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Old 07-30-2016, 04:36 AM   #1
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Hi all,
I am wanting to build a overland adventure rig out of my Subaru XV. I am considering the following stages for the mods necessary for an on road off road rig with living out of the vehicle for several weeks.

Stage 1: protection
Bash guards

Stage 2: Racks
Hitch mount to carry: 2 spare full size tires, 40L water, 40L fuel
Roof rack mount: canoe, 2 bicycles, 140L dry bag

Stage 4 Lifestyle
Portable fridge, tent, sleeping bags, stove, cookware

Stage 5 Lighting
20in, 2 X 40in rigid industry light bars, upgraded fogs

Stage 6 wheels and suspension
16in wheels with big all terrains, 2in lift

Stage 7 Safety and recovery
warn bumper winch, full med trauma kit, mantrax

I am in the planning phase right now and would greatly appreciate any advice on any part of the above mentioned stages so I can build up the best overland rig.
Thanks to all
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Old 07-30-2016, 12:21 PM   #2
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Skid plates and some additional exterior protection are definitely a must! It would suck for one bad animal crossing the road or a medium-sized rock to ruin your trip. Some rock sliders should also be considered.

You may want to consider bringing some signaling devices (such as highway flares), jump starter and/or jumper cables, basic tool kit, and some more...


Heck, let me show you my kit here:

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Skid plates and some additional exterior protection are definitely a must! It would suck for one bad animal crossing the road or a medium-sized rock to ruin your trip. Some rock sliders should also be considered.

You may want to consider bringing some signaling devices (such as highway flares), jump starter and/or jumper cables, basic tool kit, and some more...


Heck, let me show you my kit here:


Thanks . im glad you shared this. im going over stuff to take with me on my first trip out. nothing crazy mostly maintained dirt roads in central California but i would still rather be safe than sorry. thanks for sharing
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Hi all,
I am wanting to build a overland adventure rig out of my Subaru XV. I am considering the following stages for the mods necessary for an on road off road rig with living out of the vehicle for several weeks.

Stage 1: protection
Bash guards

Stage 2: Racks
Hitch mount to carry: 2 spare full size tires, 40L water, 40L fuel
Roof rack mount: canoe, 2 bicycles, 140L dry bag

Stage 4 Lifestyle
Portable fridge, tent, sleeping bags, stove, cookware

Stage 5 Lighting
20in, 2 X 40in rigid industry light bars, upgraded fogs

Stage 6 wheels and suspension
16in wheels with big all terrains, 2in lift

Stage 7 Safety and recovery
warn bumper winch, full med trauma kit, mantrax

I am in the planning phase right now and would greatly appreciate any advice on any part of the above mentioned stages so I can build up the best overland rig.
Thanks to all
Armin
Did you get anything yet?
Curious what you went with and your opinion on the products.
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Old 08-28-2017, 01:11 PM   #5
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Right now my car has primitive racing front mid and rear bash guards and a Cobb short throw shifter kit installed. I do gave a good camping setup and am looking at roof rack options now. I am trying to build up my car slowly so that I can spread out both spending and my needs.
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