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Old 1st April 2009, 09:26   #31
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One more thing I realised on soft sand is that if we dont power up, the vehicle moves faster. i.e NO PEDAL TO METAL..
Ah.. I didn't try this trick on the OTR.

I was always in an impression my Jeep was not fit for the sand offroad. Lucky I am, my explorer did it well expect the incline.
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Guys, the sand was like soft powder and that meant driving with caution and sensibily. I was surprised to find that NDMS tyres dug and didnt not have traction as expected.
The NDMS gives enough traction (bite/dig) but that is not what is required, its better to float over the surface than dig in.

Even some vehicles with radials (235/75/15) like Vinod's MM540 after repeated attempts on the long run up could not make the climb.

Where as on the Short Run up the TLC PZJ75 & MM550XD were able to reach the top, had they deflated the tyres, and selected a fresh patch, they would have made it up.

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The NDMS gives enough traction (bite/dig) but that is not what is required, its better to float over the surface than dig in.

Even some vehicles with radials (235/75/15) like Vinod's MM540 after repeated attempts on the long run up could not make the climb.

Where as on the Short Run up the TLC PZJ75 & MM550XD were able to reach the top, had they deflated the tyres, and selected a fresh patch, they would have made it up.

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Well i think you are right. I didnt deflate tyres this time. i was running on 30 PSI. Patrik deflated upto 20 psi so did siva. I agree with what brutus said, in sand you dont require a dig, you just need a compactor to sail on it.

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And how did the Landcruiser fare with all its goddies? How do you gurus rate its performance as compared to the Jeeps and Gypsy in this particular terrain and event?
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And how did the Landcruiser fare with all its goddies? How do you gurus rate its performance as compared to the Jeeps and Gypsy in this particular terrain and event?
This land cruiser was heavy. But the master knew how to tame the beast. It did very well for its weight and size. 4200 cc inline 6 was silent and powerful. It did what few jeeps couldnt do. This vehicle was with open diff's but when the driver is good there was no stopping for this machine.
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Excellent, Excellent pics. realistic enough to make me feel I am there.
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This land cruiser was heavy. But the master knew how to tame the beast. It did very well for its weight and size. 4200 cc inline 6 was silent and powerful. It did what few jeeps couldnt do. This vehicle was with open diff's but when the driver is good there was no stopping for this machine.
1991 HZJ75 1PZ 3.5L 5cyl 105bhp 238Nm
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1991 HZJ75 1PZ 3.5L 5cyl 105bhp 238Nm
How come i got impression that this is a 4200 cc engine?? Just googled, 2002 models are 4.2 litre 6 cylinder TD models not the old ones. Present engines are 4.8 litre V8 turbo diesel engines in Australia. Thanks for correcting me Arka.

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1991 HZJ75 1PZ 3.5L 5cyl 105bhp 238Nm

Now I need that engine..
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