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    Re: 265/70/17 A/T Tyre advice

    In my opinion, tires are not a budget item. One looks for the best tyre and you "haal uit en wys". I have spent twenty years travelling to many destinations in Africa and there are two brands that...
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    Re: Dust inside 2019 Toyota Hilux Bakkie

    Get the bakkie dust seal kit. Finnished and klaar.
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    Re: Nossob to Mabuasehube

    I have just returned from a trip to Botswana where I did the route the other way - took the permit-ted trail route from Mabua through Mosimane campsite to Nossob.

    The dunes increase in height and...
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    Hilux D-4D 4x4 Double Cab - A Good Buy?

    I would be grateful for feedback please. I have a friend who is interested in a 2014 Hilux D-4D, 4x4 double cab auto with 108,000km on the clock.

    My query is about the diesel consumption. What...
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    Re: Toyota 2.8 gd-6 2018 long Range tank

    Hi Waals, I'm not sure whom you are directing your question to, but from my side, it is a Frontrunner auxiliary tank, which is Toyota approved and does not affect the warranty.

    As for weight...
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    Re: Toyota 2.8 gd-6 2018 long Range tank

    Christo, when I am overlanding, I independently calculate a range for the 147L based on a (conservative) consumption rate. It has never let me down and as a back-up, I usually take two or three jerry...
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    Re: Toyota 2.8 gd-6 2018 long Range tank

    I fitted a 67L gravity fed tank to my Hilux 2,8 GD-6. When I fill both tanks, the fuel gauge just reflects "Full" until the auxiliary tank is empty and then the fuel gauge reflects the 80L standard...
  8. Thread: Tyre choice

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    Re: Tyre choice

    As always, application is important. For everyday use, well how long is a piece of string?

    But if you are talking of off-road, difficult terrain, with a laden vehicle, in the heat, etc., I would...
  9. Re: Lekhubu Island: Should we, or shouldn't we?

    Good advice and will follow up just before getting there. As alternatives, what would be your best recommendation for an overnight stop, please?
  10. Re: Lekhubu Island: Should we, or shouldn't we?

    Thank you for the feedback Engel and Kalahari Safari
  11. Lekhubu Island: Should we, or shouldn't we?

    Hi All,

    I have a booking for one night to camp at Lekhubu Island on the night of 10 December 2018. I know that when the Pans are wet they are very treacherous.

    Can anyone help me with feedback...
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    Land Cruiser 76 4.2l SUV For Sale

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    Hi guys, if anyone is looking for a Land Cruiser 76 to purchase, please check out my ad in the classified section. Many thanks.

    Regards,
    Grant
  13. Re: Land Cruiser 76 V8 S/W - Some Info Would Help

    Thanks everyone for the feedback.

    Herman, I am very grateful for your offer and in fact I have organized to drive a V8 this weekend. Looking forward to it. Very kind of you to offer.
  14. Land Cruiser 76 V8 S/W - Some Info Would Help

    I appeal to the guys who own and drive a L/C 76 S/W V8. Could you please tell me if the V8 is a substantial improvement on the 4.2l donkey diesel.

    In other words, is cruising on the open road...
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    BF Goodrich in Zimbabwe

    A quick personal reflection.

    I have just returned from a trip to Zimbabwe. Three weeks, 4,700km and two vehicles - a Land Cruiser 76 and a Ford Ranger both shod with BF Goodrich KO2 A/T's.
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    Re: Chobe snake alert

    My uncle, who was a snake handler, was bitten by a black mamba at Rankins Pass around 1968, whilst he was milking them. He immediately administered relevant neurotoxic anti-venom (can't remember the...
  17. Thread: CKGR Aug

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    Re: CKGR Aug

    Tobie, I have also had the privilege of visiting the CKGR at most times of the year and I have to agree with Stan Weakley, I would definitely aim for the summer months of December to April.

    The...
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    Re: Fitted new Tyres

    I suppose people's opinions on this matter will be something like having 5 rabbis in a room who have 6 answers to a question!

    I have a Toyota L/C 76 S/W with BFG KO2's and it is a heavy vehicle....
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    Re: St Maxx or KO2?

    There is allegedly some cracking with the KO2, but no chipping. The previous model had issues with chipping and it was one of the issues BFG set out to resolve, which I believe they have.

    In my...
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    Re: Drive out Shootout

    Hi Stevan, if you refer to my travelling companions tires which suffered sidewall cuts and a puncture, those tires were less than a year old.

    Having said that, I agree with your post in principle.
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    Re: Drive out Shootout

    Danie's most recent comment holds water regarding the expense of tires and I agree with his opinion. However, VKnoetze's post reflecting Coopers response to the Drive Out shoot-out is, in my opinion,...
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    Re: Drive out Shootout

    I hear you Danie and acknowledge your point of view.

    If one dials out the rigorous requirements of a tyre on an overlanding trip, say to Namibia or Tanzania, then the default priority may well be...
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    Re: Drive out Shootout

    I understand that the nomenclature All Terrain requires analysis and evaluation from a number of different perspectives, but quite honestly, with a laden 4x4, performing in difficult and demanding...
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    Re: Maiden Botswana Trip - The Report

    Afternoon Frans, thank you for the lovely report and fantastic photography. I really enjoyed all four segments and appreciate your hard work in preparing it. Botswana is a wonderful country, isn't...
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    Re: Cooper AT3 vs BFG KO2

    HennieC thank you for the feedback - most encouraging.

    I recently also put BFG KO2's on my vehicle and I think they are going to be a cracker of a tire. I respect and validate preferences for...
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    Re: Tough Dog VS OME for Cruiser

    I am led to believe that Old Man Emu is the only company that focuses on suspension and does their own r&d, whereas all the other companies outsource for design and parts. OME uses all their own...
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    Re: Cooper AT3 vs BFG KO2

    I have a set of BFG KO2's on my Land Cruiser which I got for R3,200 per tire fitted, balanced and wheel alignment. I don't think you can compare the AT3's with the BFG's in terms of sheer...
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    Re: Just returned from CKGR

    Lovely pic! Glad you made it back in one piece. It is an amazing place, isn't it. I am leaving on the 28th of May for 2 weeks in the CKGR (my 5th visit).

    I am looking forward to your feedback and...
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    Re: Right tyre pressure for BF Goodrich

    I am amazed at how soft people seem to run their tires. I have BFG A/T's on my Land Cruiser 76 s/w and always run them on an unladen vehicle at 2.4 bar in front and 2.6 bar in the rear. For a...
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    Re: Cooper or BFG

    And I will wager a bet, that your choice was based on emotional preference. >:D
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    Re: Cooper or BFG

    Your question will elicit such subjective responses, that it is really very difficult to make a decision on that basis. And, speaking for myself, I certainly wouldn't.

    For example, I have owned 3...
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    Re: Aftershock 5.0

    I wonder whether these tremors were caused or influenced by fracking?
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    Re: Lekhubu Island from Plumtree Border

    I would assume that after the fantastic rains in Botswana, that the Makgadigadi Pans, including Khubu Island, will be un-doable for now. I would tend to agree with Swartkat that Khubu Island will be...
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    Re: Tents and Lions

    Complete and utter rumour. Take your ground tents with confidence.
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    Re: Airflow Snorkel any good?

    Nice post Henk!
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