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  1. Thread: Air Jacks

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    yip, I think this is gonna work for me... now letís hope I donít need it 😜

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    the compressor and indeflate also work very well. The compressor is a bit bigger than I expected, but I think...
  2. Thread: Air Jacks

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    thanks... might have used the wrong word, or sentence to create context.

    In general I would agree Hi Lift jacks are more versatile in that you can do more stuff with it than simply "lifting" the...
  3. Thread: Air Jacks

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    firstly, thanks for responding 👍🏻 much appreciated.


    You need decent
    * recovery points - already have rear points, use a screw in tow hitch in front, happy with that for now
    * pressure gauge -...
  4. Thread: Air Jacks

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    Re: Air Jacks

    Okay, after much googling and some phone calls, it looks like I'll be heading to 4x4 Megaworld for:
    1. Desert Air Jack -->...
  5. Thread: Air Jacks

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    Already have got those... not the Max Trax, can't remember the brand, but they fold up into a bag.
    Anyway they didn't help when we got stuck in the soft sand :-[ the more we dug under the wheel...
  6. Thread: Air Jacks

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    Air Jacks

    Hi All

    After getting my little 4x4 (Jeep Renegdade Trailhawk) stuck in the sand in Botswana last year I decided I needed some additional recovery equipment.

    I was initially thinking High Lift...
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    Re: Which Overland 4x4 to buy?

    There has been a lot of varied comment on "Which Overland 4x4 to buy" which I greatly appreciate and from this it seems, IMHO, that the right answer is probably a Toyota product i.e. Tuna or Prado.
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    Re: Which Overland 4x4 to buy?

    hmmm, interesting that you say that, was reading another thread on this forum about the Hi-Lux AT35 which according to the author drives like a standard bakkie and achieves reasonable fuel...
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    Re: Which Overland 4x4 to buy?

    Arctic Truck Pardo - Unicorn or modified vehicle that should not be taken into Africa?

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    Re: Which Overland 4x4 to buy?

    can't remember... tried going back to the original thread but can't find it :'(

    in truth however it has been / is a pretty good vehicle for anything up-to a level 3 Overland.
    Haven't been to...
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    Re: Which Overland 4x4 to buy?

    I didn't realise at the outset that my requirements could be boiled down to that, although I'm hoping for something with a little more than an overland "image" and I did mention that it would be used...
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    Re: Which Overland 4x4 to buy?

    thanks but, don't think the Grand Vitara would bring anything more to the table than the Renegade we already have... also wouldn't think of it as a type 4 or type 5 overland vehicle.
    as for the...
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    Re: Which Overland 4x4 to buy?

    Thanks for this... maybe this should be a sticky ;-)

    Based on this definition I'm aiming for something between a 4 and a 5, shorter travel time frames but to some isolated areas... the trick is I...
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    Re: Which Overland 4x4 to buy?

    this could be worth a look... wonder how much $$


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    http://4wdtruckin.com/2016/12/08/arctic-truck-prado-35-inch/
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    Re: Which Overland 4x4 to buy?

    Thanks all for the responses thus far.

    Regarding the camping aspect, I just don't want to be limited with this vehicle. We're planning a trip to Botswana, hopefully going next month but more on...
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    Re: Which Overland 4x4 to buy?

    looks are very subjective... but would love to be able to build something like this:

    concerned about air suspension (QLII) and lack of rear diff lock on non QL versions

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    Re: Which Overland 4x4 to buy?

    Overlanding for me = Long cross country trips i.e. into and around Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique (been there already).
    We're keen on trying out camping but don't currently have any gear... and...
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    Which Overland 4x4 to buy?

    Hi All

    A couple of years ago I got some advice from you guys to have a look at the Jeep Renegade when considering the most capable of the smaller/soft roader 4x4's available, we ended up buying...
  19. Thread: Sani Pass

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    Must have been 8)

    I assume you went were there in the Ranger... or were you one of the nutters that did the trip on an mountain bike ;D
  20. Thread: Sani Pass

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    Hi All, just some feedback

    We spent last weekend at doing the Sani Pass, Up and down slowly on Saturday admiring the view... or what we could see of it through the mist and rain, and then up and...
  21. Thread: Sani Pass

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    Sani Pass

    Hi All

    I've been looking out for a new adventure to test out the Renegade, been really keen of tackle Sani Pass. I have however heard that it's soon to be tared... If not already done.
    Does...
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    Re: Hardcore Softroader

    Thanks 8)
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    Re: Hardcore Softroader

    LoL ...even though it's not, what do i care as long as it's capable and ticks all the boxes for me, which it is and does.
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    Re: Vehicle Wraps - paint protection

    Admittedly , I've done no research on plasticdip; but I have heard a few comments to stay away from it; any further info or opinions on this are also welcome here.
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    Vehicle Wraps - paint protection

    Hi All

    Now that you've helped me pick a vehicle comes the next question; Vehicle wraps for paint protection.
    Unfortunately we couldn't get the color car we wanted in the spec we wanted so ended...
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    Re: Hardcore Softroader

    ...if you've been following the threads then it won't be too much of a surprise.

    Thanks for all the advice.

    We picked up the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk on Saturday... now to start the off-road...
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    Re: Hardcore Softroader

    Awesome, thanks I'll have to pickup a copy soon.
    Do they focus on the on-road or off-road capabilities or both?

    IMHO the GLC was significantly better than the Disco on-road... either way...
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    Re: Hardcore Softroader

    ...well yes and no:

    Does it take itself seriously where it matters, though?

    Perhaps more seriously than it needs to. While itís been co-developed with the upcoming Fiat 500X - the two share...
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    Re: Hardcore Softroader

    ...I was thinking of the new Pajero Sport, but assume the new Pajero will follow soon enough?
    http://www.2016carmodels.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Mitsubishi-Pajero-2017-side.jpg

    Regarding...
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    Re: Hardcore Softroader

    I have no doubt this is an extremely capable 4x4. the issue I have are;
    It's being replaced, by a significantly different new model which usually means greater depreciation;
    At R600k it's ~R150k...
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    Re: Hardcore Softroader

    I have no doubt, but considering the that vehicle is discontinued I'm sure we can expect greater than normal depreciation and higher than normal maintenance costs in the future... there are currently...
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    Re: Hardcore Softroader

    ... from the 80's :p

    I'm planning a couple more test drives this weekend... but baring a phenomenal deal on newish X3, I think we going to go for the Renegade which will then be the wife's daily. ...
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    Re: Hardcore Softroader

    I'm looking for a car that has it all :cool: and fits in my budget.
    I was hoping the Disco sport had it all, but it doesn't.

    I still want a closer look at the Everest, X3 and Subaru options.
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    Re: Hardcore Softroader

    @westcoaster - wow looks like you've had some pretty cool adventures, and I really appreciate the advice, please keep it coming.

    I've been youtubing some reviews and came across this clip of a...
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    Re: Hardcore Softroader

    ... I just can't get over those looks, much like the Cherokee, which some find attractive, I don't.
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