'll just spend all your money trying to make it into a Rubicon to be a truly off-road bug-out vehicle. Have fun with it!

I'll stick with my PowerWagon,it's a Jeep on steroids.

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Now you'll just spend all your money trying to make it into a Rubicon to be a truly off-road bug-out vehicle. Have fun with it!

I'll stick with my PowerWagon,it's a Jeep on steroids.

I'll go with a 60's or 70's model FSJ or International with no electronics to fry in an EMP burst!
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Nice Jeep. I had a CJ5 as a teenager and I still love jeeps to this day. Now I'm going to share a valuable lesson and saying that I learned when I was young. "All 4WD is for is to get you a couple of miles further in the woods before you get stuck!"

The one thing I would suggest you add is a wench. Don't worry anything else.

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Nice Jeep. I had a CJ5 as a teenager and I still love jeeps to this day. Now I'm going to share a valuable lesson and saying that I learned when I was young. "All 4WD is for is to get you a couple of miles further in the woods before you get stuck!"

The one thing I would suggest you add is a wench. Don't worry anything else.
I agree it is a very nice JEEP. I also agree about adding a wench, in fact a couple of wenches and a winch would be excellent additions!

(sorry I couldn't resist!)
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I really don't worry about EMP's,if we ever have to bug out,there will be bigger things to worry about. Besides,If that happens,I'll just throw a saddle on one of the 4 legged jeeps,and if things get really bad,at least I can eat them.

Yeah,If you plan on doing any serious off roading,you really need to at least have a front winch,and front/rear lockers as well as plenty of gear to use with the winch-straps/ground anchors/high lift jack/and on board air compressor.

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I'm researching all about it. That's what I'm hearing is that a winch is most important for difficult level trails.

What do you think about this article on EMPs and vehicles??
http://ezinearticles.com/?Is-Your-Bug-Out-Vehicle-EMP-PROOF?&id=5619926

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Still got the same Honda Shadow from 2009, it'll probably kick the bucket when I do.

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I really don't worry about EMP's,if we ever have to bug out,there will be bigger things to worry about. Besides,If that happens,I'll just throw a saddle on one of the 4 legged jeeps,and if things get really bad,at least I can eat them.

Yeah,If you plan on doing any serious off roading,you really need to at least have a front winch,and front/rear lockers as well as plenty of gear to use with the winch-straps/ground anchors/high lift jack/and on board air compressor.
That is highly dependent on the terrain. Sounds like you like to play around in Moab.
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I traded in my car for a new Jeep Wrangler. One of the primary reasons was to have an off-road bug-out capability that I didn't have before. Pics and initial mods...

4X4 Trail Rated, trailer tow package, 32" tires, LSD rear axle...

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Rugged Ridge grab handles for all 4 doors

Trailer Hitch Cover... Jeep!

Custom Fit Weathertech Floormats

McGuard wheel lock on the bottom lug makes it less easy to steal the spare tire

Mopar Locking Gas Cap... to be installed
Beautiful!!!!! I'm gonna upgrade my KK to a 4 door wrangler in a couple of years. Have to add the rear facing bench seat on to it to have enough room for 2 car seats and a couple of older kids as well.
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