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    Discovery 3 Re: What vehicle after a Landrover

    Have you thought about a Nissan Patrol, either a later model 3.0 turbo diesel or the 4.8 petrol? At least it does give you the space you seem to need and most certainly the 4x4 ability.
    Those...
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    Re: Advice please - 2013 amarok wipers

    Have you checked the owner's manual and the inside of the fuse box lid? There is a fuse box in the engine bay and one in the dash board, if I remember correctly.
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    Re: Going camping - Tent advice

    I have made a bad experience with glass fiber poles, too many years ago.

    Make sure you get a sturdy tent with steel poles. My Greensport Etosha (2.5 x 2.5) is now 18 years old and still doing well.
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    Re: Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10

    If you get them, make sure you go for the LT spec. Those are stronger and seem to last better.
    As you can see, opinions on this tyre are very polarised and I guess this is due to the difference in...
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    Re: BF Goodridge KO2 alternatives

    Generally you run that risk with any tyre. The less pressure you run for any given weight, the warmer the tyre gets at speed. That's why I always check tyre temperatures when using a new type of...
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    Re: BF Goodridge KO2 alternatives

    Kobus, I would say that very much depends on the vehicle they are on and the tyre size. I have got the 265/70/17 on my FJ Cruiser, empty weight about 2000 kg. The recommended pressure is 2.2 bar,...
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    Re: Fortuner 2 vs Fortuner 3

    Can't remember anymore, sorry. Was it maybe that they fitted the Prado's rear axle and suspension?

    I'm sure that if you fitted an Old Man Emu suspension with the correct load rating it would...
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    Re: BF Goodridge KO2 alternatives

    Cooper ST Maxx. Should give you similar mileage, 3 ply side wall and excellent grip wherever I have been so far.
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    Trailer tents & bed size

    I have been looking at trailer tents, mostly HM & Tentco.

    Are there any tents that offer a bed larger than 1.45 meters in width? At the moment we are sticking to our ground tent, because it offers...
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    Re: New Grand vitara or older FJ Cruiser?

    A standard FJ without too many modifications gives easily 12 l / 100 km or better than 8 km/l fuel economy. Pack on the accessories and it gets worse, like with most other SUVs. Stop and go kills...
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    Re: Australian killed by Elephant Kunene

    Sorry, but the way you are going on have to wonder whether the Cruiser you claim to own is in fact a RAV4?

    I certainly understand your dislike for a certain type of South African tourist, it is...
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    Re: Why shouldn’t I buy a Ford

    Aren't there any proper mechanics/ workshops available for Ford, apart from the dealers?
    It sounds like there might be lots of potential. Buy a 2nd hand Ranger or Everest out of warranty and have it...
  13. Thread: What to do

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    Re: What to do

    I would also go with that, but this kind of discussion flares up every 2 years or so. Always the same people knowing it better.
    This discussion will derail the thread.
  14. Thread: suspension

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    Re: suspension

    Careful with that advice, too little weight on the tow ball will make the trailer unstable. Keep the weight on the tow ball at around 80 kg or a bit above.
    Most camping trailers are designed to put...
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    Re: 120 Prado replacing OME

    MikeM suspension
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    Re: Prado Engine Mystery

    Yes, the first FJ Cruiser year models, 2007 - 2009 came out with the single VVTI engine. As from 2010 it got the dual VVTI engine. The FJs sold in Southern Africa where all dual VVTI variants.

    The...
  17. Re: Thoughts & Opinions on the new Conqueror UEV-25

    I wonder, if you had that kind of cash available to spend, including the cost of an appropriate tow vehicle, wouldn't it be maybe better to look into an IVECO 4x4 camper? Similar camping luxury, I...
  18. Re: Suspension upgrade – VanZyl’s upgrade or aftermarket?

    ;D I know, but I was trying to be polite... ;D
  19. Re: Good Year Wranglers - I am more than a little worried....

    I think the point of the this thread was that the OP's use of the tyres puts different strain on tyres than several thousand km of travel on gravel roads.
    Of course these tires would work for the...
  20. Re: Suspension upgrade – VanZyl’s upgrade or aftermarket?

    I was convinced the FJ Cruiser had coils in the back?
  21. Re: Anyone been stopped at a speed trap near Gobabis?

    I have several speed fines waived on the spot just because I smiled at the police officer, called him Sir and apologized for driving too fast.
    Those times I tried to be clever or was in a bad mood,...
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    Re: Extremely hard ride

    From what I have heard, aftermarket mounts, be it engine- or cab mounts, usually don't last all that long. The OEM ones might be expensive, but they have lasted you 29 years.
    How much are those OEM...
  23. Re: Looking for a android app that can be used for offroad travel

    Off we went into the Messum crater and surroundings and Open Street Maps OSMAnd was spot on. Whether we just used it to show our current position or to navigate to certain points, it worked very...
  24. Re: My FJ 60 (2F) - Servicing, Mods, Tuning, and Repairs

    Finding the right workshop, what a mission.
    After moving to Swakopmund, I thought it best to take the 60 series Cruiser for maintenance to a workshop that came highly recommended, Suedwester German...
  25. Re: My FJ 60 (2F) - Servicing, Mods, Tuning, and Repairs

    Sometimes the problem is not the availability of parts, but the ability or willingness of the Toyota dealers to find the part numbers & order them.
    I use the toyodiy.com website. Just enter your...
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    Re: R350 000.00 What would you buy?

    Sounds like you went with Autohaus?
  27. Re: V8 Defenders.....tell us your tales, experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly.

    I had an open case airfilter like that from K&N once on my 2F motor. Made a nice noise and improved performance a bit. But it came at a price, shortly after fitting it the engine started using oil....
  28. Re: Looking for a android app that can be used for offroad travel

    After jelo mentioned Open Street Map, I installed the free version. I then paid €2.35 I think for a terrain contour plugin. I have to say, compared to Google Maps, Maps.me and Here We Go it seems the...
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    Re: Jurgens XT 140 trailer

    Old thread, I know. But please help me out here:

    I got myself a XT140 and as we are packing for the first short trip, I noticed that without having filled the jerry cans the weight on the tow ball...
  30. Re: MICHELIN LATITUDE SPORT 3 vs MICHELIN PILOT SPORT 4 SUV

    I don't think that a lot of us use on road tires.
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    Re: C28 From Swakopmund to Windhoek.

    A little over 2 weeks ago the eastern part of the C28 was quite bad. The road has been graded down to the bedrock and lots of koppies stick out. Other parts have big potholes and deep ruts.

    If you...
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    Re: Bush lapa miskruier review

    Looking good!
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    Re: For Sale : 2017 FJ Cruiser, ULTRA LOW MILES

    Aren't those "old" stock from 2017? Production has stopped either in 2017 or 2018, so I have heard.
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    Suspension Re: Uneven height

    On some vehicles the left and right springs aren't of the same strength, either on one axle or on both. It's meant to counter any weight imbalances, e.g. if gearbox, transfer case or propshafts are...
  35. Re: List of vehicles with a centre differential and its benefits over a transfer case

    The way I have seen it being used, it's not really about power, but more about the ability to reverse slowly without burning the clutch.
    Usually the reverse gear's ratio is somewhere in between 1st...
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