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    If you boil a funny bone do you end up with...

    If you boil a funny bone do you end up with laughing stock?
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    Another easy one78916

    Another easy one78916
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    Sticky: Got an new aluminium roof rack a few months ago...

    Got an new aluminium roof rack a few months ago for the cape trip. Fitted it a few days before we left; put a spare wheel, 20l water container and recovery tracks on it - well short of the claimed...
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    Started cleaning it after returning from the Cape...

    Started cleaning it after returning from the Cape last night. It was a lot more fun getting it dirty than it is getting it clean again - that red dust gets everywhere and is not easy to get rid of.
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    As I understand it, the general rule of thumb is...

    As I understand it, the general rule of thumb is the SWL is 20% of the minimum breaking strength for most applications. We should not really be using breaking strength to work out how these should be...
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    Just had work done this morning after new tyres...

    Just had work done this morning after new tyres and alignment and a resulting pull to the left resulting from an un-adjustable caster error.
    Went to Pedders (at Geebung in Brisbane) with the report...
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    I agree totally. I an very wary about using them,...

    I agree totally. I an very wary about using them, even with a sheath, anywhere where there are metal corners that are not well rounded and smooth - that cannot be good for them, and must mean we...
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    They are only for use with soft shackles of...

    They are only for use with soft shackles of course. I also have concerns about abrasion and friction as well as how (or if) they will remain aligned with the haul line.
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    Agree with the recent comments. My earlier...

    Agree with the recent comments. My earlier comments were based on Lithium-ion, not LiFEPo4 which is quite different. I should have known better. I can delete the post if you consider it irrelevant or...
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    Another vote for the Travel Buddy. Make sure you...

    Another vote for the Travel Buddy. Make sure you run good sized cables and use Anderson plugs rather than rely on the cigarette lighter socket.
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    There are a few things to be aware of with...

    There are a few things to be aware of with lithium:
    - they start degrading as soon as they are made: will only last up to two or three years from the date of manufacture regardless of how they are...
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    I use around 11 to 12 l/100k but that is very...

    I use around 11 to 12 l/100k but that is very little city driving, an only towing a box trailer occasionally. Jumps quite a bit off-road of course. I think that is on the low end as I don't push hard...
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    Please post the link if you find it. Don't mind...

    Please post the link if you find it.
    Don't mind Roothy at all - he's very down to earth and there's no drama he can't handle and doesn't hammer his viewers with wall-to-wall ads like some I could...
  14. Thread: 6x6 or 6x4

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    A lazy axle will allow higher payload, but render...

    A lazy axle will allow higher payload, but render the vehicle useless off-road. You will definitely need a bogie drive where both rear axles are driven - then start thinking about all the locking...
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    Or this one which also includes the extractor...

    Or this one which also includes the extractor tool for $19.44...
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    Yep, that did it! Thanks all for the help. No...

    Yep, that did it! Thanks all for the help.
    No idea why or what I did to change it, but never suspected it was anything other that my own fault.
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    Forum on-screen appearance

    For some strange reason the appearance of the forum on screen has changed for me. I usually use MS Edge (on Windows 10 desktop PC) and now the screen looks like this:78272
    If I view it in Internet...
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    Of course it did! The damn thing will be waiting...

    Of course it did! The damn thing will be waiting for you to be way out in the sticks and all alone, and probably bogged. Then: click . . . click . . . nothing!
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    Quite remote. Actually been there a couple of...

    Quite remote. Actually been there a couple of times - came in via Duchess in a heavy vehicle making urgent deliveries, but quite a few years ago now. Hit a bloody 'roo first time in and knocked out...
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    A couple of things: - A lot of controllers sold...

    A couple of things:
    - A lot of controllers sold as MPPT are actually PWM. The difference in efficiency is not huge, but they are definitely more efficient. To get the best efficiency they should to...
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    Sticky: Gotta agree with that!!!

    Gotta agree with that!!!
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    Actually the individual conductor size has no...

    Actually the individual conductor size has no impact for DC or low frequencies. It only effects the flexibility or ability to withstand movement or vibration.
    It is only with high frequencies where...
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    And gotta keep it cool. Do not get the SS hot or...

    And gotta keep it cool. Do not get the SS hot or you will just bugger up your drill bits. Use cutting oil or paste too.
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    I have run wiring up the inside of the passenger...

    I have run wiring up the inside of the passenger side pillar and mounted 2 small 30amp Anderson connector pairs on a plate that mounts behind the plastic using the bolt that holds the rear passenger...
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    I am a qualified pilot/escort in Qld. This was...

    I am a qualified pilot/escort in Qld. This was mostly for assisting my family who had a transport business. I drove for them (both trucks and pilot vehicles) after I retired from paid employment to...
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