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  1. Thread: Range Rover?

    by Rangie
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    Lovely car with lots of luxuries. If (and I do...

    Lovely car with lots of luxuries. If (and I do mean IF) the air suspension starts to give trouble it is sometimes worthwhile to replace it with coils. I wanted a higher lift anyway..:-)
    I wouldn't...
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    I managed to source one in England for 278 pounds...

    I managed to source one in England for 278 pounds (incl delivery), while the cheapest here was about R6500 (excl delivery). So now I just have to wait for the post man to deliver...:-)
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    Thanks RangeRover, I forgot about Philip! And...

    Thanks RangeRover, I forgot about Philip! And there's another place in durban that I can try too. As my wife would say:"Lets go shopping for that bargain....:-)"
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    Viscous Coupling is found to be faulty and welded...

    Viscous Coupling is found to be faulty and welded shut (by design they tell me!!!), now I'm waiting for prices for a replacement......:-(
    Have seen new ones advertised in England for about R3500 (ex...
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    Steep gravel hill were you can put a rock in...

    Steep gravel hill were you can put a rock in front of your front wheels. See if your back wheel(s) spin.
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    Yeah, the whole thing doesn't make sense to...

    Yeah, the whole thing doesn't make sense to me...if it seized, it would lock up while mine did the exact opposite!!!
    I'll just wait for a call from the gearbox chaps....:-(
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    No, because I had the car stuck at one stage and...

    No, because I had the car stuck at one stage and the front and back wheels were turning. However going uphill shortly after that I lost traction as soon as one of my front tires lifted. People behind...
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    The idea is to get a 50/50 power split as that...

    The idea is to get a 50/50 power split as that traction is maintained

    Here a blurp from the Range Rover manual regarding VCU

    Viscous coupling (VCU)
    The VCU comprises a short cylinder which...
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    Riceburner - The viscous coupling is in my...

    Riceburner - The viscous coupling is in my transfer case and forms part of the centre diff lock. I have an air locker in my back diff, but that doesn't help one bit if the centre is slipping....:-)
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    Thanks Girlcub Just finding out as much as...

    Thanks Girlcub

    Just finding out as much as possible at this stage to understand what could go wrong and how one would attempt to fix it.
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    Sticky: Hi Andre This photo was taken on Cruizer Hill...

    Hi Andre

    This photo was taken on Cruizer Hill on the Hex. I'm trying to climb it with front wheel traction only, spectacular but useless (see post re Viscous diff lock)...:-)
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    Viscous Diff Lock

    Hi

    Just wondering if anybody has any experience with the viscous diff lock like the one found on the Range Rover. I susspect that mine slips and doesn't lock properly.

    I have phoned a couple...
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    Sticky: My Rangie in action over the weekend, showing off...

    My Rangie in action over the weekend, showing off my bumper a bit...:-)
  14. Thread: Burnco Bumper

    by Rangie
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    I had mine done at Snyman 4x4 in B'fell. Very...

    I had mine done at Snyman 4x4 in B'fell. Very happy as Francois there totally makes it the way you want it. Was a lot cheaper then Burnco too.
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    Tks guys, no other "interference" is needed to...

    Tks guys, no other "interference" is needed to set this weird behavior going...

    I'll run a seperate earth wire to the gauge to test if that makes a diffs.
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    Johan - those rims look very much like the US...

    Johan - those rims look very much like the US Wheels 84 Series Daytona's, which are what I'm considering putting on my truck as they have a 4.250 inch offset on the 8J version.
    Darn nice lift!
  17. Thread: Stuck

    by Rangie
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    Chris - those tyres on that F250 look mighty...

    Chris - those tyres on that F250 look mighty hard, did they even deflate those? At 2 bar with road tyres on top of that, I'm not amazed they got stuck....:-)
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    Temperature Gauge on it's own mission

    Just wondering of any of you have seen this before (and fixed it maybe..:-))

    My temp gauge goes to half normally but then goes from half to hot in little jumps, backwards and forwards.

    I have...
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    Well done guys.....looks absolutely awesome!!! I...

    Well done guys.....looks absolutely awesome!!! I want to do the Hex before I even think about attempting this car-wash/submarine trail...:-)
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    Hi Dirk Let me know too, as I have one (being...

    Hi Dirk

    Let me know too, as I have one (being Dutch myself) but it's getting a bit old now and the tefal layer in the pans is fading and scratched.
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    Hi Cornel Yip, I will definitely after your...

    Hi Cornel

    Yip, I will definitely after your success story!
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    Hi Cornel Mmmm your caps lock seems to be...

    Hi Cornel

    Mmmm your caps lock seems to be stuck...

    Anyway, how much did the chip/tune cost? Does your car have a distributor, as it apparently makes a big diffs for tuning.
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    Richard Can you post the details of the deal,...

    Richard

    Can you post the details of the deal, as a friend of mine is also interested in a locker but doesn't have (want to?) pay the ARB price.
  24. Thread: Which Shackles

    by Rangie
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    Thanks Zantus! - I'll go buy 4 * 4.75t shackles...

    Thanks Zantus! - I'll go buy 4 * 4.75t shackles lunch time and drop them off at the guys making the bumpers, they can then make it fit!
  25. Thread: Which Shackles

    by Rangie
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    This tread comes at the right time for me as my...

    This tread comes at the right time for me as my steel bumpers are nearly finished. Recovery holes for shackles are 20 mm, it that the norm?
    My car is about 2.5t so what rating shackles does one...
  26. Thread: Dirt n Dust

    by Rangie
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    Had a great moring there! Left at 1 as I had my...

    Had a great moring there! Left at 1 as I had my daughter with me and didn't want to be compaired to the "Brandewyn ouens" as a fellow 4x4 driver, because she is at the query-everything age. Had to do...
  27. Thread: Hexriver 4x4

    by Rangie
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    Spike for president! Well done Gorman, I can...

    Spike for president!

    Well done Gorman, I can see a trip coming up shortly here......:-)
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    Cost is R150 and you get a gate key (you pay them...

    Cost is R150 and you get a gate key (you pay them the R150) at Erica's Cafe (first cafe on your left as you enter Ceres from Cape Town side).
    Chat to the guy at the cafe as he can give you some...
  29. Thread: Hexriver 4x4

    by Rangie
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    Gorman I'm in on the Hex trip! I'm having my...

    Gorman

    I'm in on the Hex trip! I'm having my steel front & back bumpers and rock sliders fitted this week, so I'm ready from next week on...:-)

    Don't procrastinate, set a date (weekend?) to...
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    Hi Ashley The trail is 23km, which will take...

    Hi Ashley

    The trail is 23km, which will take you the better part of the day. There were tree of us (Disco, Fronteer and RR). This is a major no-no trail to try alone. I would rate it mostly 2/3...
  31. Thread: V8 Idling

    by Rangie
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    Hi Mine used to be at about 750 RPM on my...

    Hi

    Mine used to be at about 750 RPM on my Classic.
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    Warm Bokkeveld Trail

    Hi All

    Just some feedback on this trail. The trail is not driven much, so it is a bit difficult in places to follow the trail as the centre bushes are as high as the surrounding veld. When wet...
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    Brytie, I've send you a pm.

    Brytie, I've send you a pm.
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    I have the 2005 model Santa Fe. I have since...

    I have the 2005 model Santa Fe. I have since aquired the Rangie and should really sell the Santa Fe as it just stands in my garage. But I haven't! Apart from the missing low range(...:-)), the car...
  35. Thread: Bash Plates

    by Rangie
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    You may want to to Gorman Engineering! (Gorman...

    You may want to to Gorman Engineering! (Gorman has just completed his rockslider project and I'm sure he is burning to try something new...:-))
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