Make sure you get ARMOR

HARDTRAILZ

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I would not have much of a truck left if it was not for the armor protecting its vitals. MDB Fab has some great products for our platform. The radiator skid is crucial as I was only out once and had damage before I got the skid. And who doesnt want an oil skid to protect the lifeblood of their engine. Plus the best front bumper around to keep approach angle and give you a variety of options for offroad accesories like lights or a winch.

BUMPER w several options
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Fairly basic body lift bumper
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Another bumper and you can see the radiator and maybe a bit of oil skid
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Skidplates
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You can see the TrailGear Rock Sliders that Barton welded to my frame w plenty of gussets and the rear brushguard that actually broke a tree off turning around on a trail in VA. It has been modified to work with body lift and is more functional than it just looks.
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Sliders
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Rear BrushGuard
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Regulator

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I have some...

Radiator and Oil pan skids
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Rock Sliders, custom cut and mounted backwards for better coverage
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The original "Can I get some C-channel" bumper
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fishsticks

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More reasons to get Mike's armor.

[video=youtube;QKkqNyRxrcA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKkqNyRxrcA[/video]

[video=youtube;AqJvdhTHku8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqJvdhTHku8[/video]
 

Ghoster

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Love the Armor, but when is he going to branch out to other platforms??
 

HARDTRAILZ

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Ghoster said:
Love the Armor, but when is he going to branch out to other platforms??

Once the 360/370 platform is covered. Still got things in the works for them
 

Bartonmd

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HARDTRAILZ said:
Once the 360/370 platform is covered. Still got things in the works for them

Yep... As I said in my vendor thread, if somebody with a full size wants something custom, and is local to me, we can work something out... BUT until I have done all skids (including fuel tank, and likely, transmission), front and rear bumpers, and everything else for the 360/370 platform, as well as saturated those markets to the point that I can get ahead of production, I'm not planning on making any standard products for other platforms... Everybody and their dog makes stuff for full-sizes, anyway...

Thanks,
Mike
 

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Bartonmd said:
Everybody and their dog makes stuff for full-sizes, anyway...

Thanks,
Mike


Yes, but I try to buy from known and trusted. :cool:
 

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HARDTRAILZ

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Nice and thank you.
 

djthumper

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Never got to drive a tank but the rest of those trucks I have driven and then a few others too. :biggrin:
 

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djthumper said:
Never got to drive a tank but the rest of those trucks I have driven and then a few others too. :biggrin:

Come on now... Its a Bradley, not a tank. Never ever ever call a Grunt a tanker!!!:biggrin:

It was so nice to learn off road driving in a vehicle that 1. was hard to destroy. 2. I didn't have to pay for if I did destroy it. There were a few others I drove, but not for many hours. The ones in the pictures I had considerable driving time on.
 

djthumper

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Hey that Bradley had more armor than most anything we had in the air force. I spent a lot of time with the FACPs so I got to drive a lot of M-series vehicles.
 

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Hey that Bradley had more armor than most anything we had in the air force. I spent a lot of time with the FACPs so I got to drive a lot of M-series vehicles.

The AF guys with us were in 113's. They always stayed to our rear, looking for the best view of the battlefield without actually being on it. You could always spot the AF vehicle, it always had way too many antennas.
 

Regulator

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Yup, I have been driven most of those trucks and APC's as well. :thumbsup:

Ghoster said:
Come on now... Its a Bradley, not a tank. Never ever ever call a Grunt a tanker!!!:biggrin:

It was so nice to learn off road driving in a vehicle that 1. was hard to destroy. 2. I didn't have to pay for if I did destroy it. There were a few others I drove, but not for many hours. The ones in the pictures I had considerable driving time on.

I actually am upset that I learned to off-road in a Humvee, if things got in our way we drove through them. I have tried the same things in my truck and it hasn't worked out to well for the Envoy. :no:
 

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Yup, I have been driven most of those trucks and APC's as well. :thumbsup:



I actually am upset that I learned to off-road in a Humvee, if things got in our way we drove through them. I have tried the same things in my truck and it hasn't worked out to well for the Envoy. :no:

The first truck I got to take off road was the HEMTT. Holy crap that thing was a beast. The Bradley did well, but the 113's were the most fun off road. They were reliable and fun to drive.
 

djthumper

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Yeah the 113s were pretty nice. I spent a lot of time drive the 936, that wrecker was a beast.
 

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