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Re: 4x4
« Reply #75 on: 05 March 2018, 17:51:44 »

Oh, and rarely use winter tyres either.
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Re: 4x4
« Reply #76 on: 05 March 2018, 19:03:58 »

Summat like the Insignia 4x4 that can be switched into full time 4x4 works better than an awd that claims to automatically send all the torque to the one wheel that isn't spinning  ;D
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« Reply #77 on: 05 March 2018, 19:38:34 »

Never had any problems with snow in my omega ownership bit of xtra weight in the back and all good. But 2 issues now i live down here. Lots more hills just outside my house with single lane traffic 2nd is a fwd audi that just turned into a snow plough when i did get it off the drive. We now have the issue of roads that look like rivers. Went over the hills to work this morning and snow drifts on the side of the road where huge.
 I have been looking at a bmw x3 3ltr. Standard size wheels and tyres. Was looking at this as nice to drive for summer and should be high enough and capable for the winter rain/mud/snow.
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« Reply #78 on: 05 March 2018, 21:42:46 »

The biggest challenge, in my eyes, is ground clearance.

Dunno about the x5 but a top end rr , if you have deep pockets, does go quite well in the snow even on standard tyres with height raised to max.

Just donít give it too much welly in hills or bends, jobs a good one!
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« Reply #79 on: 05 March 2018, 22:59:42 »

Thing is most 4x4 drivers don't know how to use their expensive toys anyway!  ::)

I was driving down a lane in the Disco this afternoon and came across a flood with a few people sat in their cars looking forlornly at the lake across the road. I merrily drove by them, raised the suspension and entered the deluge!  :y 

As I came out the other side there was lots of steam coming from under the car which I thought was odd, as I didn't think the water was that deep, but then realised that I'd pushed the switch the wrong way and lowered the suspension!  :-[  :D  ;D
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Re: 4x4
« Reply #80 on: 06 March 2018, 07:41:57 »

As I said earlier it's worth learning what these vehicles are capable of , cope with anything you put before them if you know what you're doing, excellent training ground near Rutland Water & also of course the LR course done them both & highly recommend it.😀
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« Reply #81 on: 06 March 2018, 09:16:51 »

As I said earlier it's worth learning what these vehicles are capable of , cope with anything you put before them if you know what you're doing, excellent training ground near Rutland Water & also of course the LR course done them both & highly recommend it.😀
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This of course only aimed at those wanting a 4x4 not to those whose Omegas perform perfectly.
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Re: 4x4
« Reply #82 on: 06 March 2018, 17:55:28 »

As I said earlier it's worth learning what these vehicles are capable of , cope with anything you put before them if you know what you're doing, excellent training ground near Rutland Water & also of course the LR course done them both & highly recommend it.😀
That's the key really, whether that be formal courses, or if you're lucky enough to have access to such facilities, messing about.  TBH, that counts for all vehicles though, not just offroading.


I know back in the Ford days, there was that year at Silverstone F1 GP where all the 4x4s got stuck due to mongrel drivers.  Land Rover offered those that got theirs stuck a short offroad course (obviously, only if you had bought the car new), which showed them that burying the throttle does not achieve much when traction is limited. By all accounts it went down well with the knob jockeys who clearly didn't have a clue.
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Re: 4x4
« Reply #83 on: 06 March 2018, 19:41:28 »

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Re: 4x4
« Reply #84 on: 09 March 2018, 20:30:29 »

Didnt have a problem with my discovery last week,didnt get stuck,also run all terrain tyres,and take my time.
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Re: 4x4
« Reply #85 on: 12 March 2018, 09:13:49 »

and take my time.

Half the battle in bad weather - nobody wants to take their time! Goodness only knows how old Binary Throttle Boy manages to stay on the road like he says he does ;) ;D
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Re: 4x4
« Reply #86 on: 12 March 2018, 09:32:17 »

and take my time.

Half the battle in bad weather - nobody wants to take their time! Goodness only knows how old Binary Throttle Boy manages to stay on the road like he says he does ;) ;D

.. until you're following them up a slippery hill with plenty of momentum on your side. ::)
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Re: 4x4
« Reply #87 on: 12 March 2018, 17:52:35 »

and take my time.

Half the battle in bad weather - nobody wants to take their time! Goodness only knows how old Binary Throttle Boy manages to stay on the road like he says he does ;) ;D
Its been a long, long, looooonnnggg time since I last went off the road* (unintentionally).  Touch wood.


*Race tracks clearly don't count, as if you don't use your racecar or go-kart as a lawnmower, you ain't trying hard enough.
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Re: 4x4
« Reply #88 on: 12 March 2018, 17:54:25 »

Actually, sat here racking my brains, and I *think* the only time I unintentionally left the road was an Ital van, when the NSF wheel beat me into a tight corner.
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« Reply #89 on: 12 March 2018, 17:56:17 »

Actually, sat here racking my brains, and I *think* the only time I unintentionally left the road was an Ital van, when the NSF wheel beat me into a tight corner.
Actually, thats only true if we exclude Escorts, as clearly they don't count.

If we include Escorts, its all a lie.  I have been known to get them into a ploughed field, taking the signposts, hedge and small tree with me.
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