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    So...not being the biggest toyota fan out there, I have always had a secret weakness for the 105. Not being a diesel fan, it would have to be a petrol one. Now we all know these machines are quite rare, and those that have them refuse to sell them...but guess what I bumped into and could simply not resist...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AboutAfrica View Post
    So...not being the biggest toyota fan out there, I have always had a secret weakness for the 105. Not being a diesel fan, it would have to be a petrol one. Now we all know these machines are quite rare, and those that have them refuse to sell them...but guess what I bumped into and could simply not resist...
    Congrats, good decision, Sir.
    Enjoy it and many happy trips!

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    Thanks, have done a few small mods so far, bumpers front and rear, 6" suspension lift, 35"muds. Still have a bit to do...

    this will be a pure overland rig, but must also be able to do the off-road story, namboyz style.
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    Nobody will believe you without pics.

    I still hate the day I sold my 105 EFI.
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    this is before the final lift, dont have pics yet after complete life. Tyres are on though. As is my customary spade...
    Bumpers are on. Roofrack and camping lights were completed day before.

    Exhaust is done, but with the uprated 4.5 I doubt I will do anything to the engine...for now.

    I'm taking a nap on the back seat and Goody2Shoes is sleeping on the rr...was a rough weekend.

    a few more mods on the list, and possibly wider rims, although do like the standard 8j steelies.

    Hopefully one day I can learn to leave things as is
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    Amaxing vehicles. By far toyotas best effort.

    Is that photo taken at Gamkab?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPiet View Post
    Amaxing vehicles. By far toyotas best effort.

    Is that photo taken at Gamkab?
    secret spot near(ish) swakop
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    fork en lekker.

    has the colt been sold?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer-X View Post
    has the colt been sold?
    currently in the garage peed off at me...

    but yes, will sell now with a heavy heart, makes no sense keeping both. And that just as I have finished her up...

    put some pics in my mitsu thread for you...sniff sniff
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    I knowshow them your secret jack
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nys View Post
    I knowshow them your secret jack
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    this one?

    Yes I need a longer jack....what comes after 1.5m?
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    This secret 105. Is it AGM or Deap Cycle. Many of the popular ones are 102 AH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AboutAfrica View Post
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    this one?

    Yes I need a longer jack....what comes after 1.5m?
    I had the same issue on my defender with upgraded long travel suspension. Just get the highlift wheel buddy that attaches to thr rim. Jack the wheel up, and then put a bokkie (or rocks) under the axle to change the tire...

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    Nice one Walther.Wellcome to the Toyota Clan.
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    personally my best mod so far

    hope it works....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPiet View Post
    I had the same issue on my defender with upgraded long travel suspension. Just get the highlift wheel buddy that attaches to thr rim. Jack the wheel up, and then put a bokkie (or rocks) under the axle to change the tire...
    I only use high-lift for recoveries or when need some lift, never to change a tyre, have seen one too many accimedents with them.

    But definately going to get a wheel buddy, although all the toyota chaps always say a cruiser never gets stuck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AboutAfrica View Post
    I only use high-lift for recoveries or when need some lift, never to change a tyre, have seen one too many accimedents with them.

    But definately going to get a wheel buddy, although all the toyota chaps always say a cruiser never gets stuck?
    Stranded at the petrol pumps plenty.... Almost as bad as my Patrol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tunja View Post
    Stranded at the petrol pumps plenty.... Almost as bad as my Patrol...
    Ha ha, your dirty secret will come out soon enough with some pics...
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    pics with lift complete. From here on out no more pics on tar
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    Extended brake lines, any suggestions or best to just have some made up?

    Other thing is it looks like the standard steel rims are 7J?
    I need to go to 9 or 10J, but would like to keep the steelies. Has anybody had their steel wheels widened? I am always worried about that as it is a big safety factor, but seems like quite a few guys have done it with no issues?
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