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    Re: New NL Battery Box - The All in One Solution??

    i think a lot of this stuff sells purely on the known name. The price National Luna charges for the ďsmartĒ solenoid is also ridiculous. Itís just a cole hersee 80 or 100AMP solenoid wired to a timed...
  2. Thread: Cheapies !!!

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    Re: Cheapies !!!

    I must say Iím surprised you got such low milage out of the pirrelis. I scorpion atr have always been tires I thought pretty highly of, I expect a tire to do at least 80k km
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    Re: Tesla vs other brands

    Itís all good and well that the first world is ready for electrification, but that hasnít answered the real question as to whether the electric car is the solution to the problem.

    I love the...
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    Triple T fishing Challenge/Adventure

    Myself and two mates have been discussing this idea for a while now, and decided itís time to just get our act together and make it happen.

    what is the TTT (Triple T Challenge). Itís a 7 day...
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    Suspension Re: Ironman vs Old man EMU

    I am probably biased, but all things equal, when it comes to load carrying suspension that also improves ride quality, you just canít beat OME.

    the iron man is not bad by a long shot, but...
  6. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Thatís actually pretty impressive.

    At the end of the video wheníre it rolls over, that underbelly protection looks impressive. Wonder if thatís standard.
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    Discovery 3 Re: Building a mechanically reliable TDv6 Engine

    is there no aftermarket billet cranks etc available that are stronger/better than the original?
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    Discovery 3 Re: Building a mechanically reliable TDv6 Engine

    OP clearly stated engine is seized.... whether crank or not, itís going to need a bottom end rebuild. Pistons/Rings/bearings etc.

    if itís become possible to rebuild this motor instead of buy a sub...
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    Discovery 3 Re: Building a mechanically reliable TDv6 Engine

    Unless something has changed, I was under the impression rebuild parts for these motors werenít available, and the only option was a sub assembly from LR. Has this changed? Are parts for this motor...
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    Poll: Re: What is overlanding?

    I will bite. Have been ďoverlandingĒ since as long back as I remember. Itís always been how our family holidays. As a little kid, I knew the overland trucks full of Germans and Hollanders as...
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    Poll: Re: What is overlanding?

    I so want to agree with you.... but oddly it was a statement you made that prompted me to start this thread. Please donít take it as personal or an attack, itís all in the spirit of understanding...
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    Poll: Re: What is overlanding?

    I specifically asked for adefination within the context of 4x4 overlanding as is discussed on this forum. I also originally knew those trucks to be overland trucks.

    I also agree that we should...
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    Re: Evoque power loss and brake failure

    Not familiar with the Si4 motor at all, but almost certain you have lost vacuum to the brake booster. That will cause the brake issues you mention, and the same vacuum circuit most likely operates...
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    Re: BorgWarner electrical shift Transfer Case

    Not sure on the mahindra specifically, but Iíd the main engine ECU needs to know what mode the TC is in, then you just need to make sure the hi/low switch on the TC is still sending a signal back to...
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    Re: BorgWarner electrical shift Transfer Case

    Like I said on the other thread, the 4x4 button simply powers a solenoid that either engages or disengages the manual bits on the transfer case. Itís an electric motor that pushes a lever. On pushes...
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    Sticky: Re: Post a photo of your Land Rover here please

    Overlooking etosha pan
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    Poll: Re: What is overlanding?

    yep, and Bear Grylls is a pussy and fake as hell too right?

    I don’t think any sane individual doesn’t realise that top gear/grand tour is a TV show, made to be entertaining. But I also think your...
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    Re: ASPW on intercoolers....

    remembet there virtually is no combustion with the throttle closed, just engine running on compression. Withou fuel, no explosion therefore no rapily expand gas forced through the exhaust.
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    Poll: Re: What is overlanding?

    this is my favorite answer so far. Simple and to the point. And yes, the schedule usually changes because of ďotherwiseĒ
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    Re: Does this still count as a sidewall cut?

    the construction of the sidewall means it’s relatively strong, as long as the integrity isn’t compromised. Once cut, damages, it can easily continue to tear, causing a blow out. Thr flexing doesn’t...
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    Poll: Re: What is overlanding?

    that is an interesting description.

    This however remains a very personal ďindentifierĒ. In some ways a guess the question is almost like gender roles these days (TIC).

    I like the above...
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    Poll: Re: What is overlanding?

    I screwed up the poll.... will try again

    and again.... polls questions can’t exceed 100 characters.... if one of your questions does, it fails to load the poll, and you have to start all over
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    Poll: What is overlanding?

    The thread about carrying 2 spares or not, as well as the recent thread about buying an overlander for 150k, both of which are very interesting discussions, got me thinking about what different...
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    Re: Nice day trip from Swakop

    okay.... ek het nie eers daar aan gedink nie. Ek sal by hulle hoor..... ons was die laaste week op n paar plekke gewees in damaraland en Kunene wat sekerlik erger op die voortuig was as bietjie...
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    Nice day trip from Swakop

    Looking for some local knowledge.

    have a day to kill in swakop on Sunday, with a stock standard rental 4x4 hilux double cab (it has AT tires).

    is there a nice outing one can do self drive,...
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    Re: Why do tree fellars use cruisers?

    I am easily one of the biggest Landy fans out there. I am way too emotionally invested in the brand for my own good sometimes, but I am also a blue collar oke, that works with vehicles in tough...
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    Re: Where to next, any suggestions?

    Zinave will blow your mind. And you will be lucky to even see the elephant, for the next few years at least
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    Discovery 3 Re: D3 V8 Fuel Consumption

    I think you okes all have lead driving boots or something. When I still had my D3 V8 I would have been horrified to get that kind of mileage.

    I did happily between 14 and 14.5 L/100 on the open...
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    Freelander II Re: Freelander 2 judder

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  30. Re: Anyone recomend a place for rust proofing - Cape Town

    Whatever you do, make sure itís actually going to help, and not just ďlook coolĒ.

    a lot of rubberissing and even powder coating actually leads to accelerated rust, especially where sea water...
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    Re: BorgWarner 4x4 ecu

    If all else fails, itís really just a piece of switchgear the activate the servos to engage disengage 4x4 and hi/low.

    im sure a clever sparky can solder something up to provide the same.
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    Re: Decent accomodation near etosha gates

    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I will pass them on.

    unfortuantely, With the area around halali, there is no choice but to stay in the park, as itís just to far to really enjoy as a day drive
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    Decent accomodation near etosha gates

    With this thread as reference,

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/324959-Etosha-never-again?p=4314579#post4314579

    can you guys provide some suggestions for decent accomodation...
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    Freelander II Re: Freelander 2 judder

    to be honest I canít remember, the aftermarket warranty covered it in full, I only had to pay for the oil. I recall it being somewhere just under R10k all in.

    I know Autobox in Silverton recons...
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    Freelander II Re: Freelander 2 judder

    Mine did exactly the same, ended up being the Torque converter. Worked beautifully for a few months with new torque converter, then started again.

    comapny that fixed it the first time swore high...
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