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Old 03-27-2009, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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off road mode - desert!

I went offroading in the desert again.. only this time it was different!

Usually, when I go offroading in the desert (here in Dubai), I end up sometime hitting my from bumper when going up a dune.. sometime it gets bended and damage the condenser.. all the people that I know offroading in the desert dunes with commanders are having the same problem.

So, not only I got my commander lifted.. but I also have what I call "off road mode" for the car.. this is what I do:

1) take off the front side flares
2) take off the wheel cover
3) take off front bumper and bracket
4) install "GetLost" grill to protect the condenser. installation is done temporarily using big plastic wraps from under (see picture) and few supportive small ones from the front

it worked like a charm!.. and my commander will go back to its "on road mode" after my trip....

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Good innovation.
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That looks almost like how Old McDonald is running his as well.





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Looks like it would let a lot of sand into the engine compartment. That can't be good for it.

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Looks like a cool dune buggy from the front

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Good idea ,, thats a good approach angle !


!!!! ,, Thats a lot to take off and put on again in every trip ,, things might get lose after several assemblies!! ,,,,, and she doesn't look pretty for cameras (its not like real girls ,, the more you take off more attractive she get )

I took my Commander to Sand dunes many many times (more than 30 times) during the last year,, I always take the hard ways in the dunes and no big harm happened, only one time I managed to bend the front bumper a little and that was before the lift with Old Man Emu springs.





Now (after installing the Old Man Emu) the front bumper rarely touches the sand, and I can assure you I drive the hard way ,, but not stupid way.


In your case, you'd rather go for Getlost4x4 bumper instead. but taking all those parts off every time is not that practical.
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Good idea ,, thats a good approach angle !


!!!! ,, Thats a lot to take off and put on again in every trip ,, things might get lose after several assemblies!! ,,,,, and she doesn't look pretty for cameras (its not like real girls ,, the more you take off more attractive she get )

I took my Commander to Sand dunes many many times (more than 30 times) during the last year,, I always take the hard ways in the dunes and no big harm happened, only one time I managed to bend the front bumper a little and that was before the lift with Old Man Emu springs.





Now (after installing the Old Man Emu) the front bumper rarely touches the sand, and I can assure you I drive the hard way ,, but not stupid way.


In your case, you'd rather go for Getlost4x4 bumper instead. but taking all those parts off every time is not that practical.

This is exactly what I'm trying to avoid.. if u look fron under the bumper, u will notice that your condenser is a little bit bended..
what can I say.. I love my commander and I don't like to see any bends in it..

If you r handy, taking the stuff off only takes 30 - 40 min, which is a cheap price for keeping my commander in a good shape. things will not loosen because I basically change all the plastic revits (I bought them from amazon.. cheap!!)

I appreciate the front metal bumper from GetLost, but I'm not 90% off roading and I really like how the commander looks with the stock bumper.

Again it is about how much u like the original look for ur commander. When I had those bends in the bumper, I couldn't stand them until I replaced it with a new one!!
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