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Old 02-27-2015, 05:01 AM   #21
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It freaks me out, man!

I'm sure you're right, I took my little Fiat 128 on crazy jeep trails and often just straight through the woods, and it had even lower ground clearance. And neither the Transit, Sprinter or Promaster were designed to go on off-pavement adventures, and I doubt more than 1% ever will. I'm sure I could manage a RamMaster on nearly all the places I've been in my Sprinter, but that extra bit of clearance provides a little more confidence.

Hey, since it's FWD, and most opportunities to hit the drop axle would occur at crawling speed, an angled guard in front of the drop axle to ramp it up and over the rock/stump/body/etc might be pretty handy. And a profitable little aftermarket product for a fabricator!

Clearance is nice but not always necessary for off road:


Take a look at that low rear axle (on a 4x4 conversion! The nerve of those guys!):
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:00 PM   #22
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That was all pretty flat, just muddy and slick. No berm in the middle of the road, like the ones I'm worried about. This is a mild example, where the center berm is about 5" higher than the track.
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:14 PM   #23
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What was the purpose of the cardboard taped over factory emblems? I used to hit the ATV trails in Oak Ridge Tenn and was there during a Unimog rally. It would be kind of neat to see a 4 x 4 van rally some day. I don't care what the make none would venture where I saw Unimogs go.
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:51 PM   #24
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What was the purpose of the cardboard taped over factory emblems? I used to hit the ATV trails in Oak Ridge Tenn and was there during a Unimog rally. It would be kind of neat to see a 4 x 4 van rally some day. I don't care what the make none would venture where I saw Unimogs go.
My friend has a 404. He got stuck in the mud at a 4x4 place, our friend with a G-wagon pulled him out. Here's a pic at a stream crossing by Yolla Bolly Wilderness that I had just mad with my van; hitting the hitch receiver on the rocks under the water because of the exit angle (no damage)
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Old 03-03-2015, 07:27 PM   #25
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Finished Solar panel mount. Currently mounting 4 panels together to work with this mount.
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Old 03-07-2015, 10:58 PM   #26
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4 100 watt panels installed.
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looking pretty slick!
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Just installed the new Hellwig sway bar.
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:45 PM   #29
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Added 40 watt panel to keep the engine battery up when parked.
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Old 03-16-2015, 06:50 PM   #30
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