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    Re: Badger semi-flex panels

    I've seen panels blown away in the wind, I've seen someone reverse over his panels after forgetting he'd deployed them.
    It's obviously a matter of choice, but for me, the hassle of packing the...
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    Re: Badger semi-flex panels

    Sikaflex :( a across the centre from corner to corner around the edges to stop them flapping.
    You make a good point about semi-flex, if they flap in the wind on top while you are driving, the...
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    Re: Badger semi-flex panels

    Hell no!
    I suspect that you are being ironic but in case you aren't: I would have needed to be psychic to know about the protective layer (and it turns out that I am not the first, according to 4x4...
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    Re: 75mm Freeflow Exhaust

    Have you taken it for a roadworthy test yet?
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    Re: Mahindra Pikup (Scorpio) Recovery Points

    I think the rest of New Zealand would disagree with you about us taking the cup!
    See you at the final!

    And let us know how you got on with the recovery points.
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    Re: Badger semi-flex panels

    Fluffy, 100% on the first 2.
    The cracked glass effect is the pristine panel underneath showing through.

    To answer Spidergear's questions: 1) the panels are not damaged, under all of that...
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    Badger semi-flex panels

    This post is to warn anyone in the market for solar panels not to make the mistake I did.

    See alarming photo below, taken after 10 months.

    I sent the photo and receipt to 4x4 direct yesterday...
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    Re: solar panel to sell

    Ok wait!

    I sent the photo and receipt to 4x4 direct yesterday after posting the photo.

    Got a call from their Boksburg branch this morning.

    They explained that there is a protective plastic...
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    Re: Mahindra Pikup (Scorpio) Recovery Points

    Estee's advice is good re checking with the fitment guys.

    It depends whether the mounting onto the chassis is strong enough for what you want to do.

    The photo is of the Mahindra-approved bundu...
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    Re: solar panel to sell

    I bought flexible panels (badger from 4x4 direct) becuase of weight considerations. Photo below is after 1 year. Although they still work, am thinking of getting glass because there is no plastic...
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    Re: How to manage your fridge

    Best advice already described below - ice bricks and cooler boxes.
    Also, when you have AC, get the temperature down to it's lowest setting (my snowmaster goes down to -22c)
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    Re: Canopy air vents for positive pressure

    No, you won't get the flow benefit installing on the side, you need the air pressure from the front while you are moving.
    I think drain plugs are too small to let enough air in to provide positive...
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    Re: How damaging is corrugation?

    So, causes of corrugations:
    small wheel diameter
    bad shocks/suspension
    tyre pressures too high
    2 wheel drive and resulting spinning wheels especially coming out of corners uphill

    aggrivated by...
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    Re: Looking for a cheapy "softroader" get around

    Pre 2005 Subaru Forester!
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    Re: The do's and dont's of sand driving

    Lots of useful info here - thanks Stranger for posting and thanks everyone who contributed
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    Re: How damaging is corrugation?

    Hi John

    Can you give more information? How does wind pressure under the car cause corrugations on gravel?

    Assuming that what you are saying is about aerodynamics, 110kmph is pretty much the...
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    Re: How damaging is corrugation?

    please do
  18. Thread: Toyota ad banned

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    Re: Toyota ad banned

    ay ya yay, mense...!
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    Poll: Re: Do you agree \ disagree.

    No, bag it and put it inside the empty 2nd battery box.
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    Poll: Re: Do you agree \ disagree.

    Agree 100%
    The cost in rands to the seller of providing the wiring and lugs and generating happy customers who got something they may not have expected compared to the cost in rands of generating...
  21. Thread: Toyota ad banned

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    Re: Toyota ad banned

    Give that man a Bell's!
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    Re: How damaging is corrugation?

    This is an interesting question and I'd also appreciate an answer from someone who is an expert.
    My logic says that it won't make much of a difference on corrugations as the up/down travel of the...
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    Re: How damaging is corrugation?

    90kmph is about right for the sweet spot on most gravel roads. You want the highest possible speed (obviously staying within safety margins).
    This is because if you are going too slow, the wheels...
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    Re: How damaging is corrugation?

    And is there an appropriate technique to driving a corrugated road to lessen the effect on your vehicle?[/QUOTE]

    2 main things: tyre pressure and not going too slowly over corrugations
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    Re: Illegal LED light bars - a solution

    so after starting this thread long ago, this is what happened since.

    the lightbars throw out a dazzling light to about 50m in front of the vehicle - not good enough for long distance gravel road...
  26. Thread: Garmin dash cam

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    Re: Garmin dash cam

    Yes, but have turned off parking mode recording in camera settings.
    I have the 66w with a 128gb sd card.
    It's an excellent camera but the parking mode recording is activated by leaves moving in the...
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    Re: So much Dust in my RSI Canopy :(

    Lots of useful info here: https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/318556-Canopy-air-vents-for-positive-pressure
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    Re: Canopy air vents for positive pressure

    Thanks Andy
    True, they wouldn't work properly if the cab in front of the canopy is higher (not enough air getting in). In this case, the top mounted product from 4x4 direct would work better, thus...
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    Re: Removing rear view mirror mount

    Thank you for the response.
    Good question.
    The central rear veiw mirror is useless because of the canopy, I only use the side mirrors, the mirror has already been unclipped from the foot mount....
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    Re: So what about these Dusters?

    I don't own a duster but seeing this, I couldn't resist reposting forum member Estee's post - this is what a duster can do!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RKPD5sBFtQ
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    Re: Removing rear view mirror mount

    True, but usually when the glass has already been broken.

    Good advice though, thanks!
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    Removing rear view mirror mount

    Hi all
    I want to remove the mounting glued to the windscreen for the rear view mirror.
    After looking around the internet I'm confused.
    Some say apply heat to the outside of the glass.
    Some say...
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    Re: Canopy air vents for positive pressure

    Ah, but not waterproof, and requires sikaflex.
  34. Thread: Garmin dash cam

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    Re: Garmin dash cam

    Seems to be the same one I have:

    Sandisk Extreme Pro Sdxc Card 64Gb - 170Mb/S V30 Uhs-I U3 (takealot R419)


    From Garmin (note the maximum capacity 256GB):


    Model
    Garmin Dash Cam 46, 56,...
  35. Re: Richtersveld - possible in an Iveco 4x4 motorhome?

    Iveco 4x4 chassis with custom-made motorhome attached - your are living my dream!
    Please post plenty of pics of your adventures!
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