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    Spinnekop, wat is dit?

    Ek het die knaap op my stoep ontdek gisteraand, dit is so groot soos n R2 muntstuk.
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    Re: New Guy - 76 SW

    Very odd to see that people buy cars without test driving it. How a car turns, steering feel and engine noise should have been obvious.
    Please, avoid future mistakes and test drive properly.

    This...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 79 OME BP51 Suspension Review

    I'm such a child!
    Every time I read this, "Christo the Ironman" sounds like a cage fighter, and he has a reputation nogals.
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    Re: Land Cruiser 79 OME BP51 Suspension Review

    Thanks, this is a great question, and one that is not do easy to discuss without graphs, but hopefully I can explain my thinking in a coherent way.

    You are absolutely right, linear spring rates...
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    Re: Help me buying used land cruiser

    It is difficult to answer as there are many ways cars can be abused. Is the car in Europe? Can you inspect and test drive the car?

    The 1HZ engine is about as reliable as an engine can be. 400k km...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 79 OME BP51 Suspension Review

    I have driven a 79 double cab with OME springs and BP51s, but that car was heavily laden.

    It had a Steel RSI tray and canopy, two rear wheel carriers, winch, steel bullbar, bash plates, rock...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 79 OME BP51 Suspension Review

    Yes, I have spent many hours there trying to find a solution.

    They don't make springs, they get Supreme Springs to make it for them. They gave me a rough quote of more than R100k for one set of...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 79 OME BP51 Suspension Review

    Even the light duty option is more stiff than the sock springs. In the case of the front springs more than 50%
    The light duty coil springs measured were not progressive.
    The stock leaf springs are...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 79 OME BP51 Suspension Review

    No, you are wrong.

    They don't have front springs that are even close to the standard stiffness. And the leaf pack would have to be taken apart and elements removed to get it back to what I already...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 79 OME BP51 Suspension Review

    Thank you, this is a much more constructive way to discuss topics as opposed to trying to read between the lines of your previous post.

    Let's break your post down a bit.

    What exactly does the...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 79 OME BP51 Suspension Review

    I'll be honest, I'm not sure what your point is.

    Yes, my car is a compromise. I have said this much already. But then again, I can't think of a single car that doesn't compromise anything.

    So,...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 79 OME BP51 Suspension Review

    This is so true that it hurts a little...



    Your wise 4x4 guru is wrong.

    Have you ever seen big machinery articulating with massive loads?

    Here is an example of a 71ton gross truck showing...
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    Re: 4x2 SUV’s - what’s their purpose?

    Thank goodness for MAP and MAF sensors.

    But, in the interest of accuracy I will address some things.

    Carburettors are not all created equal. Some carburettors can compensate for air pressure,...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 79 OME BP51 Suspension Review

    I can definitely compare the two, if one fails sooner than the other, that is exactly what a comparison is for, to highlight differences.
    Loading 500kg on both and going for a drive is within...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 79 OME BP51 Suspension Review

    What type of Fox shocks do you have, they make an incredible lineup of shocks. The only thing that kept me from buying Fox shocks was the lack of rebound adjustment.
    That would mean a shock rebuild...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 79 OME BP51 Suspension Review

    BP51s with Light loads Off-road

    This morning I picked up some lawn dressing that were in 35kg bags, I loaded 10, so that makes a nice exact load of 350kg.

    On my way back I was shocked at how...
  17. Re: Is a Nissan Patrol better than a Toyota Landcruiser?

    It depends on the model.

    The Y61 has better articulation than the 105 and stronger axles.
    In my opinion the Y61 is the better 4x4 if you add a front locker.

    The drawback is the engine choices,...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 79 OME BP51 Suspension Review

    I'm sure the springs in the 79 would be better suited to the higher load, mostly because the cruiser is rated for between 920 and 1095kg depending on which Toyota website you consult, and the Raptor...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 79 OME BP51 Suspension Review

    It bothered me why the cruiser seemed to handle bigger bumps better than the Raptor.
    In theory the Raptor should outperform the cruiser there as well.

    Information is in short supply with regards...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 79 OME BP51 Suspension Review

    Ford ranger Raptor vs. BP-51

    Yesterday I had the opportunity to drive a Ford Ranger Raptor, and I decided it was a good opportunity to compare it to the BP-51 shocks in the Cruiser.

    I have...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 79 OME BP51 Suspension Review

    Supreme spring has plans to design parabolic springs for the cruiser, but no time frame on the plan.
    I even offered to buy a set for testing but they didn't seem too interested.

    I am waiting till...
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    Re: MediaRelease: Haval P SERIES SA Launch

    Sooo...To the writer of this fluff piece, please state one thing of this bakkie that fits the statement above.It looks decent, but ground breaking?It's a ladder frame bakkie. Nothing about this is...
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    Re: Landcruiser 80 1HZ

    A 1HZ wouldn't get damaged easily by old diesel, and 1 year for diesel should be fine.

    Take a spare fuel filter with and drive it.

    We have generators that often stand for more than a year...
  24. Re: How tough are these small SUV-buggies like the Ecosport, T-Cross etc.?

    The EcoSport is based on the fiesta, uses very similar suspension components. The shocks and bushes will wear out very quickly on bad corrugated roads.

    I don't know the t cross as well, but I...
  25. Re: How much it costs to drive 100km in South Africa’s most popular bakkies

    I guess the 1hz owners are crawling out...

    My 1hz usually drinks about 14l/100km in mixed driving almost like clockwork , but if I do 110km/h on the open road I can get 12l/100km.

    265/75r16...
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    Re: Rush replacement coming in February!

    The Yaris GR will likely be just under R700k, priced similarly to the track focussed GTI TCR.

    We will get limited numbers initially, but the production run will not be limited, so more constant...
  27. Re: How much it costs to drive 100km in South Africa’s most popular bakkies

    I'm not sure what genius decided they would do the difficult maffs in order to explain that if you multiply liters consumed by Randelas that you get the cost.

    And not only that, you actually show...
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    Re: BFG KO2 REVIEW - Very Disappointed

    [But I think you will find that those F1 tyres will be the maximum width for the weight of an F1 car, wider will not improve the grip.[/QUOTE]

    Tyres in motorsport are regulated in diameter and...
  29. Re: Cruiser DC's (Much!) Cheaper than the new Hilux!!!??

    I change oil and filters every 10000km.

    It takes me less than 15 minutes to do and costs less than R1500 for 15L of delo 400, and the oil and air filters. Literally only two tools needed, a...
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    Re: The importance of 3-ply side wall?

    This is a more touchy topic than I would have expected. Everyone is the most expertest it seems.

    Everyone has an experience, and that will mostly be only applicable to yourself unfortunately. The...
  31. Re: Cruiser DC's (Much!) Cheaper than the new Hilux!!!??

    The V8 79 was developed for the mining industry in Australia. The 1HDxxx doesn't meet emissions requirements for the mines.
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    No 1HZ recall?

    1HZ owners always miss the fun, probably because it is over by the time we get there.
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    Re: Amarok Steel wheels

    Thanks everyone,

    After taking some measurements it seems that the 17" steel wheels would need modification to fit over the powerbrake calipers.

    He decided to stick to 18" aluminium wheels for...
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    Re: Why no FJ Cruiser diesel?

    FJ cruiser has a capacity of 159l since the 2013 update.
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    Re: BFG KO2 REVIEW - Very Disappointed

    This is true only if the surfaces do not deflect or deform under pressure.

    Metal surfaces may have a coefficient of friction of 0.42 but galling when sliding under pressure will increase the...
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