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Boris113 last won the day on December 6 2017

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  1. We run General AT3s on a few Toyotas in Africa and they seem very good so far, they grip wet tarmac slightly better than BFG KO2s and are slightly quieter also. Cost-wise they were half the price which was the deciding factor but having used both on identical vehicles, we will stick with the AT3s going forwards.
  2. Hi Mo, the below route isn't mine but I've done most of it now and it's a nice route. https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MTA5MTQx Let me know when you are up this way, you are only a mile or so from me so I can get that diaphragm to you. Harry
  3. I think both Tufftrek and 4x4 Overlander rent out roof tents but there's no info on their respective websites so perhaps worth a call.
  4. As above, pop down to your local hydraulic or agricultural supplier, they will be a lot cheaper than the Steve Parker kit. From memory mine were about £25, they used the original ends and just extended the middle section.
  5. It does sound like the 5th gear carrier bearings, mine did the same at about 120,000 miles. I ordered a box from Ashcrofts and they had it delivered to Ireland in 72 hours, it's done 20k so far and very pleased with it. I opted for the uprated bearings and had them pop a v8 5th gear ratio at the same time. They didn't offer the exchange pallet for the old box as I was out of England so I waited until back a few months later, dropped it with them / received the surcharge back. There's mixed reviews about Ashcrofts on the net but I'm very happy with the service and the product.
  6. We did a very similar route a couple of years ago, if you have the time a detour via the Gorge du Verdon and the national park surrounding it is well worthwhile.
  7. I mounted it on the rear quarter, just above the number plate - sorry not a great picture. I think the mount was one of these https://www.thunderpole.co.uk/fixed-body-mounts/thunderpole-side-mount-kit.html
  8. Whilst more an LR garage than a breakers, you could try Hayward Revive, they used to have a pretty large yard full of parts/dismantled vehicles.
  9. We used to have a V8 90 with a TD5 rear exhaust section on it and it was fine with the rear canvas rolled up regardless of whether the windows are opened or closed. More recently a v8 series 1 has arrived with an exhaust out of the PTO hole on the crossmember, with the back rolled up it makes your eyes water under acceleration and opening the windows or removing the door tops doesn't seem to make a difference - I'd keep the exhaust exiting to the side personally
  10. Depending what type of charger you use, you may well be able to get a connector from the manufacturer. I use a C-tek maintenance charger which is permanently connected to the vehicle when parked and it has a little socket which pokes out by the passenger seat to connect into. https://www.amazon.co.uk/CTEK-Indicator-eyelet-practical-indication/dp/B002MT8S7E/ref=pd_bxgy_263_img_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B002MT8S7E&pd_rd_r=7eaa9d0b-0215-11e9-877d-f372ef316dca&pd_rd_w=WP0EF&pd_rd_wg=CNvsl&pf_rd_p=466c8fd0-3653-4c9b-86fa-f9bc8fd2ae35&pf_rd_r=W1Y4C1Y6V1996C5EJY7G&psc=1&refRID=W1Y4C1Y6V1996C5EJY7G
  11. Hi Mo, Mike and Ross can you kindly send PM me your phone numbers? Mo - I'm coming back up north on the evening of the 19th if that suits you? Harry
  12. Hi Ross, the Science Centre is pretty much on my route down, I could meet you there and collect the springs about 4-4.30pm on the 18th? Hi Mike, I'm aiming to get to Poole for about 7pm and coming down via the A34, M27 and A31. Would somewhere that route would suit you? Mo - if you'd like me to get the diaphragm back up thats not a problem, happy to get it part way back if that helps at all? Cheers, Harry
  13. Ok, trip all sorted so happy to help if I can. I'm heading from Leicestershire to the Cotswolds and on to Poole via Southampton on 18th Dec and coming back late on the 19th.
  14. The Toyota tax is very much the same in Zambia. We looked at buying a few recently to support remote construction sites and the base spec 79 single cab is $47,500 duty exempt whilst the double cab starts at $58,000. Add in the ridiculous duties charged and that goes to $69,400 and $77,000 respectively. That said Toyota clearly have a market, every other vehicle on the roads seems to be one.
  15. If buying HD steering arms and new joints as Sam mentioned in his post it's not that much of an increase and once done, a TRE can be changed much quicker with just a couple of spanners.
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