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  1. Re: Volvo XC60 Translation: The "S" in SUV from "snow" to "sand"

    Thx, Commander!

    I'm wondering how much commonality VW retained between the Q5 and Tiguan in terms of the suspension parts bin. The cars ride on different platforms, but the strut and damper layout...
  2. Re: Volvo XC60 Translation: The "S" in SUV from "snow" to "sand"

    Hi Marco,

    The 2019 XC90 online specification states the following:



    Ground clearance (Standard chassis) - 238mm
    238 mm
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    Re: Katse Overnight Accommodation

    Two options. The Orion hotel, or a construction village house. 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4.

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/309105-Petrol-Station-around-Katse-Dam-Lesotho
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    Re: Best all rounder 4x4 SUV

    E.g. minimum weight 2 tons - that seems to be all of them so far - and don't care about fuel consumption. Maybe ladder frame also?

    I.e. not a car type SUV.
  5. Re: Show us where you have towed your off road van, off road.

    Hi Lemon,

    We left the XV just round the corner from there and went all the way to Voorste Klip with the Volvo.

    No height issues - 260mm ground clearance before deflation - but I'm a bit OT...
  6. Re: Show us where you have towed your off road van, off road.

    If it is allowed to use the term "van" creatively, well then, here I am towing my son's "van".

    Attempt 1: https://youtu.be/bcTNwegdox4

    Attempt 2: https://youtu.be/LVgLHmAgiZc

    Arrived!
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    Re: Subaru Shock Absorbers

    Try Rinus here: http://www.subi.co.za/auto1/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgtLH1MbI7wIVFuvtCh1pxgayEAAYAiAAEgIN1_D_BwE

    He's helped me with quite a few things over the years.

    Edit: Apologies, now see you're...
  8. Thread: Volvo XC60: Review

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    Re: Volvo XC60: Review

    Apologies, no idea how I replied with quote on my own post.
  9. Thread: Volvo XC60: Review

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    Re: Volvo XC60: Review

    Breedtsnek Pass

    Way back in 2016 I posted a thread on Breedtsnek Pass and how, at that crossing, it looked to me like a trail.

    It was then pointed out to me by ianvdl and mattk, that it is not...
  10. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Not sure I understand the 3phase generator bit.

    Depending on the current consumption of the lathe motor, the VFD will convert single phase 220V into a 3phase output for the motor.

    Anyway,...
  11. Re: Tyres, Mags and Rims: Trade, Buying, Selling, Swap, Give-away or whatever ....

    Hi, anyone have one of these? Fits a Venter Bushbaby camping trailer.

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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Well spotted!

    Related to the SUVs, the first TC systems allowed more wheel rotation before braking, even within a brand. E.g. early Volvos went half a rotation, now it is down to 1/15, depending...
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Thanks, Shady :).

    I originally thought the Toyota whine was actually a transmission noise - like straight cut gears in the transfer case when in low range. A bit before your time, but the Nissan...
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    Re: My sentiments exactly

    Apologies, I switched them round. That is Ruacana.
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    Re: My sentiments exactly

    Link already provided, but short answers, Epupa falls on the Kunene, but only after exceptional rains.

    Bogenfels, between Oranjemund and Luderitz. Selfdrive not allowed. Need to apply for police...
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    Re: Sad Day. Seems My D2 might be a write-of...

    Yes, definitely, but what is it?

    Outside of the vehicle owner - who is actually the customer, but for all intents and purposes a bystander - there are 3 parties involved:

    The insurer, repairer...
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    Re: New workshop extension

    Billiksem, it's bad!

    Worthy of throwing more than toys ;-).
  18. Thread: Volvo XC60: Review

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    Re: Volvo XC60: Review

    New Discoveries

    On Sunday 7 March a group of forum members visited Hennops 4x4. It was a very varied group of vehicles, as the outing was to determine which - and by how much - a difflock or...
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    I've said it before, this is your alternative career. It's not just a record video, but you have captured the spirit of the event. Some crucial chitchat and funny comments and cheering, where...
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Oh no, I've already downloaded the zip files onto both my phone a laptop!

    Should I take an antidote :o?
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Here's some Aussie-speak basics: Remember to drop the R off any word if it ends in it, sometimes adding another of the preceding vowels. Also substituting all C's with a K.

    E.g., Locker become...
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Commenting on my own post, but I genuinely learnt something about my OWN car yesterday which prevented me from having to bail at the rollback check stopping point up the cross axles.

    I had just...
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    No, I did not pick this up at all. Posters are genuinely interested in the other vehicles' prowess. So they ask questions and learn.

    We have our stirring specialists, but we know who they are and...
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Oops, missed that. The low range on the Haval and the Eaton rear difflock, that is.

    See here:...
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Just some background re the "softy landy" vs Volvo in the comment above.

    The above 2 cars have the same paternal grandfather, all under Ford ownership: The original 2003 Volvo XC90.

    Firstborn,...
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Hope all data is not processed yet and imminent for publication.

    I am interested in tyre pressures of mostly the TC-dependent vehicles. To prevent two dozen responses i.t.o. what level of...
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Hi Estee,

    Missed you. In honour of your absence, I did the complete trail at road tyre pressure - 2,7 bar.

    I think the XC60 simulated the Hummer quite well, especially in the wheelspin...
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Unless it has a hole in made by a rock, it may not be trail related. The early Subarus - up to around 2012 - are notorious for popping radiators at around 150k km.

    I had 2 Foresters, both went.
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    Re: March Difflock vs Traction Control brekkie Run

    Vehicle Info
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    Re: White metal casting for restoration

    So am I "seeing" the cutter in a stationary drill press/mill with the workpiece on a rotary table?

    And the left hand - rotary table - not knowing what the right hand is doing - drill press feed?
    ...
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    Re: Rugged Glen no more.

    When did they take down the trees?

    Used to be 3 sides with lanes of huge pine trees with decent shade.
  32. Thread: Volvo XC60: Review

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    Re: Volvo XC60: Review

    Not for the lazy

    On the UK Volvo forum, a member recently complained as follows about his V60:

    the thing that's really doing my head in is the fact I need to enable the auto rain sensing wipers...
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    Re: Looking for a Honda XR 650 L

    Dang, still the original stickers on the tank!

    Bought an XL500S in 1981 during national service. Cost R2345. Came in red, white and metallic grey.

    Was direct competition for the Yamaha XT500,...
  34. Re: Ponta Malongane... will a disco sport make it?

    Won't be an issue.

    2001 Subaru Forester ran very well there - twice.
  35. Re: David (Evoque) rescuing Goliath (Land Cruiser bakkie)

    Huh ???

    Jy wil nie dalk herpunktueer met 'n paar leestekens nie - smilies, bv :)?

    Ek is bang van die ander lesers verstaan jou verkeerd.....😏.
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