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  1. Re: Why No Jeep Wranglers or Gladiators Through SA, Namibia, or Botswana?

    I find this quite interesting.

    How do wheel bearings just break out of the blue?
  2. Re: Why No Jeep Wranglers or Gladiators Through SA, Namibia, or Botswana?

    Thanks for the link.

    Looks like something I would like to watch.
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    Re: Unichip vs Mapping

    Hi Bryan, I have had both done on various vehicles, both work well, and your results and satisfaction for both are hugely depended on who does the work.

    Currently running a remap on my bakkie, no...
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    Re: Toyota dealerships not using service advisors

    This works very well, surprises me that more dealerships do not go this route.
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    Poll: Re: What veg don't you eat? Why?

    This! Always get these funny looks when I decline sweet potato, but I can't stand the stuff.

    Oh yes, and eggplant as well, horrible, horrible things.
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Talk me out of buying a ford ranger raptor

    I would like to know, at which age is it then acceptable to enjoy some of the money you work hard for in the form of an expensive vehicle? Or is it never acceptable?
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Talk me out of buying a ford ranger raptor

    Jip, waiting for the wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth threads when folks on here start buying the new VX300 Land Cruisers.

    'Cause, you know, paying a lot for a vehicle does not make...
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    Re: Amarok V6 questions

    True, was a bit surprised at the pricing compared to some of the other options out there.

    Look I know it is a great looking quality product, but I have other things to do at the moment that is...
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    Re: Amarok V6 questions

    Had quotes for the RSI SmartCap for my Amarok in April. Pricing was around the R40k mark. Just below for the Adventure and just over for the Sport.
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    Defender Re: Pricing a Defender

    In fairness, then I want an original vehicle, not something that someone has converted into an overlanding special.
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    Re: New Hilux Mods , What to do?

    How on this green earth does Toyota get away with not fitting cats on their new vehicles?

    It has been compulsory since 1 January 2008.
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    Re: Changing of the guard, Q7 has been replaced

    Congrats and enjoy the new wheels.

    I really like the latest iteration of the X3.
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    Re: To Amarok again or not

    I am itching to look for a low mileage V6, but my problem is there is absolutely nothing wrong with my 132kW. It has 114,000km on the clock and not even a rattle inside the cab.

    Maybe I should...
  14. Re: VagSpec Center Cpt - Shout out for good service

    Same here, I have used them a few times now, and always positive.
  15. Thread: Roti!

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    Re: Roti!

    Nice one, will definitely try it with our next curry. Thanks!
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    Jeez, that is a lot of buttons!
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    Re: Discovery V8 mysterious engine noise

    I am trying to rack my brain as to the exact details, but cannot remember it clearly. Our Disco 2 V8 had a whining noise from the engine when we still owned it years ago. Walter was still at...
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    Re: Word ek oud of word ek slim.

    Absoluut!
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    Re: Land Cruiser 300 - 3.3L V6 diesel

    If you are doing 95% on road driving, might I suggest that the Land Cruiser is, in fact, not the best vehicle for your requirements?
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    Re: Help with Amarok handbrake

    Did you adjust the handbrake following the service?
  21. Thread: Ineos Grenadier

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    Re: Ineos Grenadier

    This definition is incorrect.

    Monocoque is a word made up of two words: the Greek word mono (single) and the French word coque (shell). As per definition it is a single shell which is a structural...
  22. Thread: Ineos Grenadier

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    Re: Ineos Grenadier

    Would expect them to get their terminology correct. There is no modern SUV which utilise monocoque construction, most modern cars and SUV's use unibody construction which means the body, floorboards,...
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    Re: Which diesel is best ?

    I would love to talk to your dealer and get the "facts" (not hearsay) from him.

    I was involved in the Sasol upgrade projects for the cleaner fuels, would love to hear your "expert" explain how it...
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    Re: What are your non negotiables when buying a 4x4?

    Definitely makes sense in that scenario.
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    Re: What are your non negotiables when buying a 4x4?

    Fair enough, but read the post I was responding to, specific mention was made of being within 10 minutes of a dealership for servicing.

    That was what I was responding to, not your scenario. And as...
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    Re: What are your non negotiables when buying a 4x4?

    Must say, I will never ever buy a vehicle because there are lots of dealerships all over the place, BUT, I will disqualify a vehicle choice due to there being only a handful of scarce dealerships...
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    Re: What are your non negotiables when buying a 4x4?

    Interesting viewpoint.

    For me personally, the distance to the dealer does not really influence me that much. Probably due to living in Gauteng and having most manufacturer dealerships within...
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    Re: What are your non negotiables when buying a 4x4?

    For me as follows:

    Safety
    Comfort
    Fuel Efficiency
    Technology (as in safety tech and basics such as proper working traction control, proper infotainment and connectivity, etc)

    Part of the...
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    Re: Hilux missing all the good stuff?

    Something to bear in mind when buying a secondhand 2021 Hilux sometime in the future.
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    Re: Amarok biturbo auto mileage

    As mentioned, next service will be cambelt (and waterpump if you so choose), and tensioner belt. This is a big service for the Amarok.

    I did the cambelt and waterpump change in March last year at...
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    Re: Wrangler to Disco

    As a long time Land Rover fan, my advice would be to just go into it with your eyes wide open.

    That Disco will also not be a cheap vehicle to maintain.

    You might score on running costs with the...
  32. Re: Ford very finnicky over petrol - 2nd engine replacement imminent.

    And yet Porsche can sell a pukka 911 Turbo S here in this old SA with its substandard fuel?
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    Re: Warning - Hyena inside Lower Sabie camp

    Funny guy;D
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    Re: Warning - Hyena inside Lower Sabie camp

    Where did this come from?
  35. Poll: Re: What do you feel more comfortable with, newer car, or an easier to fix car?

    Absolutely, 100% this.

    I have owned and driven old 4x4s, and you have to do constant maintenance on them as the various components come to the end of their design lifespans. Rubber and plastic get...
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