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sdcsdcsdc

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Post Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:34 pm

4WD recommendation

I want a high ground clearance 4WD for beach driving (camping).

Also, need a large panoramic sunroof.

Anyone could recommend me a model?
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bazzle

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Post Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:10 pm

Re: 4WD recommendation

High clearance 4x4's dont normally come with large panoramic sunroof. Body twist doesn't do nice things there.
Station wagons would be Nissan or Landcruisers.
Dual Cabs, Ford Ranger, Hilux (later models) etc
Also be aware that panoramic roofs let in a LOT of heat.

Beach driving doesn't normally require a lot of clearance. Just all terrains or road tires and low tire pressures. That now makes your choice wider. Pajeros etc etc
What vehicle have you seen that you like?
New or used?
Petrol or diesel?

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Post Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:46 pm

Re: 4WD recommendation

Large sunroof?
High clearance?
Get a jeep jk wrangler and take the roof off.
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Post Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:03 am

Re: 4WD recommendation

Check the back lot at universal studios

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Post Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:25 pm

Re: 4WD recommendation

Im with Bazzle....Nissan or Landcruisers.
Dual Cabs, Ford Ranger, Hilux (later models) etc but diesel is best 4.2 lt sorta
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Post Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:44 pm

Re: 4WD recommendation

Early Discovery could potentially be modified with a sunroof in the back to give almost a panoramic view roof but as stated above torsion on the body through any significant body flex (even on sand) will not be your friend.

Best bet as above, anything with NO roof jeep, early Toyota 40 series, Suzuki, Land Rover, etc.
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oldmate

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Post Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:52 pm

Re: 4WD recommendation

I wouldn't totaly discount a sof roader for beach use. I happened to see one of those audi things on Stockton beach last weekend. Complete with low profile tyres.

However another idea would be to speak to a body modification shop. With a body on chassis large 4wd I don't think it would be all that difficult to cut a section of the roof out and install a rubber mounted perspex sheet. Actually even with a monocoque it shouldn't be a problem, but you might find some shops to be reluctant.

Think about how many roofs are modified for camper conversions. On Troopies, but also Hiaces which are a monocoque construction.
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Post Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:21 pm

Re: 4WD recommendation

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