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by miner
01 Oct 2014 10:33
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Re: Front Runner Gutter Mounts

I have the new frontrunner mounts on my Patrol - they work

Will take a pic and post it this evening
by Tinus lotz
01 Oct 2014 10:13
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Re: Front Runner Gutter Mounts

I had a simmilar front runner model with same issues modified the bracket with tube below the nut to stiffen it worked well dont have picks becouse I dont have the rack any more. Also there is a allen key grup screw to help it towards the car
by Kagiso II
01 Oct 2014 14:11
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Re: Front Runner Gutter Mounts

GUTTER FITTING.jpg O K -- what Oompi was trying to say == That ALAN Key bolt must start as loose -- BUT befor the top nut starts pulling the clamp away from the gutter, you must tighten that little allan key bolt .. untilli it holds that 8mm bolt in place -- THEN you tighten on top, the final again...
by Kagiso II
01 Oct 2014 13:52
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Re: Front Runner Gutter Mounts

Hi Vanhack .. O K .. Had similar big headache with Front Runner n previous PATROL [the G Q aka THOR] On the side of that foot that comes down, is a allan keay headed bolt [about 5mm circ] LOOSEN that FIRST Then put that lat clap underneath the gutter -- Then tighten the "leg" nut untill the clamp ST...
by ricster
08 Oct 2014 09:10
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Re: Awning Question

I think steel is out of the question for your application as you want to keep the weight to an absolute minimum on the roof. Peters awning is indeed strong, but with strength comes weight. The carbon fibre sheets can work however, traveling at any speed ( above probably 30-40Km/h) the sheets would s...
by biggles
08 Oct 2014 09:08
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Re: Awning Question

I expect you would want to have the sheets slide back into an enclosure otherwise they would just collect sand between them and add a few kgs and those slide rails do not like getting sand in them. That would also solve your high speed issue. Wind is a big killer of these things and I doubt a slide ...
by Peter Connan
08 Oct 2014 19:13
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Re: Awning Question

The weight in an awning is not in the canvas, but in the frame. My awning weighs around 20kg, but the canvas is only about 2-3kg (I use a lightweight material known as Poly-Oxford). Most of the rest is the frame. The awning is a 270 degree design with a 2m leg length and a metal box into which it fo...
by marakasmalan
08 Oct 2014 21:45
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Re: Awning Question

Carbon fibre awning.

Worsboom.

Expensive...
by Marino4x4
13 Oct 2014 13:55
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Re: Bilstein for 4.8 LWB GU Wagon

Hi Vanhack I have Bilsteins on my Patrol. The part number I got from the SA reseller is 24060431 (Front) and 24060448 (Back). These are the B6 model. They a mono tube shocks and I am very happy with them. Just make sure about the lift. I was told that we can only get shocks for 2" lift and less. I h...
by Kagiso II
20 Oct 2014 11:42
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Re: Bilstein for 4.8 LWB GU Wagon

Sort that Trol and come join me on a trip through Botswana / Namibia / Namib desert / Kalahari (Kgalakgadi) and then maybe a stretch of Kruger National Park [BEST in the world]

Good luck with the KONI's .. I have only heard good things of it.