Went off roading today, first time in the P38 - WOW!!
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Kicked my passenger out with a camera and got this filmed today. This hole was catching a lot of the Suzuki's out with unforgiving suspension. I just went in nice and slow so it didnt nose dive and crawled out again. The Traction Control didnt even need to kick in.
I tackled some major side slopes, the EAS was having a good old time with wheels hanging in the air - I must have been VERY close to the limit, all I could think about was the cost of repairing a rolled RR!
Downhill slopes, maybe I should re-phrase that - Cliffs! P38 handled them with ease, the only prob being grounding out on the side steps as it went over the edge (thats how steep it was!) Going against all tuition, decided to use the brake and I found the ABS delt with the situation perfectly. Even 1st Low would have been too fast for the situation.
Uphill Cliffs, not too great, as before, would ground out on the side steps and loose momentum, the only way other people were doing it was with the front wheels in the air as they crested (which i didnt fancy!) Fairly limited traction on the loose surface with road biased tyres on.
Ruts - no problem, I was supprised the spoiler stayed intact after one section I missjudged. It seemed to take a beating, obviously the suspension was on high...
Ditches & Ridges - all i can say is ETC and EAS are FANTASTIC. I could tackle anything that the mods could, and if the mods didnt have lockers they would fall behind. All this in a standard Rangie!
Thanks to Andy Cunningham who told me about it, he was taking his Dakar for a spin - now there's a machine!
Rangie Sport dove in a hole, poor guy, the rest of the morning for some was spent trying to pull him out! He burst a tyre somehow, I have to get an Air Jack - how cool!