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    Re: Tyre air compressor

    Absolutely correct mikeml, the reason why my very very old Volcano along with a twin barrel hand pump are in my coffin box.

    @Dirk ... a combo of speed, distance and weight will kill an...
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    Re: Tyre air compressor

    A pen knife or a match to deflate ... and counting off seconds does the trick for deflating and pumping up the tyre. If you know your equipment you should know what your pump (electric) delivers per...
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    Re: Tyre air compressor

    You can buy one of these for each tyre for the price of the other compressors.
    I have had this particular one for a little over two years with no issues and I keep an old Hurricane compressor as a...
  4. Re: R5000,00 to replace Audi lost key!! Any cheaper alternatives?

    Land Rover wanted R10,500 for a D4 key. I found a local car electronics wizard, sound and alarms, who said he could code a blank fob. I bought one on Ebay for £14 and when it arrived the board was...
  5. Thread: 4x4 Van

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    Re: 4x4 Van

    Here you go ... VWSA configuration site

    https://www.vw.co.za/en/models-and-configurator/california.html
  6. Thread: 4x4 Van

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    Re: 4x4 Van

    I would suggest that you have a closer look at what a VW Syncro can do ... the only aspect of using one in Africa is the lack of VW support, further than that it stands back for no other vehicle....
  7. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    These reviews are meaningless, to me at least, as they compare these vehicles to the Defender.
    Why compare this vehicle to something that has not been in production for 4+ years and whose...
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    Re: Stop me from buying Unimog

    My comment has nothing to do with tyre pressure ... treading lightly in wilderness areas is a multifaceted way of living or traveling.
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    Re: Stop me from buying Unimog

    To add to Tony's comments ...

    ... if you are conservation minded this is not the right vehicle as it does not tread lightly in any scenario.
    Africa already has to many oversized, over powered...
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    One full spare wheel on the roof rack and a spare carcass ... a set of tyre levers, tractor tyre gators and spare valves.
    I also carry an inner tube just in case which can double up as a camp...
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    Re: Defender 130 camping setups and vehicle mods

    Subscribed ...
    I will post my setup later but looking at what is already here and what you intend doing to yours BruceT I think I need to check to see if mine was not part of the Groot Trek!
  12. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    BruceT - Stupid yes ;D
    Seriously the only things I would change are:

    1. Silicone radiator hoses
    2. A mild remap towards torque rather than power - to counter the roof racks.
    3. A proper...
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    Re: Toyota Dilemma ...

    For your next trip I will be your wingman in my 2001 130 ;D ... 288k kms and only a shock turret that needed replacing in Maltahohe, Nam.

    I went the remap and bigger intercooler route - the remap...
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    Correct Riaan, anyone who hits the edge of that road has to be pissed.
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    Pic 2 shows a bend in the road, not sure if the vehicle had just come out that or was busy going into it.
  16. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    The guy who built it says the turning circle is 17m ... up there with the tankers :)

    He also said it is the most comfortable vehicle that he has driven on dirt roads, the badly corrugated /...
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    Re: Definitive SA bush camp list

    100% Correct, most first time visitors to Bots land up at KRS and get bitten. Itumela is great alternative, personally I push through to Tuuthebe in Letlhakane, they have a great option of...
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    Re: Guys, PLEASE!!! ALWAYS 4x4 on gravel

    Corriugations on corners are caused by water runoff due to the camber. Always smoother to drive on the shoulder but you better know what you're doing.
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    Re: FL2 low road noise tyres

    Alto I have a similar requirement when it comes to tar travel and I have used Yokohama Advan db Decibels for the past 12 years. Super quite and do all that other tyres do, great tyre.
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    Re: Would you help someone in distress? My story….

    Not a good idea any way you look at it Lekhubu/Jens78. You're not allowed to joy ride the Bots roads plus you're not allowed to write that on your permit when stating where you're heading for on the...
  21. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Give the guy a break ... he is the PR Director ;D
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    Re: Is this it?

    90 Pricing just out .. and some stats.

    From someone who has been to the factory and spent two days watching the productions runs, the word is that the pre-orders are disappointing.
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    Re: Air rescue Kgalagadi national park.

    Specific to the area that you inquired about, this is the absolute best advice.

    As mentioned in previous posts, by the time all the red tape needed to get an AirVac into the air you would probably...
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    Re: Disco on last legs, where to now?

    Early doors into 2020 and we have our first major derailment ;D The future is looking bright indeed ... Eskom not withstanding ;)

    So if I understand this post correctly the OP is looking to...
  25. Thread: Snorkel or not?

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    Re: Snorkel or not?

    In your case Ettienne you need to fit a Donaldson pre-cleaner. For what it is worth I have had mine on for nearly 300k km and I change my filters every second service but that would be your choice...
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    Re: Earthen- cement oven

    Awesome! ./../ listen to the owner, those bricks could use some exterior decorating!

    What about a small chimney pipe fitted into the chimney hole to create a bit of a draw Riaan?
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    Re: Inverter batteries - Newest trend?

    Battery tech will have changed so much in the 15 years that one has the Li-ion batteries.
    I am happy to replace my 4 x Discover Tubular OPsZ batteries 215 AH (R16k) every 6.5 years or replace with...
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    Re: Earthen- cement oven

    The oond ... she's nearly there Riaan. Almost tempted to drive lapa side for the first fire up :)
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    Re: Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10

    Nope A1ex ... standard off the shelf sets as they did not make the LT spec for the D4's 19"tyres
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    Re: Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10

    6 sets used on 4 different D4's .. lowest km's was 73k only because I was going on a 12,000km 7 week trip. The rest all above 80k. Used in Bots, Nam, Zim & Zambia no issues.
    2 sets of the MT's on my...
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    Re: Earthen- cement oven

    Awesome work Riaan ... looks like great fun was had by all. Can't wait to see the first proper fire up on It Are Time!

    Next time ... faga lo vaseline / grease around the chimney disting.
  32. Re: Vioolsdrift breaks record: hottest day in Africa...ever

    Big weather systems pushing down from the Angolan Highlands in the next 10 days .. looks like you could be getting substantial rains coming your way Craigin [emoji1360][emoji1373]
    CKGR 180mm,...
  33. Re: Vioolsdrift breaks record: hottest day in Africa...ever

    56c measured at Loffiesdraai in the KTP, not a weather station but a research one nonetheless - under a Shepherd's Tree, coolest place to he. Temps in the lower 50's have been recorded elsewhere in...
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    Re: 3 week Sept trip report

    My most vivid recollections and understandings of these wilderness areas starts around the early 70's ... and I agree 100% with your statements.
  35. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    250,000 pre-orders for Elon's truck says some people like the design ;D
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