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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    Third, looks awesome, but doesn't neccesarily add to performance off road.
    I beg to differ....

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    And onother one...

    I know these aren't exactly the conversions they do in SA but damn these hulixes look good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trailrider View Post
    . No rubbing whatsoever I have tested this myself. Have you ever driven an Arctic Truck?
    Nope. I'll stick to proper 4x4's. These are just sheep in wolves clothing.

    If I drive one, it'll rub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trailrider View Post
    Have you ever driven an Arctic Truck?
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    Nope.
    Ah. Thought so.
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    Why would a sane person be willing to spend R90K-R140k on cosmetic changes and not bother with ratios / suspention upgrades etc ? Sorry ,but his reminds me of a mall crawler.

    Rather spend a R140k on a modded TJ that will leave any AT behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    Yip AT is for posers, yet they don't do Jeeps - go figure!?
    Ja they mostly do Toyotas, sounds about right
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    CarloJK many people do many strange things with their own money.

    If you do the conversion and want ratios done that's your prerogative.

    But remember the people who do the mods do what the client wants. So no use blaming them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trailrider View Post
    CarloJK many people do many strange things with their own money.

    If you do the conversion and want ratios done that's your prerogative.

    But remember the people who do the mods do what the client wants. So no use blaming them.

    Don't get wong ,some of the conversions are "rather" nice and i do realise that it is a supply / demand thing.But R90K ? What for ? Most of these vehicles are for show and seldom get used for they they were designed / build for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarloJK View Post
    Why would a sane person be willing to spend R90K-R140k on cosmetic changes and not bother with ratios / suspention upgrades etc ? Sorry ,but his reminds me of a mall crawler.

    Rather spend a R140k on a modded TJ that will leave any AT behind.
    Most people do mods for cosmetic purposes, no matter how much they might try BS themselves that it is not the case. Most people have no clue what the purpose and correct usage of most mods/accessories are.
    Arctic Trucks is on to a winner in SA because city slickers will queue up to get this sort of thing. And ignorant DIYers will do their best to emulate the "mods"

    My personal opinion. There is zero NEED for an arctic truck type mod in southern africa, and it's just opportunism to cash in on the "prevailing market" ie people who will by this stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Most people do mods for cosmetic purposes, no matter how much they might try BS themselves that it is not the case. Most people have no clue what the purpose and correct usage of most mods/accessories are.
    Arctic Trucks is on to a winner in SA because city slickers will queue up to get this sort of thing. And ignorant DIYers will do their best to emulate the "mods"
    Yes ,i suppose most of us are guilty to a certain degree with the money spend on mods.But it is sad to think that while many are stuggling $$$$ others can justify the expense to impress others.

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    Just out of interest, they took one of the original & proper Arctic Trucks, that was used to travel to the Pole, to some dunes somewhere. It popped an axle on the first dune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trailrider View Post
    Some media pics of the Arctic G-Wagon
    Over-priced POS
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    I don't know about the price, but have to say I really like the look of the Amarok and g wagon. If I had all the cash in the world I would do those conversions and add some extras!

    Well I lie, if I had all the cash in the world I would probably go much bigger than that :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlouJakkalas View Post
    I don't know about the price, but have to say I really like the look of the Amarok and g wagon. If I had all the cash in the world I would do those conversions and add some extras!

    Well I lie, if I had all the cash in the world I would probably go much bigger than that :-)
    the G Wagon, you just have to love the 'cupholder'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrat View Post
    the G Wagon, you just have to love the 'cupholder'
    If someone bolted that cheap piece of crap to my R1,5m vehicle... Is that really the best they could come up with in a R250k conversion?!

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    R250k?

    LoL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trailrider View Post
    R250k?

    LoL!
    "And what will this sort of conversion set you back? "To give your G300 the exact conversion we did here will cost around R250000. For someone who can spend R1 million on a G300, we think this will be an tempting offer" "

    Verbatim from the article. Is their info wrong?

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    My office is just above LA sport Hazeldean. I saw that Gwagon evolve every afternoon I leave something was added.

    Unbelievably there seem to be no shortage of customers willing to drop R100k on these conversions.
    Currently there is a Ranger and a DC Cruiser being converted
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