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Old August 23rd, 2010, 02:57 PM
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Lets move on! The point is to get out there and do what we enjoy. We are all on this forum because we have that in common - its not important to all think alike in the process. There are lots of ways to do things.
Agreed. MOAR VIDEOS!
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 04:13 PM
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Thanks that worked out perfect! How is Nelly these days? Hope all is well.
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 04:39 PM
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Thanks that worked out perfect! How is Nelly these days? Hope all is well.
Nelly is great...to much Boat and Golf to wheel her yet...but have some time scheduled in the fall.

Have had the top on 3 days since I drove it home...and have been driving it the 40 mile round trip every day to work!

Has made my summer 100% more enjoyable.

BTW...the low range is LOOOOOOOW...wow!

Here she is with her new plate and and excessive amount of lights:
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 07:05 PM
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James - enjoyed the videos!
Especially this one:
It looks like you guys had a good time.

Did you drive the trucks back to the States or leave them down in Belize for the next trip?
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 07:31 PM
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Here is a longer video with no music.

The trucks are in Panama and we will be headed back in Nov. to run another trip. I will post details soon.

Thanks for all the comments, enjoy.

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Old August 23rd, 2010, 07:41 PM
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That is great. Don't forget to put new tires on your checklist
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 09:30 PM
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Oh yea..thankfully we can get some km2's in Panama. Anyone want a great deal on some Procomps, just need to ship them from Panama ( :
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 09:37 PM
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Oh yea..thankfully we can get some km2's in Panama. Anyone want a great deal on some Procomps, just need to ship them from Panama ( :
I couldn't believe that you had to winch on some of that turf. The jungle trails didn't look bad at all on most of that video. BFG's wouldn't have too hard a time.

You should donate those procomp tires to a park or something as a tire swing. that's what they're good for.
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 09:52 PM
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I know... the mud was soft & very sticky but not to deep - the inclines were much steeper than they appear but still Procomp should be ashamed. Notice the lack of winching of the black truck in the video, the km2's on it drove through many of the spots we had to winch the pickup...we really only had to winch it when we had very deep ruts and big holes. Also look close at the mid point of the pickup crossing the river...the tires all start spining and loosing tracktion..the wagon had no slip.

I hate to be so negative on a product but they just didn't perform.
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Old August 23rd, 2010, 11:09 PM
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How about differences in load on each vehicle? Any other differences like gearing? Were you aired down?
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Old August 24th, 2010, 01:34 AM
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I couldn't believe that you had to winch on some of that turf. The jungle trails didn't look bad at all on most of that video. BFG's wouldn't have too hard a time.

You should donate those procomp tires to a park or something as a tire swing. that's what they're good for.
actually they bite rocks pretty well... they're just crap as a mud tire...

send them to someone to use in the South West...

actually what size are they? (I need one but in a different size then you're running I'm sure)

------ Follow up post added August 23rd, 2010 10:39 PM ------

Fantastic Video!!

I wish I could have come!!!

I'm going to have to see if I can swing a trip with you sometime in the future... that looks fantastic...
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Old August 24th, 2010, 10:08 AM
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Despite the previous poor form of the locker comments it is a worthy discussion.

Almost everyone I met in South America had some sort of traction differential at least in the rear. The majority, Toyotas, were locked front and rear. I spent 10 months in South America overlanding, I was only truly stuck 3 or 4 times I can attribute much of that to having trutracs front and rear. I know that if we did not have a traction diff in one situation where no winching was available we would have never gotten out. It took 8 hours as it was.

The only reason we have this discussion for land rovers is that we have weak diffs and axles. Sals, no problem... but the trutrac takes care of the diff and upgrading the axles is easy for a soft locker and a permanent solution. There is no need to change the rover suspension, but a traction diff is a great addition to any traveling rig.

The environmental concern is valid as well, but so is safety. Keeping momentum in an open truck can be dangerous and can open you up to getting real damage.

Anyhoo... just my 2cents. Looked like a great time, except it made me not want to go to work today!
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Found something pretty cool:

Can I block posts, emails and messages from specific users?
Nobody ever reads the wonderful announcements I posts, do they?

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=27162
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Old September 24th, 2010, 04:09 PM
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Nobody ever reads the wonderful announcements I posts, do they?
who are you again?

did you get the memo? It's just we're putting new coversheets on all the TPS reports before they go out now. So if you could go ahead and try to remember to do that from now on, that'd be great.
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Old September 25th, 2010, 06:57 AM
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Nobody ever reads the wonderful announcements I posts, do they?

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=27162

We do, we do....

But look at the date on your post (Aug 26th) and the date on my post (Aug 23rd)

Why don't you read all of my posts :-)
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Old September 26th, 2010, 10:09 PM
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Thanks for sharing. Looks like you had a ball!
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We do, we do....

But look at the date on your post (Aug 26th) and the date on my post (Aug 23rd)

Why don't you read all of my posts :-)
I expect users to read my mind BEFORE I make announcements.
Dont let this happen again.
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Here is a longer video with no music.

The trucks are in Panama and we will be headed back in Nov. to run another trip. I will post details soon.

Thanks for all the comments, enjoy.

James
The videos are great. I would love to take some time off and join a trip with you. It looked like a great time and a memorable experience.
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Old September 29th, 2010, 04:42 PM
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Thanks, we will be headed back in Nov. and should have some more interesting material to post.

Here is a ironic photo taken by a client who owns a Land Cruiser
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Old September 30th, 2010, 06:14 PM
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Great videos!!
Keep them coming.

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