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Old 14th September 2007, 23:41   #1
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Hey fellow bhpians. This is my first post so please tell me if i doing it right or if you have any suggestions for next time.

The Toyota Fj Cruiser is still farily new and suprisingly most people don't even know about it yet. In my Club from Riyadh, KSA we have two members who recently purchased them. One is a manual and the other an automatic. So one weekend we decided to take the two 4.0 V6's out to the desert to see what they could do. Here are the results, they speak for themselves.


--Filling up at the Gas station before the 40min drive to the outskirts of the city



--On the way there. No "real" speed limits in this country. (115MPH) Pretty fast for a SUV!



--On the trail to the real dunes.



--The madness starts!!!





Hope you enjoyed it. Will be posting my experience with the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 8 very soon!

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HI Tjallu.

Why don't you post thumbnails? That way people can decide what pics they want to see.

You can find more information here.
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Tjallu - Those are some nice pics! You guys really have fun in your country esp. with the speeding!
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Nice pics tjallu.. Do post more pics in thumbnails..
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nice pictures tjallu. the FJ cruiser is deffinately a good offraoder and looker. the top speed 115 that you guys touched is great for an SUV this size. looking forward to some more pictures. thanks for posting.
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Sorry about not posting in thumbnails. Im still learning how to post pictures. Thanks for the advice.
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Another picture from that day. The Land Cruiser got stuck so we used the FJ to pull it out using the yellow cable that a friend is holding on to in the picture.



I believe this is the correct format to upload pictures, if not please inform me. Thanks.
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I believe this is the correct format to upload pictures, if not please inform me. Thanks.
yupp, you got it right.
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This looks like fun...
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Excellent pics!!

Do you reduce the pressure of the tyres before the dunes?
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Do you reduce the pressure of the tyres before the dunes?
You have to. To between 17 and 21 psi, depending on the car.
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excellent pictures, put some more.
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During Dune bashing, does it matter whether you have an auto or a manual? I guess its the manual that rules? (or I could be told otherwise!)
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Sometimes,manual can be a pain off-road.
Too much torque will get u stuck in soft-conditions like desert sand, slush,etc..
But,its definitely a plus for rocky terrain.
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Over here for tire pressure we do between 13-15 psi.
As far as transmission, it has to be a manual. Atleast thats what we prefer because autos tend to change gears at the wrong times. However the FJ's auto transmission is pretty ferocious and revvs pretty hard. But in the end you have more control when driving with manual.
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