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Old June 28th, 2011, 02:40 PM
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Such an awesome looking truck
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Here's "my" 110 on my way to "work" last year:
http://s783.photobucket.com/albums/y...rent=TZ002.jpg
Is that Kili in the background?
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The double cab is a good option. It is easier to keep cool (Less air to cool). You can get a Full cage so you can use the full roof rack. Dont be afraid of the later TD5 engine.
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You mean Land Cruiser?
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Toyota is sounding like your best option.
HERETIC !

Someone build a bon fire !

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Here's "my" 110 on my way to "work" last year:
http://s783.photobucket.com/albums/y...rent=TZ002.jpg

you should have brought that one back with you
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Old June 28th, 2011, 08:10 PM
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If you are serious about it, Land Rover actually publishes a book called "Working in the Wild". Covers maintenance plans, setting up a garage/workshop out in the middle of nowhere, emergency repairs to make sure you get home, etc.

I bought it for my upcoming Alaska trip. While most of it wasn't geared towards a short-term trip, it was fun to read.

http://www.roversnorth.com/store/p-1...-the-wild.aspx
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My wife and I have driven several thousand miles in East Africa in both 78-Series Land Cruiser Troopies and 110 Land Rovers. Each has its strengths and weaknesses. But our most recent trip comprised 3,500 miles in a 110 with a 300 Tdi, and a suspension set up with heavy duty TJM springs and Koni Raid shocks. The combination was superb - excellent mileage from the 300 Tdi, and a comfortable, well-controlled ride over any surface.

Personally I'd go nowhere near the TD5 and its drive-by-wire throttle, computer, etc., at least for Africa.

If you decide on a Land Cruiser, an excellent combination is a 78-Series Troopie with the 1HZ diesel. Loads of cargo room, unbreakable driveline, but a stiffer ride than the 110.

Good luck with your search.
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