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Old 10-18-2009, 12:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Icelandic 4wheeling.

I thought it might be a good idea to post about the truck culture in Iceland, just flame me if i'm wrong

In Iceland the most of our serious wheeling takes it's place in the winter time, but of course people use there trucks in the summer also (but that's another story)

The trucks that we use for wheeling are marginal, ranging from 33" Suzuki's to 54" Ford's. I would say that the most popular truck for snow traveling here in Iceland would be a nicely modified Toyota on 38". Diesel fuel was very popular few years ago because it was so cheap (almost half the price of gasoline) but you had to pay small taxes 1-2 times a year for every km you drove your diesel, so at those times nearly everybody drove diesel but since then the government has taken away these taxes for each km and a gallon of diesel is as pricey as a gallon of gasoline, so it isn't as much concern as it was if you drive diesel or petrol powered truck.

Some of Iceland's off-road machines.

Here is a old but trusty Toyota Hilux double cap that has been modified for 38" tires (sadly to say there are always fewer and fewer of those gem's on the street's now)


Nissan Patrol on 38" tires, those trucks are very rigid and from what i have seen these trucks do work very well in the snow


Here is some nice photo of a very nice Jeep Wagoneer XJ that has been modified for 36" tires.


A real monster !!! Ford F-350 that's sitting on 46" tires, and that's even not enough (some guys are running on bigger tires)


Like this one for example this Dodge Ram that is on Benz Unimog portal axles and 54" tires ! wicked.


A real Classic here we have Jeep Wagoneer that's been modified for 44" Dick Cepek tires (few years ago these were the monster tires around)


Last but not least we have a beautiful '74 Ford Bronco on 38" Monster Mudder tires.


Hope you guys like it, if you have any question about Iceland's 4x4 please ask... and I will try to bring you the best answer possible.

Best regards and take care.

These picture's i got from Thrandur site - www.4x4offroads.com

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Years ago I saw a few pics of Scouts with huge flares and 44's. Im sure they have been gone for 20 years, but Id love to see some pics of those if you have them
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I've always had a hardon for Icelandic rigs, Huge tires with minimal lift. The astrovans on 44s and the 6x6 conversions, and FS vans on 46s are awesome.
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I've read alot about Iceland and would Love to visit.
Reading this makes me want to go even more!
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more pics of the two wagoneers please.
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Talking about 6x6 rigs you gotta love this one, and old and stretched Jeep CJ5 on 6 38" Monster Mudder tires, the engine is Chevy 350, it has coil suspension around.


44" modified IH Scout Traveller, called "The Blue One"


Scout II with 454 BBC and 46" Mickey Thompson Baja Claw tires, called "The Gray One"


This one here was a real monster machine, it had 455 cid Buick with Twin turbo


Maybe not your average Suzuki Samurai... but this one cuts it


You gotta love Iceland


Soon I will try to post about how it all started here in Iceland if you are interested.

Photos from www.icejeep.com www.f4x4.is

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I love those trucks. This was my favorite Top Gear......and they were flat out GETTIN IT through the snow drifts

YouTube - Top Gear: Polar Special part 2 - BBC
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:59 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Of course there are Chevy's here
For those Chevy fan's

Pretty cool picture, (the Ford's would probably be stuck there)


Nice Blazer S-10 on 44" Dick Cepek Fun Country tires.


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Old 10-18-2009, 03:38 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hello fellas, was browsing youtube and found this. thought you might like it.
YouTube - JeppaferĂ° BorgĂł

If you are considering buying a boat. Forget it buy a Jeep instead
YouTube - Stjáni keyrir á vatni part 2

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Love the Icelandic rigs---absolutely love the effort you put into the bodywork on these rigs---that would totally work well in snow conditions , but we'd beat up the body panels on our local rocks and trees.
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Old 10-18-2009, 04:52 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yes we must use those big flare fenders and they must cover all the tread surface in the tire, otherwise the car isn't passing inspection to be street legal, i think that's one of very few rules that we must follow to run those massive tires on the street. (I would like to see the look on the inspector guy's face when some men go with their 49"-54" rigs to inspection) I do only run 38" on my Jeep and when i look at those massive tires i feel like mine is on some kind of pizza cutters !!!

MT4Runner - I like your rigs very much in find it unbelievable what kind of abuse your rigs can handle !!! I don't think there is nearly as much abuse going on in the snow, though of course guys do brake things (some do that allot)

You see the Toyota Hi-lux in the first picture, near all those Toyota's that don't have V6 or V8 engines they have standard running gear, (axle's and so) and even with 4.3 Chevy vortec engines I think the standard running gear would cut it IF you use your power wisely.
350-450 HP Jeep's do run on Dana 44 axle's and XJ Cherokee's with 4.0L engines are on Dana 30/35 with no problem, same goes for the Wrangler's.

Though it's not uncommon to see a heavily modified USA V8 truck like K5 Blazer or full size Bronco on 44"+ tires with Dana 60's or similar axle. I would say what some one could get by using another one may not... (but isn't that always like that)

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love the iceland truck look as well as the friggin hill climbs
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This may have been covered and I'm sorry if it has, but where do you get the flares in Iceland does a company make them or are most of them custom pieces?

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sktw8, I think a lot of the fenders are one-off, but I would assume that for some of the more popular rigs that there are factory fenders. I saw a couple of build threads one time where the fab shop formed the fenders out of foam to make a mold, then glassed them and painted them to match the body.

Maybe Kristjan can enlighten us.

Kristjan, I heard that the original Toyota dual transfer cases originated in Iceland--is that true, and is it still a popular upgrade?
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I personally would like some details as to how they did the 6x6 van conversions with D60s. I saw a picture of what looked like a 1:1 single-speed transfer case hard-mounted to the front 60, with the "front" output above the pumpkin and another driveshaft down to the rear HP60. is that about right? I'm wondering about oiling in the gearbox and mounting to the axle/suspension setup if so.
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Those fenders are custom made, they do make some kind of form and then they are molded from fiberglass. you can see all the popular choices here - www.brettakantar.is

I've seen those Toyota dual transfer case set-up's in allot of Toy's. I'm pretty sure that this set-up was founded here in Iceland but I am not 100% about it, I'l try to find out.

I'm not really a 6x6 wizard but i found this on the web (kinda interesting, Looks like a modified NP-205)






Hope this helps (a little)

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I was stationed up there from 1995-1998, before I got there I was into fast cars and warm weather. Ever since, I have never been without an off-roader of some kind. I miss those days, Iceland was a lot of fun. I remeber traveling to North side and seeing Mini-Vans and all sorts of vehicles on 44's. The Icelandics were awesome people to wheel with. I bought a 1984 short bed chevy off a guy leaving Iceland and the Navy (Bad Conduct Discharge) that I used to take out wheeling. I am going to see if I can find some old pics to scan and post.
I remeber watching those crazy bastards fly up the sides of volcanic mountains, talk about sucking up seat cushions.
Cool thread, brings back good memories.
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Is the XJ in your original post running JK front flares? If so they look better on an XJ than a JK.
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