that have been bulding and using the crappiest vehicles you will ever see to explore the desert. The web site makes interesting reading. Believe it or not, this is one of their "cheep jeeps".
Update: It looks like they stopped using "cheep jeeps" a few years ago. Still an interesting read.
Last edited by brian10x; 03-25-2008 at 06:38 AM.
TSgt Jason Norton and SSgt Brian McElroy, KIA 22 Jan 06 near Taji, Iraq. You'll never be forgotten...
My old '89 XtraCab is but I beleive my '91 4Runner was wrecked. Its a shame too. It only had @ 245k on it when I sold it and ran like a top. Both were 22RE/5 speeds.
Gonna put some bumpers & sliders on this Summer. The roof rack is sitting in the garage waiting for warmer weather here in MI.
"It only had @ 245k on it when I sold it "
By chance would it have been powered by the 22R engine?
They say you can fill the crankcase with stale urine and the radiator with good intentions and still make a cross-country trip.
Oh yea, he water-logged it a couple more times in that 10k!! I was a long-time Chevy hot rodder when I was younger but that impressed me soooo much.
The wife's 04' Ford Escape has @ 135k on it but it makes more drivetrain noise than both my Toys put together. Its been a pretty good vehicle but a catastrophic failure with that in the next 10k won't surprise me. Luckily one of my best friends is s quality engineer for Mazda and the Tribute(same as the Escape) is one of his vehicles so I get any question answered personally and don't have to hear some BS from a service manager.
My rig. I can go up 34 feet high and take a looksie like nobody else.
Last edited by tuutuutango; 05-01-2008 at 08:03 AM.
No fair! TuuTuu is cheating! TuuTuu is cheating!
Seriously, I'd love to have a rig like that, but it would only be useful after hours and hours of searching high clearance 4x4 trails. I'd be concerned with getting stuck with that van.
But, then, I've grown paranoid and over-cautious in my old age.
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