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  Topic: Still alive... who's around these days

Replies: 49
Views: 4140

PostForum: The Lounge   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:54 pm   Subject: Still alive... who's around these days
not been on for ages
  Topic: Ok - I couldn't wait

Replies: 19
Views: 6143

PostForum: The Lounge   Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 6:51 pm   Subject: Ok - I couldn't wait
Remember when it used to be busy in here!
  Topic: Jimny rear suspension

Replies: 2
Views: 2317

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 10:24 am   Subject: Jimny rear suspension
How good or bad is Jimny rear suspension?

I have a little project which needs a quick and simple rear axle location and I was thinking some jimny hockey sticks and panard would sort it with minimal ...
  Topic: Need cheap LHD 4x4 for Africa - Freelander good choice?

Replies: 6
Views: 3718

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:02 pm   Subject: Need cheap LHD 4x4 for Africa - Freelander good choice?
After owning one there is no substitute for a land cruiser 70 series
  Topic: suzuki SJ 410 with twin gearboxes.

Replies: 2
Views: 1005

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:06 pm   Subject: suzuki SJ 410 with twin gearboxes.
More hassle than worth

Much easier to build a rock lobster out of a 410 and 413 tbox (lots of info on here and the web) or buy a set of new gears for the tbox
  Topic: Telegraph Article on the demise of the Defender

Replies: 36
Views: 9411

PostForum: The Lounge   Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:25 pm   Subject: Telegraph Article on the demise of the Defender
just bought one for a site barge- awful but what else do you buy for someone to drive around in foot deep sludge all day and then drive home..
  Topic: Winch Wiring and Protection

Replies: 15
Views: 7320

PostForum: Electrical, Comms and ICE   Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 1:16 pm   Subject: Winch Wiring and Protection
I've had thoughts about fuses on winch motor feeds.

For me high current fuses are readily available, but I have never bothered because of the charteristics of mains fuses, batteries and cabling we ...
  Topic: load area/boot protection

Replies: 5
Views: 5271

PostForum: Gear, Equipment and Vehicle Preparation   Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 3:13 pm   Subject: load area/boot protection
D4 hang on a minute I didn't think you wanted a D4 what have I missed!

Cracking looking idea that liner thingy, I must see if they do a caravelle one...
  Topic: Bush mechanics course - has anyone done this?

Replies: 4
Views: 1620

PostForum: The Lounge   Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:42 pm   Subject: Bush mechanics course - has anyone done this?
I don't feel the need for instruction on fixing stuff but it looks like fun!
  Topic: More power!

Replies: 60
Views: 17159

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:38 pm   Subject: More power!
Box section prop- been a stable of the banger world for many years
  Topic: Winch motor wiring

Replies: 12
Views: 7952

PostForum: Electrical, Comms and ICE   Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:26 am   Subject: Winch motor wiring
If you have 2 batteries and get really clever with a Albright you can make it into a 12/24v switch to speed things up
  Topic: Imagine my surprise

Replies: 34
Views: 6981

PostForum: The Lounge   Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:10 pm   Subject: Imagine my surprise
i had the misfortune to see one earlier..... Sad ugly ugly ugly

also had a email offering me a wonderful lease deal (super expensive deal if you read it) on a Epoke 2WD... 2 wheel drive!!!!!!! what ...
  Topic: to Patrol or to GVit - that's the question...

Replies: 50
Views: 11115

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:27 am   Subject: to Patrol or to GVit - that's the question...
I liked my vit a lot and was at a simular stage of mods to you and then went silly with a twin Tbox and rear locker- it was never the same truck once the mods started getting silly..

Liked all my S ...
  Topic: Roadgoing Samurai

Replies: 7
Views: 1846

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:05 pm   Subject: Roadgoing Samurai
My very first SJ410 would do almost 90 if you really had it wound up Shocked
It was scary at that speed especially with drum front brakes....

70 is fast enough for any SJ or Sami TBH

Even if ...
  Topic: Diesel tuning boxes - which one?

Replies: 9
Views: 2094

PostForum: The Lounge   Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:40 pm   Subject: Diesel tuning boxes - which one?
No idea on the tuning box, D4's don't need more poke! Laughing

Not that's it's applicable to the road tax on the L200 But there is a train of thought that "tuning" modern cars is committing ...
  Topic: Any panel beaters here?!?

Replies: 9
Views: 3627

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:53 pm   Subject: Any panel beaters here?!?
Looks like it would pull out with a little effort, I've straightened several crumpled vehicles with little more than a big bit of wood at a lever and a few bits of rope
Ratchet straps and a tree are ...
  Topic: I'm tempting fate again by looking at shinies

Replies: 74
Views: 15412

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:02 pm   Subject: I'm tempting fate again by looking at shinies
L200 thats a curve ball, but you get a lot for your money on a jap pickup, I got fed up with the size of my second navara, I liked the look of the L200 but that was 7 years ago and they had an engine ...
  Topic: I'm tempting fate again by looking at shinies

Replies: 74
Views: 15412

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:03 pm   Subject: I'm tempting fate again by looking at shinies

Re D4 auto box - you didn't switch the D4 into S mode it's then rare for it to be in the wrong gear.

Never had an issue with the seats but I fill the gap so don't need side support as m ...
  Topic: I'm tempting fate again by looking at shinies

Replies: 74
Views: 15412

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:44 pm   Subject: I'm tempting fate again by looking at shinies
I love my D4 its a Luxury car one minute and a work truck the next.

I've driven almost 30k so far and I would struggle to find another vehicle that does everything it does.

the only thing I don' ...
  Topic: Scariest journeys ...

Replies: 9
Views: 1715

PostForum: The Lounge   Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:09 pm   Subject: Scariest journeys ...

Being the "driver" of a salvage XR2 being towed (on a bit of string) from the breakers home, It didn't steer well at all due to the damage and the driver of the tow car was a banger ...
  Topic: Crawler.. bike buggy..2 seater flat 4 variable diff pro warp

Replies: 703
Views: 742070

PostForum: Custom Builds   Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:31 pm   Subject: Crawler.. bike buggy..2 seater flat 4 variable diff pro warp
But I can't imagine your the sort of guy who walked out of the garage swearing and throwing tools at the wife...

Bit of a annoyance but it's all part of the challenge Laughing
  Topic: Trailer or Recovery Truck

Replies: 36
Views: 8494

PostForum: The Lounge   Posted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:22 pm   Subject: Trailer or Recovery Truck
I'm always on the fence as the the best way to do this.

Motor home which would pull 3.5 tonnes would be the idea solution but I wouldn't want to take my 40k motor home to a off road events muddy pa ...
  Topic: How Much?

Replies: 8
Views: 2016

PostForum: The Lounge   Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:10 pm   Subject: How Much?
They will sell them all to the wealthy sheep who feel they must look like the country set.

Is there any leaks on the defenders replacement yet?
  Topic: Daihatsu Rocky

Replies: 19
Views: 12856

PostForum: Custom Builds   Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:42 pm   Subject: Daihatsu Rocky
Be aware G wagon props contra rotate.... You might not go anywhere! Unless there later 463 axles
  Topic: the difference between being a parent and being a child....

Replies: 17
Views: 2598

PostForum: The Lounge   Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:34 pm   Subject: the difference between being a parent and being a child....
I hate horses!

Hope she's feeling less battered as time goes on
  Topic: H1 led vs 100w bulb

Replies: 3
Views: 3806

PostForum: Electrical, Comms and ICE   Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:02 pm   Subject: H1 led vs 100w bulb
LED v Halogen it's very difficult to compare ......

The reflector design always looks different on LED lamps, small LED replacement bulbs seem to work ok but bigger stuff doesn't match halogen.

  Topic: suzuki jimny

Replies: 12
Views: 4303

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:55 pm   Subject: suzuki jimny
Bent axle I expect, SJ's always used to do that!
  Topic: My perkins powered vitara.

Replies: 10
Views: 2439

PostForum: Suzuki   Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:46 pm   Subject: My perkins powered vitara.
Vit body onto a disco chassis would be a hole lot less work!

Replies: 13
Views: 4462

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:47 pm   Subject: DUAL PURPOSE VEHICLES
You can get away with a car charge in a VW T5 with a side window (sign written van!)

Don't get charged as a commercial in my D4 van, shogun van or outlander van (all with just 2 seats)......

206 ...
  Topic: Freelander 04-06 or Vitara Xl7

Replies: 6
Views: 1848

PostForum: 4x4s   Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:21 am   Subject: Freelander 04-06 or Vitara Xl7
I always liked the look of the freebie but the only one I would buy would be the newer version, they seem much better screwed together than the first offering

My mitsubishi outlander did 100k with ...
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