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Has anyone benn to Herrling lately? Is it walkable? Can you still drive over? Any info would be appreciated, thanks
 

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Easily drove to the bar yesterday, but the fishing was disappointing. Had one on right away and lost it, then nothing. Didn't see any bonked fish on shore either. Saw a bone stock newer Jimmy get through too, although that's more risky as those things are so low and the possibility of ingesting water into the engine while plowing through is higher. Just pick your route well.

Was hillarious to see a black Cherokee stuck in the water there. Looked like the tow bill was going to cost $$$. :D
 

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stone Posted: Monday 07th of August 2006 08
. Saw a bone stock newer Jimmy get through too, although that's more risky as those things are so low and the possibility of ingesting water into the engine while plowing through is higher. Just pick your route well.
Was hillarious to see a black Cherokee stuck in the water there. Looked like the tow bill was going to cost $$$
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Heh heh :) ...It seems i always spot a few of those poor souls every summer...That's one expensive day of fishing. :shock: ...

Finder :wink:
 

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Stone I know you have a snorkel, and I sank my Cherokee once so try to be sensitive ok! LOL :D
It's all good, buddy! :D

I would have offered him a tug, but no one asked and there was no one in the truck. Diesels kick butt. :D
 

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4X4 advice please?

Hi Stone, I guess I'm relatively new to this site, but I've noticed that you hold good knowledge of 4X4 vehicles. My little VW just can't take the dirt roads and bars that I've been driving it on anymore. I have about $5000 to spend on a used stock 4X4 that I'd like to slowly modify. Function before form. I understand I'm looking at late '80s or early '90s. If you have time could you recommend a few makes/models that I could look into? I'd like to modify it for crossing the Herrling Island channel when it's safe to do so. My mechanic at Top Gear Motorsports suggested older 4Runners.
 

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2Metric, I have been into 4x4ing since I got my licence, The first thing is to research the trucks you are looking at. For instance, 4Runners have an extremely strong drivetrain and a motor that wont quit. But they rust like crazy and are pretty gutless (being a 4banger). Are you looking for an SUV or a pickup? This could also greatly affect your decision.I wouls suggest a Landcruiser like Stone's but they are crazy $$$. I am partial to the Ford Ranger/Explorer. I have had 4 Rangers and all treated me good. They have enough power in the 2.9L or the 4L and they are easy to work on when thing go wrong.Right now I am driving a 94' Exploder with a 4L and it seems pretty good, picked it up for 3 G's with 195K.

The best I can say is research, and of course you will always lean toward the vehicle you are partial to. If you have any questions I will do my best to answer them fo you.

Cheers
 

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can't agree with you more steelie, on my third ranger now, I've got the 2.9 this time, used to the 4 litre, I find a little under powered, so my only suggestion is go for the 4.0, but yes real easy to fix.
 

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2metric:

Older 4runners are great, but they are pricey and most of the cheap ones are either well worn or have the rust issue that the guys have already mentioned. That doesn't mean that you won't be able to find one without due dilligence though...so if you really want one, I would encourage you to have patience and just keep looking.

The older domestics are priced lower than comparative Toyotas...and there's plenty to choose from. If you need to build a 4x4 on a budget, a domestic may be the way to go.

But...deep down I'm a Toyota guy, and my heart belongs to Toyota. I've owned a Nissan, Suzuki, and a Ford...and none of them compare to the capability and ruggedness of my Toyota.

If you have specific questions, don't hesitate to email me.

Cheers,
Stone
 

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You guys kick ass!

Thanks so much for the advice/info. I never even considered a Ford Explorer. I definately need and want an SUV instead of a pickup truck. I didn't know about the rust issue with older 4Runners. I grew up in the Shuswap, so rust is beautiful to me! I am part Japanese, Irish, French, Ukranian, and Sioux...so I'm torn between either a domestic or Japanese vehicle.

I will continue to do more research. Maybe I'll pick up a few of those off-road magazines. Once I've become more educated in the realm of 4X4, I may have some specific questions for you guys.

Thanks again bros!
 

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4x4's

I will continue to do more research. Maybe I'll pick up a few of those off-road magazines. Once I've become more educated in the realm of 4X4, I may have some specific questions for you guys.
Here are a few sites you can do some research on:

http://bc4x4.com-All types of 4x4's
http://www.yotatech.com-4runners/Tacoma's
http://www.ih8mud.com/-Landcruisers

Another vote for Toyota...Just under half a million on my BJ60 Cruiser...rusty but trusty :lol: :twisted:

-RC
 

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Cool sites.

Perfect! I'll be spending some time at those websites tonight. The VW has to go soon!

Hasta Loego!
 

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I had different Jeeps and F-150. Now I have Suzuki Vitara with 2 litter engine and I am much happier.
Better off road / on road handling, a lot better mileage, more reliability, less price and better resale value.
I don't think I can find a better one for the money indeed.
 

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Big Green Machine said:
back to the original thread...sorry fellas...can you cross the slough by 4x4 to the bar yet
BGM: Back to my original answer...I did it easily, without even coming close to sweating, a while ago. The water must be even lower by now...
 
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