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    Re: How much did you pay for Tyres today ?

    Thanks 4xFord! I had a set of AT Continentals which were great on the few 4x4 tracks I’ve done but in the wet they were much like driving on slicks on a wet track! Looking forward to enjoying Jimny...
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    Re: How much did you pay for Tyres today ?

    Fitted 4 x Goodyear Wrangler Adventure AT’s (Kevlar) today at Minty’s in Cresta, Johannesburg. 205/70/R15 for R5500.00 including wheel alignment. So far so good. Went for these because of the many...
  3. Re: Suzuki Jimny Alternator pulley needed - help!

    I HATE spellcheck!! Apparently my Jimny alternator was RETIRED by Suzuki Northcliff and not refitted!!! Eeissh!! :)
  4. Re: Suzuki Jimny Alternator pulley needed - help!

    Hello again Rebel, just wanted to feed back my happy story ending regarding the Alternator pulley issue. Pieter at Zook spares was really very helpful and pleasant! I drove out to his shop from JHB...
  5. Re: Suzuki Jimny Alternator pulley needed - help!

    Hi again Rebel, Pieter from Zook spares is being particularly helpful and stripping a pulley off a fairly new alternator for me. Way cheaper than a new Suzuki part even if they were available. Thanks...
  6. Re: Suzuki Jimny Alternator pulley needed - help!

    Called Pieter but no answer so sent him a WhatsApp message, hopefully he can help as I see they specialise in Jimny Parts!
    Really good to know! Thanks again Rebel...
  7. Re: Suzuki Jimny Alternator pulley needed - help!

    Thanks Rebel! I'll give that a shot! Much appreciated!
  8. Suzuki Jimny Alternator pulley needed - help!

    Hi fellow 4 x 4 Communites! After taking my Jimny in to the agents now for the 4th time to fix a problem with the Alternator/Water pump belt breaking... they now think they have found the problem....
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    Re: What alternative to a Range Rover Evoque

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    Re: Toyota prado vx 3.0 d4d tdi a/t

    Hi Ranger 2, I have enjoyed this vehicle for the last 3 years and the average consumption is 11 L/100km. 12 to 13 L/100km in traffic and on the open road recently towing a fully laden camping trailer...
  11. Thread: Hello guys

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    Re: Hello guys

    Hello and welcome Morsjors! Enjoy being part of “Facebook for boys” and my SWAMBO calls it! (SWAMBO = “She who must be obeyed”) have fun finding your 4x4 SUV!
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    Re: I hate...

    Thanks Fluffy, point taken and you are right. Although I don’t make a living in the retail industry I can understand the need to make hay while the sun shines as it were. Just thought it worthwhile...
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    Re: I hate...

    I agree, only the Grinch hates Christmas but then Black Friday is just a money making racket. In fact I would not even lump Black Friday in the same category as Christmas for example. If I read...
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    Re: Your best vehicle ever owned

    Jola, now you are just making me jealous! Enjoy your lovely car, we still have my old 328i as part of the family, which has now done 300k and still runs and looks like the day we bought her. Also a...
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    Re: Your best vehicle ever owned

    That’s right! Same torque output as the M3 at that stage. 2003 model.. Pulled like a train and the fuel consumption I recall was remarkably low on the open road especially. Also very reliable... many...
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    Re: Bridgestone Dueler D697 - Any experience?

    Sorry DISHED out! Darn spell check!
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    Re: Bridgestone Dueler D697 - Any experience?

    Really not bad going considering the pretty rough life they have been fished out!! Thanks for sharing this Piet ...
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    Re: Your best vehicle ever owned

    Most loved platkar for me was my BMW 330d but I have to say that my Prado 150 D4D is a wonderful vehicle! It just oozes adventures already enjoyed and so many still to be come!
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    Re: Bridgestone Dueler D697 - Any experience?

    Hi Anton, your comments back up much of what the Supa Quick dealer told me about these tyres and if it's to believed, the video Ad Martin posted earlier in this thread. Appreciate the detailed reply...
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    Re: Bridgestone Dueler D697 - Any experience?

    Appreciate you getting back with this info Rebel, I will be avoiding those specific tyres then. Don't want to have to go through your experience!
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    Re: Bridgestone Dueler D697 - Any experience?

    HECTIC Waldo!! Aina! I coming back from that one!
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    Re: Bridgestone Dueler D697 - Any experience?

    That's incredible! 125k is really remarkable, Hankooks seem to pop up as exceptional in all the threads I have encountered discussing them. The Duelers are cheaper but with that kind of life span...
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    Re: Bridgestone Dueler D697 - Any experience?

    Thanks Rebel! Would appreciate that, might just bring some clarity to the discussion. It seems to me that some of the Bridgestone tyres are real dogs (your recent experience) others like in the video...
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    Re: Bridgestone Dueler D697 - Any experience?

    Thanks Justin, amazing that the Dueler outperforms the BFG and General AT in this test! You could have fooled me, especially the BFG which seems to be the premium tyre (and premium price!)
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    Re: Bridgestone Dueler D697 - Any experience?

    Thanks so much for your feedback Thomas! R80k is not bad at all at the price these tyres sell for. Really helps to make an informed decision. Appreciate it!
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    Re: Bridgestone Dueler D697 - Any experience?

    Thanks for the head's up Rebel - are you struggling with the D697's or are you referring to another Dueler like the D694 which seems to have a mixed bag of comments on the forum? Sorry you are...
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    Re: Bridgestone Dueler D697 - Any experience?

    Gav and Hans, thank you for taking the trouble to reply to my questions! These tyres seem like a viable option - now the hunt is on to see if I can get them at a good price. It seems I will need to...
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    Bridgestone Dueler D697 - Any experience?

    Hi everyone, investigating new tyres for my 2011 Prado VX and had a look at the Bridgestone Dueler D697 today.
    Can anyone comment on these tyres by any chance? Mostly tar driving 80% but 20% off...
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    Re: To buy or not Prado 2014 Diesel??

    As far as I know the piston issue was sorted from the 2014 facelift model onwards. It seems you are seriously considering buying the Prado so check with Toyota themselves or your local Toyota...
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    Re: Prado engine blown

    Hi Ladi.p - really sorry you are having to live through this mess with your Prado! I have the same vehicle and having known about this issue for a while now, live in fear of the same thing happening...
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    Re: New Fortuner V6 or Prado (used)

    Prado any day of the week! We absolutely LOVE ours, we have the Diesel and although not as powerful as the 4L petrol it's much better than you might think. I agree with all the comments so far. With...
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    Re: Wat Braai Jy Vandag

    You guys are making me HUNGRY!! Lamb loin Tjops and some nice thin wors... Just SWAMBO and myself this evening - now need to plan all the yummy things to go with that. Starting with a good brew or two
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    Re: X5 3.0d as a Towcar

    +1 Expensive parts and complex to fix if things go pear shaped.
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    Re: X5 3.0d as a Towcar

    I was fortunate enough to own a 2004 BM 330d for some years. Had to sell it at some point due to some hectic financial pressure at the time. I did about 100k in it and sold it around the 200k mark....
  35. Re: 12V220 fridge freezer what and where to buy KZN

    Buy a Prado VX! For R850k you get a 4 litre fridge between the seats along with a few extra's like permanent 4x4, rear and central diff lock, 7 seats etc! ��
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