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    Re: Now this is a Defender

    Seeing the new Defender is the highlight at the moment let us reminisce on what set up one can have.
  2. Re: Trip to Zimbabwe / Advice for driving back to Johannesburg

    What time will you be leaving Johannesburg to go north towards Beit Bridge. If you leave early enough you can get through the border and stop over at lion and Elephant hotel at Bubi. Then its not...
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    Re: The do's and dont's of sand driving

    Also check that the track one is driving in has not got holes / disturbances from previous drivers getting stuck. These holes must be smoothed over with a shovel. I had a nasty experience where...
  4. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Release date today at Frankfurt Showhttps://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-land-rover-defender-2019Check SA pricing - quite heavy
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    Re: Gonarezhou to Pafuri and back

    However, we still have a few questions that we would really appreciate having answered if possible.
    1) apparently there is a shorter route from the Sango / Chiqualequale border posts along power...
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    Re: Braaiwood into KNP

    What I do is pack one shoe box full of charcoal per day and tape up the box. The charcoal, because the lid is on tight does not disintegrate at all. Therefor 9 days in the Park - 9 shoe boxes stowed...
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    Re: Mana Pools or Gonarezhou NP?

    Hi Anne - Marie, I have sent you a PM.
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    Ford & Mazda Re: What have you done on your New FORD RANGER T6?

    You have Gerbers which is about 55 litre and Front Runner which is 63 litre. Front Runner have no stock according to 4x4 mega world in Nelspruit. They are both about the same price.
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    Re: Giving the Jeep Cherokee KK a lift

    Hi Skala, I bought the lift kit some time ago from - http://www.alloffroad.co.za/ 4x4 Megaworld just fitted the kit for R1080. I had put new shocks in before I decided on the lift. The vehicle...
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    Giving the Jeep Cherokee KK a lift

    Our Jeep Cherokee KK was not a good ride over our farm roads and the Sappi Gravel roads. We took it to 4x4 Mega World who installed a 50mm lift kit plus wheel alignment. It now rides beautifully over...
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    Re: Mana Pools or Gonarezhou NP?

    You can go but may not be able to cross rivers. The south is fine all year round and you can get to the "South" side of the northern section via central section as it is mostly sandveldt. ie, you can...
  12. Thread: Kruger North

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    Re: Kruger North

    Bookings all confirmed with Kruger and Pafuri River Camp. 4 days Letaba / Oliphants area - 3 days Mopani / Bateleur and then 3 days Pafuri River Camp starting 23rd August 19 then travelling north.....
  13. Thread: Kruger North

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    Re: Kruger North

    Thank Dieter. Your photos are really great. A bit expensive though. The concession should consider paying day visitors though.
  14. Thread: Kruger North

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    Re: Kruger North

    We will be visiting Kruger North 23rd August to 2nd September. When we are up in the Pafuri Area do we have to stay at any specific location to be able to visit Lanner Canyon, or is there anyway we...
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    Re: Mana Pools or Gonarezhou NP?

    Hi Peter,We are all well, When is your next trip up north. By The way you mention Zorro at Matopos. I am sure you meant Dzoro.. they were 2 brothers.. Kwashirai Dzoro (Senior Wildlifeo Officer) now...
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    Re: Mana Pools or Gonarezhou NP?

    Hi Darraaz You have a nice balance now and I am sure you will enjoy it. PM me your cell number and maybe we can touch sides before you go up. I am going to Matopos for 7 days via Botswana for end...
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    Re: Mana Pools or Gonarezhou NP?

    You can get fishing licences to only fish atChitove and Chipinda pools in the North and at Nyavasikana in the South. As Iunderstand it they are building Tented Manangas at Nyavasikana in the...
  18. Thread: Zimbabwe update

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    Re: Zimbabwe update

    Hi DragonlordTo put a spanner in the works, Don't go to Main Camp.Drive out at Panamatenga and go down to Francistown fill up and drive via Plumtree and enjoy the rest of your holiday in Matopos....
  19. Thread: Zimbabwe update

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    Re: Zimbabwe update

    As most of you know I am an avid Zim fan but I can only see visiting short entry visits. Chobe to Vic FallPanamatenga to HwangePlumtree to MatoposPafuri Moz to GonarezhouTrying greater distances can...
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    MediaRelease: Re: Ford Ranger Raptor - Birth of a New Breed

    Has anyone compared the Ranger Raptor to the Ranger Rouse RS3? It could be an interesting comparison.
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    Re: Zimbabwe update

    Suggest you PM Albert see his thread above. He has just done that trip. It is a long haul from Main Camp to Gacha or Karoi. Gacha is probably about 9 hours from main camp plus try and fill up at...
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    Ford & Mazda Re: What have you done on your New FORD RANGER T6?

    Getting ready for our August HolidayHave added on the left hand side at the rear, an old lock up box I had in the V6 supercab a few years ago. It can hold quite a lot of stuff in it. In front of it...
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    Re: Mabolwe/Mulambaphele Border Post

    Hi John - I will be going through on morning of 28th August 19. I am overnighting in Selibe Pikwe for 27th August 19. When are you hoping to cross. Cheers for now
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    Mabolwe/Mulambaphele Border Post

    I went through this border post last year and the road from Mulamphele was under construction just after mission station turn off. Has anyone travelled on this road lately. Please also advise on Tuli...
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    Re: Weber Q gas braai

    Has anyone compared the Q1200 Weber with the Megamaster Fusion 200. Your inputs will be appreciated.
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    Re: Tiny Teardrop Camper Design & Build

    They have a great Facebook page with all the different models and customers comments. They do a variety of options going through all the pictures. Search Facebook -- Roadtrippertrailers.
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    Re: Tiny Teardrop Camper Design & Build

    Have you had a look at this unit -- https://www.roadtrippertrailers.com/roadtripper-x-1
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    Re: Modifying a Venter Trailer

    I have actually increased draw bar lenght to accommodate spare wheel between nose and body. My experience also indicates that the longer (Within reason) the drawbar is, the easier it is to reverse...
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    Modifying a Venter Trailer

    Further to my thread --- https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/316202-Deciding-on-a-Tag-along-Trailer --- I have decided to further modify my venter trailer firstly by adding a new Axle...
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    Re: Larger wheels on a Venter

    Thank you for your inputs on the subject Henk. I agree with your sentiments. My golf hubs are also 4x 100 but I have used 14 inch rims with 195 tyres for many years as well. I want to carry out a...
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    Re: Larger wheels on a Venter

    [QUOTE=hbannink;4188191]This is difficult for me to accept. I think that anything is difficult to accept if you do not have all the inputs. I have read two very good inputs namely: - ...
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    Re: Larger wheels on a Venter

    Hi PunimogMike N is quite right. Bigger wheels add weight to bearing surfaces therefore you need to change the Venter Hub for a hub and bearing housing that can take the extra un-sprung weight of...
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    Re: Larger wheels on a Venter

    I used VW Golf hubs on my modification. Good bearing set up as well and easy to maintain. Welded to 3"steam pipe. Very strong.
  34. Powertrain Indicator Ford Ranger 3,2 Auto DC 2013 model

    Powertrain Indicator Ford Ranger 3,2 Auto DC 2013 modelWhilst driving from Nelspruit to Johannesburg my Ford Ranger went into limp mode just past Bronkhorstspruit. I phoned my service centre and...
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    Re: Larger wheels on a Venter

    I changed hubs and lifted plus added spring blades and put on 14 inch Tyres. Can now go anywhere.
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