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    Re: How to ranger warning when locking

    If you press lock twice on the remote it will hoot to confirm locking.
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    Re: New BT50 launching in July.

    From the article the 1.9 will be be coming but only in 4x2.
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    Re: Mustek LifePO4 battery

    Lofty you can charge a lithium with the older wrnd BUT the lithium MUST be a "drop in " lead acid replacement, like some of the Blue Novas. This means the battery has its own management system and...
  4. Thread: Electric F-150

    by GKE
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    Re: Electric F-150

    I'd also buy one. And solves the time old issue of having a bakkie with a boot as it has nothing in engine compartment. Very cool
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    Re: Sync 3 "hidden menu"

    Hi Andrew

    Get in car, close driver's door. Ignition on, not just accessory on. Display must be on audio. Press and hold next on steering wheel with next on centre stack control. Hold approx 2...
  6. Re: Teardrop Trailers/Caravans- Why are they not popular?

    I would buy that for shorter trips, no doubt! But for longer trips to remote areas (nam/bots/richtersveld etc) you need more packaging space. You need an awning, camp chairs, food booze for many days...
  7. Thread: Lifepo4 charger

    by GKE
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    Re: Lifepo4 charger

    That ctek is for lead acid only. I suspect your mk3 panel may also not be lithium ready? Which version is it?

    I suspect you need new chargers. Converting the power panel to something like wrnd or...
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    Sticky: Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    Serpentine belts are available from Midas. When I had my GV bought a Continental for circa R150 and replaced it myself. Pulleys also standard items from Midas.

    Lower Control arms: cheapest is to...
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    Re: Good Tyre Pump........Pointers?

    Its very expensive but the ARB units are well worth it. They have auto shut off to so when you use a gauge in between pumps it stops automatically.

    Had a couple of the cheap jobs but lost my cool...
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    Re: Mustek LifePO4 battery

    Hi Rob, these are second life batteries (not new, they were probably used in data centre UPSs.) That not necessarily a bad thing, they still have plenty cycles left at the price. Just keep in mind...
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    Re: Ranger Raptor BIT-vs ??

    On the Raptor: the payload is much less than normal XLT/ wildtrak versions. Something to keep in mind when loading for holiday. Also they sag quite a bit with heavy trailer tongue weight. Definitely...
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    Re: Jackery 500 vs Flexpower lithium444

    Have a look at the Ecoflow here https://flexopower.co.za/collections/energy-storage

    100ah of lithium is seriously alot for camping especially with solar charging. You could potentially look at the...
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    Re: LC 200 dead batteries

    Wow interesting thread. Do you'd need two cars then to jump start a 200 as you'd need to boost both batteries up to voltage?
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    Re: 2011 Suzuki GV 2.4 Concentric Slave Issues

    Hi

    I had a similar issue on my GV with concentric slave. Luckily it was a once off. I am curious though as as far as i know there is no LUK kit for the GV. I bought my kit from Suzuki and had it...
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    Re: Roof racks for my Zooki (Grand Vitara V6)

    On my GV i had a Desert wolf rack which was connected to standard Thule bars and feet. Nice thing about Thule feet is they use oem mount and easily removed. Often did x2 jerrys and second spare on...
  16. Thread: Suzuki jimy 2021

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    Re: Suzuki jimy 2021

    You make a very good point!
  17. Thread: Suzuki jimy 2021

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    Re: Suzuki jimy 2021

    I agree with what mtber said. A different rack does not mean you can load more than manufacturer limits on there which is 30kg and that has to include rack weight. They take into consideration other...
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    Re: Suzuki Jimny Roof Ratings.

    The roof rack ratings are not for stationery situations only. Sure you can sleep on a jimny roof. I had a jimny and wont load a rtt onto it. If you need to suddenly brake and swerve that rtt might be...
  19. Re: Ford Ranger GPS - Navigation Fault with Tracks for Africa maps

    Strange error - I mostly use T4A on the Sync3 and never seen that. Perhaps try downloading the latest maps from Ford's site and installing?
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    Re: Battery Capacity measuring

    For lead acids, these are pretty handy https://4x4direct.co.za/meters/9844-volt-meter-panel-mount-led-round-display-12-volt.html
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    Re: Wedgetail Camper - who manufactures these in SA?

    I really like this concept and have looked into it for some time. I wonder if they have any way of lifting it up if for instance you drop it on a soft patch and it sinks in to such an extent that you...
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    Re: Duel battery system lasting 30hrs?

    Lithium is the future but make sure your charger can handle them. Else Bluenova with built in BMS/drop in solution should work
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    Ford & Mazda Re: Brand new ford 2.2 noise at 2000RPM

    Yeah all i hear is boost...
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    Re: WRND still relevent?

    Yes new ones can charge lithiums. On their website they also show how to connect two in parallel if 20a charging not enough.

    Also used mine for two years so far no issues. The temp sensor is in...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    African firefinch
  26. Thread: 2.4 GV Auto

    by GKE
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    Re: 2.4 GV Auto

    Also remember the GV will be quite a bit heavier on juice than the RAV.

    At that mileage also make sure all the services have been done and look at the maintenance schedule. It need serpentine belt...
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    Re: Will I enjoy it/is it worth it

    Before you buy anything, you can rent caravans and trailers from places like Echo and many more. Book a trip, and try it out before doing anything. If you are seriously looking at buying ask the...
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    Re: Suzuki Grand Vitara clunky gear change

    Had similar in my old gv. I ended up changing gearbox oil at about 100k km. Easy enough to do DIY. Made a difference. Service manual has oil spec and filler hole locations. Drainage hole easy to...
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    Re: Poly urethane pneumatic hose for air helper

    In Centurion: visit Centurion Hydraulics in Bronberick, in the same center as Subaru/Suzuki/Gwm dealerships. They sell an array of pneumatic pipes and couplers.
  30. Re: lead carbon battery any good for running 12v fridge?

    I have a lead carbon. Works very well, accepts amps more readily than old school deep cycles when flat. Very happy. Also has benefit of not degrading when stored at partial charged states.
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    Re: Is a Nissan Patrol better than a Toyota Landcruiser?

    Here is bit of a comparison

    https://youtu.be/P0XWj4sxEIM
  32. Thread: Sync 3 updates

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    Re: Sync 3 updates

    Peewee once it's on the stick you need to drive the car with stick inserted else it doesn't start update. It will say something like "updating system software" at the top
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    Re: Limpopo Tourism doesn't want tourism?

    That's unfortunately how they operate. In most cases with their parks you can can just pitch up and pay at gate, their parks never busy. Went to Makuya earlier this year. We were only campers on 16...
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    Re: Richtersveld and Namakwa

    That sounds about right. The roads next to the river do not go that far west from Growcery so not accessible from Tatasberg
  35. Thread: 4X4 Switching

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    Re: 4X4 Switching

    One thing to consider since it's a manual: the clutch might not be releasing fully due to various wear related reasons, if you have some torque in driveline it also won't switch over.
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