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Re: Trip to Birdsville

Postby awood » Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:26 pm

bumblebee wrote:The Prado rear seats have been removable for quite a few years
The Kia Grand Carnival is the same
You can remove all the rear seats they just have a small tab to be lifted up and out they come


He knows that.
He's asking if it's illegal.

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Re: Trip to Birdsville

Postby Lancer1993 » Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:10 pm

I know how seats work ;)

It's the physical removal which is a grey area, even if they are designed to be taken out by unclipping them.

Right now it doesn't matter, this is a long term plan and unlikely to buy anything until late in the year, giving us 6 months to get the 4x4 ready.

So we'll cross this bridge later.

Weirdly since talking about Pajero's I saw at least 4 examples of the model I was thinking about while out today, including at least one VRX spec, is that a sign?
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Re: Trip to Birdsville

Postby Benif » Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:25 pm

I think you are right that you postponed the trip. Now many directions may be closed. At your request, http://www.umbercars.co.uk/ can offer any of the model you talked about. You can contact them in advance to discuss your requirements for the car. Well, good luck.

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Re: Trip to Birdsville

Postby Lancer1993 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:35 pm

It was never the plan to go this winter.

Why a UK site, delivery could be an issue ;)
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Re: Trip to Birdsville

Postby lancerdarryl » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:58 pm

All of his posts contain a link to European car hire companies.I suspect he isn't a person.
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Re: Trip to Birdsville

Postby Lancer1993 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:37 pm

Maybe I can hire a Bentley for the outback trip, they're AWD right, wonder what that will cost?
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Re: Trip to Birdsville

Postby bumblebee » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:08 pm

Bah
Bentley
C'mon Craig you can do better then that

Lamborghini Aventador for the win, if your going to do this , then do it in serious style

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Re: Trip to Birdsville

Postby Lancer1993 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:26 pm

Might not have the ground clearance?

What about the Ariel Nomad, not as comfy but it would sure be fun! It would be the ultimate car to have on a toy trailer towed behind the Pajero!
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Re: Trip to Birdsville

Postby bumblebee » Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:27 pm

If you can afford the Lamborghini, modify the suspension and shove 44" Mickey Thompson's under it

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Re: Trip to Birdsville

Postby Lancer1993 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:00 pm

If I could afford a Lambo I wouldn't be wasting my time here ;)
I'd be on the Club Lambo forum LOL

Anyway a couple of questions, first is there a good Pajero forum to join like Club CJ but for Pajero's?
I've looked around there are a few AU ones to choose from.

Second with the later Pajero's having its spare wheel mounted on the rear door does that poses any risks, in the past some other makes with this arrangement have seen them break the door on rough roads. Are there other options or things to watch out for?
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Re: Trip to Birdsville

Postby lancerdarryl » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:20 pm

Spare wheel mount on the rear door is exceedingly strong under normal use it won't ever break.Rear suspension -- the front bushes in the lower rear trailing arms are a little soft. Poly bushes sort that out.Apart from that they are pretty tough.Stay away from the early V6 petrol engines they love a drink and they leak oil.
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Re: Trip to Birdsville

Postby Lancer1993 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:58 pm

Yeah the pros and cons of Diesel v Petrol are, Petrol are cheaper to service but cost more to run in fuel. Diesel are cheaper to run in fuel, but services cost more and if something like the fuel pump goes it can cost a lot to fix. That said any engine can cost a lot to replace expensive parts if they break.

Ideally I'd get a manual diesel with lower than average kays that has a full service history. Just like most vehicle built in the last 10-15 years, auto easily out numbers the manuals. I'm fine with either.

Also thanks for the info on the spare tyre mount.
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