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    hi,

    what tyre pressure would you deflate to for moz and kosi bay in a jimny? or leave them as it is?

    i also take it high range the whole way? they mention an incline where people battle to get to the site? would you then engage low range?

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    Hi Little lady how are you?

    Deflate your tyres to 1.5bar. you should be fine. To go up an incline choose the right line. Pull away in 1st low range build up momentum change to second before you hit the incline and then play on the throttle to feel the traction. If you floor it in second you might wheelspin and loose traction
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    1.5 won’t work(1.6 is std). You looking at 1bar here. If you don’t make it high range. Try 2 low, speed and momentum is the key.

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    Hey Wizzard

    Did not know 1.6 is the std pressure. I run my Little bantam's tyres at 3 bar
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    Umh 1.0 bar 2nd gear low range.

    Try playing with 1 bar in high range 2x4 with only 2wd.

    Check how far you can get its awesum.

    Dont stop suddenly(fast)

    Keep on tracks.

    when the okes in the big hardore 4x4's check you out thinking "what is that stupid car?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bos suzi View Post
    Try playing with 1 bar in high range 2x4 with only 2wd.
    Check how far you can get its awesum.
    It may be awesome; but you'll be putting undue stress on drivetrain - and doing more damage to the tracks than is necessary. Engage 4wd as soon as you hit the sand.

    You'll soon figure out what gear/range you're supposed to be in. If you're riding the clutch alot or running out of 'steam'; lower the gears...get a run-up for steep inclines, i.e. momentum; as wizerd mentioned; is key in sand.

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    We recently did a 28 km riverbed run with 4 Jimnys. We started with 1.2, then dropped to 1, and eventually found 0.8 bar to be the best in the fine sand.
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    Where in moz & Kosi? Are you planning to go bushwacking proper? Its hardly necessary on the sand roads, 4WD at standard pressure is just fine. You wont spin and damage the road. I passed a jetta with a trailer the last time i drove from Kosi border up to Malongane, he was doing fine. A jimny is so light.
    You will just stand a greater chance of cutting a sidewall, when its not really necessary to deflate.

    High range is good for sand, as momentum is key, get the revs up and go. It not like crawling over rocks.

    In terms of not damaging the road, try not to spin when pulling away, try not to stop on an incline and avoid slamming on brakes.

    Inclines catch people out when they stop on them, or dont change down early enough, so they loose momentum, then drop 2 gears, floor it, spin and dig in. Keep revs up and thus momentum.
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    I agree with 0.8 - 1Bar - I still have not fitted any proper offroad tyres to my JEEP WJ, still driving with the tyres I bought her with, and I deflate them to 1Bar and drive all over the sand here along the coast.
    The times I do get stuck it is becuase I try my luck to go play with the other guys with proper tyres.


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    thanks all, im planning on staying at Kosi moon i have also asked them for a map as to how to get there. i am still uncertian what the best route from JHB is.

    hope you all have a great feastive season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madota F250 View Post
    Hey Wizzard

    Did not know 1.6 is the std pressure. I run my Little bantam's tyres at 3 bar
    Madota, that's 'cause it's normally full of the KK stuff

    LL, just have a decent compressor / pressure gauge with - thought my digital pressure gauge was in bars and it's in psi - was letting the tyres down to 5 Psi instead of 0.5 Bar - no wonder I took a tyre off the bead in sand

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    In sand i go down to .5 Bar. Never had a problem with de-beading, because the Jimny is so light.
    As for 4x4H in the sand, i do not agree. It`s only a 1300. Rather use 4x4L and drive in 4th or 5th, but at least you know that you can instantly change down a gear without stopping before you have to tackle an incline. You cannot change down while climbing a dune.
    The toque in 4x4 H is just not there, and the momentum in 1st or 2nd H will not get you to the top either.
    OK that is if you are going to drive dunes.
    I have never been there
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    Photos of me climbing dunes at Atlanis Dunes every 2nd weekend.
    I find 2nd or 3rd 4x4L works best.
    Let me know after your holiday if you agree.
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    Hi, even on my 3.5 v6 auto Pajero it worked better for me to use Low Range and 0.8bar on my muds, with that we even helped the locals get out of the sand. Enjoy the trip.

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    Enjoy your holiday, MJ. Have a blast!

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