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    Re: Repurposing The Dome

    Was called Extreme 16 and as pointed out is now Halfway Toyota. I've lived within 1,5km of it for the past 20 years. Used to take my son there for breakfast on "Dad's weekend" and drool (at the...
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    Re: V6 Amarok Tyres

    Maybe I'm being dumb, but are you after 19-inch or 20-inch rims and tyres? Not sure which way you want to swap...

    I have a set of five 20-inch rims plus tyres, but they're for sale (I have put...
  3. Re: FS : 2019 VW Amarok 3.0 V6 TDi Highline 4Motion D/C LOW MILER

    Maybe I should apply for a job at VW, or at Oosthuizen motors in Bethlehem. But having owned my V6 for almost 3 years now, I can attest to the fact that it is a brilliant daily drive.

    In...
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    Re: Load shedding buster

    Variation on a theme; this is my effort.

    108Ah Blue Nova inside the box (removed from vehicle), Ctek charger and 600W pure sine wave inverter - both mounted outside the box for heat dissipation...
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    Re: Double Cabs - How Capable is Capable??

    FWIW the Amarok is 500mm. Someone said it could probably handle more than that, but that VW was being "cautious". I don't know if that is B/S or not (the comment about VW)... I have seen comments...
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    Re: Double Cabs - How Capable is Capable??

    As usual we wander off topic - jammer, Petri. Fortunately (due to a special deal from VW at the time) I "only" paid R726K for my Extreme, but those first scratches DO hurt. Ironically the first two...
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    Re: Double Cabs - How Capable is Capable??

    For some reason I identify with this chirp! :)

    Very heartening for me to see a fair number of positive comments for the Amarok (specifically the V6, for obvious reasons) on this thread.... I never...
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    Re: Double Cabs - How Capable is Capable??

    Mine is a 2018 model (October 2018 to be precise)... And I believe rim size is dictated by the size of the brake rotor/disk. That's why I expect them to be slightly smaller on the 2L models (less...
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    Re: Double Cabs - How Capable is Capable??

    I have 17-inch rims on my V6, with 265/70 profile BFGs. I speak under correction, but I think the 2-litre has smaller brake rotors, so might be able to go down to 16-inch.

    In terms of capability,...
  10. Re: Winter Brekkie Trip!!! Camping and gravel travel weekend. - 11 to 13 June

    Sorry for such late notification, guys, but I'm afraid I'm also out....:-[
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    Re: Amarok Steering noise

    Cool - thanks! I'll be VERY chuffed if I get anywhere near that mileage out of my 'rok! :)
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    Re: Amarok Steering noise

    Hi Stephen

    A bit concerned that you replaced it twice. At what sort of mileages?

    Is there perhaps a generic fault with the pump, and is it maybe only on certain models?

    TIA
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    Re: Victron Mppt

    This has been my experience so far too. I also have the Victron 100|20 with a Blue Nova 108Ah battery, and 2 x 160W panels. I also connect in series to make sure that the voltage is 5V above battery...
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    Re: Victron Mppt

    If you have only one panel, you can only "connect". :) The concept of series or parallel implies more than one panel...
  15. Re: Winter Brekkie Trip!!! Camping and gravel travel weekend. - 11 to 13 June

    I'm toying with the idea of "doing a Rainier" and staying nearby in a lodge or B&B or something. Is the 10-car limit ONLY because of campsite limitations??? So if we stay off-site then you can...
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    Re: Portable Lithium Box

    Thanks, Leon. Wherever possible I hate cutting cables; the lugs make it easy to use the supplied crocodile clips on the compressor.
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    Re: Portable Lithium Box

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    Leon, as promised, a pic of my setup, going the "DB board" route as opposed to a box. Yes, it is less portable, but seeing as I may only be camping 3-4 times per year, it is "reasonably...
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    Re: Portable Lithium Box

    Mine draws about the same (from the manual), which is why I have it on a separate 50A circuit... And I run it off my aux battery
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    Re: Portable Lithium Box

    Great - thanks, Leon. I'm rushing off now, but will take and post some pics later this afternoon, or some time tomorrow.
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    Re: Portable Lithium Box

    Damn, Leon - why didn't you start this thread about 6 months ago when I was starting my build! :) Not to take anything away from offline valuable advice I received from people like Fluffy.

    I also...
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    Re: Name this jet please

    I think you may be right about it being the mustang - 3 windows...
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    Re: Name this jet please

    I would go with Cessna Citation M2
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    Re: What's your Biggest pet peeve?

    Fortunately for me, my wheelbarrow Service Centre is very close to my MTB Service shop...

    (private joke, only Fluffy will get it...)
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    Re: Recovery boards from China

    So, just some feedback. On the recent Klein Pella trip I did manage to get myself bogged in soft, deep sand at the top of a dune that I had just managed to negotiate. Rookie mistake in that all...
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    Re: Ranger towbar with removable towball

    Maybe try Seikel. They did mine on the Amarok for a reasonable price. While I was there a guy came in with a Hilux; in other words I think they do more than just VW...
  26. Re: Wood in Hartbeespoort - Don't Buy Next to the Road

    Is this also suitable for braai-ing? The blurb (Big flame...) seems to indicate only suitable for fireplaces?
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    This was exactly how I fell into the trap of buying 10 bags (which I still have in my carport). Had I known the story, I wouldn't have touched the wood, but at R10 per bag it seemed a bargain....
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    Re: Amarok recall

    Sorry, Tyron, I also went in due to the recall and was told it was purely an anti-theft device (lock nut similar to those on the wheels). Due to my non-standard (according to VW) rims, they could not...
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    Re: Klein Pella - Easter 2021

    As someone whose preference is not "to do a trail for doing a trail's sake", the trip from Riemvasmaak to Klein Pella was most definitely the highlight for me personally!!! Although I also enjoyed...
  30. Re: Braai wood - where and what do you buy Pretoria area

    I was lambasted for doing just that :) Apparently that wood is not responsibly sourced, nor is it properly dry...

    I haven't used any of the 10 bags I bought, so I can't testify to the dryness....
  31. Re: Braai wood - where and what do you buy Pretoria area

    Those are great prices. I paid I think R40 or R50 per bag for "Namibian hardwood" for the KP trip from a nursery close to where I live in Fourways. Which is why I bought wood at Harties for R10 per...
  32. Re: May 2021 Traction Challenge V.2 Brekkie Run with a Twist.

    Much better chance of me making it - even if just to spectate... ;D
  33. Re: May 2021 Traction Challenge V.2 Brekkie Run with a Twist.

    Yes. I can testify to that...
  34. Re: May 2021 Traction Challenge V.2 Brekkie Run with a Twist.

    Thanks, Andrew, but I'm a 50/50.

    It's my son's birthday that day and we have a few "family issues" (not with him!) at the moment. But if I CAN make it I will, although quite possibly with street...
  35. Re: We need to define what exactly “camping” is.

    Valid points... It's still just in the "thought phase" at this time. And it would only be for the first trip, unless I find another experienced group of forum members to tag along with.

    Setting...
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