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Old 28 July 2012, 17:00   #11
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After previously owning A swb 1959 SII 2.1/4 petrol and then a 1988 LR90 2.5TD, which where great offroading, the SII was very attention seeking.
I then got a Pajero/Shogun import 2.5tdi lwb exceed, Which I don't think would handle serious off road, without mod's, mainly due to poor rear ramp angles and chassis articullation. because there chassis are solid, must be 3-4mm with hardly any flex. where as LR chasis are, or at least where 2mm giving exellent flexability for offroading, with the down side of quick to rot out if not properly protected,
I've had my pajy for 9 years and only had to replace a few heater pkugs and brakes and hasn't required much attention, passing every mot without fail. after replacing a few fog lamps. oh and a sticky back door lock.
something I'm amazed with are the BFG A/T tyres I had fitted eight years ago, they've still got loads of wear in them with no perishing. easy 3/4" depth left.
I've also had a 2005 L200 Warrior with the same tyres which I wrote off in black ice earlier this year, so replaced with an 07 Shogun elegance which Is in the missiz name and I'm almost band from using it, because I'll only break it she says. I'm still gonna get a tow bar for it though
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Old 28 July 2012, 17:30   #12
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I had a 2.8 LWB Shogun and a later 3.2 LWB which I kept for 6 years, and loved both of them.

The 3.2 was was a much more refined ride etc than the 2.8, but it always felt a little less rugged and more vunerable when using it hard.

The only reason I moved to a LR D3 was the avilability of parts for the 3.2 from non Mitsubishi sources was terrible, and the local dealers were really unhelpfull. I also fanciedb a change after 8 years of Shoguns.

I would seriously consider either as a tow car again, but the SWB ones I drove always felt a bit 'twitchy' compared to the LWB, and of course have far less carrying capacity.

However I've become LR'd now and will probably stay with them for a while.

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Thanks for all the advice. I read it all, and to use as a vehicle to ferry the boat from park to slip, plus kids and dog onto the beach etc etc, rather than continuing to wreck my car, this is joining the Silverfox fleet tomorrow.

Hope it works, as if it doesn't check out the for sale section on Monday.
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Thanks for all the advice. I read it all, and to use as a vehicle to ferry the boat from park to slip, plus kids and dog onto the beach etc etc, rather than continuing to wreck my car, this is joining the Silverfox fleet tomorrow.

Hope it works, as if it doesn't check out the for sale section on Monday.
Very nice Will, what engine is she?.....Auto?

Im sure you will enjoy her, as already said, mine has done me proud, so much so that i cant see myself ever selling her....

Here's a shot of mine pulling Gwenn up a slippery French slipway the other day

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2.8 diesel, manual with some nice fake wood trim!
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Ahh, good choice on the manual box... I spent ages looking for a manual when we bought ours. Took me a long time but well worth it, much prefer the manual to the more complex auto.

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You just know if an auto goes wrong, it will be many pounds sterling to resolve the issue.
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2.8 diesel, manual with some nice fake wood trim!
That's a lively motor the 2.8 same as the one they use in the L200 imports, much better than the flat but very reliable 2.5 in my japero, she looks great condition btw nice find,
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