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    Re: The Development in Bots

    Ah yes, I saw the happenings for the election prep, there were four or five brand new prados, and lots of new hiluxs parked at the hotel in gabs,with sadc election observation stickers stuck on the...
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    The Development in Bots

    Iíve just gotten back from a road trip for work in Bots.
    I visited Gabs, Pilane, Molepolole, Thamaga, Jwaneng, Kang, Hukuntsi, Tshabong.

    What I kept noticing is all the development taking...
  3. Re: Road condition between macarthys rest and hotazel?

    Excellent. Thank you very much!
  4. Road condition between macarthys rest and hotazel?

    Hi all could someone please tell me if it will be possible for me to do the road from macarthys rest border back into SA in my Ďplatkarí Honda CR-V (normal road tyres etc)? Iím going to a site in...
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    Re: Most important factors for off-road caravan

    I dont want to be a party pooper on such enthusiasm here, but, I just cant see this working, trying to squeeze 5 bodies into one (very light) box just doesnt make physical sense to me.
    If you do...
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    Re: Hluleka Nature Reserve attacked

    A bit of a defeatist attitude there with them offering the refund so quickly? Do they maybe realise they arent going to get things under control there I wonder?
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    Re: Hobby park krugersdorp trail

    my mate took these two pics of it. You cant really see it in those photos though unfortunately, but, its so hardcore theres no ways you could even walk up or down it, it would be quite a difficult...
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    Re: Destructive actions in campsite

    I knew it! Iíve seen this countless times before. The manne get a little gesuip and want to show off so the biggest log is dragged to the fire. FAR too big to actually be used, so there it sits for...
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    Re: Destructive actions in campsite

    There is ZERO reason to drag a whole tree, all be it dead, to your fireplace. I bet that wood wasnít even all burnt was it?
    Pure and utter windgat attitude. Check what I can do with my 4x4.

    And...
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    Re: Hobby park krugersdorp trail

    Surely back in the day it wasnít so worn out though? I just canít see how a vehicle can manage it at the moment?

    can you believe it, thereís not one photo, just videos!
  11. Thread: New to Gauteng

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    Re: New to Gauteng

    Welcome!
    nice looking car - quick question though, is that spare tyre the same size as the tyres on those mags? It looks like it might be different in the photo, Iíd recommend getting that sorted...
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    Re: Hobby park krugersdorp trail

    It was a nice day out!
    the Patrol just makes things far too easy though, didnít even break a sweat :).

    The fortuner and hilux had some slipping on the shale which resulted in some interesting...
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    Re: Hobby park krugersdorp trail

    Oh lekker! Iíll look out for you. Iíll be in my silver patrol and my mates will be in a silver hilux and white fortuner.
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    Re: Hi got a Chev Nomad can i do overland trips

    Before my time my folks travelled bots and nam in their nomad. Told me stories of camping with no tents and lions around etc. how the windscreen broke in nam and they made a temporary Perspex...
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    Re: Hobby park krugersdorp trail

    Thanks very much guys!

    that survivor obstacle looks a little hectic, I might take the chicken run on that one. Letís see
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    Re: What is this Worth, and is it a Series 3??

    Pity about the wrong motor.

    At a guess, just to get the ball rolling and some other guys ideas, I would say R30k max?
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    Re: H e l p

    Was there definitely a modification done?
    reason I ask is I once changed that seal on my landy and a couple weeks later it started leaking again. Took it to a pro and he said that seal can very very...
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    Re: Hobby park krugersdorp trail

    Of course not. Its for my hilux and fortuner mates :).

    Great, thanks again! Will be a nice change from the usual hennops and dewildt
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    Re: Hobby park krugersdorp trail

    Aha! Interesting. Thank you.
    So I better dust off the recovery gear just in case then
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    Hobby park krugersdorp trail

    Hi guys,

    weíre planning on doing the hobby park trail on Sunday.

    Has as anyone been there lately? What can we expect? I get the idea itís quite mild and it shouldnít break too much of a...
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    Re: Patrol 4.8 GL manual P63 questions

    I donít know what the p63 is, and a quick google hasnít helped me either. Could just be a misinformed salesman.

    Anyway, you canít go wrong with a patrol. Especially a 4.8.

    As has been...
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    Re: Botswana - do you have to book?

    In my (limited) experience, you should be fine in finding a spot in Nata, either the bird sanctuary, Nata lodge, or elephant sands up the road with just rocking up. Then in Kasane you might drive...
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    Re: Need some advice

    If you like you Pajero so much, I would recommend considering keeping it, and then getting a little run around. These small cars do unbelievable fuel consumption.

    Best of both worlds then.
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    Re: Oh crap! Tube stuck in dipstick hole

    Good point! Donít mention the word bully. We donít want another pity party on our hands (eish, where are the smiley faces when posting off a phone??)

    I understand 4eís thinking, but I must say,...
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    Re: Oh crap! Tube stuck in dipstick hole

    Not sure why the OP is getting dragged over the coals for this.
    It makes sense to me in theory to take a sample of oil in the least messiest way?
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    Re: Advice on how to proceed with Indie workshop

    I guess. But with his track record I would have preferred to deliver them to him once he found a buyer.
    Those springs have been chucked into the back of the workshop and the ignoring will begin.
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    Re: Advice on how to proceed with Indie workshop

    I hope you didnít leave the springs with him??
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    Re: Nissan Patrol info

    Go test drive one.
    Iíve never driven a 4.5, but apparently theyíre a little sluggish? If you can accept that then just close your eyes and buy. You wonít be sorry.
  29. Re: Please give advise: Thabazimbi to Swartruggens

    I donít know those roads too well either, but Iím sure it will be fine. The small section going past the taxi rank there in rustenburg isnít great, but still doable Iím sure.

    Just dont drive at...
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    Re: Oh crap! Tube stuck in dipstick hole

    Thats weird.
    I guess the first step is to find a drawing of the dipstick and sump assembly to work out where exactly that tube went when it was pushed further and further in?

    Interested to know...
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    Re: I bought a fridge...now what

    Ah, welcome to the 'joys' of running a fridge.

    You'll need to get a second battery and all the wiring, and clever charging that goes with it.

    Then you'll need to buy a new battery the day...
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    Re: Hilux V6 performance and fuel

    I chip wont help. And dont believe anyone who says otherwise.

    The easiest, cheapest, and most effective mod will be to take your speed down to 110km/h when towing, and if you REALLY want to save,...
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    Discovery 4 Re: Discovery 4 with flappy paddles

    A brave man fiddling with the airbag, Id be petrified of the thing, even with the battery disconnected ;D

    That steering wheel is a work of art, very very nice
  34. Re: 10 Reasons Why you should NOT build a Heavy 4WD Tourer

    I must say, Im tending to agree with this lately. I have a second battery and fridge, it was awesome to have ice cold beers constantly in the heat of the Botswana bush, BUT, that was two years ago...
  35. Re: Ford Raptor sticker kits - to remove or not to remove ??

    Nothing will make an idiot realize hes an idiot.
    These guys will always think its cool.

    Its baffling though, its like sticking a Turbo badge on a non-turbo car. Or M3 badge on a 320
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