What To Do Next?

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Alright people, it's time for me to add more things to my rig! So far I've gotten the following done :

- Snorkel
- OME Heavies (front and back) w/ stabilizer
- IPF front spot lights
- Under carriage spare tire holder
- ARB Towmaster hitche with 7-pin connector
- 3 extra cigarette lighters
- ICOM V8000
- 4 Kenwood 4" speakers
- 2 Shallow Kenwood 10" subs
- Kenwood Amp
- 2 Kenwood head units (Touch screen DVD and a cassette player)
- A Kenwood rear view cam (not installed yet)
- Custom drawer system
- Water proof seat covers
- 45 Liter Fridge

Things I would like to do :

- ARB Air locker system
- Custom Roof Rack with one or 2 awnings
- 33 tires and new trims
- Cargo barrier
- Full Duplex communication device
- Front end camera

Since putting the air locker system is kinda out of the question now due to financial reasons (costs approx $3,750 altogether with the installation) I am considering the following choices :

- Custom Roof Rack
- Cargo Barrier

Would do you think I should do? Any suggestions would be helpful!
 
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If you EVER use the back of your truck to cart a load, fit a Cargo Barrier.

I am constantly amazed by the amount of stuff people put in the back of their wagons without one. All it takes is an emergency stop, let alone a crash, to create dangerous projectiles out of seemingly innocent cargo.

I had a mate killed by his cargo in an otherwise survivable crash about 10 years ago.
 
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If you EVER use the back of your truck to cart a load, fit a Cargo Barrier.

I am constantly amazed by the amount of stuff people put in the back of their wagons without one. All it takes is an emergency stop, let alone a crash, to create dangerous projectiles out of seemingly innocent cargo.

I had a mate killed by his cargo in an otherwise survivable crash about 10 years ago.

So far I haven't had any cargo placed on the drawer system but the summer is just around the corner which means, ice boxes and the fridge!
 
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custom roof rack, i had alot of fun making mine, and it was made for exactly what i needed one for. Plus people will tell you how good it looks and then brag on you when they find out you made it.
 
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custom roof rack, i had alot of fun making mine, and it was made for exactly what i needed one for. Plus people will tell you how good it looks and then brag on you when they find out you made it.

I might get that done as well as the barrier!
 
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So I have decided to go through with the cargo barrier but the question still stands with an extra add on!

Which one should I add on to my rig now?

- Custom Roof Rack with one or 2 awnings
- Dual Battery
- Front end cam

Any other suggestions would be helpful!
 

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Dual batteries are fantastic if you are running a fridge, and nearly mandatory if you are running a winch, or maybe going to in the future.

Having said that, it is also really nice to have an awning or two to get out of the sun under. I don't have one because I really don't want a roof rack on mine, but I wheel with a couple of guys who do, and they make for a very civilised camp.:beer:
 
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I'm assuming that the pictures on your photobucket site are pre-lift. The 80 doesn't look lifted there.

If I was you, I would consider beefier tires first. I'm assuming that you tires will look small with the lift in place.
 
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Dual batteries are fantastic if you are running a fridge, and nearly mandatory if you are running a winch, or maybe going to in the future.

Having said that, it is also really nice to have an awning or two to get out of the sun under. I don't have one because I really don't want a roof rack on mine, but I wheel with a couple of guys who do, and they make for a very civilised camp.:beer:

I just bought a 45 Liter Fridge and used it for the first time yesterday! I have a winch but it's the factory winch so nothing special! As for the Awnings I will definitely get them on whenever I get the roof rack cause the weather here in the Middle East will ensure that I will have a horrible set up without them!


I'm assuming that the pictures on your photobucket site are pre-lift. The 80 doesn't look lifted there.

If I was you, I would consider beefier tires first. I'm assuming that you tires will look small with the lift in place.

The photobucket pics are both with and without the lift! I would like to get 35 tires on my rig but don't feel like re-gearing so I am thinking about 33 tires when the 285s I have on get messed up! This might be a while though cause the current tires were installed not too long ago!

Pre Lift :

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Post Lift (towing a 26foot cabin cruiser):

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