A Mog is not for you. As soon as I hear "I need to go faster", you are missing the point of owning a Mog. As others have said, buy a Mercedes 4WD truck or a MAN 4WD truck or whatever.
And that is 1 of the 4 reasons I why I went for a 1222 AK Mercedes. The first is the speed (prolonged highway speed getting from A to B). The second is the length of available space behind a full 'cab over', the third is world wide availability of parts with a 'truck' style Merc, and lastly weight.. A nicely built body with bathroom, kitchen, storage etc seems to more often than not end up as close to the max weight permissible weight capacity of a Mog. We plan to occasionally tow a rag top SWB Land Rover behind ours too. I love Mogs and would really like to have one in my yard... But my truck and crane has already paid for itself, and the project is only just about to begin! Here's what we are aiming for......A Mog is not for you. As soon as I hear "I need to go faster", you are missing the point of owning a Mog. As others have said, buy a Mercedes 4WD truck or a MAN 4WD truck or whatever.
Yup, mine is a slightly shorter wheelbase, and the side skirts will end up approx level with the top of the rims. It'll be interesting to see where it will go. We have a Country Fire Service 'truck driver off road familiarisation' day coming up at Saunders Gorge here in SA and I'm hoping to take mine too! If I do I'll post pics!Going to need a bit more break-over angle than that if you plan on going up the Canning Simon
Our U1300l had 14.5 R20 MPT 80 which I thought were heavy at the time.16.00R20 XZLs are too big and heavy IMHO, though they'll fit on the rims. And they are rated for only 55mph.