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    I run a 2007 ford ranger i paid 20k for it has 2 inch lift arb bars, winch and a snorkel. You wont even need all that stuff but it gets me as far as i need to go has done few river beds and plenty of tracks. Also is nice enough on the road. I have 2 kids they fit in fine. So plenty of options around that price range for sure.
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    we have cheap run around car...and a older td28 powered terrano (or should that be underpowered?) and it does all Ive ever asked of it...tows loads of firewood,doesnt get stuck with half decent tyres on it and has done a heck of a lot of on road KMs with chunky off road tyres and they still have plenty of life left in them.
    I park on funky angle if I can at road ends,if some prick want to try jacking it up to pinch wheels ,good luck to them.
    a good family wagon and a crappy old 4wd is a good way to go for us...I can abuse the crap out of terrano and not worry about it...first three things you NEED to do with 4wd if the thing is to be used properly,scratch it ,ding it and get it stuck.....if you treat it like a rolls royce and too scared to plant foot to get through sticky spot,or bounce it through matagouri rather than through mud hole...you will be getting stuck often.
    if you use you top two inches you can go a long way in simple 4wd without all the add ons. knowing when not to go there is just as important.
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    Whatever you get, go hard on light bars
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    Suzuki vitara five door and a basic set of muds tires and snorkel. they are a lighter suv and do float. Not a tuff truck by any means.
    All depends how off road you want to go.
    The likes of a suzuki will take you up your mud tracks, river beds etc but your high flow rivers and big boulder bouncing you will need a heavier truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
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    @Hunting Dad seen a ford double cab sitting on the side of the road yesterday for $10k has snorkel fitted just out of invers if you keen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbear View Post
    Suzuki vitara five door and a basic set of muds tires and snorkel. they are a lighter suv and do float. Not a tuff truck by any means.
    All depends how off road you want to go.
    The likes of a suzuki will take you up your mud tracks, river beds etc but your high flow rivers and big boulder bouncing you will need a heavier truck.
    If you go suzuki get the grand vitara has the steel diff housing in the front instead of the standard alloy that snaps pretty easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauser308 View Post
    Starting to get into some serious mods and certing there though. One option for a winch especially a 'working' installation is a heavy duty power fitting either end, a pair of shackle points at either end and a narrow-drum winch mounted to a heavy plate with a pair of soft slings. Advantage of this setup is being able to pull from either end i.e. back out of the crap rather than further in, and less weight permanently mounted over your front axle (where a lot of vehicles struggle with legal weights).
    Yep but with all the new rules anything apart from stock standard pretty much needs a cert so do it all and do it once kind off job

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    Isn't it funny on people's standards of what a 4wd needs to be its like guns one will say all you need is a gun and bullets and learn to shoot others will be it has to be custom or it won't shoot straight all will get you a deer out to 300 but the custom will go further and a little easier and be nicer to use. But at the end of the day it's what you want to do and need it to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by country cuts View Post
    Yep but with all the new rules anything apart from stock standard pretty much needs a cert so do it all and do it once kind off job
    You should see the amount of (mostly rangers) 4wds here with massive offset wheels and tread of tires sticking way outside the guards......also sooty tunes and loud exhausts.
    All seem to go unnoticed by the warrent places and traffic enforcement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by country cuts View Post
    Isn't it funny on people's standards of what a 4wd needs to be its like guns one will say all you need is a gun and bullets and learn to shoot others will be it has to be custom or it won't shoot straight all will get you a deer out to 300 but the custom will go further and a little easier and be nicer to use. But at the end of the day it's what you want to do and need it to do
    I have had a few different 4x4 now and been through the body lift etc custom bumper. Now i would only own a truck with the standard mud tyre that dont rub and a snorkel for piece of mind. And breather extension's for all those south island rivers.

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    I’ve had hilux (too hard on my repaired back) a Suzuki Grand Vitara (thirsty as) and d-max. The Suzie was most impressive in the sands of Rangipo near Waiouru and easily matched, if not bettered my sons Prado on the route we took. I still have an unfitted snorkel kit here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    You should see the amount of (mostly rangers) 4wds here with massive offset wheels and tread of tires sticking way outside the guards......also sooty tunes and loud exhausts.
    All seem to go unnoticed by the warrent places and traffic enforcement.
    Funny, it's bloody colorado's and arcadia's here... 90% of which don't see any dirt even on road.

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    My missus has a 2003 4l petrol prado, really nice to drive ,comfortable and plenty of power but bloody expensive to run. Id be looking for an earlier diesel 96-98 if it was me. One with the old style odometer

 

 

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