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    Nicely negotiated.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenplumb View Post
    Nicely negotiated.

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    Truth be told it's not me. The car is point and squirt as long as you have clearance and a bit of traction.

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    LOL, you are looking for trouble posting those.

    Last one not kid friendly btw. PG 16.
    2007 Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI (Facelift, Air, Rear Diff Lock, Rear Mounted Spare)
    2008 Audi A4 B8 2.0 TDI (Multitronic)
    2009 KTM 990 Adventure (Daily Commuter & Weekend Fun)
    2012 Imagine Trailvan 4-Sleeper

    * consumption needs to be seen in the context that the vehicle is towing an Imagine Trailvan 50% of the time.


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    Oops. I claim innocence. I wasn't filming. I will try to edit.

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    Went to Mpongo for a game drive on Saturday.

    Some pictures I received from the guys. I will post my pictures in due time as well.















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    I did this for XJJunkie to show that automatic diesel SUVs can be quick off the line.

    0-50km/h in 4 seconds with brake start. Not bad for a 2.5 Diesel moving a 2.3 ton beetle.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wdGn0o0cHQ


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    Admittedly that's really impressive. Now we need to test it at AD

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    Admittedly i think my weight and narrow tyres are against me in sand but would love to try and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I did this for XJJunkie to show that automatic diesel SUVs can be quick off the line.

    0-50km/h in 4 seconds with brake start. Not bad for a 2.5 Diesel moving a 2.3 ton beetle.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wdGn0o0cHQ

    From when the speedo needle starts moving till it hits 60 times in at 5.1 seconds, not 4. Unless my youtube is running slow ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by johanslabbert View Post
    from when the speedo needle starts moving till it hits 60 times in at 5.1 seconds, not 4. Unless my youtube is running slow ��
    0-50 = 4 seconds.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    Admittedly i think my weight and narrow tyres are against me in sand but would love to try and see.
    It'll be the narrow rev range. Sand needs a long pedal. When diesels hit obstacles they drop revs too quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I did this for XJJunkie to show that automatic diesel SUVs can be quick off the line.

    0-50km/h in 4 seconds with brake start. Not bad for a 2.5 Diesel moving a 2.3 ton beetle.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wdGn0o0cHQ

    From when the speedo needle starts moving till it hits 60 times in at 5.1 seconds, not 4. Unless my youtube is running slow 😉

    Edit, sorry I see you say 50 not 60 🙈

    My bad!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    0-50 = 4 seconds.

    Ya ya sorry sorry I really need to stop posting while driving

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    It'll be the narrow rev range. Sand needs a long pedal. When diesels hit obstacles they drop revs too quickly.
    I have been in sand on small climbs and it spins all 4 wheels endlessly in 3rd gear low range.

    Power is not in short supply. But we can argue awe like. I know that paper stats and real life can be very very different.

    The day will come when we go out together on the dunes and have a laugh together. I look forward to it.

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    Just take it easy on those brake starts hey, on a scale of 1 to 10 of torque converter stress that's about an 11.

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    Jip. I think that is the first time i ever did it. I suppose it can be useful taking a gap but i dint trust an auto to take a gap like i do with a manual.

    But that is also why my brake start lasted only a second or so.

    Then again. Flooring it yields the same stress once boost kicks in. The car shoukd be able to handle it but I also dont like it and dont do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    I have been in sand on small climbs and it spins all 4 wheels endlessly in 3rd gear low range. Power is not in short supply. But we can argue awe like. I know that paper stats and real life can be very very different. The day will come when we go out together on the dunes and have a laugh together. I look forward to it.
    Lemme know & I'll set it up. Spinning is more about tyres, pressures & the drivers throttle control. It takes practice to use the power correctly. If I flaw my 4.0 it'll just stand still. The other Saturday I only had to drive a few kilos & park at our obstacle in AD. My Jeep was fully loaded with family & stuff. I didn't feel like deflating so I just drove past all the people letting air out in the car park. My pressures were at 2.4 & 2.6 :-). It's all about knowing your vehicle

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    On a slightly different note, my platkars handbrake automatically disengages on pull off provided that the drivers seatbelt is on

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    It's all about knowing your vehicle
    +10000

    Every car has it's good and bad points. Knowing your car counts for a lot. I now do certain things easily and without stress that I wouldn't even attempt when I got the car.

    Experience in your OWN car is key.

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