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Hi everyone! I'm probably one of a handfull of people that dose some hardcore off-roading with my mercedes. I live in California and I'm pretty close to Death Valley National Park and it's such an amazing place. The modification of the truck was completed in 2005. Some parts have been cnc machined and some are modified. The two front torsion bars have been cranked up to there maximum limit. Two spacers where cnc machined for the rear suspension to compensate for the front lift the engine fan clutch was omitted, which means the fan is running at all time regardless of the engine temp. Four 31mm wheel spacers were machined out of t7 aluminum 5x112, the tires 265/75/r/16 BFG mud train ta km with full size spear on top, custom made light bar with 4 hella rally 4000 2 pencil beam and 2 euro beam. The two rear seats are removed since I needed more space for the camping gear and besides, I have removed 400 lbs. of dead weight. I have included some pictures of my trips.
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Hi everyone! I'm probably one of a handfull of people that dose some hardcore off-roading with my mercedes. I live in California and I'm pretty close to Death Valley National Park and it's such an amazing place. The modification of the truck was completed in 2005. Some parts have been cnc machined and some are modified. The two front torsion bars have been cranked up to there maximum limit. Two spacers where cnc machined for the rear suspension to compensate for the front lift the engine fan clutch was omitted, which means the fan is running at all time regardless of the engine temp. Four 31mm wheel spacers were machined out of t7 aluminum 5x112, the tires 265/75/r/16 BFG mud train ta km with full size spear on top, custom made light bar with 4 hella rally 4000 2 pencil beam and 2 euro beam. The two rear seats are removed since I needed more space for the camping gear and besides, I have removed 400 lbs. of dead weight. I have included some pictures of my trips.

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I guess the modifications did not drive him too far?

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I guess the modifications did not drive him too far?
maybe he is stuck somewhere in the mountain...
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