How good is your 4by??

Submitted: Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 08:53
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Could your 4wd do this?
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Reply By: oz doc - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 09:02

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 09:02
Hey MG- I have no idea if our 4wd could do that, but I do know that I couldn't do that.doc
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Reply By: Rockape - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 09:05

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 09:05
Mark,
that is very impressive. I think my old troppy could but I don't know if I would be up for it.

You wouldn't want to cross it up reversing.

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Reply By: Member - Redbakk (WA) - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 09:21

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 09:21
I never want to put myself or my vehicle in that position......I will leave that sort of thing for those who have a bent for that sort of thing.

But anyone can develop the 4by to do that......you put rock crawler gears in etc and the sky is the limit with any make and model of 4by....go to any 4WD show and they put on a display for you to watch up close....may even get a ride.

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Reply By: Member - Wayne David (NSW) - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 09:42

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 09:42
This was scarey stuff just looking at it.

I actually own a Landy Defender. Maybe I should say it owns me because it is way more capable off road than I am.

Having said that, I saw on Utube from Sth Africa where a Prado just soared up a cliff face that a Defender just couldn't handle. The Landy bouncing backwards down the cliff after loss of momentum kind of summed up my greatest fear.



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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:19

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:19
Gday Mark,
Easy!!!!
In fact, I reckon I could do it on a mountain bike...LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - The Bushwhackers -NSW - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:44

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:44
FIB Hairy...lol. I saw that display (stationary) last weekend at Maitland Camping show, didnt even consider that the vehicle was driven up there, thought it was winched or something.
Be blowed if I would try it, even if my Jackaroo could make it (it wouldn't).
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 11:21

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 11:21
Is that in your current broken state or before you fell of the kids bike Hairy?? haha


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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 13:44

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 13:44
I reckon you could do it Hairy,
Go on, Dare ya. ;)
Make sure you get on camera, I'd love to see ya try :))

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Reply By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:49

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 10:49
STUFF THAT!!!!!
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 11:04

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 11:04
Wouldn't it be just easier to drive around?


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Reply By: Gronk - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 11:11

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 11:11
Saw the display at Maitland as well.....looks harder than it really is....but wouldn't do it as I have an aversion to hieghts...
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Follow Up By: Member - ross m (WA) - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 17:35

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 17:35
My opinion too.
If that arch and ramp was a solid rock,any reasonably equipped 4wd could do it.

I would have liked to see a ramp on the other side so you could how well it went nose 1st
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 11:23

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 11:23
Hi all,
take another look at the video and watch the guy that is sitting under, and just to the left of the framework that the 4by drives up. He doesn't take much notice to begin with... then does a "double take". I sure wouldn't be sitting where he is..... if that 4by came off....???

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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 11:49

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 11:49
I believe that if the wheels came off then the vehicle would drop into the centre rather than topple over....still a scarey situation in any case.

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Reply By: Member - Rodney B- Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 13:05

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 13:05
When I first looked at it I thought no way and after watching it a couple of times I visualised a road or rocky climb and I reckon my 80 has been up slopes as steep as that. I think it is the fact that your in the air and could fall that makes it appear scarier than it really is. Having said that it's not a bad effort for the Landy to get the last steep bit. I'm sure some of you guys have been up slopes, balked, and had to reverse being very careful not to turn the wheel on the back down.
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Reply By: Mudripper - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 13:23

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 13:23
In my case, there would be more skid marks inside than outside.
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Reply By: Brian (Montrose, Vic.) - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 17:16

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 17:16
I was wondering about the ominous creaking noises I could hear, don't think you would get me or my 4by up there or catch me sitting under it for that matter! Having said that I'm sure I've driven up or down tracks of that gradient before ok, but not with thin air under me.....
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony V (NSW) - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 18:50

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 18:50
The noise I believe is from the brakes.
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Reply By: Member - Axle - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 20:48

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 20:48
Wonder why they used a landy on a demonstration like that.?????.



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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 21:01

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 21:01
Might just add Landrover demonstrated their ability on the same grade of structure 40 yrs ago at the orange field days NSW....lol..lol.


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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 23:06

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 23:06
Axle, because it is often on the hoist ready to work underneath. That is the natural environment for a Landy.
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 23:17

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 23:17
LOL.LOl.. John!, Only the ones built 50yrs ago!!.


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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 23:39

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 23:39
BIL had one that knew the hoist better than the road - in the last 10 years too! Turbo put metal through the oil channels :-[
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 11:19

Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 11:19
Mmmmmm!, Thats no good, i will admit, Not so long ago had to rebuild a toyo wih only moderate ks, So where does it end.


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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 13:16

Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 13:16
.... and my unbreakable) Nissan diff that broke up at Warraweena
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Reply By: Member - Bytemrk(VIC) - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 22:16

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 22:16
I'm pretty sure you will find this is a specialises Land Rover fitness program.....

It's designed to tighten the butt cheeks ;-)


Would my Discovery climb something that steep.. no problem.

Would I drive it up there on that steel do-dad with a sheer drop off each side... no way!

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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 23:24

Saturday, May 30, 2009 at 23:24
I'm very impressed. The first part looked to be 45 degrees. The first part of the curved bit looked about 60 degrees.
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