Hey, is there anyone else out there who likes the fun driving off road in the Outty?
I put new shoes on mine a while ago now, but for a far different reason - I use my 00UTY offroad a lot.
Hence the 215/60 16 Bridgestone Duellers - magic! Now rough rocky tracks, sand & mud is soooo easier to drive thru.
Went up the beach for a week just after Christmas, and not a problem at all on the really soft sand.
We were following a brand new Pajero in very very soft sand on the way to the beach. The Jero started slowing down - eventually coming to a complete halt & was stuck on the belly. We of course got stuck too stopping behind them, but after we got out & drove past the Jero (with no problems at all in the soft stuff) we were told that they were tourists, and didn't engage 4WD! Gooses! The Ouuty doesn't even have low range, & we don't get stuck.....
Once back at home, a very thorough clean was required. The sheer amount of sand built up on the suspension & in the engine bay is incredible - 30 minutes with a pressure hose and all that was left was a pile of sand in the driveway!
The Oouty has been up the beach more times than I can count since I bought it in 2003, but no rust at all anywhere - maintenance is the key, and keeping her clean!
Drop by my homepage for more fun off road images:
Here's a bunch of other images from my family's off road fun: