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    Re: Suitable SUV for towing and loading

    Prado engine tech is pretty old by modern standards.
  2. Thread: What trailer

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    Re: What trailer

    Budget?
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    Re: Clarens to Underberg via Lesotho

    Not much time for sight seeing....
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    Re: New 10 speed Ranger gearbox

    I'd take any 'friends of friends' stories with the pinch of coke they probably deserve!
  5. Re: Advice on buying 2016 Hilux 2.4 GD - 3 x options - different mileage/cost

    What are you getting in its place?
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    Re: Buying land in Mozambique

    I doubt it, tread carefully!!
  7. Re: Advice on buying 2016 Hilux 2.4 GD - 3 x options - different mileage/cost

    What problems?? Dust, sqweeks or the motor grenaded?? I have never heard of a single 2.4 or 2.8 that has had a major 'leave me on the side of the road issue' and I know a fair amount of guys with...
  8. Re: Advice on buying 2016 Hilux 2.4 GD - 3 x options - different mileage/cost

    I would happily spend the 20k more on the lowest mileage one, that said I think those motors are proving to be very reliable...........tough decision without seeing the vehicle though!
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    Re: Goodyear Wrangler Adventure no Kevlar?

    I got mine this year, very good tyre but the Kevlar sidewall is bs unfortunately.
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    Re: Braai-ing chicken

    Done chicken all sorts of ways - beer bird with a can of lemonade is great on a Weber, Ziplock with your own marinade overnight and started in the bag for 20mins and finished out on a normal braai is...
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    Re: Tiny Teardrop Camper Design & Build

    I have a Jetstream and a friend I have has been toying with the idea of building a teardrop - sticking to the basic dimensions of the Jetstream but with a different build process, the modern...
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    Re: Traction control comparison

    I thought as much, whats interesting is that the Raptors engineers seem to have concentrated on it high speed ability and left the same old TC system from the Ranger in?? that thing is battling, even...
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    Traction control comparison

    Interesting comparison between Hilux and Ranger Raptor.
    https://youtu.be/TMAFFrMGcw8

    And Hilux, Navara and Dmax
    https://youtu.be/seBcZAEQhrI
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    Re: Tiny Teardrop Camper Design & Build

    I would rather look at composite board/Coosa, its lighter, stronger, waterproof etc...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Piston Slap on the 3.2

    You are probably doing more damage than good by idling for 20 mins, 1-2 mins at most then drive off slowly.
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Piston Slap on the 3.2

    Spot on!
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Piston Slap on the 3.2

    You mean the driving style that comes with a Raptor grill?:)
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    Re: Fuel Consumption - Hilux 2.8 Auto

    Who is to say that you won't get the same or even better with a GD6? Last year I went from Durban to Botswana in a friends Fortuner - four up, fully loaded with a Thule roof pod and he got 11kms/l -...
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    Re: Weber Q gas braai

    Had my eye on Q2200 for a while and finally got one (thanks ebucks) it was R4800 at the new Durban Tafelberg (KZN's first):)
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    Re: Hilux Legend 50 - With Pics

    Crikey, a new FJ is looking even more attractive now!!
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    Re: Fuel Consumption - Hilux 2.8 Auto

    I posted this after a trip up to Jozini in 2016 - this was with the auto.
    TOW REPORT: Did just over 700kms over the long weekend, trailer was around 1.6 with all the fuel and extras, five adults...
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    Re: Fuel Consumption - Hilux 2.8 Auto

    We achieved a pretty constant 8.3l/100kms but this was with a manual, this was on a trip to Pongola, 4 up with kit, standard tyres no canopy and normal speeds with the cc mostly set at 130(speedo) If...
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    Re: Fortuner Fuelling problems

    He will share......at a fee.
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    Re: Hilux Legend 50 - With Pics

    Agree, and as I mentioned earlier in this thread, the radio just looks stoopid!
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    Re: Hilux Legend 50 - With Pics

    I will believe this when I see it, the Raptor Ranger has a totally different tuned suspension that is THE defining element of that superb vehicle.......the suspension alone is R60k+ of the cost of...
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    As I said - stickers and stitching....oh...

    As I said - stickers and stitching....oh wait....."the lights stay on for a predetermined time after you switch the engine off" https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/images/smilies/angry.gif
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    Re: Hilux Legend 50 - With Pics

    Typical Toyota, all stickers and stitching...........they could at least throw in a Bilstein shock or two!!
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    Fortuner Re: Fortuner 4.00 V6 4x4 no longer made

    Not really, the Hilux 4l is the single vvti which is pretty old, the one the 3.5 replaced in the Tacoma is the dual vvti (same as in the FJ/Prado) apart from the obvious its a different machine that...
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    Re: Hilux Jack Handle Recall

    Or coolant:)
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    Re: Reliable overland Toyota for about R300k

    Great choice, congrats!!
  31. Re: To map or not to map Fortuner GD-6 4x4 is the question???

    Agree, personally I would never do it (I found my D4D perfect for my use) but I also have a mate that has done it to a Hilux and Fortuner D4D and now his current GD6, he tows a 1900kg boat to...
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    Re: Which smart battery charger

    Cool thanks, I will wait until its a bit more buggered.
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    Re: Which smart battery charger

    Thanks I have a P008 so may just give it a try nothing to lose, what does it actually do?
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    Re: Which smart battery charger

    Question for the fundis: does the 'recovery mode'(whatever its called) work on the psa008?? My three year old boat batteries seem to be conking(the last ones only lasted three years) and it might be...
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    Defender Re: So my 2.2 puma turbo is blown, what next !

    Agree on modern oils but that can't be all - IMO the modern motors must have more advanced turbo cooling??
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