Lost Man wrote:
I still have nightmares about Frazer Island.
Note: never take a pretend 4WD I.e. Honda CRV to the "Great Sand Island"
We got bogged trying to get on the ferry!
4 Times all up. Lasted on the island 40 minutes (All digging and pushing) then got the last ferry back, then got bogged on Rainbow Beach.
I know what you mean, a friend of mine had a RAV4, and boy was it bellying out at every deep rut on the island. But it did get to and from the bardge etc... easly (skimming all the way
bellaposs wrote: but a bit of speed for momentum and you will be right. Also remember to let your tyres down to between 15 and 18 psi. I learnt that the hard way.
momentum is the key with soft boggy sand, 3rd low with a little run-up has worked well for me. The only place i had any dramas with was Ngala Rocks bypass, very boggy, blind corners, etc...... as for your CT tyres, let them down to match your vehicle trye track (foot pattern) rather than a set PSI.
I am not sure on what vehicle you are driving, can't tell by the little picture, anyways....
i have a std 2.8D hilux, not once have i gotten bogged (been very very close to getting the shovel out), i usually have my tyres around 18-22 psi. but in the end you have to find out for yourself as every vehicle is diffenent. best is to start a little high 22-20 psi, on a piece of beach before the bardge and have a drive/play and adjust to suit. unless you have air onboard then doesn't matter what level you run as you can lower and raise at will. Just remember the lower the preasure in the tyres, the more the car will work hence more fuel you will use.
Cheers - Dave