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#7434 of 11966 Isuzu roof rails/Trooper design changes
Mar 24, 2003 (1:29 pm)
Has the roof design on the Trooper changed between 1996-2002?
I have been thinking of options for a Trooper roof rack, and might have a lead on some roof rails originally found on a Isuzu Bighorn. The problem is that finding 2002 roof rails (my model year) is near impossible. I'm thinking that any roof rails from 1996-present would work. Any thoughts?
Also SBCOOKE - My 2002 experiences the same early start hesitation you described. My solution has been to let the truck "warm up" several minutes before leaving. I'm glad others have experienced this. Reminded me of an old carbureted Ford pick-up I had once. Except the Trooper runs fine after 1000 ft, and the Ford never ran fine:)
#7435 of 11966 Hitting Kangaroos with a bull bar
Mar 24, 2003 (2:34 pm)
Don't be fooled by how cute a kangaroo looks. They are very stupid and and can inflict serious damage to a car when they hit.
Very little will survive a hit with a large kangaroo at anything over 20km/h. Including the ARB bars. The bar WILL buckle and become a throwaway item.
The intention of the bar is to hopefully still have a drivable car, despite the damage that will be inflicted.
The best way to avoid a kangaroo is not to drive at dawn or dusk in country areas.
But you shouldn't have this problem too often in the states.
Mar 24, 2003 (2:36 pm)
We have deer which are equally dumb and probably about the same damage factor.
Mar 25, 2003 (5:52 am)
I spent some time in Australia and you guys are serious about your bull bars down there. Even the Mercedes sedans are known to sport one.
#7439 of 11966 Bullbars in Oz
Mar 25, 2003 (7:42 pm)
Yep...most of them are sadly ornamental.
A lot of 4WD's in the trendier areas such as Toorak in Melbourne, or Double Bay and Vaucluse in Sydney all have bullbars. And they never venture past the local shopping centre.
In Melbourne these 4WD's are nicknamed "Toorak Tractors".
I haven't seen one on a Merc sedan yet.
Mar 26, 2003 (3:57 am)
Which bars are considered the "toughest" in australia? I love the ECB stuff that I was importing, but the frieght was so much I couldn't even afford one for myself! That's why I went with the ARB one.
Mar 26, 2003 (5:37 am)
I was in Adelaide for a few months. We drove to Wilpena Pound, it was a beautiful trip. I saw several sedans with grill guards, but come to think of it, they were the wimpy ones. I was most impressed with the tractor trailers. Lots of lights and plenty of frontal protection. Very intimidating to meet them on a deserted road at night. I guess I've seen Mad Max one to many times.
JAOS has alot of aftermarket items for Troopers/Jackaroos, but their prices are extremely high. I've noticed that most of their products have a brushed satin finish or are stainless steel. Most of the products in the states are black power coat or chrome (bling bling). Is JAOS considered a high end product in Australia?
Mar 26, 2003 (5:43 am)
Yeah they are cool but like $1500 for a brush guard IIRC is just crazy price.
Mar 26, 2003 (5:59 am)
Savvas - I saw a group of eight subaru station wagons heading out for a 5 day trip. They were loaded down with multiple spare tires and plenty of extra water & gas. I was impressed with fact that these vehicles were modified for function vs. style. You would not believe the number of so-called "off-road" trucks here in the U.S. that are lifted 6" or higher with huge mud tires and lots of chrome. All Georgia boys have a little bit of red-reck in them, so I can understand or least tolerate the monster truck scene (as long as they are not destroying our trails), but I prefer the utility and on nonsense modifications I saw on that group of Subarus. I think most Trooper owners on this board modify for function and utility. As far a style, well that just comes standard with the Trooper.
Hey Mike - I know you are a big Subaru fan. Do you think these real "outback" station wagons were off-roading without a low range, or is there a modification available for them? These were the the old style wagons with the all-wheel drive lever that looks like an emergency brake.