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 Post subject: Re: 4X4
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:28 pm 
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Dang, would have been interesting to know how the petrol model does. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: 4X4
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:39 pm 
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picnic wrote:
No Scipio (4x4 use 1km in total) :thumbs_up:


Picnic - maybe you do not really need a 4 x 4 then :hmz:

In any event , not surprised at that high consumption . My Nissan 4 x 4 ( 3 liter petrol ) is also very thirsty at around 6.5 km / liter . Thats why I hardly ever use it , but it is great , lots of power and speed .

You know , you should just buy what you like , and what fits your pocket , and then go out and enjoy your vehicle , without regrets :)

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 Post subject: Re: 4X4
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:48 pm 
:thumbs_up: Okie,the only regrets that I wouldn't want is a high fuel usage. :D


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 Post subject: Re: 4X4
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:54 pm 
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Okie, from my experience: Summing it all up on 4x4's I used.

1992 Nissan Hardbody 2.4.: Low on power, Marie Biscuit wheels, but tough as nails, and really good offroad. Fuel Consumption fair, about 8km/l. Only problem was the wheelbase, so straddling was sometimes a problem. Not too comfy, but lekker.

Series Land Rover: Conversions, V8 Landy motor, sealed fuel system, Salisbury diff's, Fairy overdrive(A waste of time), Took Fairy out and changed ratio's from 4,7:1 to 3,54:1, snorkel. Unstoppable, uncomfortable, unbreakable. Fuel consumption, :slap: But great fun.

Nissan 2,7 Diesel 2003 model. Comfy, tough, but underpowered. Still great offroad though with fantastic fuel consumption. :thumbs_up:

Toyota 2,7 petrol: Crap allround. :tongue:

Jeep Cherokee country 4.0l straight 6: XJ series. Great on and offroad. Great wheeltravel, tough, comfy, and best of all, fuel consumtion fantastic at 10km/l. :thumbs_up:

Landrover 130DC TD5: Comfy enough, I am a short S^&#*t, fuel consumption great, fantastic off road consumption, Best Offroad ability I ever encountered. All the mods, airconCD etc. Slow on the open road, but you can tow a house behind you, extremely powerfull. The best in my books for the serious adventurer. :clap:

Now, Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4,7l V8: Very comfy, but not tested offroad yet, only a few flashfloods, and rock-climbing. Will elaborate later. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: 4X4
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:31 pm 
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Scipio : all of those :thumbs_up: The Nissan Hardbody is great , but the "smaller" engines not . However , the V6 -3000 ( 3 liter) arguably one of the best engines ever produced , and will run forever , "purring " at 2600 to 3000 rpm .

Engines are like boxers : a good big one will always beat a good small one .

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 Post subject: Re: 4X4
Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:13 pm 
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I have heard that people who have Mahindras swear by them


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 Post subject: Re: 4X4
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:52 am 
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All day long :)

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7 - 10 Sept 2013 -Shingwedzi .
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 Post subject: Re: 4X4
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:58 pm 
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Well we still havent found the right vehicle - but had fun trying out a Suzuki Jimny yesterday. That can certainly go anywhere - but wow it is small. I dont think we could take much stuff with us. Does anyone have one and what do you think?


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