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  1. Re: Shipwreck trail, West coast, 3/4/5 Jan 2018 - want to join?

    OK, so it'll be 2 Foresters then - will report back :)
  2. Shipwreck trail, West coast, 3/4/5 Jan 2018 - want to join?

    We got a tentative day set up through Rodville.
    We're looking at 4th Jan 2018, with 3rd and 5th as backups.
    R250pp, 9am-2pm, leaving from Noup to Kleinzee afaik.

    At the moment, it's only us 2...
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    Re: west coast shipwreck trail - guided only?

    I'll update here what I can find out - and if we do go, I'll do a trip report 8)
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    Re: west coast shipwreck trail - guided only?

    Awesome, thanks guys!
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    Re: west coast shipwreck trail - guided only?

    Hi guys
    This thread seems to be the most recent on this trail. Does anyone know what the situation is wrt accessing it?
    I've tried the De Beers phone and email I found on eg T4A and other places -...
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    Re: The BIG SUV TCO Challenge

    ...because none of us would want SWAMBOs to know the real numbers?;D
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    Re: V6 Rok Chip

    My 2c as an ex-GTi and current A3 owner, both tuned and having done some research through the VW/Audi owners crowd:
    I'd rather go for tried & tested, especially on a new car. In the VW/Audi group...
  8. Sticky: Re: Proud of your softy place your 4x4 pic's here

    So a few of us Forester owners went to Sandwani yesterday...
    The cars really surprised us - even those of us who've ventured well beyond the advertised capability range before ;D
    I'll try post a...
  9. Sticky: Re: Proud of your softy place your 4x4 pic's here

    Thanks Bartho, appreciated!
    Hmm... gearbox oil is Subaru ATF and only 7,500km old... so that sounds like option 2. Which is gonna be expensive - even just to have a look at (and this won't even be...
  10. Sticky: Re: Proud of your softy place your 4x4 pic's here

    Thanks Bartho, I'd really appreciate that!
  11. Sticky: Re: Proud of your softy place your 4x4 pic's here

    Ja, I've noticed in reverse the Foz also has much less torque than going forward... in the snow, I could get moving forward, but when I tried to reverse, it just sat there. I didn't want to try...
  12. Sticky: Re: Proud of your softy place your 4x4 pic's here

    Pulling the Cruiser, the engine picked up revs up to abt 2000 rpm, but no more. Car didn't move. Similar as to when doing a "soft launch" by holding brake and giving juice.
    I guess a Cruiser...
  13. Sticky: Re: Proud of your softy place your 4x4 pic's here

    This weekend in Lesotho...

    413816413817 :o


    Seriously, I got bellied out and cross-axled. The guy in the Cruiser tried to help, but he was a bit too eager...
    We got me out with a little...
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    Re: Snow in Lesotho

    Some pics received from a friend - this was yesterday, I believe, at & around AfriSki.
    8)
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    Re: New Hilux - Any news?

    Personally, I like brown.
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    Re: New Hilux - Any news?

    I dunno...I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder...


    ;D
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    Re: Hardcore Softroader

    I think your biggest challenge will be yourself - as some have commented, you may find you want to venture further and further offroad... hence the advice to rather get something that may seem like...
  18. Sticky: Ja, I didn't want to comment on that, I was...

    Ja, I didn't want to comment on that, I was afraid that some guys here would see that as a challenge ;D
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    Then I would not go to that Supa Quick, for...

    Then I would not go to that Supa Quick, for anything. Subarus are really no different from any other vehicle, wrt fitment of suspension components.

    I agree with the other posters - the base (X)...
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    They are referring to seat-mounted (side)...

    They are referring to seat-mounted (side) airbags. The seat ruptures (by design) to allow the airbag to deploy. The seat cover snugly covers the area where the airbag sits, and prevents deployment.
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    I would say on an NA engine, don't bother with...

    I would say on an NA engine, don't bother with de-catting, unless as Wicd says, if the cat is blocking the flow (from what I've heard, typical cats stop working properly after around 150,000km...
  22. Sticky: Bartho, brave man to go there in an X5...or...

    Bartho, brave man to go there in an X5...or maybe, being from Nam, just more skilled offroad 8)

    What I found out in Nam was that on dunes, one can get stuck going downhill on the softer sides... ...
  23. Sticky: A VERY belated congrats on your purchase! Also...

    A VERY belated congrats on your purchase!
    Also come join the foresterforum - not all Scoob owners focus on making them lower/faster/noisier ::)
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    not Maun, but muddy...

    not Maun, but muddy...
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    ...uhm, sorry, I missed everything after that......

    ...uhm, sorry, I missed everything after that... what happened?
    ;D
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    I have empathy for the situation, because it is...

    I have empathy for the situation, because it is stressful/unpleasant and I would NOT wish it on anyone. So please, if my comments hereafter seem callous, the intent is not to beat down a person...
  27. Some years ago I used rubbing compound on the...

    Some years ago I used rubbing compound on the faded black plastic trim of the bumpers on an old car. Worked well, doesn't look like NEW, but a good lasting result. It's a bit of work, though......
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    Someone should warn him that taking corners like...

    Someone should warn him that taking corners like that in a Tuna is risky - luckily he had the desk to help keep him upright...
    >:D
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    We were in Nam in April and met fellow campers...

    We were in Nam in April and met fellow campers (an elderly couple) in Etosha, they were also ripped off at Alte Brucke - front window of the car smashed and camera & valuables taken. It's also not...
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    Colt recovery

    Super Subaru Softroader!
    8)
    Had to be a bit embarassing...
    (and pulling with what seems to be the tow hook also not clever) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-crgpZI7G0
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    Geez... I just typed up a LONG reply and got...

    Geez... I just typed up a LONG reply and got logged out and lost the work I put in.
    I presume you have already looked at the sticky with offroad pics in the Softie section?...
  32. Sticky: Cederberg/N.Cape and S.Moz, Jan/May'13

    Some old pics from earlier trips, sorry about the bad quality!

    In Jan we took the West Coast - Cederberg - N Cape route back to Jhb, ended up alone in the mountains. Unfortunately don't have pics...
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    Howzit A member on another forum I belong to,...

    Howzit
    A member on another forum I belong to, has purchased some LEDs from dx.com (the vehicle accessory section has a sub-section for lighting). Based on his experience, I very recently ordered...
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    Hi, perhaps join the Forester forum...

    Hi,
    perhaps join the Forester forum - more guys there with specific knowledge of this - and they're pretty helpful, no brand and member bashing going on like on this forum...
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    Agreed! frogstar, let's keep in touch - winter's...

    Agreed!
    frogstar, let's keep in touch - winter's (ie some wind) coming and I haven't kited inland for a while - too many solo trips to Sterkies - 650k round trip for the morning...
    Here's a pic...
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