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    Re: Repurposing The Dome

    I would watch these guys anywhere...



    The venue didn't match the performance... they have tried a lot to get the acoustics better, but it just wasn't designed for sound.



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    Re: Repurposing The Dome

    The acoustics in "The Dome" are, and always have been, terrible.

    No loss for that kind of entertainment.
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    Sticky: Re: Towing Regulations

    It's the regulations in South Africa that are the problem, not the concept.

    Our code restricts the tow vehicle GVM to 3500 Kg but more restrictive is the limitation regarding the tow vehicle TARE....
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    Sticky: Re: Towing Regulations

    How does it affect the towing regulations?
  5. Re: Estate agent who's first words won't be sole mandate, PTA east.

    It's not so much the "valuation" you want from the agent, as you mentioned, you can just as easily get that from the internet...

    What you are really looking for is the agents insight into the...
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    Re: Questionable engine designs

    That is the question here... what weight does the opinion of the guy doing the dismantling hold?



    Not at all conclusive, but a cursory search for "ford 3.5l ecoboost engine problems" does not...
  7. Re: Looking for a good Telkom mobile store in Pretoria

    Telkom staff do what they want, when they want, how they want. If your service is operational it doesn't matter, and the price is a good deal.

    It's when things don't work that the money 'saved'...
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    Re: 5th wheel caravans,

    To put some perspective on the trailers... here is an interesting American article about "small" 5th wheel trailers.

    There is one on the list that would work for us I think... the last one on the...
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    Re: 5th wheel caravans,

    Here is the definitive answer.



    Until someone gets that brake system homologated, there is not much point discussing the merits to a traditional US 5th wheel travel trailer in South Africa.
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  10. Re: Gauteng East Rand Monthly G2G Thursday 3 June 2021

    I'm in...
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    Re: 5th wheel caravans,

    There is an additional stipulation on the EB licence. The GVM of the "braked" trailer must be less than the TARE of the tow vehicle, irrespective of the there being a load or empty.

    Irrelevant...
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    Re: 5th wheel caravans,

    We don't have the regulations to support the bigger "caravans" in South Africa. Even the big luxury off road Australian style caravans don't make it here because you need a special tow vehicle[1] or...
  13. Re: Winter Brekkie Trip!!! Camping and gravel travel weekend. - 11 to 13 June

    I'm in... email sent to Fanie
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    Re: Lens for Nikon D40 for wildlife photography

    Here is a very simple starting point... an extreme oversimplification, but you have to start somewhere...

    Take the sliders, one at a time, all the way to the extreme ends, past where you can even...
  15. Re: Gauteng East Rand Monthly G2G Braai Thursday 6 May 2021

    See you guys Thursday.
  16. Thread: Canon 5D lens?

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    Re: Canon 5D lens?

    Just throwing this out there... the Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM is a kit lens that came with 40D and 50Ds back in the day.

    It is an extremely good kit lens all round, good IQ, low weight,...
  17. Re: May 2021 Traction Challenge V.2 Brekkie Run with a Twist.

    I'll bring the Mazda... old school transmission and no electronics to speak of... more importantly, the cooler box will be in the back.
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    Re: Lithium 12Ah on a gate motor

    What needs to change on the gate or alarm control circuits that would normally charge the lead acid battery?

    It's not just plug and play, or is it?
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    To know that, you had to be at the event... watching all the guys getting up the hill.

    I think there is just as much pride (obviously well hidden) in those that took their TC toys up the mountain,...
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    Re: Basecamp/Google Earth "Training"

    Danie, if it's not too late, can you add me to the session.
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    This...

    ... and that is a completely different animal.

    The organisers had it spot on for this event.
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Mazda BT50 3.0L is stock with well used 245/70 R16 Continental WORLDCONTACT AT tyres.
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Thanks to all the organisers and attendees... it was a magic day out.

    It will be interesting to see what comes out in the numbers, but just subjectively, one could get the picture as the day...
  24. Re: Gauteng East Rand Monthly G2G Braai Thursday 04 March 2021

    I don't need any "extra" incentives.
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Can you add me to the list... I'll be in a Mazda with two levers... the ones before the turney knobs arrived...
  26. Gauteng East Rand Monthly G2G Braai Thursday 04 March 2021

    Johan Maree has kindly offered us the use of his stoep again, which can cater for 40 odd people.... He has a 1200mm braai and also a gas braai. There is also enough parking space....

    Everyone is...
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    Re: Difflock vs Traction control

    As the owner of a Mazda BT50 3.0L 4x4 with rear DL[5] and IFS[1] with FDL[2], and no TC[3], I don't think I will be able add anything to the "old school" or "new tech" groups...


    However, I...
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    Re: Difflock vs Traction control

    It definitely is... and those of the other high end SUV manufacturers... TC systems are built on AI principles[1] and for the most part are more capable than humans... these vehicles showcase the...
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    Re: Difflock vs Traction control

    Just thinking aloud here...

    We tested a VW Touareg in an axle twister on a very well manicured fine lawn... the control is so precise that there was no damage to the lawn at all, only the...
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    Re: Difflock vs Traction control

    This...
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    Re: Difflock vs Traction control

    Reminds me of the discovery back in the day, when the guys figured that a luxury/overpriced SUV with traction control, and no short gear stick in the middle, could outperform the rough and tough...
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    Re: Engine conversions??

    @grips... 100%

    It is integrating the electronics in the newer vehicles that is the worry.
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    Re: Engine conversions??

    You have an exceptional reputation as an engineer/manufacturer on the forum... you will do just as well, maybe better as a politician.

    I'll just make sure I'm on your side.
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    Re: Sesriem canyon floods

    Not Sesriem, but I'm posting here because I can't find the thread where the guys got caught in the "dry" river bed...

    This is from the Kruger Park, Biyamiti river coming down......
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    Re: Malfunction during emergency?

    Cynic that I am, that is what I thought the outcome would be...

    However, a little perspective on the issues at stake here...

    Old fashioned emergency braking (cadence braking) was controlled by...
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