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Old 27th November 2017, 05:32 AM
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Of all the people on this forum, Kevin is one bloke I know who has travelled extensively, so I respect his point of view. I can only go from my own experience which is itself extensive.
Why, thank you Rally and back at ya mate because you certainly have covered a lot of distance across the Oz continent for sure and bringing innovation to our little wagons based on that experience!
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Why, thank you Rally and back at ya mate because you certainly have covered a lot of distance across the Oz continent for sure and bringing innovation to our little wagons based on that experience!
Agreed, I believe Rally is a very good offroad driver as well as on the skidpan, related but still different skills. Plus has a lot of experience in a lot of different conditions esp in the Outback.

However, we will have to disagree with tyre choice. I believe if he did a side by side comparison he might change his views on using road tyres offroad. By that I mean doing a difficult section of track in his own Foz, then swapping tyres & rims and doing it again with the same diff settings & tyre pressures.
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Old 27th November 2017, 06:44 AM
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By that I mean doing a difficult section of track in his own Foz, then swapping tyres & rims and doing it again with the same diff settings & tyre pressures.
I'd like to see this happen. If it does, can someone record it and post it here! Might be a good trial for the new locker
(I just like watching videos of subarus doing off roady things)
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If it could be arranged I would be happy to do it. My bet would be a narrow win to th A/T tyre, assuming it is the Yokohama ATS vs RE 002. While we are at it, why not compare on road braking performance. We would need someone willing to bring their car to the designated test and then swap their rims on to my car. Of course, we would only be comparing grip, not puncture resistance
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I'd like to see this happen. If it does, can someone record it and post it here! Might be a good trial for the new locker
(I just like watching videos of subarus doing off roady things)
A mate of mine just put a locker in his 100 series and we went off-roading on Saturday in it. What a difference it makes. In one situation climbing a steep hill, he had to steer around something. The front of the car slid, with the car on a 45 degree angle on a steep hill. He engaged the front diff lock and easily drove out.
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We would need someone willing to bring their car to the designated test and then swap their rims on to my car.
and a trailer to carry the air compresser, generator and jacks. 16 wheel changes in a day would be a bit tedious.

Although, I gues you don't have to put your rims on the other car, so that cuts it down to 12 wheel changes.
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^ and don't forget to load the beer for in-between each wheel that's swapped!
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Old 27th November 2017, 10:41 AM
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Mate, i’m Just the driver. I’ll leave the details for the service crew. Want a job? Pay’s terrible, expenses all your own but you do get to see and experience the great outdoors with like minded individuals. Doesn’t get better than that, does it?
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A wheel swap is pretty easy, just park the 2 cars near each other, jack up each car & swap one wheel at a time. With a rattle gun & a couple of people would take maybe 15-30min max

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While we are at it, why not compare on road braking performance.
This is an offroad forum, we're not testing onroad grip, that's never been in dispute. You're disputing using offroad tyres in offroad situations, that is what I would like to see you test in a side by side comparison. afaic there is no comparison, which is why every person who drives offroad uses AT or MT tyres (except one )
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Old 28th November 2017, 06:24 AM
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MAS reckons his AT's are as good on road as a very good street tyre. Hence why I included it.
One buys P-metric AT tires, like my brand new Conti Terrain Contact AT, for handling and cornering on dirt road coupled with less damage to tires from the ordinary crushed rock and gravel found on such roads. Instead of wondering which exactly street tire might happen to perform on dirt. On road, these mild AT tires behave just as well as very good street tires
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