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    Re: Softroader day 27 October 2019

    Sure, it should be interesting to see something rather different. If I remember, it has a rear locker and front electronic traction control, is that correct? Have you lifted it at all? If not, the...
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

    For me, I like the new Defender. And I think I might actually get one. The thing is, you'd ideally like to drive a Mclaren or 911 to your destination and then convert it into an old hardcore defender...
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    Re: Softroader day 27 October 2019

    We'll definitely have to make sure of the sprayer then >:D

    You'll be the second with an Outlander there. Will be interesting to see how its AWD system works. Mitsubishi have normally been pretty...
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    Re: Softroader day 27 October 2019

    Ja, that probably just throws it over into hardroader territory...
    You might need to update your signature....it doesnt sound so "stock" anymore ;D
  5. Thread: GP 4X4 Places

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    Sticky: Re: GP 4X4 Places

    In Kempton Park, there are a few little spots I know of if you just want to test some things out.
    The first is just a track down a hole. Even soft roaders can do it. Up the other side is a little...
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    Re: Softroader day 27 October 2019

    3 inches is a big advantage over most men-errr cars ;D

    But if the rest is standard, then sure...

    Just had a look at some of the pics you posted. You must have one of the nicest Terios's in the...
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    Re: Softroader day 27 October 2019

    Great. At some stage eventually yes, it would be be nice to get the numbers...
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    Softroader day 27 October 2019

    To all softies out there....
    There will be a Sunday morning softroader day at the Wedge 4x4 track on the date mentioned above. The trail has many obstacles that are mostly soft roader friendly but...
  9. Re: Volvo XC60 Translation: The "S" in SUV from "snow" to "sand"

    Wow very interesting.
    Thanks for all the good gen. I'm sure this is going to come in handy oneday when I start doing some longer trips...

    "Spinal surgery through the anus" 🤣 ah Johnnie, you...
  10. Thread: Evoque life

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    RangeRover Re: Evoque life

    Hi Hannes.

    Glad to hear there's another mad man like me that enjoys a bit of offroading, and swapped his Hilux for an Evoque go kart :)

    Like it was mentioned, if you swap to an A/T tyre, esp...
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    Re: FL2 - Engine fan apparently needs replacement

    My Range Rover Evoque 2011 Si4 started doing something similar . The radiator fan came on and would just never switch off. The only way to switch it off would be to disconnect the battery or take the...
  12. Thread: Velar

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    Re: Velar

    But can it go off road? ???
  13. Thread: Evoque on sand.

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    Re: Evoque on sand.

    I also thought mechanically it was a Freelander 2.
    But apparently not:
    https://youtu.be/LxS2nnAAMqc
    https://youtu.be/Hvoy02auuAI
    https://youtu.be/dp4c7JxhrW0

    And
    ...
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    Re: Range Rover Evoque Off road testing

    Some people will argue that the tires made the difference. Maybe that's true as the Evoque did have Cooper tires which are definitely better off road. And yes maybe when the spinning wheels are...
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    Re: Range Rover Evoque Off road testing

    A few weeks ago, after the "softroader challenge" (written about elsewhere on this forum) Johnnie and I, got invited by the Land Rover Experience guys to bring our vehicles (Freelander 2 and Evoque),...
  16. Thread: x5 30d ???

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    Re: x5 30d ???

    Think you might find this link very useful. ...
    https://www.bmwfanatics.co.za/showthread.php?tid=59535

    You can thank me later; )
  17. Re: SOFTROADER CHALLANGE; Duster vs Freelander II vs Terios

    I think both Freelanders were around 2007 models. The Evoque was a 2011.
    They stopped making the Freelander in 2015.

    Do you mean like a later year model Freelander?

    I dont know if anything...
  18. Re: SOFTROADER CHALLANGE; Duster vs Freelander II vs Terios

    Im 99.98574757584394 percent positive you may be 100 percent wrong :)

    Here's a video of the day: https://youtu.be/v9txVtgfbhQ

    And part 2: https://youtu.be/1v5gRNJgGYY
  19. Re: SOFTROADER CHALLANGE; Duster vs Freelander II vs Terios

    Correct. Cooper Zeons.

    I think we don't always realise what a difference a good tyre makes...
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    I wish :)
  21. Re: SOFTROADER CHALLANGE; Duster vs Freelander II vs Terios

    Ok Ive paid. See you guys on Saturday. Ill be there from around just after 9ish
  22. Re: SOFTROADER CHALLANGE; Duster vs Freelander II vs Terios

    I'd love to come, it really sounds like fun.... but I have some questions....
    Just how softroader friendly is this trail? I'm not overly keen on damaging stuff...
    How long would it take roughly? I...
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    Re: Crystal springs nature reserve self drive

    here's some pics of what it looks like now...
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    Re: Crystal springs nature reserve self drive

    We went to Crystal Springs last week, and things have changed somewhat.
    They have a rocky, (in my novice opinion grade 3-4 grading) trail, and also a fence route for 4x2's.
    The signs are still a...
  25. Thread: Sunday Drive

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    Re: Sunday Drive

    Was considering going to Iquana lodge in the morning (place where they're having the soft roader challenge next month) just to check it out and decide if my car will get too damaged or not before...
  26. Thread: Landrover evoque

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    Ive had my 2011 Prestige Petrol SI4 since new. ...

    Ive had my 2011 Prestige Petrol SI4 since new.
    Con's: battery. Because there is so much demand on the electrical system, with the tailgate and the folding mirrors with every lock and unlock, it...
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    Thanks Rudi, maybe I'll try that next time ;)

    Thanks Rudi, maybe I'll try that next time ;)
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    and more pics

    and more pics
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    Trip report: Lesotho, New oxbow lodge, Afriski

    Just a quick one.
    I was there for a few days until the 16th of July. Stayed at NewOxbow lodge and drove daily to Afriski.
    As mentioned elsewhere, don't do this pass before 9am or after 4pm. It...
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    Poll: I recently (about 4000km ago ) replaced my...

    I recently (about 4000km ago ) replaced my standard Crappynentals (which only lasted 40 000km) with Cooper Zeons 19 inch ( Its a hybrid highway/mud terrain tyre)

    Loving them!
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    What tyres did you put on? I changed my...

    What tyres did you put on? I changed my continentals , which weren't great, to some hybrid highway/mud terrains from Cooper, called Zeons (I have the Prestige, so hence 18 inch wheels)

    Must say,...
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    Errr no, :o in fact, not only has the Evoque got...

    Errr no, :o in fact, not only has the Evoque got the best resale value out of these, it has the best resale of any car in the whole country!

    see this link :...
  33. Thread: Evoque

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    Thanks, loving every KM! (Apart from the one it...

    Thanks, loving every KM! (Apart from the one it broke down on me) on Christmas day:( The battery died with 3000km on the clock. Apparently it might just have been a dead cell from the factory....
  34. Thread: Evoque

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    cant change my avatar.? so here are some pics...

    cant change my avatar.? so here are some pics instead
  35. Thread: Evoque

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    Recently bought an Evoque. And I have to...

    Recently bought an Evoque. And I have to report...It is in a word....fantastic!
    Love it :)
    It goes really well (the petrol just less than 180KW in such a small body)
    and with those massive wheels,...
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