Best Used 4WDs?

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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby Dabbi » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:57 pm

Tacos wrote:pretty easy to roll that thing though


most of the weight is in the chasis, drivetrain and motor ;)

usually these trucks can go further than most drivers are willing to go
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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby Detroit_Pierogi » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:18 pm

This was mine. And it was really no big shakes, as far as Samurais go.

1990 Suzuki Samurai: Curb Weight: 2125 lbs.

1997 LR Defender D-90: Curb Weight: 3913 lbs.

The Defender's curb weight is 84% higher than that of the Samurai.



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It seemed like a good idea at the time.
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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby stinkyspice » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:35 am

fj80 toyota land cruiser hands down... they are just bullet proof.. i had one once that ran for a year without gear oil and it still was running fine... amazing!!
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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby vantard » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:49 am

Had a 1960 Austin Gipsy SWB, that was reliable. Vandalised and set on fire in Liverpool and jumped up and down on in a riot in London so it didn't look it's best but never let me down. Shattered a rear stub axle one night, so shifted it into front wheel drive and left it there for a year. When I moved house I left it in a field for a couple of years or so and the engine seized, dropped the sump tapped the pistons and drove it on for a few more years...
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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby travelman » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:06 pm

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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby nowonmai » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:30 pm

travelman wrote:Image


I thought you were going to say "I don't use 4WDs".

Anyway, your picture doesn't work, cheesedick.
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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby travelman » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:18 pm

Quel désastre! And now I have le pénis du fromage. A stinky cheese no doubt.

Does this one work?
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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby ochunter375 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:49 pm

I like the toyota FJ62 land cruiser with and Old Man Emu suspension. Parts can be hard to find. JITW is right about the jeep.
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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby swordpoint9 » Sat May 19, 2012 2:58 pm

travelman wrote:Quel désastre! And now I have le pénis du fromage. A stinky cheese no doubt.

Does this one work?
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Beetles are great parts are everywhere ! I do Love the Hilux they are low profile enough to skirt through Iraq / Afghanistan or Indonesia . I haven't Been able to find one in the States .. I also like the VW Iltis when I was stationed in Germany in the 80's !
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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby jcshinobi1973 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:17 am

Land rovers are nice if you have the scratch.
I have been using my wrangler since 92. It has 229,736 miles on the odometer. Running the four cylinder. It's all about learning to drive what you have.
It's been to Canada, North Anerica, Japan, Bahrain, Southern Europe and Central America. I've only invested an additional $5245.00 into it for items that don't come stock on land rovers or jeeps, like winch, dual battery, Jerry cans, extra lighting and dedicated electronics (2 way, cb and GPS) plus a few others. Still running the original drivetrain except tires.
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