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My '84 wagon since the day I bought it

Post by JP147 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:45 am

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Post by JP147 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:46 am

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Post by steptoe » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:01 am

uh oh, what happened ? snatch strap technique go wrong?

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Post by JP147 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:09 pm

steptoe wrote:uh oh, what happened ? snatch strap technique go wrong?
Nah, I always use the recovery points with an equaliser strap.

I was 4WDing with that Land Rover and the Subaru was keeping up fine because welded diff but I don't have the same clearance so the bullbar was taking a few hits on the ground when going up steep creek banks.

There was one particularly steep one that it hit pretty hard and snapped off, but it was worth it because hardly any 4WDs could even make it up, there was only me, the Land Rover and a GU with lockers from what I saw.

The mounts were not welded on very well anyway, I have made new ones from steel and attached them to the bullbar with carriage bolts so it is all good now.
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Post by mrwalker500 » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:21 am

JP147 wrote:
There was one particularly steep one that it hit pretty hard and snapped off, but it was worth it because hardly any 4WDs could even make it up, there was only me, the Land Rover and a GU with lockers from what I saw.

Land Rover, Patrol and what - a Subaru!
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Post by JP147 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:15 pm

mrwalker500 wrote:Land Rover, Patrol and what - a Subaru!
Love it!
It gets some looks and comments at the tracks. There are a lot of people out there running open diffs who wonder why their big 4x4 can't keep up with a Subaru.

It's all fixed now. New tyres, antenna and bullbar mounts.

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Post by JP147 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:26 pm

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Post by El_Freddo » Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:43 pm

Nice mate.

Are those tyres the khumo road ventrurer kl71's (from memory) - how do you rate them? Good on beach and rock?

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Post by JP147 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:56 pm

El_Freddo wrote:Nice mate.

Are those tyres the khumo road ventrurer kl71's (from memory) - how do you rate them? Good on beach and rock?

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Yes, they are KL71s. They have been great, as much traction as I could want. I like the directional tread.
I have had no trouble in sand, even really soft stuff, but I would expect not to with low pressure and a welded diff. Climbing soft sand it is more the engine that struggles, sometimes I need to keep it in 1 low and let it rev.
Heaps of traction on rocks.
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Post by JP147 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:43 pm

El_Freddo wrote:Nice mate.

Are those tyres the khumo road ventrurer kl71's (from memory) - how do you rate them? Good on beach and rock?

Cheers

Bennie
Yes, they are KL71s. They have been great, as much traction as I could want. I like the directional tread.
I have had no trouble in sand, even really soft stuff, but I would expect not to with low pressure and a welded diff. Climbing soft sand it is more the engine that struggles, sometimes I need to keep it in 1 low and let it rev.
Heaps of traction on rocks.
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