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LOL. I hear ya on that! Sometimes you'd rather back out from the trouble you got yourself into, instead of pulling yourself deeper into the mucky muck!! I think I'm going to get myself an inexpensive tow mount winch in addition to whatever else I do. I do like the input from everyone. It has been most insightful.Truthfully, when I got stuck in the mud, I'd have been better off with a rear winch. I figure if you drove forward and got stuck what good is it to winch yourself further forward and deeper into that same trouble? Seems like you would want to extract yourself BACK out of that mess.
Howdy, can you shed some like on how you trimmed the frame horns? Did you need to weld a new flat piece back on after cutting?Building Your LR4 to Hit the Trails
So, you’ve bought yourself the most capable “mall crawler” on the planet, the LR4 (LR3 included.) But…you don’t want to go the mall; you want to hit the great outdoors and take the road less traveled. You’ve already done the most important upgrade you can do, you ditched the loafers for a pair of “waffle stompers”.
And thus, the journey begins and the seemingly never-ending quest to upgrade your LR4. To transform your mall crawler into a purpose built off-road 4x4 tour de force.
And this is where I find myself today. Wanting to add additional enhancements to my 2012 LR4. Detailed below are the upgrades that I’ve added to date.
2012 LR4 HSE Upgrades
This now brings me to where I am now. What to do next and thus, I have decided to open the discussion to everyone at large. I thought it might be interesting to see what others think.
- Tactical 4x4 Front Bumper w/ Line-X
- Warn Winch, 10,000 lb.
- Tactical 4x4 Rock Sliders w/ Line-X
- Johnson Rods 2 ½” Lift
- Compomotive 18” Wheels
- Mickey Thompson Baja Boss A/T
- Frame horns were trimmed accommodate the 275/65R18 tires.
The combination of 2 ½” lift, 18” wheels and new 275/75R18 tires, the ground clearance of the LR4 now reaches 14 inches.
- Power Tank
- Baofeng BF-F8HP, Handheld 8 Watt Radio - UHF & VHF
- Weather Band, GMRS, MURS, FSR, FM, etc…
Please take the poll "Adding Upgrades to My 2012 LR4".
That’s up to you. It’s purpose is to divert energy (and the truck) in a crash outward and away from the impact in a frontal offset collision.Howdy, can you shed some like on how you trimmed the frame horns? Did you need to weld a new flat piece back on after cutting?