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    Hi members just joined. After following the 4 x 4 community finally completed my first trip with my 9year old son, Joshua. We on 17 July did 3 nights Khalagadi and went on to complete The Faces of Namibia trip. We own a Hilux 4x4 ...its was wonderful

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    Default Intro jsa

    Introduction-

    Known as Koos. Based in PE. Been invited by a well traveled friend to go with to Namibia in September 2013 (NEXT MONTH)!!!

    Home town is PE. Did quite a lot of off road driving with company vehicle. BUT now is the first time with my own Ford Ranger. Is a 4X2 vehicle. So we taking the easy tour in Namibia. Cannot wait anylonger!!!

    Nice to be part of this massive forum, glad my application was accepted.

    Any advice from the experienced will be welcomed, such as crossing the border post at Napos and Ariamsvlei.

    Regards.

    Koos.

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    Jeez people... This is not the introduce yourself thread... It's the tips thread...

    New tip.. Start a new thread!!
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    Hallo aan almal.My naam is Leon Venter en ek bly in Krugersdorp en hou van 4x4 en buite lewe.Het n 4l Prado.

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    Morning Everyone I am new here don't get much time on the net. Hope to learn a lot from you guys, so far very interresting

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    Hi Guys

    My name is Shane - after purchasing my first bakkie about 3 weeks ago (2013 Nissan Navara Titanim) I have become an addict

    I am based in Kwa-Zulu Natal and have already booked my course with John from Stroney Ridge which I am cant wait for...

    My bakkie is a 4x2 unfortunately, however, for what I need it for, it should be able to do the job easily (we are going to be using it from our Mozambique trips and light off-roading) - if anyone has had mozambique experiance or feels like passing some information onto a "newbie" regarding sand and a 4x2 with rear Diff, PLEASE - I would love to hear from you, the more information, the better.

    Supa glad I found this site and caught the "That 4x4 Show" on TV recently, what would we do without you guys.

    Happy Chatting,

    Shane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hexie View Post
    Hi Guys

    My name is Shane - after purchasing my first bakkie about 3 weeks ago (2013 Nissan Navara Titanim) I have become an addict

    I am based in Kwa-Zulu Natal and have already booked my course with John from Stroney Ridge which I am cant wait for...

    My bakkie is a 4x2 unfortunately, however, for what I need it for, it should be able to do the job easily (we are going to be using it from our Mozambique trips and light off-roading) - if anyone has had mozambique experiance or feels like passing some information onto a "newbie" regarding sand and a 4x2 with rear Diff, PLEASE - I would love to hear from you, the more information, the better.

    Supa glad I found this site and caught the "That 4x4 Show" on TV recently, what would we do without you guys.

    Happy Chatting,

    Shane

    Hi Shane,welcome ,I too have a 4x2 diffy.The 4x4ers will give u great advice,just don't be offended by some comments.Enjoy.

    Craig
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    Default Suspension advice Please

    I need advice - What can I do to lift my rear suspension. I fitted Iron man shocks front and back. Iron Man springs in front.
    I did not change the leaf bladed or shackles. The Van is now standing higher in the front than back. almost at an angle. What can I do without having to spend 4k for Iron Man leaf blades or loosing an arm in the process.
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    Just put longer shackles on the back.
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    Default Greetings.

    Good day people. I am new on the forum. I have a Ford Ranger 2.5 Tdi 4x4. I live in Alberton and do a lot of traveling. I also do some 4x4ing . I love the out doors.

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    And if all else fail just ask Baby Jane how to write a proper introduction.
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    Perhaps it is time for an update to this old post of mine...

    I noticed that it has become quite common for people to have their very first posts about launching a tirade against some or other supplier. These posts almost always never have a full breakdown of the facts. Not surprisingly the mods dump them quickly. If you go to the trouble to register on this forum to register a complaint of sorts, you better make sure you have as many FACTS as possible, and show that you have truly tried to resolve the issue out of the public domain and that the forum is a very last resort. In the same vein, using the forum as a threat to suppliers without attempting the bold above will not be taken kindly. If you haven't. done expect the mods and other members to treat your post with the contempt it deserves.


    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    Here is the first iteration of the forum netiquette

    Oh, to which I might add, if you have nothing positive to contribute, perhaps contribute nothing at all.

    Forum Netiquette

    When you signed up, you agreed to the Terms of Service (TOS). These Terms of Service are there to protect members and are not just some irrelevant doodlings by the moderators and admin. History has shown that forums collapse because of the lack of a TOS. Do not challenge the TOS. You will be banned faster than you registered. These are not cast in stone however, and will be amended from time to time.

    Who are you?


    • Introduce yourself, and let us know who you are and what makes you tick.
    • Spend some time browsing and get to know what makes the forum tick.
    • Be positive, be relaxed, and most of all retain a sense of humour (but remember something that is humorous to you might not be to someone else).
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    • Get involved in forum outings and get-togethers. There's usually something happening in your area within a month or so of joining.


    This forum is generally language agnostic, being dominated by English and Afrikaans, and we must recognise that some people are not comfortable posting in their second language. Try however, to post in English when posts are of a detailed technical nature, or may be of significant value to foreign tourists.

    There is a forum help section. This is where you post your questions, suggestions etc about the forum itself. There are a couple of "How To's" there.

    When making a post, consider whether it is in the right place. All the forums have clear titles and purposes. If in doubt, post it in The Pub and explain you don't know where it must go. A mod will gladly then move it to the right place. However repeat offenders cause a sense of humour failure in the mods. Do not make the same post in multiple sections. This is know as "crossposting" and is not only considered spam, but also dilutes the usefulness of your post, as answers may be spread across the posts. Crossposts WILL be deleted.

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    It is not considered good manners to join immediately for the sole purpose of selling something. At least introduce yourself.

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    Consider that the moderators are human, and don't have all-seeing eyes. They make mistakes. They are also holding down jobs and have families, so can't always respond to various things immediately. Their time is freely given to the forum to help run it. Acknowledge this commitment.

    The things new members do which generally annoy forum members include:

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    The forum is like most things in life - what you put in is what you get out. We trust you enjoy your visits here.
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    Hi All, My name is Herman and I am new here. I love all things outdoor and I used to work on a game farm as head Game Ranger (self taught). About a year ago i moved back to the Cape, got Married and we have a 6 month old son now. What got me very interested in joining the community was friends of ours that are members of a 4x4 club aimed at families. So we joined the club, even though we don't own a 4x4 yet, but I am looking at some fortuners at the moment. Have you guys got any advise what to look for etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanatic View Post
    TIP: when you join the 4x4 Community Forum and you list 'lowering your vehicle for street drag racing' as one of your interests...you might be in the wrong place.

    Here we wanna go up...not down.

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    Default Introducing myself!

    Hi All

    Im a bit new to forums, so please excuse any mistakes. Rookie errors!

    My name is Waldo Peter Staude. Im 21 years old. I live in Durban, but study a Bsc. Agriculture degree at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein.

    I drive a 2011 VW Amarok, BiTdi 4motion. ( Which my dad bought by the way).

    Its kitted out with an ARB bullbar, Tmax winch, Outback aluminium canopy, OME suspension and Outback roof rack. Also fitted with rock sliders and VPS.

    I enjoy over-landing more than I do hardcore obstacles. Im interested in military history and politics. I collect Southern African military uniforms!

    Nice to meet you!

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    Default Hello from Germany

    Hey guys,

    and the next forum-newbie First off, many thanks for the important information you have gathered here. I don't know how our trips through SA, Namibia and Botswana would have ended without this forum.

    I'm Manu from Stuttgart, Germany (luckily you cannot here my ridiculous german accent here in the forum). I have a Audi A3 but always try to use public transport. As you can imagine, my 4x4-skills aren't that well developed.. After I'd been living 9 month in Cape Town in 2008 (internship), I came again and again to Southern Africa - and already did round about 30.000 km as a self-driver. In Feb 2014 I will have the great pleasure to be in Botswana again; driving through the Okavango Delta (Mohembo, Seronga, Chobe and back to Maun), the Kgalagadi and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

    Btw: It's not the first time for me to be in the rainy season in the Okavango Delta. When I still was young (3 years ago or so ) and a total greenhorn we entered the Moremi Game Reserve. The guys at the gate told us, that it won't be a prob to drive to Xakanaxa with a Toyota Hilux (ex works). It was. I myself had the great pleasure to be the driver. Europeans - in these days you would have called me "stupid tourist" - used to drive on "German Autobahns" on the harsh roads of Moremi. The first 20 waterholes were great - and I really had fun driving this 2 ton-4x4. I felt like I was the best driver on the planet Than we got stuck. To make a long story short: at this day we had spent round about 3 1/2 h in water - only to get our car out. To be fair - we didn't get stuck only once. The second time was 200 meters away from the abolution block of the camp. But still to far to walk there. It was already night. To much water between us and the "safe house" and the lions - blocking the way - didn't seem to look for new friends. This was the day when I felt in love with the Okavango Delta

    When I can find a bit spare time again, I may have to ask a few questions about our trip (espescially the part from Seronga to Linyianti) and about the Landcruiser we rented. If I can find all the information I need, I will let you know in March how the tracks have been. Any questions?

    So long - cheers from Stuttgart
    Manu
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    Hi Manu, welcome to the Forum. Enjoy your trip in Feb and post a few pics. I am sure that many Forum members will be able to give advice etc should you need any.


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    Hi guys and gals

    My wife, Sheana, and I, Angus (the Rodgers), are new to this forum and new to the 4x4 game.

    We have recently discovered, after buying our 1st 4x4, a Ssangyong Korando 2.9TDI EL, we both found we need people to talk to about our little ups and downs who actually have experience. So thanks to everyone for putting this all together. We actually used this forum a lot for research on what to look at and what not to look at with our small budget for an off road vehicle, and it came in very handy...hence we would like to introduce ourselves.

    I am a paint contractor/consultant/designer, I specialise in paint techniques. Love my out doors and fishing and like to keep myself busy with restoration of wooden furniture. We are both based in Polokwane Limpopo.
    My wife has recently started her own small business in admin. Doing anything there is in admin including spread sheets, data capturing and recently filled a temp in a remedial teaching position and has decided to study education as well. She is a natural bush baby and when I took her fly fishing for the first time she didn't want to do any other fishing (even though she hadn't tried anything else). Non the less I am the luckiest bloke this side of the sun with the best catch ever.

    We were keen on owning a 4x4 not to climb the steepest hill in the area, but so we can go to the places we couldn't before, see and do things we were unable to. But wow it's addictive to push the limits with these vehicles and really have fun. We are both loving it, and loving the fact it's something we can do together.

    We are both not mechanically clued up, specially since it's the first diesel I have owned. I will not be surprised if there is a lot that goes wrong in this first year of pushing the boundaries a little and considering the price bracket we bought the vehicle in as well as the age. When we are home it is my wife's vehicle to run around in so what ever happens she has to be fixed. So bare with us for the odd stupid questions and and try make us laugh when we have to fork out cash we can't afford for repairs.

    We both look forward to good chats and dirty driving with all you guys ad gals out there.

    Kind regards
    The Rodgers.
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    Welcome the Rodgers


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    Welcome,what a fantastic introductions . Remember no question is silly, what I considered as silly was in fact vital to help solve problems on my vehicle and through gained knowledge I have passed this onto others who have had similar problems. Browse around,add in , get to know. Look under the 4x4 Pub section and look up Gariep National GTG 2014, come along and meet other members there. Regards Craig
    Isuzu STD 2.5d 2x4 rear diffy lock
    2x spotlight,2x fog lights
    215/80/R15c tyres
    1 x great humourous driver
    GPS,Bluetooth
    Eagle eye dash cam --stolen ..bought another one
    snorkel soon
    Craig
    I DON'T LIVE IN AFRICA,AFRICA LIVES IN ME- Kyle my son

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