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by SuidWes
Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Does any one know this hilux or owner?
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: Does any one know this hilux or owner?

It's sold, I bought it :D:

Really miss my old SFA and when I saw this one I just had to have it. Flying up on Monday to collect it.

Big D, now I'm really curious... :think: Please share
by SuidWes
Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: My trip to Central Kalahari 6th-24th March
Replies: 14
Views: 479

Re: My trip to Central Kalahari 6th-24th March

Hi Val,

From passarge to khutse is easily a two day drive - In 2010 it took us more than 6 hours to get from Passarge to Xade (180km)......

CKGR is one of my favourite - Enjoy!
by SuidWes
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Types of regulators
Replies: 50
Views: 1285

Re: Types of regulators

The panel recieved about 8hrs sunlight and was not moved during the day. Fridge was a 40l Engel and the battery was a 102 ah high cycle :)
by SuidWes
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Types of regulators
Replies: 50
Views: 1285

Re: Types of regulators

Hi Chris, Good setup and thanks for sharing. Since I started using solar on trips a couple of years ago I've not had issues with flat batteries, etc. Not sure if I shared the attached before but it shows what to expect from a 55W panel and a normal 6.6 steca regulator. I'm now using a 80W panel with...
by SuidWes
Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Advice for Southern Namibia December 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Re: Advice for Southern Namibia December 2013

Also, Kolmanskop I think closes at 14:00 so important to check and plan accordingly. We saw a lot of wild horses at the view point the morning but only one that afternoon :)
by SuidWes
Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Route Planning questions/discussions
Topic: Advice for Southern Namibia December 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 741

Re: Advice for Southern Namibia December 2013

Hey Shaun, In September, no red meat into NAM but they did not check any of the vehicles..... Kglagadi SA side should not be a problem but why would you want take tjops out :) Sound like a lekker trip, enjoy! Hi Charles, Think the Tuscon will be fine in the Richtersveld, just take it slow. Also like...
by SuidWes
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Buffalo Gorge (23 – 25 November 2012) Year End
Replies: 184
Views: 5145

Re: Buffalo Gorge (23 – 25 November 2012) Year End

plan of action
by SuidWes
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Dream becoming reality
Replies: 136
Views: 4480

Re: Dream becoming reality

Blieksam Maat, dit lyk baie nice :thumbup: :thumbup:

Bly dit gaan goed met julle en baie dankie dat julle die trip met ons deel - Gee ons iets om oor te droom :cool: :thumbup:

Groete vir Mari!
by SuidWes
Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Aluminium stockist around Jo'burg
Replies: 41
Views: 2722

Re: Aluminium stockist around Jo'burg

Cape Westcoast in December :) We did a 3 week trip through South and Central Namibia in September - Stunning country!

You joining Mark?
by SuidWes
Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Aluminium stockist around Jo'burg
Replies: 41
Views: 2722

Re: Aluminium stockist around Jo'burg

Cool, enjoy :) Also busy designing a packing system....
by SuidWes
Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Aluminium stockist around Jo'burg
Replies: 41
Views: 2722

Re: Aluminium stockist around Jo'burg

Looking good Tumelo!! Now just cut the handle on the kettle and pop rivot it in order to allow it to fold flat and it will fit :)

You don't by any chance still have the little plastic feet that came with the stove - broke one on mine.....
by SuidWes
Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Pics of Forumites pimped / rigged Prados
Replies: 10
Views: 5338

Re: Pics of Forumites pimped / rigged Prados

I like the std look and don't want to add extra weight with steel bumpers, etc. 2004 VX Full OME Airsprings on the rear with compressor Dual battery system with the 2nd battery in the engine bay Outback rack with 80w solar and table Slightly bigger BFG AT's Really a good comfortable overland vehicle...
by SuidWes
Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CTown, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, CTown
Replies: 46
Views: 2404

Re: CTown, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, C

Brilliant pics - Thanks for sharing
by SuidWes
Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Prado 2004 4.0 V6 VX "Fan" belt code/size??
Replies: 4
Views: 1760

Re: Prado 2004 4.0 V6 VX "Fan" belt code/size??

FYI - Toyo S/S confirmed that it the correct belt
by SuidWes
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Prado 2004 4.0 V6 VX "Fan" belt code/size??
Replies: 4
Views: 1760

Re: Prado 2004 4.0 V6 VX "Fan" belt code/size??

Thanks Neil - Can't believe it will be our first camping for the year..... :o: :frustrated: Quite a mission to fit everything in and on the Prado - I miss my SFA!!!!! Almost bought a trailor at Makro today :shock:

Really looking forward to this one :yahoo: Will take pics..... :thumbup:
by SuidWes
Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Toyota Prado 4x4 Forum
Topic: Prado 2004 4.0 V6 VX "Fan" belt code/size??
Replies: 4
Views: 1760

Prado 2004 4.0 V6 VX "Fan" belt code/size??

Will be leaving for Nam later this week and think I will get a spare belt for justin... Any idea on the code / size??

Can get one from the local spare shop, 7 grooves and 2.3 meters long :shock: Is this the correct belt :?:
by SuidWes
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Where is this thread?? Mark - OOOOMS - Resignation
Replies: 26
Views: 826

Re: Where is this thread?? Mark - OOOOMS - Resignation

Johannes, ek hoop jy voel nou beter. Die probleem is dat dit wat jy dink jy weet niemand en niks help nie - Bel vir Mark en kry die feite.

Dit is nie wat jy probeer doen nie maar hoe jy dit doen wat die probleem is.

Gee die span 'n kans anders gaan ons nog lede en mods verloor...
by SuidWes
Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: DANKIE
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: DANKIE

Dankie vir die thread Chris.

Stem 100% - Groot dankie aan die Hilux span en lede wat die klub en forum 'n sukses maak :thumbup:
by SuidWes
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Solar Regulator – Comments?
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

Re: Solar Regulator – Comments?

Chris, will test the setup on the Prado this weekend and if she survives I'm sure the Hilux will be fine :thumbup:

I've asked a couple of people - All agreed that becuase the regulator's max voltage is 14.8 and the amps are low I should have no problems - Let's see
by SuidWes
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Solar Regulator – Comments?
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

Re: Solar Regulator – Comments?

Got my 80watt panel and 10amp phocos regulator today for R1230 :celebrate: Thanks MARK for recommending Rectifier :thumbup: The other regulator was more than double the price of the 6amp Phocos and they don't have stock..... The quality of the SolarWorld panel is brilliant compared to my previous pa...
by SuidWes
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Snow
Replies: 26
Views: 762

Re: Snow

Lekker koud in Cowteng... 09:00 2 grade en 18:00 3 grade :shock:

By ons kantoor in Parktown... :surrender:
by SuidWes
Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Solar Regulator – Comments?
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

Re: Solar Regulator – Comments?

Selfde storie - Die een is manual en die ander auto... ;-)
by SuidWes
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Solar Regulator – Comments?
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

Re: Solar Regulator – Comments?

OK, eks met jou. Soos ek dit verstaan: Met die NL stelsel charge net die tweede battery met sonkrag as die voertuig staan so geen probleem nie. Wanneer die voetruig hardloop en die NL stelsel koppel sien die solar regulator die battery as vol en laai dan nie verder nie. Die regulator charge ook nie ...
by SuidWes
Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Solar Regulator – Comments?
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

Re: Solar Regulator – Comments?

Op die Hilux het ek 'n 55watt paneel (permanent op RR) en 'n goedkoop Steca regulator gehad en dit het baie goed gewerk - Nooit issues gehad nie en ook nooit die yskas afgeskakel nie... Hoekom wil jy die alternator ook deur die regulator hardloop? Verstaan hoe die CTek DC to DC charger werk maar eis...
by SuidWes
Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Solar Regulator – Comments?
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

Re: Solar Regulator – Comments?

Dankie Mark :thumbup:
by SuidWes
Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Solar Regulator – Comments?
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

Re: Solar Regulator – Comments?

Thanks Roy, looks like 4.5amp. Found some interesting info on the web - One needs to look at the short circuit current, which is higher than the output of the panel, and ensure that the solar regulator is sized to handle 125% of the solar panel's rated short circuit current. The 80watt panel's short...
by SuidWes
Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Solar Regulator – Comments?
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

Solar Regulator – Comments?

So I’ve decided to get a solar panel for our trip to Nam in September…. Came across this regulator (MorningStar SunKeeper) that can be installed on the panel junction box. Seems very neat as I can now run the cable directly to the battery in the engine compartment and nothing goes inside the car :th...
by SuidWes
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 15' Rims Needed..... Please Help
Replies: 15
Views: 383

Re: 15' Rims Needed..... Please Help

Post a pic ot two - Bump stops still in place? Someone mentioned that you could extend the bump stops to limit the upward travel so if it is not much that sounds like a good option.
by SuidWes
Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Moegatle 28 July 2012 changed to Kungwini
Replies: 143
Views: 5369

Re: Moegatle 28 July 2012 changed to Kungwini

Hi.

We enjoyed the day, had alot of fun, was just great, thanks Cassie. Oh yes all is feeling better after our putting the hilux nose so far in the air (Am sure everybody remember the Red Hilux)

Will post the photo's we took yesterday, soon.

Johan
Johan, waar is julle foto's?
by SuidWes
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel Tank Frustration
Replies: 17
Views: 1569

Re: Fuel Tank Frustration

Cool, most brands have the additive - But some are better :)

Should not be too difficult to remove that ASD... Good luck!
by SuidWes
Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Pre-Trail Driver's briefing
Topic: Driving Safety Standards.
Replies: 72
Views: 10858

Re: Pre-Trail Drivers Briefing.

Val - We're on the same page :)
by SuidWes
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Engine conversions (Lexus/7M-GE/3RZ-FE etc)
Topic: Luxi is getting the Lexus 1UZ VVTi
Replies: 568
Views: 42005

Re: Luxi is getting the Lexus 1UZ VVTi

IMHO - Get a genuine part and balance all together... before then I replaced centre bearings almost every 10 thousand kms...
by SuidWes
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Pre-Trail Driver's briefing
Topic: Driving Safety Standards.
Replies: 72
Views: 10858

Re: Pre-Trail Drivers Briefing.

Hi Val, agree, there is the risk of lower numbers on outings but I gues it's how you do it. We had a quick session before the trail (Thanks Cassie) and it took less than 5 minutes and I beleive it is much more powerfull than something you have to read and sign - Maybe just me... I guess one needs to...
by SuidWes
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Pre-Trail Driver's briefing
Topic: Driving Safety Standards.
Replies: 72
Views: 10858

Re: Pre-Trail Drivers Briefing.

And what about a trail debrief/prize giving right after the trail as some don't stay.... Small prizes and maybe only Hilux drivers qualify.... Hilux event after all...

Again, just ideas :)
by SuidWes
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Pre-Trail Driver's briefing
Topic: Driving Safety Standards.
Replies: 72
Views: 10858

Re: Pre-Trail Drivers Briefing.

Some suggestions... Convoy rule - If you can't see the guy behind you stop. Max 3 attempts per obstacle if there is an escape route... No alcohol on the trail - Yes I saw my 2008 post.... :confused: How about limiting the number of vehicles per group to say 8 if possible and split equally if more as...
by SuidWes
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel Tank Frustration
Replies: 17
Views: 1569

Re: Fuel Tank Frustration

Yip, sounds like an ASD - Anti Siphoning Device.... Did you buy new as these are usually fitted to fleet vehicles?

Also, what diesel are you using - Some add anti-foaming additives to reduce foaming which speeds up refuelling...
by SuidWes
Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Luderitz - Walvisbaai
Replies: 36
Views: 1830

Re: Luderitz - Walvisbaai

Faces klink goed - Dankie!
by SuidWes
Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Moegatle 28 July 2012 changed to Kungwini
Replies: 143
Views: 5369

Re: Moegatle 28 July 2012 changed to Kungwini

Baie nice Pics!!! - Dankie
by SuidWes
Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Moegatle 28 July 2012 changed to Kungwini
Replies: 143
Views: 5369

Re: Moegatle 28 July 2012 changed to Kungwini

So waar is die rooi SFA se foto's :?: :?: Vroutjie het lekker groot geskrik by daai een hindernis :D: Nie seker of hy diff-lock het nie maar indien nie IMHO driver of the day :thumbup:
by SuidWes
Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Stormers vs Sharks
Replies: 26
Views: 744

Re: Stormers vs Sharks

Eish!
by SuidWes
Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Luderitz - Walvisbaai
Replies: 36
Views: 1830

Re: Luderitz - Walvisbaai

Hilux Club trip next year???
by SuidWes
Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Moegatle 28 July 2012 changed to Kungwini
Replies: 143
Views: 5369

Re: Moegatle 28 July 2012 changed to Kungwini

Thanks again Cassie and Stef for guiding me over the See-Saw and Bridge!!
by SuidWes
Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Moegatle 28 July 2012 changed to Kungwini
Replies: 143
Views: 5369

Re: Moegatle 28 July 2012 changed to Kungwini

Baie dankie aan almal :clap: :clap: - Was erg lekker en die nuwe "ou" wa (Named Rhino - Thanx Johno) het my beindruk :mrgreen:

Sien uit na die volgende kamp!!

Kamera se flattery was bat - Se tog iemand het 'n mooi foto van Rhino sodat ek my profile kan update :beg:
by SuidWes
Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Moegatle 28 July 2012 changed to Kungwini
Replies: 143
Views: 5369

Re: Moegatle 28 July 2012 changed to Kungwini

Dankiw Cassie! So ons het net begin pak vir kamp en toe gaan die krag so ons sal julle net vir die roete kan join... Sien more
by SuidWes
Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Moegatle 28 July 2012 changed to Kungwini
Replies: 143
Views: 5369

Re: Moegatle 28 July 2012 changed to Kungwini

Ons is daar en kamp as dit reg is?
by SuidWes
Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Gauteng
Topic: Moegatle 28 July 2012 changed to Kungwini
Replies: 143
Views: 5369

Re: Moegatle 28 July 2012 changed to Kungwini

Plek vir 'n prado? Laat ek gou by mamma hoor...
by SuidWes
Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Sleeping bags???
Replies: 33
Views: 916

Re: Sleeping bags???

Ek het nog nooit baie van slaapsakke gehou nie maar so 2 dae voor ons Baboons trip die jaar het ek besluit om een te kry. Stap toe by Sportmans WH in en vra vir die eerste verkoopsman... Die ou het my so gekyk en gese massive .... en ek bly stil :wth: en daarna begin die outjie erg te verduidelik :l...
by SuidWes
Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Sleeping bags???
Replies: 33
Views: 916

Re: Sleeping bags???

Mark, weet van mense wat 'n elektriese kombers van 'n inverter af harloop net vir so uur voor hul gaan slaap.... :)
by SuidWes
Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Flaming Hot Spots
Replies: 67
Views: 3245

Re: Flaming Hot Spots

Johannes, jou trok lyk baie goed! - Kyk net dat daai bar nie op die bonnet skyn nie want dan gaan dit jou tot 'n mate verblind..... Sukkel altyd met die manne as ons in die aand wild kyk..... :cool:
by SuidWes
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Good Service
Topic: TOYO SERVICE CENTRE
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: TOYO SERVICE CENTRE

Anyone had bad service from them? Post very quiet...
by SuidWes
Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Good Service
Topic: TOYO SERVICE CENTRE
Replies: 3
Views: 708

TOYO SERVICE CENTRE

After I found the local Toyota agent to be completely useless I decided to give Toyo a chance… Absolutely brilliant! – They use genuine parts, run an extremely well organised & tidy workshop, know their Toyota’s and the service was excellent. 10 uit 10 – Well done Ralph, Corne and Team!!!! Keep it u...
by SuidWes
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: new licences for 2 way radios
Replies: 18
Views: 807

Re: new licences for 2 way radios

Hey Kenneth, agree with Cassie - Go VHF as the guy's in Gauteng all use them... :thumbup:

The group I usually join on Overland trips only use 29's - which if setup correctly works well but not nearly as good as VHF....
by SuidWes
Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Gonarezhou.....the truth ! (....complete!)
Replies: 109
Views: 5119

Re: Gonarezhou.....the truth !

Lyk baie lekker - Dankie dat jy dit met ons deel :thumbup:
by SuidWes
Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Dream becoming reality
Replies: 136
Views: 4480

Re: Dream becoming reality

Baie Geluk!!

Hier is vir julle 'n bed in JHB :thumbup:

Happy travels :cool:
by SuidWes
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Forum
Topic: Fortuner 2009 4x4 dash light-urgent info needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1337

Re: Fortuner 2009 4x4 dash light-urgent info needed

Sure, same as the Prado - CDL light but no 4x4 H or L light :cool:
by SuidWes
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Forum
Topic: Fortuner 2009 4x4 dash light-urgent info needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1337

Re: Fortuner 2009 4x4 dash light-urgent info needed

The Fortuner is a permenant 4WD....
by SuidWes
Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Slim vang sy baas
Replies: 37
Views: 961

Re: Slim vang sy baas

Mooi Cassie :lol:
by SuidWes
Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Where / How to store Solar Panels while traveling
Replies: 12
Views: 1049

Re: Where / How to store Solar Panels while traveling

My Steca disconnected as soon as it picked up the charge from the alti... Still best to mount it on the rack where it can work when parked.
by SuidWes
Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Soek dringend hulp met 'n moer!
Replies: 44
Views: 1358

Re: Soek dringend hulp met 'n moer!

Maak net seker dat die "taper" 100% vir die rim is anders kan die moere los kom.....

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