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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    I knew from the beginning that "If you start it, they shall come."

    Which, coincidentally, is what they said to the inventor of the 1st vibrator...
    You need to check that bakkie's wheel balancing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew bin Achmet View Post
    You need to check that bakkie's wheel balancing!
    Yeah I will have the wheel alignment and balancing checked.

    It has manual hubs to engage the front wheels. This is not too bad since I'm used to locking them there from my dad's old '72 F250.
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    Hi Vorster

    How is the JMC holding up. No news is good news?

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    She has done now just over 2200km and all without a single hick-up, and thus far I must say that I am pleased with the service I get from JMC East Rand. Buing it was one of the best choices I've made in a while
    Through possitive thinking, possitive actions will result

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    Consumption?
    My S/Cab with a canopy & carrier & slight load (on average) gets 12l/100km tank to tank.
    That's based on the odo which I think under-reads...
    Last edited by Mad Manny; 2015/01/21 at 09:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    Consumption?
    My S/Cab with a canopy & carrier & slight load (on average) gets 12l/100km tank to tank.
    That's based on the odo which I think under-reads...
    I get 8l/100km (also based on ODO reading), but I am a bit lighter loaded than you since I don't have the canopy and carrier fitted, and 50% of my traveling is on the highway. and I stick to 110km/h to 118km/h on the speedo as it sits around 3000rpm. I will soon have my GPS radio and then I can get a better reading of the true speed and distance traveled for a more accurate calculation.
    Through possitive thinking, possitive actions will result

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vorster View Post
    I stick to 110km/h to 118km/h on the speedo .
    So you are doing a true 122 - 131km/h

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    So you are doing a true 122 - 131km/h
    Will check this afternoon what the true GPS speed is versus the clock speed and report back
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    I did the comparison and the results are as follows:
    Speedo GPS
    60km/h 55km/h
    70km/h 64km/h
    80km/h 74km/h
    90km/h 83km/h
    110km/h 102km/h
    120km/h 112km/h

    The clocks are mechanical so I think the reason it reads a retarted speed is due to the magnetting field generated to raise the needle. If it were digital it would be far more accurate.
    Through possitive thinking, possitive actions will result

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    Mine is different. The Speedo, strangely, UNDER reads...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    Mine is different. The Speedo, strangely, UNDER reads...
    Put your GPS in it, and drive it - post RESULTS, not speculation....

    Bleddie porra...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    Mine is different. The Speedo, strangely, UNDER reads...

    Bakkie under reads but owner over charges,a match made in heaven
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutsman View Post
    Put your GPS in it, and drive it - post RESULTS, not speculation....

    Bleddie porra...
    Pieter, from the Mad Manny goes Fong Kong Thread...posted weeks ago...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    Interesting.
    Most vehicles speedometers OVERread.
    The Fong Kong UNDERreads.

    At 120km/h on the GPS the Speedo shows around 115km/h.
    At a 120km/h on the Speedo the GPS shows 127/128km/h.

    Going to get worse when I replace the 215's with 245's in a few years.

    The revs at a true 120km/h sit around 3400rpm - quiet high!
    Last edited by Mad Manny; 2015/01/23 at 10:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    Pieter, from the Mad Manny goes Fong Kong Thread...posted weeks ago...
    And you could not do this first time round
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutsman View Post
    And you could not do this first time round
    Why, I had already posted it my Thread?

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    Hi Voster,

    Its 8 months later - can you give feedback again on your JMC
    (sorry If I have already missed the last updated )
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    Hi Golfstok.

    After 8 months and 18000k on the clock the bakkie is running like a dream with no hasstles.

    I have taken her off road onto a muddy trail and rocky terain, and she handled very well. There is enough torque from the diesel engine and the low range works incredibly smooth. I haven't taken her yet onto an offroad track yet, but on the mines she has proved herself a few times to be worthy of running with the big branded bakkies. For me she must be able to tackle the mines and fishing trips and that she does flawlessly.

    In the meanwhile I have installed a double din touch screen radio with DVD, satnav, bluetooth and USB.

    I installed two 8inch subwoofers with abplifiers behind the rear seat. Sounds Limited in Boksburg had the subwoofer+amplifier in one combination and they sound great for a bakkie.

    Lighting wise I added blue El-Wire to the inside of the door pannels and installed LED's below the rear seat and also under the dashboard to give some dim lighting on the floor at night. 8)

    The only thing I could find not to my liking on the bakkie was the alignment of the headlight beams. The right-hand one was lighting just in front of the bakkie and the left-hand one was angled too far to the right. I managed to set adjust them and now I have proper light at night. I pulled the one light in order to figure out how to adjust what to where, and managed to find out what bulb sizes are used for the main and dipped beams. The main beam (inner) uses an H1 55W bulb, and the dipped beam (outer) uses a H7 55W.

    All-in-all I am very pleased with the bakkie.
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    Thats good, nice to hear you are happy they seem like nice bakkies
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    Funny, but these bakkies dont sell AT ALL in Namibia. I see they have a somewhat updated range, but I only see that on the dealer floor, not on the road....

    GWM, on the other hand, sells like crazy. If you exclude double cabs, I am sure you see more Steed bakkies than Hiluxes in Windhoek. Really. (almost as many as Land Cruisers. Friday, driving from a site to the workshop, I conted 23 Land Cruisers on a 7km stretch of road)

    I will have a look and see if I can find some sales figures for the local industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gert du Preez View Post
    Funny, but these bakkies dont sell AT ALL in Namibia. I see they have a somewhat updated range, but I only see that on the dealer floor, not on the road....

    GWM, on the other hand, sells like crazy. If you exclude double cabs, I am sure you see more Steed bakkies than Hiluxes in Windhoek. Really. (almost as many as Land Cruisers. Friday, driving from a site to the workshop, I conted 23 Land Cruisers on a 7km stretch of road)

    I will have a look and see if I can find some sales figures for the local industry.
    Pupkewitz sells toyota and gwm...

    If you cant afford a toyota, thry will gladly sort you out with a gwm.

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