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Topic # 173429 22-May-2015 20:35
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Hi all

Recently upgraded to a 4x4 and now want to have some fun...
What is there to do in auckland that involes going offroad? Forest trails.....beaches? Game reserve?





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  Reply # 1310131 22-May-2015 20:56
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Which 4x4 do you have?

What kind of trail do you want to do?

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  Reply # 1310133 22-May-2015 20:58
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There's a whole nother NZ forum devoted to that.. google OffRoad Express

Had some of them up here last Christmas beach 4x4ing.
Good guys, only had to use the tractor a couple of times to rescue them...

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1310134 22-May-2015 20:59
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Awesome!!!

Got the new toyota highlander...not a true 4x4 but can do it haha.




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  Reply # 1310135 22-May-2015 21:01
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BinaryLimited: Awesome!!!

Got the new toyota highlander...not a true 4x4 but can do it haha.


No.. You don't go 4x4 with a highlander...

You can probably have some fun at the beach with correct tyre - that's about it.







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  Reply # 1310137 22-May-2015 21:05
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nakedmolerat:
BinaryLimited: Awesome!!!

Got the new toyota highlander...not a true 4x4 but can do it haha.


No.. You don't go 4x4 with a highlander...

You can probably have some fun at the beach with correct tyre - that's about it.


Why not? Haha
it has the 4x4 function...
yes im still new to all this.

Beaches and forests? Recommend any in auckland?




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  Reply # 1310140 22-May-2015 21:12
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BinaryLimited:
nakedmolerat:
BinaryLimited: Awesome!!!

Got the new toyota highlander...not a true 4x4 but can do it haha.


No.. You don't go 4x4 with a highlander...

You can probably have some fun at the beach with correct tyre - that's about it.


Why not? Haha
it has the 4x4 function...
yes im still new to all this.

Beaches and forests? Recommend any in auckland?


It is more AWD not 4WD, from memory it does not have Hi Lo ratio or locking differentials. It is essentially a high riding Camry.




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  Reply # 1310141 22-May-2015 21:15
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Wouldn't that be a soft roader?




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  Reply # 1310143 22-May-2015 21:18
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yep, its a crossover.

not really designed to go off road but can in an emergency

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  Reply # 1310144 22-May-2015 21:19
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Yes, AWD rather than 4WD..

Highlanders don't have a lot of torque, ground clearance, diff locks, low ratio transfer case.. did I mention no ground clearance?..

As Nakedmolerat said, they'd be good on a hard sand beach..

Edit: and that would be a fun place to take it!

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  Reply # 1310146 22-May-2015 21:25
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But first check your insurance policy! ;-)




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  Reply # 1310163 22-May-2015 21:33
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MikeB4:
BinaryLimited:
nakedmolerat:
BinaryLimited: Awesome!!!

Got the new toyota highlander...not a true 4x4 but can do it haha.


No.. You don't go 4x4 with a highlander...

You can probably have some fun at the beach with correct tyre - that's about it.


Why not? Haha
it has the 4x4 function...
yes im still new to all this.

Beaches and forests? Recommend any in auckland?


It is more AWD not 4WD, from memory it does not have Hi Lo ratio or locking differentials. It is essentially a high riding Camry.


Im sure it has the hi lo ratio....
what if i get a bullbar... haha. Yeah i see what you saying tho. Dammit, gunna have to have fun with the roundabouts then.






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  Reply # 1310165 22-May-2015 21:34
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Sidestep: Yes, AWD rather than 4WD..

Highlanders don't have a lot of torque, ground clearance, diff locks, low ratio transfer case.. did I mention no ground clearance?..

As Nakedmolerat said, they'd be good on a hard sand beach..

Edit: and that would be a fun place to take it!


Cool thanks,Recommend any beaches?






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  Reply # 1310173 22-May-2015 21:37
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Stu: Wouldn't that be a soft roader?


An amazing smooth ride!




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  Reply # 1310206 22-May-2015 22:24
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BinaryLimited:
Sidestep: Yes, AWD rather than 4WD..

Highlanders don't have a lot of torque, ground clearance, diff locks, low ratio transfer case.. did I mention no ground clearance?..

As Nakedmolerat said, they'd be good on a hard sand beach..

Edit: and that would be a fun place to take it!


Cool thanks,Recommend any beaches?


Hmm.. I think you can drive on most Auckland West Coast beaches. Someone from the Auckland area would know more than me..

I visited friends recently who farm near Waiuku and we drove along..Karioitahi? beach to fish. There was an easy access ramp, sand was hard, I don't think we needed 4WD.

Just remember to wash under your new car afterwards!  Even driving slowly over a garden sprinkler will help get the corrosive salt off..

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  Reply # 1310383 23-May-2015 13:30
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all the streets are your playground !

just drive where ever you want, like all the other suv owners.

kerbs and small cars don't matter.

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