Last post on Jan 05, 2008 at 9:14 PM
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Mitsubishi Outlander, Wheels, SUV
#5 of 13 Re: Outlander on Sand [growwise]
Nov 18, 2007 (6:09 pm)
Cool videos. The second Outie on the beach looks just like mine.
#6 of 13 Re: Outlander on Sand [growwise]
Nov 18, 2007 (11:13 pm)
Thanks growwise I have seen those before, I must think like you as the video sites was the first place I looked. I have also read reports of similar suv's on sand and a lot of them have issues, overheating AWD systems, no clearance etc. But, I have not read or seen a real test, soft sand, deep ruts etc.
I know I'm asking alot but as a habit I always like to know all senarios, good or bad.
#7 of 13 Re: Outlander on Sand [lcove]
Nov 19, 2007 (12:58 pm)
You aussies have way too much fun... sun, beaches, messing with pommies. Go throw a shrimp on the barbie for me eh?
btw, not many people know that british expats are called pommies and is derived from POHM (Prisoner of her majesty)? Ironic in'it mate?
Alright enough OT and I aint even brit or from oz.
#8 of 13 Re: Outlander on Sand [lcove]
Nov 19, 2007 (2:30 pm)
I was wondering too if you drive in a low traction situation (sand, etc.) for a long period of time could you damage the 4WD system? I don't see any way too to shut off the traction control, only the stability control. Could the system get overworked, trying to keep the wheels from spinning. I wonder if the 4WD lock would help, already transferring power to the rear wheels.
#9 of 13 Re: Outlander on Sand [toomanyfumes]
Nov 20, 2007 (1:03 am)
Yes the traction control can be turned off, The "ASC" controls the traction and stability, so switching it off will shut both systems down. By pressing and holding the ASC button while ignition in the "on" position, according to the instruction manual. When the ASC is off it is displayed in the multi-information display.
And yes I would love to know if driving on sand etc would damage the drive train???
I have driven on sand before in other vehicles (not mine) and it seems that momentum is the key, so spinning wheels is necassery.
I will put all this theory in practice in time as I'm still running it in, the first service is very soon, I drive a lot of kms (miles for you blokes). Picked it up Friday (brand new) and have booked in the first service for next Monday, it will be overdue by then. I am looking after her and not pushing it but as part of my job (sales) I see a lot of Australia.
#10 of 13 Re: Outlander on Sand [lcove]
Nov 20, 2007 (3:27 pm)
I didn't realize the ASC button also shut the traction control off. Good to know, like you said, sometimes a little wheelspin is a good thing.
#11 of 13 Re: Outlander on Sand [lcove]
Jan 03, 2008 (9:56 am)
I take my 2003 outlander through the beach. if its the xls you wont have any problems!
#12 of 13 Outlander in sand and mud
Jan 05, 2008 (3:56 pm)
Watch this video to see the Outlander 2.4 MIVEC in sand & mud.
Summer tires (Bridgestone Dueler HP Sport).
#13 of 13 Re: Outlander in sand and mud [abadlot]
Jan 05, 2008 (9:14 pm)
Nice one dude, geez what a great looking car hey, ha ha, love it.
"Bring on the off roading videos", I say.
Lets put these little beasties to the test and video it for all to marvel.