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    Default Re: Roadholding - centre diff versus straight coupling.

    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    If you are driving in a way that it slides too much or the esp is interfering constantly you are going too fast.

    It's all about experience. You need to play a bit and purposefully get into situations.

    Do this enough and you drive instinctively.

    There is no time to think about what to do in situations like that.

    Softroaders with AWD are actually the best gravellers in my experience.
    Quite so. One of the biggest killers are the last few kilometers of a journey.

    You travel 500km at 140km/h on tar to get to a resort/game farm/campsite...... The last 10km are dirt. You are tired, hungry, thirsty, excited, it's dusk, you don't know the road, you are still in 140km/h sensitized mode. 110km/s feels soooo slow.


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    Default Re: Roadholding - centre diff versus straight coupling.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    You travel 500km at 140km/h on tar to get to a resort/game farm/campsite...... The last 10km are dirt. You are tired, hungry, thirsty, excited, it's dusk, you don't know the road, you are still in 140km/h sensitized mode. 110km/s feels soooo slow.


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    Default Re: Roadholding - centre diff versus straight coupling.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Quite so. One of the biggest killers are the last few kilometers of a journey.

    You travel 500km at 140km/h on tar to get to a resort/game farm/campsite...... The last 10km are dirt. You are tired, hungry, thirsty, excited, it's dusk, you don't know the road, you are still in 140km/h sensitized mode. 110km/s feels soooo slow.


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    Indeed, in our area the most serious accidents used to happen at a sharp bend in the road just 2km after it turns from tar to gravel. This is despite numerous signs posted to warn against the bend...

    After years of asking, the council has now installed a few huge "speed bumps" before the bend, to force people to slow down. The amount of complaints from people damaging their vehicles went up, but I can't remember when last there was a fatal accident on that one notorious corner.
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