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speedkills
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2011 G55 Trail Build

Post#1 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:17 pm

I've been wanting a G for 20 years now, the time finally felt right and I'm going to dive right in with building it up for the trail.

Here is what I am starting with, 2011 G55, 26k miles, in pretty great shape with the exception of non-functioning lockers.

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speedkills
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Re: 2011 G55 Trail Build

Post#2 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:20 pm

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Too much chrome for my taste, time to pull a few of the bits off. I mean chrome skid plate, wtf?

This is better to my eye.
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speedkills
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Re: 2011 G55 Trail Build

Post#3 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:21 pm

Oh no, this is one of those forums that doesn't play well with ios devices. Shoot, that might just stop this build thread in it's tracks. Is there any way for me to rotate the picture after uploading it?

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AlanMcR
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Re: 2011 G55 Trail Build

Post#4 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:37 pm

Not after. But before, you can edit and crop the picture, even if only slightly, then save and post.
...Alan

speedkills
Posts: 107

Re: 2011 G55 Trail Build

Post#5 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:40 pm

I'll try to remember to do that. I expect I'll forget >70% of the time sadly. Will try posting through imgur next, they can handle rotation properly so that should work too.

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diesel_jim
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Re: 2011 G55 Trail Build

Post#6 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:09 am

You could always get that nudgebar powder coated black?

speedkills
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Re: 2011 G55 Trail Build

Post#7 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:48 am

I might blackout the grill but I prefer the look of the front end without the bar. I will be putting a steel front bumper on though.

speedkills
Posts: 107

Re: 2011 G55 Trail Build

Post#8 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:49 am

The bar wasn't mounted correctly, it was off center and rubbed the paint off of the right side headlight surround so I need to get that fixed too.

shiann
Posts: 281

Re: 2011 G55 Trail Build

Post#9 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:41 am

My brush guard is the same way, 1/2" off, but towards the passenger side, so it is super close to rubbing the driver side by the headlight.

Since you'll be removing and replacing the bumper and probably adding skid plates, it doesn't matter much anymore. And weight savings!

Have you decided which steel bumpers to go with?
2005 G55k – Mildly Modded/Restored Family Hauler
2005 Volvo S60 T5 M66 – IPD DP, exhaust, sways, R-brembos, FC04A, KW V2
2007 FSAE Auto-X Racecar

goat
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Re: 2011 G55 Trail Build

Post#10 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:00 am

Nudge/Brush/etc bars are cosmetic and useless off road. They will bend and smash your fenders. Virtually no protection.
Glad you removed them.
On the AZLRO website, "Koly" has a G500 (?) that he uses off road and he would be a good source of ideas without mindless accessory buying (and how do I know that with such certainty :roll: )
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