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auto or manual

Post by Wilkie » 09 Sep 2015 16:36

Hi Guys ,i'm :think: of buying 4.8 auto grx but am sceptic about an autobox launching and loading a skiboat on the beach and would like some input...info

thanks guys :salute:

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Post by Chris Skinner » 09 Sep 2015 20:07

Hey Errol, Ive had no problems with my auto box.
I go to Ponta do Ouro in moz a couple times a year and have never had a problem. The auto box performs well and in reality is no less capable than the manual gears of my old 4.5.
The real benefit of the auto is the pleasure of towing without having to do a couple of hundred manual changes while towing down to the coast. Just place it in tiptronic mode 4th gear and drive and relax. Call me any time if you want more info or just have a chat...
Enjoy!
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Post by Tinus lotz » 09 Sep 2015 20:17

That ship needs me with a jigging rod in hand. ..lol....ok the boat is cool its me that needs to feel the deep burn..... :thumbup:
Also pulled cobra cats with my 4.8....works like a charm :woo: :mytwocents:

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Post by JoshJ » 10 Sep 2015 06:19

If you are going to go Petrol, Auto would be the choice. the torque convertor will help you not to dig in so often :biggrin:
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Post by Tinus lotz » 10 Sep 2015 06:45

You obviously didn't see me drag race in the sand in low range on the river trip ......there is no comparison it flies.... :lol:

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Post by rvanrooyen » 10 Sep 2015 08:34

What will be the major difference using the new Diesel Patrol. (Less power, but will it really struggle a lot more to do the job?)

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Post by Tinus lotz » 10 Sep 2015 11:29

No it will not struggle ...its got low range .....the 4.8 with tiptronic box just does it better

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Post by Johannes van die See » 10 Sep 2015 13:51

Chris Skinner wrote:Hey Errol, Ive had no problems with my auto box.
I go to Ponta do Ouro in moz a couple times a year and have never had a problem. The auto box performs well and in reality is no less capable than the manual gears of my old 4.5.
The real benefit of the auto is the pleasure of towing without having to do a couple of hundred manual changes while towing down to the coast. Just place it in tiptronic mode 4th gear and drive and relax. Call me any time if you want more info or just have a chat...
Enjoy!
Chris, whats the weight of your cat on the trailer?
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Post by Chris Skinner » 10 Sep 2015 13:58

The whole thing, trailer incl, runs at about 3,5tons (plus my luggage etc!).
Often I have around 6-700 kgs extra when I have 350litres of fuel in and all my provisions and tackle etc for Moz holiday (but I only refuel at close to the border with only 14kms on sand to go)

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Post by Johannes van die See » 10 Sep 2015 14:46

:surprised: WOW!
That's allot of weight, I wonder how many other 4x4 vehicles can handle it as well as a Patrol?
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