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    Default In a Jeep again...

    My life took a meandering turn the last few years that ended with a mate of mine driving my WK CRD and me driving a Fortuner.

    The White Beast is still going strong at 360000km. I hope that no Toyotaholics frequent this part to the forum, but I really HATED the Fortuner.

    So my eyes started to wander and the Fortuner divorce was swift.

    It makes me really happy to be back in a WK, I think they are awesome vehicles and the best 2nd hand bargain among SUV's on the market.

    Its a 2005 Hemi with 132000km on the clock, so it is barely run in. I know these motors are like my ex-wife - very temperature sensitive but mine runs nice and cool.

    Removed the enormous silencer, discovered the MDS drone. Hopefully it helps with fuel consumption.

    All WK's deserve Moab mags.

    Happy as a pig in crap. The Jeep is spotless, the V8 is addictive and life is good...

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    A WK, XJ and a Ducati...

    "Stil, broers,daar gaan ‘n man verby, hy groet, en dis verlaas.
    Daar’s nog maar een soos hy; bekyk hom goed."

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    Default Re: In a Jeep again...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainier Vermaak View Post
    My life took a meandering turn the last few years that ended with a mate of mine driving my WK CRD and me driving a Fortuner.

    The White Beast is still going strong at 360000km. I hope that no Toyotaholics frequent this part to the forum, but I really HATED the Fortuner.

    So my eyes started to wander and the Fortuner divorce was swift.

    It makes me really happy to be back in a WK, I think they are awesome vehicles and the best 2nd hand bargain among SUV's on the market.

    Its a 2005 Hemi with 132000km on the clock, so it is barely run in. I know these motors are like my ex-wife - very temperature sensitive but mine runs nice and cool.

    Removed the enormous silencer, discovered the MDS drone. Hopefully it helps with fuel consumption.

    All WK's deserve Moab mags.

    Happy as a pig in crap. The Jeep is spotless, the V8 is addictive and life is good...

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    Congratulations Rainier!!!

    May there be many happy miles!
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    Default Re: In a Jeep again...

    Congrats, glad you found your way back to the Jeep life. Hope that V8 gives you miles of smiles
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    Default Re: In a Jeep again...

    Congrats Rainier.

    Jo, it must be terrible to drive the Hemi . No replacement for displacement. I would not be able to achieve a good fuel consumption with all that power

    Many miles of smiles
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    Default Re: In a Jeep again...

    Is that the same Jeep you had your eye on before you sold the Fortuner?

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    Default Re: In a Jeep again...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainier Vermaak View Post
    My life took a meandering turn the last few years that ended with a mate of mine driving my WK CRD and me driving a Fortuner.

    The White Beast is still going strong at 360000km. I hope that no Toyotaholics frequent this part to the forum, but I really HATED the Fortuner.

    So my eyes started to wander and the Fortuner divorce was swift.

    It makes me really happy to be back in a WK, I think they are awesome vehicles and the best 2nd hand bargain among SUV's on the market.

    Its a 2005 Hemi with 132000km on the clock, so it is barely run in. I know these motors are like my ex-wife - very temperature sensitive but mine runs nice and cool.

    Removed the enormous silencer, discovered the MDS drone. Hopefully it helps with fuel consumption.

    All WK's deserve Moab mags.

    Happy as a pig in crap. The Jeep is spotless, the V8 is addictive and life is good...

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    What was your biggest gripe with the Tuna?

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    Default Re: In a Jeep again...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedgehog View Post
    Congratulations Rainier!!!

    May there be many happy miles!
    Tx Andrew,

    As soon as I shake the covid crap I will join you on a breakfast run.


    A WK, XJ and a Ducati...

    "Stil, broers,daar gaan ‘n man verby, hy groet, en dis verlaas.
    Daar’s nog maar een soos hy; bekyk hom goed."

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    Default Re: In a Jeep again...

    Quote Originally Posted by DCTheron View Post
    Congrats Rainier.

    Jo, it must be terrible to drive the Hemi . No replacement for displacement. I would not be able to achieve a good fuel consumption with all that power

    Many miles of smiles
    Every time I leave home there is a 200m stretch before a traffic circle, just enough time to burble through 1st and 2nd gear.

    I have a big smile every time, no music and open windows.


    A WK, XJ and a Ducati...

    "Stil, broers,daar gaan ‘n man verby, hy groet, en dis verlaas.
    Daar’s nog maar een soos hy; bekyk hom goed."

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    Default Re: In a Jeep again...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mambo View Post
    Is that the same Jeep you had your eye on before you sold the Fortuner?
    Yip.


    A WK, XJ and a Ducati...

    "Stil, broers,daar gaan ‘n man verby, hy groet, en dis verlaas.
    Daar’s nog maar een soos hy; bekyk hom goed."

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    Default Re: In a Jeep again...

    Quote Originally Posted by Spatanky View Post
    What was your biggest gripe with the Tuna?
    I know it is unfair to compare a WK Grand Cherokee and Fortuner, but the driving environment is just different.

    No emotional connection to the Fortuner, whereas every time the Hemi barks into life I smile.

    Objectively I understand the appeal of the Fortuner, subjectively I might just not be a Toyotaholic.


    A WK, XJ and a Ducati...

    "Stil, broers,daar gaan ‘n man verby, hy groet, en dis verlaas.
    Daar’s nog maar een soos hy; bekyk hom goed."

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    Default Re: In a Jeep again...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainier Vermaak View Post
    I know it is unfair to compare a WK Grand Cherokee and Fortuner, but the driving environment is just different.

    No emotional connection to the Fortuner, whereas every time the Hemi barks into life I smile.

    Objectively I understand the appeal of the Fortuner, subjectively I might just not be a Toyotaholic.
    Fair enough, I drive a fortuner D4D and it suites me well. I think its the most connected I have felt to a car. Happy you enjoying it, nothing like the sound of a V8 Hemi.

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    Congrats Rainier

    Your signature looks better now!!
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    Finally, a decent vehicle.
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    Default Re: In a Jeep again...

    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Finally, a decent vehicle.
    Blame Bulli, he kept pestering me to come and have a look at this pristine Jeep.

    It really is difficult to believe it is a 2005 model, I love the sound system as well - Boston FTW.


    A WK, XJ and a Ducati...

    "Stil, broers,daar gaan ‘n man verby, hy groet, en dis verlaas.
    Daar’s nog maar een soos hy; bekyk hom goed."

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    Default Re: In a Jeep again...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainier Vermaak View Post
    Blame Bulli
    Andre is too big to blame. If he says you buy the Jeep, you buy the Jeep.
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    Default Re: In a Jeep again...

    Welcome back!

    I have recently installed this little gadget and now I finally have bluetooth music streaming in the stock Boston radio. So that was the last little niggle I had with the WK sorted.

    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_249BTC...Interface.html
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    Default Re: In a Jeep again...

    Quote Originally Posted by Quiksilver View Post
    Welcome back!

    I have recently installed this little gadget and now I finally have bluetooth music streaming in the stock Boston radio. So that was the last little niggle I had with the WK sorted.

    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_249BTC...Interface.html
    Mine also has a bluetooth connection in, works through the FM receiver.

    Not great, not bad, I still have a lot of cd's.

    Feels like 2005 all over again.


    A WK, XJ and a Ducati...

    "Stil, broers,daar gaan ‘n man verby, hy groet, en dis verlaas.
    Daar’s nog maar een soos hy; bekyk hom goed."

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    Default Re: In a Jeep again...

    Haha - yeah I even cut a few new CD's the other day, felt like being a kid again with a mix tape.
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    Congrats that is an awesome lookin Hemi!


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