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    Re: Decent vehicle battery brand?

    Looks like i have had a much different experience, I was used to Willard in the old days and then switched to Dixon.
    Dixon was great in the sense that I did not buy a battery for 6 years as it...
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    Re: Namaqua 4x4 Eco Trail

    The problem with not paying or booking is that at a couple of places part of the trail passes over private property with permision from the owners and if the traveler is not booked on the trail he...
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    Re: Full size spare tyre on 2020 RAV4 2.0 VX

    You can go down in Rim size but up in tire size and carry the spare deflated to fit in the well. Carry a compressor in the hollow of the spare. I did this for many years with an Xtrail.
  4. Thread: I got my answer...

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    Re: I got my answer...

    I had the same experienc driving behind a Freelander many years ago. my BIL and i were discussing the Freelander as an option, an he said it was just a pity about the relyability, less than a km...
  5. Re: Preparing my Hardbody 2.4i for a bit of dune driving.

    The single cab comes out with 215/80R15's, i changed them out for 245/75R15's , the double cabs come out with 245/70R16, so I am very close to that now.

    I took it to a tune up centre in Upington....
  6. Re: Preparing my Hardbody 2.4i for a bit of dune driving.

    So I took the hardbody to a Dyno, then changed the Manifold to branches and the exaust to 63mm. Then i took it back to the Dyno and had the fuel mixture and the timing adjsuted. It was running lean...
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    Re: Stofpad4x4: Products for the NP 300.

    I am really enjoying my NP300, so this is good news.

    I already had a bashplate cut and bent for mine, but I modified it to remove the step, why does it have that step in it?
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    Re: Pre-paid electricity Pretoria

    Increasing the price on power should mean you get less units for your money, but the unit is kWh and is a fixed amount of power.
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    Re: Pre-paid electricity Pretoria

    Fridges and freezers heat up slightly during load shedding and when the power comes on they have to catch up again so they will use about the same power per day even with load shedding, the amount of...
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    Re: Tyre Selection Data Tables

    A friend just fitted Geolanders, i saw the thread dept on the table and told him , then he showed me on his tyres, for some reason the indicator tabs on the Geolander is about 5mm high, and...
  11. Thread: Which snatch rope?

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    Re: Which snatch rope?

    The rest required is not for the weave to relax, the kinetic rope stores some of the energy it absorbed as heat energy and it needs to cool down before being used again. Or that is how dynamic...
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    Re: Help Needed - Tyre Longevity Data

    Real milage data is going to vary a lot according to the use, I dont get many miles on a tyre.
    On mostly bad gravel roads the best I could ever get out of Goodyear Wranglers was 35 000 , average 32...
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    Re: Bex-pedition 2020 Inaugural Trip

    Geologists seems to find this area fascinating, I have met a lot of geologists here.
  14. Thread: Bakkie box (boot)

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    Re: Bakkie box (boot)

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    I did not make it myself , but drew up the design and had it made to fit the bin exactly and then modified the rails to make loading easier. Huge space inside.
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    I have had it on the...
  15. Thread: Bakkie box (boot)

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    Re: Bakkie box (boot)

    Well done, that looks good, practical thinking. In fact it looks very familiar.
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    Re: Tyre Selection Data Tables

    Easy decision for me, I have brand new Grabbers being fitted today , having used the Wranglers and Deulers and heard mixed feedback on the Falken. That said , I dont do enough Km's with the Hardbody...
  17. Re: BFG underinflating caused delamination of sidewalls?

    I do not thing I will be trying BFG any time soon. I would have taken him on on the cutting open offer as I would not use them like that in any case.
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    Re: Tyre Selection Data Tables

    I found the article and read through it. They mentioned that the Coopers would probably have done better at low pressure, and that was exactly my experience at Brakkeduine.
    The other vehicles...
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    Re: Tyre Selection Data Tables

    I am just curious how the table would look if they took it down to 0.3 Bar . There is a huge difference in practical results between 0.8 and 0.6 bar. I found the best pressure for extreme sand...
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    Re: Tyre Selection Data Tables

    That is the thing, you can analize data as much as you want, in the end it needs to work in real life.
    Which test are you refering to? i would like to read more about it.
    I have used Wranglers for...
  21. Thread: Deflating Question

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    Re: Deflating Question

    What size tyre is this table for?
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    Re: Tyre Selection Data Tables

    I always like looking at data like this.
    I just switched over to a set of Grabbers and obviously I will now try to manipulate this data to justify my choice ;D.

    Actually I din't like the...
  23. Re: Preparing my Hardbody 2.4i for a bit of dune driving.

    Thanks, time constraints keep me away from the big city's and the profesionals. I will have it on a Dyno next week and will see what my local guys can do.
  24. Thread: Sand driving

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    Re: Sand driving

    I am preparing for some sand driving as well, it apears that the GG AT3's are quite well suited to the task, if you look at the tire thread currently running. I am considdering them for sand dune...
  25. Re: Preparing my Hardbody 2.4i for a bit of dune driving.

    I gutted out the cat and it made a big difference . I cannot feel much more in the way of acceleration, but it feels like once the reffs is up it stays up much better.

    This is on the medium slope...
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    Re: New NP300 in Pretoria

    Hi and welcome.
    Get a couple of 24 spanners and loosen the nut holding the connecter and swing it up, it is going to get bent again otherwise.
  27. Re: Preparing my Hardbody 2.4i for a bit of dune driving.

    I like driving the Hardbody on the farm, more than I enjoy my new Hilux, it just feels right.

    JLK - I get that the 2.4 has its limitations, I have an NP300 2.5 diesel as well and it has heaps of...
  28. Re: Preparing my Hardbody 2.4i for a bit of dune driving.

    Johan I have tested the waters on the mapping route and I could not yet find someone who could do it. Also the results of chipping seem to be not worth it from the results of others that have gone...
  29. Re: Preparing my Hardbody 2.4i for a bit of dune driving.

    The 2.4 double cab comes from the factory with 245/70/16 which has the same diameter as the 245/75/16, so that is entirely within the scope before I even start to fidle with it.

    I dont entirely...
  30. Preparing my Hardbody 2.4i for a bit of dune driving.

    Yes, I know it is a donkey, and polishing a turd still leave you with a turd , etc.

    I enjoy my donkey, and I have done some dunes with it and seen its limits, now I want to move those limits just...
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    Re: Your opinions on 2.5 4x4 CVT X-Trail

    I just purchased one today, it is for the wife an not for 4x4 driving. The 2.5 engine doesnt feel lively, but somehow the speedo tells a different story. That is probably the CVT.
    Ill see how it...
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    Re: New SA bakkie on display in Nasrec - Brandt BRV

    They will fill and existing gap in the market, a lot of game farms buy and fix up old Hilux bakkies for gameviewing and hunting. I have seen the new Hilux used as hunting bakkies and they are really...
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    Re: orange river near pella

    April and Aug - Sept have the best weather all round.
  34. Thread: Namaqua Eco Trail

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    Re: Namaqua Eco Trail

    Small dogs are allowed in Klein Pella campsites and on the Namaqua eco route you are good to go.
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    Re: orange river near pella

    Very low at the moment.
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