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    Re: Wildtrak Standard tires in Sand Dunes

    When I did my Meob trip(or various Sandwich and Walvis play days) the local Nam guys mostly said that any bakkie or SUV tyre is fine for the soft, fine dune sand and beach driving south of WB. I was...
  2. Re: Best All Terrain tyre size for 10 speed Wildtrak?

    Thanks for all the replies, I plan on driving down to Witsand and Agulhas next week on the stock tyres. I will deflate and take the vehicle on some backroads (Malgas comes to mind, Some gravel...
  3. Re: Best All Terrain tyre size for 10 speed Wildtrak?

    Thanks I will probably go for the 265 as you suggested, no need to widen the track.
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    What is your criteria for buying?

    We like to keep a 4x4 vehicle as a redundant holiday car doing limited mileage per annum, or for the odd day outing over weekends. The last one we had, we had...
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    Re: Camp Master Safari Cooler vs Romer

    I went in to look at the Campmaster for R1399 (60L) at Makro last week and I walked away underwhelmed. It is very lightweight(literally) IMHO versus the more specialized products, such as Evakool...
  6. Re: Best All Terrain tyre size for 10 speed Wildtrak?

    Thanks for the replies, can anyone comment on tyre sizes? 285/60/18 versus 265/65/18?
  7. Best All Terrain tyre size for 10 speed Wildtrak?

    Hello Forum,
    I recently joined the Ford crew after selling my long serving Suzuki GV V6 that has carried the (then girlfriend, now wife) and I all across Southern Africa with applomb. As the family...
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    Re: Swartberg Camping

    http://www.oppi-dam.co.za/ between Oudtshoorn and the Caves is excellent in terms of facilities. Close enough to the mountains to drive into the Hell and back for a day trip, or visit Prins Albert...
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    Re: GV low range gear selection

    Best tip I ever got, was to just leave the GV in DRIVE (D) while in low range. The system sorts out the gear selection on your behalf depending on RPM and wheel speed.
    Use L (low range 1st) only...
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    Re: Suzuki GV low range help please

    Hi there,
    If you don't depress the 4x4 Mode selection dial inward while turning towards 4LL, while also simultaneously having your foot on the brake pedal while stationery and with gear lever in...
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    Re: A quick Farewell

    Best wishes mate✌️
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    Re: I have sold my GV 3.2 V6 after 7 years

    Valid point, since we also generally much prefer a station wagon to a bakkie as you might know. I suppose our lifestyle has changed along the way. We still overland, or at least we plan to do so...
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    Re: I have sold my GV 3.2 V6 after 7 years

    Yes that car would have been part of my decision making, but I had to buy now and could not wait for the new Dmax v-cross to arrive on our shores.
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    I have sold my GV 3.2 V6 after 7 years

    After seven, almost eight years and tons of miles and smiles, it was time to let her go on 214,000km. The family has grown and with the addition of a child and an english bulldog, we sadly had to...
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    Suspension Re: GV Front Break Pads

    Sounds about right! 3.2 chows front brake pads finish and klaar.

    The “slush box” Auto transmission in the V6 is also harsh on the front brake pads, perhaps due to the old technology 5-speed not...
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    Re: Dinokeng - Fed-up with party music at weekends

    We enjoyed a nice and quiet camp this weekend at Willemsrus. We were one of only four campsites that had visitors, including our own and perhaps due to the N1 North road closure on Friday night.
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    Re: Dinokeng - Fed-up with party music at weekends

    We were also at Willemsrus this past weekend (Suzuki and offroad trailer on number 17). I must say, I have been to this spot quite a few times and this was the first time I experienced noise...
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    Re: Grand Vitara Roof Top Tent

    Hallo friends.
    Not true about the sun roof.
    Many of us GV guys in the forum has the Frontrunner roof rack fitted regardless of a sunroof, with a static load rating of 300kg on the rack. V6 GV came...
  19. Re: Suzuki GV SAC Free flow conversion / CAT Removal

    I tried and failed, no one I contacted (SAC, Dastek, Cheetah, etc) wanted to give it a bash.
    Most concrete response was that the vehicle ECM map is not available and neither is an updated cat fooler...
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    Re: Suzuki GV Overheating

    Sorry for stating the obvious, but here goes..

    Do not put water in your GV's cooling system! Always use a good quality coolant fluid. The cooling system in the GV (and most modern vehicle...
  21. Sticky: Re: Shock Absorbers for Grand Vitara

    Hi Dave
    Just be careful with the 3.2 front suspension parts versus the 2.4, since many brands offer different versions of front strut coils between the 2.4 and 3.2, to compensate for the heavier...
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    Re: HELP NEEDED - Port Alfred GV Breakdown

    Remove front prop shaft, engage 4H Lock on the dial and drive as normal. Had to do this myself some years ago when front prop came off due to incorrect torque setting on flange bolts. PS looks like...
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    Re: So who is going camping this weekend?

    Willemsrus
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    Re: Limp mode after a bump in the road

    Same thing happened to me some years back after driving on a badly corrugated road with my Zook. It was caused by a loose connection on the main wiring harness’ earth point on the chassis between...
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    Re: FR roofrack with FR table on GV

    No under slung table slide will be possible on a MY 2008+ Suzuki JB GV’s Frontrunner roof rack unless antenna is removed [emoji3]

    Why?
    1. FR feet are not exactly front, rear and dead center on...
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    Re: FR roofrack with FR table on GV

    The track mounted FR rack feet are spaced too close together to accommodate a table slide from the side. Due to the curve or arch in the roof rails, they are of set length and installed on pre-set...
  27. Sticky: Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    Syd’s suspension charged me R6400 including steering rack recon, balancing and alignment with a one year guarantee on the rack job. The steering feels quite precise and firm, just like new.
  28. Sticky: Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    I have no knocks at present (touch wood) only some irritating rubber squeaks remaining. I have replaced my strut bearings and shock mounts. I have fairly new (2017) lower control arms and sway-bar...
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    Grand Vitara TowBar

    You remove the following interior trim panels to do the wiring and in this order:
    1. Rear Center Bottom cargo area access protector to be able to remove wheel arch panels on both sides.
    2. Left...
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    Grand Vitara TowBar

    Sorry for the confusion. I went back to check and you do need to run a single fuse wire to the front fuse box, which is located up high on the driver side firewall underneath the steering wheel.
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    Grand Vitara TowBar

    Point 4 refers to rear passenger bench on the driver side. Right hand rear bench seat.
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    Re: 3.2 V6 Throttle Body?

    My unit’s failure as described, was simply a burnt-out main circuit board. Go figure. Busted up electronics.
  33. Sticky: Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    She’s currently at Syd’s Suspension Works in Pretoria, so lets see what gives J

    They are usually good with anything suspension and steering related, including pressing new bushes (read:life) into...
  34. Sticky: Re: Suzuki New Grand Vitara 2008+ Repairs & Modifications

    Ok, so my hydraulic steering rack and pinion started leaking ATF. Its a very slow, dripping leak and drops hardly ever reaches the ground; like its sweating ATF and the fluid seems to stick to the...
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    Re: 3.2 V6 Throttle Body?

    My V6’s throttle body failed at around 180,000km. I had it replaced at Suzuki and it cost me around R16k or R18k in 2017 IIRC. It is now commonly regarded as a known fault on the 3.2 V6 by Suzuki...
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