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by BenRich
Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Advice needed: 3l D4D or 4l V6
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Advice needed: 3l D4D or 4l V6

My opinion is slightly different, I own both a V6 Hilux and D4D Fortuner. Both are awesome vehicles and both have their advantages... My honest opinion is that at the current moment, people are so scared of the petrol's that they can be picked up at some very attractive prices... R30000-50000 saved ...
by BenRich
Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: My 30-06 se lading-ontwikkeling.
Replies: 5
Views: 1987

Re: My 30-06 se lading-ontwikkeling.

Goeie Werk :clap:
by BenRich
Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Krag punt in bak
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: Krag punt in bak

Soos hulle se, daar is baie info oor dit:

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Eintlik baie maklik en n lekker projek

Sterkte
by BenRich
Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How do you break the news
Replies: 47
Views: 2146

Re: How do you break the news

I am convinced my wife has ball bearings for eyes because they roll constantly each time I mention 4x4

Best line ever!!! :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
by BenRich
Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Pictures Only - Post a pic of your Hilux
Topic: FIRST CAMPING WEEKEND IN MY NEW HILUX
Replies: 12
Views: 2024

Re: FIRST CAMPING WEEKEND IN MY NEW HILUX

Very Nice!!! :thumbup:

When I got my Lux my first trip was to Bloemhof....I was soooo chuffed with myself!

Well done!
by BenRich
Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Uneven wear on tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Uneven wear on tyres

Would love to hear the answer. Cannot believe that you will only get 50000km's out of those shocks!
by BenRich
Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Members in publications
Topic: My Hilux in Wegry November Uitgawe
Replies: 11
Views: 2766

Re: My Hilux in Wegry November Uitgawe

Dankie Almal :thumbup:

Amazing Journey tot vandag! En my eerste seun kom nou in Desember! Kan nie wag nie! Waar kan ek Hilux baba klere kry.........
by BenRich
Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Members in publications
Topic: My Hilux in Wegry November Uitgawe
Replies: 11
Views: 2766

My Hilux in Wegry November Uitgawe

Had the good fortune of having my story told in the Nov edition. Thanks a lot to Gerrie from Drive-Out Magazine.
Feel very honored and proud! :thumbup:
by BenRich
Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Biggest gift a man can receive
Replies: 28
Views: 1520

Re: Biggest gift a man can receive

Awesome! Baie geluk! Myne eerste een kom Desember!
by BenRich
Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Camping gear, Trailers and Other Non-electronic Gadgets
Topic: Camel Suspension? Whats the feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 3107

Re: Camel Suspension? Whats the feedback

Hi Gents, Unfortunately my experience was different. One front shock was buggered after about 8 months. Less than 10000k. Handling on tar felt down right dangerous. Also articulation was, for the lack of a better word "non existent" I measured the rears and only had about 65mm of downwards travel. B...
by BenRich
Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: the unthinkable has happened to my 4.0 V6
Replies: 45
Views: 2911

Re: the unthinkable has happened to my 4.0 V6

myne het so gemaak en toe se toyota alles het skeef getrek blok heads ens. R52000 on dit reg temaak (wat ek nie het nie), en R4000 wat ek moet betaal vir die strip van die engine om vir my te se hy is in sy m@er. het my lux toe gaan haal met alles agter op die bak. Koop toe maar 1 en sit hom self i...
by BenRich
Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: Globes, Bulbs and conversion.
Replies: 5
Views: 1633

Re: Globes, Bulbs and conversion.

Kyk na 4x4 direct se website. Hulle verkoop daai globe in LED.
by BenRich
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you paying for diesel?
Replies: 15
Views: 1233

Re: What are you paying for diesel?

Just a word of advice

Not all diesel is created equal....I'd rather spend more and know what I get than saving a few cents and having equipment issues afterwards....

R 12,94 at the moment is a price that seems highly irregular (I'd be suspicious)
by BenRich
Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Show your "MAN CAVE"
Replies: 75
Views: 4697

Re: Show your "MAN CAVE"

Very Nice Gentleman, keep them coming! :thumbup:

Roger, I like the Braai in the cave. Awesome addition! Just the sharks flag above......mmmm?

Oupa, You clearly understand the concept! Enjoy the journey! :applaud:
by BenRich
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Show your "MAN CAVE"
Replies: 75
Views: 4697

Re: Show your "MAN CAVE"

:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
by BenRich
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Show your "MAN CAVE"
Replies: 75
Views: 4697

Re: Show your "MAN CAVE"

Ek oortuig myself, ons is oppie regte pad! :cooldude:
by BenRich
Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Show your "MAN CAVE"
Replies: 75
Views: 4697

Re: Show your "MAN CAVE"

Amazingly I was allowed to get away with it (from the wife) :surrender:

Had to ride the wave before first born arrives in December :thumbup:
by BenRich
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Show your "MAN CAVE"
Replies: 75
Views: 4697

Show your "MAN CAVE"

So I thought this might be a nice one to share.... This is my "Man Cave". Built it about a year ago and are still adding as I go. I spend a lot of time here to get my thoughts back on track. I do anything from metal to wood and enjoy keeping my hands busy. Cave1.jpg Bench Grinder is an old English E...
by BenRich
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Repcom Communications
Topic: Action Cam with Full HD/WiFi
Replies: 59
Views: 4466

Re: Action Cam with Full HD/WiFi

+1 :thumbup:

You can put my name on the list Uncle Eric!
by BenRich
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Wiring to loadbin
Replies: 17
Views: 1205

Re: Wiring to loadbin

As long as you are happy! I think it looks very neat!
by BenRich
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A different perspective
Replies: 0
Views: 147

A different perspective

This is a clip from Makoya we did over the past weekend. The ditch was heavely eroded due to all the rain. I was the first one to go through. The large "bang" turned out to be two things simultaneously. First as I turn left again the front right tyre pushed back of the bead and lost a bit of air. Af...
by BenRich
Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Wiring to loadbin
Replies: 17
Views: 1205

Re: Wiring to loadbin

I have done my Vigo also. Wire comes out right rear in my case. You can earth on chassis but seeing you are going through all the effort pull negative through as well! Better that way! Just one thing, why all the fuses in the box. It can be a pain if one blows then you have to open the box every tim...
by BenRich
Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Trail Reports
Topic: Makoya 4x4
Replies: 3
Views: 2394

Re: Makoya 4x4

Camera angle....hulle was veilig waar hulle gestaan het. Maar goeie punt!
by BenRich
Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Hawk
Replies: 64
Views: 2440

Re: Hawk

Fantastic Tumelo! Wish there were more pet owners like yourself out there! Very few things as rewarding as a friendship with a K9 :clap:
by BenRich
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Trail Reports
Topic: Makoya 4x4
Replies: 3
Views: 2394

Makoya 4x4

Hi Gentleman, If you are up for a challenge, try Makoya near Nelspruit. Couple of serious challenges, but my word what a beautiful farm. Honestly the most beautiful trail I have ever done. Here is a video of obstacle 3. Have not been driven for few months due rain but if you don't try..... https://w...
by BenRich
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Top truck challenge 2013
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: Top truck challenge 2013

Very Cool!
Thanks for posting!
by BenRich
Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Wie was daar, en hoe was dit? 4x4 show Voortrekker Monument
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Re: Wie was daar, en hoe was dit? 4x4 show Voortrekker Monum

uiters teleurstellend, geld mors[quote][/quote].

I have to agree. Entrance fee very high. Only one main entrance/exit. No specials. Only bow hunting that I saw and one fishing cubicle. 4x4 display very disappointing...blah blah blah

Not for me again.
by BenRich
Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Fortuner
Topic: LED Foglights
Replies: 26
Views: 1562

Re: LED Foglights

Only if you don't have Muds.....
by BenRich
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Fortuner
Topic: LED Foglights
Replies: 26
Views: 1562

Re: LED Foglights

Dankie vir die kompliment!
265/75R16....Nader aan 32"
by BenRich
Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Fortuner
Topic: LED Foglights
Replies: 26
Views: 1562

Re: LED Foglights

Beste foto wat ek nou kan kry. Gekoop by Len van Onca. American Racing maak hulle
by BenRich
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Fortuner
Topic: LED Foglights
Replies: 26
Views: 1562

Re: LED Foglights

Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes........
by BenRich
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Fortuner
Topic: LED Foglights
Replies: 26
Views: 1562

Re: LED Foglights

Dankie Kerels.

For your pleasure I added these two pics. I built myself a little "workshop" in August last year. Now renamed my Man Cave!

Progress has been made since including a man fridge (Only Man beverages allowed) ect.

Lots of fun!
by BenRich
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Fortuner
Topic: LED Foglights
Replies: 26
Views: 1562

Re: LED Foglights

Dankie Jacques. My vrou stry nou nog gereeld met my daaroor! :thumbup:
by BenRich
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Fortuner
Topic: LED Foglights
Replies: 26
Views: 1562

Re: LED Foglights

You have to unbolt the plastic cover directly below the fog lights. Not difficult at all. Once loose you just move it enough to get your hand to the globe. If memory serves me correctly the globe twists off counter clockwise!
Bit fidgety but not difficult at all!
by BenRich
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Where to make a silver aliminium roof rack black
Replies: 8
Views: 375

Re: Where to make a silver aliminium roof rack black

Vat dit vir n Powder Coating Company. Hulle kan dit strip en swart poader coat!
African Powder coaters in Edenvale maar is seker daar is baie nader aan jou
by BenRich
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: If you have time....
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: If you have time....

Very Cool! :thumbup:
by BenRich
Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Looking for a dog crate, anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 423

Re: Looking for a dog crate, anyone?

For that first couple of nights a box with opening on one side will do. Give him a blanket also.
Another thing that also calms them is an old shoe or trainer from whoever the dog has bonded with. The smell also helps to make them settle.
by BenRich
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: 4x4 Outdoor Show
Replies: 8
Views: 516

Re: 4x4 Outdoor Show

I will definitely try and attend!
by BenRich
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I have to drive past this everyday...twice!
Replies: 30
Views: 1065

Re: I have to drive past this everyday...twice!

Maybe I should as well.....

As Poena se mother once told him....

"dis gevaarlik om met n horing op n fiets te ry" :surrender:
by BenRich
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I have to drive past this everyday...twice!
Replies: 30
Views: 1065

I have to drive past this everyday...twice!

Now be honest and tell me you don't want one... :drool:
by BenRich
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Weekend Facelift to my Lux with some extras....
Replies: 16
Views: 1491

Re: Weekend Facelift to my Lux with some extras....

Wynand, Baie dankie!

Die wiele is ATX SLOT ALLOY MAG WHEEL 16". Ek het hulle by Len van ONCA gekry. Het ook al gesien WR Off Road in Pretoria verkoop hulle.

Bande is BFG KM2 265/75R16

Ben
by BenRich
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Weekend Facelift to my Lux with some extras....
Replies: 16
Views: 1491

Re: Weekend Facelift to my Lux with some extras....

Hi Tumelo,

As per Thunder R1800 from megaworld!

Regarding the reg.....you never know who's watching this thread.....there are always Fordies lurking :twisted:
by BenRich
Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Weekend Facelift to my Lux with some extras....
Replies: 16
Views: 1491

Re: Weekend Facelift to my Lux with some extras....

So bietjie maar nie te erg nie! Kan nie jou brood aan alle kante ge-botter kry nie!
by BenRich
Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Weekend Facelift to my Lux with some extras....
Replies: 16
Views: 1491

Re: Weekend Facelift to my Lux with some extras....

Ek het die punte met 3mm Flat bar verleng en binnekant goed styf gedraai. Die bracket aan die binnekant is redelik sterk en maak aan die chassis direk vas. Maar jy is beperk op gewig! Dis hoekom ek moes gaan vir "lightweight" ligte. Enige swaar lig gaan daai oudjie seermaak/breek met vibrasie. Die L...
by BenRich
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Late 2005 - 2016 Hilux (Gen 6 aka Vigo-shape)
Topic: Weekend Facelift to my Lux with some extras....
Replies: 16
Views: 1491

Weekend Facelift to my Lux with some extras....

So I had my winch installed during the week :cool: After looking at what remained of the nudge bar I decided to remove it as I did not like the look of the bar only and it always gets in the way on trails anyway. New problem was now what to do with my spotlights as they were sitting on the nudge bar...
by BenRich
Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Forum
Topic: V6 Fortuner 4x4 a/t of manual.
Replies: 22
Views: 3561

Re: V6 Fortuner 4x4 a/t of manual.

Agteros is heeltemal reg. In standard form is daar nie soveel verskil in verbruik tussen petrol en diesel nie. Hoor mooi.......nie soveel nie. Ja diesel gebruik bietjie minder. Bietjie persoonlik informasie. Ek en vriend het saam afgery na Durban. Ek met Tuna D4D Auto. Hy met V6 Auto. Verbruik as vo...
by BenRich
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Blink kant toe nou nie meer bo
Replies: 266
Views: 7683

Re: Blink kant toe nou nie meer bo

Pragtig Cassie....Bitter baie geluk!
by BenRich
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: General Hilux Discussions
Topic: HILUX 3.0 D4D AUTO VS MANUAL
Replies: 10
Views: 5067

Re: HILUX 3.0 D4D AUTO VS MANUAL

Bester, I have a V6 Auto Hilux and my wife has a D4D Auto Fortuner. Must be honest the V6 Auto is only a pleasure off-road and towing. The tuna is very pleasant on road, but do not know if it is set incorrectly as it is a new car but the D4D Tuna Auto is not happy in low range. Holds the gears for v...
by BenRich
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Solar Panel!
Replies: 23
Views: 2358

Re: Solar Panel!

Just thought I'd provide some feedback after my long weekend at Bloemhof Dam!

The panel with the regulator worked a treat. After day three my battery was still fully charged in spite of broken clouds all day.

Cold beverages for all :cooldude:

Thank you for everyone for their assistance!
by BenRich
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Solar Panel!
Replies: 23
Views: 2358

Re: Solar Panel!

Ok nou weet ek ook!

Buckit list item :thumbup:
by BenRich
Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Solar Panel!
Replies: 23
Views: 2358

Re: Solar Panel!

Thys, here we go again........

Have got no idea what that is?
by BenRich
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Solar Panel!
Replies: 23
Views: 2358

Re: Solar Panel!

Thank you Uncle Andy and Thys :applaud:

Managed to get my hands on a 10Amp regulator (can add another panel if required down the line) from Bushpower in Midrand R480.

Rather safe than sorry ne?
Thank You
by BenRich
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Solar Panel!
Replies: 23
Views: 2358

Re: Solar Panel!

Thanks Gents, can you point me in a direction. I'm leaving tomorrow and need it asap!
by BenRich
Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Solar Panel!
Replies: 23
Views: 2358

Re: Solar Panel!

Hi Uncle Andy,

No Regulator. It was a concern for me so I ask a customer off mine (electrical engineer) and he said there was now way I would overcharge the battery with this panel. Your thoughts?
by BenRich
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Battery Question?
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Battery Question?

Again thank you for all the reply's. Again shows the value of a forum like this :clap: I will take the vehicle and winch to Megaworld for installation. I trust them as I always take my vehicle to them and have not been disappointed. Interesting about the winch in the cradle for rearward recoveries...
by BenRich
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Electronic Gadgets and Radios
Topic: Solar Panel!
Replies: 23
Views: 2358

Solar Panel!

I'm going to Bloemhof tomorrow and thought I'd share this with you. Knowing I'm not going to have enough power for three days next to the water I started looking at Solar Panels. Found this 75W panel online for R980.00 Including shipping from Cape Town cost me R1200 and delivered to my company 4 day...
by BenRich
Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Battery Question?
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Battery Question?

Thank you for all the reply's, makes perfect sense

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