Acrotek LR Spares

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

So as for the month of Mayhem it has been true to its name, we have been running around trying to keep up with the constant demand for spare parts, services and maintenance. Thanks again to everyone for your support especially over the time of moving into our new workshop, getting all the stock in order and making sure we can have all the spares required for a quality service. After the defeat handed to us by the 3 Provinces we have decided it's time for a round two so be sure to read about it further down as well as make your booking and join us.

Just a reminder that you are all welcome to follow us on twitter for the latest updates, some helpful information, trips and new products. Head over and share your thoughts, experience and ideas on our Facebook Page.

We have updated some information on our spare parts database as well as adding new parts on a weekly basis, whether it is new stock we have imported or stock sourced locally. Go Search our database for your Land Rover spare parts. If you do not find what you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact us, we receive stock on a daily basis and if you want it we will source it.

Vision X LED Lights

Vision X Cannon 25 Watt LED Driving Light

The first-ever 4.5" Light Cannon LED light by Vision X Lighting, takes automotive lighting technology to extraordinary lengths by shining over 1000 feet of usable light from a single 25 watt LED. The intense 10 degree spot pattern Light Cannon is also like having 12 lights in 1! It enables optional Snap on polycarbonate cover filters to quickly change the beam pattern from Spot to Euro or Flood, while the colored filters (Clear, Blue, Amber, or Red) can improve visibility in various conditions. The universal single bolt mounting accompanied by an available wiring harness, provides a quick, traditional installation on a multitude of applications.

Exclusive Technology:

The new 120 millimeter (4.5") artillery from Vision X marks another groundbreaking move by the progressive light manufacture, as they have formed an exclusive alliance with Luminus, the world's leading big chip LED manufacture. The 25 watt Luminus Ultra-Premium LED combined with Vision X's Prime Drive, Integrated Thermal Management, and proprietary Iris Reflector Technology produce amazing lighting distance and reliability, with a smooth light pattern.

Lightweight and Tough:

This leading technology is captured by a lightweight, high strength Hybrid Aluminum/Polycarbonate housing (only 2lbs.), providing the optimum combination for enduring the hottest, coldest, wettest (IP-68 waterproof rating) and most rugged conditions.

Protection and Improved Visibility:

Up to 13 different Light Cannon Cover Filters are available. Each polycarbonate translucent cover also protects the Light Cannon as well as improving vision in dust, fog or snow. Each is finished with a glow in the dark printed "X" for a cool look at night when the Light Cannons are off.

Unbelievable Value:

The Light Cannon LED light comes standard with Vision X's Extended Warranty and in a single 4.5" light, or available in the Light Cannon Kit with two 4.5" Light Cannons and Wiring Harness.

Cannon 25 LED

Summary of Features:

  • 1000' of Usable Light
  • 25 watt Luminus Single LED for Smoothest Pattern
  • 4.5" Round with 10° Narrow Beam, Optional Snap on Filters
  • 12 Optional Snap on Driving Filters - Spot, Euro, Flood and Clear, Blue, Amber, Red
  • Optional Black Out filter with Glow In The Dark "X"
  • Universal Single Bolt Mounting
  • Ultra Lightweight 2 lb Hybrid Construction
  • Proprietary IRIS Reflector Technology
  • Prime Drive for Enhanced Reliability and Output
  • Integrated Electronic Thermal Management
  • Polycarbonate Lens
  • IP-68 Waterproof
  • Weatherproof Deutsch Connector

If you are looking for a lighting system for your vehicle, feel free to email us and let us know what you are looking for.

3 Provinces Tour

Join us on our return to conquer the 3 Provinces

Three Provinces 4x4 Adventures

Not knowing what to expect we set off on Friday afternoon to arrive later that evening to our 6 sleeper Rock cabin hosted by the very friendly and welcoming Ronel and Herman. After taking out a tap leaving us with no clean water for one night we decided the best thing to do was eat and go to sleep. We set off early Saturday morning only to be man handled by the 4x4 trails and get lost while having so much fun we have decided to do it all over again. We have had time to dust ourselves off and fix a few cars for round 2 with the intention of completing the course and not being beaten.

The Three Provinces trails are on a farm called Waterval, which is three hours’ drive from Gauteng, near Volksrust.

Here, on the top of Langkrans (a sheer cliff 2 253 m above sea level), is where KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Free State officially meet in a masterpiece of nature, hence the name Three Provinces.

Located on the Natal Battlefields Route, Three Provinces 4×4 Adventures has three trails: the 34 km Three Provinces Trail, the 8 km Wildkamp Trail and the 5 km Bobbejaankrans Trail. The Three Provinces Trail is a scenic route that takes a full day to complete. It’s interspersed with challenging sections where drivers need to keep their wits about them.

One such section is Helshoogte, a grade 5 steep incline with loose boulders and a stream running down the track. It has humbled many a driver, so be careful… You will need experience, a good knowledge of your vehicle and a calm head to negotiate your way to the top. This section is worse in wet weather, when recovery gear is essential.

A worthwhile additional trip operated by Three Provinces, is the guided Roodedraai Battlefield Route. Varying between 70 km and 90 km, it takes a full day to complete. It needs to be booked in advance. The Roodedraai route takes you onto the adjoining farms, where the battles of Allemansnek, Karenplaats and Amajuba took place. A guide vehicle and historical expert are available.

The area is rich in history, and the Waterval farmhouse dates back to the 1800's. It’s been in the Geldenhuys family since 1952, and Ronel has a wealth of information and anecdotes about the region.

What you need to know

Accommodation

The two-bedroom farmhouse sleeps 6 and offers catering. Alternatively, you can stay in one of two self-catering guest houses that sleep 6 and 20 respectively, or in one of two mountain log cabins that sleep four each. The camp site at the foot of a cliff has hot water but no electricity.

What else?

The Roodedraai Museum is well worth a visit. There you will find relics of old country living, and there is a children’s pet farm nearby.

Everyone is welcome to join us but please make sure you arrange your own bookings from the 13th to the 16th of June 2014.

Contact:
Herman and Ronel
082 785 8002
017 735 5286
3provinsies4x4@xsinet.co.za

Nearest town: Volksrust (13 km)

Best time to go: All year round

Route distances: 34 km, 8 km, 5 km and/or 70-90 km

How long will I be driving? A full day at least

GPS: S27.40849 E29.75269

Sani Pass

The tarring of Sani Pass has been approved

Durban - The tarring of Sani Pass has been approved by Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, the KwaZulu-Natal transport department announced on Wednesday. The road, famed for being a grueling 4x4 vehicle drive, links Underberg with Mokhotlong. KwaZulu-Natal transport MEC Willies Mchunu said that the tarring of the road would improve trade relations between South Africa and Lesotho. "As well, seamless and legal movement of people between the two countries will help strengthen our economic ties, grow shared opportunities and ensure sustainable and mutually beneficial development for both countries," said Mchunu. The announcement that the road would be tarred follows a lengthy opposition campaign from tour operators and community members in the Underberg area.

Environmental groups were also at loggerheads over the benefit of having the road tarred. The Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa was one of the groups opposed while the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife were in favour of the project. "From an environmental perspective, it makes economic sense to upgrade the road from gravel to tar as gravel roads require regular maintenance every two years. Furthermore, retaining the road in its gravel state will actually negatively impact the surrounding environment," said Mchunu.

Top gravel

Russel Suchet, a tour operator, said: "We are extremely disappointed." He had been a part of a concerted effort to keep the top portion of the pass gravel. He said that the appeal of the pass was its gravel status. Initially when the tarring of the pass had been mooted many locals opposed the proposal. The department of environmental affairs approved the upgrading of the road as long as the final 5km stretch up the pass to the border post remained gravel. Mchunu said that the total cost of upgrading the 19km from Old Good Hope Trading Post to the summit of the Sani Pass at the border post would cost R887m. - SAPA

To read the full story, see discussions and concerns by the public visit News 24 - Breaking news first and for more information about the 4x4 Sani Pass then visit Mountain Passes for a cyber drive experience.

We would like to tour this road before they go ahead with the tarring so please send us feedback as to dates for July 2014. We were thinking the weekend of the 11th of July so contact us via email or visit our Facebook Page and let us know your thoughts and ideas.

90 and 110 Defender Stickers

Acrotek LR Spares sticker sets for the 90 and 110 Defenders

We finally have stock of the Land Rover Defender Series sticker sets so please email us and let us know if you would be interested in owning a new set of styling decals for your Defender 90, 110 2 door and 4 door and the Defender 130.

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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Acrotek LR Spares

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

The month of May is officially short for mayhem as we have not been able to sit down and catch up on all the news and events. Between trying to get all your orders out on delivery within 24 hours, services and maintenance in the workshop, adding new products to our range we have been going non stop. We are looking forward to our little trip on the 23rd of May to the 3 Provinces as it's certainly not coming soon enough.

Just a reminder that you are all welcome to follow us on twitter for the latest updates, some helpful information and new products. How was your experience at the Landy Festival? Please share your thoughts on our Facebook Page.

We have updated some information on our spare parts database as well as adding new parts on a weekly basis, whether it is new stock we have imported or stock sourced locally. Go Search our database for your Land Rover spare parts. If you do not find what you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact us, we receive stock on a daily basis and if you want it we will source it.

Warn Winches

Premium Series Winches - M8000 - Compact, Tough and Reliable

An outstanding value for bakkies and sport utility vehicles. The M8000, with its 4.8-hp Series Wound motor and 3-stage planetary geartrain, packs 8,000 lbs. of pulling power to get the job done. Available with 30m of wire rope and roller fairlead. Pulls a fast 2.4m. per minute at rated load.

Rated Line Pull: 8,000 lbs. (3630 kgs) single-line
Intended Use: Vehicle Recovery / For bakkies and SUVs
Motor: 12V 4.8 hp, 24V 2.1 hp, Series Wound
Remote Control: Remote, 3.7m lead
Geartrain: 3-Stage Planetary
Gear Ratio: 216:1
Lubrication: Aeroshell #17
Clutch (freespooling): Sliding Ring Gear
Brake: Automatic Direct Drive Cone
Drum Diameter/Length: 6.4cm/23cm
Weight: 34 kgs
Wire Rope: 30m, 8mm diam
Recommended Battery: 650 CCA minimum for winching
Battery Leads: 2 gauge, 1.83m
Finish: Argent Gray Powder Coat

If you are looking for a winch and recovery system for your vehicle, feel free to email us and let us know what you are looking for.

3 Provinces Tour

Please feel free to join us on our next trip

Three Provinces 4×4 Adventures

The Three Provinces trails are on a farm called Waterval, which is three hours’ drive from Gauteng, near Volksrust.

Here, on the top of Langkrans (a sheer cliff 2 253 m above sea level), is where KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Free State officially meet in a masterpiece of nature, hence the name Three Provinces.

Located on the Natal Battlefields Route, Three Provinces 4×4 Adventures has three trails: the 34 km Three Provinces Trail, the 8 km Wildkamp Trail and the 5 km Bobbejaankrans Trail. The Three Provinces Trail is a scenic route that takes a full day to complete. It’s interspersed with challenging sections where drivers need to keep their wits about them.

One such section is Helshoogte, a grade 5 steep incline with loose boulders and a stream running down the track. It has humbled many a driver, so be careful… You will need experience, a good knowledge of your vehicle and a calm head to negotiate your way to the top. This section is worse in wet weather, when recovery gear is essential.

A worthwhile additional trip operated by Three Provinces, is the guided Roodedraai Battlefield Route. Varying between 70 km and 90 km, it takes a full day to complete. It needs to be booked in advance. The Roodedraai route takes you onto the adjoining farms, where the battles of Allemansnek, Karenplaats and Amajuba took place. A guide vehicle and historical expert are available.

The area is rich in history, and the Waterval farmhouse dates back to the 1800's. It’s been in the Geldenhuys family since 1952, and Ronel has a wealth of information and anecdotes about the region.

What you need to know

Accommodation

The two-bedroom farmhouse sleeps 6 and offers catering. Alternatively, you can stay in one of two self-catering guest houses that sleep 6 and 20 respectively, or in one of two mountain log cabins that sleep four each. The camp site at the foot of a cliff has hot water but no electricity.

What else?

The Roodedraai Museum is well worth a visit. There you will find relics of old country living, and there is a children’s pet farm nearby.

Everyone is welcome to join us but please make sure you arrange your own bookings from the 23rd to 25th May 2014.

Contact:
Herman and Ronel
082 785 8002
017 735 5286
3provinsies4x4@xsinet.co.za

Nearest town: Volksrust (13 km)

Best time to go: All year round

Route distances: 34 km, 8 km, 5 km and/or 70-90 km

How long will I be driving? A full day at least

GPS: S27.40849 E29.75269

90 and 110 Defender Stickers

Acrotek LR Spares sticker sets for the 90 and 110 Defenders

We are looking at running a series of sticker kits for the Defender Series so please email us and let us know if you would be interested in owning a new set of decals for your Defender.

Land Rover Defender

Feds Declare War on Black-Market Land Rover Defenders

About half of the action movies made in the 1980s and 1990s, it seems, end up with a final showdown in a shipyard, hero and villains weaving through crates and pallets and containers. (The other half in abandoned warehouses and steel mills with free-flowing magnesium sparks.) “Diplomatic immunity!” a South African criminal taunts from atop a cargo ship in Lethal Weapon 2, moments before Danny Glover drops him.

Real encounters at America’s shipping ports are overwhelmingly more banal, with customs officers generally not expecting to find containers stuffed with Krugerrands and cash—although one assumes it does happen from time to time—but for much of 2012 and 2013, they have seen a great deal of action among contraband vehicles. It’s not dictator-gold Benzes that U.S. Customs is hunting for, like the S-class in that Lethal Weapon 2 scene, nor tax-dodging Ferrari's, or even 900-hp Nissan Skylines.

No, the vehicle that’s the subject of the most scrutiny is that great British contribution to driving in mud, the Land Rover Defender. Customs and Border Protection, working with NHTSA, has seized more than 20 at ports in the past 18 months. In March, Homeland Security and CBP carted off almost 20 Defenders from a chiropractor’s house in suburban North Carolina. What’s going on?

Pain Point
A few years ago, Customs and Border Protection sat down with several federal agencies—whose regulations it enforces at the borders and ports—to discuss deeper collaboration. They set up an office called Import Safety Commercial Targeting and Analysis Center, a very federal name for a joint project that let officials from CBP and these other agencies work in the same building and figure out how to best enforce import rules. Customs executives asked NHTSA what its pain points were with unauthorized vehicles coming into the country. The answer? Defenders.

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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