Search found 27 matches

by wazungu
Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Out in Nature
Topic: Leopard driven over by Tour Guide Vehicle and Hyundai Van
Replies: 13
Views: 2166

Re: Leopard driven over by Tour Guide Vehicle and Hyundai Van

Thomas its a leopard not a cheetah. It's easy to speculate without knowing the facts, yes I'm sure it could have been handled differently by those present however we must remember that Over a million people visit KNP yearly and encounters with dangerous animals are bound to happen to normal people v...
by wazungu
Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cant get the balance right?
Replies: 20
Views: 906

Re: Cant get the balance right?

Ok so here is the latest update. Took vehicle to Bridgestone head office in isando. They inspected tyres, 3 out of 4 were out of round and they replaced all 4. Must say they gave me excellent service with no quibble! I'm impressed! Can't say the same for Supaquick, they never came back to me with my...
by wazungu
Fri May 08, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Off-road Training
Topic: Team Offroad - BootCamp 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2496

Re: Team Offroad - BootCamp 2015

ThysdJ wrote:
wazungu wrote:Looks like a successful weekend! u guys know of anyone doing anything similar in Jozi ? ,I would like to get the new accreditation.
You can contact Alan Goodway of Isibonela Adventures. He does exactly what we do in Cape Town up in Gauteng.

Thanks Thys will contact him
by wazungu
Fri May 08, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cant get the balance right?
Replies: 20
Views: 906

Re: Cant get the balance right?

Marnus the shocks are new only done about 3000km on them
by wazungu
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cant get the balance right?
Replies: 20
Views: 906

Re: Cant get the balance right?

Hi Darrl
Please send me your guys details. You have a valid point my tyres are 6 months old and the vibration is a new issue, The prob I have now is that the vibration is not 100% gone :shock: so now I need to start looking at other things and checking the wheel balancing etc again.
by wazungu
Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cant get the balance right?
Replies: 20
Views: 906

Re: Cant get the balance right?

OK so here's the update. Took vehicle to SAJCO in Randburg this morning. Prop shaft is poked apparently. Center bearing and both universals are shot. :o: so its been an expensive morning prior to the long weekend away in KNP. At least I know the issue now. Vehicle is on 277000km so it was probably d...
by wazungu
Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cant get the balance right?
Replies: 20
Views: 906

Re: Cant get the balance right?

My Tyres are brand new Johann so I'm thinking its possibly prop shaft, I'm getting checked tomorrow and will report back.
by wazungu
Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cant get the balance right?
Replies: 20
Views: 906

Re: Cant get the balance right?

why didn't I think of that :slap: you guys are right it does feel like a prop shaft shudder if I come to think of it, thanks for that. :thumbup: :thumbup:

anyone prop shaft places in Jozi or centurion u can recommend?
by wazungu
Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cant get the balance right?
Replies: 20
Views: 906

Cant get the balance right?

been to two different supaquicks for wheel balancing (3 times in all) both shops tell me the balancing is out then they correct it, but low and behold when I hit the highway the shudder is still there. its only at about 100-110kph then goes away, its not a classic steering vibration, the whole vehic...
by wazungu
Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Off-road Training
Topic: Team Offroad - BootCamp 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2496

Re: Team Offroad - BootCamp 2015

Looks like a successful weekend! u guys know of anyone doing anything similar in Jozi ? ,I would like to get the new accreditation.
by wazungu
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT A .............
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: I SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT A .............

Poor Bloke! he must have buyers remorse big time!! :wth:
by wazungu
Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Women are definitely from Venus
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Re: Women are definitely from Venus

With a lot of trepidation and a a Rose pot plant in hand I came home and showed her the thread , sy het lekker ge lag ( sy is a boeremeisie not a rooineck like me) so I was very relieved. I just think woman think differently to us and look at things in a more practical manner sometimes,( esp this on...
by wazungu
Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Women are definitely from Venus
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Re: Women are definitely from Venus

Let her go with in the LR. You just follow as a backup vehicle in your Hilux and let her experience first hand as to why it was a bad idea to go with them in the first place. Then you can reap the rewards and gloat at the same time :thumbup: :thumbup: Now that's an idea Kevin ! Do you think I shoul...
by wazungu
Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Women are definitely from Venus
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Re: Women are definitely from Venus

i would rather gargle with wasps than sit in a LANDROVER for 10 hours as a passenger. I also don't want to be laughed at standing next to the road with my hands full of oil!! Tarquin I like your idea of saving the money for more goodies but I just don't think I could bring myself to betray my belove...
by wazungu
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Women are definitely from Venus
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Women are definitely from Venus

I need to share something with some like minded folk who could possibly sympathise with me. So I've been spending a lot of time on the Lux getting her ready for short and long bush trips. The list is endless as you all know, RTT, Alu canopy, dual Battery, etc etc etc. The Girlfriend is very keen on ...
by wazungu
Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: What Rivnuts to use for roofrack rails?
Replies: 31
Views: 2115

Re: What Rivnuts to use for roofrack rails?

A Question- Just had roof rails fitted to my DC Hilux so I can fit a roof rack later.They used Riv Nuts to secure the rails. Now I've been told that riv nuts are not strong enough for a loaded roof rack? apparently the weak point is that they don't prevent vertical movement in the long run just late...
by wazungu
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: buying a new hilux
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: buying a new hilux

Hi Conrad

Welcome, keep looking and you will find one, the SFA is becoming more and more scarce and the prices are rising , but don't give up.
Wish I still had my SFA they are truely bullet proof !
by wazungu
Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Camping gear, Trailers and Other Non-electronic Gadgets
Topic: Beeld skou: moeite werd??
Replies: 8
Views: 1943

Re: Beeld skou: moeite werd??

Going tomorrow , please make a turn at the SANParks Honorary Ranger stand and show your support please!
by wazungu
Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: New base for RTT- help and advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: New base for RTT- help and advice please

Hi Hans my Afr is baaie swak so excuse me. in my opinion a RTT on roof of vehicle will definitely add extra drag therefore higher fuel consumption. It depends on your needs . But pulling a traileror caravan will burn more fuel than having a RTT on roof of vehicle. im planning on mounting the tent on...
by wazungu
Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: New base for RTT- help and advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: New base for RTT- help and advice please

That's an excellent idea Thys, will do that. So Murphys law I buy the plywood and the next day I decide to go look for the bases where they were last seen and voila ! I find them! but in pretty bad shape, someone stripped the ladder and alu side plates (prob for scrap). So now im gonna rather fix th...
by wazungu
Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: Diy awning.
Replies: 27
Views: 3075

Re: Diy awning.

nice one Roger!! Can I steal your RR design ?? want to build a smaller one for my trailer to take RTT.
by wazungu
Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Meet the People
Topic: Future Hilux owner and new member
Replies: 26
Views: 1096

Re: Future Hilux owner and new member

Bonjour Stephanie, welcome to the forum.

my opinion is also 2.7 petrol IFS.

happy travels! let us know how the shopping goes. You will find lots of helpful advice here.
by wazungu
Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: New base for RTT- help and advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: New base for RTT- help and advice please

Thanks Riaan, will check them out. So today I bought the plywood which I will cover in fiberglass to reinforce which also waterproofs the wood at the same time.
by wazungu
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: New base for RTT- help and advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 913

New base for RTT- help and advice please

Hi Guys, I was given a damaged RTT some time ago, I removed the tent to have the canvas fixed but in the process of moving somehow the base and support poles have disappeared. So now I need to make a whole new base from plywood and have some alu poles made up to support the tent when it's erected. W...
by wazungu
Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: IFS Replacement Bumper
Replies: 175
Views: 11476

Re: IFS Replacement Bumper

Thanks Louis I will wait patiently for you, hope your move goes well and don't take too long you have a bumper to build for me!!
by wazungu
Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: 2015 2.5D-4D 4x4 SRX
Replies: 26
Views: 1315

Re: 2015 2.5D-4D 4x4 SRX

Welcome Brett and congrats,
Agree with all that's been said, the bottom line is the capability of your vehicle largely depends on the skill of the driver. Go learn the skills and enjoy!!
by wazungu
Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Build your own:
Topic: IFS Replacement Bumper
Replies: 175
Views: 11476

Re: IFS Replacement Bumper

Hi Louis
I'm ready for my replacement front bumper. I sent you a mail.

Regards
Neil

Go to advanced search