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    Default I just bought myself an early Christmas present...

    What do u think?

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ead.php?t=6941

    have a look here

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    Congrats, when you testing her out?
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    Congrats, I'm jelous. My only problem would be that I would hate to cut such a nice looking vehicle...

    This is how a neat Rangie should look. Will need a Roof Rack though as that boot is going to be tiny.
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    Congrats, may you have many happy kilo's


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    Congratulations. Enjoy it!

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    you have no idea how many times i have thought this over in the last week.
    even after i paid for it i still had 2nd thoughts.

    but, then i think back on 2 years of owning a series landy a beach buggy, looking @ rubbish R5000- R25,000 landy, etc.

    finally i found one that i ,(hopefully), won't have to pull apart and stick a new chassis or firewall or engine or gearbox or what ever in it.

    all i have to do is cough for petrol...
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    here are some pics of me stuck.

    i think i need rear diff lock or a winch or better driving skills.






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    Racer-x, at what bar were your tires ?

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    Greg usually ran those 31" tyres at 0.8bar in the sand and it worked very well.

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    it was my fault.. i had them @ 1.5 bar. i got stuck up to the axles in mud afte that.
    i am going on the 28 december to the brakkeduine. will post pics when i am done.

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    Here are some pics of the Brakkeduine outing on the 28th December 06


    this buggy made it up alot of the hills! just needed diff lock.



    the hill before the Rollercoaster. couldn't maek it up with the rangy.



    the group on a hill.



    group 2



    a little hill


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    It must be very loose, because Greg got up the "langbult" without hassles the last 2 times we were there.....then again, a few weeks ago even the 4.5 cruisers stuggled to get up.

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    Maybe, but with a lot of fender trimming!

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    I would think gearing would also need to be done.
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    Having seen how easily my disco's diff snapped with 29" tyres, I would be concerned about the durability with 33" tyres.

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    About the biggest you can go without major mods is 31". Even that will require a small amount of fender trimming without suspension mods.

    There are chaps on forums like Pirate that run way bigger than 33" on range rovers but then no longer have standard range rover drive train components. The also butcher the body along with excess of 4" lifts, etc...

    The nicest size is about the 245/75/16 which is around 31". Next would then be the 235/85/16 but that will require a bit more trimming, it is around a 32" tyre.

    For that size driver train components are fairly easily upgradeable if you have problems. A set of up-rated half shafts and an ARB locker, perhaps if you really are heavy footed a heavier duty aftermarket ring and pinion?
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    Barto how did you snap the diff? I know jakes had 32X11.5R15 on his but I think his had OME Maybe you can fit a set of Hilux axles onto the rangie?
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    http://www.1010tires.com/TireSizeCal...?action=submit

    So that means that you are running 31" tyres already. Same size as the 245/75/16. I have no idea what the next size up would be in 15" rims and I guess since you have the rims the question about 33" tyres is no logical. I'm guessing you are considering 33x10,5x15 tyres?

    I would guess that a body lift would be the cheapest and easiest way then.
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