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    Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    they sell RHD jeeps in America new- the postal service uses them.

    https://www.holzhauers.com/right-hand-drive-jeeps-for-sale.htm
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    Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    If you lock the suspension in 4x4 mode it should stay up. But I don't think it will allow at 130km/h

    130km/h dune driving is a bit extreme IMO but I can imagine great fun.

    If you are going to...
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    Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    I had to googled to check how intense this trip would be and I found a video ( very amateur) of a 6 day luderitz to walvis bay dune trip.

    I see in the convoy what seems to be a Mercedes ML suv...
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    Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    Well you have the option, and you can choose. But its not to say a touareg can handle dunes playing responsibly, just like a Pajero or even a BMW X5

    many a video on youtube bare testimony.
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    Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    If you play too hard with anything, you will damage it

    Here is a one playing in the dunes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hs_m5yEED4
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    Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    2011- 2016 VW touareg V8 TDI.

    250kw and 800nm standard. should be ok for dunes.

    highway cursing at 130km/h with 4 people and luggage returns around average 9 liters per 100km - 100 liter tank...
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    Re: Newer bakkie suspension vs the older bakkies

    Have you tried the amarok ?
    itís closest to suv type ride from all the bakkies.
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    Re: Touareg V10 search

    Nice, you will enjoy it-
  9. Thread: Seeking BMW Z3

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    Re: Seeking BMW Z3

    https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-classic-vintage-cars/kenwyn/1984-honda-prelude-automatic-in-good-all-round-condition/1009826017910910000595409
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    Re: FS - 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S (Manual)

    apparently from 2009

    How to Know If Your Porsche Is at Risk for IMS Bearing Failure

    The IMS bearing for these engines went through multiple design revisions from 1999 – ’06, including both...
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    Re: Why do you want to camp without electricity?

    For one maybe two nights, yes. At full moon with clear skies.
    Keep it minimalistic too
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    Re: FS - 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S (Manual)

    This price is a Bargain if i look at similar cars and price on auto trader.
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    Re: What 4x4 to get???

    Toyota fortuner
    Pajero sport
    Audi Q7
    Land rover discovery
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    Re: Windscreen wipers

    Top tip, spray some silicone spray on wipers to resolve issues mentioned.

    It also acts like a water repellent,
  15. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    welcome! I have been enjoying my V8 tdi since Feb 2019 and its now on 170k km. So far much more reliable than my previous V6 tdi which had all the regular issues.
    So far on the V8 only changed a...
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    Re: Very confused. Mercedes or Jeep.

    you should listen to your wife and get her what she wants- ie a mini van, and use the savings balance and take her on a island holiday for 7 days.

    if your wife's first choice was a mini van, I...
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    Re: Urban Cruiser questions

    My pajero IO is similar in size to an urban cruiser.

    it has superselect 4x4 with low range.

    at 18 years young it even looks closer to a real cruiser 76 than the new toyota urban cruiser.

    it...
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    Re: Todayís traveller (covid era)

    We just traveled to Gauteng for 7 days to visit family and friends from Eswatini. Tests cost R3k - at least they were valid for return back.

    However there is some good news on the horizon. Fully...
  19. Thread: Beaches open?

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    Re: Beaches open?

    Drive moz Facebook says, you can swim, fish, snorkel, etc but no chilling/tanning on the beach.

    so when you finished swimming you canít stay on the beach.

    itís pointless, rather go to kosi bay-...
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    Re: How to fight monkeys and baboons

    Don't shoot the monkey's! even with an air rifle- it hurts them.

    Rather do not go if they are going to spoil your holiday.
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    Re: TLF Bronco vs Wrangler vs LR DEfender

    That lift and bigger tyres on the defender does take away its center of gravity somewhat.

    almost went rolly polly there on the rocks
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    Re: Land Cruiser 300 - 3.3L V6 diesel

    almost like petrol
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    Re: Land Cruiser 300 - 3.3L V6 diesel

    On the flip side, we have much much cheaper houses. For the price of new cruiser in SA you can buy a decent 3 bedroom house in an average suburb in a average town.

    In Aus its the price of 5...
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    Re: This is not good for the Mozambique

    Sounds like the Rwandan forces have succeeded pushing the insurgents back to Tanzanian border.

    https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/rwandan-forces-reportedly-kill-30-insurgents-in-mozambique/
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    Re: Prim8 cars South - R44,000

    Its 44k to reserve one, total price is R 196k

    A new Zimbabwean car company, backed by an Iranian car group based in the UAE

    it would be interesting to know where would one go to request the...
  26. Re: Touareg 4x4 settings 2009 facelift 3.0 tdi with air suspension

    For loose thick sand i used 4h but sport gear selection and traction off in my first T1 treg.

    sport mode shifts higher in the rev range so you are always in peak torque band.

    use low range and...
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    Re: Repurposing The Dome

    There have been many world class bands there over the years.

    let me refresh your memories

    https://www.concertarchives.org/venues/ticketpro-dome?page=1#concert-table

    I remember going there...
  28. Thread: Days of Unrest.

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    Re: Days of Unrest.

    Its surreal having to watch KZN experience similar unrest on a much larger and destructive scale. Some folk here in Ewsatini are connected to KZN, a few decided to get out and go back only to KZN...
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    Re: Lester Michael Pike

    Condolences on your loss
  30. Thread: Days of Unrest.

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    Re: Days of Unrest.

    Screen shot from a video as the fighters approach Oshoek a few minutes ago.

    Covid regulations obviously exempted for this.
  31. Thread: Days of Unrest.

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    Re: Days of Unrest.

    Ezulwini side everything is pretty much normal again. On Tuesday government announced back to work and Wednesday traffic, and all services were normal. They are not restocking looted shops for now....
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    I like it. fat chunky buttons.

    one critique is the lack of normal instrument cluster behind steering wheel- just a vdo " analogue" speedo & rev counter would do
  33. Thread: Days of Unrest.

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    Re: Days of Unrest.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E5wgVigXIAEqMcf?format=jpg&name=large
  34. Thread: Days of Unrest.

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    Re: Days of Unrest.

    Special marines were deployed to guard the US embassy on 30th June - This type of response would not happen for normal protests.

    WASHINGTON D.C. --U.S. Marines from the Marine Security Guard...
  35. Thread: Days of Unrest.

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    Re: Days of Unrest.

    I believe it was quashed for now.

    Now covid 19 infections will take its toll. Yesterday the new cases were at 96 It does not sound like much but we were going at a rate of 11 and max 20 per day...
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