Search Results - 4x4 Community Forum





Search:

Type: Posts; User: niclemaitre; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 27 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. Replies
    11
    Views
    914

    Re: Slide on canopies

    We got an AHA camper with the bakkie when we bought it. We weren't sure if we would like it, especially since we have a very good ground camping setup, but we do like it a lot.

    It sets up as fast...
  2. Replies
    7
    Views
    381

    Re: Gas struts needed to lift roof

    If you buy the struts from Midas or MacNaugtans they can fill the struts to any amount, but they can't discharge them. So you can get say 4x400 or whatever and test, then see if you need more. But...
  3. Replies
    10
    Views
    791

    Re: My DIY Roof Rack + other odds and ends

    Looking good!

    Any steel supplier should be able to cut pieces of plate to size for you, to make the bases. You can then use the bolt holes to locate the bases.

    They can even bend the plates to...
  4. Replies
    176
    Views
    22,016

    Re: ASPW's latest build in Oz

    Something he doesn't mention is how the switching works. Do you have to have high current switches? If you have to couple this thing up to relays then there really isn't any point.
  5. Replies
    15
    Views
    968

    Re: Fibre Glass or Metal canopy?

    The design of the load bins has changed. If you look at the edge of the load bins on the old/utility versions the edge of the bin is rolled over, with the cargo hooks underneath. The new/fancy bins...
  6. Replies
    3
    Views
    359

    Re: Nudge bar brackets

    The nudge bar usually mounts to the chassis rails where the recovery points can be mounted. Some 50x50x5 angle with holes for the bolts would work fine as a DIY solution.
  7. Replies
    33
    Views
    16,217

    Re: Brand se baai

    Sorry, haven't done that section, but from what I can see, it looks like gravel from Port Nolloth to Kleinsee, then tar to Hondeklip Baai. So it should all be fine.

    I'm not sure if the National...
  8. Replies
    33
    Views
    16,217

    Re: Brand se baai

    In the National Park between Boulders campsite and the Groenrivier exit there are two long, very sandy sections that I'm not sure you'll be ok on. I presume that you probably have low profile tyres...
  9. Re: TSHWANE mass roll out of forced pre-paid meters

    When in a month you purchase power will affect the cost per unit as well. Try to buy enough for the month on the 1st, but also beware of the stepped tariffs. You might exceed the ceiling for the...
  10. Replies
    3
    Views
    631

    Re: West Coast and Tankwa Karoo Trip

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/144514-Brand-se-baai?p=4483705#post4483705

    Have a look here, some good info in this thread.
  11. Replies
    18
    Views
    880

    Re: square rod to normal pitch

    You can usually find longer than normal ACME type threads in the Mercedes and BMW jacks at a scrap yard.
  12. Replies
    7
    Views
    620

    Re: LED Light Bar

    It needs to either be SABS or E1 compliant, and you need two, mounted symmetrically on the front of the car.
  13. Replies
    205
    Views
    14,276

    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    Yes, that's what I understood from the interview with Elon Musk.
  14. A week in the Kalahari, what would you do?

    Hi there

    We're planning a trip to the Kalahari in June or July. We'll probably have about a week there. It's our first time there, so what would you have on your list of must do's?

    We'll...
  15. Replies
    205
    Views
    14,276

    Re: Those who said, electric vehicle, NEVER!

    Elon Musk has. Apparently of we stop refining fossil fuels we will have more than sufficient capacity for total EVs.
  16. Replies
    1
    Views
    312

    99 IFS Hilux replacement bumper

    Hi there

    My Hilux had an unfortunate run in with a patrys (francolin) and smashed the front valance and grill. I'd prefer to replace the original bumper with a steel one, and this gives me an...
  17. Replies
    109
    Views
    13,374

    Re: Low Range - yes or no?

    The only thing that you have to watch for in the Baviaans is the guy ahead of you on the up hills going super slowly in 1st 4L, too slow for anyone without lowrange to drive without stalling, so you...
  18. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,226

    Re: Deregistered vehicle

    Registration and licensing are two separate things. You can register the vehicle in your name (I think you'll need police clearance since it was deregistered) without a roadworthy certificate and you...
  19. Replies
    4
    Views
    703

    Re: Toyota OEM parts

    Yes
  20. Replies
    4
    Views
    703

    Re: Toyota OEM parts

    Just order from Gemini parts in Joburg, they courier
  21. Replies
    7
    Views
    875

    Re: Road to Wuppertal

    If you really need fuel, Dawid Niewoudt at Sanddrift will sell you a few liters of diesel from the farm tanks. It's worth going there for the wine tasting anyway.

    Otherwise the Co-op at...
  22. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,229

    Re: Removing spare wheel carrier

    Second for the sacrificial Torx bit hammered in. If that doesn't work, I'd try a left hand drill bit in a drill running backwards - get from specialist engineering shops. I've had much more success...
  23. Replies
    5
    Views
    549

    Re: Builtconcepts Modular Racks

    Be careful with placing loads directly on the sides of the loadbin. If you look at the newer canopies etc, they typically have a bracing system that carries the load through to the floor of the bin,...
  24. Replies
    7
    Views
    875

    Re: Road to Wuppertal

    The locals drive that road in Opel Kadettes.

    In May, after heavy rain, some of the drifts may become flooded, but the flood waters usually drop quickly. So if you wait, have a couple of cups of...
  25. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,586

    Re: 2.2TDCi reliability

    I think you just bought the one I was looking at ::)
  26. Replies
    15
    Views
    1,586

    2.2TDCi reliability

    Hi there

    I'm in the market for a 2nd hand bakkie and looking at one with the 2.2TDCi engine. What's the long term reliability of the 2.2 like? The one I've seen has 150k kms on it. And should...
  27. Replies
    16
    Views
    1,229

    Re: Removing spare wheel carrier

    If you have a welder, a couple of tacks on the nut body usually does the trick. You can try a cold chisel in the castellations but it'll probably break them off. A 6 sided impact socket from Midas...
  28. Replies
    33
    Views
    16,217

    Re: Brand se baai

    IMO perfectly safe.

    We only saw other campers and a bit of traffic to the mine and windfarm.
  29. Replies
    19
    Views
    885

    Re: Fuse advice

    Outdoor Warehouse sells them as accessories for the National Luna inline fuse holders. I got some at Outdoor Warehouse Somerset West not long ago.
  30. Replies
    33
    Views
    16,217

    Re: Brand se baai

    Just an update, we went through there this past weekend (24-28th September). From Koekenaap to the sea is on a very good gravel road past the Eskom windfarm. They've extended the new road along the...
  31. Re: 4x4 Auto Electrical Specialist - Western Cape

    Second for Mettes. Attention to detail is second to none
  32. Re: Digital Tyre Pressure Monitoring System from China - I'll take one

    You can get valve extensions at most 4x4 shops/Midas. Screws onto the existing valve and the far end is far more accessible (I mounted mine next to the trailer plug on my previous bakkie). You can...
  33. Re: Best Head torch for Overlanding & Camping ???

    I have owned and used more headlamps than I care to admit.

    Without question Petzl make the best, most durable, most advanced lights. You really do get what you pay for.

    The reactive lighting...
  34. Replies
    51
    Views
    7,813

    Re: Jumper Cables

    The clamps aren't the issue (generally), so just replace with welding cable and get a battery place to properly crimp the cables into lugs that you can bolt (brass if you can find them) to the clamps
  35. Re: Toyota Hilux 2,4 D S/Cab - Cleanup and Sorting

    Sounds like they've replaced the glowplug timer set up with a relay. You should be able to get another (generic) one from Midas. The wiring should all be in place still.
Results 1 to 35 of 928
Page 1 of 27 1 2 3 4