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Old 09-22-2014, 08:58 PM
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Default Overland Fx4 build

I've been lurking on this forum for a while now and it's time i post my build. I purchased a 2007 FX4 Level II a while back with the intent of making it into an overland/expedition rig.

Here's the truck the day I drove it home, bone stock.



First I added a CB and a scanner, antenna was a 3 foot firestick and I plastidipped the rims black, it's held up so far but I may have to paint the rims eventually.




After running the firestick for awhile i decided to upgrade to a 9 foot whip antenna that I would tie down in the same style as something you might see on a humvee or CUCV. I also upgraded to 33x10.5 BFG all terrains, added an expo roofrack and a pair of KC daylighters.



I used one flood and one spot lens on the daylighters



Switches for the lights



My rig with all the mods
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2007 FX4 Level II set up for light trails and mild overland travel. Lifted and locked, 33x10.5 Bfg AT, on board air, rigid d2 pods, cb radio w/ 4 foot firestik, Gear seat covers, rear bumper hi-lift mount, and sway bar removed.

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Old 09-22-2014, 08:59 PM
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White rangers <3
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:05 PM
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nice truck... subing to see what you build
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:09 PM
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:35 PM
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Next I picked up an ARE camper shell for the ranger so that I could carry more gear on trips and have somewhere to sleep without packing a tent. I also added lightweight roof basket to the camper.



I plan to only use the camper on trips and otherwise to just run my bed cover. I also added a set of limb risers, a really useful and easy mod to do in order to keep branches and such off of the windshield on those tight trails.



Here's the rig when I have the camper off. I have some more mods on the way, having just ordered a pair of 6 inch rigid E series led's and I plan to fabricate some kind of mount for my hi lift. I'll make sure to take more pictures of the interior setup and some of the other things I add.



Close up of the risers, and my subtle district 9 reference
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2007 FX4 Level II set up for light trails and mild overland travel. Lifted and locked, 33x10.5 Bfg AT, on board air, rigid d2 pods, cb radio w/ 4 foot firestik, Gear seat covers, rear bumper hi-lift mount, and sway bar removed.

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Old 09-22-2014, 09:52 PM
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Thanks for the support! Hopefully i'll be able to get the rest of the stuff done this week and crank my t bars as well
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2007 FX4 Level II set up for light trails and mild overland travel. Lifted and locked, 33x10.5 Bfg AT, on board air, rigid d2 pods, cb radio w/ 4 foot firestik, Gear seat covers, rear bumper hi-lift mount, and sway bar removed.

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Old 09-23-2014, 05:12 AM
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someone robbed your oem shifter!
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:43 AM
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Lol we changed it I know it's weird but I don't like the chrome
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2007 FX4 Level II set up for light trails and mild overland travel. Lifted and locked, 33x10.5 Bfg AT, on board air, rigid d2 pods, cb radio w/ 4 foot firestik, Gear seat covers, rear bumper hi-lift mount, and sway bar removed.
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:14 PM
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How the truck sits today, i did some work on the camper, extended my roof basket, and installed the light bars.
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2007 FX4 Level II set up for light trails and mild overland travel. Lifted and locked, 33x10.5 Bfg AT, on board air, rigid d2 pods, cb radio w/ 4 foot firestik, Gear seat covers, rear bumper hi-lift mount, and sway bar removed.
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:26 PM
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Looks good. I need a topper for winter
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Old 09-29-2014, 09:00 PM
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Thanks bro! Yeah i put mine on whenever I plan to go out overlanding or camping, ill need to put up pics of the interior setup once it's finished, I have a removable carpet that I made and some other stuff...
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2007 FX4 Level II set up for light trails and mild overland travel. Lifted and locked, 33x10.5 Bfg AT, on board air, rigid d2 pods, cb radio w/ 4 foot firestik, Gear seat covers, rear bumper hi-lift mount, and sway bar removed.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:06 PM
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Took a short trip out into the Texas hill country to do a little wheeling and shooting last weekend, the last hill climb was pretty steep with a lot of loose sand (it was near a river bed) and my open front diff made it a bit of a challenge







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2007 FX4 Level II set up for light trails and mild overland travel. Lifted and locked, 33x10.5 Bfg AT, on board air, rigid d2 pods, cb radio w/ 4 foot firestik, Gear seat covers, rear bumper hi-lift mount, and sway bar removed.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:18 PM
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This is pretty much exactly what I'm looking for. A manual FX4 to turn into an Expedition rig.
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:23 PM
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What's your sleeping setup in the bed? Have you built a platform, or are you just putting a cot/matress back there?
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:48 PM
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Sick truck!
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