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Old 15 September 2005, 06:07   #51
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How about an Ibex, Landrover based but better (alegedly)

The thing about ratty old landrovers is you can walk all over them, drive into the water, tow hitch front and rear etc,etc. Jap stuff might be pretty and quick but they tend to disappear muttering about not wanting to get carpets wet or not wanting to get their brakes wet(?) or the old chestnut "if I had a front tow hitch.....would you do the honours instead"

Still theres nothing like being chaufeured to the pub in a lovely new car smell 4 wheeler, instead of wreeking of oil, WD40 and fuel "these auxiliaries are leaking can you keep them in your landrover"

It never ends, I'm off to look at a 1990 110 tonight if ok; convert to gas possibly with 4.6 lump if they are cheap, larger wheels and tyres, invertor etc. Absolute luxury has a sun roof - Codprawn will acuse me of selling out.
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Old 15 September 2005, 07:05   #52
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convert to gas possibly
I got a brand new OMVL LPG kit for a Series 2 2.25, but never got round to fitting it. - I've sold my Series 2 now and got a Defender 90 TD5 so the Gas kit isn't much use to me.

Its really getting in the way so if anyone is interested ?

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Old 15 September 2005, 07:57   #53
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How about an Ibex, Landrover based but better (alegedly)

The thing about ratty old landrovers is you can walk all over them, drive into the water, tow hitch front and rear etc,etc. Jap stuff might be pretty and quick but they tend to disappear muttering about not wanting to get carpets wet or not wanting to get their brakes wet(?) or the old chestnut "if I had a front tow hitch.....would you do the honours instead"

Still theres nothing like being chaufeured to the pub in a lovely new car smell 4 wheeler, instead of wreeking of oil, WD40 and fuel "these auxiliaries are leaking can you keep them in your landrover"

It never ends, I'm off to look at a 1990 110 tonight if ok; convert to gas possibly with 4.6 lump if they are cheap, larger wheels and tyres, invertor etc. Absolute luxury has a sun roof - Codprawn will acuse me of selling out.
good luck with looking tonight, hope it turns out to be what you are looking for, love off roading of all sorts, such fun
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Old 15 September 2005, 08:56   #54
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The 2.8 Mitzy engine is supposed to be a bit of a dog I've been told
But the 3.2 DI-D is pretty good and with the fatter tyres and better suspension on the special Warrior model it's pretty good. Tows the Rib like its not there and Mitsubishi have just introduced a chip to up the power and torque even more. Streets ahead of the 3.5 V6 we had before and fuel consumption much better - only have to fill up every other day now
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they look very nice......., i have a few jap bits of metal my self, well bikes that is, here is daughter on one of em, good bit faster than either of those as well. for the bike boffins out there it has been tuned up a bit, full yoshi oval carbon race systems, tuned by a couple of uk specialists, makes a fab noise, she wont go near it when it is running!!
Great looking bike
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I love my Animal L200

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Old 15 September 2005, 16:20   #57
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Well the paj Evo can be purchased quite easily in the UK. As for being "more suited to the Daaker"

Mitsubishi have won the Paris Dakar Rally 10 times in the last 20 years including the last 4 years, and how many times has Land Rover won it?
I should have guessed you would come back with that!!!

Don't tell me you are one of those people who actually believes the Paris Daakar cars are like what you drive on the road? Much like the sort of Rally Cars you see in the WRC are nothing like the road cars you can buy!!!

The Bowler is MUCH closer to a normal LR than the Mitsubishis are to any of theirs. Mitsubishis are basically like normal rally cars - rebuilt after EVERY event!!! The LRs are PRIVATE entries and are used for many years in different events!!!

LR just aren't interested in supporting the Paris Daakar.

Have a look at Team Saluki. They are a very low budget outfit that use an ALMOST standard LR - they have taken part in loads of "desert raids" and they have beaten many of the big teams. Considering they are using such a satndard vehicle on a shoestring budget it really is amazing!!!
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The Bowler is MUCH closer to a normal LR than the Mitsubishis are to any of theirs.
Really?

Space frame chassis?

Discovery front and rear axle?

Close to a normal Land Rover?

And look at the "RIB flicker" type underchassis device on their race chassis... not standard LR kit by any strectch of the imagination.

Oh, and "LAND ROVER TO SUPPORT BOWLER OFF ROAD TEAM"

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Old 15 September 2005, 17:15   #59
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wonder if the wildcat 200 dakar would pull the caravan any better, not much room for the kids unless i put the spare wheels in caravan.
would look quite trick in the school carpark for the mrs picking up the kids.
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wonder if the wildcat 200 dakar would pull the caravan any better
Yes, but I bet there wouldn't be anything left of the caravan after you enjoy your drive
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would look quite trick in the school carpark for the mrs picking up the kids.
C'mon, that sorta vehicle wouldn't ever be out of your sight!
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