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Old 05 March 2007, 15:40   #41
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The weight's actually a big hindrance-it's the dirty great knobbles/ridges on the tyres that do the work. I never got stuck in anything with this:-
You aint trying hard enough Nos , noblies won't help when its restin on the sidesteps

The weight of the Unimog made it cut through the thick soft snow and bite in . All the 4x4's were iether bogging into it or just spinning , believe me the farmers round here know what grips .

Little suzukis are good if you keep em wound up ,

I have put some oversize MT's on my old maverick and raised it up a coupe of inches ,for a play this year and it hasn't bloody snowed .
Still its been fun in the mud , iam quite surprised how much traction the maverick has , and didn't realize they had lim slip diffs untill I had it jacked up .
beats Land Rovers now no problem , no front axle and diff to get caut on the rocks etc
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Old 05 March 2007, 15:52   #42
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My last off roaders were 01 plate Isuzus, and the SWB is pretty good, but the muppets designed it with a transfer box right in the middle of the chassis, and put a guard under it that made the clearance about 9.5 inches , great just what you need in an off roader !! Divs ... It had limited slip diffs too which helped a lot. They dont like a water splash though
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Old 05 March 2007, 15:55   #43
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I think all the jap stuff is better really , that so called diff lock on the land rover doesn't seem to do anything very much .
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I have put some oversize MT's on my old maverick and raised it up a coupe of inches ,for a play this year and it hasn't bloody snowed .
Still its been fun in the mud , iam quite surprised how much traction the maverick has , and didn't realize they had lim slip diffs untill I had it jacked up .
beats Land Rovers now no problem , no front axle and diff to get caut on the rocks etc
Isn't it strange that all the extreme rock crawler in the USA use beam axles with diffs???

The reason you may not notice the diff lock on the landie doing much is because it's so capable in the first place!!!
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Old 05 March 2007, 16:12   #45
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Hey its Codders I wish I could reel in bass that quick

I usually notice the diff lock on the land rover when Iam waiting for it at the top of a muddy hill .

Those yanks only use beam axles cos thats all thats about big enough for the monster truck thingies .

Swing arm and chain drive has yet to be beaten
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Swing arm and chain drive has yet to be beaten
You've got a point- I miss my old xt600 at times til I remember quite how much trouble I got in with it



I knew it had to be either 4 or 8 years Jono-I took one of the HGV tests at the same time as they changed the rules-just couldn't remember which one
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When the front diff's ground out on hard mud and the front wheels are in the air and it STILL gets out...Forwards?
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[QUOTE=Nos4r2;189456] You've got a point- I miss my old xt600 at times til I remember quite how much trouble I got in with it

Thats the point they can't catch you on 2 wheels ,with 4, so less trouble these days . Cos it seems wherever you go somebody doesn't like you , Unless is got 4 legs and shits
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When the front diff's ground out on hard mud and the front wheels are in the air and it STILL gets out...Forwards?
They are good those old fourtracks mate . I used to work on them a lot back in the early nineties , and had the older F50 which was great till it disapeared in a pile of red dust .
I remember doing quite a few head gasgits and cracked heads on the turbo's , which iam sure most was due to working cold engines too hard .

I think some people put that motor in the landrover , which was a great improvement at the time .
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Thats the point they can't catch you on 2 wheels ,with 4, so less trouble these days . Cos it seems wherever you go somebody doesn't like you , Unless is got 4 legs and shits

I never had THAT trouble-at least I don't think so but I might just have been riding too hard...

I had to recover the XT from a river once.while My own silly fault-riding round a trials course it never occurred to me that the riverbed was hard at the entrances and exits because it was a trials course. 20 yards later it was soft mud...

The F50 looked like a proper jeep too-shame they don't still make them.
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