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What does /out drive when /outdoors
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>>969997
Subi's are sooooo nice.... I do man work tho so I have a pickup truck.

>captcha pickup truck.... wtf guise?
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i have one like dis
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>>970003
Muh dude!
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porsche 911
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>>969997
>>>/o/
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>>970058
No faggot
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>>970023
inside job
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Right now I have a 2007 Dodge Nitro but the best /out/ car I ever owned was my last one, a 2001 Nissan Xterra; that thing was an unstoppable tank.
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I'm buying a Mitsubishi l200 pickup with a cap on the back for /out/ fishing trips
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>>970154
Always loved these Xterras.
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>>970000
My man
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>>970164
Do they all look like mum's futuristic crossover suv with a tiny bed?

My first vehicle was a Mitsubishi pickup, it was a great little truck, very /out/ appropriate, I had no idea Mitsubishi trucks had become so retarded.
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>>970154
Had one from 04 to 11. First 100,000 miles were great. By 200,000, everything had to be replaced except the chasis. I miss my 86 Yoda PU the most. Shit keeps getting shittier.
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>>970218
They're Dodges now. Go figur
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>>970226
It's those nuts they put behind the wheel at the dealership that fucks'em up so bad.
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Driving anything less than this is flat out dangerous desu
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>>970236
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qM0UWNqxkw
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Nine:Zero:Seven alloy prototype frame, 170QR rear, tapered headtube, carbon fork from a Specialized Fatboy, Jones H bars, Weinmann DHL80 rims, Bitex hubs, 2x8 shimano mishmash drivetrain, Avid BB7 brakes, Avid Speed Dial Ti levers, Giant Pinner DH pedals, and either Vee H-Billie 4.25" tires or Surly Larry 3.8" tires, depending on conditions.
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>>970280
I didn't think there were girls on the internets.
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>>970286
Not a girl... why would you think that?
The frame is swoopy like that to allow for low standover heigh with a 120mm suspension fork while in deep snow.
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>>970289
Deep what?
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>>970289
Originally, it was to protect against prematurely busting your hymen.
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>>970289
Just kidding. I don't have anything against bi's.
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White one's more gooder for hauling gear/equipment to the mountain.
Or a trailer with a snowmobile or two in it.

Orange one's more funner, goes more places, and gets better mileage.
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this one's my favorite though.
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sure it looks like a pussy car, but lil' fucker will go crazy places with not too much skill.
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>anything but this
im embarrassed for you my dudes
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2nd gen Xterra is my adventuremobile. Does pretty decently.
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>>970154

why did you downgrade

>>970370

I've always had a hard on for these, but I can't rationalize always having to get premium gas and expensive parts. Not afraid of working on engines, though.
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>>970183
Niiiice brother.
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>>970402
The Xterra was getting old, I had already replaced the engine once, the Nitros aren't bad at all, they are they same thing as the Jeep Libertys. I also have a 2010 Ford Escape but with 2 wheel drive it isn't /out/ worthy at all.
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>>970451

Gotcha. Was yours the 4 or 6 cyl? A friend of mine really, really wants one, so I told her if she got one, I'd get a Frontier so we could /overland/ and do other dumb shit together and share parts.
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>>970457
3.3L V6, definitely the best /out/ car I've had
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You amerifuck really make me jelly with your cars.
Are you all fucking rich kids or are cars in US just cheaper than here in Yurop?
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>>970494
Adults with jobs bud.
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>>970494
Bit of both, mostly cars are just an absolute necessity in North America unless you live directly in a large city. Also cheaper gas and much easier to get and cheaper license than most Euro countries.
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>>970494
Pretty sure they're cheaper and depending on where you live more necessary. I have two vehicles. One for commuting and one for off-roading. Public transport is not feasible where I live.
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>>970556
There is no such thing at all as public transport where I live. There's no cabs, no trains, no buses... nothing.
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>>970218
most modern trucks look dumb now, I'm buying an 2002 with a single cab so I can have the 7 foot bed
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I don't actually drive this and I don't know who did, but someone did up until the late 90s. And here it rests.
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>>970572
I really like the newer Ford F series and the Dodge Rams aren't too bad with the right front-end package. Tundras and Tacomas are great looking trucks too, always have been. No idea what happened to Chevy, their cars, crossovers, trucks, and SUVs are all ugly as fuck and have been for years.
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>>970498
>>970530
>>970556
I hear that from people all the time, that gas and cars are less expensive in US, also insurance is cheap i recon? I live in Norway and new cars are dirty expensive, gas is relatively cheap considering the pay. But I don't need a car because public transportation gets me everywhere, I just want it so I can /out somewhere remote where there is not much people. Its a problem here to go /out and be alone with the nature because people are very /outish. I live on the trail head so to say and many many trails for hiking and cross country start here and on a fucking Sunday its more people here that in the city centre. Its more /out to go to cinema on Sunday than take a hike here.
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>>970934
Get a Veteran car.

Low road tax ( 450 kr ) and insurance because why pay full license if you're not going to use it everyday.
Not sure how it qualifies for Veteran status though.

Also simpler to maintain yourself, an older car.
Lots of choice for even 40,000 kr or less

Pic related will go a million km, has that Mercedes reliability without the electric or vacuum system problems, has the most comfy ride you can imagine, and they are great off road.
Rear seats also fold down giving you 2m of flat space.

Tax is 3300 kr if without Veteran status.
Maintenance is easy.
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Greenlaning is tricky in my country so not really interested in off road capable vehicles.

In the process of converting this into a micro-camper
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I go for maximum comfy
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>>971354
How is it tricky?
Greenlanes are nothing more than unsurfaced rural roads.
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>>969997
Mmmmmmmm diesel. Auxiliary tank in the bed soon...1200mile range...can't wait.
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>>970154
Why do you like shitty softroaders? I've lived on dirt roads that would stop an xterra, unstoppable my ass.
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>>970370
How many dash warning light are currently on? 5? Seems to be avg....
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>>971405
This one for serious off road. Also have an old Wagoneer but it doesn't see much woods use these days.
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>>971412
Bigger tires and bumpers now. Next is a flatbed to tow it to the real serious stuff with the big white truck...whole reason I bought it after all.
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>>970934
can't speak for norway, but whenever i'd watch top gear the price they'd give in pounds was the same or more than the price in dollars. so if they'd say a car was £30,000, here it would be $30,000, so depending on exchange rates, that's 30-50% less. gas is presently about $2.50-3/gallon ($0.65-0.78/liter), and i live an area with the highest prices in the country. and with the exception of a relatively few major cities, public transportation is not the most convenient or efficient way around.
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>>971417
What he said. Plus with cars and fuel so cheap here the bus really is for losers and bums in every place I've lived...makes it unpleasant to ride desu.
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>>971408
1997. No ETC, no amigos. Setting good right now, with an occasional rich / catalyst code thrown. Feed it two tanks of shell ultra, run it hard at full throttle, and she clears up for a few months.
I fear the deadly slipped liner. Never overheated it, but the 4.0 is sipping coolant and I am not up to a head job.
I've done enough of them not to trust anyone but me in this top end.
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>>971417
>so if they'd say a car was £30,000, here it would be $30,000
not to mention there are so many cars here the market for used cars is extremely buyer friendly. 1-2 year old cars have their price cut in half from new, if not more. 5-10 year old cars are often 75-90% off new price.
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>>971354
I fucking love the aesthetics of this van, it's a shame we can't expect any off road capabilities from it. At least without investing serious dosh.
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>>971463
Dangel can probably make a conversion for around €7000.
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>>971434
It's possible to keep them running basically forever with brute force and a couple of tools.... Until they rust... or the electrics go....

Great cars tho...
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>>971346
Actually I am gonna go for some used car, I see I can get something decent here in Trondelag for around 20-30k. I am thinking maybe suzuki vitara bcs muh 4x4 or that small Subaru 4x4. I had hos for Subaru Forester but its 2l bensin and it consumes as a Russian tank so I'm gonna skip, although I would love it.
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2001 mustang GT, I got stuck in the mud in a parking lot today, truly a shit car for /out/.
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>>971406
No you haven't
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it's good enough for me
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The F150 and the allroad
Thank God i'm not in the rust belt.
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>>970000
>>970183
>>970313
>>970558
Are you Dodge/RAM guys just lucky or are you doing something special to keep the wheel wells from rusting out? It's a big problem on those in my area.
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>>971405
What brand are those flares?
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If I had the funds...
Also the only answer to the question.

Sadly I have shitty polo and a motorbike.
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>>971756
Yeah I'd Fuckin love one. They go for a song in Ireland but of course they've been abused by a farmer for a decade so they all need work. Petrol/diesel consumption is huge too, and they're not the most comfy

Parts are cheap tho so I'm seriously thinking of getting one. Though it'll mean I'm poor forever
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>>971485
>€7000
So almost the price of another one? Would be better just going all in for an Amarok
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have a scion tc.

would like a late 90s cherokee or wrangler.
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in a few days i'll have pic related. it's not much but i'm going to love it like i would a doggo
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>>971727
hatchback master race
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>>971849
The Dangel conversion is for a more serious 4x4. Locking hubs, lift etc.

If you just want drive to 4 wheels, find someone who can do a conversion using parts from the 4matic Caddy. Or just buy a 4matic.
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>tfw no Troopy

Soon.
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>>971974
>troopy
>posts Rando Kuruza
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>>971919
Is that bro with the lifted Toyota matrix still on here? He had lockers and a turbocharged v6 in it or something.
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>>972208
rofl never saw that
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>>972210
He was Canadian I think, it looked like a serious overlander rig.
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>>971749
It's only a problem on pre-2009 models. My truck (the newer model) doesn't have the problem. It's also a 2016 so it really wouldn't anyways.

The problem is some foam they had behind the wheel wells. It held moisture and made then rust. This is what I was told anyways by my mechanic (who has always owned dodge trucks).
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UAZ 469 1981
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>>972472
moi tovarisch
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>>971749
Rust isn't really a problem here - high (5800ft) and dry (thermostat says 8%RH right now).

I hose the truck off after trips to the mountains, good washing underneath too, knock off all the salt/MgCl.
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>ywn own this vehicle
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>>972554
or this
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>>972556
or even this
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>>972557
or at least this
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>>972559
or to finish this
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>>971974
You wot?
>Claims trooper superiority
>Posts J70
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This is mine
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>>972472
Hi Varg.
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this
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>>972572
>straya cunt can't even post pics right
color me surprised.
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>>970266
>tyres
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>>970280
Wheres.. wheres the motor?
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A 12' aluminum boat
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>>970526
lift that shit up and throw cheap off roads on her and I be it'd be scrappy as fugg
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>>970361
no it won't
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>>972616
Down under m8
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>>972617
>fancy alloys
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>>969997
:^)
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I need to get a new grill for it but it goes everywhere in the mountains
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>>972773
>you can just go and buy these in the US for the equivalent of an entry level hatchback in Europe
You guys have it sweet.

It looks neat but I really dislike that lower part of the bumper.

>tfw you would be fucked to park this truck in Europe streets and people would also make fun o your manhood.
fuck
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>>972785
yeah the air damn in the front looks dumb and has since been taken off
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>>972785
Don't worry about it, the colorado is just a car with a box anyway
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>>971671
If you like the Vitara, or Grand Vitara, the Honda CRV, Toyota RAV4/Daihatsu Terios, Kia Sportage, and the Nissan XTrail are similar.

On the smaller side, there's also the Suzuki Jimny and Mitsubishi Pajero Pinin.

If off road capability is important, also consider the Mitsubishi Pajero.
The 4wd systems on the Grand Vitara and similar cars are for safety and traction on slippery roads, not actual off roading.

They Pajero may look much bigger than the Vitara, but the long Pajero is actually slightly narrower and equal in length to the E-Class Mercedes.
Hyundai Galloper is the the exact same car as a Pajero, with cosmetic changes and a cheaper price.

Mechanically, the Pajeros are very reliable.
Their standard tire is 245 so nice and wide too.

After 15 years and 300k km, the only thing I've ever replaced was the clutch some rubber bushings.

Isuzu Mu/Opel Frontera, Toyota 4runner, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, SsangYong Korando are other good options in your price range.

There's also the Chevy Blazer, Ford Explorer, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee, LandRover Freelander, but I know nothing about those.

>>972785
Thats an Isuzu D-Max with a different face.
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>>970593
This picture feels very peaceful and a little sad.
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>>971388
Perfect. Small enough to go anywhere, but has the comfy feeling of an rv inside.
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>>970715
i love the new raptor and f150 in general but i wish they offered ext cab 7 foot bed


heres my white girl filtered ranger. going to put a matress pad in the back and go camping this summer. i like it a lot but not 4x4, need to get one that is. actually havent got stuck in it though
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>>972906
Tbh I don't wanna go off roading, just to be able to get to the får away trails. And I could use it because where I live now is a bit out of the city, though I saw this winter that they clean the road very well and it is pretty ice free even though its a dirt road.
Toyota Rav4 would be a dream, I never heard anybody say anything bad about them and I liked every model I drove. And I see a guy driving around my house in a Jimny, it looks so fun and I like small and compact cars so if I find a decent one I won't hesitate.
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>>972910
Oh, that's a real classic! Gets the job done to I'm sure.
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>>972908
Thanks friend, it's kinda supposed to. I'm not a very good photographer but I'm getting better. Every hundred shots or so I'll get a few that actually "feel" like they're supposed to. Even though this was just a random truck innawoods I came upon the pic somehow worked-out just right.
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>>972929
Here, I gave it a professional edit guaranteed to net you 68% more likes on instagram.

That'll be €35.
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>>972942
But I don't have an instagram and all you did was add whimsy
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>>972943
Its €40 now.
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>>972944
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>>972911
That's a good looking pickup and yeah, the raptors are probably my favourite truck.
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>>972944
You don't see many Fords in Europe except occasionally in the UK, especially not that old.
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>>972953
Really? I assumed the Transit was popular everywhere in Europe.

From 65-86 they were built in both Germany and England.
Not sure about the later ones.

The 4x4 ones used some American parts. Mainly a Dana 40 front axle and the transfer case from the Bronco.
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>>972773
That's a sharp looking Colorado man, I really like it.

I drive a half ton Ram seen here >>970558

The only reason is that I have ano RV I tow that weighs loaded up over 7k lbs. If I didn't have that to lug around I'd def drive one of these smaller trucks, either a Taco or Colorado. They're pretty great trucks.
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>not posting the greatest /out/ vehicle ever. This thing is the tits.
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I got plans for this little guy.
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>>969997
Not trolling BTW
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>>970266
my dream
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>>973022
Is that as good as a suzuki ?
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>>973071
Why wouldn't it be?
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>>973076
Does it have lockers?
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>>972472
>>973011
Obviously /out/ is UAZ pilled

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I54ArHgC11Y
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>>973080
Depends. Does the Suzuki have lockers?
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>>973081
http://www.eltiempo.com/archivo/documento/CMS-5004249
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>>970370
I'm planning to get a first car here in Spain. Don't need a city car and really want a capable /out/ car.

I can pick up a used one of these for quite cheap. Should I?

Also petrol is fucking expensive here.
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>>973081
They are amazing off-road though
I have yet to find a trail my 469 can't beat

I usually pack my tent, stove and other equipment in it and drive on long trails in the woods untill i find a good spot for hunting or fishing.
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>>973112
I meant uazpilled as a good thing anon

I will look into picking one up just for the resons you mentioned.
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>>972953
>>972957
I don't know about the rest of Yurop but Fords are very common in Norway and the Transit is commonly used as a transport vehicle.

Europe isn't one country, who which brands are popular varies a lot.
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>>972953
what are you talking about? Fords are super common here (UK), ESPECIALLY commercial vehicles like the transit
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>>973135
I know you meant it as a good thing, anon.

If you can find one that was made for the Afghan war like mine with 96hp instead of 75 i can highly recomend it! I belive that perticular engine is a ZMZ 4021.10

It really makes a big diffrence both speed on the road and power on the trails, snow and mud.

Hope you find a nice one
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>>972922
For trails or farm roads a non truck 4wd with high range only is more than enough.

The biggest factor is always tires.
With appropriate tires, even a normal car can go some pretty nasty places.

I've actually never had to engage 4x4 on any trail and have only used it to purposely go off road.
Some of the Vitaras actually had low range too.

The RAV4 and its Japanese competitors are all pretty good and one isn't really better than the other, so the should be down to availability and personal preference.

>>973095
Most Discoveries will be diesel.

And there is a reason they are cheap - lots of difficult to diagnose electronic problems, or at least the constant fear of them.

The mechanics are not bad though. Mostly the same as the Defender.

The Montero or a locally made Patrol are safer bets.
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>>971751
No idea bought it as it sits.
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>>973091
is this a rape van?
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>>973182
>Montero
>Patrol

They're ugly desu
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>>973198
>They're ugly
How does that even get considered?
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>>970494
We dont have an awesome public transport system because we're so much more spread out that you eurofags are.

I'm in California, and it takes 8 hours to get to LA. If you drove for 8 hours in Europe, you're going through 2 or 3 countries.
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>>973224
Spain and Italy end to end are both around the same length as California.
Norway is as long as the whole US Pacific Coast.

Sure you can go through more than one country a day, but the same is true for the US.
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Here she is, my unstoppable landship.
An 2006 TD5, put all my money into it and it was absoloutely worth it. Pic related, from last weekends outing.
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>>972560
>will never have a firetruck for /out
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>>973095
I would say no

Yes, they are good off road, and I quite like them, but they are gas guzzlers, a d with the price of fuel, it'll be expensive for you.

They're also pretty unreliable. At least I should say they require a lot of maintaining. If you take care of it, and keep up on the maintenence, they are good. If this is your first vehicle though, it can be a lot to take care of.

Also, since it's your first vehicle, you'll probably never use all of the Land Rover's capabilities. Meaning, it'll go way more places than you can ever take it. A smaller, more fuel efficient 4x4, will take you everywhere you want, and be cheaper to own and maintain.

Buy a small 4x4 SUV, get aggressive all terrain tires, and you'll be able to do a lot.
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>>973263
Still, Europe is significantly smaller than the US, and there's more people per square mile.

Most Europeans I've talked to all comment the same thing when they come here, they can really get over how big it is. To be able to drive for 12 hours straight and not even leave the eastern usa.
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>>973144
>>973144
There are a lot of american cars in Norway and Sweden. And I don't know where do you get the idea there are not so many Fords in Yurop, there is an absolut shitload of them, models like Ka, Fiesta, Focus and Mondeo are very very common. My dad has a Focus.
>>973182
I used to drive Wv before coming to Norway and even though they are so fucking reliable I wanna go for a japanese now. Also considering Mazda if I don't find anything nice in 4x4 range. I'm far away from car freak, just want something that doesn't break the bank to own and run thats reliable bottom line.
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>>973275
are you a girl? why this small backpack?
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>>972589
whomst dares insult the glorious Lada Niva
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>>973313
Ford of Europe is managed by Europeans and uses European design firms and European manufacturing.

They're only "American" in the sense that Heinz is American.
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>>973315
Haha it's a 120 litre backpack, its my car thats big.
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>>973275
>>/fa/
you rascal
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>>973199

Style is important whether you agree or not. I also get laid and shit, if I get a land rover I can pass as a normie /out/ist.
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>>973275
I have been contemplating this car for some time now.

Tell me about it.
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>>973317
I was just saying there are shittons of Fords around, which one is American or not I don't really care.
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>>973285
Yeah I keep hearing this but consider the following:

>the little SUV's which are more fuel efficient will cost me about the same
>I can find a defender which is already offroad equipped with some cool upgrades on which i'd have to spend money otherwise
>Petrol is a problem for sure but I won't use it as a daily driver, only for /out/ related activities when I have the free time (easier to travel by metro around the city)
>"it will be able to go to more places than I will take it" yes at first but later I will want to go to more demanding places so this is really pro
>having an older car that id need to maintain will teach me how to maintain cars and actually (and id enjoy upgrading a Landrover over some kia)

I am not too poor so I doubt repairs will drain me

What do you use it for? I want to go down to Africa. Will I be able to travel long distances on it? (Not too far just north africa)

I'm becoming a bit obsessesed with old land rovers to be honest.
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>>973324
;-)
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>>973327
Alright, it's got the most reliable engine of the defender series the TD5 (imo) which is a 5 sylindre diesel engine made by BMW.
It's also the latest model with that engine, from 2007 onwards they fit the DuraTorq puma ford engines which i don't find reliable at all.
It's the 110 version which means bigger space inside, i can fit a double bed in the rear if i remove some of the seats (3 bolts) and its a small camping vehicle.

Another reason is that the Defender has tons of spare parts and modifications that are relatively cheap, it's simple to repair with just basic car knowledge and it isn't that bad when it comes to fuel consumption (I get 8,2 per 100km)

It's a car in its purest form, really simple. The only downside is it's electronics :( My indicators doesn't work ATM haha.
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>>973343
Like I said earlier, the mechanics of the Discovery are reliable - but oil leaks are common.
An oil leak might fail your yearly inspection.

The diesels are fuel efficient even compared to a small gasoline car.
The V8 have no real purpose.

The electronics are the biggest weakpoint. You never know what will break and it's difficult to diagnose.
Even simple stuff like the horn or lights can stop working. Both will fail you on inspection.
You might wake up one day to find your lights dont work.
Is it a fuse? Maybe the second fuse? The bulbs? A relay? Shorted wires? The stalk on the wheel?
Easy €80 for an automotive electrician.
Next week its your reverse lights.

Month after that the A/C won't turn on.

And since these cars have a lot of problems, they will undoubtedly have passed through the hands many technicians and have been the subject of many quick fixes.


And if you plan on any modifications, you will need to get them certified by an engineer, but that is for all vehicles.

Buy the best car you can and grow into it.

>>973198
If you want the Disco, just get the Disco and stop making bullshit excuses on why you don't like the alternatives.
You don't need to justify anything to us, or yourself.
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>>971406
the only time i've gotten an xterra stuck is when my front left wheel slipped into a ditch and i bottomed out
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>>972626
you'd be betting correctly, many an 86 were rallied back in the day
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>>973357
>8,2 per 100km
I see you are european
(also that's more efficient than I imagined it to be)

Where did you get one of these? how much did it cost you?
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>>973400
Thank you anon.

I will keep looking into it. I will make a choice by summer.
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>>973418
It's not that bad when it comes to fuel efficiency.
I bought it in Norway, the defender keeps well so the price is quite high, you can keep one for a few years and sell it for about the same price.
It set me back 230 000 Nok which is about 23k GPB. I was lucky though, the guy selling it had no idea how to price it so i gave him a lower bid and he accepted it. Saved alot of money that way.

I bought it through a norwegian "craigslist" style webpage for car sales.
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>>973448
20k for a defender is quite a lot no? I have found quite a few here on spanish milanuncios.com for much cheaper. Or am I going to end up paying 7k - 10k for a pile of trash?
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>>973464
You get what you pay for, that's for sure. No one is selling a nice one for that cheap.

I'm telling you. They are a money pit. Unless you're prepared for that, STAY AWAY.
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>>973448
>buying in norway

I seriously hope you are from norway yourself. Norwegian car taxes are exorbitantly high, so youre guaranteed to get a bad deal compared to buying it at home

t. norwegian
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>>973405
Xterras are boss offroaders from the factory. Better than 90% of what is available now. How many grocery getters have locking diffs from the factory?
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>>973430
Petrol? Right.
Diesel? Left.

Rover gassers are shit.
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>>973536
Correction.
Rover V8 is shit.
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>>973536
I thought both were best in their diesel variants.

I meant more of an overall investment. (diesel either way)
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>>973544
The old 2.25 petrol is a different beast. A straight 4 cylinder.
After looking at the photo, I realized the rover on the right isn't a series 109, so all things being equal, the Disco is much more comfy, but more electrical bits to go wrong.
The defender is birmabright metal box on a chassis.
Both share the same rolling gear.
Stay away from the aluminum block V8s.
They are time bombs.
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>>973563
Good looking truck NYbro
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>>970280
fancy ass nigga. My bike is a probably $80 MAX curaca.
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>>969997
best /out/land vehicle is a...I hate to say it...Ka..kawasaki KLR 650 with a '99 Polaris RMK 600 if you aren't nomadic in nature. Great bikes when accompanied by a /k/ mindset, too bad it's a nip bike.
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>>970315
Polaris master race! I jus' got a couple of '99 RMKs and an '01 edge X
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>>970494
Bubger cars are cheaper than becoming a Great Value™ African McWarlord™
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>>971434
RIP. kinda what you get for buying a car made by Kroger™ branded humans.
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>>970494
Cheaper and a very, very large part of America is still rural as fuck. Europe has a denser population and streets are narrow because your cities are all so fucking old that they were made for horses and shit. A lot of American trucks and SUVs would be incredibly impractical to maneuver in a European city.
Trucks specifically are cheaper here. We have a law that gives a tax break for any vehicle with a cargo space which is not accessible from the passenger compartment.
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>>972472
Dude yes! UAZs are where it's at! I've been looking into getting one myself.
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>>972611
yessssss
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LX470/100 series Land Cruiser
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>>972911
Raptors are heavy and hard to mud in. Same thing with driving in snow.

I traded my Colorado for a 4x4 Ranger and so can you!

>>973686
I'm looking at buying one right now!
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>>973710
Sry for bad picc
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>>973710
>>972911
I just picked up a camper shell for mine, still need to make the platform and carpet it. Also in need of tires and with that comes a t-bar crank to fit some 265/75r16s, but its slowly getting there.
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>>973715
Oh you got a 4x4. Nice. Cute doggo - more piccs bls.

How much did you get the camper for? I had to drive 200km to get mine after waiting 6 months. Fucking Canada.
I also bought the carpet but have been too lazy to install it just yet, haha. Get the extra $40 and get the mass loaded vinyl addition.

Everyone says to T-Bar crank and wheel allignment and that the keys are a waste of money. I found it significantly more comfy after the keys.

265/75/16s fit in on stock height. I'd know - I had 32 inch Duratracs for 3 months before getting the keys installed.
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>>973715
This was back when "Taynger" had
>horribly matching kota cap
>sagging front end due to no level kit
>32 inch tyres that looked way too oversized
>horrible rims
Thank God I finally started making aesthetic changes instead of functional ones.
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>>973724
thats the neighbors dogga, hes a cunt thatll tear the fence down.

I got it for $150, it needed a few things (locks, hydraulic arms, clamps) but my gf works at oreilleys so we are able to get a discount on a lot for it.

Good to know that stock will fit the tires im looking at, I had heard I needed to crank the tbar. what are the keys?

>>973725
really digging the bumper. Ive got a bull bar mounyed on my front that I regret, it doesnt serve a functional purpose and just looks douchey
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>>973715
Be careful t-bar cranking. On my Ranger anything more than an inch or so extra height made the front end feel like complete dog shit. Really stiff and not fun to drive.

I also had a shop install new lower control arms recently, and when they put it back together they maxed out the t-bars for some reason.The control arms began impacting the frame like crazy and of course had to be dropped back down.

Ford engineers designed the suspension to stay within a pretty limited range. Anything more than an inch is too much in my experience. Aftermarket torsion keys or any other snake oil bullshit shops try to sell you won't change that.

>t. 31" tires, zero rub at full lock / flexed, +0.75" over stock height but prob don't even need that
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>>973735
As >>973738 mentioned, the torsion bar crank will make the ride really, really uncomfortable. Same thing with add-a-leaf. It really just stiffens up the suspension and bumps it harder than a stock YJ.

The keys are the part that connects the torsion bars to the suspension and changing the angle can get you 3 more inches of lift. I have found that they aftermarket keys actually better suspension. That along with the added weight from the front bumper and Duratrac tyres makes this a pretty damn comfortable vehicle

Bullbar's fine. The good thing about them is you can always sell them if you don't like.
Plus you can knock down single trees that you hit head on.

>>973738
Also fitting in more than 33 inch tyres will require a front upgrade as anon mentioned. Torsion bars are great replacement for shocks but are a bitch to upgrade.
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>>969997
Oh! And drop by the Offroad General threads on /o/ every once in a while. There are like 3 or 4 other rangerfags that occasionally drop by with techs and help
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>>973741
My understanding of torsion bar lifts (albeit limited; I'm no engineer) is that the angle of the bar is not inherently changed by keys. Aftermarket keys simply allow the bar to twist further, thus increasing the "lift" effect on the front control arms.

In my mind key lifts are snake oil.

#1 - Control arms can only travel down so far before they impact other parts, such as the frame. My stock keys allowed enough movement / lift to do this already. Changing the keys doesn't change the position of the frame in relation to the control arms, so any aftermarket parts are ultimately limited at the exact same spot as stock parts.

#2 - Rangers are old trucks. I'd wager that most torsion bars are getting a bit rusty by now. I'm not personally comfortable loading those bars beyond stock and twisting them more than they are supposed to, regardless of what keys they're connected to. Shit scares me. No clue if this is relevant or not, but worth thinking about.

#3 - When my keys were maxed out, the CV angle on my front end was fucking ridiculous. The boot was starting to fold over on itself. Irregular angles like this mean increased wear on critical parts. If the boot tears during an impact and lets a bunch of dirt in, you'll likely be replacing the CV, which is a pain in the ass and somewhat expensive.

If you want 33" tires on a Ranger fitted properly, you need a new front end.

YES, you can technically fit a skinny 33x10.5 or something, but you will still have rub on the sway bar and front valence. Probably other places too at full lock / flex (this is what matters in offroading -- mall crawlers fuckoff). And then there's also the topic of regearing. I have 4:10s in my truck and I can tell you right now it wouldn't be enough for 33" tires.

IMO 32" is maximum size on stock, 31" is recommended.

Sorry for long post. Just my opinions, I don't claim to know anything, blablabla
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>>970377
Thought about doing this to my xj but climbing ladders drunk is hard
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>>973753
I was about to go to sleep so I'll respond in the morning.
But I just want to say that everyone else I asked about keys say it's fully not worth it. However, after spending $450 to get them swapped out, I got the ride quality boost that I wanted.

Thought they were snakeoil too. But if you compare them to the disking on coils or buying two Bilsteins, they're actually alright.
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>>973509
Oh yeah, i'm from norway so no issue there :)
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>>973759
Fair enough, rangerbro! Real world evidence speaks more than random musings online, lol.

I'm digging your setup. I'd be curious how everything looks with a tire fully drooped into a hole. Maybe I'm wrong about some things?

I get autistic over those scenarios. I mostly do bush camping rather than established trails. That means lots of navigating shitty uneven terrain and sneaking through trees and over stumps. Steering is locked up more often than not, so I get really nervous about front end geometry that may not work in extreme scenarios. Don't wanna get stuck where a tow is impossible, y'know?

A winch and bumper is on my wishlist.
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>>973710
raptors are designed more for sand and rock crawling than mud, the ranger is light enough where it doesnt sink down, and if you can you just need abuddy to lift. i actually like the colorados quite a bit

>>973715
i got my shell for 35 bucks off a gay carpernter. its off an 80s toyota he said, and it wasnt stock on the yota so he doesnt know what its from lmao barely fits, but is water tight. only downside is dark plastic side windows i cant fucking see through, might try replacing them with sliding ones

pic is when i went to northwoods. had to get through 30ish feet of muddy dirt road, didnt even have trouble while friends behind me did
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01 subaru forester st-b. AWD combined with some decent winters makes it fairly easy to plow through most road conditions and the turbo makes a bit more fun. Wish it had a bigger fuel tank and didn't require premium. And a bit more ground clearance and a metal skid plate so I wouldn't have to worry so much about smashing important engine bits while blasting around forestry roads.
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>>973772
How is that gas consumption?
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>>973636
yeah I don´t need the v8 for anything
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>>973668
I checked out prices in my euro country and they are as expensive as a fucking real SUV (second hand) in russia they go for the price of a smartphone
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>>973430
Depending on the age, the Defender will have less electrics to go wrong.
The Discovery is more civilized, has "better seats" and a more car like driving position, more headroom at the back and unlike the defender, it doesn't turn unto a literal oven in the summer.
But you can take the roof and windows off a Defender, at least.

>>973464
His defender is a relatively modern one. For 10k you will be looking at older models.

In Spain, I'd expect you'd find a lot of older Santana 109 "converted" to Defender with TDI engines and coil springs. Or maybe not.
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>>973815
The V8 isn't even that powerful. LandRovers are not geared for speed either.

The TD5 becomes a demon with a chip.
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>>973753
Something more...
Cranking the t bars extends the shocks. If the shocks don't have enough travel to extend when the load is relaxed, the ride gets really harsh as the shocks are topping out on every dip in the road.
Any suspension lift beyond 2-3cm (e.g. cranking the t bars) warrants a serious look at the shock absorbers.
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Pajero J-Top, Front and Rear lockers, needs a little work, but i got it for next to nothing, been great offroad so far.
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>>973753
So for my stock one here
>>973715
I would be fine with some 265/75r16s then? Or would I need to drop down a size unless I raise it in some way?
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Its more capable than it looks.

The bed is 2m long - just enough for me to stretch my legs.
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>>971406
If you can manage to get any AWD vehicle stuck on a dirt road you should have your drivers licence revoked and replaced with a day glow orange helmet.
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>>973816
I bought mine in Russia for 100 000 Rubels, which was a pretty good deal considering its zero rust on it and thats rare when it comes to those cars from the 80's.
Im gonna import it to my country (Norway) when a guy i know has fixed the documents with DPS.

Since i live about 30 minutes to the closest Russian city i can go over an work on it and buy parts when ever i want so thats nice.

And since its veteran its only 10% of the price i bought it for to import it. And i've already made a deal with the police in Russia to write its value at 50 000 rubels instead so i get it way cheaper over the border.
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>>973346
thanks for the wallpaper
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Ferd Turis
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Just got this Forester, whats a good not retarded expensive roof mounted fold out tent? Could my stock crossbars handle the weight sleeping on top?
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>>973978
>pt
Portubro here?
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>>974022
yeah thats about the prices that I saw on auto.ru

I am Russian so I'd have no problem buying it. But since I live in Spain it's going to take some time and effort.
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Have (((TrailBlazer))), want International Scout or old Ford Bronco.
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>>974003
So they're going to have a helmet in their wallet? Wtf
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>>974022
What Is it with Norwegians and Lada? I see it all the time on finn.
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>>974319
Yes, wallet sized helmets.
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>>974323
Well im talking about the UAZ 469.

But Lada was fairly common in Norway back in the days.
But our sky high taxes on everything car related fucked things over for the companies that imported them.

And now people still like them, especially older people who maybe had one in their younger age and want one again for the nostalgic.

Volga was also common, mostly as taxies but many were used by private persons too.

Sadly UAZ didn't make it to Norway before the taxes fucked everything so there's only 2 UAZ'es in Norway today.
Mine will be the 3rd.
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>>974323
Whats wrong with Lada? They're cheap, and simple and don't pretend to be anything else.

A little story:
In 91 my grandfather built a showroom for a local car dealer, and he was gifted a Lada Samara. (Don't ask, it doesn't make sense to me either)

So the Lada became our second car.
I remember riding in, and have fond memories of it.
It was beige with brown accents.
The brown "tweed" seats were for some reason really interesting to me as a kid, having been used to leather/vinyl previously.

When my dad's van broke down, we towed it with the Lada.
When we went on family trips, it was with that Lada.

Sometime in 92 my mother was driving it and the clutch cable gave out.
Yes, you heard that right. A car from 1990's with a mechanically operated clutch.
I don't know what happened after that.
I think they just left it there by the side of the road and bought another car.
Kind of sad, actually.
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>>973962
>265/75r16s

It depends on manufacturer and how big the tires actually end up being (they all vary a little bit), but by measurement alone those should fit.

My understanding is they are somewhere between a 31" and a 32". It might be tight when steering is locked and the suspension is loaded (as I've mentioned), but in regular driving conditions it will be okay. If there is a problem, the first place you'd get rub will likely be on the sway bar end link, so I would just keep an eye on it for scuff marks. I think it'll be fine tho

As far as the torsion lift -- just to be clear, I think it's fine to raise it up a little bit. Mine is increased 0.75" and I prefer it that way over stock. I think the trouble only starts when people start cranking it up 2-3+". It makes the CV and control arms angles way out of spec. And as another anon reminded us, it also messes with your shocks.
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Does anyone have/had a Subaru Baja? I always wanted one, and now that I have the dough, they no longer make them. Only ones I've found within 300 miles have at least 160,000 miles on them. I'd be ok with 80,000 if it wasn't otherwise ragged.
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How come there's so many Norwegians here?
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>>974382
>2-3" torsion lift
Jesus fuck, the most I've heard to go is 1" and to replace the shackles/ubolts for some from an explorer that are slightly longer. It sounds like I'll be fine with those tires then with just a small tbar crank, thank you!
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>>973962
>265
Why would you want a tire that wide?
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>>973753
>>973764
Which tyres are you looking to get "drooped", btw? Also, you'll have a hell of a time finding an aftermarket bumper for the Ranger since all the international companies make bumpers for the international Rangers. I got mine at a local fab who does all my work. See what pricing you get and bolt patterns and all - same thing with the winch.

>impossible tow
Just meet some offroad bros who you can call up and give $50 to winch you out of areas. After a few runs on the trails, they might even be owing you some favours... Otherwise, two farm jacks, 4 pieces of wood, and traction aids are your best help.

Also remember that you can chain your tyres in mud for added grip but be careful of large rocks. I did this in my 2WD Colorado with much help.

Anyway, regarding the torsion keys. I am still very, very pleasantly surprised.

>>973962
>>974382
I ran larger duratracs on my stock Ranger for 3 months before the wheel rub made it too annoying. It's also worth noting that the wheel rub into the wheelwells allowed a bit more front flex.
I got 32 inch duratracs somewhere from a small shoppe. Torsion lift might be worth the extra bit for the keys, then.

>>973768
>raptors
>rock crawling
Sand yes. Rock crawling pls no, lmao.
The colorado taught me what i couldn't do whilst "offroading" the 2wd was the best thing to learn on, actually. Plus the I-5 made a cool sound.

>45 dollar shell
>gay carpenter
Damn I knew Jesus was a communist. My shell cost $400 since they command that and I had to spend like $50 in gas to get it. Though, I was mildly impatient since I started needing it for camping.
Are those EDGEs short bed or are they still 6ft beds?
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>>974508
u wot

>>974506
2 inch torsion cranks are pretty common. you'll get a bit of wheel rub which will make parking bretty difficult. also if there are pedestrians or motorcycles beside you, they'll look at you funny, lmao
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>>973095
Get a Defender hermano
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>>973095
>>974531
If you think Spanish gas is cheap, try British car maintenance. Unless you have solid connexions in high-class junkyards or a field of dying LRs, the maintenance on Discos are very expensive. Same goes with the Defenders but to a lessor degree but worse on fuel.
They have a "parts lottery" where shit just breaks randomly and costs $500 (or E300) to replace at odd intervals.

The older G-Wagons would be more expensive to repair but much, much less frequently. Plus more reliable mechanical parts that actually run the vehicles.
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>>974541
>>974537
Yeah the G wag is the dream but I doubt I'd afford one which is better than the land rovers in the very low price ranges.

It won't be a daily driver just a getaway car and I won't mistreat it so I doubt I will need to spend too much on repairs.

Also Spain is definately a field of dying LRs.
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>>974528
Simply question.
Why a wide tire and not a narrow one?
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>>974562
Where are you seeing wide tyres?

More contact with the ground when mudding. Larger surface area means less force per unit area. It also is much better when mudding or snowrolling / slowrolling.

>pic related
>10psi life
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whoops. wrong picture
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>>969997
Mercedes-Benz C200 Kompressor from 2002
I'm not joking.
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>>974387
They were never that great. They were just kind of an Impreza with a little truck bed. They weren't as useful as a small truck, and weren't as nice to drive as a small car. They were kind of a oddity at best.

If you want a small truck bed, a ridgeline works just fine. Honestly though, a small SUV has nearly the same cargo space.
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>>974564
265 it is not crazy wide, but still it is wide tire. I use the tire 175/80/15.

More surface area is better of soft snow or sand, but for every thing else, including mud, I prefer increased psi of narrow tire.
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>>974591
Stock Ranger tyres are 255/70 16
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>>974519
>meet some offroad bros

I'm a member of a fairly huge 4x4 club and I go on group runs every now and then, so begging for a tow is definitely an option sometimes. But, I like to be as self-sufficient as possible. Most of the places I camp / hunt are -very- far from reception, and mostly unknown by the general public (I have unique access to gated native land that typical wheelers do not). It wouldn't be right for me to invite them in because I fucked up.

Gotta get that winch. I've shoveled and used wooden blocks to self-rescue before and it isn't ideal lol
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>>974537
That's a beauty.
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>>974519
edges are 6 foot, i think some are stepside too. its pretty much just the 4x4 suspension with 2wd. its pretty sweet
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>>974344
>>974375
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against Lada it was just unexpected to so many of them in Norway. But I kinda get it, seen that there is a border with Russia. Also my dad had Lada when I was a kid, it wasn't a Samara but the other model, the one that looked like a box of matches. I remember it was navn blue and it had no servo steering but he had reenforced suspensions because of some smugling he did back then in the 90'. Lada is still pretty common in Removerland.
>>974389
/outism is a disease many, many Norwegians are born with, also they come out of the womb with a pair of skiis.
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>>974003
hey now
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>>973662
Nice!
Season's wrapping up out here... been warm and no new snow for over a month.
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>>973710
Hey Tayposter
>>973715
>>973753
Nice to see some ranger bros
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>>974727
forgot pic fugg
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This is now a Ranger thread.
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>>974730
every thread ranger thread
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>>974730
Ranger thread? Oh fug
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>>974734
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>>974730
>>974732
>>974734
>>974735
Rangers are the best small truccs
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>>974736
t. American
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>>974736
I think so too. I wish there were more options in the small / off-road truck segment. Size trumps all else on the trail. I don't care how big your motor is or how many lockers you have. If you can't fit on the trail its all moot.

New Tacoma
>too big
New Colorado/Canyon
>too big
Ford Raptor
>too big, bro-tier
Dodge Rebel
>you guessed it

The Ranger is coming back to NA but I have a feeling its just going to be a modified EU Ranger which disappoints everybody on /out/. Just another Tacoma / Colorado style "small" truck. Fuck sake.

Here's to hoping the new Jeep pick-up will be good. If its the same size as a classic Ranger + solid front axle, I will surely buy one. Talk about cornering a market...
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>>974738
>its just going to be a modified EU Ranger
This is probably going to be the case, but they are bringing back the Bronco which has been apparently hinted by Dana to have solid axles front and rear.
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>>974742
I heard about those rumours too. I will be shocked if its true. Nobody has tried to challenge the Wrangler in decades.

But, the bad news is that Dana makes IFS components too. And the new Bronco is supposed to be built on the same platform as new Ranger. The new Ranger is almost guaranteed to have IFS.

I think its just internet hype. Bronco will target the 4Runner demographic. Marketing to bored housewives is more lucrative than offroaders.
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>>974738
late 90s early 2000s tacomas and first colorados are only other non ranger minitrucks made in last 30 years i like
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>>974747
This. Durangos were always bigger than rangers and S-10s were always worse than rangers. Pre tacoma toyota pickups are just old and pretty much all of them are beat to shit.
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>>974756
*Dakotas, not Durangos
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>>971730
why?
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>>974738
What's wrong with the EU Ranger? Its still the same Mazda B underneath.
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>>974774
It's not a mazda truck anymore, and he said he didn't like it because it's too big.
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>>974591
Narrow snow tire is best snow tire.
Inb4 siping and self-clearing tread.
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>>974732
>>974734
>>974736
Any other ranger people have a sleeping platform in their bed? Something like in the pic.

I just got a camper shell and am wanting to make one but am toying with a couple of designs
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>>969997
I use this pickup for everything.
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>>974738
the "EU Ranger" used to be small as well
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>>974738
>Here's to hoping the new Jeep pick-up will be good.

This. The concept pics of the Comanche have me hype as fuck.
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>>974727
Sup bae!

>>974885
An air mattress blown by my 12V tyre pump, a third of a roll of bubble wrap, or once:9x 3ply garbage bags filled with leaves
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>>974723
ur an all star

>>974715
Ah, just looks a bit weirder due to the single cab (in relevance to mine, that is). Transfer case addition when?
You'd have the option to do a manual case which is like much more reliable than electronic.

>>974679
Yeah so looks like you could benefit from:
>>974734
In the absence of a come-along/ground anchor or tyre chains, here's what I would do: cut down a tree and shove it under the tyres whilst digging around the mud. Use the rocks around the area to hammer in the sticks. Normally I have found that 4-5 sticks do not ever do anything for traction and you'd need at least 9 under each wheel to get enough grip. Then in front and behind the sticks, add rocks (the largest you have) to prevent stick movement and to give you a hard surface to end up on. Then lower the PSI to 7-9 (yes. that low) and put it into 2nd gear. Forward and reverse whilst turning the steering wheel to get yourself onto the tree that you have shoved under your wheels. Then gain enough inertial momentum to get where you were unstucc.

These steps are made much easier with two farm jacks and a plank of wood. (or a winch, heh).

Cherish the moments you have with your 2wd. They teach you were you should and can go.

>>974742
>>974941
Remember the Jeep Wrangler Picc'em-upp-trucc? Bls no IFS if Jeep is releasing a trucc.
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>>974885
If I had a shell I'd build a platform. Would be sweet to roll up to camp and already have my shelter and bed set up. For now I just use a folding mattress that fits between the wheel wells.

They're usually called "folding guest beds" and work way better than air mattresses, if you don't mind the bulkiness. 10/10 top recommended truck sleep system. Best sleep you'll ever have, comfy af
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>rangerfags
Fiat Panda 4x4 (old model) beats Ranger on any terrain.
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>>975029
>Fiat Panda 4x4

>comparing a tiny car to a long wheelbase pickup
>implying they are used for the same things
>implying eurofags are even allowed to go outside

Virtually every short / light SUV will beat a Ranger offroad. What's your point?

Should I start comparing ATVs against Pandas?
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>>975029
have you ever lived in a panda for more than 3 days? this is /out/, not /org/
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>>974756
S10s drive like a car and suck the Dakota isn't too bad but us ugly
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>>975141
>dat single cab

hhnnnnngggh...
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>>975143
I love the aesthetic but the lack of room is a bitch sometimes. I need to find a tool box to keep my stuff better but even on Craigslist they want 150 for a used one without keys
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>>975141

Wouldn't compare an s10 with rangers and dakotas

Chevy made the colorado specifically to shit on those.
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>>975147
I actually like the Colorado alot, maybe it'll be next truck if ford makes the new ranger look like an explorer and a tundra had a kid missing chromosomes
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>>972554
Glampervan pls go.
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I have an XJ. I love and hate it.

All my time not fixing it is spent working so i can afford to fix it.

That thing gets me everywhere though
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>>969997
My adventuremobile. Only things I don't like:

-CVT is laggy when switching between drive/reverse.
>Infotainment system is laggy and generally shitty.

Other than that she's my only true love.
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>>975210
>-CVT is laggy when switching between drive/reverse.
>>Infotainment system is laggy and generally shitty.

I have a 2017 Outback and have the same complaints, but in all other respects it's fucking fantastic.
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>>974861
Technically narrow tires are the best for everything.
But its unlikely that your tires will be tall enough to reach solid ground.

So wider footprint like a snowshoe and hoping you don't sink is a better compromise.

>>974885
This is my next project.

Building a 6 1/4" high platform between the wheel wells out of 12mm ply.
First 3' will be two sliding drawers.
The remainder 3' at the back will have a ply lid that opens from the top.

Also building a cover for the wheel wells that is 20" high and covers the length of the bed. The mattress is just a 3" thick piece of foam that I will roll up and tie to the ceiling of the shell.
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>>972182
>doesn't know of the the legendary LandCruiser Troop Carrier

Isuzu a shit, they rust the second mud touches the undercarriage.

>>972565
It got some euro couple all the way across the Congo when most of the roads were muddy tracks and metre deep water pools, any vehicle that can survive that onslaught with minimal breakdowns is GOAT.

Inb4 both of you guys are american.
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>>975377
http://forum.expeditionportal.com/threads/50799-Democratic-Republic-of-Congo-Lubumbashi-to-Kinshasa

RIP any 4WD enthusiasts social life for the next 24 hours reading the entire blog.
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Where are the hiluxes?
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>>975403

I think my rig >>970538 is the closest to a lux itt.

Also sup fellow ausbro, is that up around cradle mtn?
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>>974177
Probably not
The crossbars on my Forester say they can only handle 150lbs
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May I come in? 1994 TLC 80, 1HDT, AT, 33 ProComp A/T, 3 diff locks, 12lbs whinch, snorkel, sleeping rag and autonomous heater inside.
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>>975377
>muh toyota meme
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>>975147
>>975160
They did. But they also couldn't compete with the sheer volume and inertia that the Rangers had.

I miss my Colorado I-5. Traded it in for my current Ranger because parts were scarce it actually had more rust than the Ranger even with the coating.
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>>973298
DELET
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>>975493
comfyy
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>>975446

Noice one.

Photo taken at Scott's Peak dam in SW Tasmania last year.
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I'm looking at a 95 Toyota T100 4x4 on CL. Anyone have any experience with these guys?
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>>975592
I design a hot shower with heat exchanger based on the stock rear heater now. So when I finish it will be true comfy.
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>>975688
Yeah. Drove mine to 300,000+. GREAT truck! So wish they still made them like that. Only big repair was drive line seals (rear main and differential) at 220,000. Dude that did the work forgot to put oil in the differential. Went a mile and a half away from the shop and a mile and a half to get my money back. It had pretty bad highway noise after that, but drove fine. Got $4000 trade in on a new Taco in 2005.
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>>975697
Oh yeah... Stick to toyota and denso replacement parts if you're planning on putting 40,000 miles or more on it. If you find any aurozone tier parts on it, go ahead and change them out. Happy to answer any specific questions. It's been 12 years, but I loved that truck.
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>>975697
>>975707
Thanks. All I know so far is what the CL ad says:
>It is the rare one ton version of the truck. I will sell with the heavy duty racks and bakflip F1 tonneau. Truck has approximately 152K. Frame is in great shape. Runs and drives great still a good work vehicle.

From the picture on the ad (pic related), the body looks to be in good condition but it's hard to tell. Texted the number from the ad and they forwarded me their mom's email address as she's the one selling it, so I'll get back to you once I find out what recent work has been done and what needs attention, etc. She's selling it for $1500...so I'm hoping it's just one of those situations where you get a crazy good deal from an old woman and there's not anything too wrong with it, because it sounds like too good of a deal atm.
I don't really know much about working on cars beyond general maintenance so my questions might be kind of dumb.
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>>974738
>Just another Tacoma / Colorado style "small" truck. Fuck sake.

Blame regulation. Small trucks with body on frame construction are impossible to make safe, and standard and extended cab trucks get fucked by emissions footprints.

2 door pickups will be dead as consumer vehicles by 2020.
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>>975719
My first toyota came without a bumper. They were optional til like 88.
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>>970142

kek
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>>975718
Can't tell much from the pic. Might be foreshadowing with the sunset and all. For $1500 it's a good deal if you don't have to put more than a $1000 into non-routine maintenance to get it to 200,000. I'd still get mechanic to look at it if you don't know much. If it's been on CL more than a few days, something on it likely needs immediate attention.

I didn't know they made a factory one ton. Maybe so since they're actually made by Muni, a company that mainly makes commercial trucks.

I live in a town of 50,000, and I still see at least one of these on any decent size construction job. $1500 is just a good price for it if it runs, but you might want to talk her down to $1200 in case the JB-Weld on the head blows out before you get it home.
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>>975493
Where's that? Reminds me of iceland. Nice car broh.
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>>969997
2008 Yaris
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>>973710

Do it, the 100 series Cruisers are great
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>>975812
North too but some farther to the east, it's Kola penensula, Russia. Khibiny Mountains and shores of Arctic Ocean.
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>>976045
My dad visited the Kola peninsula (Umba river) in the early 90s for flyfishing. He kept talking about the lichen that grew on everything, cool to see that in your pictures.
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>>976054
High in mountains there is no any life but the lichen. Scanty but great nature though. Have been here for 4 times at all and want more.
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>>975692
Tell me more about the shower.
I will be building my own soon. The tank will be a 6' long, 4" diameter pvc pipe and I will be using 2 of these aliexpress 12v immersion heaters.
For pressure I'm fitting a tyre air valve so I can pressurize the "tank" with a compressor.
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>>976087
20-30l water tank made of 1mm steel is mounted instead of right rear seat. Rear heater pipeline from front right seat is extended to the tank and entered in it by a copper coil. The tank has 10mm fiting to connect the pipe to the pedal shower like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AJ8bM87Kj4 it consists of two valves operate by foot pressure. The engine heats coolant in cooling system and thus heats the water. Engine temperature is about 85 C, it is enough for heating the water so it takes required to mix with a little bit of cold water before using for comfort temperature. I thought to use aliexrpess 12v 60wt pump to make a pressure but it'd more expencieve and very more complicated. I prefer the simplest solutions though without any electricity, kek. The tank could be filled from anything - from a pipe, from a jerrican, from a bucket.

Certainly, the system can work only on started and warmed up to operating temperature engine, but in this case I have also Webasto heater that I can use for warming the coolant when engine is off. But I usually collect the water out of the place where I'm going to have a shower so during the ride to there the water will be warmed up.

These are just my sketches without a strict calculation, the system is still in the process of assembling and I really don't know whether this will work, but I hope it will.
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>>976045
Nice man, i've been to Murmansk many times and driven Kola up and down 6 times.

Great nature there! done some fishing outside Murmansk.
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aww
i liked this thread, though
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>>977007
Are we over thread limit?

Newfag btw
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>>977934
Doesn't seem like it




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