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    Re: roofrack consumption

    The detail of the below summary is in the Softroader section under the Volvo XC60 Translation thread, but the core info is repeated here as thank you to Masterzanshin for starting this thread as well...
  2. Re: Volvo XC60 Translation: The "S" in SUV from "snow" to "sand"

    Jerry Tray Design: Part 3

    Almost there


    In spite of ordering 2 trays to complete the set, the supplier only made one. This is being rectified presently.

    However, together with the...
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    Re: Tiny Teardrop Camper Design & Build

    Regarding the door seals, Rubberite has just - month or so ago - opened a satellite branch in Hennopspark, off Jakaranda st. The main branch is in PtaW, in the street previously known as Mitchell....
  4. Thread: Volvo XC60: Review

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    Re: Volvo XC60: Review

    Review - of the dealership
    Call me paranoid if you like, but a car service is always a dreaded event for me, as my cars go in for a service in 100% condition except for the wear items, but I do not...
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    Re: Front runner roofrack noise

    Have a look here, for some recent detail and comment: https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/318224-roofrack-consumption
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    Re: roofrack consumption

    I wonder if it would be of benefit to also have a taller one - or extension to this one - which keeps on going to the top of the load on the rack?
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    Jerry Tray Design: Part 2

    What’s new?
    The first locking part set has been manufactured from the final material – 2.5mm 304 grade stainless steel. The fit is as hoped for and this part of the...
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    Re: My Namibia Trip Report

    Hi Gman,

    You have a very different writing style from other posters. I like it:).

    What would you put down as the main reason for sukkeling? Mass, lack of acceleration, tyres, season - sand very...
  9. Re: Freelander 2 Part numbers required 2010 Freelander 2 HSE

    Last set I bought was Delphi, from British 4x4. Much better feel than Ferodos, stopped better, no noise. Sold the car with them on.

    Best part was the price: R769.50 for the front LR004936 in Nov...
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    Re: Freelander 2 rear diff

    Hi Scotty,

    Same happened to me last year - after 230000km. It is caused by poor design.

    The splines on the output shaft of the transfer case - onto which the front end of the drive shaft mates...
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    Re: Leaking pics of new defender

    If only all vehicle manufacturers were as thorough, doing rolling road tests.
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    Re: Trailer design - where are the clever guys

    Really good looking trailer. Just looks right!

    Only one thing remains to be said - which reminds me of way back when The Goon Show was on BBC television, consisting of Peter Sellers, Spike...
  13. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Probably on his way home from the racetrack. The driver still has his helmet on. Unless its The Stig?

    Also notable, his right arm is inside the vehicle.
  14. Thread: Malawi trip 2019

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    Re: Malawi trip 2019

    Yes, but don't swim at Chembe, ESPECIALLY not there. You will see why when you get there. And keep your mouth shut when you shower :). See previous post.
  15. Thread: Malawi trip 2019

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    Re: Malawi trip 2019

    Hi there,

    Read here: https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/88998-Freelander-2-Overland from post #14 regarding Bilharzia.

    There are some further conversations lower down with...
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    Re: Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    You actually need both modes:


    Fully down for packing and unpacking all the luggage and camping gear upon departure and arrival
    The tilt-back for the frequent opening to cover the "lovey,...
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    Re: Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    Just bear in mind - from a fellow old ballie - a bicycle weighs considerable less than a wheel - around 25kg for a 17" alloy rim and 215 tyre.

    If the pin is removed and the wheel hinges down, you...
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    Jerry Tray Design: Interim Report

    Background
    As explained in the Roof Rack post above, the primary purpose for this addition was to be able to carry additional fuel externally for a Namib...
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    Re: Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    Yes, very neat, but a massive undertaking (as well as weight).

    What the video does not show is all the finicky measurements and templates which are ultimately scrapped to determine where those two...
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    Sticky: Re: Namibia Road Updates

    HT = Highway Terrain, as opposed to AT = All Terrain.

    M&S - Mud and Snow will also be fine.Typically Goodyear Wrangler.
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    Re: To roof rack or not to roof rack - Jeep JK 2 Door

    Before you choose the rack, just confirm from your vehicle owner's manual what the roof load rating is.

    This is rarely higher than 100kg, but quite often as low as 75kg. For European conditions...
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    Re: Ponta Malongane Tips

    Been there in a 2001 Forester 2.0, way back in 2002.

    Complete non-event. Parked next to someone with a Volvo XC70. Some people drove in with 2-wheel drive bakkies with diff-lock, but probably a...
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    Re: Auto vs manual in off road conditions...

    I'm with Fluffy on this one. Left foot braking. But you must practice before you do the real trip.
  24. Thread: Renault Duster

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    Re: Renault Duster

    I have a theory, based on my experience on a Freelander 2.

    The rear shocks went at around 160000km, about 10k apart, right front at 230k and I sold the car at 240k still with the original left...
  25. Thread: Rear shocks?

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    Discovery 2: Re: Rear shocks?

    I have Konis on the rear of my Volvo XC60. D & S Shocks - the local agents in Boksburg - imported them for me for R4500 all inclusive. So the quote above seems excessive.

    If you need more details,...
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    Re: Shopping for a new SUV

    Yes, but the original packing requirement was for 4 people's hiking and camping gear.
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    Roof Bars
    As mentioned in the original Review thread, the aim was from the start to get a set of roof bars for the Volvo. The car is sufficiently spacious inside for two people's luggage, food and...
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    Re: Some more Namibia advice please.

    Google Faces of the Namib. Dit loop van Solitaire wes tot teen die kus, op met Langewand, Sandvis dan tot in Walvisbaai. 6 dae, rofweg elke week 'n toer.
  29. Re: Volvo XC60 Translation: The "S" in SUV from "snow" to "sand"

    Just when I thought I'm talking to myself...

    I received the response below from Down Under. I'm sharing it here to show what their softroader issues are - from this reader, very similar to ours....
  30. Thread: Vryburg

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    Re: Vryburg

    2 years ago we stopped in Vryburg to refuel. I turn down the window, the pump attendant walks up and says "Watch out for the Tsotsis". Apparently they steal your stuff out the car.

    He starts...
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    Where did the nut go?

    Possibly of more general use than this Volvo case where it manifested - to anyone who travels really poor gravel roads and has bolt-on equipment attached to their vehicle.
    ...
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    Further offroad evaluation - Karoo

    Over the past Easter weekend we visited my friend Charl in the Karoo. Charl farms on De Put, which is roughly 70km equidistant from Beaufort West, Aberdeen and...
  33. Thread: Volvo XC60: Review

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    Re: Volvo XC60: Review

    What a jolly nuisance!

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    Although the car remains dry internally, when you drive through water, this part of the vehicle gets absolutely filthy. Add to this sliding around in mud, and it...
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    Re: Can't enter the Garage

    Yes, it was something BIG - a previous generation Range Rover.

    He got tired of taking it for a service and forever being billed for something else which was found amiss. The final straw was the...
  35. Re: Bushlapa Tow Coupler Replacement - Any Suggestions ?

    I know places like Builder's Warehouse regards 8.8 grade bolts as high tensile, but in reality, they are not. They are better than lawnmower grade 6.6, though.

    All suspension components on cars...
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