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Maybe a good replacement for the Land Rover Defender! Enjoy. Michael

https://youtu.be/nq2jY1trxqg
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Reply By: Ron N - Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 12:20

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 12:20
Can't beat those old Dodges! The old man had 2 Dodges, a '28 ute and a '38, 3 ton truck. You couldn't kill them.
Not a lot of people realise how advanced Dodge and Chrysler engineering was between WW1 and up to the 1960's.

Chrysler was the first to use hydraulic brakes, the first to use high-strength steels in chassis's and drivetrains (it was called Amola steel, a patented Chrysler steel, and it was a high-strength molybdenum-chrome steel) - the first to use rubber engine mounts - the first to use adjustable front seats - the first to use downdraught carburettors, high compression ratios, engine temperature gauges, and replaceable oil filters.
They were also the first to introduce helical gear teeth in transmissions for smoother, quieter running.

The list goes on and on for them. The old Dodge Flathead Six was introduced in 1934, and was still being built in the late 1960's!
I have one in my Yale forklift, it is absolute pearler.
Chrysler introduced micro-finished crankshafts for longer life and improved performance, and others copied them.

I've got a book called "The Birth of Chrysler Corporation and Its Engineering Legacy", by Carl Breer. It's a great read if you're interested in engineering history.
Breer was one of the three outstanding Chrysler engineers - Zeder, Skelton and Breer - commonly referred to as "ZSB - the Three Musketeers" by Walter Chrysler - who had a major impact on automotive engineering design.

The Dodge Bros started the ball rolling with their good products, but Chrysler and the Three Muskeeters advanced all the Dodge products to outstanding success.

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Reply By: Dean K3 - Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 15:00

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 15:00
Should see how they bash tested the mini and could be wrong military were looking at them as a quick response assault vehicle due to lightness and maneuverability
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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 15:15

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 15:15
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Whatever made me think I needed a diff-locker?
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 16:48

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 16:48
Yes Allan, I suddenly have a renewed interest in my aging GU. I just wish it had the same capability as that Dodge lol. Michael
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Reply By: Gramps - Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 15:47

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 15:47
Unfair comparison. The Dodge obviously had far superior electronics.

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Reply By: Member - William B (The Shire) - Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 16:04

Monday, Aug 14, 2017 at 16:04
My dear old Dad said skinny tyres were better!
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Follow Up By: Dean K3 - Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 10:26

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 10:26
Concur sadly todays vehicles due to high speed rating need low profile tyre making them useless in many conditions (read soft sand rocky ground corrogations)

a tyre allowing spread along length when deflated is far superior to across the flats makign even more sand wedges to overcome.

Austsafari survey course vehicles (2 x tritons 1 x hilux) always used tall skinny tyres 80 profile up until the demise in 2014
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Follow Up By: Member - Trouper (NSW) - Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 17:50

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017 at 17:50
Definitely agree with the skinnies in the mud getting down deep to the hard stuff
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 00:25

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 00:25
Same applies to snow. ..more so if you are in a rally car :) Sand is a bit different but definitely longer footprint is better than wider. A lot of people get brain washed and "over tyre".

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Follow Up By: Dean K3 - Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 12:44

Wednesday, Aug 16, 2017 at 12:44
Explorer aka Greg - yep just have to look at snow tyres esp the Lappi brand with the studs for Sweden Norway etc.

Confess I wouldn't want to have a argument with one of those tyres rip skin to shreds

One event I always want to see a snow rally !
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