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overlanding in a shogun

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At the beging of 2011 me my wife and kids are setting off on a overlanding trip from southafrica to kenya and back down to namibia
I have a mitsubishi shogun 2.8 TD LWB as this is the car i have and i know my way around the engine this is what were using, I've started to do the mods to it, i've fitted OME shocks and springs not sure if i should change the front torsions bars, fitted a duel batt systeam, roller draws ect.
So heres my question dose anyone for see any problems with the truck apart from the lack of axle movment. I will be going of road but nothing to exstream as the kid will be there.
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it will be fine, people travel in old bangers, 2wd cars, etc. If you've got it in good condition, will be great. Have fun.
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thats good news thanks for the reply
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My daily driver is an '07 SWB shogun "4work" (has no seats or windows in the back), 3.2 diesel.

For an everyday car, it's great. off road not as good as a landrover (for example), but if you're just doing an overland trip, i'd assume you're not really going to be testing your off road ability to the limits (as in a pay & play site), but more likely wanting 4x4 for sand/gravel tracks, with the odd washed out hole thrown in?

I'd say the shogun would be ideal for this, plus it'll be a lot quicker and quieter than a LR, and won't let the dust in

Although I love my LR's, the shogun is still nice
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