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    Re: Your 4x4 being used what its MADE FOR.

    Agree and have twice seen exploded front diffs when tyres on rear were just slightly bigger. I'm only engaging 4x4 when I have nearly zero traction at the moment, like this sand you see me stuck in. ...
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    Re: Your 4x4 being used what its MADE FOR.

    I duffed it today pulling a full and over loaded trailer into a very sandy parking spot to unload it. My new MTs on the front caught me out when they cleared a lot more sand and dug in a lot faster...
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    Re: Free wheel hubs - or not ?

    I must say that having 2wd low range is a bonus. A while back I had to move a water trailer we have here with a 2500L "damsak" on the back. Too much effort getting the tractor out, when the Sani can...
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    Re: Free wheel hubs - or not ?

    Definately an advantage. On my Nissan I presently have a slip joint on my front propshaft that has some excess wear and hence a vibration. Does not bother me as I can disconnect that part of the...
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    My Son can't leave things alone and standard. He did it with his Toyota Dakar. His GD6 got an off-road bumper and Ironman suspension upgrade inside of three months of getting the car.

    His X3 has...
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    My son has spent some time and money on his. He doesn't run too far behind his buddy with his Nissan R35 GTR.
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    Depends on what you are chasing.
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    Re: BMW X3 ownership experience

    My son has the 2019 model. Happy enough to let the Dakar go, and give his GD6 to his wife. Loves taking it to the track and messing around with his buddies at the drags. Just be careful of heavy...
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    Re: Suspension or Brakes

    Jack it up and put it stands. Let it run and spin the wheels, see if that noise is there. If not, you can cross a few items off the list pertaining to the drive train, and probably also brake...
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    Re: Rim width change

    I run 12.5" rubber on 8j rims. The experts will tell you that de-beading is less with a narrower rim in off road conditions at very low pressures.
    My comment however means nothing if you are...
  11. Thread: New Tires

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    Re: New Tires

    Just arrived.
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    Re: Spider ID Super Thread

    Google search does confirm Wolf Spider.

    This is a rain spider.
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    Although I don't see the exact pattern on google I found on these two, The body shape/size does seem to indicate Wolf.
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    Re: Spider ID Super Thread

    Where on the West Coast. Thats where we are at. Few kilos north of Velddrif.
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    Re: Spider ID Super Thread

    Say what, where???
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    Re: Spider ID Super Thread

    I stand corrected, rain spider it is. Just an encounter with another one on site. Ran over my hand as I was moving some timber.
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    Re: Spider ID Super Thread

    Doubt rain spider. They get big as your hand here, but they don't have such a heavy body and legs as this one.

    I have become very tolerant to spiders and snakes here where we live and trying to...
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    Re: Spider ID Super Thread

    And here he is..
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    Spider ID Super Thread

    I was needing to ID a spider last night that invaded our tent and turned to the forum to see if someone here had maybe run into one of them. Threads all over the place with the same title and after...
  19. Thread: New Tires

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    Re: New Tires

    Good to know, thanks.
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    Re: New Tires

    I'm just hoping the circumference of the new rubber is close enough to the old tyres. The Sani spends most of its time in 4x4 in very soft sand. I will however be able to see how much better or worse...
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    Re: New Tires, Do I fit Front or Rear

    Thanks for this thread. I'm facing this situation on Friday when I get two new tyres to replace some very old rubber that has started splitting and leaking through the sidewall cracks. As there will...
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    Re: Holes in truck tyres

    I have to admit that I have been shooting my mouth off on this topic where we live in an area that was forgotten about when rocks and stone was allocated. We just have miles of sand, and we have...
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    Re: Holes in truck tyres

    We found that a hole with a threaded bar needs a massive washer behind it to prevent it from ripping through the tyre over time.
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    Re: Holes in truck tyres

    Exactly what we do here. Three old tractor tyres lashed together with chain. They get dragged 22km per day, sometimes more. After rain, we take the opportunity to scrape more often. Tyres do that...
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    Re: new tyres - Powertrac Power RoverM/T

    Famous last words, and here we are..
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    Do we have any forum members who can supply Powertrac tyres at good prices?
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    Re: Tyre presure help deep sand/dunes

    I'm on the West Coast and the sand is just starting to dry out now and get soft. Last year we had a Kia Sportage get stuck on our farm. Just dropping pressure got the couple going. We just dropped...
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    Safari Re: Old No13

    Ek hoor jou Reenen. Ek het mos C200 agter in die Sani gehad voor SFA, en na oor 300K km was hy nog perfek. Nie eers van my wheel bearings gevra nie.
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    Safari Re: Old No13

    Ek stem saam ek gaan hom seker nie maklik breek nie. Maar die een is nou 40 jaar oud, en my Cvs raas bietjie op skerp draai en krag. Nou paar keer gehoor as hy staan en spin in die sand. Ek dink net...
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    Safari Re: Old No13

    Het daai een ook die C200 voor en H260 agter diffs. Lyk presies soos die kombinasie wat ek gekry het vir die Sani. Seker ook 4.88 ratte. Manne in Austrlia het noot daai gesien nie. Hulle weet nie van...
  30. Thread: Old No13

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    Safari Re: Old No13

    Ek gaan julle twee manne vannaand privaat boodskappe stuur laat ons nou nie weer Reenen se thread hijack nie.
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    Safari Re: Old No13

    Reenen, het jy miskien a stel GU of GQ coils wat rond le wat jy wil verkoop wat ek agter in die Sani kan plak. My bladvere agter is nou verby gaar.
  32. Re: Filling station put paraffin in my car. What do I do?

    I think it's more a SARS thing around the taxes that they make on diesel and petrol compared to Paraffin. I got our Co-Op in trouble when they dispensed directly into my fuel tank and someone...
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    Re: Diff Breathers

    Cheapest option is to just get a few meters air or fuel hose of the appropriate size. I got garden variety T's and elbows for a few places. The pipe goes on so tight it has not come off since 2008....
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    Safari Re: Safari bakkie by gekoop

    Ek is so 30km noord van Velddrift verby Dwarskersbos.
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    Safari Re: Safari bakkie by gekoop

    Eish ek is stomgeslaan. Baie Dankie. Hoe maak ons om dit hier by my te kry?
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