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    Re: Namibia interesting news updates

    http://conservationnamibia.com/blog/b2021-elephant-auction.php

    Article explains the ideas behind auctioning off elephants, but I wonder how realistic this plan is.
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    Re: Is there a problem with Michelin LTX

    The Michelin LTX AT2 do come in LT spec.
    The LTX Force I haven't seen in LT spec so far. Maybe that's why they are a little cheaper than the AT2.
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    Re: Difflock vs Traction control

    There are several vehicles on the market that keep TC working on the front axle, once rear DL has been engaged. No rocket science.
  4. Re: Buying a Prado, what is better: Later year model or low km

    With that difference in mileage I would go for the 2015 one. What upgrades does the 2016 model have over the 2015 one?
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    Re: Cooper AT3's vs ST MAXX

    From my own experience with Cooper ST MAXX: grip off road is ok, but not exceptional. They get noisy. They have got a very stiff sidewall which can make the ride less comfortable.
    They don't like to...
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    Re: Learning how to use my FJ Cruiser offroad.

    Yes, A-Trac only activates at speeds of 5 km/h or less. Not really intrusive when using it in fast sand driving.
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    Re: Is there a problem with Michelin LTX

    The LTX Force is quite a bit better priced than the LTX AT2.
    Should you be looking at the AT2, they apparently don't have the strongest sidewall.
    But they are a very good AT tyre, good grip in sand...
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    Re: What would you choose as your overlander

    Sorry Johan, I didn't mean to ridicule your G-Wagen. On that photo however the caravan just dwarfs that otherwise quite formidable station wagon.
    One day, when I'm grown up I would like to be able...
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    Re: What would you choose as your overlander

    I agree. This would certainly be true for simpler vehicles. Not sure whether I would trust a 15 year old XC90, X5, ML or similar SUVs as much as I would trust a 20 year old Land Cruiser (any model)...
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    Re: What would you choose as your overlander

    In front of that caravan the G looks like a Jimny... ;-)
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    Re: 4.5 Patrol - What to look for?

    What, you plan on cheating on your 105??? ;-)
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    Re: Romer Cooler Boxes

    Sorry ne, but salt water does actually melt at a lower temperature than normal tap water, hence it melts faster than tap water.

    However, adding salt to normal ice/water mix causes a temperature...
  13. Re: FJ Cruiser - Interesting Facts (Useless Information)

    RTFM, page 344...
    Power outlets are rated 12V/120W, hence up to 10 A. If I remember correctly, the 2 power outlets in the rear are good for 10 A together in total. In other words, if you use only...
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    Re: What would you choose as your overlander

    Newish Prado, keep some change for mods.
    Or a new FJ Cruiser and add a Metalian trailer.
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    Re: Malfunction during emergency?

    To an extent, yes. The front axle usually does contribute more to the overall deceleration of a vehicle. I would guess with little load on the rear axle, the brake force distribution would be...
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    Re: Malfunction during emergency?

    Let's go with that scenario, driver applies full brakes, impacts an obstacle, tyre blows out (no pressure left), that wheel locks up. At that very moment that wheel is the slowest of all 4 (not...
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    Re: Romer Cooler Boxes

    I have seen the 40, 45 and 60? Liter boxes. The 45 is the most compact, 60 and 40 have a very similar if not same foot print. I think I have heard they made the 40 liter cooler box for game viewing...
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    Re: Malfunction during emergency?

    Relevance for this scenario?
    Even if you apply gradual or moderate braking, the moment 1 wheel looses traction due to a change in surface conditions, e.g. hitting a puddle, slippery spot or...
  19. Re: How to predict Sand Dune (uphill) driving quality based on specs?

    The important thing about an automatic gear box is, that you can prevent it from up shifting the moment the engine rpm approach red line.
    The FJ stays in gear and tge rev limiter does its job. I...
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    Re: Malfunction during emergency?

    Why?
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    Re: Malfunction during emergency?

    Seeing that a lot of people with blown out tyres have been able to stop safely using the brakes, I would say that shouldn't be a problem.

    ABS on many cars with space saver spare would have to cope...
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    Re: What would you choose as your overlander

    Define your idea of overlanding?
    Taking the family to KNP? Travel Southern Africa? Do months long trips throughout Africa and other continents?
    These days any road trip is called overlanding by...
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    Re: Cruiser vs Hilux

    I think for 1 bar you can do better. A new one cost you 701k according to the website. Add the extras YOU need and see where it takes you.
    Someone is looking to get THAT Cruiser's 2014 show room...
  24. Re: Five-minute charge for electric car batteries.

    I think the point is, that battery technology is developing rather quickly at the moment.
    Nobody says that there is a ready made option available in SA to convert a V8 Landcruiser to an EV, yet.
    ...
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    Re: Very old cruiser - Help with ID

    The 2H was a 4.0 liter 6 cylinder inline diesel engine.
    There were some 4 cylinder engines, too.
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    Re: What wood for a drawer system.

    I have built s shelve system for the FJ from normal ply wood and some left over pine shelving:...
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    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    5 minutes charging time for EV batteries: https://mashable.com/article/storedot-battery-fast-charging/
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    Re: My saddest puncture, General Grabber AT3

    The problem is not so much the plug itself. The potential problem is, that the process of inserting a snot plug can cause damage to the tyre's structure. E.g. a thorn, screw or nail can puncture the...
  29. Re: My appeal to the COVID time innovators in RSA

    Waste of space, Coke and tumblers are legal. You could easily transport 3 bottles of whiskey in there!
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    Re: Advise on a "lifer" overland vehicle

    According to your profile you are 35 years old and you would want a vehicle that lasts you until the end of your days. Hopefully it will not be the end of your days, but just to put a number to that,...
  31. Thread: Towing

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    Re: Towing

    What is not correct? That the EGT at a lower gear, in the peak torque range and with partial throttle input can be expected to be lower than in a higher gear at full throttle? Where do you expect the...
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    Re: Ellie having fun in etosha

    Young bulls are so playful ;D
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    Re: Towing

    Even though the 1st post is 8 years old...

    Specially with a diesel, the EGT should be lower at partial throttle and lower gear than at full throttle and higher gear. In any case, when working the...
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    Re: Joining the MUX club

    I agree, in that instance you experienced no ABS at all would have been a lot better for you. And at the low speed you were travelling pulling the handbrake might have helped. I'm not arguing or...
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    Re: Joining the MUX club

    I'm sure ABS did function, even in the wet and when it was muddy yesterday. ABS is often misunderstood. It's not supposed to shorten the braking distance, but it's supposed to prevent the wheels from...
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