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Hi fellow planet members, I've been around here since 2003 as has this thread. I'm planning on updating it soon with a better story and links to threads about this 1990 Trooper specifically.











VIDEO LINKS

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a347/1988SAS/GWNF 12 JAN 2013/100_5068_zps41de5065.mp4
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a347/1988SAS/GWNF 12 JAN 2013/100_5065_zpsbfc5f8fa.mp4

INDIVIDUAL BUILD THREADS

round eye grille thread
http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=66685

Winch installation thread
http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=67214

Lokka "aussie" locker 12-bolt thread
http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=67293

rear frame / 3" body lift cover thread
http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=67350

Fuel Tank relocation / Fuel Pump rebuild thread
http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=66445

List of upgrades

3" PA body lift
1.5" Indy rear greasable shackles
15x10 Weld Super Single II wheels
33x13.50r15 Nitto Mud Grappler tires
Rancho RS5000 shocks
Calmini Steering Stabilizer
5.38 gears in both ends
Lokka "aussie" locked 12-bolt
SuperWinch manual hubs
8,000 lbs SmittyBilt XRC winch
Custom winch mount
Custom rear BL / frame cover
3" fuel tank lift

K&N filter
260 Delta Cam
Calmini Header
Smog and AC delete
 

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:D Very nice clean looking Trooper, I like .... Do anything special to clear those wide 33x14.50x15 on 15x10 ?

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very minor trimming, i have to point it out to most people, then again i did my best to make it invisible, i need to download some pics of the tires

found one, sad though cause this pic's over a year old
 

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Nice Trooper... I saw you live in OBX. I use to live there also, miss wheeling in the sand. :cry:
 

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How far are the OBX from VaBch? I want to give mine a seriously hard run down there, before I go on deployment, and is there a speed limit? Not being a smartass, but I need to know if I will be able to keep momentum, or if I shoudl scrap the whole idea...

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Welcome to the board, its always good to see another OBX fan!

We've been out here a couple of times - great wheelin'

Cheers,
 

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As far as driving at OBX on the beach, it really depends on the town you are in. Most have restrictions from driving on the beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. However, Nags Head will allow you to drive on the beach year round as long as you purchase a permit. Driving anywhere south of Nags Head you are in National Park land. Most is open to 4WD vehicles, but parts have been closed due to Isabel. A great entrance place is down at Oregon Inslet. The northern 1/3 is in Currituck County and has similar restrictions until you get to the end of NC 12(just past the Currituck lighthouse). This is by far one of the best places to drive up the beach.... Wide open and not a whole lot of folks in the way. All of the beaches have a low speed limit, 25 is the max in Nags Head.

Have fun down there... I will over Memorial Day weekend!!
 

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If I can, I might join you, and one of my local WIRE buddies, we have been talking of a run down there, just hope work schedule allows it.....

I will emailyou when I get a chance
Chase
 

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I have yet to go out in the Oregon Inlet area, although I've seen vehicles out there from the highway - always wanted to explore it. I understand things get interesting up to the north as well, but haven't ever been up there.

Ocracoke Island has some nice areas as well. The northern end of the island has some entry points over to the beach - pretty soft stuff too. But the 'big' area is just north of the village.





Classic Gratuitous Poseur Shot :wink: :


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Crikey, it's been three friggin years since we made that trip........oh the withdrawal..... :cry:

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You knwo what I am thinking, I am thinking a small group beach run...I will call Robby, post back here, and see whats up....

you up for the Don?

Chase
 

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Chase: What ya thinkin?? TSLs and a lead foot. You gonna bottom out in S.E. Asia! :p
 

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Well, I twisted her real good today, adn found that the 1 inch of trimming around the fenders, will give me the clearance I need. I have a bit of rubbing on the outer part of the side lugs..BUT, once I clear that "extra" metal out of the way, I will be fine...and the fronts didnt rub that I saw..I guess this willbe tough and go....

Besides, I need some good pics of this thing airborn..... :twisted:

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I'd be up for a beach run sometime. just give a little advance notice and lets go...
 

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Cool, I know Robby is up for, though he is waiting on his one piece driveshaft...well,parts anyway, and I need some money..but, I would love to make one as well...I will try to post when I know when I can do it...

Chase
 

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WOW, talk about resurrecting some dirt, this thread is ancient :shock: and not well maintained. I don't even recognize the name of the site used to host the photos :D how sad is that. I'll have to fix the links and get some current pics.
 

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We need to see the update pictures :)
 

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ubs_lover said:
We need to see the update pictures :)
Was going to get one when I left for work this AM but it was still a little too dark. I'll get one over the weekend for sure. Athough about the only things that have changed are the tires, and added some rust :cry:
 

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Added rust? In OBX?? No... :lol:

I love going down there when I get a chance. Back when the economy was up and business was good we use to rent a house in Corova Beach every year. A town with no paved access. My kind of place! Haven't been down there in a few years.
 

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:D :D :D wow great looking 8) recon
 

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Well after cleaning the K&N and putting a fresh charge on the batter, I snapped a couple of current shots of the Trooper. I plan on giving her some love and driving her this week. Hopefully the last few pics don't make you too sick (not for the faint of heart). For some reason the driver's side of my Troop always is the worst, 1st with the paint and now with the rust, that's why most of her beauty shots are from the passengers side :D

as she was today


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