What are YOU currently lusting after? (BOV related)

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Re: What are YOU currently lusting after? (BOV related)

Post by Quick Shot xMLx » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:54 pm

You take a low ass car and drop it 2 more inches. Incredibly useful...

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Re: What are YOU currently lusting after? (BOV related)

Post by w3rdtoyamama » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:18 am

If you needed to get away fast that'd be a good BOV. However, if youre forced off road, you're better off parking it and not ruining it by trying to make it.

On topic: Full sized diesel truck (dodge or ford), offroad BOV (other than my truck).
Wouldnt mind a decent sized popup camper. Fits 6 people, I'd have 3 at most. Its compact and doesnt take up a whole lot of room. If only I had the money.
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Re: What are YOU currently lusting after? (BOV related)

Post by Tater Raider » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:08 pm

Who needs to go through a ditch when you can fly over it?

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Re: What are YOU currently lusting after? (BOV related)

Post by RickOShea » Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:59 pm

Tater Raider wrote:Who needs to go through a ditch when you can fly over it?
Or over a gorge with a collapsed bridge like Sonny and Ski.
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Re: What are YOU currently lusting after? (BOV related)

Post by NT2C » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:44 pm

Since the thread title is "BOV Related", and there's already a thread for complete BOV's, I'll restrict myself to things I'd like to add to my BOV...

Right now, one thing I need/want to do is work on the electrical system. I want to add a second HO alternator, shore power, solar panels on the roof (with charge controller), and a bank of four AGM batteries in one of the side boxes. All total it'll cost me about $2,000 in materials, and I just can't afford that right now.
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Re: What are YOU currently lusting after? (BOV related)

Post by Big Boy » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:26 am

Lamborghini LM002. Originally designed for the military.

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Post by Sāj » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:39 pm

My current plans for a BOV/Fun vehicle is very similar to this:
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A low center of gravity built XJ with 37" Bias Baja Claw Tires tires on re-centered hummer beadlocks (with rubber runflats instead of magnesium) on full size axles (probably Dana 44 and Dana 60). A custom built front and rear four link with custom design dual spring coilovers with airbags up top for forced articulation/ground clearance. The vehicle will ride at about a 3.5" lift but when the bags are fully inflated can have up to 8-9" of lift. This is really only used to help overcome obstacles. The vehicle is designed to have full articulation at 3.5" of lift. Like this:
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Except it can be used on an incline to keep the vehicle level. A custom tire inflation unit in each wheel designed to be able to change tire pressures on the fly. Also it would have a Cummins 4BT. Reinforced doors/rock armor (mostly meant for rocks but if it can stop/slow bullets then thats a plus. :) ). A flat bottom unibody for ground clearance. A camping lab roof rack with roof top tent. Custom made exo frame to go around the roof top tent and hold a spare tire. The rear hatch area will have a 2 secure pull out drawers to house firearms for transport. The stock fuel tank will be replaced by a fuel cell with an interior fill spout (it will stop any people from trying to siphon gas and it will be easier to fabricate). And to top it off OR-Fab front (with custom stinger and warn XD9000i winch) and rear bumpers. The vehicle will be painted in a dazzle camo pattern I designed using light tan, light brown, light grey and white.

Sadly this is going to take a long time before it is completed as I haven't even purchased the Cherokee yet (I am planning to purchase one this spring). Overall this is mostly just meant to be my daily that I can take offroad, the BOV duties are . As it sits right now, I don't have a BOL, I live in the suburbs and don't really need a BOV.

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Re: What are YOU currently lusting after? (BOV related)

Post by NT2C » Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:18 pm

This... :)

http://www.truckntow.com/pc-25714-14709 ... guard.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by jimdawg » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:45 pm

roOism wrote:I've really been digging the "off-road van" concept lately.
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Considering there are 5 children and my gf I have to look after, I would go this route too. The only other way I would consider something else if I got a pair of these. One for me and one for the gf...
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Post by phractal » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:03 pm

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Where'd my oh there it is go?.... Dang.

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Re: What are YOU currently lusting after? (BOV related)

Post by 88sport » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:18 pm

To have my '88 dakota refitted with a 4BT and 5 speed tranny done by Johnathon Goodwin. if you don't know who he is, here is an article to get an idea of what he does:

http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/120 ... page=0%2C0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Then, I want it lifted a few inches and slide some 30's under it. I also want to have some rack fabbed up that you can slide onto the side of the bed and use to store jerry cans on. I also want a slide-in camper made for the truck. oh, also, i would do the engine and other stuff as part of a frame-up redo of my rig the way i want it done. i want front and rear road-armor style brushguards and bumpers. i want a programmer, i want lots of MPGs, yada yada yada. it actually makes me depressed thinking about the fact that i can't afford any of this and a girlfriend.
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Post by driftking777 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:57 am

Picture my buddy took while over in afghan. Its an AUV, It's basically a 55,000 pound fully armored quad cab pickup, with a Caterpillar C13 engine and an Allison 4500 transmission, AxleTech axles and a Cushman Transfer Case....very very cool.

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Re: What are YOU currently lusting after? (BOV related)

Post by NT2C » Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:37 pm

driftking777 wrote:Picture my buddy took while over in afghan. Its an AUV, It's basically a 55,000 pound fully armored quad cab pickup, with a Caterpillar C13 engine and an Allison 4500 transmission, AxleTech axles and a Cushman Transfer Case....very very cool.

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And your very own armored fuel tanker to accompany it? You'll need one. :mrgreen:
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Re: What are YOU currently lusting after? (BOV related)

Post by Hoppy » Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:20 am

KJ4VOV wrote:
driftking777 wrote:Picture my buddy took while over in afghan. Its an AUV, It's basically a 55,000 pound fully armored quad cab pickup, with a Caterpillar C13 engine and an Allison 4500 transmission, AxleTech axles and a Cushman Transfer Case....very very cool.

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And your very own armored fuel tanker to accompany it? You'll need one. :mrgreen:
or a devoted following to push it :mrgreen:
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Post by skelco » Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:36 am

these guys are doing some cool stuff, spendy though
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Post by MaconCJ7 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:38 am

I plan on putting those weapons mounts on my Jeep.

http://www.pof-usa.net/jeepuav/pofjeepuav.htm
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Re: What are YOU currently lusting after? (BOV related)

Post by azrael99 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:24 am

unrealistically ?

my old army armored vehicle i used to drive back when i was in the army
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more realistically ?

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Re: What are YOU currently lusting after? (BOV related)

Post by Aikidoka » Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:54 pm

2" Old Man Emu lift for my FJ. Then of course 33" BFG All Terrain TA's
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Post by lailr » Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:18 pm

azrael99 wrote:
a deuce and half
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*******this
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lailr wrote: *******this
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Ditto. Except I like the bobbed ones better.
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Post by Omega Storm » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:20 am

i have been looking at a Saxon AT105 APC for a while.
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Post by Confucius » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:49 pm

Omega Storm wrote:i have been looking at a Saxon AT105 APC for a while.
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Post by DarkandShiny » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:16 pm

All of the vehicles that I'd like to buy are unavailable in the US. I normally don't rail against government regulations but our vehicle import laws are totally ridiculous.
Since I have 3 kids and my wife wants one more I need lots of passenger space but don't necessarily want to drive a suburban. I also love the current 1VD-FTV 4.5 liter diesel that toyota puts into their LandCruisers in every country on earth except the US and Canada. I'll take a 200 series or a 70 series. Here are a couple glamour shots.
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Post by Czechnology » Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:32 pm

DarkandShiny wrote:All of the vehicles that I'd like to buy are unavailable in the US. I normally don't rail against government regulations but our vehicle import laws are totally ridiculous.
Since I have 3 kids and my wife wants one more I need lots of passenger space but don't necessarily want to drive a suburban. I also love the current 1VD-FTV 4.5 liter diesel that toyota puts into their LandCruisers in every country on earth except the US and Canada. I'll take a 200 series or a 70 series. Here are a couple glamour shots.
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