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2006 Level 2 Overland rig

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2006 Level 2 Overland rig

As many of you know I used to have a 06 Mazda B2300 around here that I tried to make into an overland rig and for the most part did alright at it but eventually the lack of power, no space and only a 2wd really just got to be too much as I was craving more serious off road adventures and an overall more capable rig!

Here's the new rig that I picked up in January, had 97,000kms on it
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Being a level 2 it came factory with 4.10 gears, 8.8 rear end with a torsen lsd, bilstein shocks and rad, t case and gas tank skid plates

Since then a lot has changed to make it more capable, luckily I had a lot of parts from the Mazda to steal from before selling it!

Tires/Wheels
-285/75r16 Goodyear Duratracs(So far I love these)
-16x8(4.5" BS) Pro comp 7031s

Suspension
-T bars cranked but not quite maxed out
-Belltech extended shackles
-Long leaf add a leaf from local spring shop
-Factory 2.5" blocks
-Stock bilstein 4600s up front/5100s (From Mazda) in the rear

Lighting
-Led headlights in black housings
-Led Reverse/corner and license plate lights
-21" Kodiak double row combo bar on bumper
-4 5" Kodiak double row spots on roof basket
-Pair of Kodiak flush mount flood pods in rear bumper

Interior
-Led dome light
-Explorer sport trac silver hvac panel
-Kenwood double din radio
-Jl c2 5x7 front speakers(stock rears for now)

Exterior
-Custom rear swingout bumper
-Cap from Mazda
-Custom bed cage to wrap around cap
-Smittybilt rtt on cage
-Curt roof basket on explorer roof rails mounted to cab
-Black headlights/corners
-Black ford emblem

Misc
-Magnaflow muffler
-Air intake silencer delelte
-G2 high capacity diff cover

The plans
-Affordable Off Road winch bumper
-Smittybilt x20 10,000 pound winch
-Longer Bilstein shocks
-Finish sound systen(matching rear speakers, 10" sub located between jump seats, 5 channel amp for everything)
-35% window tint to match rear door windows
-Install cb/whip from Mazda
-Tune(4.0L has power but the extra weight is defiantly noticable)
-Torsen front lsd
-Stang dome, Explorer ohc with buggman led panel
-Lots more

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Thanks for reading!
 
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Nice rig
 
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Originally Posted by RonD View Post
Nice rig
Thank you!
 
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About darn time
 
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Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
About darn time
haha sorry haven't been to active on the forums lately!
 
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Same here. Trying to be more active.
 
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Got my new Affordable Off Road bumper on! Extremely happy with the overall amazing construction of this thing, next thing on the list will be mount the 21" bar a little differently(Too far back right now and the bar hoop is cutting off a lot of spread) and then a winch!

https://www.affordableoffroad.com/sh...per-1998-2011/



For anyone curious the bumper and oem rad skid I painted with Chassis Saver, then rock guard then clear coat to stop fading and to make easier to wash in the future and I love the texture!
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Were those fender covers stock on the 06? I'd like to find that for my 05.
 
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I've always had a soft spot for those bumpers
 
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Bumping this thread. Lets see some updates! You've had all summer to work on this, come on, give the people what they want.
 
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Not a whole lot new, got 30% tint on the side front windows and installed an explorer ohc, other then that just using the truck

Big plans I want to do next summer-
-Bilstein 5100's
-BTF unnibal upper control arms
-Sct Tuner
-4.56 Gears, Torsen front lsd/Explorer 8.8 with a detroit locker

Lots of smaller things to do also but those are the big ones






 

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Very Nice Truck.
 
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Originally Posted by Mudfisher View Post
Very Nice Truck.
Thanks!
 
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How did you attach your roof rails on top of the cab?
 
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Originally Posted by Pattmcgroin555 View Post
How did you attach your roof rails on top of the cab?
Dropped the headliner down and drilled through the roof, lots of silicone
 
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Nice. You got a slick looking rig there. Iím trying to make something similar to my 08 fx4. What size rear blocks are you running?
 
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Wut syze lytf bro????
 
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Originally Posted by Pattmcgroin555 View Post
Nice. You got a slick looking rig there. Iím trying to make something similar to my 08 fx4. What size rear blocks are you running?
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Wut syze lytf bro????
2" torsion crank, factory 2.5" blocks + long leaf add a leaf and extended shackles
 
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Originally Posted by UltraHDGames View Post
2" torsion crank, factory 2.5" blocks + long leaf add a leaf and extended shackles
Lol just messing with ya. Ever think about doing a lift or are you just gonna keep it low?
 
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Originally Posted by 00GreenRanger View Post
Lol just messing with ya. Ever think about doing a lift or are you just gonna keep it low?
Haha I know, honestly doubt I'll go taller, clears the 33s just fine and the truck sits plenty tall already for opening the tent etc
 
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Got any more info on ur custom swing out bumper. Looks awesome!
 
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