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    So ten days into owning this amazing vehicle, she’s almost ready for our 15 000km journey!

    Roofrack, tent, awning by Front Runner
    40 liters diesel, 40 liters water and a 5kg gas cylinder on the roof. (Where can I fill up the gas btw been more of a struggle than I expected)
    Long range fuel tank
    Tough Dog suspension
    Snorkel
    Slider system
    Back seats out and replaced by a 66litre Fridge/Freezer
    Dual battery system
    Black rhino rims

    Posted some before and after shots!

    We leave for Rwanda in 8 days!
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    All's left to do is remove the sidesteps and you are ready to go!

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    Haha how do I get the jerry cans then! 🤣

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Hulme View Post
    Haha how do I get the jerry cans then! 🤣
    Stand on the door sills, works better
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    Looking good Tim. Leave the side steps for now, but check how they are attached and if you need to, remove them on route. I took mine off yesterday, they hooked something on the recent Brekkie run and the left one had shifted backwards towards the tyre

    The clearance on yours might be such that the under belly will scrape at the same time so it is therefore negligible and might even help with some protection at sliding speed if canted over slightly. However, with them being so close to the sills, any sudden impact that deforms the step tube could also deform the sill, so be aware of that.

    Please keep us updated.

    Have you published your route on the forum? Maybe add the link here and any other links to a Blog or YT etc

    Enjoy, beautiful part of the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Hulme View Post
    40 liters diesel, 40 liters water and a 5kg gas cylinder on the roof.
    Maybe just keep an eye on this? The FT manual I have electronically (Aus ed) states
    Do not exceed 75 kg cargo weight on the roof luggage carrier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PieterOos View Post
    Maybe just keep an eye on this? The FT manual I have electronically (Aus ed) states
    I believe this is on the standard rack, I was told 150kg moving and 300kg stationary on the Front Runner roofrack, I will double check though!

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    Awesome vehicle, epic journey. call me "green"

    Consider vinyl wrap on body parts that'll be exposed to branches and other wear and tear. Scratches on that charcoal paintwork is gonna show from a mile away.

    Over the next several days put down as many km's as possible on gravel roads and roughish terrain, to highlight and resolve whatever teething problems there may be, even on a brand new Toyota.

    Good luck, enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Hulme View Post
    I believe this is on the standard rack, I was told 150kg moving and 300kg stationary on the Front Runner roofrack, I will double check though!
    Yes. There are normally two load ratings. A static and dynamic load. Fromtrunner know their stuff so default to that. OEMs are often comservative in their specs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    Looking good Tim. Leave the side steps for now, but check how they are attached and if you need to, remove them on route. I took mine off yesterday, they hooked something on the recent Brekkie run and the left one had shifted backwards towards the tyre

    The clearance on yours might be such that the under belly will scrape at the same time so it is therefore negligible and might even help with some protection at sliding speed if canted over slightly. However, with them being so close to the sills, any sudden impact that deforms the step tube could also deform the sill, so be aware of that.

    Please keep us updated.

    Have you published your route on the forum? Maybe add the link here and any other links to a Blog or YT etc

    Enjoy, beautiful part of the world.
    Hi Estee,

    Ok noted, the car is up on the lifts today for final suspension set up (I had to run it in for 500km first), so I will make sure I get under there and take note of how to get them off.

    I'm considering putting in a sump protector/skid plate, cosmetically I like the look especially now that she is raised, and if I am in really thick sand it will give me some piece of mind throwing her around. Any thoughts?

    In the last week there have been a lot of changes to the route. My girlfriends grandfather passed unfortunately, so we delayed our start by a week (we were meant to set off last night). This also meant we missed our scuba club's trip to mozam, which was going to be our set off point, but now doesn't need to be. So I am throwing a whole bunch of options into Tracks4Africa (really struggling with basecamp for Mac btw) today, and then will post up here to get some advice. I'll share the link on this thread as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussellF View Post
    Awesome vehicle, epic journey. call me "green"

    Consider vinyl wrap on body parts that'll be exposed to branches and other wear and tear. Scratches on that charcoal paintwork is gonna show from a mile away.

    Over the next several days put down as many km's as possible on gravel roads and roughish terrain, to highlight and resolve whatever teething problems there may be, even on a brand new Toyota.

    Good luck, enjoy
    I was looking at a simple vinyl on some parts of the body, but hadn't actually thought about the protection aspect of it, thank you. Any where you would recommend to go? It will be a pretty tight turn around time now.

    We've done two shake downs, Kruger, and Bass Lake this last weekend, and I'm really glad we did because we were pretty clueless before Kruger and literally changed the entire layout, also picked up some minor issues at Bass Lake this last weekend. I want to try do some 4x4ing this coming weekend, with a heavy load and all the fuel and water on the roof, just to get a feel for her. I haven't deliberately looked for bad roads to practice 4x4ing in years, Hennops still good? And/or Base 4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Hulme View Post

    I'm considering putting in a sump protector/skid plate, cosmetically I like the look especially now that she is raised, and if I am in really thick sand it will give me some piece of mind throwing her around. Any thoughts?

    T

    For sure, if you can, do it. While under there, follow a logical line of any obstacle from the sump plate rearwards and see if there are other potential snag areas. Same logic applies, if the protection is too close to what ever it has to protect, a serious deformation of the protection could still result in deformation/damage to whatever is being protected.

    You might want to get a seed net also if you dont have one already.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    For sure, if you can, do it. While under there, follow a logical line of any obstacle from the sump plate rearwards and see if there are other potential snag areas. Same logic applies, if the protection is too close to what ever it has to protect, a serious deformation of the protection could still result in deformation/damage to whatever is being protected.

    You might want to get a seed net also if you dont have one already.

    Cheers
    Ok great, thanks Estee. Let me see how hard they hit me for the latest round of upgrades, and I will make a call.

    Seed net is on my list, just from an Outdoor Warehouse?

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    Vehicle looks awesome. Have a great trip. Hope you will post a trip report or similar.

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    Ooh she is very nice.
    Congrats
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    Small update before we set off tomorrow!

    So excited!
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    Safe travels, Tim!


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    Safe and happy travels :thumbs:

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    This sounds like an awesome trip. This will be an awesome test on the Hankooks as well. Hope you will keep us posted.

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    Jelous much!!! Have a blast!!! Tell us how it goes!

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