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    Re: Shopping for a new vehicle

    air suspension wears out at 250-300k km on these cars. Replacment is becomming cheaper, system is very robust.

    I also self serviced my toureg V6 TDi and im not mechanic. all filters and service...
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    Re: Shopping for a new vehicle

    They Cayenne, touareg, Q7 - V6 TDI are all fundementally the same engineered vehicle. Same engine.

    Q7 being the 7 seater option, cayenne sporty one, Touareg ( with low range and air suspension)...
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    Re: Shopping for a new vehicle

    The smart and sensbile thing to do in you budget range is buy a brand new toyota rush, and used the R 50K savings and that the missus on an nice romatic breakaway.
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    Re: 4x2 SUV’s - what’s their purpose?

    Its also easier to drift a 4x2 in the mud that an AWD-

    not to mention doughnuts
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    Re: 2x4 SUV’s - what’s their purpose?

    2x4 with a diff lock will get you suprsingly far- they will erode a trail some what.

    I guess tyre wear is another advantage. replacing 2 at a time vs all 4 if suv is a AWD

    lots of folk just...
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    Re: Day zero when the Cape runs dry

    this year EL Nina has a 75% probability of taking place.

    El Nina is the opposite of El Nino

    El Nino is the one that causes drier south and a wetter north ( Hemisphere)

    So we can expect...
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    Re: Eastern Cape birthday trip report

    Nice report thanks, really beautiful part of SA- ( when the wind does not blow too hard )
  8. Re: Namibia re-opens to international tourists 1 Sept

    I really hope this does not go the way the UK went, they also travelled and allowed travel over June July and August summer holidays

    Now they are entering a second wave.

    We have been lagging...
  9. Thread: Conqueror UEV25

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    Re: Conqueror UEV25

    Very nice!

    do those double axels have independent suspension?
  10. Thread: Best Insurance

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    Re: Best Insurance

    All insurance under hippo are actually owned by the same insurance ie Telesure.
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    Re: Traveling During Curfew hours

    Are you considering risking a criminal record, and putting your kids and wife at the mercy of the SAPS at 1 am possibly in a holding cell vs taking a days leave and leaving earlier ?
  12. Re: Some more thinking... Some more of your thoughts please.

    I'm not sure if I understand your vehicle needs correctly, surely good low range is not a must to tow on rough gravel roads ?

    Or are it it nice to have just in case ?

    Either way at they...
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    Re: The Volkswagen up! as a viable city car choice

    www.goloso.co.za

    menu looks scumptious
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    Re: Huge land rover dilemma

    Marco, if I may say, you are a amazingly productive individual. Not only have you single handed, engineered and build a classy stair case, with a detailed how to thread, its seems you had some time...
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    Re: Kubu4x4-Bushlapa Gauteng Partnership

    Thats great news !

    my signature pic is one of Kubu’s echo 3 we rented for Richtersveld, Great service. looking forward to trying out a bushlapa in the future.
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    Re: ASPW's latest build in Oz

    All I think of with ASPW is that video when doing this build suggesting the intercooler bonnet scoop should face towards the windscreen to create a cooler better air flow.

    I see at least he did...
  17. Re: MediaRelease: Volkswagen’s Amarok Double Cab bakkie gets a power boost

    165kw was the same output as the original T1 V6 Tdi touareg BKS/casa engine code

    190kw is the same out put as the current new touareg V6 tdi engine
  18. Re: MediaRelease: Volkswagen’s Amarok Double Cab bakkie gets a power boost

    Its a pity they don't have a suv based version of this instead of carrying on with the new touareg.
  19. Thread: Hyundai H1

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    Re: Hyundai H1

    it might be easier to get a 4motion transporter or kombi and fit 4xMotion low range transfer case and diff locks from a T1 touareg
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    Re: Hilux Gd6 Auto Box Again - Fluid Replacement

    Remember than manufactures definition of vehicle "life" is usually 120k KM or 6 years.

    some degree of built in obsolescence ensures new vehicle sales
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    Poll: Re: Best second hand 4x4 low cost & maintenance

    I don't think its worth having if its going to stand more than being used. Cars that stand with out use tend to be more unreliable when expected to suddenly be fit for an overland expedition and will...
  22. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    I was told by VW Hatfield in Braynston that the V8 treg electronic park brake works by actuating brake shoes inside the disk drum section and not by actuating the pads against the disk.

    I...
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    Re: You know you are stuck when...

    river sand has a way off sucking you in
  24. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    T1 touareg 2004-2009/10 no battery reg- After you change you will get a running gear fault worshop and hill desent warning- dont panic, as soon as you drive past 20km/h an hour it goes away.

    2011...
  25. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    Hi netler,

    I have a V8 tdi 2011 model which I bought 2 years ago and have had a similar experience.

    When I got it the battery was needing replacment but kept it going by having it hook up to a...
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    Re: Please help SWAMBO choose

    I said this before Its like going to a very good steak house and deciding between the Ribeye, Rump or sirloin.

    I would not let my SWAMBO drive a fortuner living so close to the MOZ SD border,...
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    Re: Islamic State capture of key port in Mozambique

    mineral wealth.

    this port is stratigic to extracting the mineral wealth.

    Who owns most of Mozambique through loans on it mineral wealth as colateral ?

    Who is having a trade war with said...
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    Re: I need help choosing

    Choosing betweem these 3 new bakkies is like going to a really good steakhouse and you cannot decide between the Rump, Sirloin or Ribeye. All are equally good quality, each a little unique in...
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    Re: If a V10 isn't big enough...

    Yup. plus they added two turbos

    here a vidoe of how its made

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GVemj0ebMw
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    Re: Range Rover P38 wanted

    there two on gumtree but both cape side, one with a lift the other looks standard

    https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkies/kraaifontein/2001-range-rover-4-6-hse-p38/1007811186810910014551809
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    Re: If a V10 isn't big enough...

    The V8 tdi is quicker at 0 to 100 by 0.1 of a second. ;D

    Although the w12 has more power @ 330kw vs 250kw in the V8 the T1 is heavier

    tourque the V8 is winner with 800nm vs 600nm in thw W12
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  32. Re: Insurgents apparently seize Mocimboa da Praia? Any confirmation?

    Apparently Moz is requesting Zimbabwe army to assist over a SADC force intervention.
  33. Re: Insurgents apparently seize Mocimboa da Praia? Any confirmation?

    Seems like they have been succesful in the last couple of days.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-53756692
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    These guys need to be recognised for doing a proffesional docuemtation of the development of this vehicle.

    I don't think any manufactures has been so open about its development of a new vehicle.
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    Episode 5 - Engine & transmission

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmmtXrtLmZI&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=
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