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Turborg
12-12-2004, 01:28 AM
I need a four wheel drive for very limited use. Would love to have this one setting in my yard.

http://www.intlrepo-depo.com/SuggaLeftFront.jpg

Fixed it so the pic works.... ;-)

koenvbr
12-12-2004, 07:59 AM
A friend of mine has one still in original condition, if you like I can take some pics of it in two weeks.

Turborg
12-12-2004, 08:37 AM
I have internet access to many pics, but I would like to hear an owners' opinion of the vehicle on drivability, reliability, etc. thanks

Slonik
12-12-2004, 03:38 PM
I like this one too:

http://slonik.w3bbix.net/images/ubervolvo.jpg

pwschuh
12-12-2004, 04:08 PM
Sugga's are very cool. If you are serious, try to find one with the V-8. They are harder to come by, but worth it in my opinion. They are fine for limited use and are of course excellent off road with the high ground clearance and lockers in both axles. But you would not really want to commute in one or go long distances. Also you would need to be pretty self-sufficient mechanically if you had one in the US since parts are non-existant over here.

I had negotiated to buy a V-8 Sugga about 10 years ago until I realized it would not fit in my garage :(

koenvbr
12-12-2004, 06:09 PM
I have internet access to many pics, but I would like to hear an owners' opinion of the vehicle on drivability, reliability, etc. thanks

He told me that it consumes fuel like hell, the engine is very reliable and still can make it up to 120km/h on the highway. Taking corners is hard cause u can't see very clearly were the front fenders stop. He almost had bought a half tank, I ask those pictures also if I see him again.

samyboy
12-12-2004, 07:05 PM
simply beautiful,

im still wanting a tractor some day

Turborg
12-12-2004, 11:12 PM
I need a vehicle to pull my boat around locally, and a vehicle I can drive up into the mountains when it snows too much for my 242. This only happens maybe three to five times a year. I used to have FJ-45 Landcruisers with Chevy V-8s in Colorado and I loved them. They probably are a more practical vehicle, although not by much. I am not concerned about fuel consumption or handling as this is not what I need the vehicle for. I'm sure it would be possible to use a modern drive train and retain those locking diffs and have a really fun vehicle. Thanks for the input!

PWRPUFF
12-13-2004, 12:56 AM
The C303 is perhaps a bit more practical. Fully synchro gear box, more space interior space, and at least the engine parts (B30) can be had in the US. Not to mention the vehicle itself too ... see http://www.real4x4.com/index.shtml

Per the specs, 45 degree entry/departure angles, and 80% hill climb. Just don't try and put it in a garage ... it's 7-1/2' tall.

-- Kane

Dr. Volvo
12-15-2004, 11:45 PM
VOLVO TP21 (http://user.tninet.se/~juq669m/)

I found this likn it's in sweedish but lots of pictures even copy of the original instruction manual in sweedish :-(

Zeeall
12-15-2004, 11:48 PM
VOLVO TP21 (http://user.tninet.se/~juq669m/)

I found this likn it's in sweedish but lots of pictures even copy of the original instruction manual in sweedish :-(

click on "bildgalleri" to see the pictures

kyle242gt
12-16-2004, 03:40 PM
How are the wheels hooked to the axles? Looks like the axis of the axle is quite a ways above the wheel's, yes?
http://www.real4x4.com/Volvo/Real4x4C303.jpg

JohnMc
12-16-2004, 03:48 PM
Oh hell yeah! I keep thinking about getting one and putting a modern turbo diesel V8 drivetrain in it. I keep telling my Dad to take care of his 2001 F350 (Turbodiesel, 6 speed manual, 4X4) because I'll want it as a donor vehicle some day.

PS - the wheels are dropped down from the axles by little gear boxes at the hubs. VW Busses do a similar thing, at least some of them do - those transaxles are used for dune buggies often because of the extra clearance.

pwschuh
12-16-2004, 04:10 PM
On the 303, correct. The 303 uses portal axles. These axles come in up higher at the back of the wheel. At each end of the axle there is another gearbox that reduces the gearing again and transers the power down to the center of the wheel. Look up portal axle on Google and you'll find pictures.

The Sugga just had regular (but heavy duty) axles.

I have a copy of that owners manual that was sent to me from Sweden when I was negotiating to buy a Sugga. I actually bought a Swedish-English dictionary to try to start translating it.