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Old August 26th, 2016, 11:17 AM
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Perentie love thread

Seems time to @ least start a thread since we cant get additional sub forums.

Several here have them. I've shipped and imported a half dozen or so for enthusiasts from both the UK and Oz but this is the first time I've had one of ea to compare. I thought I'd post up some information since there isn't a lot out there and many are interested.

Have both a 110 GS Perentie and a 6x6 side by side briefly so thought I'd snap some pictures of the two as it will be a couple months till the next 6x6 (aka 6 Bee) arrives. The 6x6 is wider and taller and has a very cool custom dash.

The 6x6 has the stock Isuzu turbo fitted where the 110 has KLR's manifold and turbo as well as having the fueling turned up to compensate for the bigger turbo. I'm in love. I have owned 200's and 300's and driven Robert's OM617 powered trucks, Iveco and isuzu 2.8 powered trucks. This 3.9 powered truck is the shiz.

6x6 axles are a good bit longer and as such barely made it on my car trailer with a inch or two to spare. Love the Perentie diff lock signal light- even the 110 shows three axles. It was cool trying to pull it onto the dovetail trailer without using ramps. Since the fit was so tight I was being super gentle and using first low to let her crawl on. When the mid axle couldn't get the job done and lost traction I just flicked the third axle drive switch and she climbed on as if on crawler tracks.

The 6 Bee has what appears to be 7 inches wider between the front frame rails. The 6 bee bulkhead is 68 inches wide as opposed to the normal 60.125.

I think anyone's first impressions when looking one of these over is wow, these are so much better engineered than the ex ministry of defense trucks from the UK. I can't find any rust anywhere on either truck other than some minor surface rust on the bonnet brackets for the pioneer tools. These are 25 yrs old and have lived a military service life but are in stellar condition because of climate and the design changes, not to mention the 3.9 Isuzu turbo diesel torque. The 110 is on XZL's and while I'm not a fan, of those tires they have their place on military trucks.

Sorry the 6x6 dash pick loaded upside down, if someone else wants to fix that great, never had much success with re orienting
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Old August 26th, 2016, 11:36 AM
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Old August 26th, 2016, 11:37 AM
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Ummm.....pics?

I love the thought of a Perentie. Looking at pics and reading specs I feel like they would be a blend of my 110 and my son's 7.3 F250. I am sure I have said it before but I feel like a 110 Perentie with some work to the 4BD1, HD axle shafts and locker, small lift and on 37's would be incredible.

Crazy that the 6x6 is wider. That thing must be awesome to drive. I feel the frame wouldn't be that hard to do but how did they make the bulkhead and other parts wider?
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Old August 26th, 2016, 11:44 AM
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Pickup is a GS (has done about 20k miles stateside):

The pic of two trucks are both RFSV variants (best road legal 4x4 perentie variant):


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Ummm.....pics?

I love the thought of a Perentie. Looking at pics and reading specs I feel like they would be a blend of my 110 and my son's 7.3 F250. I am sure I have said it before but I feel like a 110 Perentie with some work to the 4BD1, HD axle shafts and locker, small lift and on 37's would be incredible.

Crazy that the 6x6 is wider. That thing must be awesome to drive. I feel the frame wouldn't be that hard to do but how did they make the bulkhead and other parts wider?
Cab is steel and is totally different and is not a removal bulkhead, but is all galvy.
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Old August 26th, 2016, 11:48 AM
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Oh, you are talking about love for a different sort of Perentie
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Old August 26th, 2016, 12:12 PM
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Doug, the 4x4 in your pics has the "early style coat hanger" bull bar, many of those were replaced after either accidents or upgrades from the early 90's on with a stronger style, both have +/-. Not all 4x4's perenties have the 6x6 diff lock light, sorta just whatever was in the workshop, but cool light none the less.

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One of the little things that I really like is the massive threaded, cast aluminum fuel filler and cap.
Hoping they can be bought because I'd like to upgrade our other trucks with them.
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One of the little things that I really like is the massive threaded, cast aluminum fuel filler and cap.
Hoping they can be bought because I'd like to upgrade our other trucks with them.
KLR has them.
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Old August 26th, 2016, 12:53 PM
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Edit:Found KLR http://www.klrautomotive.com.au/, i think you may have to call to see about the Fuel caps, didnt see any on the website at the moment.

If you find a source for the fuel caps, let me know. I'll be interested.
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Edit: what is KLR?

If you find a source for the fuel caps, let me know. I'll be interested.
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http://www.klrautomotive.com.au/

I'm pushing for Matt to come over for MAR, or Expo East, or even Uwharrie. Sent him dates and links but havent nailed him down yet. Every time we are on the phone he wants to talk about our presidential campaigns instead of business logistics. This election has truly lowered our global stature whether we chose to acknowledge it or not. Would be fun to let him harangue you guys around a campfire instead of me.
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What are the road manners of the 6x6 Doug? Is nimble even a word to ask about? Turning radius info?
Sure would be nice to have on the farm!!
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Old August 26th, 2016, 01:52 PM
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Every time we are on the phone he wants to talk about our presidential campaigns instead of business logistics. This election has truly lowered our global stature whether we chose to acknowledge it or not. Would be fun to let him harangue you guys around a campfire instead of me.
I can relate to that. I've talked more about politics here in East Africa and Europe in the past 6 months than i have in my entire life. Everyone wants to talk about it.

------ Follow up post added August 26th, 2016 11:55 AM ------

I just got to drive a 6x6 through some nasty roads for a little bit the other day. It is a beast! Never got about like 15mph, but it felt very different from regular defender.
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I drove a basic version the other week, sweet and powerful trucks. It actually felt like a "truck" if you know what I mean.

For the transom tail end, it is just a matter of drilling out rivets and replacing parts off the microcat diagrams. Either tailgate or door for hardtop.

The 4 wheel soft top trucks are easily converted to hardtop, without any black majik or Series windshield frames ( some wacked out threads on net...). You do loose ROPS, and need to buy or grind cappings.

The 6x6 grills are what first catch the eye, with the extra width noticeable there.
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Different as more truck like but also just more bulky solid feeling. Good thing
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Doug, you said that the 110 came over with a turbo fitted? Was that added later? I thought the 110's were originally NA.
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One of the little things that I really like is the massive threaded, cast aluminum fuel filler and cap. Hoping they can be bought because I'd like to upgrade our other trucks with them.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Land-Rove...ler CAP | eBay
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What are the road manners of the 6x6 Doug? Is nimble even a word to ask about? Turning radius info?
Sure would be nice to have on the farm!!
I drove it around the marine terminal a bit before loading it on the trailer but this one belongs to someone else so not trying it on the highway. The 6x6's have 4.7 gears in the diffs and really aren't geared for use on road as they come from the military. The trucks were designed more for cross country use than highway.

Matt is putting 3.54's in the double cab 6x6 that's coming over to me so it will be up to our highway speeds.
The 6x6 is 20 feet long so shorter than an f250 crew cab long bed and has a much better turning radius than my ford.
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I think I saw that one the other week at the terminal. Looked great. What was up with just laying the mud flaps on the ground behind the rear tires?

Did they get ripped off in shipping?
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$190 for just the cap, yikes.

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I think I saw that one the other week at the terminal. Looked great. What was up with just laying the mud flaps on the ground behind the rear tires?

Did they get ripped off in shipping?
No idea but yes that's the one
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