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Best vehicle for kitesurfing?

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Created by Alysum 2 months ago, 27 Apr 2019
THE PIN PULLER
WA, 299 posts
8 May 2019 10:23PM
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Gazuki said..
Go the super cab,.. 1800 long tray, problem solved.








With a ride like that why does gazuka spend time on the breeze. I fancy the raptors but the towing on them is like 750kg couldn't even pick up a pump from the kite shop with a trailer.

Plummet
4478 posts
9 May 2019 3:30AM
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Gazuki said..
Go the super cab,.. 1800 long tray, problem solved.








I get the 1800 tray thing. I would love an 1800 tray. But then you don't put a canopy on. 1500 tray with canopy gives you more storage space than 1800 no canopy. Plus none of your tray is lockable and you can't easily sleep in it.........

Gazuki
WA, 936 posts
9 May 2019 5:42AM
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Yeah, a canopy is on the list, wanted one for ages, next big purchase I reckon.

In regards to security, my mate said that canopies only protect against honest criminals, if they want in it's not hard. I just leave all of my gear in the tray and kites in the car. If they want to steal a couple of busted ass dinged surfboards and three-year-old harness and wettie they can have it.

eppo
WA, 7084 posts
9 May 2019 6:43AM
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Plummet said..

Gazuki said..
Go the super cab,.. 1800 long tray, problem solved.








I get the 1800 tray thing. I would love an 1800 tray. But then you don't put a canopy on. 1500 tray with canopy gives you more storage space than 1800 no canopy. Plus none of your tray is lockable and you can't easily sleep in it.........


No canopy on a 1800? Why not ?

Alysum
NSW, 346 posts
9 May 2019 1:52PM
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Yeah you can get the classic only canopy for extra cab from arb.com.au I'm considering that option but all up a pickup it's $20k more than a van, plus harder to park in Sydney. If I was living in W.A. pickup would be a no brainer...

The VW Caddy maxi has 2,2m length storage but not an offroader.

THE PIN PULLER
WA, 299 posts
9 May 2019 7:23PM
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Alysum said..

The VW Caddy maxi has 2,2m length storage but not an offroader.


Not sure if it's a caddy but this bad girl goes good !!


Alysum
NSW, 346 posts
16 May 2019 10:31AM
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I like the Mitsubishi Triton Club ute at the moment. Seems better equiped and more affordable than others.

www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au/vehicles/triton/club-cab-showroom

eppo
WA, 7084 posts
16 May 2019 11:24AM
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1850 tray nice ... oh if it wasn't for kids.

Gazuki
WA, 936 posts
16 May 2019 1:30PM
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Heard really good things about the new tritons. We had the old ones out at work and they literally fell to pieces. Told this to heaps of crew and they say the new ones aren't like the old, Soo much tougher.

Nathe
WA, 377 posts
16 May 2019 3:42PM
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Gazuki said..
Heard really good things about the new tritons. We had the old ones out at work and they literally fell to pieces. Told this to heaps of crew and they say the new ones aren't like the old, Soo much tougher.


Really? We've got the brand new ones at work and they are plastic fantastic, couldn't imagine them standing up to multiple off road beatings.

cauncy
WA, 7309 posts
16 May 2019 5:53PM
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Done the steep point run a few times in my triton pulling the dingy, not for the faint of heart in the summer, the triton came out flying colours, making the barge crossing when $100,000 buses didn't get there, tbh I get great pleasure in that

eppo
WA, 7084 posts
16 May 2019 6:32PM
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Aren't all new cars plastic fantastics!!

The MQ on did lift their game a bit for sure. But even the old ones went the distance.

MDSXR6T
WA, 988 posts
16 May 2019 8:41PM
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That was when mine was a week old and i got stuck at Wilbinga. Since then i've done about 115k/kms in just over 3 years with a lot of 4wding, between S Bend and Murchison Station and a bit between Shark Bay and Exmouth. Other than the standard rear shocks leaking after getting stuck in the mud at Murchison, it hasn't fallen apart yet!

Of course i would have preferred a 79 series or Dmax but i couldnt afford either and while it may not be as nice as a ranger etc the triton has been great value for money and i'm sure a club cab would be no different.


Plummet
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17 May 2019 1:50AM
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MDSXR6T said..

That was when mine was a week old and i got stuck at Wilbinga. Since then i've done about 115k/kms in just over 3 years with a lot of 4wding, between S Bend and Murchison Station and a bit between Shark Bay and Exmouth. Other than the standard rear shocks leaking after getting stuck in the mud at Murchison, it hasn't fallen apart yet!

Of course i would have preferred a 79 series or Dmax but i couldnt afford either and while it may not be as nice as a ranger etc the triton has been great value for money and i'm sure a club cab would be no different.




Try some carpet strips for getting out of soft sand. It works real well.

The carpet gets sucked under the tire then you ride up and out.

cauncy
WA, 7309 posts
17 May 2019 6:30AM
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MDSXR6T said..

That was when mine was a week old and i got stuck at Wilbinga. Since then i've done about 115k/kms in just over 3 years with a lot of 4wding, between S Bend and Murchison Station and a bit between Shark Bay and Exmouth. Other than the standard rear shocks leaking after getting stuck in the mud at Murchison, it hasn't fallen apart yet!

Of course i would have preferred a 79 series or Dmax but i couldnt afford either and while it may not be as nice as a ranger etc the triton has been great value for money and i'm sure a club cab would be no different.





Try some carpet strips for getting out of soft sand. It works real well.

The carpet gets sucked under the tire then you ride up and out.


Box standard rims n tyres wouldn't of helped, pressure looks up too

CJ2478
NSW, 329 posts
17 May 2019 9:05AM
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MDSXR6T said..

That was when mine was a week old and i got stuck at Wilbinga. Since then i've done about 115k/kms in just over 3 years with a lot of 4wding, between S Bend and Murchison Station and a bit between Shark Bay and Exmouth. Other than the standard rear shocks leaking after getting stuck in the mud at Murchison, it hasn't fallen apart yet!

Of course i would have preferred a 79 series or Dmax but i couldnt afford either and while it may not be as nice as a ranger etc the triton has been great value for money and i'm sure a club cab would be no different.




Everyone seems to love to knock the tritons and say they're rubbish, but I have had multiple tritons for work on big earthworks construction projects and have to say that I have never had any issues with them. They were driven pretty hard too.
Have driven a bunch of hiluxs too through work which have a more robust feel but when the tritons are going for 27K new its pretty hard to justify spending all the extra cash on a hilux/amarok/bt50, etc

Nathe
WA, 377 posts
17 May 2019 8:06AM
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Yeah you can get any 4wd places if you know what your doing. I suppose time will tell with our work vehicles, we are pretty hard on them.
im still running an old 2002 hilux and compared to my mates who have rangers, bt50 and tritons mine has held up the test of time much better. I suppose it all comes down to how much your look after it , regular service and repair stuff as it wears out. Definitely not bagging out anyone else's ride

eppo
WA, 7084 posts
17 May 2019 8:09AM
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Yeh no doubt that if the prices were on par or even 10-15 percent more I'd go a hilux or Dmax myself. But I couldn't justify the piece differential of 20- 40 odd percent. They aren't 20-40 percent that's for sure.

Then again if I was going around Australia across the top end etc ... reckon I could justify the extra money and would. Just for perceived longevity and reliability (get out there all you see is Toyota's)and access to parts for one.

But for the average dude with average 4wd ing Tritons a hard car to look past to be honest.

I asked all my 4wd buddies when looking and they all said "hilux, with this almost religious zeal in their eyes " the only justification I got was "tritons are cheap" and other dumb Answers like "hiluxes are better". When enquiring into evidence behind these limited answers you could tell there was more folk lore behind their answers than intelligent evidence.


ps as far as tracks go ... I know some fireman crew who actually just store hessian bags in their vehicle. Fill with sand if bogged apparently make decent tracks. I've got two but never used them as the triton just doesn't seems to get bogged ... except it does have some clearance issue. Worth a lift soon I reckon.

RAL INN
VIC, 2741 posts
17 May 2019 12:36PM
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Hilux are overrated.
Hilux owners are the equivalent of Collingwood supporters scrape in a Grand final once every 20years then relive it for next 19.

eppo
WA, 7084 posts
17 May 2019 10:40AM
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Nah don't agree with that. They aren't over rated at all. I think the price differential has at least 10-15 percent of historically perceived quality over and above the reality. I do think a hilux will outlast a triton though in the long run given serious off road work. They are built stronger from what I see.

If they were say 10k above a similar specced triton id accept that.

Alysum
NSW, 346 posts
17 May 2019 3:35PM
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I like how this thread has turned into a 4WD war

Plummet
4478 posts
17 May 2019 3:19PM
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I've got 3 buddies with tritons. They do the business.

Kraut
VIC, 477 posts
17 May 2019 8:10PM
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Surprised nobody mentioned a Prado. Still the best for me. Comfortable, very capable in the sand, lots of space. Exy but holds its value too

Alysum
NSW, 346 posts
17 May 2019 8:11PM
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Kraut said..
Surprised nobody mentioned a Prado. Still the best for me. Comfortable, very capable in the sand, lots of space. Exy but holds its value too


Until you see how much they cost.....

eppo
WA, 7084 posts
17 May 2019 8:08PM
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Kraut said..
Surprised nobody mentioned a Prado. Still the best for me. Comfortable, very capable in the sand, lots of space. Exy but holds its value too


No tray. Faaark that.

Kraut
VIC, 477 posts
17 May 2019 10:13PM
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eppo said..

Kraut said..
Surprised nobody mentioned a Prado. Still the best for me. Comfortable, very capable in the sand, lots of space. Exy but holds its value too



No tray. Faaark that.


My wettie doesn't smell ;-)

Alysum
NSW, 346 posts
20 May 2019 9:50AM
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Arg the problem with those longer trays is that not many do canopies for them. e.g. ARB only does them for double cab Triton :-(

eppo
WA, 7084 posts
20 May 2019 8:01AM
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plenty of custom Ali' options.

Gazuki
WA, 936 posts
20 May 2019 9:05AM
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I just missed one on gumtree for 800, spewing. They do come up from time to time though.
Asylum, just for your info, the dmaxs aren't priced far behind the tritons. I paid 28 for mine from a dealer with 70k on the clock. Just got to keep an eye out. One good thing about buying from a dealer was I paid an additional 2k for new car warranty for the life 5yer of the car load.
Paid for itself already, at 130k Ive just changed the cv CV joint and rear diff fully covered.
Before people chip in, I do drive like a teenager.

eppo
WA, 7084 posts
20 May 2019 9:30AM
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I used a car broker who scoured every dealership etc in the country. For the same spec Dmax it was 11-15K more. This is new prices.

Best engines on the market I reckon, the D max. Little agricultural inside.



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