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    Re: Amarok V6 Long trip review

    I often read road tests of 4X4's (the March 2021 'shootout' between the Amarok, Ranger and Hilux is a case in point) and wonder whether the testers/authors have any experience owning or using a 4X4....
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    Re: Land Cruiser 300 - 3.3L V6 diesel

    Yep, you can get more than 200kW from a 3-cyl 1.6l motor. But it will not be having a GCM of over 6,000kg and lasting 650,000km.
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    Re: Hilux missing all the good stuff?

    I looked at the names of the things they were taking off and thought, thank the lord! Less junk to enact limp mode.
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    Re: 5th wheel caravans,

    Cost. Such a rig would cost more than a truck tractor.
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    Re: Tow Bar vehicle recovery is dangerous!

    Most vehicles Owners Manual specify where you can attach a tow connection. There are generally straight in line with a chassis member or reinforcing section. But many have never even opened the...
  6. Thread: LR heaven

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    Re: LR heaven

    Congratulations. I wish you many trouble free enjoyable miles with the vehicle. I truly hope that they live up to the perceived robustness of their forebears and nibble away at the stain of poor...
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    Re: Haval Resale value

    Has everyone forgotten how many Chinese makes came, went away, came back, and went away again? I can't express an opinion about a particular Chinese car because I have never owned one.

    But I have...
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    Re: 5 year tyre life?

    A couple of comments here mention insurance claims being rejected, and I noticed recently both at a paint repair shop (who was quoting to fix some hangar rash) and at the servicing dealer a person...
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    Re: Another Aussie Trailer design

    Nice new design. But lets look at some of the numbers-I'm comparing with an Imagine Comfortvan because I have one. One can do this with any of the many great offroad caravans around. Completely...
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    Re: Wanted: Amarok V6 Extreme

    With the proviso, that if the GVM of the trailer goes over 3,500kg, the EB licence needs to be upgraded...

    Just a question. I understand the motivation to re-register with an increased GVM on a...
  11. Re: Problems with the 2019 Land rover discover 5 SE V6 diesel?

    Almost unbelievable. I had two Disco 4's from JLR in George and had great service. Had a few problems but they were always fixed within a day and I was always provided with alternative transport by...
  12. Re: How long does a dual battery system really last?

    Regardless of whether the vehicle is fitted with a solenoid system (which is really only a time delay switch connecting the second battery to the vehicles alternator) or it has a DC-DC charger, 2...
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    Re: soud deadening/isolation

    You really have to believe you have a problem to pad out the whole internal of the Cruiser. Its expensive and its heavy. Concentrate on the larger flat panels and make sure you do not put stuff...
  14. Re: Land Riover Discovery 4 - looking for feedback from current or past owners

    I have had two D4's, 2011 SDV6 SE and 2015 TDV6 S, and current have a 76V8. Fantastic tow cars (best I have owned) and extremely comfortable and capable off road. I traded both before 100,000km to...
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    Re: Planes take strange routes ?

    Must have flown at least 40 times in and out of Ukraine. Kiev and Donetsk. Prior to MH17 yes. But listen, it is still safer to fly there than drive on the road! OMG. Coming from a Saffer.
  16. Poll: Re: What do you feel more comfortable with, newer car, or an easier to fix car?

    It is an interesting question. I would choose the lower mileage newer vehicle hands down with a proviso. The make and model of the vehicle you buy. Don't buy a vehicle that stands out like as...
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    Re: Motohome - a bike as a camper

    I would prefer to convert one of these teardrop trailers so that it could carry my bike inside. Then I can ride bike when I want to and missus can make sure the bed is ready for when I turn up.
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    Re: Sodwana Bay Lodge

    Yep. Its called take the money but duck any accountability. They learned it from a certain ex President.
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    Re: Botched KZ - D4D Transplant

    It is threads like these which make me yearn for the good old days before ECU's and other gefangled complexities. Man it was so much fun back then!
  20. Re: Who would YOU recommend to install my Dual Battery system ?????

    I am a huge Victron fan - my whole home runs off, essentially, Victron solar equipment. Quality kit built to last.

    Are you sure that it is safe to put a Li battery in the engine compartment?

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    Re: Corrugated gravel tire pressure

    I agree with everything Zzoom says, including that low profiles are not really suitable for off the tar applications. I use 1.5Bar (cold) in my 76 tyres on gravel, 1.2Bar in sand. I never go to the...
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    Re: Elephants in the KNP

    Well as a complete layperson regarding matters elephant, I enjoyed reading the post tremendously, and am very pleased no buckaroo suggested that the Jeep Wrangler club come and load them and...
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    Re: Water in Diesel

    I prefer filling up at the Co-op. A workshop to check incoming fuel trucks. About 90c/l cheaper and the local farmers will crack open someone's nut if their R2m Case planter sucks water.
  24. Isuzu Re: One Million Seven hundred Thousand KM - Anything out there that tops this Isuzu?

    Check out the duty-and heating cycles. I recall traveling in a Ford Falcon stationwagon operating as a taxi in Perth-1.6 million km! Running on LPG. 24h/day-which is the real secret-the motor hardly...
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    Re: License to Tow

    The advice about doing EC may be valid if you are going to go there, but if towing a caravan with a normal car/bakkie/SUV is your thing then EB is fine. On the test, take a trailer with a long...
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    Re: Is bigger BETTER? Camping fridge!!!!

    It depends on how you intend using it. Is weight a big thing in your traveling plan or not? Do you have to move it around or is it fixed? In my mid 60's, I find that I can still handle the 40l unit...
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    Re: Small engine tractor

    Now I know why my Kipor powered generator is so ###. This is how it was built.
  28. Re: Is it possible to buy a usable 4x4 with a R40k budget?

    I agree. Cost=K x n x (m)2. Thats m squared. Where m is the mass of the vehicle, n is the number of driven axles and K is is a constant which is unique to the cost of a basket of spare for the...
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    Re: Towing through soft sand.

    The wife and I go to Namaqua regularly with our 76 V8 towing an Imagine Comfortvan. With 180l of water, trailer GVM about 1,500kg. Tyres 1.2Bar all around, have not got stuck. Momentum. See the soft...
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    Re: TO California or not?

    It has been said. Stay away from the DSG for any low speed crawling. And I add towing to that. I find it almost impossible to 'inch' the vehicle toward a tow hitch. It has a rapid snatch type...
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    Re: Canvas spare tyre cover with storage

    Remember that the swing-out brackets are designed to carry a spare wheel, OR a fuel can or similar weight-not both. The design is for the CoG of the load to be close to the bumper, not far out from...
  32. Re: Is a portable braai a necessity when overlanding.

    Some people go away to braai, others use a fire to cook food. That's all OK. The man said 'overlanding'. I agree with Stan-take the essentials and as little as possible. It is extremely seldom that...
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    Re: Japanese Conundrum

    If you are going to do any slow gravel stuff-Subaru. Built strong. You don't need a 1.5 turbo motor when crawling in the dirt, or towing for that matter.
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    Re: Why is the new Triton not more popular?

    Evidently very reliable vehicles. My previous experience with one was that it had limited ground clearance due to overhand and was breathless when pushed (2.4 petrol). Don't like the long rear...
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    Re: Are Bakkies going backwards?

    Car Magazine did a 'test' of a Ranger, Hilux and Amarok in the March 2021 edition of the magazine. Having just watched an Aussie test of 5 DC's including (including these three) I was very...
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