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Old 26th April 2014, 15:33   #1
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Don't know if this is true! Is it really possible to park it in such a tight spot?

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Don't know if this is true! Is it really possible to park it in such a tight spot?

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This photo has been discussed at large on the 4x4 India FB page. It is possible to park i such tight spaces by drifting the Fortuner,thats what many sugested.
It's a standard feature on the Toyota Landcruiser LC200. Have a look skip till 1.56.
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Don't know if this is true! Is it really possible to park it in such a tight spot?
I've seen cars parked like this on wheeler dealers. They're usually parked and taken out using chocks and engine oil, basically slid in and out.
Although why someone would do that to a daily drive, not clear.
I don't subscribe to the drifting theory though.
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Labour is cheap in India! (Or, at least, so they say: seems to me to be getting more expensive every day) So you get a few guys each side and lift it into position.

But there is an easier way to do that, and I remember some kids at school doing something similar to put a teacher's car in an impossible situation. This was in early 1960s, so don't expect details from my memory, but the essence is that you bounce the car on its suspension, and shift it very slightly at the top of each bounce. It's quicker and easier than it sounds.
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This photo has been discussed at large on the 4x4 India FB page. It is possible to park i such tight spaces by drifting the Fortuner,thats what many sugested.
Hey there!
But is that feature available in the Fortuner too?
Is such parking just not possible with a normal car without any of such fancy features as in the video or sliding or lifting or any other thing?

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I just explained a couple of ways in which it is possible, although neither, technically, could be described as parking
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Mystery solved! Heh heh!

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Hey there!
But is that feature available in the Fortuner too?
Is such parking just not possible with a normal car without any of such fancy features as in the video or sliding or lifting or any other thing?

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Hey long time no see!
The turn assist is not available in the Fortuner. It is possible to park a normal car with the handbrake on and by sliding it.
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Hey long time no see!
The turn assist is not available in the Fortuner. It is possible to park a normal car with the handbrake on and by sliding it.
But we are talking about a 2 tonne monster here and it is no marble flooring. Does that theory still hold good?

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Hey long time no see!
The turn assist is not available in the Fortuner. It is possible to park a normal car with the handbrake on and by sliding it.
Brother really not able to get you. How is it possible?
Something to do with 4WD or anything like that?

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But we are talking about a 2 tonne monster here and it is no marble flooring. Does that theory still hold good?
It has enough power to slide even on that kind of pavement. But now even I think its not parked like that!

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Brother really not able to get you. How is it possible?
Something to do with 4WD or anything like that?

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No 4wd involved here just pure spinning of one set of wheels while the other set is locked by the handbrake.

In the pic we can see the tyre marks which suggest the front tyres were sliding inwards, but the car is a 2wd. Meaning only the rear wheels can spin. So how is it possible?

Some one with a Fortuner or any rear-wheel drive SUV please help us!
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It has enough power to slide even on that kind of pavement. But now even I think its not parked like that!

No 4wd involved here just pure spinning of one set of wheels while the other set is locked by the handbrake.

In the pic we can see the tyre marks which suggest the front tyres were sliding inwards, but the car is a 2wd. Meaning only the rear wheels can spin. So how is it possible?

Some one with a Fortuner or any rear-wheel drive SUV please help us!
All I can think of is a scenario where the driver requested help from his friend who own a big a** forklift. 5-7 Ton Forklift can easily do this.
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... but the essence is that you bounce the car on its suspension, and shift it very slightly at the top of each bounce. It's quicker and easier than it sounds.
I witnessed this yesterday at Pratham motors, Bangalore! Normally cars arrive in the morning for servicing and are delivered in the evening same day. So there's always a rush at 6 / 6-30 PM to take car deliveries. I was there to fit a D/N irvm and while coming out of the service station,there was a SX4 parked in the middle of a narrow driveway. Somebody locked it and went away. Cars were lining up to go out but were not able to because of the SX4. After a few minutes, 3 workshop guys arrived. They bounced the SX4 on its rear suspension 5-6 times and then suddenly shifted its rear-side to the left. Then they did the same with the front-side too by bouncing the front. So maybe, this way the T-fort can be shifted to its parking spot. But it would need more men and more bouncing.
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Great! I was beginning to think that nobody had taken me seriously!

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Fortuner posts moved out from the quirky signs discussion. Such parking skill deserves its own thread
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