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by ScottishPinz
Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: steyr's mini 4x4
Replies: 1
Views: 824
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steyr's mini 4x4

Magna Steyr is set to build an off-road version of the Mini, according to Automotive News. Their contract to build BMW's X3 crossover will expire in 2010 and it's anticipated that the plant will then switch to making the Mini.
http://www.motoring.co.za/index.php?fSe ... Id=4081678
by ScottishPinz
Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: steyr's mini 4x4
Replies: 0
Views: 816
Great Britain

steyr's mini 4x4

Magna Steyr is set to build an off-road version of the Mini, according to Automotive News. Their contract to build BMW's X3 crossover will expire in 2010 and it's anticipated that the plant will then switch to making the Mini.
http://www.motoring.co.za/index.php?fSe ... Id=4081678
by ScottishPinz
Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Interior light install
Replies: 12
Views: 2271
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I agree dot-its are the best, Ikea also does its own (cheaper) version with the same 3m sticky stuff on the back. I have these in the cab and the back.
by ScottishPinz
Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Fuel with ethanol?
Replies: 10
Views: 2410
Great Britain

I remember a while back reading an article that stated the lead in fuel was a cheap antiknock additive and did nothing to lubricate valve seats... I wish I had kept it as the research seemed good science. I have often asked those in the motor trade whether they have ever encountered damage that WAS ...
by ScottishPinz
Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:59 am
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Mayola Question
Replies: 28
Views: 7027
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Been for a wee road run to see how they handle the tarmac. felt really mushy on corners so I've upped the pressure after reading a few of the posts on the subject. Seems radials having softer sidewalls need much higher pressures on the road. I now have them at 44psi (3 Bar) at the front and 40psi on...
by ScottishPinz
Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Mayola Question
Replies: 28
Views: 7027
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New tyre on today, seem fine, a bit more vibration at 50mph, but less above that speed and softer over street bumps. Not been off road or tried a wet greasy roundabout yet....
pictures http://flickr.com/photos/85306730@N00/1729262663/
by ScottishPinz
Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Best/Worst upgrades for pinzgauers???!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 5532
Great Britain

This is a great question, and really depends on so many things, like where you live, the type of driving you are doing and mostly how much money you have to spend! Air conditioning - not for me but if its really hot where you are I can see the attraction. Power steering - not for me but if you have ...
by ScottishPinz
Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Did later Pinz's come with rubber rub rails?
Replies: 15
Views: 4469
Great Britain

Those are new wooden rails, I've just had the front section replaced on my 710k and they were painted black just like that.
by ScottishPinz
Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Mayola Question
Replies: 28
Views: 7027
Great Britain

Tyres are like the vehicle itself, a compromise that will allow reasonable on road performance as well as off road ability. Yes I would agree that the best off road tyres are some of the worst in terms of grip on road. However if a tyre is road legal it has to meet a minimum set of requirements in t...
by ScottishPinz
Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Mayola Question
Replies: 28
Views: 7027
Great Britain

Well I've bought tyres... 235/85R16 Greenway Machos, they are a cheap retread tyre made here in the UK. They get excellent reviews on the off-road forums here and are even fairly good on road. Not got them on the truck yet as its in for body repairs. Picture of the new tyre next to the old Mayola ht...
by ScottishPinz
Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Air conditioning
Replies: 14
Views: 2942
Great Britain

The pinz had air-con as a factory option didn't it?
by ScottishPinz
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:22 am
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Custom built hardtop ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3161
Great Britain

Try and keep it on topic!!!
by ScottishPinz
Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: SOS WI DOT Cancels ALL Pinz Titles!
Replies: 214
Views: 40687
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Scooter, I would buy some time and fish for info by simply returning the letter stating that your vehicle is not a Swiss made military vehicle. Let them try to find out what it is... We know it is an Austrian built vehicle designed for both on and off-road use. The users manual has civi specs as wel...
by ScottishPinz
Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Custom built hardtop ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3161
Great Britain

http://www.c-u-v.co.uk/ here in the UK do their own hard tops for m's
No idea what they are like.
by ScottishPinz
Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Custom built hardtop ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3161
Great Britain

http://www.c-u-v.co.uk/ here in the UK do their own hard tops for m's
No idea what they are like.