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Old 01-15-2009, 10:29 PM   #1
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What are the top 10 best things you've added to your SMB?

Ok, list from 1-10 or 10-1, number 1 being the absolute best thing you've added.

All listed items must be things YOU added or had added. Nothing from a previous owner, nothing from SMB at build time (although going back and having SMB add it is OK).

If you can't make it to 10, that's cool, just go as high as you can!

This is for fun, so keep the discussion to a minimum.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:36 PM   #2
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1. Deaver Springs
2. Toyo 307/70/16 Mud TA
3. Blue Sea Separator
4. Reflectix liners
5. Memory Foam from Costco
6. Rubber drip mats
7. LED Lights
8. 2nd 4D Battery
9. Xantrex Invertor
10. Lynx Levelers

The only reason the Deavers are above the Toyos is because without them the ride on E rated tires would be murder.

The fantastic fan would be #3, but it was added by the PO.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:46 AM   #3
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1.) Caster shims
2.) Rod-end track bar
3.) BIG air horn
4.) Outside shovel mount behind spare tire
5.) Weather-tech floor mats
6.) Scangauge

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Old 01-16-2009, 10:14 AM   #4
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1) GPS / computer for maps
2) keyless entry
3) Scangauge
4) rear spare tire carrier reinforcement
5) aux-input device for Ford radio
6) eggcrate foam & custom-sewed sheets for penthouse bed
7) front hitch
8) bins to replace cutlery drawer in side-door cabinet
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:10 AM   #5
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Re: What are the top 10 best things you've added to your SMB

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Ok, list from 1-10 or 10-1, number 1 being the absolute best thing you've added.

All listed items must be things YOU added or had added. Nothing from a previous owner, nothing from SMB at build time (although going back and having SMB add it is OK).

If you can't make it to 10, that's cool, just go as high as you can!

This is for fun, so keep the discussion to a minimum.

Oh, this is going to be fun , how about less then 20 items?

In order of effectiveness and importance, here are my RestoMods for an old babied re-vamped 96 Quigley 4x4:

1. Hi-res Rearview License Plate Cam with Front 7inch Rearview LCD Mirror/Monitor - I can See! When I backup!

2. Summer Heat Control: Adhesive Heat Shields and Heat Wraps and Kevlar Tube wraps for strategic area's: Protect Key Electrical Wirings near manifolds, protection for transmission lines. 15-30% cooler.

3. Summer Heat Control: Tubulator DeRale Transmission Pan Cover and new Stainless Exhaust with Heat Shield. 15-30% cooler.

4. Rebuilt "BulletProof" Transmission - E40D with steel planetaries and new Transgo shift kit.

5. HellRoaring Dual Starter Battery Isolator / Combiner with Optima Blue Top Marine that auto load balance charge between two batteries (Second Dual Battery is a heavy duty Optima Group 31). Auto Battery Load balancing and backup.

6. Suspension Improvemnts: Taller and Beefier SuperSpring Heavy Duty Coil Springs for Front and Bilsteins all around; Deaver Leaf Springs. Better handling and road feel. Bump Stop Travel increased from 1" to 3 or more Inches for an old Quigley!

7. Custom Differential Covers - Front Cover is Hard bash proof Cast Iron and back cover is a well ventilated version.

8. House Power: TrippLite Powerverter and 8D AGM Marine Battery; Link10 Voltage/Amp Gauge and a low amp Microwave.

9. Entertainment: Custom Made Cabinets for HD Directv DVR(1 Terabyte) / PS3 / 64bit Notebook, 22 Inch LCD monitors with PIP; Ram mounted. Trucker Cell antenna with Cell Amp for Datacard (EVDO-Rev A)

10. Kyocera 130 Watt SolarPanels(2 of them) with MorningStar Charge controller making up to 14 amps to top off 8D House AGM Battery.

11. Installed new Transferflow 46 Gallon Gas Tank with improvised 97 Fuel Assembly with a new 96 Fuel pump. Additional usage of spare fuel port with additional electric pump and switch with custom Fuel Filler for fueling up the DirtBikes.

12. Scangauge and Gauge Pillar pod with Digital Gauges (RPM,Trans Temp, Engine Temp - I can read the temps!), RAM-Mounted Tablet PC up in front for GPS Navigation, Internet and Music

13. Comfy Foam Bed for Penthouse Bed and Fitted NoSeeEms Mosquito Net

14. Custom Bumper and Winch

15. ViaAir Air Tank and Air Compressor (Atomic)

16. Eagle Alloy Wheels and BFG Tires(I've had no issues)

17. Re-Do of House Floor Area with durable waterproof Allure Walnut Trafficmaster Panels

Those are the major ones. Maybe we can add pics from the past to this. Could be a nice This-Is-MY-Project Thread..

I think there should be another list for Things-that-work-and-has-kept-working Thread too: Like my ICE Cold Fridge -Dometic 4C 3way (Propane,Battery, and 110Vt); which has taken a beating with the 4x4ing and it still works and works..
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:34 AM   #6
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1. Second 4-D battery.
2. Reinforced Aluminess hinges on rear bumper and custom box.
3. Stereo upgraded to a Kenwood. Added Amp, and hook ups for
I-Pod, & Hands Free phone.
4. Sound proofing/heat shielding to refrigerator, dog house and
doors.
5. Garmin hard mounted to driver side window.
6. Custom gauges
7. Custom transmission pan.
8. MPPT solar controller.
9. External portable solar panel and hookup.
10. Espar heater timer.
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:37 AM   #7
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1 - Backup Camera (displays in rear view mirror)
2 - Replaced stock 245/75/16 wheels/tires with 285/75/16 Nitto Terra Grapplers and AR Mojave wheels
3 - Interlocking foam squares - I cut them to fit our floor plan. They provide great floor protection, insulation, are comfortable, dogs love them, just remove and hose down...all for $15
4 - Scangauge
5 - Fiamma 45 awning - was incredibly useful in the rainy conditions during a 2 week trip to the pacific north west.
6 - Thule Slipstream Kayak Rack
7 - PIAA driving lights, although I've only used them a couple of times
8 - Remote weather station - it is so nice to see the outside temp in the morning
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:20 PM   #8
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1 - Hella Tire Pressure Management System

2 - Two non-skid Safety Step Stools to help dogs and humans get in and out of the cargo doors

3 - Kelty Carport side awning, replacing Fianna awning.

4 - Baja box and Thule bike rack replacing Baja Basket

5 - Cobb Charcoal Grill which fits in the Baja Box along with coals and wood.

6 - Scangauge

7 - Winebox for refreshments which fits in the cargo door cabinet.
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:28 PM   #9
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Ours basically came how we wanted it. But top three would be..

1. Baja 540C GPS
2. Mombasa Awning
3. Yaesu 2800 2 meter radio
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I've only owned her 6 months so haven't done major mods...so here goes:

10. Scangauge II
9. TomTom Go 930
8. Folding Plastic Stepstool to get to Penthouse
7. Folding Metal Stepstool to get into SMB
6. 9 dollar Throw rug with rubber backing to sit on loncoin floor
5. Drawer Organizer trays & Kitchen Cabinet Organizers for ALL cabinets
4. Hitch Step to go in trailer mount (JoeyNick's idea.)
3. Chilly Dog Alarm System with Remote Start Key Fob
2. Pet Lookout Dog Car Seats for 4 dogs
1. 4 Japanese Chin Dogs to come along for the ride
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