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Old 01-16-2003, 06:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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NOW i feel like i've moved over here...

Picked up my "baby" from the docks last night, seems to be running ok after 3 months of storage/travel. Getting some very strange looks cruising UK streets with Kalifornia plates, not that my height (33" tyres (tires?) and 29" floor to rocker panel) could have ANYTHING to do with it.......

For both of you that don't know WTF i'm talking about, i recently moved back to the UK after 12 years in CA, and i just got my Jeep off the container ship, YAY ME!!! 3 months without your rig is a LONG time...



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Old 01-16-2003, 06:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey your blocking the stop sign!!

Plus you have the fun of driving a left hand car on wrong side of road
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Plus you have the fun of driving a left hand car on wrong side of road
Try the tollbridges! I have to dive across the car to reach the attendant!!
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Try the tollbridges! I have to dive across the car to reach the attendant!!
Have to work on your hook shot out the left window..over the roof
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What's it like living there after 12 years here?!?!?
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What's it like living there after 12 years here?!?!?
Not too bad. Though i could quite easily go "postal" riding the London Underground (The "Tube") every day. It almost makes me miss the LA freeways for a commute, almost! 1000's of people jammed into underground trains, not too much fun. I am enjoying the weather a lot more here. LA weather gets boring after a while. Sunny, and clear, Sunny, and clear, Sunny, and clear is actually quite a PITA when you grew up with real seasons!

S'funny, but my Heep is going to be considered a big dawg over here. Most rigs aren't this setup!!
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S'funny, but my Heep is going to be considered a big dawg over here. Most rigs aren't this setup!!
Ha ha, got that big fish in a little pond syndrome goin on huh?
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Not too bad. Though i could quite easily go "postal" riding the London Underground (The "Tube") every day. It almost makes me miss the LA freeways for a commute, almost! 1000's of people jammed into underground trains, not too much fun. I am enjoying the weather a lot more here. LA weather gets boring after a while. Sunny, and clear, Sunny, and clear, Sunny, and clear is actually quite a PITA when you grew up with real seasons!

S'funny, but my Heep is going to be considered a big dawg over here. Most rigs aren't this setup!!


Tim, do they have "packers" for the Tube like they do in Japan?
You know, the guys that push and cram people into the cars.


Just imagine the looks you'd get if your Jeep had a 10" lift
and 38.5" boggers on it.
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Ha ha, got that big fish in a little pond syndrome goin on huh?
You tell me!!

Heres a report from the largest "JeepFest" in the country that i wrote last August, here.

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Just imagine the looks you'd get if your Jeep had a 10" lift
and 38.5" boggers on it.

I already have an SOA with RE springs on it. Their SOA springs give ANOTHER 1.5"! I could easily get 38"s under there, but not on stock axles. Boggers? Damn, they'd hear me driving all the way over in France!!
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WOO HOO! i'm glad you got your baby back
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Old 01-16-2003, 08:23 AM   #12 (permalink)
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WOO HOO! i'm glad you got your baby back
Damn straight! I've been waiting ages for my baby to get here!!











(Oh yeah, Wife and boys made it over too!!)
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I hope you topped it up with petrol in the US, you won't like filling up over here!



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Try the tollbridges! I have to dive across the car to reach the attendant!!
I had a blast when I rented a car in London and drove it to Munich. But trying to pass on the autobahn was a bit of a challenge when I had to lean to the passenger side to get there. I had to the the same thing at border crossings with my passport though.
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Old 01-16-2003, 11:32 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I hope you topped it up with petrol in the US, you won't like filling up over here!



Petrol is climbing like a m*therph*cker over here right now,
but what's a litre cost in the UK right now?
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Old 01-16-2003, 11:49 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Petrol is climbing like a m*therph*cker over here right now,
but what's a litre cost in the UK right now?
Around a buck and a quarter PER LITRE!!

Around $80 to fill up a 20 gallon tank!!
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i guess you should have took a zooki it only has a 10 gallon tank.
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Thats why i'm looking hard at a LPG conversion. Less than 1/2 the cost per gallon. 35p Vs 73p per gallon. Sounds good to me! BTW the cost of the petrol is next to nothing, its ALL taxes which crank up the cost. Sound Familiar??

So next time you all start whinging coz gas went up 2 cents a gallon, i'm coming back to smackdown all the people who don't know how good they gottit!!!!
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You need to do a poseur shot by using a Cooper Mini as an RTI ramp.
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So I'm going to be in Cheltenham for 2 weeks in July... Is there anybody I can hook up with to do some "greenlaning" with? I realize that I'll be pretty far from you, UK, but how about Tony or ARD?
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