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Old 07-29-2021, 08:57 PM   #1
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My son just picked up a Jeep Grand Wagoneer (ZJ). He wants to get it rigged out for the ranch. He wants to put a 2" receiver on the front to use the road feeder and mount a winch. I am going to have a buddy weld the rear diff and I am on the fence about doing the front diff. I would like to get the AC working eventually. We will slime the tires and ad a few LED lights.
What must have do you guys suggest?
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Old 07-29-2021, 09:18 PM   #2
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Ac/heat, front and rear receiver hitches. Sho is nice to get out of the weather!

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Old 07-29-2021, 10:09 PM   #3
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Cooler of beer
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Old 07-29-2021, 11:41 PM   #4
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Old 07-30-2021, 04:32 AM   #5
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Man, it sounds like you have made up your mind on welding the rear, but even if never going on pavement I am not a fan of welding spiders. Even if welded "properly" I have seen them fail and can bomb an axle-shaft. A lunchbox locker would be a good compromise over welding. I welded a steel roof on my Wrangler and love it. Strong and can carry quite a bit of weight.
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Old 07-30-2021, 04:56 AM   #6
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lease ride turned in to a daily driver on the 95 tracker
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Old 07-30-2021, 06:53 AM   #7
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And how to load a 170 lbs pig.

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Old 07-30-2021, 07:58 AM   #8
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Old 07-30-2021, 08:25 AM   #9
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This is on her way back out to the lease with a fresh transmission and transfer case!
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Old 07-30-2021, 08:31 AM   #10
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I have a cherokee XJ and am trying to figure out how to build a swing-a-way road feeder for the back so I can still open my hatch. I think I'm going to buy a bumper with a hinged tire carrier and weld a receiver to that.
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Old 07-30-2021, 11:52 AM   #11
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Here you go! 3/4 ton and will haul lots of feed!
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Old 07-30-2021, 12:40 PM   #12
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97 Tahoe fully loaded 4x4 got 800 invested. need a front grill and it will be set.
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Old 07-30-2021, 12:49 PM   #13
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Serious question....why do most seem to prefer an SUV of some sort for a lease buggy? It seems a pain to get dead animals into and carrying alfalfa inside one is truly a mess. Maybe there's more to choose from than small pickups? Not a fan of a hitch haul on the back for carrying dead dear either, can't deal with 40 lbs of dust on my deer.
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Old 07-30-2021, 12:58 PM   #14
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Serious question....why do most seem to prefer an SUV of some sort for a lease buggy? It seems a pain to get dead animals into and carrying alfalfa inside one is truly a mess. Maybe there's more to choose from than small pickups? Not a fan of a hitch haul on the back for carrying dead dear either, can't deal with 40 lbs of dust on my deer.
We have a tahoe and a pickup. We pit the rack on front of the tahoe to eliminate dust.
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Old 07-30-2021, 12:59 PM   #15
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Serious question....why do most seem to prefer an SUV of some sort for a lease buggy? It seems a pain to get dead animals into and carrying alfalfa inside one is truly a mess. Maybe there's more to choose from than small pickups? Not a fan of a hitch haul on the back for carrying dead dear either, can't deal with 40 lbs of dust on my deer.
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Old 07-30-2021, 03:40 PM   #16
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Here’s mine. As to the “why an SUV” question, price definitely played a factor, but mainly as a duck hunter I like to be able to keep my gear and my dog dry and warm.


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Old 07-30-2021, 04:37 PM   #17
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Serious question....why do most seem to prefer an SUV of some sort for a lease buggy? It seems a pain to get dead animals into and carrying alfalfa inside one is truly a mess. Maybe there's more to choose from than small pickups? Not a fan of a hitch haul on the back for carrying dead dear either, can't deal with 40 lbs of dust on my deer.

The price was right when presented with the opportunity. I leave the receiver basket on the front and feeder on the back. . Way easier to load a deer than any pickup. That being said, I would prefer a pickup for the payload capacity.


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Old 07-31-2021, 07:33 AM   #18
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We have a tahoe and a pickup. We pit the rack on front of the tahoe to eliminate dust.
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Plus no dust on your equipment back-and-forth carry 20 bags of corn easily inside out of the weather all the time wet or dry
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Old 07-31-2021, 09:15 PM   #19
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Serious question....why do most seem to prefer an SUV of some sort for a lease buggy? It seems a pain to get dead animals into and carrying alfalfa inside one is truly a mess. Maybe there's more to choose from than small pickups? Not a fan of a hitch haul on the back for carrying dead dear either, can't deal with 40 lbs of dust on my deer.
It was just what he bought that ran good and was cheap. Back in the 90's I used Samurais because they were dirt cheap..who knew they would ever cost as much as they do now. When I was into rock crawling back then, they were practically throw a ways. Pickups always seem to be more expensive but I agree that SUV's can suck. I had troopers, suburbans, explorers and they were just cheap and they sucked when loading game and cant back up to a feeder and stand on it to put corn in

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Old 07-31-2021, 09:27 PM   #20
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