Best Used 4WDs?

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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby coldharvest » Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:12 am

RYP wrote:I like a top down Landy Series II

Our neighbor in the UK has a near mint one.
I prefer the Series 3 shooting break.
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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby RYP » Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:32 pm

Series II is all metal, best with pull out rhino hide seats. Series III has the plastic dash. An unnecessary luxury
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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby Dabbi » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:16 am

it's all the same crap, it is a set of wheels that is turned by motors and cranks, small diferences in transmissions and differentials does not do a lot of fucking good.

It is all up to personal preferences, personaly i like the mitsubishi pajero the best but in the end of the day it is basicly all the same with a little twist on every car wich makes it subtly different
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Postby diamondcutter13 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:05 pm

Had me a Series '69 IIa 88' Land Rover. Loved it but unfortunately I owned it while living in Winnipeg, those things are built for warm climates only. No heat, no lights, and the generator produced fuck all juice to charge the battery at -35. Luckily it had a crank start so you could always hand start it even if (when) the battery was dead. Stored it at a daughter-of-satan ex's family farm at the time and it went awol in a flood. damn.
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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby thewalrus » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:29 am

1996 to 2002 HiLux Surf with either 3.0L inline-4 turbo diesel engine or the 3.4L V6 petrol. Do not buy the 2.7L, it's gutless.

pros: parts available nearly everywhere. light enough to have a great power to weight ratio. the right hand wheel version is readily available with under 80,000 kms (all pavement!) for under $9000 from japanese car exporters. easy to weld a full length aluminum roof rack on top for extra storage space for light/bulky items. decent fuel mileage at least compared to the the inline-6 turbo diesel land cruisers which are absolute fuel pigs.

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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby thewalrus » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:12 am

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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby Detroit_Pierogi » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:03 am

Depends upon what you want to do. Generally speaking, the lighter the better. e.g. 1988 Suzuki Samurai - with suspension mods to the gills. Mods for a heavier vehicle - e.g. a Jeep. That give you more ground clearance, allows for bigger tires, and if you have to get under it, there is plenty of room to do so.

Lighter = less like to get stuck, easier to get out of being stuck, way less strain on the suspension - especially when the weight is distributed unevenly (sorta redundant, I suppose), easier to muscle around (by actual people hanging onto one side or another). If, for whatever reason, you think that it might be too light, you can always add weight if you think the situation calls for it. If you start with a heavier vehicle, you can't very well take a lot of weight off. Also sucks much less gas than something a lot heavier. Given the lighter weight and less stress on all parts all the way around, you are far, far less likely to hear any unexpected snap, crackle, or pop coming from underneath.

That's all from a rational standpoint. But people (myself included) are not rational beings. Vehicle loyalty is often akin to religion. Suzuki (aka Zuki) Samurai is not my religion. I do have one, but I am pretty accepting of other faiths.

I had a 1988 Samurai. Actually, something makes me think it was a 1988.5. The guy I bought it from had put it on a Jeep suspension of some kind. It was just bananas. But I didn't like it.

So I sold it at a precipitous loss, as is my style.
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby Dabbi » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:08 am

46" road legal Suzuki Fox from Iceland

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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby thewalrus » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:15 am

now that's just silly, what sort of engine is in a suzuki samurai? 2.4L I-4 normally aspirated?
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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby coldharvest » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:02 am

thewalrus wrote:now that's just silly, what sort of engine is in a suzuki samurai? 2.4L I-4 normally aspirated?

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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby Dabbi » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:23 pm

thewalrus wrote:now that's just silly, what sort of engine is in a suzuki samurai? 2.4L I-4 normally aspirated?


I think it's got a V6 ford engine now Toyota axles and dana 300 gearbox.
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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby Dabbi » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:35 pm

coldharvest wrote:
thewalrus wrote:now that's just silly, what sort of engine is in a suzuki samurai? 2.4L I-4 normally aspirated?

Dabbi is never silly about the vehicles he saves peoples lives in.



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Re: Best Used 4WDs?

Postby Tacos » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:01 pm

pretty easy to roll that thing though
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