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Old 23 December 2010, 17:21   #41
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With all seven seats occupied, we dragged a little Erde through the snow, filled with skis, boots hot pasties and flasks of tea. 'Ansum. Yeah, some granite dust and a couple of real shovels would've been a good plan.
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Old 23 December 2010, 17:35   #42
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dont you mean its just shite ? .. its never out of the garage and costs you a fortune and you wish you'd never subscribed to the 'landrover is god' principal ?


I tried to fit in an a commercial disco recently and I couldent Im too tall .... and they were asking 30 K for a commercial ......... 30 K

Carry on you guys give your cash to LD

you love them dont you

Muppets .. open your eyes for gods sake
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Old 23 December 2010, 17:45   #43
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dont you mean its just shite ? .. its never out of the garage and costs you a fortune and you wish you'd never subscribed to the 'landrover is god' principal ?


I tried to fit in an a commercial disco recently and I couldent Im too tall .... and they were asking 30 K for a commercial ......... 30 K

Carry on you guys give your cash to LD

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Muppets .. open your eyes for gods sake
No LR is God from me, I need the chairs. How does it cost me a fortune?
TBF my pal, who came with us, has a tricked Defender 110 wearing gnarly BFGs on big rims. He doubted whether that would've gotton through without help. The only things that had been up there were tractors.

Obviously, your X5 on H rated slicks would've pi$$ed through it.
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Obviously, your X5 on H rated slicks would've pi$$ed through it.
No way .. said it before now you muppet .. X5 gets parked in the garage when the snow comes down

so stop diving LR's then get a Nissan Micra
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No LR is God from me, I need the chairs. How does it cost me a fortune?
TBF my pal, who came with us, has a tricked Defender 110 wearing gnarly BFGs on big rims. He doubted whether that would've gotton through without help. The only things that had been up there were a tractors.

Obviously, your X5 on H rated slicks would've pi$$ed through it.
Got to love those nobbers who spend the best part of 70k on a RR sport then just can't seem to get the heads round the idea that your tyres connect you to the ground (or not) and £700 for an off road set is not that much (to them)......

Saw some tool in a RR Sport try and park in Wickes car park (1"-2" of slush) could not get it into the bay cos his wheels were spinning so gave up. Doubt very much if he even knew it had a snow setting. Bungling ineptitude was being kind.

The limiting factor for snow is diff clearance, once you pack enough snow underneath it will lift the vehicle and you have no drive. Portal axles or going up in tyre size to something a bit more mad like 35" would help but ultimately these will be defeated, it's just nature's way of telling you the fire should be on and the scotch open, what happens after that is up to you!
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The limiting factor for snow is diff clearance
The limiting factor for snow is the depth of your pockets. Snorri Gíslason does a lovely job and you can forget ever getting stuck again. Those "floatation" tyres give a very low weight to footprint area and will run over snow, bog etc. Have to be good for tricky launches too...

You'll need a new gateway at home too mind
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The limiting factor for snow is the depth of your pockets. Snorri Gíslason does a lovely job and you can forget ever getting stuck again. Those "floatation" tyres give a very low weight to footprint area and will run over snow, bog etc. Have to be good for tricky launches too...

You'll need a new gateway at home too mind
I was thinking something like this; portal rover or there's the nippy little lada marsh;
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They appear to be branded just as ATs, and I believe they are phasing out the AT2s

From the reports I’ve read I’d like to have tried the AT2s, but unfortunately the don’t do them in a 19’ rim, I even considered getting some 18’ rims but I’m planning a bigger brake upgrade and need the space in the wheels.

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I've ran AT2s on my Ranger pickup and really like them, just bought my third set while they are still available as I'll need new ones by next winter. Hardly noisier than a road tyre on the road, good all-round performer on our unsurfaced gravel roads here and in gloopy mud that you'd normally want a MT in, they are surprisingly able - better than a BFG AT which is generally reckoned to be one of the best. They have their limits in mud as you'd expect but with an advanced traction control setup they will go a long way - the Autocar journalists had them fitted on the Freelander 2s they tested here back in 2006 and I was amazed where they went with the Terrain Response working overtime. Even on the Ranger with it's two "Terrain Response" settings (two and four wheel drive ) they work well.

Only criticism is that at 50mph on gravel there is some chunking of the tread blocks on the rears due to the rocks thrown up from the fronts, but that is all. Can't believe they are doing away with them already - the new AT looks more like a snow tyre to me and I think they could have kept the AT2 to sit alongside it.

Mr Gislason builds a very nice truck
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Old 24 December 2010, 12:10   #49
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The limiting factor for snow is the depth of your pockets. Snorri Gíslason does a lovely job and you can forget ever getting stuck again.
But the 'muppet' is mod'ing LRs. Obviously he knows nuffink.

According to Jim Henderson, he should be applying his talents to Micras.
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Mr Gislason builds a very nice truck. I had the pleasure of a gleek at his workshop and was very impressed. He pulled me out of a tight spot and I'm a fan of his work. He only does Landies but the Iceskandic mechs do mods on every 4x4 you can mention, including Ladas. They're the Men!
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