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    Defender Re: Land Rover Defender becomes company's best-seller

    I had once or twice, but it usually comes right by itself. I'm not too phased if it's on one version older for a while. I usually can't see any difference after an update anyways....
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    Defender Re: Land Rover Defender becomes company's best-seller

    Think I read somewhere that the Defenders air suspension has been beefed up in comparison to even the LR4. The bags are much more puncture resistant and the compressor is stronger and more heavy...
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    Defender Re: Land Rover Defender becomes company's best-seller

    You could order a new one?
    8 months waiting list on the P400. (Says the dealers, so you can safely add another 2 or 3 months on that)

    That will probably include two price increases, and you'll...
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    Re: Braai goetertjies

    We built a secret box into our firepit to store all those goetertjies.
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    Defender Re: Land Rover Defender becomes company's best-seller

    I'm assuming then, that's not standard right? And that you've lifted yours?

    I wish I knew how manufacturers get to those numbers, it confuses me like a chameleon on a smarty box.

    Google says...
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    Defender Re: Land Rover Defender becomes company's best-seller

    I'm going with Niela on this one.

    Some things, the old one does do better.

    This is factually correct.

    But it does remind me of an old saying:

    Eendag, lank, lank gelede was daar 'n vrou...
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    Defender Re: Land Rover Defender becomes company's best-seller

    The information I had was that they paused production on them because of the chip shortage.

    I know there's not much stock at the dealers. Second hand prices are going up...

    Oh and Land Rover is...
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    Defender Re: Land Rover Defender becomes company's best-seller

    Approach angle is good. But not as good as it's departure angle.

    Ground clearance isn't bad either in extended mode:
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    Re: blondy with new defender

    Yip. It is an issue. Mine failed too. LR replaced the nut securing the top bracket with a different one. I thought it was just my older uncle that grabbed onto it while struggling to get into the...
  10. Re: Overland through the SAHARA (Europe to Cameroon) in 1988

    Your trip report is a bit late sir. You'll need to sit detention on Friday ;D

    Respect!
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    Poll: Re: Will you make this climb with your 4x4?

    Looks like an awesome trail.

    That's a lot of work you put into making that! Getting out, setting up camera, driving past, getting camera again.

    Not to mention moving all the rocks in that...
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    Poll: Re: Will you make this climb with your 4x4?

    Pics and videos never give the real impression, but that obstacle looks fantastic! What would be the point of an obstacle that only a heavily modified Rubicon on 137" tyres can do?

    Its unpleasant...
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    Re: Ford Everest 2.0 Bi-Turbo Issues

    My neighbour has had one for some time, and hasn't had a days issue (except for the stone chip from my rear tyre while driving behind me- I took off my rear mudflaps so I could potentially be to...
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    Re: blondy with new defender

    our VERY basic overland setup
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    Re: blondy with new defender

    Looking good!

    If I may ask, why did you end up going with the X model?
    Don't you find the all piano black materials scratch easily?

    That setup looks very proper now!

    Would have been great...
  16. Thread: Flying

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    Re: Flying

    Rough and tough and unrefined. But beautiful to fly.
    I guess it can be compared to driving a 1980's Porsche 911.

    Have a handful of hours on a 52 out of Port Alfred when I did my training , but...
  17. Thread: Sani Pass

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    Re: Sani Pass

    Can't see it being a problem.
    Especially not with General Grabbers.

    Oh wait, hold on. This might give you a better answer....
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    Re: Kombi 4motion as overlanding vehicle

    We had a soft roaders day, a while back.
    And Cats joined us with his 4 motion Caravell

    We were all suitably impressed that how well it did.

    Ground clearance in its self as such, was not the...
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    Although the L/C has 225mm ground clearance (that's the first thing that comes up when you Google Land Cruiser 200 ground clearance- although I was under the impression it had more?) , it must be...
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    Re: Off Road Driving Tips

    Indeed! Breath of fresh air compared to the US politics, anti-vaxers, and SA is a dump, threads!

    A little tip I can think of:

    Rocks:

    When the going gets bumpy, there's a tendancy for things...
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    The FJs were quite incredible! There's a reason the front vehicle was one, and blazed the trail for the rest.

    Was great that we could have 3 of them in the group.
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    100 percent right. But the problem though with selecting tyre pressures, was the transitioning from soft sandy conditions to rocks many times within a short distance.

    The D4 was far more capable...
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    Yes, made by "sello tape". Prevents bush rash on the plastics which obviously can't be polished out. You can get it at Builders.
    ...
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    ;D No Ranier. Not aimed at your comment.

    It was removed due to a request by one of the members on our rivertrip WhatsApp group.
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    Here is a new video I've made of the trip with lots of unseen footage.

    Enjoy!

    Sorry, but I've removed the link due to possible controversy


    PS: Some vehicles were hurt during the making of...
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    Like anyone who watches Aircrash Investigation on Discovery will tell you, it's never one thing that causes an accident or incident, but a chain of events. It's called the Swiss cheese model. (Google...
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    Didn't even think about the fire possibility! :o

    And one of the vehicles in our convoy also had a similar tail strike.
    Ask Rechard about his puckered po#phol! ;D
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    Thanks, yes it possibly is a bit more capable than people give it credit for that haven't seen it other than at the mall.
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    Re: Lost GPS signal ?

    GPS signals being jammed by crime syndicates?
    Used to prevent hijacked cars from being tracked.

    https://www.matrix.co.za/matrix-newsletter/smart-vehicle-jamming-detection
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    On the whole I think it really was. But there were times it wasn't so fun for everyone.

    There were a few instances of vehicle damage in what a few have suggested to be the hairiest river trip...
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    Bits of day 1
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    Re: The 2021 Official 4x4 Community River Trip!!!

    Ha ha, Think again Jelo! ;D

    Stay tuned for the pics when we get back. Assuming you're not banned over that period. ;D
  34. Re: Fouriesburg via Villiers\Frankfort\Bethlehem Road condition

    We just came back from that direction. On the way there, we drove N3 an turned off at Villiers, and then went Frankfort , Reits, Bethlehem.
    It was really bad. Lots of road works, where one had to...
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    Re: Wireless Geyser Controller

    Now what about all of this, if one has a ripple control, that's controlled by the council?
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