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    Default Swambo`s New Platkar.

    We decided to replace the Volla Bus with a Cruiser 76 Wagon D4D v8

    Difficult decisions and logical arguing.

    Dealer network and fuel consumption the final vote.

    Biggest contender 4.8 Patrol. Still think the Patrol is better than a Cruiser.
    With 4 v8`s in the household another guzzler were ruled out.

    Trip to Kimberley in very windy conditions turned 7.0km/l. Not too bad.
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    You slowly getting there........at least it's a V8
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    Dis nou fyn brag

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    Geniet hom
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtshark View Post
    You slowly getting there........at least it's a V8
    Ja nee daar is hoop vir Christo.....

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    Prentjies of dit het NIE gebeur nie!!

    Ek het ook soo 2 maande terug ons 4.2 76 ingeruil op 'n v8 76 en geniet hom baie!!
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    Went out to BIL farm yesterday. Very bad dirt road. Cruiser feels a little jittery. Jy moet wakker slaap agter die stuur soos ons sÍ.

    Will upgrade to Fox shocks in the future.
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    Grips maak nie saak hoe baie fency fo by fos jy het nie, daardie is nie 'n platkar nie!

    Baie geluk baie mooi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    Went out to BIL farm yesterday. Very bad dirt road. Cruiser feels a little jittery. Jy moet wakker slaap agter die stuur soos ons sÍ.

    Jy raak dit gewoond, en later voel die ander karre nie lekker op n grond pad nie.

    Hou maar die bande onder 2 bar op grond. Beter shock maak wel n groot verskil.
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    Johan ek moes gou Saterdag paar goedjies in die dorp gaan haal. Cruiser was sonder vrag. Het hom gery net soos ons Noord Kapenaars rn julle Suid Westers kan. Baie beter hanteer. Vandag n Kudu en drie Springbokke, 4 volwassenes en al ons bagasie in gehad. Hantering was nie soos ek dit wou he nie. Dink ek gaan hom FOX
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    Geluk met die nuwe ryding. Ten minste is daar nou n ryding met lockers voor en agter in die huis

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    Dankie Carl
    Yank Ford skop n Cruiser se gat met lockers en dit 2 jaar terug met n 16 jarige agter die stuur.
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    Baie geluk Christo!

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    Baie geluk Grips, klink my daar word arm gedruk vir die sleutels
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    We have done a trip to Kimberley and back also covered 240km of dirt road driving.

    First the Cruiser have a nice engine with a flat torque curve as expected from a v8. Enough power for quick overtaking.
    I have read a lot about the 4.5D4D V8. Owners stating how powerful this v8 is. Definitely not even close to my Yank v8`s.

    This Cruiser will not see trails and 4x4 obstacles will do duty as an overlander. So no lifts. Only suspension mod will be a set of Fox shocks. Engine mods will be limited to a bigger intercooler and an better exhaust system.

    I also wonder why Toyota did not put a 12v socket in the back. Most owners will run a fridge at one stage or another. The rear bumper is useless and you need to add a towbar or replace the OEM bumper. Then that knock Knee thing. Have ordered rear wheel spacers. Cannot help to stare at the Hyena looks everytime I approach the Cruiser.

    So I have to fork out a few bucks to make a 4x4 sold as a true off roader a real overlander.
    My view is that the little things I have mentioned should have been taken care of during design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grips View Post
    We have done a trip to Kimberley and back also covered 240km of dirt road driving.

    First the Cruiser have a nice engine with a flat torque curve as expected from a v8. Enough power for quick overtaking.
    I have read a lot about the 4.5D4D V8. Owners stating how powerful this v8 is. Definitely not even close to my Yank v8`s.

    This Cruiser will not see trails and 4x4 obstacles will do duty as an overlander. So no lifts. Only suspension mod will be a set of Fox shocks. Engine mods will be limited to a bigger intercooler and an better exhaust system.

    I also wonder why Toyota did not put a 12v socket in the back. Most owners will run a fridge at one stage or another. The rear bumper is useless and you need to add a towbar or replace the OEM bumper. Then that knock Knee thing. Have ordered rear wheel spacers. Cannot help to stare at the Hyena looks everytime I approach the Cruiser.

    So I have to fork out a few bucks to make a 4x4 sold as a true off roader a real overlander.
    My view is that the little things I have mentioned should have been taken care of during design.
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    Baie besig op die stadium. Sy revolusies loop wel bietjie hoog en sal kyk om dit dalk in die toekoms laer te kry.
    Miskien `n Advance Adaptors overdrive soos ek op die Ranger installeer het. Dit maak die 5 spoed ratkas `n tien spoed met `n nuwe 5de rat verhouding.

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    Ek wil nou die draad derail nie.

    Maar sou mens die 5de rat verander, dan sal dit ook die betroubaarheid om in hierdie rat swaer te sleep beinvloed. Het die ausies n ander ratkas as ons?

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    Ek wil nou die draad derail nie.

    Maar sou mens die 5de rat verander, dan sal dit ook die betroubaarheid om in hierdie rat swaer te sleep beinvloed. Het die ausies n ander ratkas as ons?

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