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  1. Thread: Flying

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    Re: Flying

    Rough and tough and unrefined. But beautiful to fly.
    I guess it can be compared to driving a 1980's Porsche 911.

    Have a handful of hours on a 52 out of Port Alfred when I did my training , but...
  2. Thread: Sani Pass

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    Re: Sani Pass

    Can't see it being a problem.
    Especially not with General Grabbers.

    Oh wait, hold on. This might give you a better answer....
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    Re: Kombi 4motion as overlanding vehicle

    We had a soft roaders day, a while back.
    And Cats joined us with his 4 motion Caravell

    We were all suitably impressed that how well it did.

    Ground clearance in its self as such, was not the...
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    Although the L/C has 225mm ground clearance (that's the first thing that comes up when you Google Land Cruiser 200 ground clearance- although I was under the impression it had more?) , it must be...
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    Re: Off Road Driving Tips

    Indeed! Breath of fresh air compared to the US politics, anti-vaxers, and SA is a dump, threads!

    A little tip I can think of:

    Rocks:

    When the going gets bumpy, there's a tendancy for things...
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    The FJs were quite incredible! There's a reason the front vehicle was one, and blazed the trail for the rest.

    Was great that we could have 3 of them in the group.
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    100 percent right. But the problem though with selecting tyre pressures, was the transitioning from soft sandy conditions to rocks many times within a short distance.

    The D4 was far more capable...
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    Yes, made by "sello tape". Prevents bush rash on the plastics which obviously can't be polished out. You can get it at Builders.
    ...
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    ;D No Ranier. Not aimed at your comment.

    It was removed due to a request by one of the members on our rivertrip WhatsApp group.
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    Here is a new video I've made of the trip with lots of unseen footage.

    Enjoy!

    Sorry, but I've removed the link due to possible controversy


    PS: Some vehicles were hurt during the making of...
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    Like anyone who watches Aircrash Investigation on Discovery will tell you, it's never one thing that causes an accident or incident, but a chain of events. It's called the Swiss cheese model. (Google...
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    Didn't even think about the fire possibility! :o

    And one of the vehicles in our convoy also had a similar tail strike.
    Ask Rechard about his puckered po#phol! ;D
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    Thanks, yes it possibly is a bit more capable than people give it credit for that haven't seen it other than at the mall.
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    Re: Lost GPS signal ?

    GPS signals being jammed by crime syndicates?
    Used to prevent hijacked cars from being tracked.

    https://www.matrix.co.za/matrix-newsletter/smart-vehicle-jamming-detection
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    On the whole I think it really was. But there were times it wasn't so fun for everyone.

    There were a few instances of vehicle damage in what a few have suggested to be the hairiest river trip...
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    Bits of day 1
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    Ha ha, Think again Jelo! ;D

    Stay tuned for the pics when we get back. Assuming you're not banned over that period. ;D
  19. Re: Fouriesburg via Villiers\Frankfort\Bethlehem Road condition

    We just came back from that direction. On the way there, we drove N3 an turned off at Villiers, and then went Frankfort , Reits, Bethlehem.
    It was really bad. Lots of road works, where one had to...
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    Re: Wireless Geyser Controller

    Now what about all of this, if one has a ripple control, that's controlled by the council?
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    Hi Andrew.
    Just those questions:

    1.if the river is too full, is there a contingency plan like another route, or are we then looking at a date shift?

    2. Is a lot of bush rash expected? ...
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    17 days in ICU and on a ventilator. Wow that's rough man.
    Glad to hear hear you're busy beating Covid. Your health is most important right now. Sorry to hear you won't be joining, but there may be...
  23. Re: General Grabber AT3 vs Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure.....WHICH ONE??

    To me, I think there's a massive factor not always taken into account when choosing tyres. And that is future availability.

    Sure, its not always easy to tell what will happen in the future, but...
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    Re: Land Cruiser 300 - 3.3L V6 diesel

    Finally, the New Defender has something to compete against.

    If someone gets one, please can we get together to do a nice amateur comparison video. (Totally stock though)
    Off road challenge, on...
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    But in all seriosnessess, I have lots of questions.
    Will be blasting them soon. Especially as it looks like i might not be able to do the pre breakfast.

    I think the silence might be related to...
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

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  27. Thread: Namibia Trip

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    Re: Namibia Trip

    Thanks man. Would have been lekker. Unfortunately trip now cancelled.
    Would have been epic to test out new defender vs land Cruiser in the dunes....
    Rather disappointed , but it's one of those...
  28. Thread: Namibia Trip

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    Re: Namibia Trip

    Great! Thanks for the info!
  29. Thread: Namibia Trip

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    Re: Namibia Trip

    Great thank you. Was this in your own vehicle? I'm simply salivating at driving up a big sand dune and seeing how the vehicle performs.
    But I'd like to do it with a guide who knows where one can go...
  30. Thread: Namibia Trip

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    Re: Namibia Trip

    Thanks for the offer of info. We plan to do a 3 week trip soon in 2 vehicles, but not camping.

    Do you know of anywhere we could do some dune driving in one's own vehicle, but with a guide that...
  31. Thread: Nuwe Defender

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    Re: Nuwe Defender

    I've had mine now since July last year.

    I've done the Lebombo trail with it, a trip through the Wild Coast, and a couple of 4x4 tracks around Gauteng.
    A friend of mine has joined me with his...
  32. Re: May 2021 Traction Challenge V.2 Brekkie Run with a Twist.

    Indeed but at least you had it pointing in the right direction. Me.... not so much ::)
  33. Re: May 2021 Traction Challenge V.2 Brekkie Run with a Twist.

    Thanks everyone for a lekka outing.
    It was super enjoyable!

    IMHO Steven in the SJ was the clear winner by virtue of having the biggest smile while doing all the obstacles!

    Unfortunately, my...
  34. Re: May 2021 Traction Challenge V.2 Brekkie Run with a Twist.

    Sorry guys, Swambos taking the Defender now for a few days.

    I'll come in the Evoque if there's any other softroaders going?
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    Re: Cheapish electric cars

    I'd be interested in looking into the viability of getting a little electric school runner. Especially if it's possible to install a wireless docking station in the garage....

    Very little moving...
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