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  1. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    A friend and I took ours off the beaten track last weekend.
    We did the same route as the July breakfast run did on the East Rand.

    My thoughts:
    Suspension offroad works exceptionally well. ...
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    Re: August brekkie run - with a difference

    Dom, those tyres on the Volvo look epic! What are they again?
  3. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Oh good lord, not this conversation again !! ;D
  4. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    I think what many people don't realise, is that this is one of those cars that just doesn't look the same in real life as it does in pictures. Sort of like in the same way it so difficult to judge an...
  5. Thread: Mixing Tyres

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    Re: Mixing Tyres

    Sorry, old thread I know. But perhaps this could help someone... After my friend lost control of his Defender yesterday going around a corner and managed to topple it because he contacted the...
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    Re: Defender D240 or P400

    Well it wasn't an easy obstacle per sť....

    One car only got up on the 3rd attempt, and we needed to do some spade work on it, to remove a tyre slashing rock as well as another boulder in the way....
  7. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    If you look carefully and zoom in, you'll see we did not recover on the towball, but rather on the recovery point pin below it.
    Looks similar to the one in the attached pic
  8. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    But what about other factors like heat dissipation etc?

    And Will JLR still honour the warranty I wonder?

    I've heard even small mods makes the warranty null and void with some manufacturers....
  9. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    I'm just renting it for a few more days ... ;D
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    Re: July Brekkie Run V2.0

    That's as I have it.

    Johan, you better start putting on your flack jacket! ;D
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    Re: July Brekkie Run V2.0

    Speaking of which, in the interests of learning, on the other side of this recovery, on the first Land Cruiser we used, there was a recovery point that looks similar to the one in the picture I...
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    Re: July Brekkie Run V2.0

    Priorities man! Priorities! ;D

    And nobody busted any tyres on this breakfast run BTW...
    You probably would have been OK this time....:)
  13. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Somewhere in this video, there's some off (and on ;D) road action from a great day we had on Sunday during the 4x4 Community July breakfast run.

    Was such a nice day!

    https://vimeo.com/442360700
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    Re: July Brekkie Run V2.0

    Great ...let us know.

    Here's a video of the day.

    https://vimeo.com/442360700

    Again, those that thought it was just too meager an outing, you missed out!
  15. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Thanks Johan.

    For that, I'll let you drive it next time ;D
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    Re: Defender D240 or P400

    Sorry. Wrong clip in my last post. (But we did that today too)

    Here's the other thing we did today ;)

    https://vimeo.com/441845697
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    Re: Defender D240 or P400

    P400 all the way. There's just no comparison. Petrol cars are fun to drive and diesels are well, ....not.
    We did this today and it was fun!

    https://vimeo.com/441841305

    There's just something...
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    Re: July Brekkie Run V2.0

    Ok

    https://vimeo.com/441841305
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    Re: July Brekkie Run V2.0

    Well let's just say 180KW G wagon vs a 295KW Defender hybrid was never going to be a fair fight ;D

    But only one of the competitors realised that before the time! ...;D;D;D
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    Re: July Brekkie Run V2.0

    And a special thanks to Captein Bronkie who's especially turned around after heading hope to come help those in need. Good on ya! ;)
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    Re: July Brekkie Run V2.0

    And more....
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    Re: July Brekkie Run V2.0

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    Re: July Brekkie Run V2.0

    Thanks everybody. Was a fantastic day, with so much fun had!

    For those that chose not to come because they thought it wouldn't be nice because it wasn't at an established venue, seriously missed...
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    Re: July Brekkie Run V2.0

    Having a great time here...
  25. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Sorry man.
    Was it the D240 or the P400?
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    Re: July Brekkie Run V2.0

    Jis Johan, jy praat nou my taal...
    But in light of the the other big C, perhaps we should not do a community braai as such, but if each wants to bring a little braai for himself, and we don't get ...
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    Re: July Brekkie Run V2.0

    OKish?;D Yes, just!
    Ooh would be great to see a G Wagon in action!

    Maybe I should bring the new Defender afterall then....:confused:
    But only if it includes a road race too ;D

    To get to the...
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    Re: July Brekkie Run V2.0

    More the merrier! See you at 8 Dom.
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    Re: V6 Amarok extreme value

    About R200 000.

    I can bring the cash on Monday?;D
  30. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Ok so pop quiz..... ;D (can anyone tell me what movie that line comes from?)

    You have suddenly been chosen to be a crash test dummy to be subjected to a head-on.
    2 vehicles.
    The wrangler you...
  31. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    "Please provide the proof that the New Defender can survive a 100km/h head on. Please. Now."

    Here we go...

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/102495-Road-Carnage-Mtunzini-N2
    ...
  32. Thread: July Brekkie Run

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    Re: July Brekkie Run

    Sorry to hear. Catch you on the next one...
  33. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    No doubt the Rubicon will outperform it offroad, but then consider on road performance, handling, style etc?
    It's all about finding the right balance depending on your budget, preference, and where...
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    Re: July Brekkie Run V2.0

    Great!
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    Re: July Brekkie Run V2.0

    As for the track with all the obstacles and the river crossing , I dont know who the land belongs to, but its not fenced in, and there's no signs saying private property. It used to be an old...
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