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Date Registered: 07-2008
Location: Perth, WA
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testing Xtrail modes in soft sand-56k warning


Dropped tyre [pressures to what I thought was around 13 psi (as per gauge) but actual pressures 18psi. Hence got deep in. Used a club member's MaxTrax set to get out.

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The 'hill' is quite deceptive and again running at the incorrect higher pressures got enough momentum to crest the hil but lacked steering direction - hence headed for the scrub bush and then landed on LH front which you can hear pop.

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Gingerly made way down other side onto harder ground, jacked up vehicle and rebeaded tyre onto rim.

Further runs were done at actual 12psi and 4WDlock and ESP off with no issue. Manual diesel a breeze in these conditions.

Enjoy!

John


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Date Registered: 06-2008
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW
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Re: testing Xtrail modes in soft sand-56k warning


John
Its amazing how much difference tyre pressure can make on sand.
Great videos, your lucky that you didn't bottom the exy out before you used the Maxtrax.
Tony

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Re: testing Xtrail modes in soft sand-56k warning


Actually bottomed out completely - got the shovels out to get the tracks underneath!

John

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Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
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Re: testing Xtrail modes in soft sand-56k warning


An excellent example of self-recovery using an awesome peace of kit that one should have when venturing on sand (more so if doing it alone with no one to help)

I got really worried when I saw you heading towards that bush. Is the bumper OK?

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Date Registered: 07-2008
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 emoticon No issues with body, paint work, steering etc. Had the tyre taken off today. emptied of sand and rebalanced.

Yes I got a bit nervous too heading up, but like the shuttle 'I was committed'!!

John

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