Donkerkloof Carnage 3rd Crusade

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dieseldog
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:39 pm

This coming weekend will be the 3rd installment of the Donkerkloof thrash fest!

Dates: 25-26 February 2012

Where:

- 54 km South East from Polokwane on the R37 Burgersfort Road.
- 290 km from Pretoria via Zebediela.

Coordinates to turn-off: S24 16.038 E29 37.542

Contact: Ronald Hairbottle 082 376 5378 t.a.c@mweb.co.za

Itinerary:

- Meet at turn-off on Sat 25 Feb @ 06:00 sharp!
- Wheel until reach end of kloof - 17:00 ... ? :twisted: Depends on carnage levels!
- Pitch camp in kloof riverbed - no facilities - awesome!
- Kuier till late, braai, lick wounds, bush repairs, general mayhem...
- Return back to turn-off via Stylkop - awesome views - and if time permits, a saunter into the cave of all caves - we haven't found the end of this one yet, had to turn around previously due to lack of oxygen so deep in!

Vehicle prep:

- Lockers front & rear preferable, otherwise you will have to be winched or towed over certain sections.
- Good clearance
- Bash plates, Sliders, Diff guards - No rock magnets! Tupperware beware!
- Lower gearing a great help
- Winch will help, although others will be on hand to help
- Own recovery gear
- Travel as light as possible
- Low tire pressures 0.8 to as low as 0.1 bar
- Bring your spares & spanners!
- Ensure your truck is mechanically sound

What to expect:

- Rocks, water, rocks, sand, rocks, repeat.
- Technical driving all the way
- Awesome scenery!
- Rock rash on diffs, sliders, undercarriage, bumpers etc. If careful, body damage can be avoided, or minimized...
- New and old friendships cemented for life

Some pics to whet the appetites...

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WILD ABOUT WHEELING!

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dieseldog
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:42 pm

Some more pics...

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dieseldog
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:46 pm

And more...

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dieseldog
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Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:49 pm

Now we will see you there?!

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Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:22 am

Great pics! :thumbup: Looks like you 'barber-poled' that front prop properly! :D:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:09 am

Lyk AWESOME!!!!

Maar helaas, ek dink nie my ou trokkie sal dit maak sonder 'n klomp skade nie.

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Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:52 am

:thumbup: Sounds like our type of wheeling.....got the Rayton Nationals this week-end but will get hold of You for info on the next Crusade ! :twisted:
When You own a Rig as Beaten up as mine.....Any line is worth a try

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Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:30 pm

Thanks Guys, can't wait to hear that familiar transfer case whine going on!
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Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:02 pm

How many vehicles are you?
Looks great.
Remember the photos and trip report................ Please.
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Make a deal that no one else thought possible is my aim

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Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:14 pm

So far, only 3, but no worries, 1 or 20 trucks, it'll still be a blast!
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Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:05 am

A Blast for sure! Enjoy.
AND.........Keep it on the black suff :razz:
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Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:38 am

Hi All!

Here is the link to our update and plenty pics of the weekend trip.

http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/sho ... ost1065975

Enjoy, we sure did!
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Real Name: Andy

Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:18 am

Awesome! :thumbup:

What suspension setup have you got there, great flex .... looks like procomp shocks?
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!

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Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:30 am

Nice Pics Ronald,

Have you been to the Molotots river yet Amazing place :thumbup: Tzaneen is probably one of the nicest places!Would not mind moving there but oh that heat! :thumbdown:
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Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:40 am

Awesome pics. Daai Surf kan maar, net soos Ronald, as iemand diff-locks soek of wil weet van suspensies, vra vir Ronald hy weet nogal waarvan hy praat.
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Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:22 am

Andy,

Yes, we build these toys for a living. The 4Runner I've had since 1996 (1991 model). It has almost 500 000 km on the clock and still just drives better by the day.
The suspension is our own design, by incorporating various different components to work in unison. The front shocks are Fox Racing remote reservoir shocks with 12" travel, specially valved for the Hilux. The rears are OME with a certain valving which works great in the rear.
The Formula Toy is the first one built in RSA and the suspension setup is identical to mine, except that the rear springs has all the overloads removed and some other leaves added to get the spring rate right. Shocks are specially selected OME units with 13" travel all round.
We are busy with a 1992 Hilux at present, which is set up like these two, but also fully street legal with standard body. This one is going to be the baddest Hilux in RSA! We have done over R200 000.00 of work on mainly traction on this one! Keep your eyes peeled for a build thread on both the Formula Toy and the Hilux soon. :thumbup:

Haven't been to the Molotots, or maybe have been? Whereabouts?
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so hows the build going on this
update please
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if you want to change this to recovered , first recover me - and have a relevant picture / foto to prove it !
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