Donkey Pass - Platberg - Harrismith




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    Default Donkey Pass - Platberg - Harrismith

    So today I took my first offroad trip in the FL2.

    Went up Donkey pass near Harrismith. This is one steep pass with some 3:1 gradients Happy to report the FL2 made it up sans low range. HDC was a great help on the way down!
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    Default Re: Donkey Pass - Platberg - Harrismith

    Does Freelander have a low range?

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    Default Re: Donkey Pass - Platberg - Harrismith

    Quote Originally Posted by Sechaba View Post
    Does Freelander have a low range?
    Nope
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    Default Re: Donkey Pass - Platberg - Harrismith

    Quote Originally Posted by KurtG View Post
    Nope
    I wonder why they say on mountain pass you need a low range on this road even though its a tar.

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    Default Re: Donkey Pass - Platberg - Harrismith

    Quote Originally Posted by Sechaba View Post
    I wonder why they say on mountain pass you need a low range on this road even though its a tar.
    To be honest one can do without it BUT there were times where having it would have helped with controlling the car as it would have allowed me to move up slowly. At times I found myself moving faster than I would have liked and stopping to assess the situation.
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