River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Post by ricster » 12 Aug 2015 08:31

Alex Roux wrote:
Peter Connan wrote:By the end of the day the dune was so tough, the maiden ended up on the endof a winch cable.
Yes, but if I may interject, Cedric could have blown down much more, but gracefully allowed me to break my winch-virginity instead.
Thats our story anyway.
:thumbup: :thumbup: .... absolutely Alex.... :biggrin: :biggrin:

Yeah I did have my tyres a little harder than they should have been. I was probably close on 1.4 bar, but figured that I can always take air out the tyre, which is easier than adding air in if we go over some very rocky sections.
When Alex came charging down to asked me to try out his new winch, I knew this was something he has been wanting to try. And a winch is something one hardly ever gets to use, cause our Patrols are so capable.

Thanks Alex !!
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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Post by SJC » 12 Aug 2015 08:41

Jules wrote:Ek het gesien ook daar is n nuwerige GU ( 4.8 dink ek ) wat ook geen aftermarket goed opgehad het nie , hoe het hy gevaar ?

Wat ek probeer vasstel is hoe capable is ons lorries soos hy van die vloer rol sonder lifts en after bumpers

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n patrol met standaard suspensie sou nie enige probleme he om die trip te doen nie. Daar was n paar met standaard suspensie iirc.My bakkie se grondvryhoogte is bietjie laer as die ander patrols aangesien die blad vere se mounts bietjie laag sit, ons moes op n paar hindernisse klippe pak om hierdie mounts genoeg hoogte te gee om nie aan rotse vas te hak nie..maar ons is daar deur.

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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Post by Russ Kellermann » 12 Aug 2015 08:52

100% ,... amazing how capable a patrol is even in standard form. The pics are great!
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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Post by IanT » 12 Aug 2015 09:16

So the 4.8's left the turbo diesels standing in the drag races in the sand??? Interesting :rolling: :rolling: :blonde:

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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Post by ricster » 12 Aug 2015 09:37

I would hope that the petrols would beat the diesels in the sand.... this is where you boys shine!!

But Michael did give Tinus a good run for his money ( oh.... and a good dent in his petrol consumption )
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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Post by Michael » 12 Aug 2015 10:54

IanT wrote:So the 4.8's left the turbo diesels standing in the drag races in the sand??? Interesting :rolling: :rolling: :blonde:
Well mr Ian.....the fact that the only petrol that was racing against the diesels was an AT made gave Tinus a bit of an advantage, and when we did a running start drag race it was not that easy to leave the diesles behind. :lol:

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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Post by Jepan » 12 Aug 2015 11:17

Wow, that looked like a fantastic trip!

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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Post by Alex Roux » 12 Aug 2015 11:30

IanT wrote:So the 4.8's left the turbo diesels standing in the drag races in the sand??? Interesting :rolling: :rolling: :blonde:

Only the autoboxes.
I had the same problem as the diesels.
Gear changing and digging into the sand.
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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Post by Tinus lotz » 12 Aug 2015 12:01

Jip all sorts of stories....lol :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
But if i gave micheal a 3 car start infront i had to make the 4.8 by mekaar to catch him before the 200m mark ..
Alex had to much from the start.
I use tiptronic mode when drag racing gives me more control

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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Post by Chris Skinner » 12 Aug 2015 14:15

Good one Tinus - keep the petrol boys on top!! :thumbup: :blonde:

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