June 30, 2004Can anyone suggest the best (old/used) SUV that can get me out of real mud. After a heavy rain our road is impassable. The mud is sticky, deep, and there are huge ditches on the sides of the road. You can slip in while almost stationary. I have a 2004 Tundra with heavy duty mud tires, and a 2003 Land Rover Freelander. The Tundra`s road holding is not good enough and the Freelander is too light to accelerate out of a ditch. Plus, I don`t want to wreck two new trucks when I hit boulders and ditches. I need an older SUV, heavy and powerful that can get me through in the worst conditions (and believe me this is bad!). Thanks
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Vancouver Island, BC
June 30, 2004late 70`s bronco with a 351 or a full size blazer with a 350 should do the trick...they are relatively cheap, parts are fairly plentiful (especially with the blazer) and they are point and shoot. if you want something different look for a scout. they are strong, but getting hard to find and the parts are hard to find too.
June 30, 2004It`s more a matter of the driver and how the vehicle is set up rather than what vehicle you have.
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June 30, 2004I would say its time to start thinkin about road repair if its bad enough to require an extreme 4x4 to get across it.
July 1, 2004
Originally posted by mtmer:
I wish the road to my house was like that.
July 2, 2004
quote:Yeah, for sure get a ford, their pretty good for 4wd and ugly as hell so you won`t care if you get a dent or scratch on it.
Originally posted by Left Coast Redneck:
late 70`s bronco with a 351 or a full size blazer with a 350 should do the trick...they are relatively cheap, parts are fairly plentiful (especially with the blazer) and they are point and shoot. if you want something different look for a scout. they are strong, but getting hard to find and the parts are hard to find too.
Seriously, I know that an old toyota landcruiser with a engine swap is a pretty good set up. Friend had one with a 350 small block. It was pretty amazing where that thing would go. Or you could get a powerstroke, but not all of us are as rich as Bad350
July 3, 2004Thank you everyone for your replies. This is an 8-mile county mud road with few residents, so we are unlikely to get it fixed. We all fall in the ditch sometime or another and it makes for interesting neighborhood gatherings. It`s fine when you are alone, but if you pass another car there`s nowhere to go except down. A surprising number of people have suggested the old Bronco or Blazer (thanks for your suggestion too), so we are starting to look. People also tell us that the old Chevy Suburbans are pretty good, though my neighbor had stopped in his on the road to use his cell phone and slid into the ditch while stationery!! What about Jeeps?
July 3, 2004Jeeps are great....but you said the problem was how light the freelander was....same thing with a jeep if thats the case. I have a cj5 w/ 33 inch M/T`s and there really isnt many places i cant go or cant get out of. It`s so light it doesnt sink into the mud but w/ mud tires it has TONS of grip no matter what your in