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    Re: Evoque Fuel Consumption

    I have a 2011 Si4 Prestige. One of the first in the country. Originally bought it to sell it, but I fell in love.

    Yes, the fuel consumption isn't great. Infact, its pretty poor. But half the...
  2. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Here's what I mean with the lights...
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    Re: Is this it?

    I was at the reveal tonight, and I've come away with a list of things I like, and list if things I don't.

    Here's the list of things I like:

    pretty

    much everything.

    The list of things...
  4. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Where and how its built:

    https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/features/land-rover-defender-story-behind-4x4s-production

    "To achieve the required stiffness in the aluminium structure (and this...
  5. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Indeed. But judging by the pricing on the US land rover website, I'm expecting it to be far too costly...
    So I'll probably do the same as Bruce...
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    Re: Is this it?

    Ditto ditto ;D

    Great minds...

    But I decided against the black exterior pack. Its all that glossy black stuff that's around the windows on the Evoque and RR. It scratches super easy and it's...
  7. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Nearly... but the base price of the Land Cruiser VX-R is still an eye watering R1 510 000!
    So the question is, would you rather buy that?
    Sure it has advantages like already proven reliability,...
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    Re: Is this it?

    Well that should test the new ip67 waterproof rating of the electronics nicely...

    I've heard the 900mm wading depth is only limiting in the sense that it then starts to float... :o
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    Re: Is this it?

    I guess ....if diesels are your thing....


    But for the pleasure of on road driving, I've gone off diesels. I've owned a couple, and I've decided that the decreasing power as the revs go up (to...
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    Re: Freelander won't start!!

    FL2s and Evoques eat batteries for breakfast.... especially if your commute is short.

    If you're stuck somewhere, and you need it to start, very often this can be done by disconnecting the...
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    Re: Is this it?

    Really?:confused:

    Could someone point me in the direction of the Land Cruiser vs Range Rover debate before we derail this thread please :cool:
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    Re: Is this it?

    A RR is probably the closest in terms of off road - on road, ratio. Because what it loses out on off road ability, it makes up on the road.... almost....( Because it's just not going to offroad like...
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    Re: Is this it?

    Funny, for me its quite the opposite...
    I feel like people want to shoot me for not "getting" the old one...
    Yes, it has character, but so do some of the worst cars ever built...

    For me, in...
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    Re: Is this it?

    Same here. See you then! Just look for the source of all the drool on the floor. That'd be me :D

    If you know people who know people, they're also handing out tickets for the launch of the new...
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    Re: Is this it?

    There we go, image all fixed up ;)
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    Re: Is this it?

    Totally agreed.
    And,
    It has more power, more torque, uses less fuel with 2 fewer cylinders, and for us in Gauteng, we don't lose the 25% power because its turbo (and super) charged.

    It will be...
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    Re: Is this it?

    My guess is that that picture was taken through the windscreen of another vehicle, and hence the distortion. I find the paranoia somewhat humorous though ;D

    No, they don't come out with Duratracs....
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    Re: Camping in KNP

    If you want to see lions, go to Satara.

    If you want to see Jeep Jockeys (the guys that have a bad reputation of showing their international guests the best possible sightings as their tips are...
  19. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Well luckily WE all know the older Defenders don't like crossaxles...;D

    And you certainly didn't look like a chop when you were the only one to get over here :

    https://youtu.be/Yr4AGJTUByI
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    Re: Is this it?

    I think you're 100% correct Pieter.

    Maybe like a "weight-on-wheels" squat switch or similar. So it senses the wheel is in the air and brakes it, making it then the most resistive wheel.

    Now...
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    Re: Is this it?

    Wow, that's seriously impressive.
    At 00:11, it looks like it has a front difflock... just how do they get the electrics to do that? That front left doesn't spin up at all! So how does it apply the...
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    Re: Is this it?

    https://youtu.be/Jf-hxWVrsLg
  23. Re: Breakfast Run - Come show your face, and burn some bacon - 9th of Feb

    Would have loved to, but already planned a weekend down in the cape watching some amateurs try play tennis on Friday night. ;D

    Only back late on Sunday.

    But it's a great road. Watch out for the...
  24. Thread: Best awd system?

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    Re: Best awd system?

    Im with JJJ on this :cool:

    Regarding the following statement,



    I don't think all AWD systems are equal. Some are more capable of handling crossaxle situations better than others.

    As seen...
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    Re: Is this it?

    No the 19" comes in 255-65.
    That gives a 166mm tyre wall height.

    I think it's quite a new size of tyre.
    I think the tyre shop guy quoted 3 thousand and something Rand each.
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    Re: Is this it?

    Wow, those do look good on the Disco!

    I've had a look at the OE tyres that will come standard with the vehicle. It's the Goodyear Wrangler Adventure's. And from what my local tyre shop guy says,...
  27. Re: Gauteng East Monthly G2G Braai Thursday 6th Feb 2020

    Sorry boys, Freddie fast finger here is going to the Federer Nadal match that weekend in CPT;D
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    Re: Best way to negotiate a axle twister with AWD

    The general thinking, actually is to take the traction control off (depending on the type) as it cuts power to the spinning wheel, where actually you want it to keep providing the power so that when...
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    Re: Softroader event

    Hi I will let you know as soon as we have another:)
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    Re: Is this it?

    So when speccing the P400, what wheels and rims to go for?

    The P400 can't fit anything less than 19" because of the size of the brakes in order to stop that amount of horses. So it's either 19's...
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    Re: Is this it?

    George.

    If you can afford it, and you really like it, you only live once! Do it!

    When my grandfather got old and my dad and I started looking after him (in his 70's) we found a policy of his...
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    Re: Best way to negotiate a axle twister with AWD

    Just like they said ^

    With the emphasis being that even if the vehicle comes to a halt, DONT STOP.

    So in other words, exactly the opposite way of driving a "normal older school 4x4" - where...
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    Defender Re: My new Defender has arrived!!!!!

    Same here!

    And I'm seriously considering a slightly bigger one too :)

    Maybe one that's bigger AND has a little less plastic too...
    (Okay, probably not that much less plastic :) )
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    Re: East Rand 4x4 spots

    For an accurate entry point :

    https://w3w.co/starring.barn.loyal

    This 3 word address refers to an exact 3m x 3m location. Tap the link or enter the 3 words into the free what3words app to find...
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    Re: Sani, easy or not? Also cordinates please?

    Great report!

    Reminds me of the time we waited to get back down the pass , but there was this tourist who just couldn't get his rented Dodge up one of the switchbacks. We routed for him and...
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