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** July 30, 2023 **

Melissa Shenefelt's 2019 Ascent Premium

Member #39039 :: Car Show Entry

Car Description:
What can I say? Shes an Ascent. Not your typical car show car nor one you typically see being modded, yet here she is with her extensive list of uses;

Did you birth half a soccer team and need to get them to their next game? I'm sure in-between being their personal taxi driver you also need to feed them because they insist on eating all of the food in the house. Well, you're in luck. This vehicle is the perfect grocery getter. Whether it's for your herd of children or for your instacart side hustle, she can get the job done.

Have a husband who keeps blowing up the engine of his 05 FXT? NO?! JUST ME?! Well, she can fit that engine in her cargo area to bring it to a more reliable mechanic, Lee Parsons of High Voltage, to get the job done right, and then haul the engine back 3 hours.

Ever have a need to fit 262 pumpkins in your vehicle? Well, should the occasion arise I can tell you they DO fit in your Ascent.

Besides being the ultimate family taxi, grocery getting, engine hauling work horse, she is a beast offroad with her 4.44 gearing and can make it up any hill and in case you ever find yourself at Dirtfish with a broken bumper, don't fret. It comes seamlessly off in one big piece. Ask me how I know.

She has taken me to some amazing views, met some pretty awesome people to share adventures with and has helped me fulfill so many volunteer opportunities by carrying the load (even 262 pumpkins). The Ascent is definitely not a one stop shop. She can do it all.

Now for the nitty gritty (mods):
💥1.25" Primitive Racing lift via King Springs
💥Primitive Racing double skid plates with lip (painted red)
💥Reppin those OEM wheels with Falken Wildpeak ATs
💥ARB Awning
💥Rola basket
💥 Recovery gear (boards and box). 💥 Seat protectors for backs of seats. ..because KIDS
💥Custom red/black King cover car seat covers for front and 2nd row
💥ALL the lights, because lights before lockers
💥No engine mods yet due to warranty and already being on her 2nd CVT and front diff

So while she may not be everyone's "cup of tea" she is mine and she gets the job done.

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