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    Re: 2017 Ford Ranger handling issues

    Have you looked at the front shocks yourself. I had an issue where it snapped off 3 times on a hired vehicle (3 consecutive vehicles with upgraded shocks) at the bottom weld. Shock fell onto axle...
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    Re: Metalian Genie video ad.

    Nice
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    Re: What kind of animal is this????

    Guys like you really annoy me. Now I am going to spend the whole day wondering how you get to live on a private concession in the Linyanti with a house on the river.
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    Re: Elephants dying in huge numbers ?

    From day 1 I have been concerned it was poison but could not understand why elephant only died. Have the results ever been released from the samples taken.
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    Re: Elephants dying in huge numbers ?

    Sorry Zac but you don't know what you are talking about. Your statement is true but elephant would probably be the last to die from starvation and in an area with abundant food it seems like...
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    Re: Defender D240 or P400

    If I ever buy a defender for on road performance then shoot me.
    I want to go as slow as possible over the most difficult terrain.
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    Re: VERY VERY Disappointed in GARMIN !!!!

    Obviously a lot of responses come from people who don't overland or think they do. Even in traffic can you imagine pulling out a map or looking it up on your phone if your data is out. Crazy world...
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    Re: Driving Cape Town to Maun - which route?

    I have not found a faster way from Hermanus to Maun. They are all about the same. It is easier for me to go through Namibia as accommodation is easier to find. I do not book anywhere and stop when I...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Is the spare wheel carrier from front runner ? What do you think of quality and ease of opening closing when a spare wheel is on.
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    Re: Defender 130 Suspension Upgrade - who?

    A lot of businesses are having stock problems with resupply because of the lock down. However, the phones are still working but they seem to forget that.
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    Re: Defender 130 Suspension Upgrade - who?

    Can't help to much.
    I decided a lift was out and for overlanding in some quite tricky terrain I have never been caught. I was also worried about being top heavy as we already load on roof etc. I did...
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    Re: Makgadikgadi Pans

    We are all different. I would stay at Khumaga and just visit Baines. The river drive at Khumaga is fantastic.
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    Re: Kgalagadi to Mabua road prep.

    I have bought all the equipment a couple of times upgrading. The more I overland the more I realise I use a spade and snatch strap almost exclusively. The strap to pull out other vehicles and the...
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    Re: Your Idea of a Beginner Overland Vehicle

    It is a go anywhere vehicle but you need to know your stuff. It was my first overland vehicle and I still have it.
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    Re: Best Head torch for Overlanding & Camping ???

    Led lensers do switch off when older but it is usually because battery is old and needs replacement.
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    Re: Dust proofing a defender 130 tailgate

    I don't know. I travel with my sliding window behind cab open and it is dust free in the back. I am talking about Namibia dust.
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    Re: your experiences with a PortaPotti

    A word of advice (from experience) place it on a level surface to avoid rolling off and landing with your feet in the air. The higher the better. It can be difficult getting up off a very low one....
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    Re: Defender 110-Terrafirma Shocks

    I have Big bore on my 130 and am happy. The other Terrafirma on my Disco leak and I have snapped a few almost new one's at the weld. Not sure I would recommend them.
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    How much water do you want to carry. My drawer system does not extend to the back wall of the canopy. There is a 400mm gap at least. I have used it for batteries but it could easily be used for a...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Yes it was sprayed. I carry water according to where I am going . Drinking water in 20 litre plastic drums behind the seat or in the canopy. Other water on the front roof rack or canopy . I have a...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Photo's of my setup.
    Looking at the back I have 2 fridges one behind the other.
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    I carry my spare wheel as in your photo. I have toyed with the idea about the swing arm and I think it would irritate me opening it every time I needed access to the rear. The other option is on the...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Hi. I left my kitchen door opening down. It becomes a very useful area to put the salt and plates and whatever. I also installed a led strip light in here with a switch . The one with amber or white...
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    Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    Your vehicle looks exactly like mine with the same canopy doors etc. If it was green I would have had to look twice.
  25. Thread: TD5 blowby?

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    Re: TD5 blowby?

    That is what I was waiting for. Somebody who knows a lot more about it than I do.
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    by Hylton
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    Re: TD5 blowby?

    Thanks. I knew somebody could explain better than me. I also had to replace all the pipes. I forgot about that. My engine was fine after replacing by the way. The oil cooler corroded and leaked it...
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    Re: TD5 blowby?

    This is a first for me.
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    Re: TD5 blowby?

    Not really. I am not a mechanic but there is a cooler that corrodes inside the coolant system. When it develops a small leak it puts oil in the coolant system and obviously pressurises the coolant...
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    by Hylton
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    Re: TD5 blowby?

    You can get a blowback through the dipstick if your "oilcooler"" develops a leak . (I think it is the oil cooler or some cooler) . This happened to me and luckily my mechanic checked it and saved me...
  30. Re: Is this how the Garmins are supposed to show the route?

    Mine does the same. If I want full details I have to take out the destination so I just look at the map
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    I have kept my tires standard size. Never had any issues. I have added double shocks at the rear only for redundancy. Drinking water for me is easy just buy and fill up 10 liter plastic bottles I...
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    I have a hard shell RTT over the cab. No issues at all. I do have about 2cm clearance over the cab
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    That is why I bought a plastic step for R200
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    Thanks. My fridges are not on slides I open the side doors on the canopy to access them. We also carry a step as it is difficult to get to the bottom of the fridges from the outside. One thing I...
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    I have a second fuel tank under the seat but could mount this on top of that . Thanks it looks really good.
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