Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 104
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Nairobi
    Age
    46
    Posts
    520
    Thanked: 111

    Default ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    I know he doesnít get love here, but this was very entertaining seeing his journey in one video of all his 4x4s


  2. The Following 17 Users Say Thank You to Bundutrailer For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Cape Town
    Posts
    334
    Thanked: 250

    Default Re: ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    Quote Originally Posted by Bundutrailer View Post
    I know he doesnít get love here, but this was very entertaining seeing his journey in one video of all his 4x4s

    Watched it yesterday, really enjoyed it.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Pretoria
    Age
    32
    Posts
    3,927
    Thanked: 1938

    Default Re: ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    Really nice to see them all.
    Still think the best was his 2 Troopies.
    "The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read" - Not Mark Twain

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to bigboy529 For This Useful Post:


  6. #4
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Chirundu. Lower Zambezi National Park
    Age
    59
    Posts
    470
    Thanked: 497

    Default Re: ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    Methinks the guys who manage or own safari lodges in Africa should be adding their 2 cents as to what the best 4x4 they have used over the last 30 years or so to move their clients/guests around.

    Most uncomfortable but reliable. Land Cruiser.
    Most comfortable but unreliable. Land Rover.
    Worst was the Uri.
    Hilux reliable, ho hum. Did the job.
    Isuzu fell to pieces after 6 months. Only had two of them so could or could not be a true reflection.
    Anyone else want to join the bun fight?

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Edenvale
    Age
    51
    Posts
    1,611
    Thanked: 575

    Default Re: ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    Quote Originally Posted by Spliffcat View Post
    Methinks the guys who manage or own safari lodges in Africa should be adding their 2 cents as to what the best 4x4 they have used over the last 30 years or so to move their clients/guests around.

    Most uncomfortable but reliable. Land Cruiser.
    Most comfortable but unreliable. Land Rover.
    Worst was the Uri.
    Hilux reliable, ho hum. Did the job.
    Isuzu fell to pieces after 6 months. Only had two of them so could or could not be a true reflection.
    Anyone else want to join the bun fight?
    Most reliable: Pajero GLX LWB
    Most comfortable: Pajero GLX LWB
    Gary
    2005 Nissan X-Trail 2.5 4x4 (SOLD)
    2006 Honda Civic 1.8 VXI (It's complicated)
    2005 Mitsubishi Pajero 3.2 Di-D GLX LWB (Yay!)

    4x4 Action Group GP0114

    What would you do if you knew you could not fail

  8. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to gazza1210 For This Useful Post:


  9. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    MTUNZINI
    Age
    57
    Posts
    2,145
    Thanked: 673

    Default Re: ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    Nice video.
    He mentioned that the D4 is one of the best all rounder if not the best stock standard but his gripe is the suspension drops at 50 km/h, so no good.
    For a mere or less than 1% of the cost he spent on all the other 4x4x's afterwards to make them real off roaders in the suspension department , to fit the rods on the D3 or D4 suspension overrides the dropping and voila the "problem" is no more dropping.
    Hell his last Cruisers wonder what he spent in total to make them real off roaders with aftermarket supensions, because the OEM Toyota suspension is inferior obviously, or not up to it.
    Last edited by Koos Best; 2020/10/03 at 11:51 AM.
    Koos Best
    Land Rover Discovery3 TDV6 S.
    VW T5 D/cab 4 Motion with slide on camper

  10. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Koos Best For This Useful Post:


  11. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Alberton
    Age
    44
    Posts
    18
    Thanked: 13

    Default Re: ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    Quote Originally Posted by Spliffcat View Post
    Methinks the guys who manage or own safari lodges in Africa should be adding their 2 cents as to what the best 4x4 they have used over the last 30 years or so to move their clients/guests around.

    Most uncomfortable but reliable. Land Cruiser.
    Most comfortable but unreliable. Land Rover.
    Worst was the Uri.
    Hilux reliable, ho hum. Did the job.
    Isuzu fell to pieces after 6 months. Only had two of them so could or could not be a true reflection.
    Anyone else want to join the bun fight?
    i have heard of an Uri before but have never seen one.
    what is it ? any pics or something ? can you still get them ?

  12. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Pretoria
    Posts
    1,309
    Thanked: 239

    Default Re: ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    Quote Originally Posted by Rigardtw View Post
    i have heard of an Uri before but have never seen one.
    what is it ? any pics or something ? can you still get them ?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URI_Pu...Built_Vehicles
    Seen them being used by staff at Sossusvlei Lodge last year.

  13. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Pretoria
    Posts
    1,309
    Thanked: 239

    Default Re: ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    Quote Originally Posted by Koos Best View Post
    Nice video.
    He mentioned that the D4 is one of the best all rounder if not the best stock standard but his gripe is the suspension drops at 50 km/h, so no good.
    For a mere or less than 1% of the cost he spent on all the other 4x4x's afterwards to make them real off roaders in the suspension department , to fit the rods on the D3 or D4 suspension overrides the dropping and voila the "problem" is no more dropping.
    Hell his last Cruisers wonder what he spent in total to make them real off roaders with aftermarket supensions, because the OEM Toyota suspension is inferior obviously, or not up to it.
    It's not about any of that. It's entertainment. This is how he makes a living.

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to Makaira For This Useful Post:


  15. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Okahandja
    Age
    56
    Posts
    1,234
    Thanked: 1036

    Default Re: ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    URI was developed in the south of Namibia by a farmer on Toyota chassis. At first they were 2x4 and later 4x4 was added. It is basicly pipe car with sheet metal.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rigardtw View Post
    i have heard of an Uri before but have never seen one.
    what is it ? any pics or something ? can you still get them ?

  16. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Okahandja
    Age
    56
    Posts
    1,234
    Thanked: 1036

    Default Re: ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    I have seen DC alsoClick image for larger version. 

Name:	africar5.jpeg 
Views:	233 
Size:	35.3 KB 
ID:	590921Name:  unnamed.jpeg
Views: 1774
Size:  7.3 KBClick image for larger version. 

Name:	1024px-URI_im_Einsatz_Farm_Neuhof_Namibia_(2013).jpg 
Views:	235 
Size:	124.5 KB 
ID:	590923

  17. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Harties Boet
    Age
    38
    Posts
    2,083
    Thanked: 1742

    Default Re: ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    Quote Originally Posted by Koos Best View Post
    Nice video.
    He mentioned that the D4 is one of the best all rounder if not the best stock standard but his gripe is the suspension drops at 50 km/h, so no good.
    For a mere or less than 1% of the cost he spent on all the other 4x4x's afterwards to make them real off roaders in the suspension department , to fit the rods on the D3 or D4 suspension overrides the dropping and voila the "problem" is no more dropping.
    Hell his last Cruisers wonder what he spent in total to make them real off roaders with aftermarket supensions, because the OEM Toyota suspension is inferior obviously, or not up to it.
    i didnít understand that part. I understand itís better to go faster (and over 50) on corrugations, sure. But if the road is so bad that the vehicle is scraping, even in low setting, you need to be going slower, negotiating these big bumps. Itís canít be the two at the same time.
    Graham Robertson
    Nissan Patrol 4.8

  18. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Henties
    Posts
    4,319
    Thanked: 2154

    Default Re: ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    i didnít understand that part. I understand itís better to go faster (and over 50) on corrugations, sure. But if the road is so bad that the vehicle is scraping, even in low setting, you need to be going slower, negotiating these big bumps. Itís canít be the two at the same time.
    It's a practicality kind of thing: imagine driving on a decent gravel road, which every few km or so got wash out from heavy rain run off. You would like the high ground clearance to negotiate those wash outs, but don't want to travel at less than 50 km/h on the good bits in between.
    If you drive a vehicle with a conventional, dumb suspension you would slow down just before the bad bits, drive through carefully. With a Discovery you would have to select high ride height before every crossing and wait for the suspension to adjust.
    2012 FJ Cruiser
    1983 FJ60 Landcruiser -sold-

  19. The Following User Says Thank You to HugoNotte For This Useful Post:


  20. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Henties
    Posts
    4,319
    Thanked: 2154

    Default Re: ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    Quote Originally Posted by Erwin Schimper View Post
    URI was developed in the south of Namibia by a farmer on Toyota chassis. At first they were 2x4 and later 4x4 was added. It is basicly pipe car with sheet metal.
    I've never seen the wooden version you are talking about. I thought they only came in 4x2 and then later 4x4...
    2012 FJ Cruiser
    1983 FJ60 Landcruiser -sold-

  21. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Harties Boet
    Age
    38
    Posts
    2,083
    Thanked: 1742

    Default Re: ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    Quote Originally Posted by HugoNotte View Post
    It's a practicality kind of thing: imagine driving on a decent gravel road, which every few km or so got wash out from heavy rain run off. You would like the high ground clearance to negotiate those wash outs, but don't want to travel at less than 50 km/h on the good bits in between.
    If you drive a vehicle with a conventional, dumb suspension you would slow down just before the bad bits, drive through carefully. With a Discovery you would have to select high ride height before every crossing and wait for the suspension to adjust.
    ah. Ok. That does make sense. Thanks!
    Graham Robertson
    Nissan Patrol 4.8

  22. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Nairobi
    Age
    46
    Posts
    520
    Thanked: 111

    Default Re: ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    Quote Originally Posted by Koos Best View Post
    Nice video.
    He mentioned that the D4 is one of the best all rounder if not the best stock standard but his gripe is the suspension drops at 50 km/h, so no good.
    For a mere or less than 1% of the cost he spent on all the other 4x4x's afterwards to make them real off roaders in the suspension department , to fit the rods on the D3 or D4 suspension overrides the dropping and voila the "problem" is no more dropping.
    Hell his last Cruisers wonder what he spent in total to make them real off roaders with aftermarket supensions, because the OEM Toyota suspension is inferior obviously, or not up to it.
    if the D4 was Toyota reliable, that is what I would drive

    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy529 View Post
    Really nice to see them all.
    Still think the best was his 2 Troopies.
    Most definitely

  23. The Following User Says Thank You to Bundutrailer For This Useful Post:


  24. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Pretoria
    Age
    62
    Posts
    1,844
    Thanked: 940

    Default Re: ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    Quote Originally Posted by HugoNotte View Post
    It's a practicality kind of thing: imagine driving on a decent gravel road, which every few km or so got wash out from heavy rain run off. You would like the high ground clearance to negotiate those wash outs, but don't want to travel at less than 50 km/h on the good bits in between.
    If you drive a vehicle with a conventional, dumb suspension you would slow down just before the bad bits, drive through carefully. With a Discovery you would have to select high ride height before every crossing and wait for the suspension to adjust.
    The people spend R40k on an suspension upgrade on springs or leaves, for R5k you can have a suspension controller that bypass the ride hight interference over 50km/h on the D4

  25. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to faniedup For This Useful Post:


  26. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Okahandja
    Age
    56
    Posts
    1,234
    Thanked: 1036

    Default Re: ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    You have to visit the farm to see the wood prototype. Full scale with 2x4 and also same 2x6 in the mix
    Quote Originally Posted by HugoNotte View Post
    I've never seen the wooden version you are talking about. I thought they only came in 4x2 and then later 4x4...

  27. The Following User Says Thank You to Erwin Schimper For This Useful Post:


  28. #19
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Cape Town
    Age
    30
    Posts
    3,266
    Thanked: 3194

    Default Re: ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    Quote Originally Posted by faniedup View Post
    The people spend R40k on an suspension upgrade on springs or leaves, for R5k you can have a suspension controller that bypass the ride hight interference over 50km/h on the D4
    Those people can spend the R40k on suspension as they don't need to save up for a crank replacement
    Always think: Could this be sarcasm?

    Andrť Opperman

  29. The Following User Says Thank You to Oppies3800 For This Useful Post:


  30. #20
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Tzaneen
    Age
    71
    Posts
    1,700
    Thanked: 436

    Default Re: ASPW 38 years of owning 4x4s video

    Interesting!
    That first RR.....we camped in Chobe at Serodella and after dark this battered RR drove in next to our campsite.It was fairly buggered after it lost a fight with a goverment truck on the road from Savuti.It was APW and that RR was stuffed.What kept it going was the second battery as the left was a mess and the second battery is on the right hand side of the RR.No grill and radiator was kept in place with a 4 pd hammer and wire.They were hoping to reach Nata to be able to phone for assistance.
    They were very upset as they could not get out of the sand 2 spoor track and this truck did not even slow down and just rammed them!!
    Wonder if he still remembers the incident?
    2012 RR TDV8 4.4
    2006 TDV6 SE A/T(Sold)
    2013 Bush Lapa Boskriek B142 met CKGR strepe
    2008 FL2 TD4 SE A/T
    1968 Renault 8 Gordini

Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •