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    Re: Audi Q5 for gravel travel

    Very true yes! I don't think my expectation is unrealistic, but I will admit that my patience sometimes wears a bit thin, which will count against me! I have managed 7.3l/100 PTA to Bloem at cruise...
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    Re: Should i buy this disco 3

    The D3's and D4's are lovely, but I don't think it will be cheaper to maintain than an Amarok. The diesel D3 is notorious for breaking cranks, and that is a very expensive repair. The V8 is less...
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    Re: Audi Q5 for gravel travel

    Most of the bushes are straight replacements, and are fairly cheap, in my experience they last about 100k km, so I can live with that. More than happy to replace bushes every 5 years + for the added...
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    Re: Audi Q5 for gravel travel

    Yes, my Q5 did come with SatNav from the factory, ours is quite fully loaded with the exception of a sunroof (which my wife reaaallly wanted, but alas). I am quite impressed with the factory SatNav,...
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    Re: Best all round suv.

    Probably the only Nissan I have ever seriously considered. I quite liked the 2.5, the 3.0's I tested were underwhelming, perhaps they all had issues. The 2.5 is pretty agricultural in my opinion, but...
  6. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    Are you taking about the brand new shape? 2018 was the transitional year as far as I recall. I have heard the early versions of the brand new shape suffer some faults, but it is 3rd hand, so not sure...
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    Re: Fraserburg Fossils/Dino footprints

    Thanks I suspected that it was the case, there also doesn't seem to be any other operators doing similar tours, so we will have to wait for another opportunity it seems. Thanks for commenting!
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    Fraserburg Fossils/Dino footprints

    Quick question for those in the know. I had a fossil tour booked for our trip next week (HOLD Cyril, HOLD), but the gent who does the tours have unfortunately cancelled due to health reasons. Does...
  9. Re: Expecting twins and need a new car for SWAMBO

    I think the rear airbags are a non-issue, if they were it would be an option to turn them off when having babies or kids in the car (most passenger airbags can be turned off when a little one needs...
  10. Re: Expecting twins and need a new car for SWAMBO

    First off congrats on the twins! It will certainly be a worth while challenge!

    Some good suggestions made so far. What I would add from my own perspective is to rather go for a slightly older...
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    Re: Rietvlei Nature Reserve [Pretoria]

    My in laws take the grandkids there often, really is a good bang for buck day out for the family.
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    Poll: Re: Will you make this climb with your 4x4?

    Ek het nou die video gekyk, dit lyk soos n baie lekker trail! Ek dink jou FJ sal daai klip klim gebaseer op die video, dalk bietjie laer band durk, dalk bietjie meer momentum. Ek dink daar is n paar...
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    Re: Jeep Patriot 4x4

    Perhaps take it for wheel alignment to see if the camber is within spec, also ask them to check for worn bushes etc. I would say it is pretty unlikely that the coils have sagged to such an extent...
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    Re: Vibration on TJ above 80km/h

    How bad is the vibration? Does it come and go or get worse as you increase speed?

    Vibration could be tires, bent rims, propshafts, worn suspension components, etc, so pretty difficult to diagnose...
  15. Thread: Powerbrake

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    Re: Powerbrake

    I had PowerBrake on my Jeep, really liked it very much, one thing to note is that they don't do rear discs from what I remember (or maybe not for normal cars). As mentioned by pretty much everyone,...
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    Re: Tyre size vs Rim size

    I would agree with that, 6J is pretty narrow, from memory 245 is pretty on the edge for a 7.5J, I guess the profile would also play a role and you may have more room for error on a higher profile,...
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    Re: Bainskloof Pass closed

    Thanks Werner, I guess I will check it out and report back.
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    Bainskloof Pass closed

    So I see Bainskloof pass is scheduled to be closed until 9 December 2021, which suits me just fine as I intend on driving the pas son the 12th of December, my question however is does anyone know if...
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    Re: Audi Q5 for gravel travel

    For an update to the rear seat entertainment end power situation I have some tablets loaded with games and videos for the kids to use, I also got some tablet head-rest brackets sou the tablets can be...
  20. Re: R339: Knysna -> Uniondale: Is this a usable road?

    I haven't been down it recently, but I wouldn't tackle it with a plat kar, I am sure it is doable, but I doubt it would be very enjoyable, there are some tight turns and some steep climbs (not 4x4...
  21. Thread: N 12 or N1

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    Re: N 12 or N1

    I usually take the N12, road isn't bad and seems to be much more quiet than the N1 (Does vary depending on season though). from Potch as a starting point I would be hard pressed to take anything but...
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    Re: Induction Hob

    Sounds like great value for money, the snappy chef stuff is pretty expensive as far as I recall.
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    Re: Induction Hob

    We also have a snappy chef (the bigger one), we use it for the kettle and for 85% of our cooking so has seen a lot of use over the last 4 years. I am very happy with it. We have some snappy chef pots...
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    Re: Ranger 285/70/R17

    Why don't you just take the spacer off and check clearance now, if the 275 fits with space to spare the 285 will also fit, if it is very close or touching (I doubt it would) the 285 might be out....
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    Re: Audi Q5 for gravel travel

    Yes, that was what I was referring to (I couldn't remember the name), I have read about it on a number of threads, and it seems to be the best way of pinpointing for each specific vehicle/tire/weight...
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    Re: Audi Q5 for gravel travel

    For on-road I prefer fairly high pressure, but for gravel I am thinking 1.8 KPa is a good starting point, from all my research it seems the answer is very much dependent on the car, the tire, the...
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    Re: Audi Q5 for gravel travel

    Once I knew it would work I changed rims on the A4 and started looking for AT tires to fit the Q5. The standard size 17" tire on the Q5 is 235/65R17, but mine was on 265/45R20 and I always try to go...
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    Re: Audi Q5 for gravel travel

    As mentioned previously, I also have a B8 A4, which was on 17" wheels, since the platform is exactly the same (shared suspension components and subframe among other items) I felt it would be a nice...
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    Re: Audi Q5 for gravel travel

    Step 1 for us was getting the roofbox sorted (all credit to Heyyahhey for helping with this), the roofbox works very well for us and ups the available cargo space significantly. Here are some photos...
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    Re: My Rav4 Gravel travel Softroader set up

    Thanks, that makes perfect sense, I went through a similar mental exercise before buying the Q5, yes I wanted a very capable 4x4, but for 99.99% of what we were doing at the time the Q5 was as good...
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    Audi Q5 for gravel travel

    So after selling the Touareg we wanted a car that would offer similar gravel travel capability (obviously not the 4x4 ability) but would be lighter on fuel and more nimble in town. We opted for a...
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    Re: My Rav4 Gravel travel Softroader set up

    Ok, so if i understand it correctly that is FWD only? Does it offer any challenges with towing and gravel? If i may ask why did you opt for FWD instead of AWD?
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    Re: My Rav4 Gravel travel Softroader set up

    Nice setup! I have setup my Q5 similarly for Gravel travel and if all goes well will be testing it in December.

    What are the drive train options for the new generation RAV4?
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    Poll: Re: Will you make this climb with your 4x4?

    Gert se klip isn't super challenging, there are steps that can offer a challenge and the surface is fairly smooth. This climb looks much tougher from what I can see in the photos. (for sake of...
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    Poll: Re: Will you make this climb with your 4x4?

    Thanks for the info!

    Pretty sure it is on Bex's farm, he has been doing some trail building for a while.

    @Bex, you have some awesome terrain on your farm, your trails look exciting!
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