Overland Prep Help / Checks- Landcruiser Colorado 98

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Martin,
The at's are a good tyre and probably a sound investment. I am
not sure about the suspension upgrade, the Colorado has IFS, or the
one I had did (maybe the 98 is different). Unless the springs or
shocks are worn you could probably leave it alone. The weight that you
may carry might make suspension a must though. My Colorado had a
certain amount of underbody protection as standard, not steel but OK.
I am a bit cynical of battery upgrades, far more important to have a
pair of batteries that are in good condition, a pair of quality 85 AH
batteries would do. A roof rack will probably be a neccesity but it
can be a cheaper one, try to put only lighter stuff on it, it is far
too easy to make the vehicle top heavy, or to take too much because
you have the room. A breather extension is an easy 'do it yourself'
job. A snorkel would be a good idea. Would a sunshade do instead of an
awning? Are you going to need a roof tent?, to get away from animals
that may be a problem.
A few years ago people used to buy a 4x4, service it and travel.
Only in recent years has the industry decided that you need this and
that for a proper journey. While some of it is good stuff there is a
lot of hype.
Regards,
Clive Marks
Home: +44 1293 514600
Mobile: +44 7821 491897
Crawley, West Sussex, UK.
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