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Old January 7th, 2010, 07:13 PM
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So, we were needing to move a barn at work from one side of the property to the other. We have some good 'ol boys that are friends who we got over to do it. They lifted the barn and built some "skis" to put under it. He hooked his bad ass, lifted, suped up, ear piercing, glass packed, beast F150 to the barn to drag it. It moved a whole six feet. I went home to get the 90 and they snickered... Hooked her up in low and dragged the damned thing all the way with ease. There were quite a few "Holy shits" uttered. I told him he needs to look into one of these foreign jobs

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Old January 7th, 2010, 07:34 PM
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That's great.

I always chuckle when I see lifted pickup trucks with 20" rims, designer MT's, lights, bars, & graphics driving around town. They have their tow bar with a 16" drop so you know it probably isn't too stable with a trailer and they are too high to throw stuff in the bed. I'd imagine any trail in the woods would be a bitch with the length of them and I never see them dirty so I know they aren't even running mud bogs. And to top it off they drive them like they have a tuned Audi, Bimmer or Porsche.

IDK, my dad and the guys I worked for growing up - the pick ups were manual gearbox, vinyl interior, roll up windows, plow on the front and they didn't look all that pretty but could definitely do some work.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 03:39 AM
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Defenders were designed to be worked. In the UK they are the main commercial 4x4 for utillities companies.
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Defenders were designed to be worked. In the UK they are the main commercial 4x4 for utillities companies.
If they dont get stolen first ! Land Rovers are the #1 choice of car theives in the UK. Per LRM Magazine its reaching epidemic proportion in N.Yorkshire.

As a kid growing up in Va's Blue Ridge with a series 2a there were lots of times a cj5 with a 304 v8 or similar would try a steep hill and slide backwards with rooster tails off all four tires. I'd take the underpowered but heavy little 2a up the hill in 2 wheel low and everyone would be impressed (funny how dad had trouble keeping rear axle shafts in that truck).
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Old January 8th, 2010, 10:34 AM
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... He hooked his bad ass, lifted, suped up, ear piercing, glass packed, beast F150 to the barn to drag it. It moved a whole six feet. I went home to get the 90 and they snickered... Hooked her up in low and dragged the damned thing all the way with ease...
Granted, we all like an "Expedition Portal" type feel-good Rover post; but there has to be more to this story.

Like 'em or not, an F150 is normally no slouch, either.
What was the problem? Was it a 2wd truck? Driver stupidity (mash the throttle and spin the tires madly like his favorite tractor-pull hero)? Mechanical failure?
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Granted, we all like an "Expedition Portal" type feel-good Rover post; but there has to be more to this story.

Like 'em or not, an F150 is normally no slouch, either.
What was the problem? Was it a 2wd truck? Driver stupidity (mash the throttle and spin the tires madly like his favorite tractor-pull hero)? Mechanical failure?

My guess would be rear wheel drive with an empty bed. Youll spin all day long.
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You could also pull that shed all over the place with an 80" Series One.
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Not sure what the problem was. But there was alot of mad pedal to the floor tire spinning and an empty bed... I think it was the 90's low in 1st grunt that made the difference. Funny though, I had my daily driver JK Sahara Unlimited right there, but did not even think of using it. Went home to get the Rover
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not trying to be smart, but lowering the strap so the vertical load would increase with tension would have greatly helped the unladen F150
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That's great.

I always chuckle when I see lifted pickup trucks with 20" rims, designer MT's, lights, bars, & graphics driving around town. They have their tow bar with a 16" drop so you know it probably isn't too stable with a trailer and they are too high to throw stuff in the bed. I'd imagine any trail in the woods would be a bitch with the length of them and I never see them dirty so I know they aren't even running mud bogs. And to top it off they drive them like they have a tuned Audi, Bimmer or Porsche.

IDK, my dad and the guys I worked for growing up - the pick ups were manual gearbox, vinyl interior, roll up windows, plow on the front and they didn't look all that pretty but could definitely do some work.
You mean like this?
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Old January 15th, 2010, 10:41 AM
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You mean like this?
I know it sounds a bit hypocritical, but that's a nice and clean looking pickup. The guys I was talking about and see in my area would have another 8"s of lift and bigger tires. Plus some stickers and a bunch of lights. Not sure if I would call that a work truck but it certainly looks usable for hauling gear and/or material. Is that your truck?
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Thanks! Yeah, I just picked it up about a month ago. I took it in on trade for an LR3. It's great in the winter and I finally have something to haul all the Defender pieces around. You should see Jim C's; I think his will pull a house right off it's foundation!
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