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by Peter Connan
08 Jun 2011 13:37
Forum: 15. Other Patrol Stuff
Topic: Defender vs Patrol
Replies: 143
Views: 10268

Re: Defender vs Patrol

Nice pics Grant The only vehicle I have seen to lift a wheel that high on that obstacle is my Dad's Hilux. This is fitted with air helper springs at the rear, and in the Hilux if you fit air helpers you sacrifice the bump-stops, which means you have to keep some pressure in the airbags, which reduce...
by Peter Connan
08 Jun 2011 11:57
Forum: 08. Your Patrol
Topic: Comments 03 - 77k km - Quest for a patrolie
Replies: 23
Views: 1392

Re: Comments 03 - 77k km

Oom Mac jou make two very good points there: 1) On uneven terrain, suspension travel is very important. I have said this before. It is not only a matter of traction, but good suspension gives you lots of other advantages as well. On the RDW, there were two other vehicles in the same class as Boezman...
by Peter Connan
08 Jun 2011 11:49
Forum: 24. Trip Reports
Topic: Sani Pass - Route / Time?
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Sani Pass - Route / Time?

Hello Dieselfan Went there in December. We camped, which is probably not ideal in winter, so our route and itinerary is of no use to you, however from Bulwer where we stayed the previous night to the top of Sani took us about 2 1/2 hours. Perhaps add an hour for snow and ice I guess? From there you ...
by Peter Connan
08 Jun 2011 11:25
Forum: 08. Your Patrol
Topic: Comments 03 - 77k km - Quest for a patrolie
Replies: 23
Views: 1392

Re: Comments 03 - 77k km

Navigator the Cruiser 100 as sold in SA has three lockers. Also, some cruiser 80's had lockers all over. The current Cruiser bakkie, and the 76 and 78 wagons have lockers in both axles. In the case of the 76 and 78 they need them though because they have substantially less articulation than the Patr...
by Peter Connan
08 Jun 2011 07:55
Forum: 08. Your Patrol
Topic: Comments 03 - 77k km - Quest for a patrolie
Replies: 23
Views: 1392

Re: Comments 03 - 77k km

Dieselfan a lot of Toyota's products are full-time 4wd, like all current Landies. To make this work on a tar road you need a centre diff or another type of coupling that allows some slippage, like a viscous. Included in this are the 100/105, 200, most Prados and the Fortuner. Like the Defender and D...
by Peter Connan
07 Jun 2011 15:27
Forum: 15. Other Patrol Stuff
Topic: Defender vs Patrol
Replies: 143
Views: 10268

Re: Defender vs Patrol

Kevin, I think a lot of us (and I certainly include myself in this) are just gadget freaks. However there is no denying that my car is now more capable off-road than when I bought it. A lot of us are however involved in driving trails, and many of our local trails in this area are fairly rough and r...
by Peter Connan
07 Jun 2011 09:41
Forum: 14. Rims & Tyres
Topic: Black rims
Replies: 45
Views: 4568

Re: Black rims

Jules spray a piece of scrap metal and see if the colour is what you want? You could also "cheat" by using a base coat of a darker paint?
by Peter Connan
07 Jun 2011 07:26
Forum: 39. Vehicles Accessories Wanted
Topic: 16"std rims
Replies: 4
Views: 544

16"std rims

Hi Guys
Tinus is looking for a set of std 16" or 17" Patrol rims.
PM him or phone him on 083 297 8013

Thanks
by Peter Connan
07 Jun 2011 07:23
Forum: 08. Your Patrol
Topic: Patrol 4.5 @ northern Chile
Replies: 26
Views: 3159

Re: Patrol 4.5 @ northern Chile

Thanks JP, those are beautiful pictures. :salute:
by Peter Connan
06 Jun 2011 10:04
Forum: 08. Your Patrol
Topic: Comments 03 - 77k km - Quest for a patrolie
Replies: 23
Views: 1392

Re: Comments 03 - 77k km

Hello Dieselfan I agree with JG. The asking price is a bit high for a standard car, but the replacement value for the extras quoted is probably R50k or so? Mileage is low and if the service history is good and the usage hasn't been too rough, it might be a good one? With regard to cruisers, the 80 l...

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