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PostSubject: Buying |New Kit   Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:38 am

A funny question was posed today at work, they all know i off road and asked if i could buy ONE PIECE of kit for offroading, money no object, what would it be.

Thought i would ask the same question of everyone else.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying |New Kit   Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:50 am


One item. The new Toyota Landcruiser 4.5v8 diesel unstopable. - Does this count

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PostSubject: Re: Buying |New Kit   Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:44 pm

No, it is a vehicle and not off roading kit.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying |New Kit   Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:59 pm

On that basis, does that rule out my answer of a Chinook? Well it's often seen off-road and it's an awesome piece of kit. scratching chin

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PostSubject: Re: Buying |New Kit   Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:08 pm

I reckon it would have to be a decent shovel, too early to think properly yet about reasons why but that's what jumped out at me as the thing I'd tend to be reaching for at some point.

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PostSubject: Re: Buying |New Kit   Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:35 pm

As I have mentioned before new to all of this, it would have to be related to the off roading you will be doing.

So a few answers,
1 Water, even if a play and pay site, you still need a drink.
2 Maps, you have to know where you are, where you are going, and where you have been.
3 First aid kit know mater where you are you may get a cut or just need a headache tablet.
4 Food, againe you can get stuck anywhere.
5 Warm clothes, or suitable clothing for the envionment you will be stuck in.

Regarding other aids, winches, recovery gear, lifting of motors, bigger Tyres, better, engines, the list is endless.

Chris S said a shovel was that would be a good tool, usefull for a few diferant jobs.

Some times the simplest coud save your life, not the most expensive.















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clinking teacups lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Buying |New Kit   Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:35 am



If money was no option then the Arctic Truck conversion for my Hyundai Terracan. Big Lift, Big wheel arches, Big Tyres. ££££££

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PostSubject: Re: Buying |New Kit   Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:04 am

Big headache working out where to carry the two spares as you head into the Sahara! scratching chin

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PostSubject: Re: Buying |New Kit   Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:40 am


Maybe the roof? Could prob get two tyres up there, not much else mind. ha Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Buying |New Kit   Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:44 am

i made this for the last tripe lot easier to mount and dismount
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PostSubject: Re: Buying |New Kit   Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:26 am


Link to that conversion kit i was on about: http://www.arctictrucks.com/Frontpage/Brands/Hyundai/Terracan/AT35

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PostSubject: Re: Buying |New Kit   Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:44 am

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i made this for the last tripe lot easier to mount and dismount

It's not tripe at all! Razz

I saw that previously, looked good. Only last year I was considering having swing-away wheel carriers manufactured (an idea I picked up in Malaysia) with a view to marketing over here, but in the end decided the market wasn't big enough. If we meet at a show I'll explain about the 'secret weapon' that would have made then marketable. Intriguing eh?

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PostSubject: Re: Buying |New Kit   Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:49 am

Terracan Jas wrote:

Link to that conversion kit i was on about: http://www.arctictrucks.com/Frontpage/Brands/Hyundai/Terracan/AT35
That also looks good. Resembles a VX Land Cruiser don't you think?

When you mentioned artic trucks, thought you meant those really BIG tyres. You know the ones!!! Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Buying |New Kit   Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:53 am

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Terracan Jas wrote:

Link to that conversion kit i was on about: http://www.arctictrucks.com/Frontpage/Brands/Hyundai/Terracan/AT35
That also looks good. Resembles a VX Land Cruiser don't you think?

When you mentioned artic trucks, thought you meant those really BIG tyres. You know the ones!!! Twisted Evil

Im hearing ya.
It does look very good, but it costs £££££

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PostSubject: Re: Buying |New Kit   Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:31 pm

Any good?





And just for you Jas ...




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PostSubject: Re: Buying |New Kit   Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:19 pm


Thats amazing. I know what one i want.... Shame its the smallest

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PostSubject: Re: Buying |New Kit   Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:24 pm

Money no object, the. I'd like a bushwakka trailer. And a roof tent for the D3 and a fox wing for it. That would give me options depending on where we were going and if it was just me or the family. The bushwakka is a lovely bit of kit but £18,000 is pretty expensive!
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PostSubject: Re: Buying |New Kit   Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:59 pm

The foxwing is an amazing bit of kit.

Barbara loved the concept of it when she first saw it, I had my reservations.

These reservations were reinforced when I deployed(in a slow lazy fashion) it in the Dales on a dead calm day. One gust of wind, one giant kite, two broken hinges and one extremely disgruntled Brendan. Embarassed

Repair was straightforward. Breakage was down to driver error. Don't be lazy deploying it!

Used it a couple of times in UK and then off to Scandinavia for a month. Come back impressed with it and the possible Oztent combinations.

Manby, it stood up to 55mph wind, yes it billowed a bit. Tents were being blown down but the foxwing was good. A bit scary putting it away in high wind so extra hands were drafted in.

Personally I am not a fan of roof racks for the type of long distance trips we do. However I woul happily have 3 roofbars and a foxwing. Reasonable condition just sleep under foxwing, less reasonable small tent with porch under the foxwing thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: Buying |New Kit   Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:21 am

If money was no object it would have to be the new top of the range diesel Discovery.

Had a go in one at the Stoneleigh show last bank holiday around the off road course brilliant it had standard tyres but just drove around the course as it was Tesco's car park no drama.

We followed a tricked up 110 round the course and on some of the muddy climbs the Defender had to take 2 attempts to reach the top, just to rub their noses in it we drove up half way stopped and then pulled away and completed the climb.

I know some of the stalwarts will say the air suspension can puncture and let you down it extreme conditions but I don't care if it lets me down remember this is money no object, I would just use the sat phone to call my helicopter and get a air lift home in time for tea. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Buying |New Kit   Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:46 am

I have a D3 and I was a founder of disco3club so I know a lot of people with D3's and 4's never heard of an air spring failing. The compressor is far more likely, but you can still drive it with it on the bump stops. I love my D3 I am intending to keep it forever!
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