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help road trip

Post by tommyt » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:11 am

hello i have a suzuki sj 410 which has been lifted and it currently my only car i want to know would it be to much of a risk to drive her up to Birmingham to see my gf?? my little car had a full engine gearbox rebuild recently i live in suffolk

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Post by Jordi » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:06 am

If its in good condition, well maintained and any modifications have been done to a good standard it'll be fine.

I've ran down to bedford and northampton in mine a few times. Some of the other lads have done a few trips of a few hundred miles too.

It's a huge annoyance of mine when people daren't drive a SJ any where as they deem it "too unreliable". Most of use use ours for greenlaning and venture off into the countryside miles from anywhere and certainly unreachable by the AA.

If it is in good working order and well maintained it will be fine.
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Re: help road trip

Post by ScottieJ » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:12 am

It'll be fine.

If you are worried about driving it that far you could always get your gf to move to Suffolk :lol:
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Re: help road trip

Post by dan_2k_uk » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:19 am

Yeah I never understand when people say this. Theres very little difference between driving a few hundred miles spread over a week commuting or doing it a at once.

Arguably things are more likely to fail when cold or having sat so a good run with everything warm and free is better.
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Re: help road trip

Post by tommyt » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:08 pm

thankyou all, ill make the trip will be funny to see people faces seeing the old girl around the place xD

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Post by ROBBIE » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:03 pm

We did, Dorset to Kent then up to chesterfield then back to Dorset, over a 5 day period in my old 413
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Post by SlimGrim » Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:01 pm

If it makes you feel any better about it I've driven my 413 samurai from norfolk (where I live) to Scotland and to Buxton multiple times for camping trips with my gf and a boot full of shit & apart from get shit mpg she's fine haha, just do it bud
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Re: help road trip

Post by twiss » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:03 am

At one point I was driving mine from Brighton to Bournemouth and back once a week (about 100 miles), fine as long as you keep on top of maintenance.
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Post by andyrew » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:22 am

Think the most miles in one day in mine was a shade over 500miles, half of that with two engines in the back and a detour on the way home to Pop by scotties workshop, to pick up more bits.
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Re: help road trip

Post by Anton » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:51 am

Twiss - you drive yours across Europe and its a piddling 100 miles that you bring up???
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