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PostSubject: Jeep anyone???   Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:09 am


Does anyone own a Jeep 4x4 on here? I've come across quite a few Jeep wranglers on Salisbury plain doing some mild off roading but I've not seen many in Overland format, with modifications or even that many Cherokee's out and about when I think about it.

Where you all at?

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PostSubject: Re: Jeep anyone???   Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:30 pm

Too expensive on parts I would guess. I would say there would be a much bigger following in the UK if Land Rover wasn't made here. Big in most other countries, popular in off-road competitions too. This one was competing in the Rainforest challenge of Malaysia ...








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PostSubject: Re: Jeep anyone???   Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:09 pm


They do look great. When I have been out on Salisbury plain, there is a group of Jeep wrangler owners who are regularly out there. And from what I've seen they are quite capable. Most are the 4.0L and they do really well on the tracks. Same goes for this group of Cherokee owners. Nice looking trucks and sensible drivers.


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PostSubject: Re: Jeep anyone???   Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:50 am

Could always go for a Mahindra Jeep. Very capable as based on the old CJ5.

Incidentally, just looked at Mahindra's site to see if they still make the Mahindra Chief as it was called in the UK. They don't, but they did have this video (click on link, then click on video r/h side of page):-

www.mahindra.com/What-We-do/Automotive/Products/Bolero#

Mind you, if you wanted something more interesting:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdJvNFkoFfg&feature=related


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PostSubject: Re: Jeep anyone???   Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:39 pm

Those old mahindra are mint - used to be a uy in a club i trialled with who did really well in his.

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PostSubject: Re: Jeep anyone???   Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:08 pm

Tom Mc wrote:
Could always go for a Mahindra Jeep. Very capable as based on the old CJ5.

Incidentally, just looked at Mahindra's site to see if they still make the Mahindra Chief as it was called in the UK. They don't, but they did have this video (click on link, then click on video r/h side of page):-

www.mahindra.com/What-We-do/Automotive/Products/Bolero#

Mind you, if you wanted something more interesting:-

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdJvNFkoFfg&feature=related


That is VERY Interesting. The 1st Video on the right side of the Link page is a Clone or Modern copy of the MK 1 Hyundai Full size 4x4. The Hyundai Galloper. Loosly Based on the Mitsubishi Shogun mk1.

http://www.mahindra.com/What-We-do/Automotive/Products/Scorpio - Seens the biggest engine is a 2.2diesel unit @ 120bhp. ere is link: http://www.mahindrascorpio.com/mahindra-scorpio-vlxauto-technology.aspx

And a youtube video of various Mahindra Scorpio (Terracan/Galloper CLone): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7dafnrWAlY

I would love to test drive one.

Do they sell Mahindra in the UK?


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PostSubject: Re: Jeep anyone???   Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:01 pm

Not any more that I know of. Mahindra withdrew from the UK when it stopped selling the Indian Chief a few years ago. Mind you, I did come across this article, so who knows?

www.whatcar.com/car-news/mahindra-4x4s-to-return-to-uk/220176

These are the lads who will definitely know:-

Mahindra Register www.mahindra-register.org

Going back to the Bolero, here's an interesting chat for you:-

www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/ot-off-topic-forums/115881-mahindra-bolero-g-class.html




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PostSubject: Re: Jeep anyone???   Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:21 pm

Jeep parts are not too bad on price as there are a number of specialists dealing solely with Jeep products, and a number of generic 4X4 suppliers who supply Jeep parts along with other marques; the issue is rooting them out. Normal servicing parts are not a problem as they are cheap, its when something major goes wrong that problems occur.

Many specialist importers import directly from the States, fine if you want a cylinder head, an engine rebuild set with pistons, rings, con rods, etc, but its when the gearbox goes wrong that issues arise.

Jeeps are similar to Land Rover in many ways, thay have a number of inherent problems such as axle bearings and bushes which wear quickly and these need specialised knowledge to repair properly, and with such inherent problems the costs rise.

Body panels are 10 a penny from breakers or directly imported, and many are basic panels which can be repaired by proficient people with basic welding knowledge, and bodywork skills.
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PostSubject: Re: Jeep anyone???   Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:03 am


I love the look of the Jeeps. The LWB Jeep Wrangler is really appealing to me if a little bit crude on road.

Will be good to see some Jeep Owners here in the future. thumbsup

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