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    Re: What did you do to your Mitsu Today ?

    Sorry, you are talking about torque, not power. I repeat, you can change the torque by changing the gearing, the power remains constant. If you dont know what the difference is I cant understand...
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    Re: What did you do to your Mitsu Today ?

    At a given engine RPM the engine puts out the same power, regardless of the gearing. You cannot change the power reaching the road by changing the gearing. All you are doing is changing the road...
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    Re: What did you do to your Mitsu Today ?

    Yes, that makes sense. Since the lockup rpm is the same in both cases, the lower gearing will get the gearbox to lock up and the car start moving at the same rpm, but with lower gearing it will be...
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    Re: What did you do to your Mitsu Today ?

    Switching to larger tires actually improves your fuel consumption but you have to compensate for the bigger tires in your fuel consumption calculation. For example if the new tires are 10% bigger, a...
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    Re: What did you do to your Mitsu Today ?

    haha, the same good reasons you went from stock to 31" are the same good reasons you should go from 31 to a larger size :) I'm on 32.5's -- fits easily , even without my 1" body lift...
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    Re: What did you do to your Mitsu Today ?

    Excellent. Now you need bigger tyres >:D
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    Re: Jhb to Parys/clarens dirt road

    I love this thread guys --- doing long trips using a minimum of tarmac is one of my little hobbies. I'm always ready for a getaway, and luckily I'm flexible for weekdays or weekends :) If anyone...
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    Re: V8 freeflow instrusive noise

    I don't think the downward facing tip is to blame, but with exhausts it is sometimes a black art.... Flow-through silencers offer practically no restriction and do soak up noise - I have always...
  9. Pre-owned Land Rover loading bins for sale, 2 available @ R1500.00 each

    no connection - just saw it and thought some Landie guys might be interested ... www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/244798359839518/
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    Re: 12v Sparks flying!!

    I have some of my tools covered with sections cut out of old bicycle tubes so they dont scratch when I'm working on cars/bikes...
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    Re: Gas versus Eksdom.Lets put this one to bed.

    Just did a quick google... its amazing to think how much knowledge is just seconds away !!

    LPG has a typical specific calorific value of 46.1 MJ/kg. 1 MJ is equivalent to .28kWh, so 1kg of gas...
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    Re: Gas versus Eksdom.Lets put this one to bed.

    When I installed my gas hob about 5 years ago I did the calcs and found that there was little difference between the price of electricity and gas per unit energy (within about 5% IIRC) I think the...
  13. Re: Poor fuel consumption after adding exstras to my new bakkie

    I think the problem is with the measurement not the consumption ...
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    FC101 for sale ...

    not affiliated, just saw it .. thought maybe someone would be interested... www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3029108630446588/
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    Re: What did you do to your Mitsu Today ?

    If you can rather get one that doesn't have a DVD or CD player - they are called "media players" and play off a memory card or USB stick. They are smaller & cheaper, and cards/sticks are so large &...
  16. Suspension Re: gen2 "blister fender" pajero upper control arm bushes ??

    Sorry, not "blister fender" , "pre-blister" :)
  17. Suspension gen2 "blister fender" pajero upper control arm bushes ??

    Hi guys, I need bushes for the upper control arms for my gen2 "blister fender" pajero. I can get the lower control arm bushes from Partquip but they don't sell the upper control arms bushes...
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    Re: Prices on spares. Help

    Hi, what did you do in the end ? I have a similar problem - I need bushes for the upper control arms for my gen2 "blister fender" pajero. I can get the lower control arm bushes from Partquip but...
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    Re: Camping Safety Paranoia

    I never drive through or ride through or camp or stay in isolated areas without being armed. I think its just being sensible, not paranoid.
  20. Re: Moving to Mud-Terrains? What should I be aware of?

    I had muds on mine for about 6 months, went back to AT's because the noise on tar roads just became too much... not so much the volume but the drone gets into your brain. So I kept a spare set of...
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    MediaRelease: Re: JHB to DBN on Dirt Roads

    We did this a few months ago - VanReenen to Ladysmith. Great route but some tar is unavoidable... It also looks like some roads have been recently tarred...
  22. Thread: Ideas for a hoist

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    Re: Ideas for a hoist

    I also have limited clearance. I mounted a normal hand-winch from Adendorf to the pole and ran the cable through 2 pulleys to hang down in the middle of the roof. The hook hangs like 9cm under the...
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    Re: A stroke of genius? Or just being stupid

    Genius of course -- I have the same !
    But in practise it gets dirty pretty quickly , and when you need it its a bit blurry. I'm also concerned I'll rip it off sometime, but so far so good.

    I...
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    Re: Can tyres make SUCH a big difference

    Also remember that tyre sizes are nominal and the actual rolling circumference can be quite a bit different than calculated. Therefore unless you carefully measure and apply a correcting ratio and...
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    Re: Can't enter the Garage

    Guys I would say its easier to lift the door height then dig the floor lower. Even if you need to remove 1 or 2 rows of brickwork its still a lot easier than redoing your floors... I have a...
  26. Thread: Battery Very Hot

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    Re: Battery Very Hot

    My guess is a battery problem - internal short or dead cell. I didnt notice the type of battery but if one of the old-fashioned fill-with-water type you can check the voltage cell-by-cell to find...
  27. Thread: Wagoneer build

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    Re: Wagoneer build

    Very nice. Will keep you out of trouble for some time :)

    My 2c: Lifting it a bit and putting on some bigger wheels will make it look a lot better, without really modifying anything from...
  28. Re: Are UV/Blacklight bug zappers effective in killing mosquitoes?

    I have never heard the term "blacklight" being used as anything but a reference to UV light...
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    Re: Wanted: GEN 2 seats (SWB)

    Keep an eye on gumtree for guys stripping a Pajero... Theres always someone every few months...
  30. Thread: Generator advice

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    Re: Generator advice

    If the noise is the only issue preventing you from getting a generator then rather look at ways to silence it - will cost a lot less than you think....
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    Re: What pipe is this?

    My 2c : depending on how the system is deigned a torn breather hose could result in a small or large vacuum leak.
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    Re: Small portable generator help

    Sorry I havent replied guys - I've been away. Thank you for all the ideas & suggestions. It seems that buying a cheapie for occasional use isnt the best idea... Perhaps a 12v inverter running off...
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    Re: Small portable generator help

    <The PC is it a desktop or laptop. Also is the TV a plasma or LED.>

    desktop PC (a laptop would last me a few hours without power:) ) and a 55" LED TV. I'm sure I could get by with 1kw or even...
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    Re: Small portable generator help

    <Don't mention camping and generator in the same thread, you will be crucifiedhttps://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/images/smilies/evil.gif> ha! I seldom camp where there are other people, and I was...
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    Small portable generator help

    Hi Guys, I have no experience in this area and need to borrow some of yours please ....

    I want to buy a small portable generator, just so I can use my PC or watch TV while the power is out. ...
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