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    Outback Challenge 2008

    Hi Guys, don't know if you all know the results yet.

    Our SA boys got a 7th for Terence and Jacques and a 9th for Warner and Cris. This is a phenomenal result. Especially if you think that Warner...
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    As far as I know the Creepy's only come in Bias....

    As far as I know the Creepy's only come in Bias. SO onroad ride aint going to be as comfortable as a radial. But check with Jon on this. It seems to be the most popular tyre in OBC, along with the...
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    Ian, I would say that I've seen more mags debead...

    Ian, I would say that I've seen more mags debead than steel. But that may be statistics in that there are just way more mags running around on 4by's than steel. Which as you mentioned means there are...
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    Nah, Boeta, doesn't matter how you spell it, as...

    Nah, Boeta, doesn't matter how you spell it, as long as it is the biggest tyre you can fit.

    Generally the inch tyres are reffered to when they are stamped with inches on the side and not metric....
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    Simon if you looking for something for diving and...

    Simon if you looking for something for diving and want to fork out a lot of bucks get the Bluechart G2 mapset. It is what maps are supposed to be. I even have a Google Earth overlay for the land...
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    Bart, ek gaan nie 'n geleentheid om vir jou grief...

    Bart, ek gaan nie 'n geleentheid om vir jou grief te gee oor jou "woosy mobile" laat verbygaan nie. En terwyl ons jou uithaal kan ek sommer vir jou se dat die een is 'n Land Rover en die ander 'n...
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    And another good man succumbs to the fuel price.

    And another good man succumbs to the fuel price.
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    Dudes, I had a bit of a shock this past long...

    Dudes, I had a bit of a shock this past long weekend. It cost me less to go from Cape Town to Beaufort and then onto Fraserburg and back to Cape Town again than both a D4D and a VW T5. I got 9km/l to...
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    Bart, jy is betotteld man. Is dit om vir die...

    Bart, jy is betotteld man. Is dit om vir die versekering te kan se jy was besig om die band te rebead toe brand die Lux in sy m&^%.
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    Ian, if you help me put the V8 in, yes. The 6...

    Ian, if you help me put the V8 in, yes. The 6 cylinder is just not turning the 37's.
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    Hey Morne, at least it is on your list. It took...

    Hey Morne, at least it is on your list. It took me a while to commit as well but it was well worth it. I want to go again but will have to save up. Have 4 kids to drag along. Will take them when the...
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    I am going to say something that I am going to...

    I am going to say something that I am going to get blasted for.

    If you own a 4x4 and the Luderitz-Walvis trip is not on your "Most Wanted" list of 4by things to do, then sell the 4x4 and go do...
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    Lekker Andre. Jy weet waar daar 'n ramp is, ne?

    Lekker Andre. Jy weet waar daar 'n ramp is, ne?
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    Andre, rather put a Riderite kit in. The you can...

    Andre, rather put a Riderite kit in. The you can change the load carrying ability and get the lift. A bit more adjustability and also a smoother ride.

    As for Saayman's, my exoerience goes too far...
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    Is this on your vehicle or in marine environment?...

    Is this on your vehicle or in marine environment? If on vehicle use Copperslip for anti-seize. On a boat don't usde Copperslip. It speeds up the corrosion. Then rather use a litium or graphite grease...
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    A couple of options, Blue tooth, cheap RS232 unit...

    A couple of options, Blue tooth, cheap RS232 unit or a GPS chipset/demo board like from RFdesign.

    The BT route is either Holux or similar, maybe even Garmin 10. Only works well if you have the...
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    Hi Jaun First thing is buy a radial and not a...

    Hi Jaun

    First thing is buy a radial and not a bias ply tyre. The carcass of the radial is much softer and pliable and your Wrangler will be able to bulge the tyre if deflated. The bias tyres'...
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    For an allround tyre I think the Cooper STT2 is...

    For an allround tyre I think the Cooper STT2 is the obvious choice. The Kumho is great if you are a bit more offroad biased and you don't mind less km's before replacement. On the Colt I'd reckon...
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    Rooies, read the article attached on 4-links....

    Rooies, read the article attached on 4-links. This is a great introduction into how and why 4-links work. From there on it is seriaas experimentation to get the perfect setup. But I reckon if you...
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    I bought them for the same price as ou paid for...

    I bought them for the same price as ou paid for your Creepy's, about R2150 inc VAT. I originally wanted R1600/tyre but will part with them for less at this stage. Come and have a look at them and...
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    The Mud vs Allterrain in sand is quite a debate....

    The Mud vs Allterrain in sand is quite a debate. All I can say is that from experience my Kumho KL71 did the best in sand, my Cooper STT2's avery very close 2nd and th BF A/T did the worse. This is...
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    My 35" STT2's are still up for grabs. They go...

    My 35" STT2's are still up for grabs. They go brilliantly on sand. Keep in mind you are running a bias ply tyre. The carcass is very stiff and the Jeep is light. A full size like a Cruiser or...
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    I was about to make the same comment. If it...

    I was about to make the same comment. If it wasn't for Nissan, okes like me wouldn't be able to afford a proper 4x4. Then again, Toyota owners sell more Toyotas than Toyota. And there are a lot of...
  25. Thread: Patrols

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    The Patrol's are lighter on fuel than the...

    The Patrol's are lighter on fuel than the Cruisers. My carbie Patrol does the same consumption as a EFI cruiser. This with 35's on and the Cruiser running 33's.

    Needless to say, I am a Patrol...
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    I have a more pressing question, where did you...

    I have a more pressing question, where did you get those beadlocks?
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    Eric I know it might be a bit costly but for...

    Eric

    I know it might be a bit costly but for an extension you can also consider the synthetic ropes. You can get either Dyneema, or Vectran. A 12mm piece of Vectran or Dyneema is rated at 14T and...
  28. Thread: Cooper STT

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    BTW, the pulling to the left or right thing you...

    BTW, the pulling to the left or right thing you can minimize a lot by having a slightly higher or lower tyre pressure in the one side relative to other. Effectively increasing rolling resistance on...
  29. Thread: Cooper STT

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    Solid axle 4by tend to pull off the camber...

    Solid axle 4by tend to pull off the camber regardless of tyre choice. It did it with the BG AT's, the Kumho's and the Aruara's. These were all in 33". Thereofore I was very happy with the STT2'...
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    If I may ask, what did the 35" Creepy's set you...

    If I may ask, what did the 35" Creepy's set you back? I'd also love to see the tread depth on those. Seem to have some of the deepest treads out there.
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    Barto, ja. Kan uiteindelik 'n gesprek he. Die...

    Barto, ja. Kan uiteindelik 'n gesprek he. Die ander een is nou offisieel dood.
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    Htc P3600

    I just got a new phone, the HTC P3600. This is one awsome piece of kit. I installed Ozi and it found the internal GPS and works like a charm. Same with Tom Tom and also Garmin XT.

    The 3G makes it...
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    Much easier to just stick with one grease. But...

    Much easier to just stick with one grease. But yes, you can switch between greases by swopping cartidges. Only thing is the gun is normally cheaper than the grease if you buy good grease. I'd say...
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    I am busy testing out a couple of greases for my...

    I am busy testing out a couple of greases for my 4x4 and also for my CNC machines. SOS Oils and also Oils SA have been great help. BTW they sell just about all their greases in 400g cartidges, but...
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    I think a lot of the Jeeps have a V-link setup....

    I think a lot of the Jeeps have a V-link setup. See link below for typical steering setups. As you cycle the suspension the toe-in changes, not good. In a draglink and tierod setup the tierod fixes...
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