'When we undertook this journey we were well aware of the punishment that the vehicles would endure," he says. "We put in place a group of very experienced Outback operators who have the expertise and logistical knowledge to cover off any eventuality.'
But not carrying spare shocks, muppets!!! I have never driven in Oz but I have been told that their corrugations are mere minnows compared to the african ones so I think it's a poor show. To be honest the vehicles don't look that heavilly loaded
shepherd, that god of expeditions and vehicle prep drives a MB, but one of the older ones. Modern mercs (all of them) are shadows of their former cars and the G wagon, as with most new off roaders is too complex and too highway orientated for it's own good.
Air con 'essential' for 30+ degrees, I don't think so, man up!!!!!!
I am constantly suprised that no manufacturer brings out an 'expedition spec' version of their vehicles without all the electronics, fancy suspension etc etc. (for landrover that may be a vehicle closer to the santana spec than the current landie for example, or maybe LR and MB could utilise their military spec vehicles for expedition use) which can be repaired in the bush and has less to go wrong in the first place
1990 Landcruiser H60. Full rebuild completed 2014
2012 Hilux, mountain top and bedrug with GG AT2s
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