1000 Mile Update

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AZROX

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Just rolled ODO over 1000 miles on my 2019 (purchased NOV2019) .

UPDATES AND MODS (last 12 months, more or less in order)
- BFG KM3 255x85-16 tires
- 1.5" spacers
- Add a leaf, front
- Muffler delete (all else on exhaust is stock)
- CJ windshield frame and glass (bolted to not modified factory cage)
- Gilomen Stage 2 ECU, boost valve
- Badlands winch
- Aluminum roof, built to my plans. Black powder coat (1/8" aluminim, 4 cross members 0.75" x 1.5" aluminum square tubing). Strong enough to hold 300 lbs
- Blinkers (VSM 902 switch)
- KYB shocks
- Front bumper LED lights (Nilite). I am running this off the factory harness (IC5 and IC6 in the electrical wiring manual)
- KC HiLites headlights
- Side LED on roof (2 each side, brand STL, 4x 18W), rocker switch and relay
- Rear LED (2 on roof, 2 on rear bumper, brand STL, 4x 12W), rocker switch and relay
- LED bulps: rear blinker, tail & brake light, reverse light
- Adjusted tailgate latch (I did not need to drill / dremel)
- Grille. Black powder coat with 3/4 LED blinkers (smoke grey lense make them "invisible" unless blinking

Left to Do
- sub panel for all the additional light relays
- USB charger in one of the factory cutouts
- dome lights
- trail chase lights (bright orange LED flasher)

GENERAL NOTES
- the electrical wiring manual is very handy. Since the Roxor has a main and accessory panel from the factory, it will save time tracing something as simple as a blown fuse.
- The tailgate is super strong when adjusted properly and fully latched. It holds the 33" spare tire. The hinges are 1/4 steel. The "dove tail" on the latch side supports the closed tailgate.
- Building the custom roof took me weeks. Figuring out angles and measurmemtd to get the most out of one sheet of aluminum. Running from a shop with a big enough brake to bend the angles, to a shop that welds aluminim, to a powder coating shop. Is it easier to buy a roof, have it shipped, and installling it? Yes. Did I enjoy the build, take pride in my work, and am I glad to have a super strong roof? You bet.
- I focused on lighting and electrical to do longer trips and night driving.

MAINTENANCE
- At about 400 miles: Oil change, transmission fluid, and front and rear axle fluids
 
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Few more points on maintenance and upgrades:
- Warn hubs and steering stops adjust adjusted were the firsr mods I made.
- to drain the transfer case, get an 8mm square head drain (male) socket for maybe $5.
- Fixed squeeling throwout bearing with a couple turns of the adjustment link behind the clutch pedal.
- Greased (zirk fittings) drive shafts, leaf spring bolts, rear axle bearings.

Keeping up on this board made the work easier. Thanks for all your updates and posts!
 
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That roof looks great. Do you mind showing a picture or your entire Roxor? I'd like to see how it looks with the tires and spacers you have. That will likely be my next upgrade.
 
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Here are some pictures from the last year.
I dont have pictutes of rhe entire Roxor as it sits right now (and I'm out of town). Just have some closeups.

NOV2019
- 255x85-16 BFG KM3 w/1.5 in spacers

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JUL2020
- Aluminum top, welded and mounted. Four cross members welded under the rop for strength: 0.75" by 1.5" square tubes.
- You see parts of the windshield I mounted earlier in 2020.
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NOV2020
- powder coated roof with LED lights on side and back. Rubber edge trim to give it a finished look.
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First pictures were BEFORE the add a leaf in the front. The add-a-leaf added about 2.5 inches (measured at the bumper) to about exactly level the machine.
 
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Thanks for the pictures, you really are someone I believe I can follow and learn more about my Roxor. This whole website is well worth keeping up with moving forward.
 
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This is a great forum because you will find folks posting on rock crawler builds, work / farm use, or (like me) daily driver / road trip.
 
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As of tonight, my Roxor is loaded on a transport and heading out to Utah and I just cannot wait. I haven’t been this excited about a purchase since my first airplane.
 
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Congratulations and keep us posted. Lots of great information here on this forum to help you figure out the what / when / how to do so this platform does what you need it to do.
 
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Some folks asked to see pictures of my whole Roxor not just the roof by itself.
To give you a before and after view, here are some pics from the same angles as from a year ago.
(The Roxor in the eaely pictures has steel wheels. I sold that Roxor earlier last year. Other than that it is the exact same machine.)

The close up shows the front blinker. It is 1" diameter, very bright, orange LED with a smoke grey lense. Unless turned on, the blinker is almost not visible20201219_135217.jpg20201219_134705.jpg20201219_134341.jpg.
I wired the blinker together with the side marker in the fender (for 180 degree visibilty combined with rear blinkers).
 
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Very nice and capable looking rig.
 
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