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by rapiddescent
Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Wheels of Change
Replies: 9
Views: 1946

Re: Wheels of Change

I have extra strength 245/45-R18 100W, I think these are quite a common tyre and are found on range rovers etc. perfectly ok.
by rapiddescent
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Wheels of Change
Replies: 9
Views: 1946

Re: Wheels of Change

mine has the 18" RX8 wheels and an RX8 spare. Does it make it handle better? yes, it does make a difference, even at Bongo speeds.
by rapiddescent
Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Scotland
Topic: sunday drive
Replies: 8
Views: 2125

Re: sunday drive

Locals drive VERY carefully on that road at night because the deer like to stand on it and lick the salt of the road. please be careful because it takes no prisoners.
by rapiddescent
Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: 18" RX8 wheel's too big or ok?
Replies: 11
Views: 2446

Re: 18" RX8 wheel's too big or ok?

Lifesure had no problems with the +3" rims...
by rapiddescent
Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: 18" RX8 wheel's too big or ok?
Replies: 11
Views: 2446

Re: 18" RX8 wheel's too big or ok?

me too. Tyres are not all that troublesome because they are a popular SUV fit and have high load ratings. I also mod'd the spare wheel carrier to take an RX-8 18" wheel! I'm about to get mine re-powder-coated!
by rapiddescent
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Another dash cam
Replies: 31
Views: 4883

Re: Another dash cam

I have dashcams on the cars and bongo. The funniest thing was when the subaru was in the subaru dealer for service - the mechanics left the ignition on and it recorded them arguing about which subaru model it was (!!!!) and then watched them slam the bonnet down on top of the oil filler cap (which t...
by rapiddescent
Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Scotland
Topic: Anybody got a full size spare wheel for sale.
Replies: 13
Views: 4176

Re: Anybody got a full size spare wheel for sale.

I have got a pretty rusty steel rim with a deflated snow tyre on it. you can have it for free. based in bridge of allan.
by rapiddescent
Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Scotland
Topic: Campers Scotland
Replies: 6
Views: 1648

Re: Campers Scotland

I also used to use Bill before he retired; but used Campers Scotland last time to fix a coolant hose (i.e. a complicated fix) and they did it really well I was pleasantly surprised. I'm glad they are moving because they did not have enough room at Tilli and bongo's could easily get bumped or scratch...
by rapiddescent
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Scotland
Topic: Bill's retired. so has my bongo... :-(
Replies: 29
Views: 6242

Re: Bill's retired. so has my bongo... :-(

just a quick post to say that Campers Scotland in Tillicoultry did an ace job on my bongo and managed to sort out a lot of wee things at the same time. recommended. my new bongo doctors.
by rapiddescent
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Scotland
Topic: Bill's retired. so has my bongo... :-(
Replies: 29
Views: 6242

Re: Bill's retired. so has my bongo... :-(

excellent - thanks Sara. I'm based in Bridge of Allan so Tilli is pretty convenient for me. It's a bit more than a bleed job unfortunately!!!
by rapiddescent
Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Scotland
Topic: Bill's retired. so has my bongo... :-(
Replies: 29
Views: 6242

Bill's retired. so has my bongo... :-(

Just had an email from Bill and Campercraft is no more. Does anyone know any other good quality Bongo mechanics in central Scotland? I know there is a bongo garage in Tillicoultry but I've never used them for mechanical stuff before. Any help much appreciated because I need some coolant jobs done (a...
by rapiddescent
Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: New stereo draining my battery (I think)
Replies: 15
Views: 2835

Re: New stereo draining my battery (I think)

I bought one of those all-singing all dancing units as well - but i put a wee round rocker switch on the sidewall of the little compartment under the radio slot so every time i leave the bongo i just kill all power to the radio. i did this to stop the LB draining whilst stationary. Also, bear in min...
by rapiddescent
Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Work has Started
Replies: 9
Views: 1883

Re: Work has Started

If you are going to use LEDs, use the high power CREE xpg or xlm. There's a new one at 1600 lumens but it is not generally available yet. There are things to think about. 1. the led colour temperature. Too low, and the bulbs look blue and will fail mot. Also, blue is not friendly to the eyes. I blam...
by rapiddescent
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: new wheels
Replies: 7
Views: 1395

Re: new wheels

what profile tyres have you go on there? They look like 35's (i.e. the actual RX-8 tyres...) I have much deeper tyres with high load sidewalls.
by rapiddescent
Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Bongo Campervan Wifi
Replies: 27
Views: 4023

Re: Bongo Campervan Wifi

I'll write up a howto guide over the break!!