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  1. Thread: Days of Unrest.

    by Karol
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    Re: Days of Unrest.

    The protesting students demands
  2. Thread: Days of Unrest.

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    Re: Days of Unrest.

    I was hoping that I would not need to update this thread, however there have been some developments once again with regards to unrest in Eswatini.

    Since the June 29th uprising, coup attempt,...
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    Re: The Diesel and Petrol price thread

    In the last 10 years or so the fuel taxes have increased by 165%
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  4. Thread: Terios Value

    by Karol
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    Re: Terios Value

    Pvt sellers on autotrader asking R 79k

    dealers between 80 to 100k

    https://www.autotrader.co.za/cars-for-sale/daihatsu/terios?sortorder=PriceLow&year=more-than-2011
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    Re: Why we drive Toyota

    As with most things that are ultra reliable and dependable they are usually boring and as much fun as weatbix for breakfast.

    but there are certain life stages where boring and reliable are...
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    Re: Modified Hiking Matrass

    cool idea, sleeve can also be washed.
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    Re: BMW/MINI Sandton – IS IT A SCAM?

    If there was a cracked/worn piston ring surely you wife would have noticed the billowing smoke from exhaust when it lost power.

    if there was metallic substance in oil, that mean it was a...
  8. Re: What is happening with Toyota/Hilux 2nd hand prices

    there has been a record payout of life insurance policies- it adds to the liquidity out there at the moment.
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    Re: Best bang for buck 4x4 under R100k

    something that is more manageable on a daily basis

    https://www.autotrader.co.za/car-for-sale/nissan/x-trail/2.2/26207615?vf=1&db=0&s360=0&so=0&pl=0
  10. Re: What is happening with Toyota/Hilux 2nd hand prices

    Its not unique to SA either. The US is in the same situation.

    second hand cars are appreciating rather that depreciating due to constrained supply and cheap credit.

    Geo politics is also having...
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    Re: Mahindra Karoo for overlanding

    If you looking to buy new its worth checking out the special addition karoo dusk.

    it comes fully kitted from the dealer.
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    Giant Overland Expo

    A video by Roman from TFL off road browsing the US overland expo in US

    lots of nice overland build up vehicles and some old restored models also off road caravans

    Interesting few mentions of...
  13. Thread: Boipuso!!!

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    Re: Boipuso!!!

    Happy Birthday Botswana!
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    Re: Grenadier Pricing revealed

    I like the grenadier, been following since the inception. But at that price, if I wanted a rugged 4x4, I would go for a already off road kitted Mahindra karoo dusk and bank the remaining R 800k and...
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    Re: Mahindra karoo dust

    would you go as far and say its an old defender competitor in terms of quality, ride, handling, performance .
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    Re: Mahindra karoo dust

    the article quote heavy duty gas filled but nor mention of a brand

    The suspension features special heavy-duty gas-filled off-road shock absorbers, heavy-duty custom-designed leaf springs and new...
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    Re: Mahindra karoo dust

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    Mahindra karoo dust

    Dusk not dust

    With all its extras like MT tyres, front and back off road bumpers, off-road suspension all for R 550k new.

    Does not look half that bad either.
    ...
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    Re: Testing a Diesel Engine's Health.........??

    you can also pull a thin plastic surgical glove over the oil Filler cap ( cap removed) and run the engine. If glove inflates there is blowby.
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    Re: VX 200 Cruisers for Sale

    Good example of how speculators drive a bubble market, I remember something similar when the old defender when out of production
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    Re: 2014 Navara D40 - Scary Brake Experience

    normally after something like this you might find your disks have warped a little.

    if you notice a shudder when braking from high speed ( especially on a down hill) then you will know.

    if not...
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    Re: Irene farm villages

    Very idlic county vibe
  23. Thread: Jimny Bakkie

    by Karol
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    Re: Jimny Bakkie

    so basically a Suzuki Gypsy
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    Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    they sell RHD jeeps in America new- the postal service uses them.

    https://www.holzhauers.com/right-hand-drive-jeeps-for-sale.htm
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    Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    If you lock the suspension in 4x4 mode it should stay up. But I don't think it will allow at 130km/h

    130km/h dune driving is a bit extreme IMO but I can imagine great fun.

    If you are going to...
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    Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    I had to googled to check how intense this trip would be and I found a video ( very amateur) of a 6 day luderitz to walvis bay dune trip.

    I see in the convoy what seems to be a Mercedes ML suv...
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    Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    Well you have the option, and you can choose. But its not to say a touareg can handle dunes playing responsibly, just like a Pajero or even a BMW X5

    many a video on youtube bare testimony.
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    Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    If you play too hard with anything, you will damage it

    Here is a one playing in the dunes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hs_m5yEED4
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    Re: Most fuel efficient 4x4 capable of dune trips

    2011- 2016 VW touareg V8 TDI.

    250kw and 800nm standard. should be ok for dunes.

    highway cursing at 130km/h with 4 people and luggage returns around average 9 liters per 100km - 100 liter tank...
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    Re: Newer bakkie suspension vs the older bakkies

    Have you tried the amarok ?
    it’s closest to suv type ride from all the bakkies.
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    Re: Touareg V10 search

    Nice, you will enjoy it-
  32. Thread: Seeking BMW Z3

    by Karol
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    Re: Seeking BMW Z3

    https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-classic-vintage-cars/kenwyn/1984-honda-prelude-automatic-in-good-all-round-condition/1009826017910910000595409
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    Re: FS - 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S (Manual)

    apparently from 2009

    How to Know If Your Porsche Is at Risk for IMS Bearing Failure

    The IMS bearing for these engines went through multiple design revisions from 1999 – ’06, including both...
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    Re: Why do you want to camp without electricity?

    For one maybe two nights, yes. At full moon with clear skies.
    Keep it minimalistic too
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    Re: FS - 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S (Manual)

    This price is a Bargain if i look at similar cars and price on auto trader.
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