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 Post subject: Re: Driving Skill Needed for the Nossob Eco 4x4 Trail
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:36 pm 
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Thanks for the explanation Switchback. In the interests of soft roader owners like me, what would I actually use this "lock" option for, and what is the difference between the lock option and the auto option on this vehicle. Every trail I've done(grade 2 or 2.5), I've always just slapped it into "lock" and hoped for the best!
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 Post subject: Re: Driving Skill Needed for the Nossob Eco 4x4 Trail
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:40 am 
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Hi shfish,

You were correct in using your central diff lock when going on a trail. It is best, safest and recommended to use your central diff lock when off of tar road. As soon as you are back on tar roads or hard rock surfaces, best to switch it off again.

I am unfamiliar with your vehicles "auto" option? Any more info you can give me on it?

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 Post subject: Re: Driving Skill Needed for the Nossob Eco 4x4 Trail
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:27 pm 
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Thanks again Switchback. I suspect this "Auto" option is similar to Traction Control. I've always been led to believe that, in this option, the vehicle will determine which wheel has the best grip and send power to that wheel.
So it would seem that the Auto option is good for a slippery dirt road and the Lock option would be helpful on a rocky or slower trail.
It seems that neither is ideal for serious sand driving....low range is a must!
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 Post subject: Re: Driving Skill Needed for the Nossob Eco 4x4 Trail
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:51 am 
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Wow, thanks for the feedback - encouragement, information and advice. I think that based on what everyone has written, my sister and I can "do" this trail and not end up as "laughing stock" in the morning tabloids! I look forward to being back in your amazing country - this time enjoying the "still" of the Kalahari and the Karoo - in 5 or 6 months. Again, thanks for your willingness to share your time and expertise. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Driving Skill Needed for the Nossob Eco 4x4 Trail
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Pleasure! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Driving Skill Needed for the Nossob Eco 4x4 Trail
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Also just back from the trail.

Didn't go into low range at all in my elderly Hilux. Had to rerun at 2 dunes owing to the fact that I was last out of 9 vehicles and had not yet got the hang of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Driving Skill Needed for the Nossob Eco 4x4 Trail
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:03 pm 
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BB, I hear tell, you just have to buy an Isuzu to do the trail, no previous experience needed. :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Driving Skill Needed for the Nossob Eco 4x4 Trail
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Not just ANY Uzu Scips, judging from the units on display. :wink:

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