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Old 10th May 2008, 00:01   #91
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if you know someone in dubai you could get it for Rs4k..
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if you know someone in dubai you could get it for Rs4k..

Vikid, with your extensive experience on sand and dunes, could you give some idea about how much of a base area is required to prevent this high lift jack from sinking into the sand?
Do you carry a wooden board along with the jack?
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I use a smaller version of jack used by tyre mechanics. It is chinese and costs around Rs. 1000/-. In Delhi, you can buy it e.g. in Kashmere Gate. No need for me to send a picture since it is just a miniature version of the familiar stuff. It weighs less than 10 Kg and comes in a box with handle. It lifts Accent in a jiffy (total tyre change time is around 13-15 minutes, starting from pull over) and claims to be good for a truck!

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i too have a grand vitara 2.0 MT , in the video i can only see the rear wheels spinning ?? why is that . it is a permanent 4x4 . did you try putting it in low range ??
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Yes, it was in 4L. But why shouldn't the rear wheel spin? After all it has open diff in rear and front. Any wheel can spin away at lack of traction.
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i had once been to lonavala so i decided to do some off roading in an open plot (it was monsoon) , i managed to get my car stuck in the mud .. all i did was put it in 4L(lock diff) and it was all a piece of cake ! did u try that ? because in lock diff mode all wheels move at the same time, one wheel can not spin away ..
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i had once been to lonavala so i decided to do some off roading in an open plot (it was monsoon) , i managed to get my car stuck in the mud .. all i did was put it in 4L(lock diff) and it was all a piece of cake ! did u try that ? because in lock diff mode all wheels move at the same time, one wheel can not spin away ..
he he he... Samurai has a cj430 Jeep only for off roading. As per him, his CJ 340 can go any where his GV goes, but GV can't even follow the trail where he goes in his Jeep. And he knows a lot off off-roading tips and tricks.

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4L locks only the center diff. Individual front and back wheels can still spin.
So with 4L diff lock mode in GV, you may have a situation where front left and rear right(or vice a versa) are spinning freely
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all i did was put it in 4L(lock diff) and it was all a piece of cake ! did u try that ? because in lock diff mode all wheels move at the same time, one wheel can not spin away ..
Sorry, that is not true. The diff lock in GV applies only to the center diff. The front and rear diffs are always open. In other words, if one tyre in each axle loses traction and starts spinning, you are stuck.

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+1 to last from Samurai. Recently experienced this in remote Rajasthan dune country. One wheel front front and back were in air and the car was immobile in all ranges. Needed few hands of manpower to push it to a situation where one axel was firmly sitting on ground and it pulled away on its own thereafter.
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4L locks only the center diff. Individual front and back wheels can still spin.
So with 4L diff lock mode in GV, you may have a situation where front left and rear right(or vice a versa) are spinning freely
oh did not know that .. thanks ..so you mean that if i am in normal 4H mode (without the lock diff) then even if one wheel goes up .you are stuck ??
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Yes, with no lock mode, even if one wheel loses traction completely, all the torque goes to that wheel.
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