Nomad order - current owner advice

Nomad order - current owner advice

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Lighty

329 posts

139 months

Friday 28th April 2017
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PistonBroker said:
Nothing to add other than I managed to get a tour of Ariel on Tuesday and now the want is even stronger!
Only £3kdeposit smile

tuffer

8,372 posts

199 months

Friday 28th April 2017
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What is the current lead time?

Lighty

329 posts

139 months

Friday 28th April 2017
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tuffer said:
What is the current lead time?
I would imagine about 18 months

stormcloud123

222 posts

98 months

Friday 28th April 2017
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I would imagine it's around 18 also.

JerryF

59 posts

106 months

Wednesday 14th March
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Like to to thank you all for the info on this thread.

I placed my order in January and I'm going through all the permutations that you all have going through.

Thoughts on my spec will follow and I hope those who have their cars will help me out to make a few decisions.

Primarily, I HAVE to get the uprated clutch and oil cooler - just in case.....
Next big question Alcans and Ohlins? Are Ohlins a must?
Final one - underbody protection and side panels?

Was quoted 12-14 months, which sounds realistic. There is a 400 mile car on the USED section of the Nomad site I did think about - but it's not exactly the spec I need.
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mudnomad

3,808 posts

116 months

Wednesday 14th March
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JerryF said:
Like to to thank you all for the info on this thread.

I placed my order in January and I'm going through all the permutations that you all have going through.

Thoughts on my spec will follow and I hope those who have their cars will help me out to make a few decisions.

Primarily, I HAVE to get the uprated clutch and oil cooler - just in case.....
Next big question Alcans and Ohlins? Are Ohlins a must?
Final one - underbody protection and side panels?

Was quoted 12-14 months, which sounds realistic. There is a 400 mile car on the USED section of the Nomad site I did think about - but it's not exactly the spec I need.
Won't comment on brakes and suspension - I have Alcons and Ohlins and I love both but I don't have experience with cheaper setup.
Side panels are a must, don't even consider not ordering them if you're planning any longer drives. Underbody protection - depending on how are you planning to use it, if planning offroading I'd say they are essential since the tub is very fragile and exposed otherwise.

Make sure you order heated windscreen - you'll regret not getting it first time you hit any water in anger.
Also, I'd get ambidextrous chassis - very cheap to spec but opens up a whole world as a market if you ever decide to sell it.

JerryF

59 posts

106 months

Thursday 15th March
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I have to say your Youtube videos are inspirational. When I was thinking about a Nomad, watching your vids, pushed me over the edge. The Brexit tour, looked like great fun.

I do like the cover you had made for the roof, I will try to get something similar.

Yep, Alcans and Ohlins are a must and the heated screen a definite. Didn't want to spend more than 55k, but I think that's a minimum.




Lighty

329 posts

139 months

Tuesday 27th March
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I would say that the Alcons are essential, the standard brakes are tiny.
I payed later for the removable steering wheel, but never take it off. Guess it’s useful for anti theft reasons if you park up overnight somewhere.
I have Ohlins, but they are complex to get set up, maybe the Fox option is good ? At least the Ohlins can be overhauled when worn out.
I love the supercharger & for me it’s a must, but it absolutely drinks fuel & at £55k you won’t have enough cash to get it.
I am going to get the winch soon, as it gives more confidence off road in case you get stuck.