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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    235/65/17 or 255/60/17 for the R5
    Are the 265/65/17 acceptable?

    I have compared gps speed to speedo and it is spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphmoehrke View Post
    Are the 265/65/17 acceptable?

    I have compared gps speed to speedo and it is spot on.
    I run 265/65/17

    Its fine but it does worsen the economy.

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    New year's day fun in the sun!

    videos will follow









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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I run 265/65/17

    Its fine but it does worsen the economy.
    well, it has already exceeded my expectations on economy. Although at moment I do road, I will be looking at some off road tracks to improve my skills, so nice to have.



    thanks!

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    You have the most amazing off road trails there. Stunning.

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    two more videos

    With traction control you need to put foot on cross axles
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwni5ELPwIM


    After I deflated from 2.5bar to 1.4bar it went much easier
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do8FrhcrG7E

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    Out of interest, what gear, locks, esp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowan Blomquist View Post
    Out of interest, what gear, locks, esp?
    low range (tiptronic) , esp off, center diff locked. I dont have a rear diff lock. For the dunes I used 3rd gear. For the rut climbs I used first gear.

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    Ah OK no rear locker, that would have made it a little easier. Nice videos, although the camera makes the rutted climb look easier than it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowan Blomquist View Post
    Ah OK no rear locker, that would have made it a little easier. Nice videos, although the camera makes the rutted climb look easier than it is
    Banzi's hill is easy now.

    The other climb with the walls either side is tricky. Bakkies tend to drag their bellies or diffs there, and its an axle twister so you lose drive on the front right when it lifts.

    A prado couldnt get up there recently - all open diffs.

    I will grab the video quickly.

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    Here is another angle of that climb where the cruiser struggled.

    https://youtu.be/jxGtZkbaeo8


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    To be fair, that Toyota is probably 6-10 years older than the Treg and it has open diffs and no traction control....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevonEllett View Post
    To be fair, that Toyota is probably 6-10 years older than the Treg and it has open diffs and no traction control....
    Agreed.

    The touareg also cost more (when new).

    I think I have opened many eyes that thought a touareg can not compete offroad. Its not the best but it can hold its own.

    And then when you are back on the road......

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    Cocking a leg

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    Articulation..... Whats that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kobus Visagie View Post
    Ek stem saam `n Touareg is better kar as `n Prado in elke liewe opsig. Kan eintlik nie eers die twee vergelyk met mekaar nie.
    Nie in alle opsigte nie.

    Die prado was vir ander doeleimdes ontwerp en gebou. Hulle kan nie rerig met mekaar kompeteer nie.

    Ek dink my fotos en videos het baie bygedra tot die "mindchange" van 'n klomp mense wat gedink het die touareg is n softroader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Nie in alle opsigte nie.

    Die prado was vir ander doeleimdes ontwerp en gebou. Hulle kan nie rerig met mekaar kompeteer nie.

    Ek dink my fotos en videos het baie bygedra tot die "mindchange" van 'n klomp mense wat gedink het die touareg is n softroader.
    that's for sure.

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    I've also given a Prado a beating off-road sometime ago, or likely it was the driver. In the below video at 06:17 onwards, a Prado could not get up there. Was a 4 door pre the current model, VX.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekw1DNpxYyg
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    * consumption needs to be seen in the context that the vehicle is towing an Imagine Trailvan 50% of the time.


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