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So does the AUTO OB lose much in ability compared to the Dual Range manual?

I'd love to step up to the 3 litre but wonder what i'd lose (with the lose of Low range)
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It depends on what type of driving you are doing.
Before we had our '03 Forester X manual with low range, we had a 2l '97 Forester auto. There seems to be little difference in performance offroad, in the sand the auto may be a little better. On steep descents, the manual with low range may have a little advantage.

I can't speak for OB's, but they should be a similar story.

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I 'm not sure if the snow driving should be posted here but some advices from my little experience

Before 3 weeks I went at snowy dirt roads with at least 20-30 cm and sometimes even more. We were 4 Fory's one pretty much tuned 400+ HP and with 6mt dccd and the rear differential cusco with cooper winter tires, which was opening the road for us not tuned I am with Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S. so the first part when I was driving behind the tuned suby was easy and I was with 2nd and HOLD, when I got in front didn't have enough torque to "brake" the snow which was gathering in my front bumper so I switched to 1st gear and the result was perfect!!!

I don't have experience in sand because I'm afraid of getting stuck and I m sure that nobody want come to rescue me
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Unread 12th January 2010, 05:09 PM
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^ thanks petrosk

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So does the AUTO OB lose much in ability compared to the Dual Range manual?

I'd love to step up to the 3 litre but wonder what i'd lose (with the lose of Low range)
Given that the low range is just 20% reduction, stepping up to the 3L with auto would be a gain in ability for sand, hill climbs etc.
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Anyone know when lockup occurs in an 05 XT, hopefully going for my first beach trip on the weekend and it would be nice to know.
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Unread 17th March 2010, 06:45 PM
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G'day & Welcome! Auto or manual?

If auto then I think the 05 behaves the same as my 03 - 1st or 2nd at 75% throttle.

Manual is 50/50 I believe(?)
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Sadly my subis open diff :D But still handles muddy incliments real well!
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Hey guys and girls, took this photo on stockton beack NSW, of two nearly identical Nissan Xtrails. One bloke obiously knows what hes doing and the other is lucky he's not bogged yet! Tyre pressures are the key to safe and effortless sand driving. Take a look at the pic is very clear who has let their tyres down to a good level. I usually run around the 15-18 Psi mark any lower and you risk spinning the tyre on the rim or de-rimming the tyre.
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