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  1. Re: NEW!! Challenger / Camp Master trailer problems....watch this space

    We did a 6 000km trip through Southern Namibia with our Challenger Nomad Trailer and Suzuki GV last year over some shocking roads and it survived it all.
    One of the worst was to Soussusvlei and the...
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    Re: Air line for compressor

    I have previously bought from ChemVulc in Parow.
    They have everything you need plus more.
    They are the suppliers to the tyre fitment outlets.

    Your main problem will be the coupling onto the...
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    Re: Testing my new solar blanket

    The red, grey, blue etc Brad Harrison connectors are not compatible.
    However, you don't need to remove the crimped lugs on the cable ends.
    You can remove the lugs from the BH connector and then...
  4. Re: Best Route from Clarens to Nieu-Bethesda please

    Aliwal and Bethulie both good.
    However, via Bethulie you cross that road/rail bridge over Gariep dam which is quite spectacular.

    We alternate when travelling to the Cape and avoid the N1 with...
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    Re: 2016 Jimny Auto Cutting Out - update

    Suzuki Bloemfontein kept the vehicle for 2 days and sorted the problem out.
    The Jimny is running sweeter than ever before.

    Sorry no details on what they found, except to say they checked all...
  6. Re: Recommended compact tyre pump that can be plugged into 4x4

    I found the 160l too big so replaced it with a Viair 88P.
    Pumps tyres just as fast as the 160l and much smaller in size and weight.
  7. Re: Hella Daymaker vs OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited vs Philips CrystalVision

    With the Hellas everything had a bluish tinge and penetration not good.

    With the Osram Nightbreaker Plus, the light was white and penetration much better.
    I have travelled through Etosha,...
  8. Re: Hella Daymaker vs OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited vs Philips CrystalVision

    I found the Hella Daymaker too Blue.

    I have had Osram Nightbreaker Plus for 4 years and the dip beams are on most of the time.
    The beam is also whiter.
    Our roads in Ladybrand are full of...
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    Re: 2016 Jimny Auto Cutting Out

    Thanks guys - every little bit helps.
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    Re: 2016 Jimny Auto Cutting Out

    Thanks - once the vehicle has warmed up it purrs like a happy cat.
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    Re: 2016 Jimny Auto Cutting Out

    Thanks for the reply.
    He is taking the vehicle in to Bloem tomorrow and leaving overnight.

    Eisch massive dust storm, thunderstorm and power keeps going off here in Ladybrand.
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    2016 Jimny Auto Cutting Out

    Hi All - a missionary friend has a 2016 Jimny Auto with 27 000km on the clock.
    Warranty expires January 2019.
    The problem has existed since new.
    When its warm and when it's cold it runs...
  13. Re: Excited to receive my newly bought Suzuki Grand Vitara next week!

    Enjoy your GV fantastic vehicle.

    I fitted the Stofpad lift kit, bash plates and the Firestone Airhelpers.
    The Airhelpers make a big difference when loaded with 4 adults plus trailer.

    Regarding...
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    Re: Bluff Tyres used an airgun on my nuts

    I have already had wheel nuts cross threaded when the agents refitted wheels with an airgun.
    Only picked this up when taking the vehicle in for wheel balancing at a tyre guy - fortunately
    Had to...
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    Re: Best way to pack/stack items on a roof rack?

    Remember to check that the roofrack mountings are still tight after a few hundred km.
    I normally do a quick check during a comfort break.
    Keep the necessary spanners etc, under your seat for easy...
  16. Re: Forum stickers - ladybrand, bloemfontein, ficksburg

    Yes, I still have 5 left.
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    Re: Front Runner footwell water tank

    I store farm water in mine for up to 6 months with no effect on taste or clarity.
    The water is as sweet as day 1.
    I have used copper fittings and food quality hose to avoid problems.

    Enjoy your...
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    Re: Suzuki Grand Vitara spare wheel lock removal

    I use graphite powder which I got from a locksmith many years ago.
    Put some on the key and gently insert into the lock.
    Works on bakkie canopy locks also.
    Any other lubricant collects dust and...
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    Re: What globe replacement?

    The standard lenses are designed for tungsten and not HID and will blind oncoming traffic.
    Osram Nightbreaker + should make a significant difference.
    I have fitted them to my 2002 Hilux and they...
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    Re: High left jack vs Air jack

    Riaan - together with the Hi Lift Jack Buddy I would suggest a folding jack stand to lower the wheel onto in order to change the wheel.
    To get the extra height with a spacer kit on my Suzuki GV I...
  21. Forum stickers - ladybrand, bloemfontein, ficksburg

    I have received a batch of Forum Stickers from the Online Shop.
    I have some extras @ R20 each for pick up in Ladybrand or as follows :

    I will be in Bloemfontein tomorrow - 19 June and in...
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    Re: Camp Master Trailer Recon

    The "policeman" lock on the hitch is a good anti theft idea.
    Just be careful, the key is very flimsy and is a devil to fish the bit out if it breaks.

    M2cw
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    Re: Install Spacer lift kit on GV

    I installed the same Stofpad lift kit, radiator, sump and diff plates, plus Wizerd Transfer case protector and Firestone Airsprings to our GV.

    We did a 5800km trip through Kgalagadi and Namibia...
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    Re: Yokohama Geolander AT015

    I have had Coopers ST & STT on my old Prado which were great and gave good mileage.

    I replaced the Bridgestones on my Suzuki GV with Yokohama G012.
    Enormous improvement in ride comfort,...
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    Re: 12v pump/compressor

    Teryos - I bought hose, clamps and clip on valve fittings from ChemVulc in Bloemfontein. They also have a branch on Belville so I assume that they should have up your way.
    I also bought a lot of...
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    Re: 12v pump/compressor

    ViAir a less costly alternative. I have the 88P which.works very well. Cost around R 1900 last year.
    My2cw
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    Re: Where to sleep over at Kathu

    We stayed at The Ranch near Olifantshoek in March on our way to Kgalagadi.
    Self catering chalets, spotlessly clean and secure. pool was also welcome at 39deg.

    We would stay there again if on the...
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    Re: Trailer spare wheel fitting

    Maybe not the the prettiast job but functional.
    I used the bolt and wingnut for the last turn as I had to remove the crank. I also used the excess chain to lock the wingnut.
    Bolted through the...
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    Re: Lift kit with Firestone Air Springs for GV

    The 40mm Spacer Kit was fitted to the GV by Hawies Springs in Bloemfontein 051 448 1348.
    Job well done and I was charged for an hour = R400.
    Alignment done by Superfit also well done. Only...
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    Re: Camping near Olifantshoek

    Has anyone stayed in the Chalets at The Ranch at Oliphantshoek recently.
    Just need a stopover on our way to Tweerivierent from ORTambo.

    Intend staying first night at Rietspruitdam near...
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    Re: Lift kit with Firestone Air Springs for GV

    Does anyone know where I can find the torque settings for the front struts when fitting the front spacers ?

    I already have the info when replacing the rear coils after fitting air springs.
    ...
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    Re: Lift kit with Firestone Air Springs for GV

    Hi GKE - great thanks for the feedback. I wondered where Dave's Airsprings had ended up.
    I find the Airsprings work well, I just need the extra ground clearance.

    I will provide before and after...
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    Re: Lift kit with Firestone Air Springs for GV

    Hi Daveysmith - great thanks for the info and confirmation that it will work.
    I was uncertain since you fitted the dobinson kit.
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    Lift kit with Firestone Air Springs for GV

    I have Firestone Air Springs fitted to my 2014 GV 2.4 Dune.
    I have read the thread on "Jiminy Lift Kit Issues" and my understanding from the discussion and photos is that I will be able to fit the...
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    Re: Suzuki Bloemfontein

    I received an SMS on 7 December 2017 - "New home for NTT Suzuki Bloemfontein, 3 Kazerne Street , 0872861821. Under new ownership. "

    I spoke to Charl at NTT Suzuki in Bloemfontein this afternoon....
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