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Chadlyb

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Heard about Overland Bound at this years Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, AZ and wanted to join the community.

2003 Lexus GX470
Located in Fresno, CA
Novice in Overlanding / Intermediate in off-roading

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Hello and welcome to the OB crew...great looking Toy and look forward to seeing your build and your adventures. Great pic btw...
 
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Fresno, CA
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Andrey
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Kitsen
Hello and welcome to the OB crew...great looking Toy and look forward to seeing your build and your adventures. Great pic btw...
I'm a rock crawler at heart, but I do love taking longer trips across the state and country.

Gonna be building a storage and sleeping platform soon.
 
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Kent R

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Heard about Overland Bound at this years Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, AZ and wanted to join the community.

2003 Lexus GX470
Located in Fresno, CA
Novice in Overlanding / Intermediate in off-roading

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Welcome to Overland Bound!

Check the forum calendar and Meet-Up page for events, and the Trip Planing page for trips being planed by members.
Overland Bound Meetups

There is a meet-up that is restating in Fresno soon, you should be receiving a notification on the forum for the date and time.

You are in the West Region, local information can also be found in the “Overland Bound by Region”
OVERLAND BOUND COMMUNITY

Your Regional Director is @Narbob . The Regional Director will be able to get you in touch with a local Member Representative.
 

leeloo

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Contributor I

60
Belgium
First Name
Mihai
Last Name
Doros
Welcome,
I have the same vehicle, but the 3.0 diesel version and I love it. In Europe is called Landcruiser Prado. Very capable for what it is. :)
 
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Contributor I

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Fresno, CA
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Andrey
Last Name
Kitsen
Welcome,
I have the same vehicle, but the 3.0 diesel version and I love it. In Europe is called Landcruiser Prado. Very capable for what it is. :)
Do you just like to go around and make all of us Americans jealous with your badass diesel !?!

Everyone in the US is jealous that the rest of the world gets the torquey badass diesels....
 
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leeloo

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60
Belgium
First Name
Mihai
Last Name
Doros
Well you have the nice V8 sound.
Most 4x4 in europe are diesel, and I drove a lot of them, but this 3.0 seems to be setup specifically for off road, it is hard to explain the ease of control you have in difficult terrain where you have to crawl...you have to drive one. Otherwise is not impressive on paper at all or just 0-60 mph performance. It is the main reason I bought this particular model.
Right now the only engine that I wish I had would be the 4.5 V8 twin turbo diesel the aussies get .. never sold in Europe :( ... That one has both the torque and the sound as well :)
 
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Contributor I

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Fresno, CA
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Andrey
Last Name
Kitsen
Well you have the nice V8 sound.
Most 4x4 in europe are diesel, and I drove a lot of them, but this 3.0 seems to be setup specifically for off road, it is hard to explain the ease of control you have in difficult terrain where you have to crawl...you have to drive one. Otherwise is not impressive on paper at all or just 0-60 mph performance. It is the main reason I bought this particular model.
Right now the only engine that I wish I had would be the 4.5 V8 twin turbo diesel the aussies get .. never sold in Europe :( ... That one has both the torque and the sound as well :)
Yeah, i watch tons of offroaders on youtube from Australia, and the finesse they get from those diesel engines.

Especially when regeared properly, its a crawling king.

I can only imagine how that 4.5 V8 twin turbo diesel runs.