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Unread 09-18-2014, 04:24 AM   #1
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A WK, Namibia and 4500 miles

In December 2013 we drove 4500 miles through Namibia.

I thought I would share some pictures for the people that might be interested

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Unread 09-18-2014, 04:36 AM   #2
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Some more
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Unread 09-18-2014, 04:38 AM   #3
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Unread 09-18-2014, 05:31 AM   #4
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Love the photos. I am actually quite interested to know your thoughts on the WKs suitability for Africa? I initially considered getting a Land Cruiser (Prado in SA I believe?) or Nissan Patrol but ended up getting such a good deal on the WK I couldnt refuse. How do you think the WK fares up regarding durability and off road ability compared to the old African legend that is the Land Cruiser?

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Unread 09-18-2014, 05:56 AM   #5
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We have the Land Cruiser and the Prado in South Africa. Both very capable vehicles as well as the Nissan Patrol. If you look at the photo in my 2nd post of the burnt out car, well that is a Prado

The Jeep is very capable and with a bit of a lift I will take on any of the three other vehicles off road. I use my WK in Africa and plan to do much more of Africa using the WK.

BUT the thing is unfortunately as soon as you go higher up in Africa (From South Africa) you will start battling to get spares or even a Jeep dealership. You will always find some oke under a bush in Africa capable of fixing a Toyota and this is why they are so popular, you can find spares almost anywhere in Africa for the Toyotas
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Unread 09-18-2014, 06:25 AM   #6
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Awesome photos, thanks for sharing man!
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Unread 09-18-2014, 06:32 AM   #7
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Great start to the morning.....a WK in Namibia....awesome. Like I said in the previous post we have been to Africa twice and there is a not a day that goes by that we do not think about when we will return....
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Unread 09-18-2014, 12:20 PM   #8
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Thanks for sharing!
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Unread 09-18-2014, 05:08 PM   #9
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Good to hear Blatt. Thanks for the input.
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Unread 09-18-2014, 05:35 PM   #10
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What an adventure. Great photos. Thanks for letting us in on it.
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Unread 09-18-2014, 07:08 PM   #11
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What is your suspension/tire setup? What other mods have you done?
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Unread 09-18-2014, 07:53 PM   #12
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I had an FJ40 for years.. and that was one of my favorite vehicles.... not very comfortable, but was easy to fix and would go most places.

I've been to africa a lot, but never the desert. I like that rock canyon pic's the best.

Are those wild horses?
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Unread 09-18-2014, 11:27 PM   #13
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What is your suspension/tire setup? What other mods have you done?
At that point in time I was running Goodyear Wrangler 255/75/17 tyres with a 3" spacer lift and standard shocks. Also I had the Roof top tent, spare wheel carrier for the 6th tyre, de cat, Almost free flow exhaust, and a radio upgrade.

Currently I have Yokohama Mud Terrain 265/70/17 tyres with the 3" spacer lift, 1.25" wheel spacers and I am in the process of upgrading the shocks and struts to Bilstein 4600's
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Unread 09-18-2014, 11:32 PM   #14
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I had an FJ40 for years.. and that was one of my favorite vehicles.... not very comfortable, but was easy to fix and would go most places.

I've been to africa a lot, but never the desert. I like that rock canyon pic's the best.

Are those wild horses?
They are indeed and they live in the dessert,

There are a few theories of how to came to existence although some believe they were left by the Germans after World War 1
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Unread 09-19-2014, 06:28 AM   #15
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Blatt...also check out....http://expeditionportal.com/forum/

Lots of good info from truck builds, to organizing the inside of the vehicle, to trail rides, to happening trips.....
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