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Postby jeepnut » Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:39 pm

Jeep Hurricane - Dream Cars
Get out and explore with this vehicle! With all-wheel steering it can turn on the spot.
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Postby jeepnut » Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:51 pm

6 new Jeep concepts
These models might be a little more obtainable!
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Postby jeepnut » Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:07 am

Offroad TURBO Tractor :4x4:
I'm slightly surprised that some sort of Jeep/Tractor hybrid hasn't been created. Seem like you'd have all the clearance you could wish for!
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Postby sandman » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:22 am

Kia Soul goes for a hike with Trail’ster concept :roll2:
Unless they get serious with some real tires, this thing is next to worthless offroad!
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Postby whiskeypete » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:32 am

When car manufacturers design cars like the Kia Trail'ster, it's hard to tell who they think would want their car. That thing wouldn't be worth much out here. Those tiny tires are a joke! If only they'd make a consumer version of the offroad TURBO tractor. Now that's an offroad vehicle that will get you places!!!
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Postby drdesert » Sun May 17, 2015 6:48 am

Mud Test for the Best S.U.V. | Driven: Car Reviews | The New York Times :4x4:
Not necessarily the kind of thing you'd take on the roughest roads in the Death Valley area, but they'll get you to most of the popular destinations.
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Postby deathvalleyjake » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:41 am

Commute to work on a one-wheeled scooter
Could this be scaled up to a full-sized vehicle? A design based on this concept might be interesting to experiment with anyways.
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Postby mrfish » Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:58 am

deathvalleyjake: That might work for a small off-road vehicle. The distribution of the payload is a little odd, but I could see how that design might get you over a lot of obstacles that can't be negotiated with a normal vehicle with four wheels. There might be some tricky design issues that would need to be tackled, but it would be interesting to experiment with scaling it up.
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Postby sandman » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:52 am

Land Rover Heritage Driving Experiences: Drive A Classic Off-Road Vehicle
Despite the dramatic music, it's not all that impressive. I'll take a raised Wrangler any day!
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Postby drdesert » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:08 pm

Company awarded $6.75 billion to replace humvee
There probably won't be a civilian version of this one, but maybe some design ideas will be adopted in civilian off-road vehicles.
The U.S. Army has awarded Oshkosh Defense a massive contract to replace the Humvee with its Join Light Tactical Vehicle.

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