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Old June 28th, 2011, 01:40 PM
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Such an awesome looking truck

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Are there shocks that I can addjust up and down like my friends LX460? That would be very cool!
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Old June 28th, 2011, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Roverlab View Post
Here's "my" 110 on my way to "work" last year:
Is that Kili in the background?

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Old June 28th, 2011, 03:03 PM
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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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Old June 28th, 2011, 04:53 PM
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You mean Land Cruiser?
Poor gas mileage gets you to the best places on earth
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Old June 28th, 2011, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by rijosho View Post
Toyota is sounding like your best option.

Someone build a bon fire !

------ Follow up post added June 28th, 2011 06:42 PM ------

Originally Posted by Roverlab View Post
Here's "my" 110 on my way to "work" last year:

you should have brought that one back with you
Good judgement comes from experience,experience comes from bad judgement.

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Old June 28th, 2011, 07:10 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.
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Old July 5th, 2011, 11:59 AM
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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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