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Old 13 August 2005, 19:07   #1
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Green lane 4x4

Never done this and I'd love to have a go, locally (Portmouth/Southampton) are there any novice sites where I'm not gonna total my road car.
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Old 13 August 2005, 19:41   #2
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Yep have a chat with these people

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Old 13 August 2005, 19:51   #3
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Don't wanna join the pigging Army Pete, just want to drive mi Kia.
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Never done this and I'd love to have a go, locally (Portmouth/Southampton) are there any novice sites where I'm not gonna total my road car.
Well unfortunately we have a government who wants to ban ANY form of enjoyment so Green Laning is not as easy as it used to be!!! 2 stroke motorbikes have been the main cause of trouble so they are banning ALL forms of motor transport all over the place - traffic restriction orders or TROs they call them. Of course the motorbikes get around the barriers and don't have number plates so can't be caught anyway so once again it is the decent people who suffer!!!

There ARE still places you can go - look at O/S maps - they can give a clue but are not always truly accurate so you could be breaking the law without even knowing it - great!!!

http://www.glass-uk.org/pub-library/index_guides.html

This can be useful but another big problem is people who go of roading tend to go in groups - 1 4x4 plodding away doesn't annoy most people - 10 of them most certainly do - once again the sheep mentality strikes!!!
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Don't wanna join the pigging Army Pete, just want to drive mi Kia.

Try,,,www.awdc.co.uk .I used to go to a lot of meets when i drove Landys.
You will have a great time and learn a lot. They have simple fun days and easy competition trials for the beginer right up to semi profesional stuff.
Kernow , they even have muddy bits that wont scratch your paint
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Old 14 August 2005, 05:18   #6
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Thanks Guys, I didn't want to get into it too deep. Just hoping that someone on here could name a site locally that I could test the 4x4 out on (other than slipways). Something suitable for a novice with a Kia Sportage and medium tyres.

Paintball Andy once suggested that his land would test the limits of my car, but thought it too extreme when he started talking of recovering my 4x4 with his giant landrover 101.
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Done a lot of Green-lanning in the past try these they do a lot around Salisbury plain www.pocuk.co.uk
As for the best 4x4 it's got to be Jap (Pajero Evolution 3.5 v6 or Toyota Landcruiser Colorado for boat launching)
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Now your talking, dont insult your boat with Landys attached to them, Jap engineering, design R and D , electronic wizzardy, and toughness, nothing looks cooler than that Landcruiser pulling out a rib, why would you use anything else
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I was once using a 4.2 Landcruiser to pull out the boat in Dover on the public slipway - and its is covered in shingle- and it WOULD NOT PULL it out.
However a 2.4 VM Range Rover DID.. ( although if you ever wanted to find the crappiest engine in the world as regards landbased vehicles -- look no further than the VM- I will never understand why RR fitted that lump.)

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Paintball Andy once suggested that his land would test the limits of my car, but thought it too extreme when he started talking of recovering my 4x4 with his giant landrover 101.
Yup, I have photos and a video clip of said paintball andy;s landy 101 pulling my Kia Sportage out of his old 4x4 course!!
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