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[*] posted on 3-11-2017 at 09:09 PM


I was at the Fred Hall Central Valley Sports Show today at the Kern County Fairgrounds. As usual the local Toyota dealer had a number of Toyota's on display. I was impressed with a lifted Tacoma 4x4 quadcab with 33 inch tires. Sticker price was just over $34,000 and the 4 Wheel Parts Pro Comp lift was an additional $7,000. It looked really good. The tires were LT285/70R17.
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[*] posted on 3-11-2017 at 11:09 PM


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[*] posted on 3-12-2017 at 01:36 PM


Ola,
Just registered today. I recently returned from Baja and am planning on a driving trip back so I am also considering the most appropriate vehicle. Criteria being good clearance, robust shocks, reliability and inexpensive. All things considered I'm leaning towards a de-commisioned Ford Crown Victoria police interceptor. Great shocks for driving over curbs, don't overheat in high speed pursuits (desert driving), robust transmission for jamming through the gears at high speed. Fleet maintained and lots of parts around. I think they also often leave the kevlar in the doors so partially bullet proof. Some even have fire suppression systems around the gas tanks. And lots of cargo room in the trunk. Ram bars on the front would be a bonus for animals on the road. Bonus is that everyone around yu will think your a Federale and back off.
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[*] posted on 3-14-2017 at 12:10 PM


Our SO sells decommissioned Vics and Dodges. If you buy one, budget for a new transmission and/or new rear differential. Those things are used and abused. How many times in your regular day do you go from parked to FWO? These cars see that many times most days. They don't sell them just to upgrade to the latest/greatest. They sell them because they are used up. Just something to consider.
Quote: Originally posted by Don Juan de Fuca  
Ola,
Just registered today. I recently returned from Baja and am planning on a driving trip back so I am also considering the most appropriate vehicle. Criteria being good clearance, robust shocks, reliability and inexpensive. All things considered I'm leaning towards a de-commisioned Ford Crown Victoria police interceptor. Great shocks for driving over curbs, don't overheat in high speed pursuits (desert driving), robust transmission for jamming through the gears at high speed. Fleet maintained and lots of parts around. I think they also often leave the kevlar in the doors so partially bullet proof. Some even have fire suppression systems around the gas tanks. And lots of cargo room in the trunk. Ram bars on the front would be a bonus for animals on the road. Bonus is that everyone around yu will think your a Federale and back off.




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[*] posted on 3-14-2017 at 12:16 PM


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[*] posted on 3-16-2017 at 01:02 PM


I would go for an older dodge4x4 with cummins and manual transmission. put a pop-top on it....reliable, economical. put some new shocks, tires and lockers in axles and should be good to go!
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[*] posted on 3-16-2017 at 02:11 PM


There will only ever be one Baja vehicle for me.







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[*] posted on 3-16-2017 at 09:37 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Wanderglobe  
There will only ever be one Baja vehicle for me.






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[*] posted on 3-16-2017 at 09:40 PM


I thing I saw that Bay window down there before. ;-)





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[*] posted on 3-17-2017 at 08:00 AM



I never really liked diesels. Stinky, noisy things. If someone parks one of them next to me and leaves it running I feel it would be appropriate to stick a large russet potato up the tail pipe.



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[*] posted on 3-17-2017 at 08:59 AM


My 2000 Ford F-350 diesel 4x4 with a 6 speed manual transmission has been pretty much bomb proof for over 10 years of Baja driving. It can haul pretty much anything and it gets 17 MPG at 75MPH.



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