Pics of your offroaders...

Pics of your offroaders...

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300bhp/ton

39,671 posts

158 months

Monday 27th July 2020
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300bhp/ton

39,671 posts

158 months

Monday 27th July 2020
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nav2014 said:
Does anyone go to Slindon Safari? This was my '96 Pajero after a fun morning yesterday biggrindriving

Not been there. What's it like?

Sadly I've often found the Prick n' Prat sites to be full of complete wkers driving dangerously. At least the ones round here are like that, so I rarely have visited.

The site looks pretty good on their website though, so would be keen to try somewhere new.

Although I'm not convinced by some of the photos on the site such as rock crawling, mountains and river crossings.

nav2014

116 posts

84 months

Monday 27th July 2020
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anonymous said:
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That's odd, the place is full of stock Vitaras and Jimnys that seem pretty unstoppable apart from the deep ruts. I actually considered swapping out the tank for something smaller like that as it should be easier to thread around the forest sections.



nav2014

116 posts

84 months

Monday 27th July 2020
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300bhp/ton said:
nav2014 said:
Does anyone go to Slindon Safari? This was my '96 Pajero after a fun morning yesterday biggrindriving

Not been there. What's it like?

Sadly I've often found the Prick n' Prat sites to be full of complete wkers driving dangerously. At least the ones round here are like that, so I rarely have visited.

The site looks pretty good on their website though, so would be keen to try somewhere new.

Although I'm not convinced by some of the photos on the site such as rock crawling, mountains and river crossings.
I think the rock crawling stuff is from overseas club trips they do, the organiser ran a few sites locally until they were sold off for landfill.

Both Slindon and Mud Monsters in East Grinstead are really well run. I've only met a nice respectful bunch, happy to help out if you get stuck although both places have loads of Marshall's patrolling.

Slindon is better organised though and Mud Monsters a bit batst crazy with some of their sections which aren't really marked up. That said I'm new to this and still learning so batst crazy might suit you better..

300bhp/ton

39,671 posts

158 months

Wednesday 5th August 2020
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camel_landy

3,682 posts

151 months

Wednesday 5th August 2020
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300bhp/ton said:
Go on... Show us the new bumper.

I'm curious to see the recovery points as that was the main problem I had with the old one.

M

lel

368 posts

91 months

Thursday 17th September 2020
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Picked this up to replace my D2, so far so good.

Fitted a snorkel and a pair of spots, going to order a set of 2" springs and a larger set of AT's, should be a good lane/camping tool.





scrw.

2,301 posts

158 months

Thursday 17th September 2020
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Just fitted OME MD lift (+2") and Wrangler new take offs with 255/70/18's on the Grand, now rides much better than it did with the original / stock suspension (which had 135k miles on)

2020-09-15_02-48-39 by Old_Chad, on Flickr

Bullet-Proof_Biscuit

1,058 posts

45 months

Friday 18th September 2020
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I've bought this for my parents as they want a series Landy to drive around in, they live in SW France. But I made the call a series won't be anywhere near daily driveable or reliable, and I also don't want to drive the 700 odd miles in one. So I sourced this period ish looking 1989 90, but to give it a period feel I'm backdating it slightly with period retro mods *mainly galvanised things and removing plastic.


I've returned it to factory height springs, they're heavy duty so there's virtually no body roll. And down from 35x12" mud bog bogger balloon things to 33x12" BFG ATs, and an early galv bumper.

Next to get the body cappings, cage and rock sliders galvanised. Sourced a pair of early lift up handle doors also. Hoping to turn it into more of a ninety than a 90, if you see what I mean. I think the decals need to say 'County' also.

Finally ivory coloured wheels and a full canvass top. Hoping the canvass & sticks can be installed under the cage.

It's a 200tdi with a boost pin, and I've got my eyes on a large intercooler because PH.





Bullet-Proof_Biscuit

1,058 posts

45 months

Friday 18th September 2020
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Picture fail.


anonymous-user

22 months

Tuesday 6th October 2020
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1983 Series III, the five bearing version of the 2.25 petrol engine, Fairey Overdrive, freewheeling front hubs, tropicalised cooling system, a few extra lights, internal sound deadening, and an actual radio/casette player. Used for local jollies, dump runs, and very occasional legal green lanery.


andy43

7,398 posts

222 months

Tuesday 6th October 2020
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300bhp/ton said:
I walk the dog past one of these - the owners had two defenders and swapped one for a Suzuki.
Mini G Wagen looks very cool

anonymous-user

22 months

Tuesday 6th October 2020
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I drove a new Jimny on some hyper rough tracks in the BVI earlier this year. Ruts, rocks, humps, mud, and super steep gradients. It was very capable, and also fun to blat about in on surfaced roads, even with an autobox. I cannot afford one!

phazed

19,808 posts

172 months

Tuesday 6th October 2020
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Just returned from probably this car was first ever foray off road. Just a few gentle green lanes with lots of rats and holes.

With full air suspension this is the most plush ride that I have ever had off road. My previous Discos were quite good and previous Suzuki was like an iron bedstead by comparison.


Pesty

42,655 posts

224 months

Tuesday 6th October 2020
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300bhp/ton said:
Not seen one that colour.

Been doing a lot of touring around North Yorkshire, usual Land Rover everywhere but also loads of these.

Too small for me, love Suzuki to to a larger version but still look the same.

samj2014

407 posts

80 months

Saturday 24th October 2020
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My 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, it's the 4.0 6 cylinder. Bought in july and since then i've done a lot of body, exhaust, brake and suspension/steering work. Cost me $3600CAD on 187,000km and probably owes me less than $1000 in parts (excluding tyres) and runs great, so I'm pretty happy.
It has the stock upcountry option so 1" lift from factory, upgraded springs & shocks, tow hooks and skid plates. Safe to say these have come in handy already...
Pictured here at the top of Blow Down Pass near Pemberton, BC.


samj2014

407 posts

80 months

Saturday 24th October 2020
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Another one to show what we climbed up. Very impressed with how capable she is!


warch

2,941 posts

122 months

Saturday 24th October 2020
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Weirdly, since I own possibly the best off road vehicle ever made



I tend to use this off road, or on ropey unsurfaced tracks much more often. I've fitted aggressive mud and snow tyres on the drive wheels so it usually copes just fine. I even drove into a tree trunk the other day and got away with minor panel damage.


Jonny TVR

3,893 posts

249 months

Wednesday 20th January
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some of my previous cars offroad.




Edited by Jonny TVR on Wednesday 20th January 13:22

Jonny TVR

3,893 posts

249 months

Wednesday 20th January
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Edited by Jonny TVR on Wednesday 20th January 13:27