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    Land Rover

    Well, as it's over two years since my "Cure", I thought I would pull this back to the top, (Just for the aggravation factor)Landroveritis
    Last edited by finnbear270; 15-02-2015 at 12:38.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Hows your hairdressing business doing ? (LR owner but not a fanboy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by urx View Post
    Hows your hairdressing business doing ? (LR owner but not a fanboy)
    I have not been stuck since using the Jimny, certainly goes where hairdressers or the Landrover would fear to tread!
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Quote Originally Posted by finnbear270 View Post
    I have not been stuck since using the Jimny, certainly goes where hairdressers or the Landrover would fear to tread!
    Really !!! try a diagonal drop off ................... but make sure there's people about to put it back on it's wheels

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    I'm still an addict. I know it's wrong but I just can't kick the 90 habit.

    Never got stuck though, 190 BHP, 33 inch MT's, winch on the front and waffle boards in the back. A layered approach in the rear to make best use of the space. Dog platform on top of gun cabinet on top of carcass tray. My perfect hunting wagon.
    So much to learn and so little time left

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    I've had both a 90 and now a Jimny. Would never go back to LR and I've never managed to not make it where I needed to in the Jimny either.

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    A man from Down under once told me :

    If you want to get into the bush, get a landrover. if you want to get out : get a Landcruiser.

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    Oh, thats a new one.... the day i see the Queen driving to the Balmoral grouse moors in a Jimny i will have one...

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    When I used to trial in modified I had a Suzi, it started life as a SJ 410 hard top. Then it had,
    hard top removed and soft truck cab fitted,
    Full external roll cage and sliders,
    Centre section of bulkhead moved back app 6" (to get the centre of gravity back for side slopes)
    Vauxhall 8 valve 2ltr (calibra) engine fitted,
    Weber carb,
    manta dizzy (front mount),
    Gertrac close ratio gearbox,
    Vauxhall power steering,
    Ford calipers (Escort front, Fiesta rear)
    Suzi discs all round,
    Offset rims (+ app 6" track)
    High level air intake,
    Diamonds.
    Etc, etc.
    There's a lot of work goes into a trialler.

    It was unbeatable in the trees and round tight canes etc, would do 3rd low standing start almost vertical. But it couldn't beat a sorted LR. The suspension is just wrong, no travel and the vehicle is too small to be stable.

    I know modified trials is probably way more than most folk would take their motors to, or need to, but the fact remains that LR have got 4x4 right.
    Yes LR may be troublesome at times, they may suffer niggling problems, but for absolute off road prowess in a relatively small 4x4 they're unbeatable. I've seen and competed against them all, Toyota's, Mitsi's, Isusu's, G wagens etc and they just cannot get the traction. In a competition they're just left behind at the first few canes.

    You see pics of Japs beating LR's but there's usually some hidden story you're not aware of, bad driver, different tyres, a complete accident etc. When it comes down to a fair test the japs just won't do that extra few yards, and that's the difference between winning or not.

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