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    Hi guys,
    My friend and I are planning on doing a bit of off roading tomorrow without damaging the vehicles, would you suggest De Wildt or Hennops?
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    Default Re: De Wildt or Hennops

    What cars?

    But i will say De Wildt

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    Default Re: De Wildt or Hennops

    Both are good, I don't know if there is a price difference for entry, but I currently slightly prefer Hennops over De wildt, I think Hennops is over all slightly more challanging. De Wildt does have Gert se klip, which is not super tough but is a bit of a landmark. Hennops has braai facilities about 2/3 through the trail (you can take an access road out from there though) , but De Wildt has theirs at the exit/entrance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by renier_c View Post
    What cars?

    But i will say De Wildt
    Isuzu mu-X & Toyota Hilux, both 4x4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kings View Post
    Isuzu mu-X & Toyota Hilux, both 4x4.
    You should be able to easily do both full trails with those vehicles. How experienced are you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Commander View Post
    You should be able to easily do both full trails with those vehicles. How experienced are you?
    It's been about 6 years since I've been to either of them, I'm quite capable but Hilux driver is new to off roading, I'm going to show him how it's done.
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    Us Patrol folk will be at hennops tomorrow if you want to watch some proper 4x4s. Joking. Kind of.

    I think you canít go wrong with either. Do a coin toss I reckon.
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    Default Re: De Wildt or Hennops

    Quote Originally Posted by Kings View Post
    It's been about 6 years since I've been to either of them, I'm quite capable but Hilux driver is new to off roading, I'm going to show him how it's done.
    What Graham said, get out there and enjoy it! Be sure to take some photos!


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    How did it go...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarshallGTi View Post
    How did it go...?
    So Hennops Offroad Trail it was and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves,

    lots of mud, water and slippery obstacle's, just what we were looking for,

    both vehicle's done very well, my mu-X however could do with a lock diff, I found myself a couple of times with opposing wheels hanging in the air and I wasn't going anywhere, but, I never got stuck, always found a way out,

    next time we'll try De Wildt,
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    There really was a lot of water and mud there this time. Amazing actually.
    I also had a great time out there, itís been a long time since I played. My bloody difflock didnít work so I was also with difflock, was very frustrating!
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    Must be great for improving driver skill when you are without a difflock?
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    Default Re: De Wildt or Hennops

    Quote Originally Posted by Tris View Post
    Must be great for improving driver skill when you are without a difflock?
    And a lot more funÖ. As any old defender owner
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    Default Re: De Wildt or Hennops

    Quote Originally Posted by pjf110 View Post
    And a lot more funÖ. As any old defender owner
    I must say, I donít enjoy it.
    yes, I had to find the easier lines through the axle twisters, but, thatís not for me. I enjoy taking the Ďbadí lines, feeling the vehicle flex to the max, and still get through.
    Using no difflock often results in a lot of spinning and drama. I donít like that at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    I must say, I donít enjoy it.
    yes, I had to find the easier lines through the axle twisters, but, thatís not for me. I enjoy taking the Ďbadí lines, feeling the vehicle flex to the max, and still get through.
    Using no difflock often results in a lot of spinning and drama. I donít like that at all
    I can understand that, there is however something satisfying about using just the right amount of momentum to bridge the gap where max flex falls short.

    These days I rather enjoy traction control as it also feels that you have to ďwork for itĒ a little more than locked diffs.

    I suppose have the option of all 3 would be best
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    Default Re: De Wildt or Hennops

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    I must say, I donít enjoy it.
    yes, I had to find the easier lines through the axle twisters, but, thatís not for me. I enjoy taking the Ďbadí lines, feeling the vehicle flex to the max, and still get through.
    Using no difflock often results in a lot of spinning and drama. I donít like that at all
    I guess the advantage is you have the experience to do it if you need to. As a newbie I would like to develop the skills so if a locker breaks (or you don't have one like in my current vehicle) you have the expertise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris View Post
    I guess the advantage is you have the experience to do it if you need to. As a newbie I would like to develop the skills so if a locker breaks (or you don't have one like in my current vehicle) you have the expertise.
    Good point!
    Although I must say, it took a little while for my brain to catch up and work out what to do on that first obstacle, made a real hash of things there!
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