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    Quote Originally Posted by sweeper View Post
    Those swb prados are nice, but traction is terrible offroad when it gets twisty and wet. Dad had one. It was always a wait for him in the isuzu while he struggled. Why they never had a rear locker is beyond me. Lwb had..
    Jip. They have great traction and great articulation but if a wheel lifts it struggles.

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    Nice photos!
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    Marius, up to what level do you use that front screw in eye. Only tow/light recovery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel 4x4 View Post
    Nice photos!
    Thanks. Shalene took them. She is getting good with the Canon these days.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rudi.Oost View Post
    Marius, up to what level do you use that front screw in eye. Only tow/light recovery?
    I use it for pulling only. I don't do heavy mud where a belly stuck is possible.

    I don't use the car for serious offroad stuff. When the local groups go on the hectic routes, I stay at home because I don't have rock sliders (engine and gearbox is protected) or proper recovery points.

    If I really get stuck to a point that a snatch is needed I will attach it to the subframe with a bridal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Thanks. Shalene took them. She is getting good with the Canon these days.



    I use it for pulling only. I don't do heavy mud where a belly stuck is possible.

    I don't use the car for serious offroad stuff. When the local groups go on the hectic routes, I stay at home because I don't have rock sliders (engine and gearbox is protected) or proper recovery points.

    If I really get stuck to a point that a snatch is needed I will attach it to the subframe with a bridal.
    Thanks, I was thinking of also using it just for towing out of sand and not snatch recoveries. If I post a photo of my eye-ring size can you advise if it is the same size as yours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudi.Oost View Post
    Thanks, I was thinking of also using it just for towing out of sand and not snatch recoveries. If I post a photo of my eye-ring size can you advise if it is the same size as yours?
    I'm sure it's the same. It fits in the boot's recess. Many VW/Audis use the same eye.

    It's a quality product but I would never do anymore than a very slow pull recovery on it.

    The design is clever though. It's thinner at the point where the rope will pull so it will fail by splitting open instead of coming loose. BUT....I wouldn't chance it.

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    Nice pics Marius
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4 Bedinges View Post
    Nice pics Marius
    Thanks.

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    Dad donated the dual battery parts off the pajero so I started the install on the dual battery system with RedArc SBI12 controller.

    I did clean up the chips and dirt with the seat up
    Don't mind the yellow battery. It was overspray from painting the bulldozer the other day.















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    The start button is a switch that manually overrides it to connect both batteries to assist with a jump start should the main (under seat) battery be flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Dad donated the dual battery parts off the pajero so I started the install on the dual battery system with RedArc SBI12 controller.

    I did clean up the chips and dirt with the seat up
    Don't mind the yellow battery. It was overspray from painting the bulldozer the other day.















    Hi marius. Where is the controller/solenoid? Or am I being a bit Dof? I see you attached to the one green cable to a type of busbar with a place to attach a fuse?
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    Yes. I put fuses in last to avoid working with live cables.

    The solenoid is in the battery tray. You can see it in the second and third pictures.

    The busbar is standard on the touareg. Its the distribution board under the front left seat next to the battery.

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    Running cables under a Touareg is easier said than done......

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Running cables under a Touareg is easier said than done......
    Why do you not run them inside?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kortgat View Post
    Why do you not run them inside?
    That's what I was wondering too, because isn't there a channel already for the cables seeing at the V10 has dual batteries as standard?

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    Removing carpet and trim is not my favourite thing to do. Things always get broken and they never go back together as intended. On top of that a short outside has less chance of burning down the car should the fuses fail to pop.

    I have put fuses at both sides of the live cable. Ie. at the main and auxiliary battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Removing carpet and trim is not my favourite thing to do. Things always get broken and they never go back together as intended. On top of that a short outside has less chance of burning down the car should the fuses fail to pop.

    I have put fuses at both sides of the live cable. Ie. at the main and auxiliary battery.
    With fuses both sides, don't see much that can go wrong to the degree that a fire develops. I need to do a similar thing to what you are doing quite soon.

    What are you going to do regarding a spare wheel, with the battery now in that space? As far as I recall you don't have the rear mounted one.
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    The battery fits underneath the space saver. Hence why I used the clamp type battery fasteners and not the one that goes over the battery.

    I am on the lookout for a rim to fit my extra full size tyre onto that will go on the roofrack if I go far from help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    The battery fits underneath the space saver. Hence why I used the clamp type battery fasteners and not the one that goes over the battery. I am on the lookout for a rim to fit my extra full size tyre onto that will go on the roofrack if I go far from help.
    Great, thought you would loose the spare. I have two spare 17" rims I don't really use, but unfortunately as you know we have different PCD's.
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    I have insulated cables is my spare wheel hole which leads me to believe that the previous owner had a dual battery system in place there, there is also a insulated cable in the emergency triangle compartment which has a thick red cable with a thin yellow cable.

    is there any other reason there would be cables in these locations ?
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