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  1. Re: Looking for an offroad overlanding route on the wild coast.

    Would you care to elaborate for me?

    I see you have traveled alot of africa solo, what makes the wild coast risky, sorry if i'm Naive, i would rather just know. I have just heard how amazing of a...
  2. Re: Looking for an offroad overlanding route on the wild coast.

    Thanks for this input, I am glad that you had no issues, I love overlanding and seeing africa, but do not enjoy feeling unwelcome or unsafe when camping solo.

    What was your route for your 3 week...
  3. Looking for an offroad overlanding route on the wild coast.

    Good day,

    We are looking to do a 10 day trip from jhb to the wild coast and back..

    I am looking for some nice heavy offroading roads. I love the beaten off the track roads. If i can use my...
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    Re: How I broke it:

    I really want to see the video of that Hilux, We heard it from a fair distance away. Someone must have a video somewhere.

    But yes you understandably had other things on your mind haha.

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    Re: How I broke it:

    @Hedgehog, I was there that day when you car broke. I did that hill in my Little Suzuki Jimny just before you guys arrived.

    I also have a video of the ford. (Similar angle to your youtube one),...
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    Re: Jimny Replacement Shocks !!!

    If you are looking for new shocks,

    I would recommend looking at the des-sol kits, Very well priced kit with extended coils.

    While you have the car on the lift i makes sense to do the full kit....
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    Re: 3rd Generation Jimny Long Range Tank

    How do you open the rear door?

    As much as I like that, That would drive me crazy. We open the rear door many many times while overlanding. Getting food and snacks from the fridge


    That also...
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    Re: 3rd Generation Jimny Long Range Tank

    Has anyone here actually bought and installed this tank?

    Really looking for some options here..
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    Re: Mounting rear speakers in '99 Jimny

    How is your floor mat rubber and not material?
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    Re: Jimny Dual Battery

    I managed to make a custom battery bracket to fit a 68AH AGM as well as my air compressor. Turned out really nicely..

    Checkout the build here:
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  11. 4x4 orientated wheel & tyre service centre

    Good day,

    I am hoping someone can help me, I am looking for a tyre shop that actually knows how to work on 4x4 vehicles.

    Preferably in the randburg area. However willing to drive at this...
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    Re: New Ranger 4x4 system

    I would just like to add my 2 cents on the traction control with difflock.

    I think many people here underestimate how powerful having both difflock and traction control can be. Especially for...
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    Re: Homebuilt overlander

    Great work, I love all your custom designs and brackets, hinges, swing arms etc. Very innovative and a very professional Finnish. I am very impressed. I am keen to see how the custom drive train...
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    Re: diy wind turbine

    I came across this post as I have some car alternators lying around and also got my mind wandering.

    I see some people have mentioned that the load pulls the motor to a grinding halt. I am pretty...
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    Re: Breedsnek pass

    I did the pass this weekend,

    It was most certainly not difficult. However I would say it is a grade 2 with some grades 3s (if you take the more difficult line).

    Not for sedans, only high...
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    Suzuki Jimny Aircon Upgrade

    Good day,

    I have always found the jimny Aircon sub standard, Especially on trails on hot days.

    Now I know there are a number of components involved in the cooling.

    However I am in the...
  17. Re: Clutch Kit: Sachs vs LUK vs Valeo, Which One?

    Do you know who resells exceedy?
  18. Re: Clutch Kit: Sachs vs LUK vs Valeo, Which One?

    I am currently looking for a clutch for my Suzuki Jimny,

    They have a LUK for R2500.00 and a Sachs for R3200.00 and Asin for R3500.00

    I have read both good and bad things for each of them...
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    Re: 35mm wheel spacer for jimny

    Any updates long term?

    I am. Concidering spacers, I worry about the added forced on the front steering mechanism. Also does it not affect steering feel back when one wheel hits a small bump etc?
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    Extreme Adventure Club

    Good day Folks,

    I am wanting to start / put together a group/club inspired by the Australian 4x4 action adventure you tube series. https://www.youtube.com/user/4wdaction

    Anyhow, this is for...
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    Re: Camping Safety Paranoia

    This is a very sad & at the same time encouraging thread.

    Everyone's opinions are valid, and a sad truth.

    As a younger member (27) my new wife and I love overlanding and camping exploring...
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    Suzuki M18a s-1 vs s-2 heads

    Good day,

    I managed to get my hands on two m18a import motors, and while busy cleaning them up I noticed that their tappet covers where slightly different, this lead to me finding that the two had...
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    Re: TDI Jimny Project

    After reading this, cause I too want to do a diesel conversion,

    I think just buy a 2.8 Pajero short wheel base. haha much easier and simelar to a jimny.
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    Re: Runva Winches - Any experience?

    All very valid concerns. 30KG would cause problems on a stock Jimny. Luckily I have 100mm lift kit, which actually needs some front weight..

    That is allot of force on the chassis, This is why...
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    Re: Runva Winches - Any experience?

    Thanks for this,

    I find it quite difficult buying these days, as price is not necessarily a good indication of quality these days. I have heard bad things about the middle range Warns, and great...
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    Re: Runva Winches - Any experience?

    any feedback on these winches now that its a few years down the line?
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    Re: How damaging is corrugation?

    After reading this forum,

    I am really surprised at how shock absorbers are NOT designed to be heat sinks. I mean that is essentially what they are. Big heat dispensers.

    Why dont look like...
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    Re: Overlanding.. Do you really need a 4x4?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgpvSFMRkEU

    Watch this video.

    Given hard low profile road tyres non deflated.... I would say YES.
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    Re: Overlanding.. Do you really need a 4x4?

    I'm definitely voting for 4x2 with difflock.

    If you are not towing, and not loading the car super heavy, 4x2 with difflock and soft tyres will go many (85%) places. Even on sand, It can't stop...
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    Re: Caster Corrected Radius Arms!!!

    How does the piped version compare to the cast version strength wise?
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    Re: WRND dual battery charger

    are these water proof? can I mount it in the engine bay?
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    Re: WRND dual battery charger

    Good day all,

    Sorry to bring an old thread back.

    However I am in the market for doing dual battery system for my Jimny.

    And I am between a victron battery Isolator and the WRND system.
    ...
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    Re: Reductio Gears (Crawler Gears) for Jimny

    Crazy, its a few years later and the ones on Jimny bits are 13k now days.
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    Re: Jimny floor board

    Awesome post,

    I like your attention to detail and just doing things properly.

    I think this design is overkill for most people, makes perfect sense in your application as its a permanent...
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    Re: Long range fuel tank.

    That is very much what I was going to do, just to keep it super simple, call it a convenient jerry can. I was just wandering you maybe got nice bluetooth fuel gauges or something along the lines of...
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