2nd 4x4 for hardcore off road

Submitted: Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 20:46
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Hi all,
Would like to have a second vehicle in the backyard which is purely for the express purpose of getting real muddy,some minor dents and loads of scratches.In other words to be used for what it was intended without any worries about damage.
The criteria is this
1)Not for touring so petrol 6 or 8 is o.k
2)Must be under $10,000 as is for off road motorsport
3)Existing mods in this budget an advantage
4)Bigger than suzuki
Must be engineered to be enjoyed.
Thinking along the lines of 2 door rangie,swb patrol or mav.
Does anybody have any rcommendations?
Cheers Mark
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 21:07

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 21:07
www.outerlimits4x4.com is your answer.. forsale section.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 21:09

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 21:09
so, why No zook??

Many large 4b has been shown up by a zook..

Like the Moose in his the other night with 36inch swampers on ..
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Follow Up By: marcus - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 22:36

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 22:36
I am sure the suzuki's are under rated go anywhere machines but too small and light for my preference.
mark
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Reply By: Thor - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 21:35

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 21:35
fj40 cruiser.. won't be stopped
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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 22:17

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 22:17
Hilux.
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Reply By: basecamp15 - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 22:26

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 22:26
Pretty much what you said is on the money, just add the swb toyota in their and see what comes up first.
Cheers, Mark.
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 23:17

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 23:17
marcus,
Just so happens I have just such a machine, as you where thinking, A RANGIE, you won't be sorry, I've got an 86 4dr, carby, manual 5 speed, I've fitted an air locker in the back, and lifted the suspension 50 mm and fitted muddies, oh what fun, paid around the $6k mark, insurance is reasonable if you haven't got to many points, RAC plus membership is a must. Make sure you put some good paint on the driveway so you can wash the spots of oil away and try and stay clear of big puddles, don't bother trying to fix the oil leaks you'll neck yourself before you succeed, I haven't fitted a bull bar and I've taken the tow hitch off to keep the approach and departure angles as good as they are originally, stick with the original size tyres, two reasons one any bigger and they'll rub (Unless you lift the bodywork) and the other reason the extra strain you'll put on the transmission you won't do it any favours.
As for ability off road, find out for yourself you will be impressed, plus the drive is comfortable with a good driving position to boot.
When and if buying just make sure the roof lining is is good nick, mine is luckily I've seen some pretty ugly ones though and I would personally stay away from the air suspension, you can get them chaep enough but keeping it working and repairs are costly unless you convert over to conventional suspension. If you go for the Rangie I can let you ahve some more pointers if you wish.
Go on get one...............Keep the shiny side up
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Reply By: BOBA74 - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 23:55

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 23:55
Hi Marcus,
happens I have a Rangie as well. It's my second car too and as I've returned to full-time study, it's hardly been driven the last 3 years. It has a 4.4lt V8, on gas, winch bull-bar(without the winch!), dual batteries, thermo fans, genie extractors, cargo barrier, full length roof rack, pedders suspension (standard height)...Has standard rubber as I didn't get around to buying muddies before the study thing. Just paid the rego too. I keep saying I'm gonna sell but never do, the wife would be very happy if I did. Under $5000 if interested. Back to study...
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Follow Up By: Martyn (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 15:29

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 15:29
Marcus,
Snatch it.............. If I didn't already have one I would.Keep the shiny side up
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 21:25

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 21:25
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2461130232&category=29691

$5000 GQ Shorty... Now you COULDNT go wrong.
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Reply By: marcus - Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 22:32

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2004 at 22:32
Thanks guys for the replies i will look into it.
Mark
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