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    Eben the cutting and fitting does happen. There is no way these wheels will touch anywhere. The whole point of Arctic Trucks is that they build workhorses. Suspension and everything is strengthened, improved and if anything, over engineered. These modifications are not done for "the look" (although it looks good!) but for practical reasons. The wheel arches actually stop the huge tires from chucking stones and stuff on the bakkie. There are huge cuttaways to make these wheels fit. I still joked about the fact that they take a brand new bakkie and start cutting it.
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    One more pic:



    I'll be back in Knysna this weekend for the Knysna Speed Week Hill Climb. I'll pop in and see if I can get some more shots. Of the cuttaways also.
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    They look awesome. I do not want to question the engineering side even with higher diff ratios those 35`s are going to drain power big time. In off road conditions using lower gears it might work but open road ability will definitely suffer. The grip of tyers on ice is something different from mud and sand . I doubt if diff`s and transmissions are going to last in African conditions. I have a v8 and Dana 60 diff`s with the strongest gearbox and transfer case ( NP435 and NP205) turning 35`s in my project 4x4. Looking at that big tires I still cannot help to think what will break if they really grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trailrider View Post
    I have good news!

    When I was there yesterday I saw the very first Arctic Amarok in the world being built - right here in SA. 8) Kinda makes one proud.

    It's all under wraps but I managed to get a few quick snaps while I was there. Sorry for the quality of the pics it was just quick snaps.



    Look at how small that standard wheel looks now!





    The Arctic Ranger is also coming - soon! I'll keep you posted.
    Fantastic news!!! thanks for the awesome update now to start saving for an AT35 Ranger.... YAY!
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    Some more of the Hilux comparison pics for your viewing pleasure:



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    Wonder if the Defenders will be done here in S.A like these
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    These trucks are definitely built to handle more than just snow. They are also built to handle the hot and the dry!

    http://www.autoworld.co.za/NewsArtic...x?Article=8849

    It is misleading to think of these trucks as only built for snow. Iceland is predominantly covered in volcanic rock and sand. Much harder on vehicles than the conditions we get here. Granted, the temperature difference may play a role, but in terms of durability I think they will be able to handle most things that Africa can throw at them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eben View Post
    There's an Artic Fortuner cruising around Somerset West.

    It's very nice. Consider that high praise from a Land Rover driver.
    Eben that must be an impostor. There is no Arctic Fortuner in SA yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trailrider View Post
    Eben that must be an impostor. There is no Arctic Fortuner in SA yet.
    I just put a little point and shoot in the LR's cubby box so I can get a pic next time I see it. If it's not an AT, then it's a very smart coversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Let's see.

    Toyota hilux twin cab V6 auto R460k
    Artic conversion - 35" tyres and kit R150k

    That's R610k

    Less than a range rover evoque. Definitley an option...

    On the other hand, if you want a real 4x4 - a rubicon with 35" tyres, upgraded bumpers and a 3 or 4" lift kit is still less than a standard twincab...
    Hi Apocalypse,

    Now we're talking serious stuff, that won't cost and arm and a leg, but that can be usefully used in our bush environment !

    Who wants an Artic conversion for bush/sand/mud work ?

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    Don't we all. Its a question of cost involved though!
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    Arctic Trucks is getting their first Ranger next week as well as a Nissan Pathfinder. I have to be in Knysna next week anyway - will get pics!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trailrider View Post
    Arctic Trucks is getting their first Ranger next week as well as a Nissan Pathfinder. I have to be in Knysna next week anyway - will get pics!!!
    YES, YES, YES!!! Great news Trailrider - keep us informed
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    Can't wait to see this.
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    Wonder if this is perhaps "Zirk 1"s vehicle prior to registration
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    Spotted in Somerset West this morning.
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    Eben I wonder what he thinks when he sees a Landy driver photographing him.

    Definitely not an AT.
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    Sneak Peak - Arctic Amarok! Branding etc still to be done.



    Thread here: http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...55#post1168755
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    Very nice Eben! I reckon the double can will look even better.... Pity that they haven't released the V6 TDI Amarok yet! That would be a Beast indeed....

    Can't wait for the AT Ranger!
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