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    Re: FL2 - Engine fan apparently needs replacement

    It's just crazy how the manufacturers milk us like this for such a small little part...
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    Re: Disappointed in Badplaas

    I really did not think that there would be that much response to this! So without further ado, here is what transpired:

    Sure enough, the music arrived. I was shocked. It was calm... it was serene,...
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    Re: Disappointed in Badplaas

    Well when it starts like this....

    We just got here, and these are our neighbours. They just piled a meter and half of cases of beers....

    But our tent was already pitched....

    What are the...
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    Re: East Rand 4x4 spots

    There is a gem of a spot on the western side of the road that leads to the Southern gate to Serengeti estate (Kempton)
    It's not an actual established 4x4 trail. It's just a piece of land that guys...
  5. Re: Volvo XC60 Translation: The "S" in SUV from "snow" to "sand"

    Well Im glad you managed to get it all sorted out , (and acquire some new skills and tools in the process);D

    It really was a sneaky little trap that caught me out too...
    And come to think of it,...
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    Re: Advice on a Freelander 2 Petrol Automatic

    I can indeed attest to the fuel consumption.... I just took this picture this evening :eek:

    But with offroad tyres, roof rails, and 177 kw of corrupting power, thatís inevitable, and I accept it...
  7. Re: How do you spec the most offroad worthy New Defender?

    Thats a great build!
    I too don't quite like the smoked dark veneer on the inside...

    Bruce, are you sure you want to go with the 2 litre Ingenium diesel? Do some searching around this forum and...
  8. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Mind elaborating? I dont really understand what you mean? What's wrong with wanting the same rims and tyres on ones trailer?
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    Re: Bought a T-Cross or two...

    But where's the yellow one?:confused:


    This story reminds me of this....>:D

    https://youtu.be/ZnMk7V_Oc4w
  10. Re: How do you spec the most offroad worthy New Defender?

    That moss comes standard ;D
  11. Re: How do you spec the most offroad worthy New Defender?

    For the most part, you are correct.... but for example like the Urban pack, with 22Ē wheels, just wonít go as far off road, especially without the E difflock (which is not available with this...
  12. How do you spec the most offroad worthy New Defender?

    Assuming max power is of utmost importance, and therefore you obviously need the almighty 400 HP/295KW engine (that's 20 KW more than the latest BMW 3litre twin turbo engine in the 340i !!!)

    And...
  13. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    You CAN have the 18" wheels .... but not with the power....

    If you want the big engine (400) , you need the bigger brakes to stop all that power.
    And the bigger brakes can only fit in the 19"...
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    Re: Softroader day 27 October 2019

    Thanks! You're too kind :)

    Speaking of the next one, any suggestions where we should have it?
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    Re: Softroader day 27 October 2019

    Here are videos of the day:

    What an awesome day it was!

    1st obstacle : (a water hole with steep uphill gradient, not all vehicles decided it was worth the possible damage.) ...
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    Re: Softroader day 27 October 2019

    8 softies participated today.

    From right to left in the pic:

    Freelander stock
    Evoque 18mm lift, Cooper 19" All terrains
    Volvo S60 20mm lift in front.
    Subaru XV stock
    VW Kombi 4 motion, All...
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    Re: Softroader day 27 October 2019

    ok great!
    Just send me your number please so i can add you to the temporary Whatsapp group.

    The Whatsapp group has been created. If anyone that said they want to attend, is not on it, please let...
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    Re: Softroader day 27 October 2019

    Hi Jeandre, I understand your concerns. The track though has a range of different obstacles, and as I recall, you can bypass any you don't wish to do, and at the end of the day, there is no...
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    Re: Softroader day 27 October 2019

    It's just R200 per vehicle.

    Would be great to see how that SX4's All wheel Drive system works....( Just send me your number)
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    Re: Softroader day 27 October 2019

    Great stuff!
    The rugby will be shown there on a big screen
    There are braai facilities there, so let's bring the applicable.

    Great idea on the walkie talkies. I'll see if I have mine lying...
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    Re: Softroader day 27 October 2019

    So if we can start getting finality on who's coming or not, that would be great. The plan is to meet up there at 8am. Just search Google Maps for "The Wedge 4x4" or "Oakfield farm"

    JJJ on the...
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    Re: Softroader day 27 October 2019

    Sure, it should be interesting to see something rather different. If I remember, it has a rear locker and front electronic traction control, is that correct? Have you lifted it at all? If not, the...
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    For me, I like the new Defender. And I think I might actually get one. The thing is, you'd ideally like to drive a Mclaren or 911 to your destination and then convert it into an old hardcore defender...
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    Re: Softroader day 27 October 2019

    We'll definitely have to make sure of the sprayer then >:D

    You'll be the second with an Outlander there. Will be interesting to see how its AWD system works. Mitsubishi have normally been pretty...
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    Re: Softroader day 27 October 2019

    Ja, that probably just throws it over into hardroader territory...
    You might need to update your signature....it doesnt sound so "stock" anymore ;D
  26. Thread: GP 4X4 Places

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    Sticky: Re: GP 4X4 Places

    In Kempton Park, there are a few little spots I know of if you just want to test some things out.
    The first is just a track down a hole. Even soft roaders can do it. Up the other side is a little...
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    Re: Softroader day 27 October 2019

    3 inches is a big advantage over most men-errr cars ;D

    But if the rest is standard, then sure...

    Just had a look at some of the pics you posted. You must have one of the nicest Terios's in the...
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    Re: Softroader day 27 October 2019

    Great. At some stage eventually yes, it would be be nice to get the numbers...
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    Softroader day 27 October 2019

    To all softies out there....
    There will be a Sunday morning softroader day at the Wedge 4x4 track on the date mentioned above. The trail has many obstacles that are mostly soft roader friendly but...
  30. Re: Volvo XC60 Translation: The "S" in SUV from "snow" to "sand"

    Wow very interesting.
    Thanks for all the good gen. I'm sure this is going to come in handy oneday when I start doing some longer trips...

    "Spinal surgery through the anus" 🤣 ah Johnnie, you...
  31. Thread: Evoque life

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    RangeRover Re: Evoque life

    Hi Hannes.

    Glad to hear there's another mad man like me that enjoys a bit of offroading, and swapped his Hilux for an Evoque go kart :)

    Like it was mentioned, if you swap to an A/T tyre, esp...
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    Re: FL2 - Engine fan apparently needs replacement

    My Range Rover Evoque 2011 Si4 started doing something similar . The radiator fan came on and would just never switch off. The only way to switch it off would be to disconnect the battery or take the...
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    Re: Velar

    But can it go off road? ???
  34. Thread: Evoque on sand.

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    Re: Evoque on sand.

    I also thought mechanically it was a Freelander 2.
    But apparently not:
    https://youtu.be/LxS2nnAAMqc
    https://youtu.be/Hvoy02auuAI
    https://youtu.be/dp4c7JxhrW0

    And
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    Re: Range Rover Evoque Off road testing

    Some people will argue that the tires made the difference. Maybe that's true as the Evoque did have Cooper tires which are definitely better off road. And yes maybe when the spinning wheels are...
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