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Date Registered: 09-2014
Location: Brunswick WA
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X-Trail in the sand dunes WA


Hi Gang,

If you live in WA, you know we are spoilt endless coastlines of beach we are allowed to drive on. This short You Tube clip is from my adventure down to Yeagarup beach in the state's south west. The journey in is over a set of huge land locked sand dunes and about 30 minutes of scrub driving. I attached my daughters Go-Pro to a length of timber and bolted it to the rear roof rack for a different view to the usual dash cam angle. Unfortunately the video doesn't really show how steep some of the dunes were, particularly the last clip which is a good 300m climb at about 7-10% gradient. Admittedly the day after when we left, it had rained and the final climb was really rutted out. Trust me, your X-Trail is a very capable 4x4. But, the Achilles heal is the clearance. I had to be assisted with a tow from my mate's 80 series Crusier to skid my way over the deeper ruts. I'm moving to Victoria at years end, hopefully one of you can take me for a tour through the Grampian high country for a bit of bush 4x4 driving. Cheers.

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Date Registered: 01-2013
Location: Perth, WA
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Re: X-Trail in the sand dunes WA


Hey mate,

Thats one place i haven't been to yet. Heard alot about it so will have to get down there at some point.

Your totally right about the Xtrails, the places mine has taken me is fantastic.

Out of interest what pressure and tyres did you have for those parts of dune driving?

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Date Registered: 09-2014
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Same as all my sand driving, 14psi. I did drop them down to 13 on this occasion though. I have gone down to 11 before but that was when I still had the orginal 225's. I went to 235's since so I've already got that bit of extra width. Xtrails are like little Suzuki's, bugger all weight.

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