Join Date: May 2007
Location: St Marys, NSW, Australia
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thanks guys i guess speed isn't an issue 32mph (52kph) is quick enought. We are planning to purchase a few of these for mud use and for bug checkers to get around the farm in rather the more expensive toyota hilux's. the mud problem is propably the biggest issue, its black heavy tacky stuff - rips inner wheel guards out of hilux's like nothing else. just in the past 2-3 wks of flood weather we are spending roughly $2,000-3,000/hilux on CV joints, steering racks, brakes pads and rotors, wheel bearings, inner guards. with 15-20 hilux it doesn't take long to add quite a bill. these hilux's just ain't built like the old ones.
So I guess clearance, wheel travel and ability to keep wheel arch somewhat clear of mud would be at the top of the list