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Discount Tire 03-05-2013 04:57 PM

Discount Tire Vehicle Build: RESQ1
 
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Who would take a Sawzsall to the body of a perfectly good 4-door Jeep? Better yet, who would then keep cutting all the way through the frame of this perfectly good jeep? We would and actually, we've got a few industry friends that can't wait to get their hands on our vehicle as well.

We've teamed up with JP magazine, Off Road Evolution, Turn Key Engine Supply and a bunch of other great sponsors to build one of the meanest support rigs that the off road communities have ever seen. Its called RESQ1 and right now the build is in total overhaul mode. There is just THREE SHORT WEEKS until it's scheduled unveiling at Easter Jeep Safari 2013.

You've got to check this out!
Click on the concept image below to watch the entire build unfold. Enter your email to be notified of new updates and find out where RESQ1 can be seen in 2013.

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TXST8tj 03-07-2013 12:12 PM

Great work! I like the choice of the GM power plant over a Hemi. Nothing wrong with a Hemi, just happy to see someone doing something with a GenIII engine.

Discount Tire 03-07-2013 01:15 PM

I was able to take it for a spin right before we started chopping it up. It was almost as if the back tires were skate board wheels. It didn't take much at all to break them loose. :)

Casotakar1229 03-07-2013 08:48 PM

sure hope its in a matte color....grey or black...

tabber02 03-08-2013 08:58 AM

:popcorn: this looks interesting! gonna bring it to jeep beach too? :whistling:

Discount Tire 06-18-2013 11:38 AM

Its been a while since we've posted an update so here it is...

RESQ1 is almost complete. We didn't make our EJS launch date as planned due to unforeseen issues with the service bed. However, here is it! There's still a few small things that need to be buttoned up but for the most part it is finally finished. It will debut in a few weeks on the Ultimate Adventure.

Another video should be added to the RESQ1 website soon. 2013 Events - Discount Tire RESQ1

Here's a link to the latest article that has been posted: RESQ1 Part 9: Body and Bed - Discount Tire RESQ1

RESQ1 should be featured in an upcoming issue of JP magazine as well. Watch for the issue to hit news stands soon.

Here's some of the latest pics... (NOTE ***The tires are 40" Trail Grapplers - to try to put the size into perspective)

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Discount Tire 08-13-2013 04:34 PM

New Video! 2013 Events - Discount Tire RESQ1

Off Pavement 08-15-2013 12:43 PM

This is quite the truck... I saw it in Leadville at All-4-Fun a couple weeks ago. Too bad it's not around every time I break something. Guess I'll have to stick with my offroad box of tools, fluids, and parts, but I gotta admit the hydraulic lift in back is a really nice touch! That full size generator isn't too shabby either.

tabber02 08-15-2013 01:51 PM

so where is RESQ1 making it's next appearance? :whistling:

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Discount Tire 08-15-2013 04:18 PM

Right now (today actually) it should be chasing EVO1 in the Vegas to Reno Best in the Desert Race and wext weekend is should be a Huckfest.

Here's a link to the rest of the 2013 events it should be at: Events - Discount Tire RESQ1

Discount Tire 08-15-2013 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Off Pavement (Post 4081752)
This is quite the truck... I saw it in Leadville at All-4-Fun a couple weeks ago. Too bad it's not around every time I break something. Guess I'll have to stick with my offroad box of tools, fluids, and parts, but I gotta admit the hydraulic lift in back is a really nice touch! That full size generator isn't too shabby either.


Yeah its quite the machine. I'm jealous you got to see it before I did. Did you snap any pics?

tabber02 08-15-2013 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Discount Tire (Post 4082464)
Right now (today actually) it should be chasing EVO1 in the Vegas to Reno Best in the Desert Race and wext weekend is should be a Huckfest.

Here's a link to the rest of the 2013 events it should be at: Events - Discount Tire RESQ1

yep... you guys need to get that thing out here on the East coast! :whistling:

Discount Tire 10-10-2013 03:28 PM

We can't say it any better than this.
Why Discount Tire built RESQ1: Four Wheeler Network - World's largest 4x4 & Off Road Authority

Cons_Table 10-10-2013 03:39 PM

This rig is a beast. I got to check it out at the Pomona Offroad Expo last weekend. My favorite part of the rig, aside from just looking awesome, is the fact that it gets put through its paces. This isn't just a showy rig that is built to show off...this rig sees the trail! The pics of it don't do it justice, as it is covered in dings and scratches like a true trail rig. Not only does it look good parked at a car show...it can hang offroad too.

Discount Tire 07-31-2014 04:51 PM

nothing much to type here yet but can anyone guess what this may be for...

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tx_reeg 08-01-2014 04:05 PM

Very cool!

Discount Tire 09-19-2014 11:25 AM

Update:

Just before the 2014 JK Experience event we removed RESQ1's Utility bed along with the Miller Welder/generator/air compressor, tire changing machine and a bunch of tools. We then took the bed from the trailer pictured in two posts above and narrowed it to fit RESQ1. After a few beauty and functional touches (paint, mounting of some tools and installation of new rear tail lights) RESQ1 now weighs in at over 3300 lbs lighter. (Wahoo!!)

Now that RESQ1 is lighter it is a whole new machine on the trails. Here's a creative "Survivor Report" we put together after we returned from the Pacific Northwest JK Experience 2014 event.

For those wondering, RESQ1 will still have all of its cool tools, tire changer and welder but they will be towed behind on a trailer. (being built as we type)

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"SURVIVOR" REPORT:::
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Discount Tire RESQ1's Survivor Assessment - 2014 Off Road Evolution JK Experience Presented by Nitto Tire - Pacific Northwest Tour

Upon returning from the 2014 JK Experience we took RESQ1 for a much needed deep cleaning. We washed, and washed, and washed...and washed. Finally, the last few layers of the Pacific Northwest broke free and we took a step back to evaluate the damage. Here's what we found..

GUTS
Although RESQ1's overheating issues are a thing of the past, RESQ1's power plant couldn't have been happier to be in the cool temps of the Pacific Northwest. RESQ1 loved the crisp clean air and after dropping over 3,300lbs with the swap of a new bed, it acted like a spry new machine out on the trail. RESQ1's motor, cooling systems, drive train, and suspension suffered no damages during the event. We couldn't say the same last year so that's certainly a WIN!
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TIRES
RESQ1's 40" Nitto Trail Grapplers proved to be dominant over the Pacific Northwest terrain. There were many occasions where we found ourselves cringing as we slid into exposed tree roots and pushed through sharp rocks that wanted to cut our tire sidewalls. From deep rutted, slippery logging roads, to high mountain "moon rocks", then high desert sand dunes, and finally sandy Oregon beaches, our Nitto Trail Grapplers never let us down.
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INTERIOR
RESQ1's interior was relatively damage free unless you consider all the foreign objects that needed to be removed...
Cascade Dirt and Mud - Sticky and slippery when wet, loves to bury itself into anything fabric and clings onto anything metal and plastic as if its infused with some sort of gorilla tape. Although difficult to remove, with enough convincing (elbow grease, high pressure water, soap and time) we were able to rid our vehicle and personal belongings of it. That's not to say it was easy.
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Moses Lake Sand - Not as fluffy as the southwest variety, it still somehow ended up in our ears, eyes and nose. After cleaning our own bodies we made sure to clean out the vents BEFORE we turned on the A/C or heater. (been there, done that) Nothing spoils your clean smile and dust free interior faster than turning on your dusty vents.
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps94e4671d.jpg

Moon Rocks? - Tan in color, a little like grit from a piece of 80 grit sandpaper... Looks something like this in its natural environment.
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Beef, Trail Mix, Wasabi chips, nuts - If you have kids you might find french fries, raisins, cheerios and crackers... We found pieces of beef jerky, traces of trail mix, some odd flavored potato chips and a few corn nuts. With about two dozen fuel stops, road snacks found their way into every seam of the interior. Luckily no snacks are permanently affixed to the interior after a good vacuuming.
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RECOVERY GEAR
Our WARN winch pulled RESQ1 out of a bind twice on the trip. Once when we decided to partake in a little Pacific Northwest lumber jacking....
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...and once when we tried to follow Mel Wade down into a deep mud hole; even after watching two others get winched out.
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After re-spooling the cable and cleaning out the mud, our WARN winch is ready for more.
EXTERIOR
So lets just start by saying... there were a lot of trees - A LOT. :)
Hardtop - A few deep scratches and one decent tree kiss to the upper rear driver side corner...Maybe its time for a soft top.
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New Bed - Tire rub took the paint clean off in a few spots and one particular mud hole pinched RESQ1's passenger side rear fender in toward the tire. A stout tree branch was the perfect tool for the fix.
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Truck-Lite Military Tail Lights - We can't fault the lights for their location on RESQ1 but we can fault our drivers, to some extent, for smashing them. :) With the number of three-point turns RESQ1 had to make while threading through the pines, it was inevitable that we'd touch a blind tree or two. Our lack of a rear window didn't help our drivers either. Our next set of rear Truck-Lites will likely be mounted flush with a tail gate.
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Cab/Body - Did we mention how many trees there are in the Pacific Northwest!? Yes we did but we didn't mention how close they are together.... Ok, add rain to an off camber heavily treed 4x4 trail and what do you get? Two front doors with dents from the side mirrors getting squished. Hind sight is 20/20. Yes, we should have removed the mirrors... but hey, if we're thinking about a soft top, we should be thinking about 1/2 doors too right?

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FINAL ASSESSMENT & THOUGHTS
When can we do it again?
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END REPORT

WhiskeyMike 09-22-2014 04:56 PM

Love the new rear box. Any idea of the weight of just the tool box bed versus the trailer bed (without the tools, gen, and tires)?

Looks like you need to add a rear backup camera! :)

Great design. Would love to see more close up pics of the build or finished rig.

Is there an updated event calendar? The site provided previously only covers 2013.

Discount Tire 09-23-2014 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WhiskeyMike (Post 13601809)
Love the new rear box. Any idea of the weight of just the tool box bed versus the trailer bed (without the tools, gen, and tires)?

Looks like you need to add a rear backup camera! :)

Great design. Would love to see more close up pics of the build or finished rig.

Is there an updated event calendar? The site provided previously only covers 2013.

I'm not sure what the empty box vs. the new bed weight difference is. I'd estimate about 1400-1500lbs. The Miller welder/generator weighs somewhere in the 700lb range. The tire changer, tools, 2nd spare tire, hydraulics for the tire changer, extra liquids and the external "cage" make up for the rest of the weight savings.

RESQ1 has a backup camera but, as we found, there are still some blind spots. We're looking into a soft top now and we're hoping it has a rear window.

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RESQ1 should be at SEMA this year and it may be at the Off Road Expo in California as well. We don't have an updated calender for 2015 yet but I'll make the suggestion for it.

Also, stay tuned for more pictures. The trailer is being build right now and once it is finished we will post some more.


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