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    As soon as you start playing offroad doing...

    As soon as you start playing offroad doing anything more than just driving along dirt roads that any bakkie could handle you will find rock sliders and bash plates very useful.

    My attitude to...
  2. Thread: LED strips

    by TimJNB
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    No, it won't cause any problem at all. (Unless...

    No, it won't cause any problem at all. (Unless the magnetic strip has a history of violent behaviour, of course.)

    Clever idea, by the way.

    Tim
  3. Next time you need some biltong just go to the...

    Next time you need some biltong just go to the local biltong shop.

    Tim
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    Discovery 1 Nothing wrong with the system as such. What's...

    Nothing wrong with the system as such.

    What's happening is much the same as what happens when you breathe out on a cold winter morning and you see "steam" in the cold air.

    Tim
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    No, unfortunately not. Even if the Benton...

    No, unfortunately not.

    Even if the Benton charger didn't mind the noisy AC you get from most inverters it would still not give you a high enough charge current to improve your situation.

    A...
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    Good idea. Broederstroom Butchery (mentioned...

    Good idea.

    Broederstroom Butchery (mentioned by me a few posts back) is at:

    25 48.066'S 27 52.623'E

    Tim
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    Broederstroom Butchery near Haartbeespoort Dam! ...

    Broederstroom Butchery near Haartbeespoort Dam!

    I've tried boerewors from many other butcheries and, to be fair, now and then I have found some good stuff but, in the end, I always go back to...
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    Check out this pic of the Connect-It stuff on...

    Check out this pic of the Connect-It stuff on display at a show:



    http://www.connect-it.cc/images/sa6.jpg



    Tim
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    Ah, what a lovely topic, and one well worth...

    Ah, what a lovely topic, and one well worth discussing.

    (Just be prepared for a flurry of argumentative posts from the ignorant among us.)

    As you quite rightly state, for a given power, higher...
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    Here's one video that shows how it works but it...

    Here's one video that shows how it works but it doesn't show you the view that the driver sees.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX7Ip9PqWtA

    Tim
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    What cool idea! I wonder if it works well in...

    What cool idea! I wonder if it works well in practice.

    I'm off to YouTube in search of demo videos.

    Tim
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    Welcome to the forum! Sorry to hear of your...

    Welcome to the forum!

    Sorry to hear of your extreme frustration at your bad experience.

    Please be assured that most of the folks here, notwithstanding some of the responses to your post, are...
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    I have a 120 which I use as my daily driver as...

    I have a 120 which I use as my daily driver as well as for offroad stuff.

    I could be wrong but I doubt that, in terms of offroad ability, there is really much to choose between the Prado and the...
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    Arrie, they're worried that you don't want it...

    Arrie, they're worried that you don't want it enough and so they're thinking of selling it to someone more deserving. ;D

    If you've already done the deal and agreed on the price then it doesn't...
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    They should be just about run in at that mileage....

    They should be just about run in at that mileage. Nice and ready to go.

    As long as you're getting an honest deal - in other words the mileage is genuine and no one is trying to hide bad stuff from...
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    Hahahaha! Dave, you biscuit! I'll vote for you as...

    Hahahaha! Dave, you biscuit! I'll vote for you as president!

    Tim
  17. Thread: iPad for the JK

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    Eish! That's really disappointing. I can do...

    Eish! That's really disappointing.

    I can do all that stuff on my cellphone, for crying out loud. Why is the iPad so sad?

    Tim
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    It did rather sound that way, didn't it. If...

    It did rather sound that way, didn't it.

    If there's hostility then it isn't aimed at the little ones at all but rather at the inconsiderate adult parents of the little ones who put the little ones...
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    Hi Gav, The sliders provide a little more...

    Hi Gav,

    The sliders provide a little more clearance than the standard running boards and, very importantly, they are ferociously solid and strong and they are smooth underneath along their entire...
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    I contacted Org about sliders for my 120 earlier...

    I contacted Org about sliders for my 120 earlier this year and was very pleased when he told me that not only does he make them for the 120 but had a set in stock.

    Two days later they were fitted...
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    Hahaha! That seems to be the rule that many go...

    Hahaha! That seems to be the rule that many go by. ;D

    I hope no one from this forum ever camps near me.

    You'll find me with ice-cold drinks and a laptop computer (or even two or three of them)...
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    Jislaaik, guys! What's wrong with us that...

    Jislaaik, guys!

    What's wrong with us that we're so quick to label people with horrible terms?

    It seems to happen on this forum a lot.

    Dis lelik!

    If anyone wants to be superior to anyone...
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    Hi Jimbo, You didn't specify but I'm guessing...

    Hi Jimbo,

    You didn't specify but I'm guessing that you're talking about the current model Prado (the 150) rather than the model I have (120).

    Unfortunately I don't know anything about the...
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    Hi Piet, Sorry for not responding sooner but...

    Hi Piet,

    Sorry for not responding sooner but I've only just seen your post now.

    It's a fair bit of work to get the unit out of the dash in order to get to the wiring but anyone who has...
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    Hahahaha! Ja, somehow all the enviro cars,...

    Hahahaha!

    Ja, somehow all the enviro cars, whoever makes them, somehow lack something in the male cred department, don't they.

    Tim
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    Having a small fridge between the front seats is...

    Having a small fridge between the front seats is absolutely brilliant!

    The Prado has a small fridge between the front seats as standard equipment and it works very well indeed.

    In my normal...
  27. Thread: Inverter

    by TimJNB
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    Hi Jaco, You're being misled by the numbers. ...

    Hi Jaco,

    You're being misled by the numbers.

    Power is measured in Watts.

    Using the figures you provided we get the following power ratings:

    12V X 7.0A = 84W
    24V X 3.0A = 72W
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    You can safely connect to either of your Brad...

    You can safely connect to either of your Brad Harrison connectors. It will make no difference.

    The voltage drop issue is not a factor in this particular circumstance because the charging current...
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    Have a read through this thread...

    Have a read through this thread. Includes info and photos.

    Tim
  30. Thread: DC2DC charging

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    No need to apologise. You're just as entitled to...

    No need to apologise. You're just as entitled to be wrong as the next guy.

    Tim
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    Suspension If it's the standard Toyota factory-fitted system...

    If it's the standard Toyota factory-fitted system then, unless they've started fitting a totally new type of system very recently the answer, unfortunately, is no.

    Toyota mapsets are distributed...
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    NO! Whatever you do, don't do that! The...

    NO!

    Whatever you do, don't do that!

    The voltage regulator circuitry is inside that plug.

    If you cut off the plug and connect the wires directly to 12V you will fry your GPS unit.

    Tim
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    There is no doubt at all that there are DSLRs...

    There is no doubt at all that there are DSLRs capable of shooting video and doing it very, very well indeed in terms of image quality.

    It is no longer true that the video quality on a DSLR is...
  34. Thread: GPS quagmire???

    by TimJNB
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    With Nokia Maps you can install the mapsets on...

    With Nokia Maps you can install the mapsets on your phone so that it doesn't download them as you're travelling around.

    What I did, and anyone can do this, is to run Nokia Map Updater on my PC,...
  35. Thread: GPS quagmire???

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    Garmin has one of the most frustrating product...

    Garmin has one of the most frustrating product activation mechanisms in the world.

    Not only that but if it goes wrong you can end up tearing your hair out.

    I too have had to pay for mapsets...
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