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Date Registered: 01-2009
Location: Newcastle Australia
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If you wanted to, you could place some maxtrax on the exit ramp of the micat to give yourself a better chance and try and keep momentum up, just don't forget to collect the maxtrax again.

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Date Registered: 07-2008
Location: Perth, WA
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I have posted several times about deep sand driving. Get those tyres down to 15psi or less and the vehicle will labour less. Never been on any Qld beaches but assuming sand is the same east or west, I have found with different tyres, each has their own 'sweet pressure' for sand driving.

Like Todd I have a manual diesel which with ESP off and 4wd lock on seems to cope ok - would be nice to have a lower ratio though. Maxx Trax are good too particularly if you are by yourself.

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Date Registered: 01-2013
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This is bloody confusing LOL!

When I went to the dealers I said I wanted a easy 4WD. heres the $ now show the car. I got an XTrail emoticon

OK.....so when I am on soft sand 4WD LOCK....when going over 40kph does the system auto revert back to 4WD auto? and if I slow down below 40KPH go back into 4WD LOCK? Reason I ask is I dont want to start realising I am getting bogged...have to stop (lose momentum)....select LOCK then set off again? seems stupid...


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Date Registered: 01-2009
Location: Newcastle Australia
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When I'm on sand I usually just leave it in 4x4 Auto mode, make sure ESP is off and with the right tyre pressures this will usually work just fine, if you are going to tackle a sand dune or maybe a really soft /rough section, usually entry and exit points then change to 4X4 lock mode.

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Date Registered: 06-2008
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW
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Best way to find out what works best for you is to get out there and try for yourself.
That way you will know what works and what doesn't.
Be sure to travel with another 4WD in case you get bogged, and yes, you will no matter what mode you choose.

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Date Registered: 05-2012
Location: Sunshine Coast
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Reason I ask is I dont want to start realising I am getting bogged.



It can be guaranteed that you will be bogged well before you realise it.

 You might read about traction, but you will only know that you have lost it, when you lose all of it. That is how we all learn.

It is called 'experience' and the only remedy comes with more exposure to the unforgiving World.

Experience tells you that there is no easy way but that some ways may be better than others.

Do prior preparation, choose the best looking track. If it fails, then you still have to put in the work and dig yourself out.

Using what you could learn from this forum will help to reduce the chance of getting stupidly bogged.

Don't worry, every adventurer worth his salt gets bogged, otherwise he/she is not trying hard enough.

Then it is up to you to get yourself out of the mess.

After all, you are the one who chose to be there.




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Date Registered: 12-2010
Location: Macquarie Fields SYDNEY
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Haven't been to Moreton but have done Fraser (in a petrol) with no trouble. The soft sand crossing from the hard stuff to the barge at Rainbow Beach (and vice versa) may be similar to Moreton and all types of vehicles have got themselves bogged at one time or another on Rainbow Beach. I just planted it and charged through the soft stuff both across and back and had no problems. I remained in auto CVT 99% of the time.
As Todd has mentioned.....the rear bumper has a 20-30 mm lip hanging down that can easily catch on sand when descending/ascending dunes. I suffered a rear bumper rip on Stockton beach in 2010 on the dunes which greatly convinced me to fit underbody protection. If you are not 'duning' then you should have no probs methinks.
Enjoy your trip

cheers

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Date Registered: 01-2013
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Hi guys,

Im back! Suffered the dreaded rip in the rear bumper but apart from that it was great!

I went everywhere on the island even a few places where a friends heavily modded patrol went! and no problems whatsoever!

I let my tyres down to 18PSI and forgot to turn off ESP pretty much for the whole journey! and still got everywhere!

Used full LOCK twice and that was when I was going through a very soft cutting and all was fine!

I would class my level of skill off road at maybe 0.0001 out of 10 and still managed to do it fine.

Was a great trip and has really put a smile on my face the olde exy emoticon

cheers guys

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Date Registered: 06-2008
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW
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Good to hear, shame about the ripped bumper, is it bad?
Chalk it up as a learning experience, the more you go the better you become, and addicted too.

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