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I made sure I’m subscribed to your channel. I’ll have to watch it later.
 

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Looks great! I like that color.
Thanks! The color has really grown on me. Still kinda flashy.. but damn it's nice in the sun.

Those new wheels and tires look just perfect
I agree! Next time we have a comfortable day up here I'm gonna channel my inner you and give it a good waxing lol. Gonna forego the clay bar since I really don't want to buff it.. I'll chemically decontaminate instead.


I made sure I’m subscribed to your channel. I’ll have to watch it later.
Eh.. don't expect too much lol. It was realistically way TF too hot today to be trying to talk about anything on camera haha.

Going wheelin Sunday though.. so hopefully I can put something more entertaining together soon
 

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Video from our trip Sunday.

Gas tank skid plate did its job on a few occasions.. hung up on lower links a couple times.. Definitely want to get skids for the lower link mounts on the frame.. and probably the rear diff after that good hit 😶

Definitely forgot to take off the side steps before we went... they got dragged across some crap pretty good but held up awesome! Would of been able to get between some stuff MUCH easier if they were off... Still planning on replacing that whole setup with real deal sliders.. once budget permits.
 

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You need a manual in that thing🤨
 

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You need a manual in that thing🤨
Activating "Rock Crawl" Goat mode would be a lot cheaper/easier and is pretty close.

 

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My son is thinking about a Bronco. Can't blame him either.
 

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My son is thinking about a Bronco. Can't blame him either.

What your son needs right now is support... support and encouragement 🙂 lol
 

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Installed a Curt hitch today.. super easy.. muffler delete made it easier lol. 4 bolts and done.

Still need to buy/Install the lighting harness.. apparently there are some plug&play options nowadays that don't require splicing..

 

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What your son needs right now is support... support and encouragement 🙂 lol
My nephew works for Ford. He bought a 2d Bronco for his son. My son, however, makes more money than I do. He can easily afford to buy his own. But he's also thinking about a Maverick. He just needs to make up his mind.
 

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(Finally) registered the Bronco this morning. 1090$ -__- straight robbery.

Test fit the spare to make sure I opened up the hub bore enough... I did.... and I did a damn good job for just using a grinder lol 😆

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Took it down the road, up to 50mph. No shimmys, shakes, or wiggles... good enough!

While the spare was off I got around to Installing the 3rd brake light extention...
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....and of course it touches the rear wiper arm 🙄

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Oh well.


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Then... loaded er up for our weekend overland adventure!
 

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(Finally) registered the Bronco this morning. 1090$ -__- straight robbery.

Test fit the spare to make sure I opened up the hub bore enough... I did.... and I did a damn good job for just using a grinder lol 😆

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Took it down the road, up to 50mph. No shimmys, shakes, or wiggles... good enough!

While the spare was off I got around to Installing the 3rd brake light extention...
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....and of course it touches the rear wiper arm 🙄

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Oh well.


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Then... loaded er up for our weekend overland adventure!
Enjoy the trip!
 

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