So, i finally got my Patrol pickup last week Sat.
Had to drop a vehicle of at my cousins house, in krugersdorp, got the patrol and drove back to the lowveld.
A 2008 patrol 4.2tdi, 200k km's. This vehicle is faster than the jimny i use to own, bonus.
The vehicle got some minor scratces, nothing serious. The rubberizing is not in perfect condition, but will do for now
It came out with a replacement rear bumper, which is a bonus. Tow bar, recovery points etc.
Normal wrap around bullbar on front - maybe one day i can get a replacement bumper for the front..
Then there is a canopy on the bakkie, which i want to sell and replace with cattle rails/canvas canopy.
The radio does not work, will have it checked out some time.
The interior is in very good condition. Would like to get seat covers though, as my little children can get the seats dirty very quickly.
On monday i re-registered the vehicke into my name. Road worthy was done by seller. New number plates made and fitted.
The tyres was badly worn, 265/70r16. Replaced them yesterday with 5x cooper st maxx 255/85r16's.
Originally i wanted bfg km2's, but could not get stock.
But so far i'm happy with fitting the st maxx's - very nice tyre. I would like to fit spacers on the rear wheels to widen the track a little bit.
Only thing i noticed on this vehicle, when in 2nd gear, 700-1000rpm, there is a growling/grinding sound, almost like a truck makes when gearing done, when accelerating sound dissapeares. Is this something worth having checked out? I read on other forums that it is not an uncommen occurance?
So far i am very happy with my purchase, it is a wonderfull feeling driving this vehicle.
I havent really taken pics of this bakkie, but will post some later.
Here is one with the new takkies fitted, more to follow.