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Anyone for 4WD?

#1 Post by azharaw » Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:35 pm

Hi, this is my first post.

Last week I was on my way to Kg. Pagi, Taman Negara when I come across this wooden bridge. We arrived at this bridge (N04 25.448' E102 27.757') around 12 midnight. Due to poor condition of the bridge, we decide to camp and stay overnight. In the morning, we rebuild by adding another log to make it wider for the Korando's oversized tyres. We manage to pass thru at around 10am and arrived Kg. Pagi half an hour later.

My next expedition will be in March next year, from Kg. Mat Daling to Kuala Tahan. This time I will make sure to record the track and will post it here.
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Re: Anyone for 4WD?

#2 Post by bartmp8 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:34 pm

Bro Azharaw,

Good picture there. Reminded me of my own little adventures years ago (93-96)
when I just got back from studies and was opening up Oil Palm plantation land.
I was a die hard LandRover 110 2.5TD County fan in those days. Best things about the LR110
are:
1) you don't need music in the car cos you won't be able to hear it anyway
(using Dunlop T29A LR Specified or Michelin XCL tyres)
2) Top speed on tarmac 110 km/h
3) Top Speed on tarmac down hill with wind from behind 120 km/h
4) Top speed on gravel roads (potholes included) 110 km/h
5) You can shift gear without using the clutch - often needed because bottom clutch seal
always leaking
6) Great aluminium body so no need to worry about rusts generally
7) No sane car thieve would think about stealing the County - you need to do regular gym
to work the non-power assisted clutch pump and the handling is like a truck. I painted it
blue and most people thought it was a police LR

Sorry about the Rambling, Korando - that's 3.9 L engine kah?
Sorry I don't have any digital pics of my 4WD. Those days use film camera lah

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#3 Post by cruiser » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:59 pm

Yeah, bring it on...that will also bring a breath of fresh air to the Forum... I may want to rent one too & this venturing out into the woods is fun for sure but not when one does it alone in thicker than normal forestry.

I may rent one in Portugal, during our golf holiday there in January but not going to places that are remote... asking for extra problems only esp. in a country that one cannot rely confidently on Police and or automobile backup services on the roads let alone in remote and/or outlying regions... :(

I look forward to reading your thrills with pics through this thread spent on undulating MY terrain.... :thumbsup:


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#4 Post by azharaw » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:00 am

So here are the pictures>>>

If you look closely, the LH front tyre was already hanging... at 12 midnight, we are trying to cross this bridge when suddenly the soil slides away... BJ40 help me to winch back.
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#5 Post by ajay » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:04 am

yeah this kind of adventure surely work hand in hand with gps... tracking the really un-tracked roads
anyway now we can see manufacturers offering 4WD-like car without the 4WD :D
ask not (just) what malsingmaps can do for you
ask what you can do for malsingmaps (also)

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#6 Post by azharaw » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:06 am

Got to this website for more adventures.

http://big4wd.blogspot.com

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#7 Post by azharaw » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:09 am

ajay wrote:yeah this kind of adventure surely work hand in hand with gps... tracking the really un-tracked roads
anyway now we can see manufacturers offering 4WD-like car without the 4WD :D
Well actually, Korando is a full time 4WD with Mercedes Benz E32 engine. Plenty of power for offroad.

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#8 Post by stimix » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:13 am

Haizzz...should hv get myself a 4X4 rather than sedan car #-o #-o ..menyesal betul #-o ...Can't even enter unpaved roads!

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#9 Post by cruiser » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:56 am

stimix wrote:Haizzz...should hv get myself a 4X4 rather than sedan car #-o #-o ..menyesal betul #-o ...Can't even enter unpaved roads!


Go for a sleek Grand Jeep Cherokee... its the one tough all terrain jaguar on any rocky or sandy soil you can plough along...


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Re: Anyone for 4WD?

#10 Post by stimix » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:18 am

Can't afford the maintenance of Mat Salleh 4X4 in Malaysia....Was thinking of maintenance friendly..Nissan X-Trail, Toyota Hilux pickup or even the good looking Mitsubishi Triton.. :mrgreen:

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