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    Re: Metalian Maxi or ???

    Ive have had my Metalian Maxi for 5yrs and have been all over SA, Bots, Namibia, etc and have had absolutely no problems just great joy from my trailer.
    Great product with great backup.
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    Re: Jimny tow bar - update

    My Bosal towbar on my GV broke in Botswana and half destroyed my rear bodywork.
    To mount the Bosal towbar they only used two bolts on the chassis and the other two on the actual bodywork.
    Cost my...
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    Re: Kgalagadi, vehicle and tyre questions

    Hi Hilton
    I drop my tyres to 1 bar at times, especially when the corrugations are bad.
    I would take a tow rope and a compressor but you could use the filling stations when needed.
    Enjoy
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    Re: GV Air Helpers - What & Where From....?

    I had the problem with the Bosal towbar and the mounting bolts.
  5. Thread: 4x4 Direct

    by Balljoint
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    Re: 4x4 Direct

    I went to the Laangebaan branch the other day and there service was also great.
    They seen to know how to select the right staff.
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    Re: Paternoster to Britannia Bay

    There is a road and its open to the public but if you don't have a 4x4 you will probably not get through.
    There is one little section where you climb or descend the dune which is a bit tricky.
    If...
  7. Re: Kgalagadi Highlights - finally finished the video!

    Fantastic Well done!
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    Re: Opinions on a 2012 Grand Vitara 2,4

    Dale I have lot of pics of the failure and a few of the new modified Towbar which I have used in November to Namibia.
    It did not move a millimeter.
    All main mounting bolts are now on the chassis. ...
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    Re: Opinions on a 2012 Grand Vitara 2,4

    I have a Suz GV 2.4 manual. I tow a Metalian maxi full house, ie large tent, 90 lt fridge etc.
    Ive been to Okavango, Moremi as the rougher places as well as many other local reserves. The only...
  10. Re: Honda CR V 2.4. Does it have enough "Oeempf"

    Honda is very reliable !
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    Re: Safe to commute on scooter?

    My friend is on crutches due to scooter.
    Dont do it...he was only riding down the road to the gym and a guy does a u turn. All over except the hospital bills...
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    Re: Suzuki GV - decreased dirt road stability

    Hi Piet,
    I had a experience when I replaced 2 tyres resulting in uneven tyre wear between the 4 tyres.
    The car became terribly unstable on tar roads
    I rotated the the tyres from front to back...
  13. Thread: What to buy?

    by Balljoint
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    Re: What to buy?

    Kurt im extremely happy with mine.
    I have pulled a Metalian maxi through 4 countries and have had no problem with the car at all.
    Hope you enjoy your new v6[emoji23][emoji23]
  14. Thread: What to buy?

    by Balljoint
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    Re: What to buy?

    I agree with KurtG
    I have one and would buy another in a heart beat
    Its been an incredible SUV
    I have the 2.4 manual and understand the v6 to be even better...if you can get hold of one [emoji3]
  15. Thread: Gv

    by Balljoint
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    Re: Gv

    I have a 2012 Gv 2.4 m and pull a Metalian Maxi offroad trailer. +- 1100kg loaded.
    Car has just over 100000km with no problem at all.
    Will buy another in a heart beat!
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    Re: Congrats Tara - Bots Footprints wins award!

    Well done Tara and team
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    Re: Advice needed - power

    I agree with Subok
    I use HCDP products and they have been great.
    Great customer support when you phone for help as well.
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    Re: Mazda CX-5 Diesel bent towbar

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    This is what a Bosal tow bar did to my Suzuki Grand Vitara
    There are 8 mounting positions on the car, Bosal used 4, 2 not even being on the chassis.
    Under the Suzuki section there is a...
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    New Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA+

    I have Wrangler At/SA on my Suzuki Grant Vitara and done trips to Kgalagadi , Okavango Delta etc with no problem whatsoever.
    The only thing is I dont think I am going to get more than 50 000 km out...
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    Re: Dijara camp site :

    Sorry to hear, I loved my stay there..thank you Andre and wish you the absolute best going forward.
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    Re: Suzuki grand vitara

    Rebel 4x 4 do have a lift kit installed by Suzuki
    Tyres to AT 235/65/17 i think ...
    Just one size wider than standard[emoji3]
    Erich ...eish...time at the moment![emoji17][emoji17][emoji17]
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    Re: Suzuki grand vitara

    I tow with a 2.4 man GV a Metalian Maxi with relative ease ... Just returned from Okavango and its infamous sand ...427549
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    Re: Grand Vitara TowBar

    Erich I hope I have it right but its the body work at the back of the car[emoji15][emoji15]
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    Re: Chassis torn where tow bar is fastened

    I am pulling a Metalian Maxi...It weighs about 1000 - 1100kg loaded.
    When my tow bar failed in Okavango and I had to take it to Maun to be repaired the towbar technician told me Pajero's failed a...
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    Re: Grand Vitara TowBar

    The 2 mounting points on the chassis never bent but the tow bar mounting bracket did....so the way I see it is that the old config placed all the trailer weight and extension leverage on the bolts at...
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    Re: Chassis torn where tow bar is fastened

    I had the very same problem with my Suzuki GV
    Four bolts held the tow bar to the car but only 2 were in the chassis, the other two mounted on the body work of the car.
    I had R14 k damage to the car...
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    Re: Grand Vitara TowBar

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    The picture of my modified tow bar.
    4 mounting points on each side, 2 being on the chassis.
    The extension to the ball still has to be shortened but need to test with the car and trailer...
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    Re: Grand Vitara TowBar

    This is the reinforcing mods done on my tow bar
    they have added 4 additional points , 4 being on the tow bar itself....
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    Re: Grand Vitara TowBar

    Erich, no its in the panel beater at the moment but hoping to get it tomorrow.
    They are reinforcing the tow bar so I will place some photos when I can.
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    Re: Grand Vitara Battery Replacement

    Thanks Erich
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    Grand Vitara Battery Replacement

    My original battery died in August while I was in Namibia, I took the 104A/h semi deep cycle battery from my trailer and fitted it into the car...It just fits, and I have left it there with no...
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    Re: Grand Vitara TowBar

    Hi Kierie
    Thanks for the excellent explanation that you have given.
    When I lift the trailer hitch to the ball I believe it must be much less than the 75 kg as I do so with ease and being a fairly...
  33. Thread: GV to CKGR

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    Re: GV to CKGR

    Erich Not the typing type but maybe.......[emoji3]
  34. Thread: GV to CKGR

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    Re: GV to CKGR

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    This is a pic of my GV in the Okavango delta in the sand.
    The cruiser came to a standstill in front of me and i had to stop. I would have made it
    The cruiser was pulling about 1600 kg...
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    Re: Grand Vitara TowBar

    Yes but I was told by the panel beater that the thin valence steel was spring steel to take the load.
    Maybe true but I will still argue that all 8 mounting bolts used would have prevented problem.
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