Your ideal SHTF vehicle and accessories

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  1. KMFG

    KMFG XDTalk Member

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    Kind of surprised this hasn't been started yet. Will Smith had that modified Expedition in "I am Legend" and Woody had that chopped up Escalade in "Zombieland".

    What would your ideal vehicle and vehicle accessories be? Please keep things as believable/attainable as possible.

    I'd love to say a military H1 with lots of toys but that's a little far-fetched.

    I would would have to stick with a lifted Jeep Rubicon Unlimited with like 37s and all the upgraded running gear. Winches front and rear. HD bumpers front and rear. Roof rack and spare tire carrier with jerry can holders. Definitely some wicked lights (probably some high powered LED lightbars). I think reinforced tires are a must mounted on beadlock rims. Tools, on-board air, vehicle welder and power inverter would also be valuable.

    I'll have to look some stuff and post pics later.
     
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    KingArthur XDTalk 5K Member Founding Member

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    I have been looking at the WARN winches. One in particular I found interesting came with its own power/plant air compressor. On that topic, however, has anyone had any experience with run flats? I went midway and got the Goodyear armor tires that are made to take the abuse if you run over a nail, etc. They make them with a little bit of kevlar to be puncture resistant.

    I have heard bad things about run flats and how they wear out in strange places, throwing off alignment and making driving uncomfortable to say the least.
     
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    I have an 07 tundra on 35 inch bfg's, looking at a winches that can be put in a std receve. then put one on the front. I have about 5 5gl. water/gas cans mil issue. still looking for a good front bumper like the fab four ones. and a set of HID lights.
     
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    Something not controlled by a computer--or any microchips, for that matter.

    Dunno; maybe an old IH Scout.

    ETA--actually, my choice would be this:

    [​IMG]
     
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    What Cuda said. Just make sure you have extra condensers and points and you know how to change and set them. It's been 20+ years since I've set points.

    Me, I'm gonna have to depend on my 08 Tacoma.
     
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    03 Tahoe, Ninja 250r as a backup and if Noah sails by, we will be on the jetski's.
     
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    Ideally I would get a Rig with a mechanical Diesel so no worry about any electronics failing, only run on oil pressure and vaccuum lines....

    With the Diesel there would better mpg, availability of alternative fuels, plus i know how to work on them.... Obviously 4x4 with manual hubs and transfer case, dual batteries and alternators, extra full size fuel tank and most importantly a gun rack! Specifically its hard to pin one model down.... Either gut a new vehicle and retrofit the Diesel in or build up an older rig made of Detroit steel, way too many options ...
     
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    Best transport would be a horse.
     
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    I have the Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors with kevlar (32") on my lifted '02 Grand Cherokee and i love them... Highly recommend them!
     
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    I thought I had recognized your screen name from somewhere - now I remember, on X-h20:)

    I'm over there too, same name as here.
     
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    I was thinking something along the lines of an old military surplus deuce and a half. They can be had for a couple grand and you can retro-fit them to your needs. I like this one...

    [​IMG]
     
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    I guess my old C2500 will have to do!
     
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    Interesting. But, you have to admit, really conspicuous.
     
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    I'm set with my avatar. I continue to be amazed where those things (4x4's in general) will go. On board compressor, ARB locked diffs, 4.56/44 rear, 4" lift, Goodyear MTR's, HD axles, skid plates all around, slip yoke eliminator, various other mods, etc.

    Hi Lift, shovel, ax, recovery straps, gear, and extra fuel is in the garage ready to grab on the way out.

    It's just my wife and me now so we don't need a lot of room. This will carry what we have and get us where we might have to go.
     
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    Who needs incognito when you're rolling with the duece and a half? On board generator and wheels and tires cost just over $25. I plan on getting one and using it to commute to work. I think I'll get a bumper sticker that says "Don't blame me, I voted for Gore!" as I'm spewing black smoke from my CAT diesel powered chariot of doom. Hahahahaha...:D
     

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