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Casual Overlander

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by vtmactech, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Sep 29, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    vtmactech

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    I'm working on building a casual overland rig. Don't have the time or interest in a true hardcore overland rig but do want to be able to go off grid for a week or 2 at a time. It will need to return to commuter and be work ready so everything will need to be quick detachable.

    Here is my starting point. Base model regular cab 4x4 with auto. Feel lucky I was able to get a 2011 model. They had a 2012 sitting beside mine when I picked it up last Thursday and side-by-side, the 2011 was more to my liking. It came w/ minimal options, sliding window, hitch, bed mat and floor mats.

    This will be slow going but I will try to keep it updated as I change/add bits here and there.

    Yet to come:
    Cruise
    Int. Wipers
    Thule Rack (or similar)
    Roof Top Tent
    Bedslide (going to fabricate a 100% extention slide for a slide out kitchen and access to gear and water tank)
    Front bumper of some sort (currently thinking ARB but there are so many to pick from)

    Need to remove the mud flaps before they tear off.

    I'm considering a Flippac but it seems to be too limiting since this is not a dedicated overland rig.

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    Bumper on and mudflaps off.
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    Bed Rack added, RTT should be here this week.
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  2. Oct 11, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    NFK

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    nice man! keep moding!
     
  3. Oct 17, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    vtmactech

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    ARB bumper showed up today, crazy huge packaging!!! Baby steps, but will be there soon enough.

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  4. Oct 23, 2011 at 1:37 PM
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    Bumper on. Mudflaps off.

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  5. Jul 22, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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    vtmactech

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    Added Thule Xsporter for RTT.

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  6. Jul 22, 2013 at 4:09 PM
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    Skinny Rogers

    Skinny Rogers U know fish can hear u thinking just b4 u sneeze

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    Keep up the good work!
     
  7. Jul 22, 2013 at 9:38 PM
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    Love the build!! How's it ride with the bumper and no aftermarket suspension? I am getting ideas for my build, and Im contemplating getting an ARB. However Im like you just a casual overland rig is what I'm going for.
     
  8. Jul 26, 2013 at 9:23 PM
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    vtmactech

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    Ride is great considering its a SWB vehicle with 10 ply tires. Front takes highway bumps smoothly with no notable changes from stock. Just picked RTT up an hour ago, will open box and check mounting hardware out in the morning.
     
  9. Jul 27, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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    RTT is on. Mounted cross bars off center so I could mount Thule Kayak Stacker on edge, looks like it will work out fine.

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  10. Jul 27, 2013 at 6:28 PM
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  11. Jul 27, 2013 at 7:14 PM
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    Greenbean

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    That is just awesome,

    SO what makes an "Overlander?"

     
  12. Jul 27, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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    O´ver`land`er
    n. 1. One who travels over lands or countries; one who travels overland.


    To me, an "Overlander" is a vehicle used for ongoing travel, exploring, boondocking would be another term. Basically going until you run out of water, refill and move to another spot.
     
  13. Jul 28, 2013 at 3:06 PM
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    I wish I had the free time to try something like that. So do you look for lightly treaded roads or try and make your way on your own?

    Here in WNC when you start finding roads you end up on private property, lol.

    Or National Forest Property,

    Your truck looks like it's turning into a well equipped tool.

    Congrats,
     
  14. Jul 31, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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    And with the boat.

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  15. Jul 31, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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    Nice build so far!
     
  16. Jul 31, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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    255 mtr's ?
     
  17. Jul 31, 2013 at 8:14 PM
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    I think his are 245/75/16 if I'm not mistaken? I don't believe MT/R's come in 255 yet.

    EDIT - Yeah, found one of his old posts, 245/75/16.

    Matt
     
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  18. Jul 31, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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    No, stock size. 245/75/16. Only needed more traction, haven't had any issues with clearance. I do plan on 5100's up front and either a block or add-a-leaf once I get geared up and things settle. After that, if I go larger the tires will be 235/85/16
     
  19. Aug 1, 2013 at 4:09 PM
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    Makes a dandy fly swatter too.

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  20. Aug 5, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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    Larryboy Im new. and about to ask dumb questions Stand by!

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    Very nice!
     
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