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    Re: Prado 150 accessories

    Can't comment of the first few items, but with regards to the seat covers. I can highly recommend the Takla range. I put in a set of the signature range( Black with silver diamond stitching) in my...
  2. Thread: Legend 50

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    Re: Legend 50

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    Seeing as we sharing, here my Legend50 D/C 4x4 auto :D Absolutely amazing vehicle, and thats coming from a Prado 120. At high way speeds there is practically no road noice & the...
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    Re: SUV or Double cab with canopy?

    I recently swapped my Prado 120 that I had for 4 years for a Legend50 D/C, so my comparison is fairly fresh. For me the bakkie is more convenient in terms of packing space and loading stuff. I have...
  4. Thread: Prado 120 Price?

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    Re: Prado 120 Price?

    I am selling my 2006 Prado at the moment with 260 000km's. I got the trade & retail prices from toyota as it stands its 176k trade & 196 retail. However given you can't have it financed any more &...
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    Re: First Drive: Legend 50 (Long Read)

    Its been a bit longer than that :p My 2006 Prado has the exact same cruise control stalk, as does my wife's 2018 RAV, the Prado 150 that my father-in-law had, and the 2009 Hilux one of my buddies...
  6. Re: Advise needed : Holiday in Moz /timing/locations

    Thanks, Jip I am aware of the travel time, that's what I meant by 2 night/3 day traveling. It's the only major issue with the trip is 3 days driving with the toddler, but he will just have to suck it...
  7. Re: Advise needed : Holiday in Moz /timing/locations

    Thanks for all the advise so far, I will start getting in touch with the various accommodations to see where we can space in all the areas mentioned. While we aren't too bothered by crowds, as long...
  8. Re: Advise needed : Holiday in Moz /timing/locations

    Thanks for the info, the little guy is pretty rugged, he went to Etosha with us at 8 months old, and at a year old down to Sun City, 2 months later a round trip down to Cape Town, so he well traveled...
  9. Advise needed : Holiday in Moz /timing/locations

    My wife and I have decided we don't want to spend another christmas period here in Swakop at home, it simply doesn't feel like a holiday. We have also both had Moz on our list of places we want to...
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    Re: Prado 120 4x4 Mechanics

    Apologies, it switches off VSC, which does reduce the effect of the traction control and allows the wheels to spin. Atleast thats what I have experienced with my 120.
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    Re: Prado 120 4x4 Mechanics

    Side note, when in sand always engage the central diff lock, as disables the traction control system. Also put it in low range, and manually change gears, 2&3 are leka fun when playing in the dunes....
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    Re: Prado 120 - Bicycle carrier options

    I'm not to bothered about taking the cover off, so that fine. Which brand of carrier do you have?
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    Prado 120 - Bicycle carrier options

    Up until now I have been using the front runner fork mount roof carrier on my roof rack when travelling with my mountain bike, which works great, bike is nice and sturdy, I just have to watch my...
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    Re: Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure opinions

    Depending on the dunes you planning on driving, I dropped mine down to 1.5 for the flatter areas, to climb them I went down to 1.2bar. I would think for the big dunes 1 bar or even 0.8 would be...
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    Re: Importing a Trailer ZA->NAM

    Seems simple enough, thanks. I will go look at the few trailers we had in mind, and if one fits the requirements we will bring it in. The import VAT we will do through the business so we don't have...
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    Re: Importing a Trailer ZA->NAM

    If we do buy it, it will be in Cape Town, going down & back via Vioolsdrift/Noordoewer. We don't have a shortage of clearing agents and contacts who can assist in that matter. We will chat to them,...
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    Importing a Trailer ZA->NAM

    Hi All,

    My Father-in-law is looking to buy a smallish trailer, and we are considering buying one of the campmaster trailers or the venter savuti while I am down in SA in 3 weeks time. I would just...
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    Re: Camping with kids, what age?

    Thats cute, but it would never had worked for my boy, he does not stay in one place when sleeping, and would probably roll right out of that.
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    Re: Camping with kids, what age?

    Follow up question for those who camp with ground tents, where did the young ones sleep?

    Camp cots or mattress on the floor? In the same tent as you and swambo or their own tent?

    Swambo has...
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    Re: Camping with kids, what age?

    Right there is the problem, if it were up to me I, would load up the prado and just go, wing it as it goes. Swambo on the other hand is not a roughing it/wing it style lady. I'm easy going and can...
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    Camping with kids, what age?

    Hi people of 4x4community, I have a little census I would like to run. How old were your kids when you first took them camping?

    To give you some background, My wife and I have our first born who...
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    Re: Tyre choice prado 120

    I got the Adventures on my Prado 120, done close 12000 km's with them already & they barely look used. I've done a few dune trips with them and handle pretty well in the sand. On gravel they very...
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    Re: Good Year adventure

    I got a set on my Prado120, done about 2000km's, mostly tar & a daily river sand crossing to take the dogs for a run, my thoughts( note I had bfg's KO's on before that done close to 80k):
    Way...
  24. Thread: Prado 120.

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    Re: Prado 120.

    I have a 2006 Prado, love it to bits. Got it from my Father in law at around 170 000 km's, and I have put another 40k on the clock since then. Done trips up into damaraland, we done a 4000km's trip...
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    Custom Canopy Ideas

    Hi All,

    I'm posting this on behalf of my father-in-law. He has his beloved Cruiser V6 single Cab that he is now in the process of turning into a overlanding/camping vehicle. So far he has the dual...
  26. Sticky: Re: No Nature Shots allowed !! Showcase your other photographic skills

    Two weeks long, it was really amazing. It was my first time up North & my first time in Botswana. I grew up in the western cape next to the Breede river, and it just doesn't compare the vast amounts...
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    Sticky: Re: Nature Photo's for Comments & Criticism

    Ag dankie :D



    Thanks for that, I really appreciate it. The Etosha elephants are something special to photograph.
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    Sticky: Re: Nature Photo's for Comments & Criticism

    My Personal Favourite Photo from Etosha. The photo was taken very close to the pan, there was a Cheetah lying under the trees nearby( couldn't get a decent photo of him). The Zebra's maintained a...
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    Sticky: Re: Nature Photo's for Comments & Criticism

    From our Recent trip up to Caprivi/Botswana/Vicfalls/Etosha:
  30. Sticky: Re: No Nature Shots allowed !! Showcase your other photographic skills

    From our Recent trip up to Caprivi/Botswana/Vicfalls/Etosha:
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    Re: Where are all the 120 Prado's?

    I bought my 2006 Prado120 from my father-in-law lasy year, absolutely loving it. I'm using it as a daily at the moment, but its a bit rough on the fuel consumption, and at 190k km. So hopefully in...
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    The 350z isn't the greatest road racer, its not...

    The 350z isn't the greatest road racer, its not built to do robot to robot "enthusiastic" runs. What the 350z does do well is drift, with just a few small changes it becomes a tail happy demon of a...
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    I agree, keep looking. I recently bought my...

    I agree, keep looking. I recently bought my father in law's '06 prado from him with 175k on the clock.Its got a fully up to date service history( every 10 000 km's). One or two were a bit late but...
  34. Thread: MTB trails in CT

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    Meerendal and Contermanskloof, both around the...

    Meerendal and Contermanskloof, both around the corner of Edgemead. Meerendal is the smoother track, but still a solid work out, with brilliantly flowing downhill section. Contermans is a tougher...
  35. I can't comment on the part department, but the...

    I can't comment on the part department, but the Service Department at Steckels Toyota in Swakopmund is brilliant. My Father in law only takes his toyota's there, and I'm the one usually dropping them...
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