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    Gutted!! Spinal Surgery Means My Vx Is Up For Sale

    BAD NEWS!!

    I have been informed I must have spinal fusion surgery in the next few months so no more 4x4 fun for me
    It is highly likely I will not be allowed to drive manuals so my beloved Triumph Spitfire is up for sale also.

    The VX is well known I am sure, it was Alterastro's!



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    So sorry to hear of your medical issues & the need to sell. Best of luck with both.

    You have my 2 favorite rides of all time so I feel your pain.


    Put a smiley after you say that Bub.

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    Sorry to hear this,Good Luck!!
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    Sorry about your problem, Kissmyaura!
    Actually this got me thinking... the second VX that I bought from Rick (Rickster) in Texas also had to sell because of the back problems... I know of at least 3 VX owers (myself included) in Russia who suffer from the same... I also know Luna-X on this forum sold his awesome VX because of the same... VehiCROSS in definitely a rough ride
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    I feel your pain, too - in a different way than Tom! I'm getting by on steroid shots so I can function during the day and oxycodone at night so I can sleep (Ha! Now you know why my posts are so wacky!) but the neurologist says surgery is imminent so who knows - could be yet another back-related VX for sale. I wonder if it's more than just the stiff ride though. Maybe there's something about the seat that exacerbates lower back pain. My other rides are a 3/4 ton truck with bricks for springs and an MG with all of about 2" of suspension travel - and neither one of them bother my back as much as the VX.

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    Sorry to hear mate,

    so no more 4 wheeling,

    still be a nice bit of kit to go to the pub in

    better the a robin reliant
    Greetings, Earthling. We come in peace... Never mind "Paris to Dakar", the VehiCROSS looks ready for the Martian desert.

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    Wink Thanks!!!

    Thanks for kind words, I have a L3,L4 Prolapsed discs, with L2 Desiccated.
    So that means I have to have 3,4 fused and L2 cleaned up a bit. Basically means no more bouncy rides or manual cars for me!

    I teach Scuba, do a bit of caving and played drums since I was around 12 (42 now) but its alleged that because I am 6'2 and drive a desk for a living thats whats caused it!

    Anyway enjoying the sun today and have been to the woods in her, tarmac and gravel all the way.
    Because she is so high its a joy to get in and out of if you have a dodgy back.

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    Sorry to Hear about your back. I am 42 and have had the rods in my back for 3+ years. It was good until the last two weeks. I think L3 is going out. I do miss the smooth ride of my Rangie. Since I am now suffering again I am considering selling my VX also. But I drive dump trucks including a semi every day so the VX is pretty smooth compared to some of them.

    Hope all goes good for you.


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    Sorry to hear of your problem back.
    I've had serious back trouble since my 20's when I worked in forestry. Now I can't climb, ski or canoe any more but my vcross is the only car I can drive in comfort in spite of the stiff suspension! Are you really sure you want to get rid of your vcross?? I did reject the spinal fusion option though because the success rate was poor when it was offered, but others have found it works well.
    Good luck mate.
    Mike

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    So very sorry to hear about your painful situation. Here's to hoping you recover quickly. Have you posted your Spitfire anywhere?
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    Hi Guys
    I picked up this VX off ebay, and went for a little drive to Africa, and it was fantastic, it will be on the Intercontinental Rally to Dakar in Jan 14, again thanks for a super car

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    Just a side note...
    All these bad backs and people saling because of back issues...
    Have any of you thought of changing the seats for a set of suspension seats? Just a thought...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdascooby View Post
    Hi Guys
    I picked up this VX off ebay, and went for a little drive to Africa, and it was fantastic, it will be on the Intercontinental Rally to Dakar in Jan 14, again thanks for a super car
    I like those lights on the roof, what are they? Anybody know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleBeast View Post
    I like those lights on the roof, what are they? Anybody know?

    Similar...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLUE-LENS-RO...115cd0&vxp=mtr

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    In 1976 I bought a Reccaro seat and it has been in about 15 different vehicles since then. It looks like the seat in the VX. I have always used that seat to help my back. Whenever I sold a vehicle, everyone would always comment on how little wear there was on the drivers seat. As far as the VX causing back problems, I don't think so. If someone has back problems the VX is not going to help them.

    Mike

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