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    Default Where have you gone with your SsangYong lately?

    No SsangYong's out there getting some 4x4 action...?

    Come on guys, let's start a thread thread like the other manufacturers and show them the samoosas can get there too....
    Offroad junky
    '15 Ford Ranger 3.2 auto Wildtrak d/c 4x4
    '14 Citroen DS4 2.0 HDI swambo's platkar

    Previously;
    '97 SsangYong Musso 602 EL exec
    '03 Nissan HB 3.0TD D/C 4x4
    '07 Hilux D4D D/C 4x4
    '16 Ford Ranger 2.2 DC XL Hi-Rider
    '12 Disco 4 SDV6 SE - Beauty
    '06 Disco 3 TDV6 S (De-cat, EGR blanked, remap, Johnson rods suspension rods, 285/65-R17 Kuhmo KL61) - Beast
    '04 Terracan 3.5 V6
    '96 Ssang Yong Musso 602 (non turbo manual)
    '04 Ford Ranger 2.5 TDI D/C 4x4 with Solid front axle and 33" Maxxis

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    Ok, here is what I did with Swambo's Musso just before I came back to work. I'll post a link otherwise it'll get nuked for cross posting...

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...ad.php?t=52316.

    This is in PE and just behined Despatch/Uitenhage and the Volkswagen factory.

    Dirk, can you perhaps make this thread a sticky?
    Offroad junky
    '15 Ford Ranger 3.2 auto Wildtrak d/c 4x4
    '14 Citroen DS4 2.0 HDI swambo's platkar

    Previously;
    '97 SsangYong Musso 602 EL exec
    '03 Nissan HB 3.0TD D/C 4x4
    '07 Hilux D4D D/C 4x4
    '16 Ford Ranger 2.2 DC XL Hi-Rider
    '12 Disco 4 SDV6 SE - Beauty
    '06 Disco 3 TDV6 S (De-cat, EGR blanked, remap, Johnson rods suspension rods, 285/65-R17 Kuhmo KL61) - Beast
    '04 Terracan 3.5 V6
    '96 Ssang Yong Musso 602 (non turbo manual)
    '04 Ford Ranger 2.5 TDI D/C 4x4 with Solid front axle and 33" Maxxis

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    Default I agree!

    I have a Musso, recently overhauled the engine and gearbox and I would like to get to know other Musso owners aswell! I am fairly new to 4x4ing and have learned a lot with my Musso, the only complaint I have is that there is a lot of BS out there and not a lot of experts on Musso/Merc engines.

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    Default Musso in Action

    Hi Offroad junky

    Thought that you sold the Musso long ago. look like a nice outing. Pic 7 almost give the imprsiion that you did not engage to 4 wheel drive. Not bad.

    Unfortunately I did not take any pics of my "trok" on the lekke roads but we were visiting Mabelingwe last week and whilst game viewing drove all the back roads and 4x4 only roads without any difficulty. I dont go looking for 4x4 playgrounds but love to drive all the access roads on such ocations rather than keeping to platkar roads.

    It is a pity that SY is basically down the drain as I am really enjoying my "Trok" for its purpose and with the Odo on 193000.
    2011 VW Amarok 2.0 BiTDi 4Motion 120kw

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    Default Musso Service

    Hi Jacste
    Have you visited Sangkor Repairs in Vermeulen Street yet. I only received good service from them.
    2011 VW Amarok 2.0 BiTDi 4Motion 120kw

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABW View Post
    Hi Jacste
    Have you visited Sangkor Repairs in Vermeulen Street yet. I only received good service from them.
    Hi ABW

    Do u have the number for Sangkor Repairs?

    my email addy: jacques.steyn at sheraton.com
    When nature calls
    Jacques Steyn

    2009 Toyota Prado 150 VX (202kw)
    OL Front bumper | Snorkel | OME Suspension

    Swambo : 2012 VW Polo 1.4 Comfort line

    Ex 2008 Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX A/T (199kw) | TD Suspension | Outback Extreme Rear Bumper | Ironman Front Bumper | Air Helpers | Snorkel | FR Roofrack
    Ex 1996 Ssangyong Musso 602EL TD A/T Exec (82kw) |Snorkel | Bilstein B6 | Disco 2 springs | FR Roofrack | ARB Front bumper | Rear Bumper
    Ex 1982 Citroen CX Prestige automatic
    Ex 1976 Citroen GS Club
    Ex 2013 Honda CRV Exec Auto AWD
    Ex 2007 Toyota Auris 2.0 D4D
    Ex 2010 Honda Accord 2.4i Exec Manual (148kw)
    Ex 1997 Isuzu KB280LE TD D/C 2x4
    Ex 1997 Toyota Corolla RSI (121kw)
    Ex 1989 Toyota Corolla GLI TwinCam Exec (98kw)

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    The SsanYong is NOT a bad 4x4! Don't get me wrong, the low range gear ratio is so low you don't need a turbo and the interior is just so BIG, especially the back! Swambo loves it because she never drives fast so i might just keep it as her everyday drive and get me the Disco V8.


    PICTURES GUYS, PICTURES!
    Last edited by offroad junky; 2010/03/22 at 11:05 PM.
    Offroad junky
    '15 Ford Ranger 3.2 auto Wildtrak d/c 4x4
    '14 Citroen DS4 2.0 HDI swambo's platkar

    Previously;
    '97 SsangYong Musso 602 EL exec
    '03 Nissan HB 3.0TD D/C 4x4
    '07 Hilux D4D D/C 4x4
    '16 Ford Ranger 2.2 DC XL Hi-Rider
    '12 Disco 4 SDV6 SE - Beauty
    '06 Disco 3 TDV6 S (De-cat, EGR blanked, remap, Johnson rods suspension rods, 285/65-R17 Kuhmo KL61) - Beast
    '04 Terracan 3.5 V6
    '96 Ssang Yong Musso 602 (non turbo manual)
    '04 Ford Ranger 2.5 TDI D/C 4x4 with Solid front axle and 33" Maxxis

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    Tsitsikamma
    On the family farm
    Trail is similar to Brakkeduine
    My cousin is developing a quad track and currently have 6km available
    4x4 route about 8km that only a privilege few currently use
    My Boet has burnt out his Syncro engine on one of the dunes a few years ago
    at brakkeduine the Syncro went through like a charm

    Once the track is open for visitors we'll keep you posted
    and get the EC guys there first

    Vuurmaker

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    Well, the Musso will probebly be on it's way tomorrow or by the weekend. I'm trading it in on a 2004 Terracan 3.5 V6 Auto. The ONLY complaint I;ve got about the Musso is it's DEAD SLOW on the open road and uphills and overtaking trucks...

    We went to George for the Easter weekend and it Frustrating at the best of times trying to overtake or just go uphill with a dully laden Musso...

    I'll know by 10 am tomorrow morning about the trade-in...
    Offroad junky
    '15 Ford Ranger 3.2 auto Wildtrak d/c 4x4
    '14 Citroen DS4 2.0 HDI swambo's platkar

    Previously;
    '97 SsangYong Musso 602 EL exec
    '03 Nissan HB 3.0TD D/C 4x4
    '07 Hilux D4D D/C 4x4
    '16 Ford Ranger 2.2 DC XL Hi-Rider
    '12 Disco 4 SDV6 SE - Beauty
    '06 Disco 3 TDV6 S (De-cat, EGR blanked, remap, Johnson rods suspension rods, 285/65-R17 Kuhmo KL61) - Beast
    '04 Terracan 3.5 V6
    '96 Ssang Yong Musso 602 (non turbo manual)
    '04 Ford Ranger 2.5 TDI D/C 4x4 with Solid front axle and 33" Maxxis

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    How much did they offer you?

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    I wanted R40 000 for it and they offered me R34 000. I told them it's ok then, I'll keep the Musso.... They quickly came up with the other R6000 to give me the R40k...8)

    My Musso, the 602 EL without a turbo, had 131 000kms on the clock and the interior was in a VERY good condition. According to the REG papers it's a 1999 model but when I went to the stealers for parts and they checked the VIN number, they told me it was a 1996 model...!!!

    Outside it had some minor scratches from bushes that I polished out myself and it had 4 new 4x4 tyres on. I was still going to replace the torsion bars and coils in the rear and then I was planning to do gearbox and then buy a 2nd motor with a turbo but why spend all that cash if the car is that old plus I'll feel a lot better when swambo drives a car that is a lot more reliable.
    Offroad junky
    '15 Ford Ranger 3.2 auto Wildtrak d/c 4x4
    '14 Citroen DS4 2.0 HDI swambo's platkar

    Previously;
    '97 SsangYong Musso 602 EL exec
    '03 Nissan HB 3.0TD D/C 4x4
    '07 Hilux D4D D/C 4x4
    '16 Ford Ranger 2.2 DC XL Hi-Rider
    '12 Disco 4 SDV6 SE - Beauty
    '06 Disco 3 TDV6 S (De-cat, EGR blanked, remap, Johnson rods suspension rods, 285/65-R17 Kuhmo KL61) - Beast
    '04 Terracan 3.5 V6
    '96 Ssang Yong Musso 602 (non turbo manual)
    '04 Ford Ranger 2.5 TDI D/C 4x4 with Solid front axle and 33" Maxxis

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    Granted, a musso without a turbo is like a snail (with a turbo). Fortunately, mine is a turbo, and overtaking is not a problem. I had 270 000 km's when I ran into problems with the engine, but this was more due to mechanics not doing a proper job. I end up overhauling the complete engine and gearbox myself over a period of 2 years and end up paying about R40k, but now I have a "new" musso again which will 'hopefully' last another 20 years. Just imagine...

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    I am currently on my third SSangyong. My first normally aspirated Musso did 300,000 km and I believe is still to be seen driving around the East Rand.
    My next one had a turbo and the only reason I sold it at 120,000 km was because I could get a good deal and need to adjust my car allowance.
    I now have a Rexton three litre automatic sitting at 97,000 km.
    No major problems, other than one of my own making. A pity about the service from the agents but, hey! this is Africa! I never lose my temper, speak slowly and clearly and make sure they understand what I'm saying. And don't accept slapdash.


    Last year I went to Okavango and up to Chobe, this year we are going to Nxai Pans and back down to Okavango. How do I post pictures?
    I do a lot of shooting over dogs and spend a lot of time up on the Springbok flats and a variety of farms all over South Africa.
    Last year I drove to Cape Town in one go overnight and then my wife and I drove up to Sutherland and all the way up to Kimberley on dirt roads. Fantastic!
    This year will be driving up from Cape Town after the Cape Town Book Fair to the Cedarberg, along the West Coast and up to Augrabies on the way back to Johannesburg.
    We live out of town, so I carry all kinds of cargo, from sheep to firewood. But it is my company car so gets cleaned up for business during the week.
    I often tow a large dog trailer the body of which I take off at my destination to use as a kennel, and I also have been known to load a blue wildebeest all by myself onto the flatbed using a tick-tock winch. Tell me how to post pictures, and I will oblige

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    Hey, I forgot Mocambique. Sand was worse than Botswana.
    Cory

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    Default Posting Pictures

    Use the communications panel below under "Additional Options" when replying or creating a post/tread.
    Click button [Manage Attachments]
    Then browse for your files and click [Upload]
    Make sure to stay within the file size limits given in dialog box.
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    E34 - 535i for a bit of nostalgia
    E39 - 540i for the open roads

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    Hi Corry

    That sounds awesome. Let me know when you have posted those pics. Do you day/weekend trials with your Rexton?
    When nature calls
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    2009 Toyota Prado 150 VX (202kw)
    OL Front bumper | Snorkel | OME Suspension

    Swambo : 2012 VW Polo 1.4 Comfort line

    Ex 2008 Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX A/T (199kw) | TD Suspension | Outback Extreme Rear Bumper | Ironman Front Bumper | Air Helpers | Snorkel | FR Roofrack
    Ex 1996 Ssangyong Musso 602EL TD A/T Exec (82kw) |Snorkel | Bilstein B6 | Disco 2 springs | FR Roofrack | ARB Front bumper | Rear Bumper
    Ex 1982 Citroen CX Prestige automatic
    Ex 1976 Citroen GS Club
    Ex 2013 Honda CRV Exec Auto AWD
    Ex 2007 Toyota Auris 2.0 D4D
    Ex 2010 Honda Accord 2.4i Exec Manual (148kw)
    Ex 1997 Isuzu KB280LE TD D/C 2x4
    Ex 1997 Toyota Corolla RSI (121kw)
    Ex 1989 Toyota Corolla GLI TwinCam Exec (98kw)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacste View Post
    Hi Corry

    That sounds awesome. Let me know when you have posted those pics. Do you day/weekend trials with your Rexton?

    Howzit,

    No what/when/how/where are weekend/day trials?


    Will do uploads this weekend....oficially I am sick in bed with pneumonia


    PS I've often commented on the lack of enthusiasm from so many SSangyong dealers. It ocurred to me this morning that the dealership in Halfway House is about the only business in the area not flying an SA flag!

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    Where have I been?
    Below is:
    -beach at PontoD'Ouro
    -market at ponto
    -at Rakops, en route Maun
    --surveying the scene at Linyanti, dreaming dreams of safari
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    ek het my 2de Musso, het die 2.9 TD gehad en nou die E230. Ek wil 'n diff-lock agter insit, maar weet nie wie agente is nie en waar om nie deur die ore gewerk te word prys gewys nie.
    Enige advies?

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    Just back from a trip to KZN.
    What matters is that I not only pulled a trailer, but had 6 adults (if you consider students audlts) in my Rexton. The back seat was v comfortable they say.
    We brought back the whole lot, plus afgeslagde kudu, blue wildebees, impala and blesbok in trailer. Power no problem.
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