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    Re: Land Cruiser VX vs GX

    GX has solid axels back and front ;D The VX has torsion bars .... uuuggggg :-\

    Just buy the GX and enjoy ... not all the creature comforts but a MUCH better vehicle in my opponion anyway :)
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    Re: Nissan Patrol rear springs

    It's been done for years successfully. Gives a really good increase in height (remember your rear diff will stay the same ....) Also check that your shocks can take the extra length
  3. Poll: Re: What is the best/"not so best" looking D/C out there, voted by you the community.

    Voted Ford because they are good looking (excluding all the aftermarket rubbish) Would I buy one, never. ::)
    My second choice in looks is the good old Isuzu, would I buy one, absolutely my first...
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    Sticky: Re: Southern Cape members list

    Hi Johan
    Welcome. Keep posting, we are quiet at the moment but lot's still goes on. I will be in touch ;D
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    Re: Driving through Mozambique

    Agreed fully, those white shirt money/bribe takers .... if it say's 60 then it's 60 ... not 61 ..:mad:
  6. Re: Nissan X-Trail: which spare parts to take to Moz?

    Nissan are well represented in Moz. Dealers from Maputo to Pemba so really just basics. As said always a good quality tool kit (not chinese rubbish)
    and as you said maybe a fan belt and puncture kit...
  7. Sticky: Re: WANTED thread for Land Rover parts & accessories:

    A few months ago a local farmer accidentally drove his Series 3 over a small cliff face. It landed upside down in the valley below (about 7 or 8 meters down) It has a 2,5 Chevy motor in it....
  8. Re: Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure vs Continental WorldContact 4x4

    I have had two sets of Firestone Destinations, never ever again, not for free. The first set became un-balanceable after around 40 000Km. Being on a tight budget I then opted for Nankeng (?) and was...
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    Sticky: Re: Southern Cape members list

    Morning Iggi, welcome to our area. Do you do much 4x4ing and what are your plans in Sedgefield ?
  10. Re: New type Battery - going to change things!!!!!

    I think we are all going be be in for a big surprise in the next few years. Battery technology is now going so fast after so many years of dormancy with Lead Acid that no one can keep up. 20 years...
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    Re: How NOT to connect a 24V battery

    Don't really see a problem there :confused:
    I asked ... him to check and he gave me the all clear, said I can connect in this way and get .. seven hundred and sixty nine thousand volts out the...
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    Re: What do you think my Pajero is worth?

    Sad to say I doubt if you will get R80K for it at a big push. Probably around R65K to R69K will be a realistic figure. There is one in George at a dealer for R65K at the moment.
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    Re: Living Off-Grid

    Late reply, I have been away for a few days.
    As Robert (Prof) pointed out we both have small houses and are only two people in the house. I also see the thread has gone a bit grid tied kind of...
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    Re: What would you buy for R180 000?

    Its a 2008 3.0 D4D SRX Double Cab and is quite kitted with OME suspension and lift, RSI canopy, front runner roof racks front and back, snorkel, front bar work and plates, long range tank (I think),...
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    Re: Loadshed problem advice please

    Lot's of reply's already but let me add my 1c worth.
    A 90w solar panel will at very best give you about 6 amps (short cct amperage of around 7,5 amps) This at full sunshine for a limited period....
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    Re: Living Off-Grid

    Old school .. mine is 33 1/3 RPM what's your's ? ;D;D
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    Living Off-Grid

    My second post with regard to living off grid, this one is a follow up and a post aimed at all who are suffering at the hands of the gupta's and zuma.
    Having now lived TOTALLY off-grid for around 16...
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    Re: Wildlife Camera

    Lot's of help Thanks a TON ;D;D
    Ok, now for the whole story. A friend has a game farm and has massive stock theft. The idea is a quality unit with a "black flash" that can identify the culprits. We...
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    Re: 1998 Pajero 3.5 V6 Advice on buying

    Have you made a decision. The V6 3,5 is a gem, and a 1998 should be the twin cam motor. It is also in the throw over between "standard" and "blister" (Gen 2,5)
    Which one is it.
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    Wildlife Camera

    I wonder if anyone can help. I am looking for one of those wildlife cameras that take photos when movement is detected. Appatently you get one with a "black flash"as well ... ::)
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    Re: Gatvol

    Back to a bit of politics ... welcome to the DA ... also ... pleeeeeese don't try to buy a beer or have a champagne breakfast in Cape Town (or the western cape) they have you .....>:(
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    Re: Need a baby car seat in George

    Drop Jeanvn (in the Southern Cape section) a PM. He has small kids and may be able to help.
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    Re: Gatvol

    Welcome to off grid living although in a totally different way.
    With you living in a town what "attitude" does the municipality have towards you. Do you still have to pay your availability fees and...
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    Re: Solar Panel Poly vs Mono

    100% ... a 285w is a 285w panel. The 6% (+-) will be shown up in physical size. Is a 6% smaller panel really going to make a difference to you. I have just paid R1800 inc Vat for 265w panels ... that...
  25. Re: Excellent service from Silverton Radiators in Knysna

    Sounds great. I am glad you were sorted out ;D
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    Re: Keep Battery connected to PV or not?

    Simple reply, lead acid batteries are happy when they are fully charged. Keep it connected. Remember if it is not sealed to check the battery water levels. When my Patrol's engine decided to go bang...
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    Re: trip to Zimbabwe and Mozambique

    Drive to Inhambane - 1 night

    For some really great advice please give some friends a ring. They have a stop over in Inhambane. Phone Adelaine on 00 258 84 759 9877. If you don't come right drop...
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    Re: Dual battery System vs Dc to DC

    Strange heading. You use DC to DC charging for your dual battery system .. ?? You are going to have to re-phrase it so we can properly understand the question ..::)
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    Re: Solar panels - what to buy

    There is so little these days separating the various makes. One thing I found is check out the amperage your charge controller can handle firstly. Then work out (allowing a safety margin) how many of...
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    Re: Basics of Electricity

    Yes I agree but it goes a bit further bringing watts into the equation ... I did not include your side of it as resistance really means very little in this exercise ... ;D
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    Basics of Electricity

    As I read thread after thread asking questions about voltages, current, watts, series, parallel and so on. I recon it's time for some basics in electronics/electrical. This is written as a "helpful"...
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    Re: The NOT so Tough Dog Shocks from OL

    It's great they came to the party, pity it had to be because of a post on the forum (at an educated guess) Bad service however had you not reverted to social media .... another tick/cross in the...
  33. Re: Charging batteries whilst driving DCDC or Solenoid?

    Your question has been answered already but it's easy. If your secondary battery is a deep cycle it requires around 14.4 volts to fully charge. Your high cycle car battery is quite happy with your...
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    Re: solar borehole pump

    A quick question .. have you determined your actual water level. You may well have pulled out 150m Galvanized pipe (juggggh) but where is your water ? A pump (any pump) has to work hard to pump 150M...
  35. Re: I bit the bullet, panels etc to be delivered on Monday

    Having followed the thread on and off since Johan posted I am finally going to have my little say ;D
    Firstly I think it's great, well done and I like your controller, it is a MENEER. I realize that...
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