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    Default Re: The Gauteng Januworry 2021 breakfast meeting!

    Could not upload more on previous post so here is the video in a seperate post


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    Quote Originally Posted by XC90 View Post
    Ah yes i remember washing my dads car like it was my own pride and joy, good to see kids are still doing this
    It is the price of admission...

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    Tell us more about the tyres
    Quote Originally Posted by XC90 View Post
    DIdnt take that many pics this time, we were planning on having a relaxing day with no responsibility haha but boy oh boy did we end up having to have a lot of responsibility and get loads of action instead hahah

    Anyways we did get some nice pics of some of the cars though so here is what we got.

    Once again thanks for a great day and like lizard said thanks for the excellent spotting and guidance to navigate some of these obstacles especailly that one particular hole i fell into im terrible with names but the gentleman in the hilux that guided me out of that situation, a big thanks from me

    and yes there is video footage, fortunately the volvo did not pick up any damage, oh yeah To anybody looking at awesome aggresive offroad tyres that wont break the bank, grab a pair of Radar Renegade RT+ tyres, they are excellent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by renier_c View Post
    Tell us more about the tyres
    Driving behind the Volvo for bits, and looking at it go up the first ruts my observation was that they looked very aggressive, but I gotta wonder though, it seemed like they slipped quite a bit.

    Would you put it down to the awd system of the car, were previous tyres worse? Obviously I didn't see the outside of the Freelander while driving up, but it felt as if I struggled a little bit less. I know we spoke about it a bit, so maybe just the systems in the FL helping out a bit more. Keep in mind though I didn't engage any of the Offroad settings up that first obstacle.

    I also noticed you deflated them, mind telling me what you were running at? Mine was not deflated, so I was sitting pretty at 2.4 bar. I think it helped a tiny bit with clearance though.

    The Volvo still impresses me every time I see it in action.
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    The first obstacle was a weird one, was very nervous about it so stopped a lot going up which makes it more difficult getting going again natuarally, but with that being said yes the volvo needs to see a bit more wheelspin before it will brake the spinning wheels, the other issue is i had the air suspension at max height which is good for clearance but bad for wheel articulation so kicking up dust will happen then.

    Overall i do think the landy handles crossaxle situations better, its a bit more aggresive by dedault i think, offroaders is in their dna afterall haha

    But yes the tyres definatlely bite, you can feel they slip a bit on the soft dust layer and then start biting into the harder ground and car then just starts creeping, also on the rocks they bite and fold fantastically into the rocks especially deflated the shoulder lugs help as well and the bits you navigate easily with minimal snaking around

    Pressure i ran was 1.2 bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by XC90 View Post
    The first obstacle was a weird one, was very nervous about it so stopped a lot going up which makes it more difficult getting going again natuarally, but with that being said yes the volvo needs to see a bit more wheelspin before it will brake the spinning wheels, the other issue is i had the air suspension at max height which is good for clearance but bad for wheel articulation so kicking up dust will happen then.

    Overall i do think the landy handles crossaxle situations better, its a bit more aggresive by dedault i think, offroaders is in their dna afterall haha

    But yes the tyres definatlely bite, you can feel they slip a bit on the soft dust layer and then start biting into the harder ground and car then just starts creeping, also on the rocks they bite and fold fantastically into the rocks especially deflated the shoulder lugs help as well and the bits you navigate easily with minimal snaking around

    Pressure i ran was 1.2 bar
    Cool stuff. Yeah, those tyres did fold nicely over rocks.
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    Watching both vehicles from the top, it appears that the Volvo does take longer for the TC to activate, prompting you to lift off the throttle a bit early. I saw that if you persisted then you got traction. Maybe have that checked or adjusted. It should kick in much earlier than it does.

    And dont forget the Panda next time
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizardalpha View Post
    Cool stuff. Yeah, those tyres did fold nicely over rocks.
    So did some of my chassis cross members

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    My favourite photo of the day.

    The rest can be seen at the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/MbHpCMzACvES2M3z7
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    Default Re: The Gauteng Januworry 2021 breakfast meeting!

    Nice pics!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by renier_c View Post
    Nice pics!!!
    Dankie Renier

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    Quote Originally Posted by faniedup View Post
    My favourite photo of the day.

    The rest can be seen at the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/MbHpCMzACvES2M3z7
    Thanks Fanie!!
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    We really need to do this again!!!

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    Default Re: The Gauteng Januworry 2021 breakfast meeting!

    Looks like it was loads of fun.

    Kudos to Andrew for organizing the day.

    I will have to join you guys for the next one.
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    Big thanks to Andrew for organizing, being my chauffeur and teacher! I think I might have succumbed to heat exhaustion if I had followed my plan and observed from my MTB.

    One day when I'm big, I hope to join and actually drive some of the tracks myself...
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    Default Re: The Gauteng Januworry 2021 breakfast meeting!

    My daughter 17 did most of the track. She was disappointed in me not letting her do Gert se klip. Dewildt seems easier that the first time I did it 6 years ago. Or maybe the hilux is just making it easier than the Pajero I had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ama-newbie View Post
    Big thanks to Andrew for organizing, being my chauffeur and teacher! I think I might have succumbed to heat exhaustion if I had followed my plan and observed from my MTB.

    One day when I'm big, I hope to join and actually drive some of the tracks myself...
    I think leaving the bike was the right call.
    I heard on the radio yesterday that Saturday was the hottest day of the season for Gauteng- JHB official temp was 35 and PTA was 37, I recon we were closer to 40 (not sure because the temp readout on my wagon was stuck on 28...)

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    Default Re: The Gauteng Januworry 2021 breakfast meeting!

    Thank you everyone for a aweosme day.
    Adrew for organising the event, yet again 100% stunning.
    Will post some pics later as well.
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    One of the best Brekkie runs and brekkie group of people I have met.

    Awesome day out chaps.
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    Default Re: The Gauteng Januworry 2021 breakfast meeting!

    Sorry I missed it. I've been dying to get to De Wildt. Will check all the photos and video links tonight from the laptop rather.

    Did any of the softies go up Gert se Klip? Did any attempt it? I'd love to see if the Evoque could do it.

    Dom, those tekkies look super nice! What's it done for you fuel consumption though? Were they pricey?
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