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    GAZ Trackmaster

    I was just thinking the other day why there isn't any Russian 4x4s sold here, and then I find this on YouTube.

    Sits somewhere between an Iveco and a Unimog.
    Starts at $90k +OR.

    https://aav4x4.com.au/the-gaz-trackmaster/

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    #2
    Wow. Thats a shitload of truck!
    Mmmmmmmmm beer.

    Originally posted by ALLMTR
    You had one fucking job, Imran. One. Now look, there's Flibberty Gibbets all up in here, seeing straight through your ruse. One. Fucking. Job!

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      #3
      And only 15k more than a cruiser.

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        #4
        I'd rather a Zil

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          #5


          OK, so you've bought a car that the BP mechanic at Parrabardoo has only seen on the SBS Dakar update and it's got a failed water pump. How is your Russian? How long does it take to get the part out from the parts dealer to you?

          There is a reason for Toyota. Yes, agreed, they aren't as reliable as they were in 2002, I have a work Prado thats got just over 100k on it and it's fucked. But I've seen Toyota field service vehicles in the middle of nowhere (45 minutes East of Pannawonica,under a tree, near a bore field construction site) doing warranty recalls on three Hiluxes. Would Gaz/Honda/Hyundai/Ford or anyone other than Toyota (and recently Mitsubishi) do that?

          Answer - No

          You're not buying a better car, your buying the support that comes with it

          If you want something different that doesn't fail in the middle of nowhere buy a Tatra,cos all the drill rig trucks are Tatras


          "Keep lowering your standards until you achieve a goal" - Mike Finnegan

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            #6
            You don’t, you fix it on-site with what you have

            its not like you’re getting parts out in the middle of Siberia either.

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              #7
              Interesting to follow.
              If it passes ADR's will be the interesting task.
              I like Football and Porno and books about War

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                #8
                No need. EU regs will do.
                Lots of minis & mokes including a G13b powered Sports Sedan, a couple of Swift Gtis, a Goggomobil, Porsche 928S, Polo Gti, BMW 540i, a WRX and a few others.

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                  #9
                  Would have thought an airbag would be mandatory, but obviously not a requirement on trucks.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by mizone View Post


                    OK, so you've bought a car that the BP mechanic at Parrabardoo has only seen on the SBS Dakar update and it's got a failed water pump. How is your Russian? How long does it take to get the part out from the parts dealer to you?

                    There is a reason for Toyota. Yes, agreed, they aren't as reliable as they were in 2002, I have a work Prado thats got just over 100k on it and it's fucked. But I've seen Toyota field service vehicles in the middle of nowhere (45 minutes East of Pannawonica,under a tree, near a bore field construction site) doing warranty recalls on three Hiluxes. Would Gaz/Honda/Hyundai/Ford or anyone other than Toyota (and recently Mitsubishi) do that?

                    Answer - No

                    You're not buying a better car, your buying the support that comes with it

                    If you want something different that doesn't fail in the middle of nowhere buy a Tatra,cos all the drill rig trucks are Tatras

                    you would get a replacement part from the dealer, and the mechanic would remove the broken part and replace it with a non broken part like mechanics usually do. I imagine Russian auto engineering is much less weird than some other euro garbage that is out there.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Roadsailing View Post

                      you would get a replacement part from the dealer, and the mechanic would remove the broken part and replace it with a non broken part like mechanics usually do. I imagine Russian auto engineering is much less weird than some other euro garbage that is out there.
                      The issue would be actually getting the part, in this thing's case 1 relatively small shop who imports them as a sideline to their main business doesn't exaclty scream parts availability.
                      Break something major like a transmission then I suspect you're going to be out of action for a long time. Hell we've got an Isuzu down at the moment because it shit the transmission, it's getting a new one fitted today which happened to be the only Allison auto Isuzu Australia had in stock, otherwise it would have been out for a couple of months waiting for a new one due to supply issues.

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                        #12
                        How do you break an Allison auto? I thought they were basically indestructible.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by elfturbomax View Post
                          How do you break an Allison auto? I thought they were basically indestructible.
                          GM ones aren't real Alllisons, thhey are badged as such, so maybe the same issue? Off topic - Look up 2020/2021 Silverado HD Allison failure
                          "Keep lowering your standards until you achieve a goal" - Mike Finnegan

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                            #14
                            I could have used one earlier today :

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                            .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

                            Dr Hoon
                            .

                            DrNick is king!!!! No, Mark Webber is now! Long live the king!... hold on a minute mate, Ricci is in charge now

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by irsa76 View Post

                              The issue would be actually getting the part, in this thing's case 1 relatively small shop who imports them as a sideline to their main business doesn't exaclty scream parts availability.
                              Break something major like a transmission then I suspect you're going to be out of action for a long time. Hell we've got an Isuzu down at the moment because it shit the transmission, it's getting a new one fitted today which happened to be the only Allison auto Isuzu Australia had in stock, otherwise it would have been out for a couple of months waiting for a new one due to supply issues.
                              Yep! One would hope the dealer would keep a few of each part in stock, and replenish as needed when the Antinov visits.

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