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    Default will my 4x2 make it to Ponta do ouro?

    As the title says will my auto 3.0d4d 4x2 toyota fortuner manage the trip without 4x4?

    Any advice will be appreciated.

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    Are you towing anything?

    Without a trailer you shouldn't have any problems.
    Let your tires down to 1 bar
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    If you have a diff lock you should easily as long as you choose the right track and avoid the steep sandy sections.
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    Shyam since u rid of your performance vehicles you off the map! lol

    Do you have experience driving on sand?

    If not, you may have a problem. If you have done it before it should be ok.
    Its not about how fast you are but about how quick you get there...


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    Hi

    Most probably, if you let your tyres down as mentioned and keep enough momentum in the thicker sand.
    There is one dune that you will need to just check the correct tracks for easier travel
    If you get stuck, there is also vehicles every now and again that can assist you

    We did it with a normal Terios, only problem was the guys left the aircon on which “stole” the xtra “horses” and got stuck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Die$eL View Post
    Shyam since u rid of your performance vehicles you off the map! lol

    Do you have experience driving on sand?

    If not, you may have a problem. If you have done it before it should be ok.
    Hehe im around bro. Only experience of sand driving is at sodwana.

    Ok good so it can be done. 1 bar and correct route and I should be ok. Not towing anything but friends and scuba gear

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    You will be fine. Just stay in the tracks and dont try funny things.
    I did it numerous times in my 4x2 Isuzu with deflated tyres to 1Bar
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    Just put foot in the sand an keep your difflock on!
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    Ok sweet! my friend told me I will get my answer in a day from this forum. . . And I did. Many thanks

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    Hmmm not so sure about the locker bit in thick sand. What you may gain in traction will surely be overridden by under steer , especially if only in 2 wheel drive .

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    There is not a lot of very sharp turns on the way to Ponta, so the understeer problem should not really matter. Momentum was a lot more important to me in the 4x2 and also keeping in mind to let the bakkie roll to a stop rather than applying hard braking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pretorjn View Post
    .......... Momentum was a lot more important to me in the 4x2 and also keeping in mind to let the bakkie roll to a stop rather than applying hard braking.
    Very good tips. The difflock will save your day.
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    You will make it.
    Just do not try something stupid, and do not travel alone (1 vehicle)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewfus View Post
    ... and do not travel alone (1 vehicle)
    Agreed. Although we did this numerous times in our young and stupid days, it is advisable to rather have a travel companion to get help if need be. Otherwise someone has to walk very far
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    and before you pull away, reverse a meter or so in order to have a nice flat compacted surface to start again... when necessary like in very thick sand; try not to brake; rather roll to a stop

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    A couple of years ago I saw a Bantam parked at simply Suba....don't know how he got there....

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    On my first trip I saw a Polo Playa at Malongane
    I have to admit that it had a towrope attached to the front

    Un believeable what some people will try to do
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    yip as mentioned, dont brake or come to an abrupt stop as it builds a mound of sand in front of your tyres. reverse a little before taking off
    keep momentum up.

    keep to the tracks. Deflate your tyres.

    Best is to have a second vehicle with you.

    Fitting A/T tyres made a Huge difference on my bakkie! Nice thick thread to grab the sand.

    sand driving is sooo much fun! we going to Kosi bay at the beginning of august. Cant wait!!

    End of the day, remember 3/4 of the fun is in getting stuck!
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    Its completely do-able as everyone said. Did it in my 2.5 Drifter. Yes, I did get stuck but luckily plenty 4x4's were around to help. Also Ruan on his 4x4 tractor.


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    Hi there, the short answer is yes, i however do not agree with the locker on, i have done moz many times in my isuzu 4x2 and never got stuck (never used a locker as it is not needed an just gives understeer) what you can look at is deflating even more than 1 bar at the back (leave the front @ 1 bar) in really thick sand i have gone as low as 0.4 bar but keep it straight and steady or you will chuck a bead. (only went \ needed .4 on the famous dune close to kosi bay but for moz .8 rear will be just fine)

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