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Alexis the Lexus: Hey, nice wheels

Posted by Pat Haggerty updated

Alexis got new shoes!

Alexis the Lexus and her new shoes | Right Channel Radios

We introduced her a couple weeks ago, but we got a new rig, Alexis, a 2005 LX470 that we're outfitting for overland adventures with the family, hunting, and camping out at mountain bike races. When we picked up Alexis, the thing I hated most were the 20" street wheels and tires that were installed. Those need to go right away! We replaced the wheels with a set of 17" Icon Dynamics Six Speed Series. I picked these for the proven strong design and the size will put more rubber between the wheel and tire for off-roading and improved handling. We bought five in total, and I hope to move the spare from the bottom of the rig to a rear carrier.  

Alexis, Icon Six Speed Wheels & Grabber X3 Tires | Right Channel Radios

I replaced the tires with the General Tire Grabber X3 to help me better conquer some of Montana's rockier and muddier terrain. Also, I just love the way they look!

A friend of mine offered me a great deal on a used Tepui tent that I couldn't pass up. I'm a little too tall to sleep in the back of Alexis comfortably, and this tent will come in handy during hunting and biking season. I'm not interested in putting a platform bed in the back of the rig, as I need to keep the seating for my family when we want to get outside together.

Lastly, Alexis shed her running boards and coming soon: new sliders. Stay tuned!


Pat Haggerty

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As the owner and operator of Right Channel Radios, Pat Haggerty has been helping customers find the best radio solutions since 2008. He is highly knowledgeable in all mobile radio options and setups, including CB radios, GMRS radios, and HAM radios. His wide library of how-to and help articles is frequently referred to as one of the best resources for CB radio installations and technical support online. When he's not assisting radio enthusiasts online or on the phone, you can find Pat enjoying all that Montana's trails have to offer on his skis, mountain bike or Land Cruiser.