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PaulSA
High Range 2WD
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Joined: Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:33 pm
Town: Pretoria
Vehicle: '91 SFA 2200
Real Name: Paul

Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:11 am

Morning All,

I am a newbie from Pretoria,
and have just recently paid my deposit on a 2004 3.0 KZ-TE 4x4 Double Cab.

I will be paying the balance off over two months---and will then proudly take delivery of the 'excellent condition' vehicle.

I am a total ignoramus with regards to Hilux, diesels in general---(and extreme 4x4 ing)
so obviously have stax to learn.

I do a bit of Adventure Motorcycling on my 1150GSA,
and for my sins also own a couple of VW Syncro's. (One of which I will be collecting soon in Wilderness---after breaking down in Baviaaanskloof in December 2016)
I'm expecting the Hilux to be much more reliable??

I am a married, "young-at-heart toppie" with two beautiful young (8 + 6 yr old ) daughters.


Thanks for opportunity to join a highly informative forum.

Regards
Paul

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Mud Dog
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Posts: 28458
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:18 am
Town: East London
Vehicle: '90 SFA Hilux DC 4X4, Full OME, 110mm lift. Brospeed branch, 50mm ss freeflow exhaust. 30 x 9.5 Discoverer S/T's on Viper mags. L/R tank. (AWOL) '98 LTD 2.4 SFA, dual battery system. Dobinson suspension, LR tanks, 31" BF mud's.
Real Name: Andy

Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:33 pm

Welcome aboard, Paul!! :thumbup:

The KZTE is a great vehicle and will look after you if you look after it - ride it hard and sooner or later you will be looking at a head replacement. Of course one doesn't know with certainty how well it was looked after by previous ownership and if the head goes at some point, replace it with an AMC head. Better than OEM and the price difference is not too bad but more than justified.

The Syncros are one of the very best vehicles ever for sandy conditions, my boet at one time had 3 of them.

Enjoy the forum, and ja, we all have something to learn no matter the level of our experience. :winkx:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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PaulSA
High Range 2WD
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Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:33 pm
Town: Pretoria
Vehicle: '91 SFA 2200
Real Name: Paul

Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:24 pm

Thanks Mud Dog,

Appreciate the welcome ---and info about the head.

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FIRSTGEER
LR4WD, Lockers, Crawler Gears
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Posts: 1434
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:00 am
Town: King WilliamsTown
Vehicle: 2,5 D4D Singlr Cab 4X4 Full OME suspension. snorkel.GMA aftermarket bullbar.
Real Name: Tony Geer
Club VHF Licence: HC 109

Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:51 pm

Howzit and welcome Paul.
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Mars
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Town: Pretoria
Vehicle: Toyota Hilux Dakar 2.8 GD-6 DC 4X4
Real Name: Marnus
Location: Pretoria Oos
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:23 am

Hallo Paul. Welkom. Waar in Pretoria is jy?

PaulSA
High Range 2WD
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Joined: Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:33 pm
Town: Pretoria
Vehicle: '91 SFA 2200
Real Name: Paul

Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:35 am

Mars wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:23 am
Hallo Paul. Welkom. Waar in Pretoria is jy?
Hi Marnus,
I am in the east of Pretoria---Erasmuskloof.

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Hilux 1
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Town: Brackenfell
Vehicle: 2000 Raider 2700i 4x4 Double cab. met "rock sliders" en Powerflo stainless exhaust
Real Name: Tertius
Club VHF Licence: HC137

Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:02 pm

Hi Paul

wellcome, hope you enjoy the new lady in your life.

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Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:03 pm

also have a look here:
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PaulSA
High Range 2WD
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Town: Pretoria
Vehicle: '91 SFA 2200
Real Name: Paul

Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:35 pm

Thanks Tertius.

I will send a pm.

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Hilux Heap
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Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:56 am
Town: Brakpan
Vehicle: '93 Hilux Raider 4x4 DC. Basic offroad frt bumper with Warn Tabor 9k winch, Roll bar, Towbar, std half door fiberglass canopy with roofrack. 2x 65 lt fuel tanks, 31x10.5R15 HT tyres
Real Name: Andre

Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:12 pm

Welkom Paul. Geniet die forum. Glo my, jy gaan baie leer.
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PaulSA
High Range 2WD
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Joined: Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:33 pm
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Vehicle: '91 SFA 2200
Real Name: Paul

Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:20 pm

Thanks Andre.

I see that you are also a Brakpan boytjie.
i grew up there--in the Far East Rand.

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Hilux Heap
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Joined: Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:56 am
Town: Brakpan
Vehicle: '93 Hilux Raider 4x4 DC. Basic offroad frt bumper with Warn Tabor 9k winch, Roll bar, Towbar, std half door fiberglass canopy with roofrack. 2x 65 lt fuel tanks, 31x10.5R15 HT tyres
Real Name: Andre

Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:08 pm

PaulSA wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:20 pm
Thanks Andre.

I see that you are also a Brakpan boytjie.
i grew up there--in the Far East Rand.
Yip, Been here since 2002. Must say, not quite city, but also not country. Just comfortable :D:
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