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Hi Landy Lover, fellow 4x4'ers, Landy nuts, Overlander's and outdoor types

Just as we thought the weather was returning to normal and shifting into winter mode it decides some more rain and thunderstorms are in order. Every now and then the sun decides to show its lovely face and dry our bones slightly. Winding down from the March Madness the demand has proven so great the madness has been extended to the 15th April 2014 or while stocks last, so if you are worried that you missed the special prices and crazy discounts be sure to check out the continued specials.

We have been hard at work trying to finalise our relationship with a few solid 4x4 brands to help us offer our clients the best quality products at the best prices. We are glad to say that we have had a few brands stand up and be counted.

We are constantly adding new spare parts to our on line products database whether it is new stock we have imported or stock sourced locally. Don’t let the Rand/Dollar Exchange rate scare you we have made provision to ensure prices are affordable. Go Search our database for your Land Rover spare parts.

Powerflex Bushes

The Land Rover Discovery and Range Rovers suspension troubles are over.

This week we are pleased to announce the addition of the Land Rover Discovery 3 and 4 and the Range Rover Sport (2005 to 2013) to our product range.

There is a common issue on these vehicles where the oil filled rubber front lower arm bush fails regularly causing vague steering and accelerated tyre wear.

Their new front arm rear bush, PFF32-402, not only offers a reliable solution by using their unique blend of polyurethane but along with the clever use of voiding and inserts, it can be tuned to suit the owners driving requirements whether it be for comfort, off roading or performance driving.

The supplied inserts can be fitted into the ends of each bush, reducing movement in the bush and allowing for less flex.

Leaving the inserts out allows for a suitable amount of compliance for general road and off road use whilst still offering improvements to the handling and steering feel over the original bushes.

Powerflex Bushes

PFF32-401 front arm front bush compliments the rear bush by further improving steering response.

Another common fault on these vehicles is a light knocking from the front end. This is generally caused by softened anti roll bar bushes so to remedy this, we have a range of anti roll bar bushes for the Discovery and Sport covering models with and without ACE suspension.

For models with ACE Suspension use PFF32-404-34 Front Anti Roll Bar Bush and PFR32-405-34 Rear Anti Roll Bar Bush.

For models without ACE Suspension use PFF32-403-30 Front Anti Roll Bar Bush and PFR32-405-22 Rear Anti Roll Bar Bush.

Our new stock will be arriving within a week so be sure to contact us for more information as well as place your order to secure the end of your suspension troubles.

March Madness

March Madness Discount Specials

Due to popular demand we have decided to extend the madness until the 15th April 2014 or while stocks last. Go look at the Acrotek LR Spares Specials page for more details.

Parts specials

We have a range of Land Rover spare parts, turbo chargers, fuel pumps, gearbox, transfer box and factory remanufactured sub assemblies.

Please go check out our specials page for lots more specials on service, new and used spare parts with up to 25% Discount on March Madness Discount Specials. Specials will be changed on a weekly basis, so have a look at what you require. *Terms, conditions and company policies apply

Landy Festival 2014

36 days until the Landy Festival for 2014

Worlds biggest Convoy of Land Rovers…

It’s official that they will be organizing another Land Rover Convoy, but this year they are doing it in true Land Rover style, through a game reserve.

Join everyone at the 2014 Landy Festival on Sunday the 11th of May and help them break their own record of 1007 cars and make this the biggest Land Rover Bush Convoy in the World!

In 2012 we managed to gather 1007 Land Rovers in the parking lot which took 3 hrs to empty. Lets try and break our own record in 2014 where we will again attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most number of Land Rovers in a convoy. At this stage we only need 349 vehicles so we are more than confident that we can do it if all drivers stick to the guidelines set out by Guinness World Records.

Please email sales@landyfestival.co.za to find out more information.

Acrotek LR Spares supported the One in a Million Campaign over the month of March

Acrotek LR Spares have donated R10 (1$) for every sale we made over the month of March. Thanks to all our clients that supported us during this March Madness campaign. Indirectly you have also done your part and we are sincerely grateful for the continued support. We are busy sorting the total amount of donations made and will mention it in the near future.

This Blue Sky Society Trust “One in a Million” campaign is the latest initiative to help wildlife conservation in Africa. They need your involvement in order for this worthwhile campaign to be a success; it requires the global support of schools, corporates and individuals.

In 2013 over 1004 Rhino were poached, with predictions of close to 30 000 elephants losing their lives, and with lion numbers rapidly diminishing due to canned-hunting our majestic animals are in HUGE DANGER.

They ask for your support, and this is your chance to help us to create change in this dire poaching situation, through education, awareness and various security measures.

It all starts with ONE person.....ONE School....ONE corporate.

For more information please visit the One In a Million or contact Carla Geyser on +27(0)82 800 0828.

PinkDrive - It's moving...

In March 2014, PinkDrive unveiled South Africa’s first Mobile Women’s Health Unit in the form of a fourteen ton truck. Described as a Doctor’s Room on Wheels, the Unit boasts a state-of-the-art gynecology area for pap smears and examinations, a reception area for administration and a radiology area. This unit will address cervical cancer, as well as offering mammograms. The Mobile Women’s Health Unit’s qualified Mammographers and fully trained nurses will soon be joined by cervical cancer specialists, with its current service offering expanding to include various screening tests for the disease to facilitate and promote early detection.

The combination ultimately transforms the Unit into a Cancer Powerhouse that enables the PinkDrive to simultaneously tackle the two most prevalent female cancers – breast and cervical cancer. The additional services will remain free to all uninsured women at community health centres and secondary hospitals associated with local academic hospitals.

If you would like further information about PinkDrive, please contact us directly via email, by submitting the contact form below or telephonically or 011 998 8022.

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4 reasons to use synthetic transmission fluid

There are many reasons to use synthetic transmission fluid, but here are the top four!
Maybe you’ve heard the pro-synthetic experts explaining the reasons to use synthetic transmission fluid; or maybe you’ve had the opposite camp dissuading you from using synthetic transmission fluid?

The truth of the matter is that there are several advantages to using a synthetic transmission fluid over a regular crude-based one, but before deciding between the two, it is important that you check with your vehicle’s owner’s manual and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations or consult with a professional lubricants company such as Habot Synthetic Lubricants.

If your manufacturer does recommend the use of a synthetic transmission fluid, then the reasons to use synthetic transmission fluid you will find below will give you confidence that by using a synthetic product in your vehicle's transmission, you will benefit from many years of dependable service, and reduced maintenance costs.

The top reasons to use synthetic transmission fluid in your automatic transmission.
Syntheic Fluids Have Better Resistance to Oxidation.

Engineered from synthetic base fluid means that synthetic transmission fluids have superior oxidation resistance when compared to regular fluids. This means they last longer and the transmission fluid change interval is also significantly increased.

Some laboratory tests and performance testing of the 2 types of transmission lubricants highlight one of the reasons to use synthetic transmission fluid is that quality synthetic transmission fluids using quality additive packages sustain a higher performance up to 3 times longer than regular crude transmission fluid does.

Smoother Shifting because of better viscosity stability across a wide temperature range.
Because a synthetic based fluid can be engineered more exactly for viscosity, (the thickness of the fluid) it can often meet lubricating and viscosity standards better than a petroleum-based product across a wide range of operating temperatures.

Therefore one of the main reasons to use synthetic transmission fluid is its ability to maintain viscosity across a broad temperature range. Consequently, when using a synthetic fluid you can expect your vehicle to shift more smoothly, whether it’s hot or cold. Coupled to the smooth shifts is a smoother more consistent torque converter lock up and better converter efficiency at high temperatures.

Using synthetic transmission fluid Reduces Operating Costs.
Because synthetic automatic transmission fluids (ATF) do not need to be changed as frequently as a regular products, fewer transmission lube services will mean more money in your pocket. And there’s the hassle factor of booking your car in for a lube service and then getting to the garage and having to wait for the job to be completed.

Extended Transmission Life.
Enhanced extreme-pressure additives provide 5-times better film strength than petroleum ATFs resulting in reduced clutch and gear wear compared to petroleum ATFs. Using synthetic transmission fluid also results in your automatic transmission running cooler and cleaner. Although there are many other reasons to use synthetic transmission fluid, these should be important enough to at least get you thinking.

Please email our Sales Team for assistance with your Land Rover

If you have any questions regarding products or require a quotation please can you email them on info@lrspares.co.za instead of replying directly to the Overlander Chronicles on news@acrotek.co.za. Your email will however reach our Sales Team by means of forwarding but we would like to respond quicker and help you out asap.

Enquire for a list of part items you require or call us on +27(0)11 963 3496/87

We try stay competitive and will beat any written quote within our limits. We buy all accident damaged and unwanted Landy's for cash. If you have any questions regarding our products or services, please contact us by phone or email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. All our prices on line or quoted are exclusive of VAT.

We have countrywide delivery services all over Africa. We Accept Visa and Mastercard.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Hi fellow Landy Lover, 4x4'ers, Landy nuts, Overlander's and outdoor types

So the human in us is seriously over the non stop rain we have been experiencing over the last few weeks but the adventurer is planning our next trip and making sure the Landy is 100% ready for this long weekend. This is the perfect weather to check all your accessories or have new ones fitted, send your vehicle for new brakes, service or maybe even fit one of our custom made spare wheel carriers. The sun is slowly starting to show it's face and one can feel the temperature dropping, this month is moving on really quickly and is pretty much the last of our summer.

The March Madness Discount Sale is in full swing existing and new clients are benefiting from the madness, don’t forget to visit our website to view the specials which range from services, spare parts, brakes, Koni suspension kits and H & R Springs.

We are constantly adding new spare parts to our on line products database whether it is new stock we have imported or stock sourced locally. Don’t let the Rand/Dollar Exchange rate scare you we have made provision to ensure prices are affordable. Go Search our database for your Land Rover spare parts.

March Madness

March Madness Discount Specials

We are running mad discount specials for the whole month of March 2014 Acrotek LR Spares Specials.

Brakes Options 5

Brakes Specials include: Front Brake pads (EBC), sensor and Fitment.

Brakes Options 6

Service Specials include: Front Brake Pads and Fitment.

Brakes Options 7

Service Specials include: Front Brake Pads (Delphi) and Fitment.

Brakes Options 8

Service Specials include: Front Brake Pads and Fitment.

Please go check out our specials page for lots more specials on service, new and used spare parts with up to 25% Discount on March Madness Discount Specials. Specials will be changed on a weekly basis, so have a look at what you require. *Terms, conditions and company policies apply

Landy Festival 2014

52 days until the Landy Festival for 2014

Land Rover Approved Used Vehicles

A new and exciting addition to the Landy Festival is the Land Rover Approved Used Vehicles area. If you are looking for a secondhand Landy then you will probably want to come and visit what will probably be the biggest “Pre-Loved” Land Rover sales area on the planet. Click Here for the Bush Mall Layout to see where the Land Rover Approved Used area will be.

The Landy Festival Bush Mall will be packed with exhibitors and will have various forms of entertainment for expo visitors. Their extensive array of traders and specialists will offer you every part and accessory you can imagine.

Spend some time at the Bush Mall knowing that your kids are safe and being entertained in our secure kiddies area.

They have a wide variety of caterers to suite all tastes… If you are a food vendor with a food license please get in touch with them to apply for a stand in their food court at the Bush Mall.

This year’s beer tent will be the Main Marquee and there will be ample beer available for all who are thirsty. Beer is not the only beverage that we will be serving at the Landy Festival, they will have a wide range of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on sale.

Please email sales@landyfestival.co.za to find out more information.

Acrotek LR Spares support the One in a Million Campaign over the month of March

Acrotek LR Spares are going to donate R10 (1$) for every sale made over the month of March. If you would like to pledge an additional amount, please indicate this at the time of purchase.

This Blue Sky Society Trust “One in a Million” campaign is the latest initiative to help wildlife conservation in Africa. They need your involvement in order for this worthwhile campaign to be a success; it requires the global support of schools, corporates and individuals.

In 2013 over 1004 Rhino were poached, with predictions of close to 30 000 elephants losing their lives, and with lion numbers rapidly diminishing due to canned-hunting our majestic animals are in HUGE DANGER.

They ask for your support, and this is your chance to help us to create change in this dire poaching situation, through education, awareness and various security measures.

It all starts with ONE person.....ONE School....ONE corporate.

For more information please visit the One In a Million or contact Carla Geyser on +27(0)82 800 0828.

Who Knew

General Driving

Go Slow:
Many times newbies think hitting the gas hard will get you out of trouble. While gas can help in some situations, it can also get you into a lot of trouble fast. It is also easier on your 4x4 to go slow and take your time. When you go slow it helps to keep traction. Traction is your friend. When you're spinning your tires, you have decreased traction. Let the tires work for you and go slow.

Along With That is Momentum:
Momentum will help you get up some ledges, hills, and mud holes. This means starting farther back from an obstacle. This comes with experience. Knowing how much momentum you need without going too fast depends on the obstacle. When in doubt watch someone else and learn from their mistakes or experience. Try hitting it with a little momentum and then decide if you need a little more if that doesn't work.

Know Your Limits:
Especially when alone and/or you decide to do some hardcore wheeling before you are due at work! Best to only test your limits when wheeling with another rig or more. If your 4x4 won't clear an obstacle, hitting it harder is just going to damage it and give other people something to laugh about. Don't try to bite off more then you can chew. It could just cost you your car.

Please email our Sales Team for assistance with your Land Rover

If you have any questions regarding products or require a quotation please can you email them on info@lrspares.co.za instead of replying directly to the Overlander Chronicles on news@acrotek.co.za. Your email will however reach our Sales Team by means of forwarding but we would like to respond quicker and help you out asap.

Enquire for a list of part items you require or call us on +27(0)11 963 3496/87

We try stay competitive and will beat any written quote within our limits. We buy all accident damaged and unwanted Landy's for cash. If you have any questions regarding our products or services, please contact us by phone or email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. All our prices on line or quoted are exclusive of VAT.

We have countrywide delivery services all over Africa. We Accept Visa and Mastercard.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Hi fellow 4x4'ers, Landy nuts, Overlander's and outdoor types

The year has started off with a massive bang for us at the Acrotek LR Spares headquarters with the new workshop, new stock arrivals to beat the diving Rand to Dollar. We have been working around the clock to get all our stock up to date, the workshop packed and ready to go with the latest equipment. The new lift is up and ready to make it easier and faster to service engines, remove and replace bodies, service your brakes etc.

We have updated some more information about our services as well as our recommended service plan history for your Landy. Although it is a summary we are working on an item specific service recommendation like changing belts, brakes, gearbox oils etc. Go check out Acrotek LR Spares Workshop for more information...

Acrotek LR Spares support the One in a Million Campaign over the month of March

Acrotek LR Spares are going to donate R10 (1$) for every sale made over the month of March. If you would like to pledge an additional amount, please indicate this at the time of purchase.

This Blue Sky Society Trust “One in a Million” campaign is the latest initiative to help wildlife conservation in Africa. They need your involvement in order for this worthwhile campaign to be a success; it requires the global support of schools, corporates and individuals.

In 2013 over 1004 Rhino were poached, with predictions of close to 30 000 elephants losing their lives, and with lion numbers rapidly diminishing due to canned-hunting our majestic animals are in HUGE DANGER.

They ask for your support, and this is your chance to help us to create change in this dire poaching situation, through education, awareness and various security measures.

It all starts with ONE person.....ONE School....ONE corporate.

For more information please visit the One In a Million or contact Carla Geyser on +27(0)82 800 0828.

March Madness

March Madness Discount Specials

We are running mad discount specials for the whole month of March 2014 Acrotek LR Spares Specials.

Service Option 5

Service Specials include: Oil Filter , Fuel Filter , Air Filter, Pollen Filter ( If applicable) , Sump Plug , Coolant, Injector Cleaner and Consumables.

Service Option 10

Service Specials include: Oil Filter , Fuel Filter , Air Filter, Pollen Filter ( If applicable) , Sump Plug , Coolant, Injector Cleaner and Consumables.

Service Option 17

Service Specials include: Oil Filter , Fuel Filter , Air Filter, Pollen Filter ( If applicable) , Sump Plug , Coolant, Injector Cleaner and Consumables.

Please go check out our specials page for lots more specials on service, new and used spare parts with up to 25% Discount on March Madness Discount Specials. Specials will be changed on a weekly basis, so have a look at what you require. *Terms, conditions and company policies apply

SA 4x4 Community and Reach for a Dream

Reach for a dream 4x4 Family Day

The SA 4x4 Community Forum in conjunction with Reach For a Dream (RFAD) is hosting the third annual 4x4 fun day at Base 4 on 8 March 2014!

As in the past the event focuses first on raising the needed funds for RFAD to help them create lasting dreams for terminally ill children. The event has had huge success in the past three years and the 4x4 Community is proud of being part and main organisers of the event.

We will keep the focus on fun and family. The event is not a vehicle destroying competition and we do not only focus on the advanced drivers. Everybody form experienced to novices are welcome! Some fun and games are also incorporated so that even the least experienced driver will have fun.

Wimpy will also be available on the day with their famous breakfast and lunches. Drinks and other beverages will be available for sale in the main clubhouse.

RFAD 4x4 Family Day

Camping is available at a cost of R65 per stand and can be arranged with BASE 4 directly.

As per usual they will have a raffle and numerous large prizes up for the winning team, drivers (men and women) and LWB & SWB. The Off Road Marshall Unite has kindly donated their time to help marshal the event.

For booking forms or for more information please visit the 4x4 Community forum or contact RFAD (Marnique Nel) on 012 368 1542 for more information...

Landy Festival 2014

We are down to 67 days until the Landy Festival for 2014

Landy Festival 2014 Update.

Just a little update of how planning is going for this years Landy Festival.

Being their 3rd year of organizing the Landy Festival they're a little more prepared and had their lists and budget ready from early. Since their last newsletter went out announcing our on line booking process open we sold out the campsite within the first 3 days. As the sites can accommodate up to 6 people if you have any mates you'd like to join you in the main campsite this can be done.

Please email sales@landyfestival.co.za to find out how.

Who Knew

Land Rover Ninety and One Ten

Production of the model now known as the Defender began in 1983 as the Land Rover One Ten, a name which reflected the 110-inch (2,800 mm) length of the wheelbase. The Land Rover Ninety, with 93-inch (2,362 mm) wheelbase, and Land Rover 127, with 127-inch (3,226 mm) wheelbase, soon followed.

Outwardly, there is little to distinguish the post-1983 vehicles from the Series III Land Rover. A full-length bonnet, revised grille, plus the fitting of wheel arch extensions to cover wider-track axles are the most noticeable changes. Initially the Land Rover was also available with a part-time 4WD system familiar to all derivatives produced since 1949. The part-time system failed to sell and was quickly dropped from the options list by 1984. While the engine and other body panels carried over from the Series III, mechanically the Ninety and One Ten were modernized, including:

  • Coil springs, offering a more comfortable ride and improved axle articulation
  • A permanent four-wheel-drive system derived from the Range Rover, featuring a two-speed transfer gearbox with a lockable centre differential
  • A modernised interior
  • A taller one-piece windscreen
  • A new series of progressively more powerful and more modern engines

To read more about the history of the Defender go visit Land Rover Defender.

Please email our Sales Team for assistance with your Land Rover

If you have any questions regarding products or require a quotation please can you email them on info@lrspares.co.za instead of replying directly to the Overlander Chronicles on news@acrotek.co.za. Your email will however reach our Sales Team by means of forwarding but we would like to respond quicker and help you out asap.

Enquire for a list of part items you require or call us on +27(0)11 963 3496/87

We try stay competitive and will beat any written quote within our limits. We buy all accident damaged and unwanted Landy's for cash. If you have any questions regarding our products or services, please contact us by phone or email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. All our prices on line or quoted are exclusive of VAT.

We have countrywide delivery services all over Africa. We Accept Visa and Mastercard.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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