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Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P 18711

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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #90 on: December 28, 2014, 05:17:07 PM »
too far away.   :D  Try Grant/derecmac etc; they are closer and apparently fun too

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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #91 on: December 28, 2014, 06:35:41 PM »
I get called a lot of things on a daily basis, but "fun" usually isn't on the list!   

Def

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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #92 on: December 28, 2014, 06:50:03 PM »
:D

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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #93 on: December 29, 2014, 06:20:39 PM »
Gave mine a wash today:



And it's now in the workshop pending rustproofing tomorrow:



And here is a video someone posted on a different forum that had me laughing very hard. It's not safe for:
German speakers (probably won't be funny)
Jeep owners
Work
Children

Hitler Green Laning in the Peak District. Loves Land Rovers - Hates Jeeps
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,749 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #94 on: December 29, 2014, 11:55:33 PM »
That was hilarious!

Def

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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #95 on: January 08, 2015, 09:37:54 AM »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2900978/Six-Land-Rover-Defenders-create-Britain-s-biggest-sand-drawing-Anglesey-beach-bidding-farewell-Queen-s-favourite-4x4.html

Six Land Rover Defenders create Britain's biggest ever sand drawing on Anglesey beach

They are not all called defenders....






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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #96 on: January 08, 2015, 06:14:13 PM »
Isn't the daily mail a bit of nonsense anyway? They likely said that because not enough people would know the difference anyway. Like if it was jeeps they'd probably just say a bunch of jeeps.

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« Reply #97 on: January 10, 2015, 04:41:22 PM »
4wd was needed today (I had a fun slide trying to stop...)

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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #98 on: January 10, 2015, 05:48:39 PM »
I have been switching in and out of 4WD a lot over the last couple of days for the same reason!

Def

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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #99 on: January 10, 2015, 05:54:45 PM »
For flat, slightly snowy roads them newfangled AWD cars with auto everything and ABS seem better

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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #100 on: January 10, 2015, 08:06:09 PM »
There are no flat roads in my city!

Def

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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #101 on: January 10, 2015, 10:11:37 PM »
There are no flat roads in my city!

Def
There is that one...  Oh, no, never mind.  :facepalm:

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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #102 on: January 10, 2015, 10:35:19 PM »
Luckily there are lots of potholes for traction....

Def

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« Reply #103 on: January 11, 2015, 06:29:58 PM »
watching the top gear Bolivia special for inspiration

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« Reply #104 on: January 11, 2015, 06:56:03 PM »
watching the top gear Bolivia special for inspiration

I downloaded that one to my iPod :rofl:

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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #105 on: January 19, 2015, 08:59:34 PM »
Had to fix the Durango today, more cosmetic than mechanical though. There's a cargo hatch in the floor of the trunk area which is very handy(keep my towing gear and my "emergency" fishing stuff). But the hatch itself is made out of particle board, which sucks. I have an old ammo box I keep back there packed with blankets jumpers road signals and all that and it's rather heavy.

The box sits on the hatch lid, and over time it's cracked the particle board apart and soon it's going to be useless so I did my best to fix it. Lag bolts and large fender washers are now holding the two pieces together, but it's likely just a temporary fix :-\

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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #106 on: January 26, 2015, 01:41:11 AM »
watching the top gear Bolivia special for inspiration

Have you seen the Patagonia Special?

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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #107 on: January 26, 2015, 01:56:14 AM »
I have!

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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #108 on: January 26, 2015, 04:02:49 AM »
Nothing fancy, just a '13 Toyota Tacoma 4 door short box. Runs great in snow, handles gravel roads and bush trails well, pulls okay, and everything works as it should.

In the past I've had 2 Rav4s, a Bronco II, a Suzuki 410, none of them were as good as this Tacoma.
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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #109 on: January 26, 2015, 04:07:57 AM »
Nothing fancy, just a '13 Toyota Tacoma 4 door short box. Runs great in snow, handles gravel roads and bush trails well, pulls okay, and everything works as it should.

In the past I've had 2 Rav4s, a Bronco II, a Suzuki 410, none of them were as good as this Tacoma.

Does your Taco have the 4.0?

I'm a total legend..... in my own mind- Herley
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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #110 on: January 26, 2015, 11:56:29 AM »
Had to fix the Durango today, more cosmetic than mechanical though. There's a cargo hatch in the floor of the trunk area which is very handy(keep my towing gear and my "emergency" fishing stuff). But the hatch itself is made out of particle board, which sucks. I have an old ammo box I keep back there packed with blankets jumpers road signals and all that and it's rather heavy.

The box sits on the hatch lid, and over time it's cracked the particle board apart and soon it's going to be useless so I did my best to fix it. Lag bolts and large fender washers are now holding the two pieces together, but it's likely just a temporary fix :-\

I hate particle board covers.  They just aren't built to last.  It's a bit pricey, but you could look for ultra high molecular weight (UHMW) plastic, like they use in cutting boards and see if you can find a piece big enough to replace the cover.  The good news is that stuff is virtually indestructible. 

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #111 on: January 26, 2015, 12:46:19 PM »
Had to fix the Durango today, more cosmetic than mechanical though. There's a cargo hatch in the floor of the trunk area which is very handy(keep my towing gear and my "emergency" fishing stuff). But the hatch itself is made out of particle board, which sucks. I have an old ammo box I keep back there packed with blankets jumpers road signals and all that and it's rather heavy.

The box sits on the hatch lid, and over time it's cracked the particle board apart and soon it's going to be useless so I did my best to fix it. Lag bolts and large fender washers are now holding the two pieces together, but it's likely just a temporary fix :-\

I hate particle board covers.  They just aren't built to last.  It's a bit pricey, but you could look for ultra high molecular weight (UHMW) plastic, like they use in cutting boards and see if you can find a piece big enough to replace the cover.  The good news is that stuff is virtually indestructible. 

Def

Yeah, they're basically disposable >:(, I was starting to debate using either wood or diamond plate. But I'll likely give it some time and see how the current set up lasts. The only pain is the fact that there isn't a real hinge, so it'll interesting.

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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #112 on: January 30, 2015, 05:34:39 PM »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2900978/Six-Land-Rover-Defenders-create-Britain-s-biggest-sand-drawing-Anglesey-beach-bidding-farewell-Queen-s-favourite-4x4.html

Six Land Rover Defenders create Britain's biggest ever sand drawing on Anglesey beach

They are not all called defenders....

Yes, that pissed me off too. And the Queen isn't even driving a Defender in the picture, that's a 110 - before the Discovery came out they were just called "Land Rover 90" and "Land Rover 110".

I was visiting my parents yesterday because I was on a course in the town they live near, got back from the course and collared by my dad to tow his car to the garage because it had broken again. My Defender didn't notice anything on the back, same sluggish performance as always  :rofl:

I have been switching in and out of 4WD a lot over the last couple of days for the same reason!

Def

Permanent 4WD FTW :D I don't know why Jeep and no basically no pickups have it. I think it's an option on one of the VW Amaroks? That's the Amarok where a locking rear diff is standard on the base spec model and not an option on any of the other ones  :facepalm:

I quite fancy ATB diffs for the centre and rear of my Defender. The centre one is still lockable for proper offroading but the combination should be a nice little upgrade and they're not horrendously expensive.
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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #113 on: January 30, 2015, 06:01:34 PM »
Full time 4wd drops the mileage, Jeep used to offer it in the Grand Cherokee on the fancier models but I'm not sure if they still do. I don't really want full time.

Though I will never buy a vehicle without 4wd now. Everyone spent hours trying to dig their cars out, I just turned overdrive off hit 4LO and cruised through the 2 feet of snow :D I was so satisfied.

I'm a total legend..... in my own mind- Herley
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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #114 on: January 30, 2015, 06:22:42 PM »
Meh, I'm driving something with the aerodynamics of a brick anyway, I'd prefer to sacrifice one or two MPG for the benefits it brings.
That said, considering Defenders do have the aerodynamics of a brick, 30MPG (imperial) in the real world isn't too bad.
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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #115 on: January 30, 2015, 06:26:11 PM »
Meh, I'm driving something with the aerodynamics of a brick anyway, I'd prefer to sacrifice one or two MPG for the benefits it brings.
That said, considering Defenders do have the aerodynamics of a brick, 30MPG (imperial) in the real world isn't too bad.

I go from about 12 to about 8....... :facepalm:

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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #116 on: January 30, 2015, 07:35:57 PM »
the improved fuel economy of your part time 4WD working well for you right there  :rofl:
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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #117 on: January 30, 2015, 07:48:02 PM »
the improved fuel economy of your part time 4WD working well for you right there  :rofl:

I believe the correct response to that is to yell AMERICA and stomp on the throttle, but I could be mistaken :rofl:

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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #118 on: January 30, 2015, 08:09:25 PM »
Merica!

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Re: Any Non-Jeepers Out There (4x4s)? :P
« Reply #119 on: January 30, 2015, 08:10:30 PM »

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