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  1. Re: Volvo XC60 Translation: The "S" in SUV from "snow" to "sand"

    Spare Wheel Carrier
    Finally, 2 weeks short of 11 months, I have a full size spare on the Volvo.

    Admittedly, not much new in terms of the carrier, as this has been in use since 2008, when it was...
  2. Re: Volvo XC60 Translation: The "S" in SUV from "snow" to "sand"

    Wheels (continued)
    As described in the first post of this thread, larger tyres were fitted to the standard Volvo 19” rims for various reasons.

    Unbeknownst to me at the time, was the fact that...
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    Re: The do's and dont's of sand driving

    A technique learnt on a West Coast 4x4 Luderitz to Saddle Hill excursion, is that when you are driving on a cross slope in existing tracks, when your speed drops too low, typically when you slow down...
  4. Thread: Volvo XC60: Review

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    Re: Volvo XC60: Review

    Accessory: Boot Mat Review
    Having had a very useful rubber mat in the Freelander 2 boot, a similar product was sourced for the Volvo.

    There is of course the OEM product, complete with Volvo logo...
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    Re: Tiny Teardrop Camper Design & Build

    Keep your hopes up.

    They can do amazing things with a wrap, these days. Even on Isuzus https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/images/smilies/wink.png.
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    Re: Tiny Teardrop Camper Design & Build

    Just do it. You know you want to https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/images/smilies/smiley.gif.

    Pertaining to your "main colour" theme, an idea came up as a slogan for your marketing of the Nano:...
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    Re: Relocating to NC Coast ?

    Depending on how remote you want to go, definitely pay Kleinzee a visit - 60km south of Port Nolloth. You can also get there from Springbok via the Spektakel pass - 110km. Be warned - the roads are...
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    Freelander II Re: Freelander 2 buying tips

    It is as if I'm reading about my own car. At around 230000km, 2007 HSE model, exactly the same. Complaints on the UK Volvo forum about exactly the same transmission with the same stupid "filled for...
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    Re: duster 2015 4x4 tyres and shocks

    Hi there Shimla. I would very much like to one day visit Kashmir again.

    Normally I would say go for the bigger tyres, but I have been to Leh.

    Leh, being at 3200m above sea level, will sap the...
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    Re: Softroader day 27 October 2019

    I'll attend, with Le Barge.
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    Re: Tiny Teardrop Camper Design & Build

    More ground clearance than a Unimog.
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    Re: Tiny Teardrop Camper Design & Build

    Looks great, but you missed the wheels. See below what it could look like:

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    Then, to round off the picture, I recommend these for you, personally ;D:
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  13. Thread: VW Tiguan

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    Re: VW Tiguan

    A Russian supplier:http://www.polyurethan.ru/fr/categor...en-tiguan-1276 provides a working solution in terms of 20mm PU spacers.

    Note that these fit the original 2008 Tiguans, based on the Golf...
  14. Thread: VW Tiguan

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    Re: VW Tiguan

    No, but I know where you can get some :-).

    I've advised many enquirers to get these, and they are happy with the result.

    I'm not behind my computer now, but I will post the details here over...
  15. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Which they blatantly stole from the original - 1997 - ML.
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    Re: Freelander 2 Lift - Contact details for JJJ

    Hi Charles,

    Shady and myself actually have bought the above spacers, and they look good:

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    He installed a set in his Evoque:

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  17. Re: Volvo XC60 Translation: The "S" in SUV from "snow" to "sand"

    Jerry Can Protection
    Seeing as the jerry can tray could not be designed as a tight fit around the can - to allow for manufacturing tolerances of both the can and tray - there was a requirement to...
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    Re: roofrack consumption

    The detail of the below summary is in the Softroader section under the Volvo XC60 Translation thread, but the core info is repeated here as thank you to Masterzanshin for starting this thread as well...
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    Jerry Tray Design: Part 3

    Almost there


    In spite of ordering 2 trays to complete the set, the supplier only made one. This is being rectified presently.

    However, together with the...
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    Re: Tiny Teardrop Camper Design & Build

    Regarding the door seals, Rubberite has just - month or so ago - opened a satellite branch in Hennopspark, off Jakaranda st. The main branch is in PtaW, in the street previously known as Mitchell....
  21. Thread: Volvo XC60: Review

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    Re: Volvo XC60: Review

    Review - of the dealership
    Call me paranoid if you like, but a car service is always a dreaded event for me, as my cars go in for a service in 100% condition except for the wear items, but I do not...
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    Re: Front runner roofrack noise

    Have a look here, for some recent detail and comment: https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/318224-roofrack-consumption
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    Re: roofrack consumption

    I wonder if it would be of benefit to also have a taller one - or extension to this one - which keeps on going to the top of the load on the rack?
  24. Re: Volvo XC60 Translation: The "S" in SUV from "snow" to "sand"

    Jerry Tray Design: Part 2

    What’s new?
    The first locking part set has been manufactured from the final material – 2.5mm 304 grade stainless steel. The fit is as hoped for and this part of the...
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    Re: My Namibia Trip Report

    Hi Gman,

    You have a very different writing style from other posters. I like it:).

    What would you put down as the main reason for sukkeling? Mass, lack of acceleration, tyres, season - sand very...
  26. Re: Freelander 2 Part numbers required 2010 Freelander 2 HSE

    Last set I bought was Delphi, from British 4x4. Much better feel than Ferodos, stopped better, no noise. Sold the car with them on.

    Best part was the price: R769.50 for the front LR004936 in Nov...
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    Re: Freelander 2 rear diff

    Hi Scotty,

    Same happened to me last year - after 230000km. It is caused by poor design.

    The splines on the output shaft of the transfer case - onto which the front end of the drive shaft mates...
  28. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Leaking pics of new defender

    If only all vehicle manufacturers were as thorough, doing rolling road tests.
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    Re: Trailer design - where are the clever guys

    Really good looking trailer. Just looks right!

    Only one thing remains to be said - which reminds me of way back when The Goon Show was on BBC television, consisting of Peter Sellers, Spike...
  30. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Probably on his way home from the racetrack. The driver still has his helmet on. Unless its The Stig?

    Also notable, his right arm is inside the vehicle.
  31. Thread: Malawi trip 2019

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    Re: Malawi trip 2019

    Yes, but don't swim at Chembe, ESPECIALLY not there. You will see why when you get there. And keep your mouth shut when you shower :). See previous post.
  32. Thread: Malawi trip 2019

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    Re: Malawi trip 2019

    Hi there,

    Read here: https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/88998-Freelander-2-Overland from post #14 regarding Bilharzia.

    There are some further conversations lower down with...
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    Re: Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    You actually need both modes:


    Fully down for packing and unpacking all the luggage and camping gear upon departure and arrival
    The tilt-back for the frequent opening to cover the "lovey,...
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    Re: Subaru camping conversions for ballies!

    Just bear in mind - from a fellow old ballie - a bicycle weighs considerable less than a wheel - around 25kg for a 17" alloy rim and 215 tyre.

    If the pin is removed and the wheel hinges down, you...
  35. Re: Volvo XC60 Translation: The "S" in SUV from "snow" to "sand"

    Jerry Tray Design: Interim Report

    Background
    As explained in the Roof Rack post above, the primary purpose for this addition was to be able to carry additional fuel externally for a Namib...
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