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    Default Re: Help needed! Stuck in dunes on Baden Powel Drive

    Could the drivers side be spinning? Don't know the lockup system on those things.
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    Default Re: Help needed! Stuck in dunes on Baden Powel Drive

    Looked like a nice little mini-GTG, but I though someone said they were stuck ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenD View Post
    Could the drivers side be spinning? Don't know the lockup system on those things.

    Correct no front diff lock, where modern day traction control system would have made a huge difference

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    Default Re: Help needed! Stuck in dunes on Baden Powel Drive

    That's not a pajero...

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    Default Re: Help needed! Stuck in dunes on Baden Powel Drive

    But despite the mistaken identity , well done for going to fetch him!

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    Default Re: Help needed! Stuck in dunes on Baden Powel Drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaws. View Post
    Looking at that video again, and not that I'm driving guru but Im pretty sure I would have been able to drive that Prado out there with just a bit effort.
    Absolutely. It's a little embarrassing actually. That driver has zero skills. The short lever wasn't in the correct place either.

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    Default Re: Help needed! Stuck in dunes on Baden Powel Drive

    @0:25 there is some wheelspin from the left front wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KobusDJ View Post
    @0:25 there is some wheelspin from the left front wheel.
    I saw that. But suspect it was in awd, not 4wd

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    Default Re: Help needed! Stuck in dunes on Baden Powel Drive

    Is that Prado model permanent 4wd with centre diff?
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    Default Re: Help needed! Stuck in dunes on Baden Powel Drive

    Could still have a locked centre diff and spin only the front right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenD View Post
    Could still have a locked centre diff and spin only the front right.
    Agreed, front right & rear left. But I don't think that the CDL was engaged, otherwise he would have driven out of that with not too much effort. The kick of sand from the front wheel was probably the TC kicking in, caused by the opposite front spinning. A lack of CDL would have caused him too dig a hole like he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Junkie View Post
    Agreed, front right & rear left. But I don't think that the CDL was engaged, otherwise he would have driven out of that with not too much effort..
    There is not much difference between an open or locked limited slip Torsen middle diff. I once wanted to demonstrate to a passenger that my Fortuner is permanent 4x4 by stopping with the front wheels on a slippery patch and pulling of with the handbrake on. There was sufficient traction under the front wheels to activate the clutches and I effectively fighting against the hand brake.

    Traction control should have prevented individual wheels on same axle from spinning. I have seen a video clip of a Prado going up Moegatle with TC keep the airborne wheel in check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarOne View Post
    Traction control should have prevented individual wheels on same axle from spinning.
    That's why the left front kicked. Because the front right got braked by the TC?

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    Default Re: Help needed! Stuck in dunes on Baden Powel Drive

    TC is what got them stuck...

    Well done for going to help them!!!

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    After checking that video (yes it is a Prado !) I see the driver needs a basic off-road course.
    On a flat piece of road in 10 cm of sand you never bury a Prado that you need help or assistance.
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    - deflate the tyres (then you don't get stuck in first place)
    If you get stuck then forward and reverse to get some movements possible then "wriggle it out"
    - Put the correct tyres (only for repeated outings.

    Sorry to sound like a smart ass, but you need training if you get stuck with a capable vehicle on such an "obstacle".
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    Default Re: Help needed! Stuck in dunes on Baden Powel Drive

    Sheesh, you guys are tough on inexperienced drivers huh? :-)

    But yeah, no doubt someone with more experience would have had more luck. With that in mind i am going to chat to my brother's FIL and next time i'm down in CT see if we can get to Atlantis dunes in his Prado... I'll be sure to post a thread prior and see if some want to join.

    Once again, a big thanks to the forum and specifically to Michael for helping them out. I am once again humbled by so many of you willing to help. Bravo.

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    Default Re: Help needed! Stuck in dunes on Baden Powel Drive

    I'm sure lagusaurus would have gotten into the Prado and driven it out if he thought it was possible...

    I did the same for a friend in a Legend 45 over the weekend. Much easier to put the thing in low range and ease it out of the hole than bring my car around and recover him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou07 View Post
    I'm sure lagusaurus would have gotten into the Prado and driven it out if he thought it was possible... I did the same for a friend in a Legend 45 over the weekend. Much easier to put the thing in low range and ease it out of the hole than bring my car around and recover him
    Absolutely right.

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