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I heard there was an event at Goerapan, what was happening?
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Re: Who is doing what to their patrols ?

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Good day Gents

So my Fiancé and I have decided to do a little overland trip for our honeymoon next year May. So over the next few months I'll be preping our patrol for the overland trip.

We plan to do the Namakwa 4x4 eco trail and a few days in the /Ai / Ais- Richtersveld TF park. So there is quite abit of off the grid camping.

So this past weekend I finished my duel battery system and compressor. Now to find suitable batteries.

Yesterday got a set of Terrain Tamer coils. The excitement got to me and so I fitted them yesterday afternoon. Thanks to Marinus and his team for getting the coils to me. I maintained the 2 inch lift option as was previously installed and did a 100kg constant weight infront and 300kg constant for the rear.

Results of before and after measurements. Measured from bottom edge of rim to bottom edge of the fender flare. A side by side photo of the old and new.

Before

RHR = 775mm, LHR = 795mm, RHF = 805, LHF = 815

After

RHR = 815mm, LHR = 830mm, RHF = 840mm, LHF = 835

I'll post updates as I go along.

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hugejp wrote:
17 Oct 2020 15:36
I heard there was an event at Goerapan, what was happening?
Just some lekka dune driving, and me and the missus deciding we are moving there NOW!
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Forest wrote:
28 Oct 2020 09:52
Good day Gents

So my Fiancé and I have decided to do a little overland trip for our honeymoon next year May. So over the next few months I'll be preping our patrol for the overland trip.

We plan to do the Namakwa 4x4 eco trail and a few days in the /Ai / Ais- Richtersveld TF park. So there is quite abit of off the grid camping.

So this past weekend I finished my duel battery system and compressor. Now to find suitable batteries.

Yesterday got a set of Terrain Tamer coils. The excitement got to me and so I fitted them yesterday afternoon. Thanks to Marinus and his team for getting the coils to me. I maintained the 2 inch lift option as was previously installed and did a 100kg constant weight infront and 300kg constant for the rear.

Results of before and after measurements. Measured from bottom edge of rim to bottom edge of the fender flare. A side by side photo of the old and new.

Before

RHR = 775mm, LHR = 795mm, RHF = 805, LHF = 815

After

RHR = 815mm, LHR = 830mm, RHF = 840mm, LHF = 835

I'll post updates as I go along.

Cheers



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Hallo ek het ook 300kg constant load coils agter in my patrol gehad jy moet net pasop as jy begin goed vasbout en insit dan is daai 300kg coils te lig in die broek ek moes toe na n 600kg constant coils gaan en n tower brace of jy kan met airbags sukkel. Ek het ook drawers agter in met 2 yskaste en n roofrack met n awning en solar op die dak daai goed raak baie vinnig swaar. En die tower brace was 6mm plaat wat soos n L gebuig is wat ons vasgebout het maar dit was nie lekker job gewees nie sal dit nooit weer doen daar is te veel goed ini pad allerhande pype. Dit is seker beter as n coil tower wat breek.

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Dungbeetle wrote:Gents

I don't have time to show the calcs now, but in short : (pun intended)

Assume you have a fully charged very large main battery and a infinitely big alternator and very thick cables

If you now connect one flat (11.9V) 105Ah aux battery directly to that, the current flow from the charged system to the flat battery will very very unlikely be higher than 32A

Take my word for it....

NOW, using both parallel batteries simultaneously to start an engine is looking for trouble.....That can easily jump to 250A between the batteries, from aux to main
@Dungbeetle

You previously commented on a post relating to cable size on a dual battery system. So I was wondering if you could help here.

So ive used 5m of 95mm2 cable (largest diameter i could find sold per meter) which is about 14mm in diameter connecting the front and rear mounted auxiliary battery through a switchable solenoid. Which can connect the batteries in parallel for some extra power when winching, or if needed to Jump start the main battery

I want to fuse the power cable using a 300amp circuit breaker. Would the 300amp be sufficient or would I need to look for 400 or 500 amp?

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Re: Who is doing what to their patrols ?

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Forest wrote:
28 Oct 2020 20:35
Dungbeetle wrote:Gents

I don't have time to show the calcs now, but in short : (pun intended)

Assume you have a fully charged very large main battery and a infinitely big alternator and very thick cables

If you now connect one flat (11.9V) 105Ah aux battery directly to that, the current flow from the charged system to the flat battery will very very unlikely be higher than 32A

Take my word for it....

NOW, using both parallel batteries simultaneously to start an engine is looking for trouble.....That can easily jump to 250A between the batteries, from aux to main
@Dungbeetle

You previously commented on a post relating to cable size on a dual battery system. So I was wondering if you could help here.

So ive used 5m of 95mm2 cable (largest diameter i could find sold per meter) which is about 14mm in diameter connecting the front and rear mounted auxiliary battery through a switchable solenoid. Which can connect the batteries in parallel for some extra power when winching, or if needed to Jump start the main battery

I want to fuse the power cable using a 300amp circuit breaker. Would the 300amp be sufficient or would I need to look for 400 or 500 amp?

Thanks

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95mm2 is huge...also be very careful with installing ensuring zero chance of that shorting somewhere. If that shorts and you do not have instant fuse/trip = fire

Very few starters draw more than 200 Amp at max load....
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Re: Who is doing what to their patrols ?

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Not to hijack the topic but the smartpass on the c teck specify 95mm cable for normal battery 16 sould do it

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Re: Who is doing what to their patrols ?

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Dungbeetle wrote:
Forest wrote:
28 Oct 2020 20:35
Dungbeetle wrote:Gents

I don't have time to show the calcs now, but in short : (pun intended)

Assume you have a fully charged very large main battery and a infinitely big alternator and very thick cables

If you now connect one flat (11.9V) 105Ah aux battery directly to that, the current flow from the charged system to the flat battery will very very unlikely be higher than 32A

Take my word for it....

NOW, using both parallel batteries simultaneously to start an engine is looking for trouble.....That can easily jump to 250A between the batteries, from aux to main
@Dungbeetle

You previously commented on a post relating to cable size on a dual battery system. So I was wondering if you could help here.

So ive used 5m of 95mm2 cable (largest diameter i could find sold per meter) which is about 14mm in diameter connecting the front and rear mounted auxiliary battery through a switchable solenoid. Which can connect the batteries in parallel for some extra power when winching, or if needed to Jump start the main battery

I want to fuse the power cable using a 300amp circuit breaker. Would the 300amp be sufficient or would I need to look for 400 or 500 amp?

Thanks

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95mm2 is huge...also be very careful with installing ensuring zero chance of that shorting somewhere. If that shorts and you do not have instant fuse/trip = fire

Very few starters draw more than 200 Amp at max load....
Thanks Dungbeetle

I contacted the cable supplier and his specs on the cable states 232amp continuous rating. So ill put in a 200amp ANL fuse.

Cheers

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My plan vir die volgende naweek of twee, om die yskas tussen die voorste sitplekke in te sit


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Sjoe, netjies, waar het jy die yskas opgespoor? Ek kyk met groot belangstelling, dankie.
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