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Prepping the 2019 Rolls Royce Cullinan for an off-road adventure

We made a few modifications to the luxury SUV in preparation for the seven-day all off-road navigation challenge, the Rebelle Rally.

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Emme Hall

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When you know you're going to take a $400,000 car off the beaten path for seven days in the Rebelle Rally, a few preparations are in order.

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When we first looked underneath, we knew we would want full skid plates to protect everything from the differential to the oil pan.

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With nearly 9 inches of ground clearance, the Rolls Royce Cullinan has a decent amount of space under there, especially for a crossover.

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However, there is nothing to be lost by adding underbody protection.

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The company even added little skid plates for the air suspension height sensors.

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Rolls Royce removed all the carpe in the back and welded in a sturdy spare tire carrier with a secure bottle jack.

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After much deliberation, we decided to stick with the stock winter tire package: 21-inch wheels wearing Continental ContiWinter Contact size 255/50.

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The total wheel and tire package could not exceed 31.5 inches in order to clear this suspension mount. Wheels couldn't be any smaller due to the large brakes.

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I had a cheap light bar that fit perfectly. It's removable and will only be used if we find ourselves out at night.

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We left the 6.75-liter V12 engine alone. I think 563 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque will be enough.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of the Rolls Royce Rebelle Rally prep.

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