So a Few years ago I did the north 1/3 of the Pan American Highway from Mexico City up to Prudohe Bay. I think next year Ill quit my job and start traveling again. The bottom 2/3 can get a little rough and I'm looking for some ideals that can make my time a little more confy. I do have land rover but Ill be selling it also and taking the VW for many reason. 1. The land rover is terrible on gas. On the Pan American highway you need to figure on spending at least $6 a gallon average on gas. 2. The VW is inconspicuous, its a little more easy to drive around a really poor area in a small VW then it is a flashy land rover and not have the locals think twice about you. 3. VW Parts are easy to get in Mexico and also Brazil, about like here. I have some friends who have driven from Alaska to Argentina in a stock 91 golf.
So Far my to do list.
1. Roof rack and cargo system.
2. Full Susp over all. Shocks, Struts, springs, Heavy duty Tie rods/ends, steering knuckles ect...
3. Skid Plates
4. 5% window tint "keeps locals in Mexico from seeing in your car. What they cant see they have a harder time steeling.
5. Duel Battery's
6.5 Gallons on board water system for drinking.
7. On Board power for lap tops, cooler.
8. New timing belt, tensioner, Locks for the doors, ignition switch ect...
9. Light duty - not sure if I will or not yet.
any and all ideals are welcomed. As Last time I was preparing a car for a expedition I was in Spain working on a Suzuki Jimini.
Any and all advice would be great.