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Re: Seward, Alaska

Postby Escape94 - June 1st, 2014, 3:13 pm

underthetire wrote:Haven't tried it yet. I want to get the mtn bike mount for mine that replaces the headset cap.


I've got a helmet mount that I use when biking. Works great.
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Firestone Destination A/Ts P235/75/R16
Plastidip: smoked tail lights, gloss black shifter bezel, gloss black air vent trim
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Re: Seward, Alaska

Postby underthetire - June 1st, 2014, 3:19 pm

Mine came with the helmet mount as well, have yet to try that as well.. Think I need to get out more.

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Seward, Alaska

Postby Meatloafmountain - June 1st, 2014, 4:03 pm

underthetire wrote:Post a link to some video! I'd like to see.


Sure. I think tomorrow I'll have time to upload some videos from a couple of trails I've hit.

Escape94 wrote:I've got a helmet mount that I use when biking. Works great.


When I worked with MARSOC jumpers for a week, one of the Loadmasters put my GoPro on his helmet to film some HAHO jumps. It almost looks like a FPS.
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* WeatherTech Floor and Cargo mats - Saddleman Seat Covers - various Plasti-Dipped interior pieces - Greyman Tactical MOLLE boards

* Magnaflow exhaust - AEM Brute Force filter

* front strut tower bar - Moog Front Sway Bars - KYB Struts - H&R 1 inch Lift Springs, Front & Back - KONI Rear Shocks

* Optima Yellow Top battery

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Consolidated War Wagon Build Thread
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Re: Seward, Alaska

Postby feh2goup - June 1st, 2014, 5:06 pm

At least you could escape on the bike if the Escape got stranded.
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- replaced one outer tie rod (105,000 miles)
- replaced right front wheel bearing
- replaced ball joints
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Re: Seward, Alaska

Postby Meatloafmountain - June 1st, 2014, 5:42 pm

feh2goup wrote:At least you could escape on the bike if the Escape got stranded.


I mounted the GoPro on the bike rack and used it as a backup camera :)
* Blackhorse Grilleguard - Blackhorse Taillight Guards - Plasti-Dipped stock wheels - Plasti-Dipped grille - Spyder Headlights - Dawn Bodyside Molding - LED light bar - Ford Spoiler - Debadged - LED foglights - Tribute taillights - WeatherTech Lampguard Covers - Plasti-Dipped gas door - front air dam removed - TrailFX Rear Bumper Guard - No Boundaries Roof Rack

* WeatherTech Floor and Cargo mats - Saddleman Seat Covers - various Plasti-Dipped interior pieces - Greyman Tactical MOLLE boards

* Magnaflow exhaust - AEM Brute Force filter

* front strut tower bar - Moog Front Sway Bars - KYB Struts - H&R 1 inch Lift Springs, Front & Back - KONI Rear Shocks

* Optima Yellow Top battery

UpComing Mods / Repairs / Projects:
The Retrofit Source 2nd Gen Fog Light Thread | FTS 4X4 Adjustable Rear Lower Control Arm

Consolidated War Wagon Build Thread
Off Roading Thread
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Re: Seward, Alaska

Postby Escape94 - June 1st, 2014, 10:20 pm

Meatloafmountain wrote:
feh2goup wrote:At least you could escape on the bike if the Escape got stranded.


I mounted the GoPro on the bike rack and used it as a backup camera :)


Hmm now how did you manage that? Wireless transmitter?
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Firestone Destination A/Ts P235/75/R16
Plastidip: smoked tail lights, gloss black shifter bezel, gloss black air vent trim
OEM black moulding (grille, bumper, hatch)
LEDs: front turn signals, front side markers, Morimoto XB LED fog lights, VLEDs V3 Triton Switchbacks, OPT 7 auxiliary pods
R.I.P 6/15/2017 :(
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Re: Seward, Alaska

Postby Meatloafmountain - June 1st, 2014, 10:58 pm

Escape94 wrote:Hmm now how did you manage that? Wireless transmitter?


iPhone app.
* Blackhorse Grilleguard - Blackhorse Taillight Guards - Plasti-Dipped stock wheels - Plasti-Dipped grille - Spyder Headlights - Dawn Bodyside Molding - LED light bar - Ford Spoiler - Debadged - LED foglights - Tribute taillights - WeatherTech Lampguard Covers - Plasti-Dipped gas door - front air dam removed - TrailFX Rear Bumper Guard - No Boundaries Roof Rack

* WeatherTech Floor and Cargo mats - Saddleman Seat Covers - various Plasti-Dipped interior pieces - Greyman Tactical MOLLE boards

* Magnaflow exhaust - AEM Brute Force filter

* front strut tower bar - Moog Front Sway Bars - KYB Struts - H&R 1 inch Lift Springs, Front & Back - KONI Rear Shocks

* Optima Yellow Top battery

UpComing Mods / Repairs / Projects:
The Retrofit Source 2nd Gen Fog Light Thread | FTS 4X4 Adjustable Rear Lower Control Arm

Consolidated War Wagon Build Thread
Off Roading Thread
YouTube Offroading Channel
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Re: Seward, Alaska

Postby Escape94 - June 2nd, 2014, 8:26 am

:doh: oh yeah.. duh
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Currently:
Hidden hitch tow hitch, OEM all weather floor mats, ESCAPE third brake light overlay, sport appearance headlamps, strut tower brace, Drag Wheels DR-33 rims, Mazda Tribute tail lights
Firestone Destination A/Ts P235/75/R16
Plastidip: smoked tail lights, gloss black shifter bezel, gloss black air vent trim
OEM black moulding (grille, bumper, hatch)
LEDs: front turn signals, front side markers, Morimoto XB LED fog lights, VLEDs V3 Triton Switchbacks, OPT 7 auxiliary pods
R.I.P 6/15/2017 :(
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Re: Seward, Alaska

Postby 123-Shawn - June 3rd, 2014, 12:05 am

Looks like fun ... Usually the impulse ideas are the most memorable!

My sister finely said one day "I'm not going anywhere with Shawn, something always happens!" My wife thinks it great that we do things and take chances ... Otherwise why not just sit at home and watch others on TV?

How were the Mosquitos this time of year?
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Re: Seward, Alaska

Postby Meatloafmountain - June 3rd, 2014, 12:49 am

123-Shawn wrote:Looks like fun ... Usually the impulse ideas are the most memorable!

My sister finely said one day "I'm not going anywhere with Shawn, something always happens!" My wife thinks it great that we do things and take chances ... Otherwise why not just sit at home and watch others on TV?

How were the Mosquitos this time of year?


Sammi and I are the same way. Even our walks are memorable: Coatal Trail, Lake Hood Seaplane Base, etc. I agree with you as far as staying home. I told her when we first started dating that I wanted us to live such a life that a night home watching TV or a movie was unusual.

The mosquitos aren't bad unless around stagnant bodies of water (as usual). They weren't bad at the moving water here but they can be absolutely awful.
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* WeatherTech Floor and Cargo mats - Saddleman Seat Covers - various Plasti-Dipped interior pieces - Greyman Tactical MOLLE boards

* Magnaflow exhaust - AEM Brute Force filter

* front strut tower bar - Moog Front Sway Bars - KYB Struts - H&R 1 inch Lift Springs, Front & Back - KONI Rear Shocks

* Optima Yellow Top battery

UpComing Mods / Repairs / Projects:
The Retrofit Source 2nd Gen Fog Light Thread | FTS 4X4 Adjustable Rear Lower Control Arm

Consolidated War Wagon Build Thread
Off Roading Thread
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