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by davidvdm
14 May 2019 09:05
Forum: 14. Rims & Tyres
Topic: tyre sizes
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: tyre sizes

Peter, thanks for that info. I have been told on the "other" forum, that my 33x12.5x15 is too wide for my 8J rims. Wanting to make it worse with the 35x12.5x15's at some stage. I must say, I can feel the difference in handling (sidewall flex) between the old 29" and 33" rubber. And that is after I w...
by davidvdm
07 May 2019 10:32
Forum: 18. Vehicle Accessories
Topic: Sand Ladders/Tracks/Trax
Replies: 27
Views: 580

Re: Sand Ladders/Tracks/Trax

No pictures, it did not happen :naughty:
by davidvdm
02 May 2019 16:18
Forum: 18. Vehicle Accessories
Topic: Sand Ladders/Tracks/Trax
Replies: 27
Views: 580

Re: Sand Ladders/Tracks/Trax

Have you looked at TRED pro ? R3400 at securetech. Pretty impressive recovery tracks those I don't think you can go wrong- they unfortunately can only be used from one side, which halves their lifespan. But you aren't going to use them every day. The one thing that these ladders do well that the ol...
by davidvdm
02 May 2019 16:09
Forum: 18. Vehicle Accessories
Topic: Sand Ladders/Tracks/Trax
Replies: 27
Views: 580

Re: Sand Ladders/Tracks/Trax

Tinus, it is a lot of money, and not something I will be able to afford in a hurry. But when you see in how many situations the Aussie guys use them, they are actually an amazing piece of kit to have. I have seen on big muddy hills where they pack a few of them, and road build with them. It just tak...
by davidvdm
02 May 2019 15:33
Forum: 18. Vehicle Accessories
Topic: Sand Ladders/Tracks/Trax
Replies: 27
Views: 580

Re: Sand Ladders/Tracks/Trax

Another option is to make your own.. some old car tyre and some steel galvanized or stainless steel cable and some DIY :wink:
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by davidvdm
02 May 2019 15:15
Forum: 18. Vehicle Accessories
Topic: Sand Ladders/Tracks/Trax
Replies: 27
Views: 580

Re: Sand Ladders/Tracks/Trax

Just did a quick google search. Frontrunner asking R4850 and Tactical Distributors asking R4400. But I believe you need to watch out for Tactical. If they don't have in stock, and you can take it with you when you pay, don't give them your money before you have the goods in your hands. Unfortunately...
by davidvdm
02 May 2019 15:03
Forum: 18. Vehicle Accessories
Topic: Sand Ladders/Tracks/Trax
Replies: 27
Views: 580

Re: Sand Ladders/Tracks/Trax

The "bleepin Jeep" youtube guys tested those things, and they were really not impressive by any means. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8McYFoZfkc&t=16s Must say that watching the Aussie guys, I would save up and get genuine Maxtrax. I have seen a few tests between the various makes, and the Maxtrax...
by davidvdm
26 Apr 2019 14:03
Forum: 26. Techniques
Topic: Snatch safety
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: Snatch safety

Somewhat off topic I know, BUT... IAgree, reverse gear is a " No-no ", but I was under the impression this is more to do with the reverse gear itself in the main box being a weak point (for most 4x4 makes, including Nissan), rather than the diffs. Not sure how things have change, but in the old day...
by davidvdm
26 Apr 2019 11:19
Forum: 26. Techniques
Topic: Snatch safety
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: Snatch safety

On another note, I have seen a video where a Cruiser attempted a snatch recovery on what looked like a Colt stuck in mud. This was recently with the floods in Mozambique. The Cruiser attempted the snatch in reverse as there was not enough space to turn around. At the end of the snatch there was a s...
by davidvdm
11 Apr 2019 10:34
Forum: 16. DIY Projects
Topic: TD27T into a GU
Replies: 1
Views: 340

TD27T into a GU

As it's always handy to know what fits to what, and what is interchangeable between the various model engines and gearboxes, I thought this may be an interesting conversion to look at as reference. Also interesting to see what the outcome was in the power and fuel consumption department. I really di...

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