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    Re: 1982 Toyota land cruiser fj60

    Bitter sexy!! Geluk en geniet haar.
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    Re: Toyota Dilemma ...

    The 76 is fantastic, but you will need to spend some money on it to make great. Bigger tyres, suspension upgrade and so on. Once properly kitted, it is a fantastic overland vehicle - IMO probably the...
  3. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    How many of the new JL Jeeps have you seen on the road? I have literally only seen 1. Why? It's a superior vehicle in every way to the JK. Only 1 reason why they're not selling - price too high.
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    Re: Headlamp Upgrade for LC 76

    Just the Philips RacingVisions, I had them for almost a year and they were great. A big improvement in dipped and bright beams. The cutoffs and beam patterns are exactly the same as for the normal...
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    Re: Headlamp Upgrade for LC 76

    This is the bottom line. For long distance driving at night, nothing beats a good set of spots.

    But, you can greatly improve the headlights for general use by doing one of the following:

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    Suspension Re: Tyre Profile Change

    Yes, this. ^^

    A 205/60/16 will probably be fine. A 205/70/16 will probably be too big.

    Jumping from 55 profile to 60 adds 20mms to the diameter of the tyre. Jumping to 70 profile adds about...
  7. Re: New Toyota Fortuner Epic variants launch in South Africa

    Ja, why anyone would want a black roof in SA is beyond me. I didn't get it years back on the Defender, and I still don't get it. The new Fortuner has never been the best looking car on the market,...
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    Re: V^ TDi Chip or Remap

    There are lots of people on the Amarok Facebook page who do remaps with apparently very good results - the V6 Amaroks go from 165/550 to about 220/700, or somewhere around those numbers. But that's...
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    Re: Noisy Cooper ST Maxx on Patrol

    Petri, I had them on an Amarok and they are just noisy. Regular rotation of all 5 tyres is really the only option. Every 8000 to 10000kms works best. I always also rotate my spare so you always have...
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    Re: Canopy : Rhinoman or RSI??

    I have an RSI Evo on my Amarok and I love it. It's (IMO) the best looking canopy out there at the moment. And the fit and finish is fantastic. It is more expensive though, but you get what you pay...
  11. Re: Beware of 4x2s that pretend to be offroad capable.

    Yes, and it's an Amarok - not a Hilux. But, any empty 4x2 bakkie is notoriously bad on wet surfaces.
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    Re: Quick Pitch Tent

    Yes, I'm with you. This seem to have none of the advantages of a roof top tent, but still with all the disadvantages of a RTT (ie a full roof rack, with the increased wind resistance), only it's now...
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    Re: Quick Pitch Tent

    I am surprised that you have found that the 3x3m Turbo did not do well in strong wind?
    Wind and a flapping tent will definitely ruin any camping experience. For the QPT design to be better than any...
  14. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    So when are deliveries scheduled to start? I still haven't seen a proper review of one...
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    Re: Is this it?

    Africa is not that dark anymore. ;D

    As an example, you can get 50ppm in most of Botswana now. I would probably be more worried about dirty diesel - so a second fuel filter would be a good idea.
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    Re: Is this it?

    I really like the looks, and the practicality of the interior.

    The one big concern I have is with their choice of engines. The 110 D240 in a basic specification, should IMO be the pick of the...
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    Re: Ultimate 4x4 camping truck

    I agree Tony, I think even parts of Moremi may be impossible - the old Third Bridge for example, I don't know if the new bridge will hold a truck that big, or if you can maybe drive around. And even...
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    Re: Howling Moon Wizz Tents

    Yes, the only possible issue is that the Oryx (which is basically the 3.0m version) seems to have the old style awning over the veranda. The newer version has three poles there instead of 2, so there...
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    Re: Howling Moon Wizz Tents

    Yes, that's the one. I seem to recall that Greensport in Namibia also sold a version of this tent - maybe worth checking it out. I think it is by most measures a superior tent to the Wizz.
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    Re: Is this it?

    Generally, you only attempt those sort of crossings in someone else's car.. ;D
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    Re: Howling Moon Wizz Tents

    I eventually went for a Turbo Tent - sold in Aus as a Blackwood I think. In my opinion it is a better tent than the Wizz and Oztent. Setup time is not much different, and it packs up a LOT smaller....
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    Re: Howling Moon Wizz Tents

    I had a Wizz26 and was very happy with it. The only downside to the Wizz (and Oztents) is their size when packed. You really need to put them on the roof. My Wizz JUST fit in the back of my Amarok's...
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    Re: Amarok V6 options

    Casper, I think that might be due to the specific front seats in the Extreme. The Amarok is slightly shorter in the rear than some of the other bakkies, but I think it's a lot less than 7cms. More...
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    Re: Amarok V6 options

    I don't tow so it's not an issue for me. But, there were some issues on the 2.0l because it limits the torque for reverse - so reversing in sand and when towing caused issues for some people. There...
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    Re: Amarok V6 options

    I'm not too sure about the mileage, if you're looking at a 2018 model, you basically have 3 years left on the service plan, in terms of the years (5 years, 90000kms). Then, at 6500kms per year, lets...
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    Re: Amarok V6 options

    If you're worried about getting in trouble with SWAMBO, maybe don't go drive it. ;D

    Except for serious 4x4 stuff, I would take the V6 Amarok over the Hilux every single day of the week. It's...
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    Re: Amarok V6 options

    I think the Highline+ is the pick of the bunch. The Extreme has fantastic seats, but the 20-inch wheels and roll-bar-thingie on the bak put me off. If you're going to remote places, you will need a...
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    Re: Amarok V6 purchase

    Well the Leisure Wheels article said it dynoed the V6 at 170kw on the wheels? So significantly more than the quoted 165. And more than the 190kw Mercedes X350.
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    Re: Amarok V6 purchase

    Sorry, no, I didn't even bother taking it.. There was no cost obviously.
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    Re: Amarok V6 purchase

    Yes, definitely 190kw. The only concern I have with the 190kw version is that it needs ad-blue - basically a fuel additive that you also need to fill up from time to time. This shouldn't be a...
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    Re: Amarok V6 purchase

    Casper, so my squeaky suspension has been sorted. And, it seems like it was the plastic guides on the shock hanger. They were apparently replaced. The guys at Hatfield VW seemed to have some...
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    Re: Amarok V6 purchase

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    Great news, the V6 is addictive. ;D

    I never had the issue on my 2x previous Amaroks so I'm not going to accept it on this one. Hopefully when I pick it up this afternoon...
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    Re: Amarok V6 purchase

    Will do, I've actually also done a bit of reading on the subject. Based on the comments from Australia, it generally seems to be the "hanger" for the leafs, it has two plastic ( I assume plastic)...
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    Re: Any Hilux V6 Auto owners?

    Hmm, I'm actually not so sure about that when it comes to the 4.0l V6 Toyotas. I also hated it, it's better when you just tap it down a gear when you near an uphill section, and then tap back into...
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    Re: Amarok V6 purchase

    Sorry, but I don't accept that a squeaking suspension is normal. Mine is at VW today for this exact issue. One of the things I noticed is that VW don't even remove the paper stickers from the leaf...
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