IFS Patrol

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 17:02
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Has everyone read the September issue of 4x4 Australia?

p.55 has an article about the F-Alpha platform and the good possibility it will be the platform used for the next generation Patrol. Therefore IFS would be very likely across the entire Patrol range.

Not trying to stir or anything but I think I will just stick with my Rodeo. Wait a minute......it's IFS too!!!

Oh well.

Utemad
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 17:56

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 17:56
Well Nissan have to catch up with the pack sooner or later don't they. :)
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 18:06

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 18:06
My GQ just quadrupled in value.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 21:46

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 21:46
Then again, its not the next model, its the one after the GU series 4 or 5 what ever they are up to now
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 18:30

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 18:30
About time they joined the 21st century.
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Reply By: Nomad - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 21:32

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 21:32
Catch up with the pack?????

21st century???????????

IMHO leave it alone. For serious off-roading it is the best going.

But I guess unfortunately IFS will come. Sad!

Nomad
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Follow Up By: Member - Stillthinkinaboutit - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 21:45

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 21:45
I agree with Nomad, leave it alone.

I love my GU Patrol with live axle, why stuff a good vehicle by going IFS ?

Just following the rest of the Lemmings ( Lemons ) ?

Like Truckster suggested, the live axle vehicles just jumped in value !

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Reply By: Vinnie - Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 22:07

Wednesday, Aug 04, 2004 at 22:07
IFS on the new Patrol!!
I can only hope NOT.
The only thing IFS will do for it is make it a black top 4bee.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 17:11

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 17:11
The patrol already is a "black top 4bee". When I drop my son off at school in the Dirty old surf I pass more mums in sparkling patrols with highway tyres that any other kind of 4by...
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Reply By: Peter O - Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 11:07

Thursday, Aug 05, 2004 at 11:07
Hi Guys,
A couple of years ago I spoke to a guy that was well known in the 4x4 repair and maintanence industry, the question popped up regarding IFS (then on the new Landcruiser) his reply was a bit hard to accept but I understood what he meant.

He told me that 4x4 manufacturers didn't like us (hardcore off-roaders) due to the fact that we expose the faults of their vehicles. It's common knowledge that most 4x4's will never see bush tracks so its easy to understand that 4x4 makers would rather cater for the majority, being those that use their vehicles for the black top only. This as we all know is where IFS has the advantage of a more comfortable ride so unfortulately it is the way all future generations of 4x4's will chose to go.

Lets just hope that we will still be able to modify our IFS rigs someday down the track to be able to do what the we want them to do when the current GU's and the older GQ's and 80 series' cruisers are too old to participate.

Not comforting but we can't ingnore the facts for ever.

Peter
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