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Date Registered: 10-2006
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Hey Stephen,

It does not look like you had the hill descent control turned on down the rock track ?

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Date Registered: 02-2008
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Cool vids Steve.

How did the T31 go with the departure angle in this trip? Any problems with the rear lip getting ripped-off damaged at all?



Thanks Jalal.

Surprisingly well, actually. I didn't hear any scraping noises on the descent and I think the rear lip was fairly solid from all the caked-on mud still up under the lip from the last trip to D'Aguilar (that I didn't wash out)! emoticon

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Hey Stephen,
It does not look like you had the hill descent control turned on down the rock track ?





Kev,

I did put it on the first time I went down (vid not posted here), but I turned it off the second time down as I wanted more control. With the hill descent control on, I was travelling too fast to enjoy the ride. But I did use it for part of the return trip down the side of the range. Made comment to Jamie that if I used it for the entire way down, the brakes would have overheated (ABS utilises hill descent) and I could start to smell them heating up.

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Made comment to Jamie that if I used it for the entire way down, the brakes would have overheated (ABS utilises hill descent) and I could start to smell them heating up.



Very interesting Stephen,
Strange that the hill descent control would cause the brakes to overheat more than using the brakes normally emoticon
Did you have the CVT in manual mode on both occasions to assist with engine braking ?

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Did you have the CVT in manual mode on both occasions to assist with engine braking ?



No I didn't. Should I have?

I'm still getting used to this off-road driving stuff emoticon . Any tips / hints would be greatly appreciated emoticon .

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I would have thought that having the CVT in manual mode with low gear "1" selected would give maximum engine braking and help relieve the amount of wheel braking required to slow the Xtrail down on a steep decent.

Think of it this way ... if you were in a manual, would you have decended in 1st gear, 5th or with the clutch in and neutral ?

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Never in neutral - no control over the vehicle.

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In my standard auto, I found I was on the brakes most of the way down. It would not slow me down enough if I put it in second but slowed down too much in first and would have taken forever to get down.

I didn't notice any extraordinary smell of brakes when I got down.



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Jamie,
I think the downhill assist actually "drives" the car with the brakes applied, thus avoiding the chance of any wheel lockup and slide.
Could be wrong about this, but it would help to explain why there was the hot brakes smell.

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Yeah, I'm not too sure either. Perhaps someopne can explain it in another thread. emoticon

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It was a really wonderful day!
My first trip out on the xtrail, and very impressed
Just came back from fraser island on Sunday Night. I must say my xtrail must have made other big 4wd think about how capable it was afterall!

Love it emoticon

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