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  1. Re: QUESTION: Octane Fuel available in Africa? Diesel vs Petrol?

    As already mentioned, Dan Grec from the US drove his petrol Wrangler down the East coast...
    While you on his website, support him by buying his pdf book The Road Chose Me.
    http://theroadchoseme.com/
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    Re: Best 4x4 tires for deep sand

    ...the tyre that produces the largest flattest footprint at it's lowest pressure (without debeading) will be the best in sand.
    If both an AT and MT have similar flat footprints, the MT will be...
  3. Thread: 4x4 Van

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    Re: 4x4 Van

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    Type 2 T3 Syncro.
    It's got the right size and looks, but engine, gearbox and VC...??
  4. Thread: 4x4 Van

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    Re: 4x4 Van

    Like a LR Series 2 Forward Control, just better, in all respects.
    Accept maybe for actually building it.
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    Re: 4x4 Van

    Quite possibly a shared platform...
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    Re: 4x4 Van

    ... build a Forward Control out of a solid axle Cruiser or Patrol. With something like a HiAce body. Size wise, that will be just right.
    But that would be a job and a halve...
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    Re: 4x4 Van

    The van that I always wanted since the 90's is the Type 2, T3 Syncro.

    When it comes to the "look" I like in a vehicle, the T3 Syncro does it for me. I know looks does not make a capable and...
  8. Re: IFS Hilux: Cheap and "buggered" vs expensive and showroom

    .... just not a KZTE...
  9. Re: IFS Hilux: Cheap and "buggered" vs expensive and showroom

    .... just not a KZTE...
  10. Thread: 4x4 Van

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    Re: 4x4 Van

    Yes Peter, the Pinzgauer would make an excellent overlander, maybe not an everyday sort of tourer, but something quite unique.
    Quite a few years back I asked a Swiss overlander in his Pinzgauer to...
  11. Thread: 4x4 Van

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    Re: 4x4 Van

    Being a solo, one vehicle traveller myself, a capable and reliable vehicle is a requirement too.
  12. Thread: 4x4 Van

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    4x4 Van

    What 4x4 Vans are available in SA?

    Having owned 3 VW Kombi; many years ago before my 4x4 days, I still think they make the best tourers and camping vehicles, apart from anything where a 4x4 is...
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    Sticky: Re: Packing for an overland trip

    Being a traveller more than a camper, I prefer a RTT. If I have to spend much more than a few minutes to setup camp, it's not going to work for me.
    Been using an Echo4x4 RTT since 2004. Made a few...
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    Re: Patrol GRX - ABS Light on, ABS not functioning

    As Peter said, look on the Patrol forum:

    https://www.patrol4x4.co.za/viewtopic.php?t=7667

    Or follow this link to Y61...
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    Re: How old is your mobile fridge?

    Waeco Coolmatic FF-70, with the larger DB50F compressor = just over 20 years now, no issue
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    Re: Patrol vs Cruiser: my impressions and thoughts

    Having owned 3 Land Cruisers: 60 Diesel, 80 Turbo Diesel and 100 Diesel and currently 2 Patrols; a 4.2 Turbo Diesel Bakkie and a 4800 GRX, my conclusion is, all are great 4x4's and worth owning.
    For...
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    Re: Best current Garmin for T4A

    The Garmin Overlander looks like the best GPS for off-road travel, but not available in SA as yet...
    https://www.garmin.com/en-US/overlander/
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    Re: Patrol vs Cruiser.

    Having owned 3 Cruisers (60, 80, 105) and now 2 Patrols (TB48, TD42Ti), I liked them all.
    When used as a 4x4 should be used, but treated with respect, they will serve you well, and well for...
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    Re: The NOT so Tough Dog Shocks from OL

    ... an update to the Tough Dog Shock saga...

    Today I received a call from the technical manager at Opposite Lock SA.
    OL SA, in conjunction with OL Aus, will now replace both front shocks under...
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    Re: The NOT so Tough Dog Shocks from OL

    Front Tough Dog Coils (+2") and shocks were fitted at the same time by an OL approved installer.
    Rear Tough Dog shocks were also fitted, but on Nissan/Autospring Leafs and 2" extended Shackles with...
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    The NOT so Tough Dog Shocks from OL

    The Patrol's one 10 000km old front Tough Dog shock started leaking oil after some Namibian corrugations.
    The shock was not overly warm and did not fade.

    I went to Opposite Lock in Swakop to...
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    Re: 265/65/17 Michelin AT2 vs BF Goodrich KO2

    164000, holy... you driving it or pushing it...
  23. Thread: 4x4 Vehicle

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    Re: 4x4 Vehicle

    WAJ
    Nice 60, had one in the 4L diesel, the kids called it Rusty, but mechanically it was a beauty...
  24. Thread: 4x4 Vehicle

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    Re: 4x4 Vehicle

    Dis hy, stem. Tyd om weer te gaan
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    Re: How much Force/Load doing a Snatch recovery...?

    .... because of all these variables and uncertainty around snatch recoveries, we did a few "real life" tests....
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    Re: How much Force/Load doing a Snatch recovery...?

    One of the points of this thread is, why use 10 and 12 ton kinetic equipment when based on our exercises, you don't see half even while doing an "unsafe" recovery. Safety factor in kinetic equipment...
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    Re: Difference between air lock and normal diff lock

    There is a possibility that the rear diff did not come with a factory locker, but a LSD, in which case he replaced it with an ARB Air locker.
    If the rear diff was replaced due to failure, what...
  28. Thread: 4x4 Vehicle

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    Re: 4x4 Vehicle

    4800 Patrol

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  29. Re: low- vs high range - sand driving (technical discussion)

    Don't be afraid to experiment, to find the sweetspot between 4x4 and driver and conditions of the day.
    I've seen experienced 4x4'rs giving wrong advice to novices, because of assumptions and only...
  30. Re: 265/65/R17 on car, 265/70/16 on trailer. Interchangeable?

    Roelof, I would say now, but that is vehicle dependent too. Like on my old school 4x4's no.
    To be more accurate see if you can get the manufacturer's measurements as there are physical differences...
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    Re: How much Force/Load doing a Snatch recovery...?

    The 3rd test was done under more realistic conditions.

    We buried a Hilux weighing about 2.4 ton in soft sand by digging all 4 wheels into the sand till all 4 were spinning freely and the Lux was...
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    Re: How much Force/Load doing a Snatch recovery...?

    Some good responses so far, and with a few physics guys too.

    Willem T calculated it to me 4.5 ton, which came close to what was measured by a Load Cell on peak hold for the below real life...
  33. Thread: Chipping

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    Re: Chipping

    Just sticking a chip in and expect to walk away smiling, is the same as sticking a Simba chip up a lions butt and expect to walk away smiling...
    If done with lots of dyno time by a reputable tuner,...
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    Re: Advice from experienced travelers/pensioners

    What about this pop top idea from Alu Cab. A handyman should be able to knock something up at halve price.
    Being a roof top tent that is accessed from the inside, it should suit the wife more....
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    Re: How much Force/Load doing a Snatch recovery...?

    Yes I agree 100% that calculations can be with some degree of accuracy, but with so many variables with a stuck vehicle, you can be out by some margin.

    When you by a kinetic strap or rope, the...
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