New to me G550

Bravo30

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long story short i traded my 2015 S550 in for a 2015 G550 (35k miles). i lost money on the S and then i spent some more money on the G ($85K for the G). it is what it is and i realized this. the G is from the dealer so its a certified. they replaced the tires, brakes and a few other things then i got the balance of my tire warranty back ($1,600) so that helped. everything else checked out fine. I never should have bought the car but i did and since then its left a bitter taste in my mouth. im not a car guy. the car is great but just not for me. i had to crawl into it and watch for curbs or you would tare the front end off. i had to replace 3 wheels and 2 tires in 18 months via the tire care warranty. that aside, i love the G! its a truck and i can run over things and thats what i need. so i have few questions...


1- ive read that earlier models had a bullet proof engine. whats the story on the 2015?
2- can i do the basic maintenance myself?
3- any addition skids plates i need or are the factory ones sufficient? (im not a hard core off roader as in trips to MOAB. im more like the guy who drives down roads that say ''bridge out'' if that makes sense)


mods:

im not going to go crazy but i would definitely like to remove the step and install rock sliders. any recommended brands or styles come to mind? i would also like a low key roof rack with a ladder.

 
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1. Mine is a 2011 so I can't say anything about the 2015.

2. You say you're not a "car guy," is that automobiles in general or "car" as in "low sedans?" If it's certified you should have some free maintenance for a period of time, yes? When my warranty ran out on my CPO I took it to a very good local independent shop for maintenance. They are great.

3. I'm like you, not a hard core rock crawler so the skid plates are sufficient for me. They seem pretty sturdy to me.

For sliders and other accessories: https://www.g-wagenaccessories.com

Be sure your lockers work! Wouldn't surprise me if the dealership never bothered to check them. Mine was a 2011 CPO from Virginia, got it in 2014. The lockers didn't work from CPO, had the work done under warranty. $4300 worth if I remember right.

Have fun with it!
 

Bravo30

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#4
1. Mine is a 2011 so I can't say anything about the 2015.

2. You say you're not a "car guy," is that automobiles in general or "car" as in "low sedans?" If it's certified you should have some free maintenance for a period of time, yes? When my warranty ran out on my CPO I took it to a very good local independent shop for maintenance. They are great.

3. I'm like you, not a hard core rock crawler so the skid plates are sufficient for me. They seem pretty sturdy to me.

For sliders and other accessories: https://www.g-wagenaccessories.com

Be sure your lockers work! Wouldn't surprise me if the dealership never bothered to check them. Mine was a 2011 CPO from Virginia, got it in 2014. The lockers didn't work from CPO, had the work done under warranty. $4300 worth if I remember right.

Have fun with it!
cars in general. i dont like the feeling of stepping down, lack of cargo room and the low ground clearance you get with cars. i guess it boils down to lifestyle and being a contractor by trade and your sterotypical outdoors type of guy im just not cut out for a car.

good call on the lockers!! ill be asking them about that when i go back up on saturday.
 
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