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    Lets see some full size pictures...

    Love it - no-nonsense, no BS.
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    LeTourneau's TC-497, the big one

    Thanks for sharing! I love the innovation and outside of the box thinking back then, those guys didn't over-analyze things on paper, they got after it and tried it.
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    I was surprised when I found out how valuable those were a few years back. I always kind of thought they were a bit silly, particularly so as I was growing up because it was all about the 911's, so context matters. Were they desirable back in the day also or is that a relatively current thing?
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    Dangerous Situations

    Amen - it's getting pretty bad. Any green space in/around the city is littered with camps or remnants of. There used to be a cool little piece of single track I used to ride my bike on, maybe 100' yards worth, near Goose Hollow / Hwy 26, I used to hit it 10 years ago....tried to hit it a...
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    Dangerous Situations

    Wow. Speaking of max train, this was big news 3 years ago: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Portland_train_attack I rode it multiple times a week from 2006 - 2010, got progressively worse....it's even worse now, but with that said, I've never had any issues beyond annoyances and wouldn't...
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    Dangerous Situations

    I don't have much to add except another perspective, I've traveled quite a bit but never to any place that would be considered super sketchy...but I had a great encounter with a colleague who has though. The firm I worked for had an office in the UK and this fella was transferred from London to...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Ill deal with ugly and small since it has a manual trans and a V12 :) Doug Domuro did a great review on youtube....
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    Aha - learn something new every day... Speaking of Lambos...is it bad I've always wanted a LM002? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamborghini_LM002 And yeah, I'd drive / expo the &$(@ out of it....
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    The 80 is not quite like the original 40/70...nor is the modern 70 like the older ones for that matter...FWIW
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    I don't disagree, common vehicle is good, PITA factor is bad....without question, but that would be the same problem even if they kept the 'old' Defender with minor updates....it would still have reasonably complicated systems as vehicles are required to meet emissions, safety and get good fuel...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    It's relative to ones income level and isn't an argument for why the LR is inferior as some are making it out to be. 100% agree though, less $ on trucks = more $ on fun....
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    But realize one mans $70k Jeep is easily anothers $15k Toyota with a $55k trip to Argentina and back...just as one mans fully decked out Earthcruiser can easily be a very small % of his disposable income.....it's relative to ones financial situation.
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    We have a LR dealer here in Portland, just for reference.....and several indy shops that specialize in Rovers, even the newer ones. I believe they have all the diag tools, but Portland does have a strong Rover community....Cruiser community too
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    First off, what in the &*#(# is a foam tire cushion!? Secondly, totally agree with driving...there was a great episode of Lenos Garage talking about his Lambo Countach with like 80k+ miles that he drove daily, still running well, without a ton of problems...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    So your saying the LC Wagons should have been renamed something besides "Landcruiser", just like LR branched off with the Discovery line, Toyota should have done the same with their wagon line? You'll have to accept my logic and I'll agree with yours... We see today that the 200 is very...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    I wouldn't own any vehicle unless I had a dealership local to me, including Toyota....
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    It's all relative - your $ numbers are limited by your financial limitations / situation, just as a 20 yo would look at your $60-70k jeep and laugh and try to convince you a base Ranger 4x4 is the right answer since it can do 95% of what your jeep can do for $35k with a backpack, some rubbermaid...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    SUV is a term, like truck, pickup, ute...pick your poison, it has no official 'definition' per-se. So you are in the LC200 is not a 'real' LandCruiser camp? By that logic neither is the FJ55 or FJ60....which are mechanically very sim to the 70's.... The Defender bridged the gap between the 70...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    You propped him for saying: "How do you spot a rookie overlander? Look for the vehicle worth 10x the local yearly income bonus points for lots of junk bolted and strapped on for the locals to strip as your hiking the tourist trail" Any of the vehicles you seem to think are worthy of global...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    You mentioned 'real' expedition vehicles and threw out this pic: 4 out of the 8 rigs are $$$ vehicles that @calicamper says are not proper 'expedition' rigs due to their price. Not to mention your love of LC70's, the lust for a modernized version of the old Defender and the Ineos, all of...
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