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    Re: Top 5 4x4 upgrades to begin with

    The only things I have ever used a Hi lift Jack for is to break the bead on tyres when changing them in the sticks and to level the vehicle to sleep comfy. Water..Ish run out of that stuff and the...
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    Re: Troopy's still available?

    Can you post a pic of your beast? Would love to see what you did.
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    Re: Troopy's still available?

    Whatever you do, decide very carefully about the poptop.once you go that route...there is no going back. I was very keen on a poptop, we went to have a look at one and in the end decided against it....
  4. Re: Who here is rocking mobile HF? What antenna and what radio?

    Setup is provisionally up and running.
    Yaesu 857D with Atas 120. Got the headunit mounted just below the car stereo. Vhf on the roof rack and the Atas mounted on the bullbar when needed. I don't...
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    Re: Troopy's still available?

    Troopys are like hens teeth. I was looking for mine for more that 2 years. That was about 5 years ago. Have not regretted that purchase for a moment since then. You just cannot beat them for...
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    Re: VHF Radio Owners List - Eastern Cape

    Paul Schoeman
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    Re: Troopy's still available?

    Oooh a virgin troopy. You are a lucky man. Just check the service history. There is not much than can go wrong with them. To test the motor. Put on Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. Pull away. By the...
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    Re: 1HZ Service/Oil Change Intervals

    Going to throw a spanner in the works now. I have been driving my 1HZ troopy for years now. Oil filters I change every 5000km. I use a company named Wearcheck to check the condition of the oil after...
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    Re: Mobile HF best options?

    Took me a long time to settle what is possible and what is affordable. Managed to get a Yaesu 857D and ATAS 120 antenna.
    The permutations are just staggering. Anyways I intend to fit that lot to...
  10. Re: Who here is rocking mobile HF? What antenna and what radio?

    I agree with that. I would use the bundu basher as a stopgap. To set up the radio rig in the Troopy is not just a weekend job with a drill and a holesaw, I want to get it right but it's not going to...
  11. Re: Who here is rocking mobile HF? What antenna and what radio?

    That bundu basher looks like a plan while I get myself organised
  12. Re: Who here is rocking mobile HF? What antenna and what radio?

    ZS2PS is my callsign
    Was thinking of a Icom 7000 or 7300 with a Hustler. My whole camping setup in the Troopy is that I pull up the handbrake and that is it.
    I agree that HF while driving is a...
  13. Who here is rocking mobile HF? What antenna and what radio?

    We are planning a few long trips, couple of months away at a time. So I am planning a nice all band set for the car. That the easy part, choose your radio, pay the vendor and that it.
    Antenna is...
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    Sticky: Re: HAM Call Signs

    ZS2PS
    Paul Schoeman Port Elizabeth
  15. Thread: Bad Diesel

    by kocourek
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    Re: Bad Diesel

    My 1HZ motor just guzzles the stuff. 50ppm, 500ppm, 2000ppm all the same.
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    Re: Food for camping for a month

    Copied from a thread I started in the Landcruiser forum. Tested it last month for a month in Angola. It worked.
    1 Fresh onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, butternut, garlic and ginger ...
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    Very small icons with 18.9

    Installed T4A on my 276CX. I have an icon problem, they are very small. Totally useless in fact.
    I include a screenshot. How do I fix this?506787
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    Re: Land Cruiser advice needed

    Maybe we should move this to another thread about the lack if troopys in SA. Anywhere else in Africa is wall to wall with troopys. Just the base models. 1Hz 5 and 13 seaters. Its such a lovely...
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    Re: Land Cruiser advice needed

    Station wagon is still relatively easy. Try finding a troopy. Now there is hens teeth. Took me 2 years to find
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    Re: Land Cruiser advice needed

    Best so far is 1370km on both tanks and worse is 385km on one tank. Best was in Angola. Badish roads we did slowly and worst was in the riverbeds in northern Namibia. Low range, both lockers, 1 2 3...
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    Re: Land Cruiser advice needed

    So is it going to be the cruiser or that other thingie
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    Re: Land Cruiser advice needed

    Yep, sounds about right for the troopy. Mine gets about the same also with a roofrack. Funny thing though, I find if I drive it slightly harder, not wring its neck, just push it up too 3000 rpm, my...
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    Re: Your 4x4 being used what its MADE FOR.

    Angola August this year
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    Re: HZJ 79 Gear box issue, year 2003

    Yep, still that putrid R151. But....if you drive it properly .... no towing, dont use 5 below 80-90 you should be Ok. If you have a cruiser with a R151 from before 2007 you are fine. Btw I have it on...
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    Re: Whats happening at Land Rover?

    I used to drive a landy. Back in the day. It was a simple basic 4x4 that never broke down. Loved that car and sold it 500 000 km later for R3000 less that what I payed for it. Now I drive a cruiser...
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    Re: Is Angola Safe?

    Just got back earlier today , from a four week trip to Angola and back. 3 days in campsites the rest in the bush. Travelled from Ruacana to Kalandula waterfall . Its it very safe. The people are the...
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    Re: Water solutions on overland trips

    Guy called Andre Thuynsma, 083 452 6426 [email protected]
    Very neat job, 3 trouble free years later...its just works
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    Re: Water solutions on overland trips

    You have an LC76? this is what I did to my 78
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    70l tap in rear bumper. Inlet in Engine bay
  29. Thread: Angola routes

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    Re: Angola routes

    When are you planning on going? we have 2 vehicles going in August.4 weeks
    No fixed route but the basic plan in Ruacana and then turn left .
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    Re: Looking for a Troopy

    Then I scored a goot deal with mine. R320 with 100k on the clock 2012. The guys in the LC club recon R350k tops.
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    Re: Looking for a Troopy

    Just as a matterbof interest...whats the asking price there and year
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    Re: Looking for a Troopy

    Better investment than bitcoin[emoji16]
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    Re: Looking for a Troopy

    Standard troopy? Very few and very scarce. IMHO I doubt you will find one in SA. However have a look in Nambia, there might be some there and if they were exported from SA through Toy SA you can re...
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    Poll: Re: Why do you modify your rig?

    The troopy is our home away from home. While its practical its not pretty. Tire, Solar heated shower, solar panel, extra fuel and water on the RR. High-lift jack and a extra bag on the other spare on...
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    Re: Where to get a cruiser serviced in PE

    Would still like to have money for the trip after the service
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