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    Re: Snorkel vs snorkel

    A decade or more ago, a bunch of people started copying the Safari snorkels almost exactly. Safari where understandably rather unhappy as they had to spend the money doing the design and development,...
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    Re: Botswana with kids

    Our first Bots trip was when the kids were 13 and 5. Friends who came along had kids of similar ages.

    We stayed in un-fenced camps in several reserves. Had several of the big 5 in the camps with...
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    Re: Towing through soft sand.

    If you are worried about heat build-up in deflated tires, get a TPMS which also shows temperatures (mòst of them do).

    I have only had the privelege of driving serious dunes once, but we drove...
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    Re: So, I installed a catch can...

    No experience with the specefic brand, but the sizing and exact placement of the lines is very important. Often the "filter" on the tappet cover can prevent the system from flowing properly. There...
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    Re: Breather on diffs

    One-way valve is definitely not the answer.

    Either an extended breather with it's end higher up than the water level (which by the sound of it you may already have), or a little bellows is the...
  6. Re: We need to define what exactly “camping” is.

    This defenition is an accurate reflection of my opinion.
  7. Re: SA 4x4 Specialists to take on the Aussies?

    I honestly very much doubt the Aussie conversions are any better in this regard, at least not the ones I have seen build videos of. The level of detail manufacturers put into paint prep is well...
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    Patrol Re: 4.2 tdi patrol bakkie

    Daar is nie veronderstel om 'n Nylock nut daar te wees nie, maar 'n "crushed nut". En hulle is mens veronderstel om elke keer te vervang as ek reg verstaan?
  9. Re: Is a portable braai a necessity when overlanding.

    Never needed one myself. But i guess it depends on where you go.

    I do try to find out beforehand what facilities are available, especially if I am staying for more than one night. If it's just one...
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    Re: 2x4 na 4x4 ombouing?

    11 jaar gelede het ons gekyk om 'n pel se legend 35 hilux van 2x4 na 4x4 te verander.

    In die geval was dit iets wat ander ouens reeds gedoen het (dus geen skoolgelde nie, en alles was beskikbaar)...
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    Re: How do you pack an SUV?

    At 7 I think it it still time for you to teach her about the finer things in life rather than the other way around.

    The question is where the notion is coming from. If from the friends or the...
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    Re: Nikon D500 and 200-500 lens combo

    JP, since the OP mentioned that his Swambo is a Nikon fan (and because I know him and know that they are already invested in the system), i perhaps incorrectly assumed that only Nikon kit was under...
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    Re: Nikon D500 and 200-500 lens combo

    I feel that it both unfair and not quite true.

    Nikin have worked very hard to maintain backward compatibility.
    In fact, there is a large group of users who have bought the Nikon mirrorless...
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    Re: Nikon D500 and 200-500 lens combo

    Dawid, I actually boubt the D500 will be updated. There was a huge gap in time between the D300 and the D500, and I believe the focus on new development at Nikon is now firmly aimed at the mirrorless...
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    Re: How do you pack an SUV?

    There is a build thread for the trailer, the tent and the drawer system on the Patrol forum (www.patrol4x4.co.za). You can browse there and see pics without having to register.
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    Re: Are you familiar with these shocks?

    I would be extremely surprised if your vehicle uses the same shocks front and rear...

    Best find out exactly what they are for, as there are probably at least two stifnesses available for the rear...
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    Re: Load bin rack - carry capacity

    I would think the best place to get this info is from the manufacturer/supplier?
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    Re: How do you pack an SUV?

    For our first big trip, we used plastic boxes for the food, utensils, towels and so on. Second spare wheel, extra fuel, and the ground tents (2 x 2m domes with a joining gazebo) went on the roof....
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    Re: Jacking plate

    I guess it depends on your situation.

    I have a steel plate because it takes up less room. Also, I bolt mine to the base plate of the hi-lift if using the two together, as it stabilises the jack a...
  20. Re: Got stuck in deep water- what to look out for?

    Or at the very least drain a little bit out of both and check it. If it is milky-white or you get water, drain and replace.

    If it's just oil, all should be well.
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Wys jou muis.
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    Re: Changing a wheel

    Regarding using the hi-lift, I would not say never, but it depends on where on the car you are jacking. If you can jack under the sides of the vehicle (IE if you have proper rocksliders fitted), and...
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    Re: Driving through water

    Nor can I, but I don't see how it is in any way relevant to this discussion.
    Sure, snorkels can't protect against a hole like that, but surely some common sense has to be applied at some point in...
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    Re: Driving through water

    As above.

    So both diffs, the transfer case and the gearbox need breathers.

    Also, make sure the CV boots are in good shape and that the bellhousing is well sealed. And try not to use the clutch...
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    Re: 79 Cruiser tow capacity

    Is it possible to fit a hydraulically-braked vehicle with service brakes other than an electrical setup which as far as I know is not legal in SA?
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    Re: 79 Cruiser tow capacity

    Just keep in mind that in SA, you may not tow a trailer of which the gross mass exceeds the towing vehicle's Tarre (or empty) mass. No matter what the manufacturer says.

    So no vehicle that you can...
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    Re: Front , rear or twin locked? Good video

    And te above cautionary tale illustrates exactly why we should sometimes try obstacles without lockers, as discussed a few weeks ago in another thread following on from an ASpW video.
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    Re: Grade 8

    That oke can WHEEL!
  29. Re: Changing tyres on vehicles with bolts instead of nuts

    Get a tube. As in inner tube. Any size as long as it's for a car not a bicycle.

    Once you have removed the flat, place it on the ground under the hub folded double or triple. Place the spare on it...
  30. Re: Terrano II engine trouble again - fix or replace?

    Sounds like excuses to me.

    The radiator cap is in effect a calibrated pressure relief valve. No way the pressure can exceed the cap's spring pressure unless a massive amount of combustion gasses...
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    Re: Trail Grading - Worth another look?

    My understanding is that the dfference between grades 4 and 5 is primarily that on a grade 5 you will probably get panel damage unless the vehicle is fully protected.

    As for whether or not a...
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    Sticky: Re: Photos of your nissans !

    King, where was that first shot taken? Beautiful location!
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    Re: Electric Car Jack

    Not sure what you drive and what it's factory jack looks like, but if it has a mechanical bottle jack or provably any other jack which is cranked with a rotary motion it is probably possible to make...
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    Re: Tie in Hook/Bolt

    Can you not use standard eyebolts?
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    Re: Advice on front bumper

    I don't necessarily agree. It depends on what you use the car/need the bull bar for.

    As far as I am concerned, a bull bar without framework protecting the lights and radiator is useless for...
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