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Old 1st June 2017, 02:29 PM
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Went for a 4 day trip last weekend, was very cool ! Met up with other Foz's, 4 in total and big fourbies. On a steep rutted climb, 2 of the Foz's didn't make it but most important, a 90 Defender TD4 with all the help of the electronics never came up !

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Old 1st June 2017, 05:37 PM
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Thanks for this post.

What Foz models made it and what models failed? What tires were being used?

What is the possibility that the failures were driver error?
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Old 2nd June 2017, 02:57 PM
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All Foz's were SF but with different setups. The green one has the 2.0 engine, 1,45 low range, 2" lift and new Hankook mud tires. One of the red has a 2.2 engine swap, 1,45 low range, 2" lift and used Grabber AT tires. The 2nd red has a 2.5 engine swap with 4EAT and a switch to lock the MPT, 2"lift and new Conticrosscontact AT tires. And the last one, mine with a lot of goodies but very tired Grabber AT tires !

What comes out is that the lockable center diff made a huge difference and being able to go slower (1,59 low range or 4EAT) helped too.
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Here's a video but without my Foz !

https://youtu.be/Lg8FhkvMBgQ
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The red Forester did a very nice job!
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Wow! Nice final and successful pass by the Red Foz! Funny how the Land Cruiser, Patrol, and Pajero (?) all got shaken around struggled mightily.

jf1sf5: How did your Forester fare at that spot?

Thoroughly enjoyed the running commentary as well.
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Wow! Nice final and successful pass by the Red Foz! Funny how the Land Cruiser, Patrol, and Pajero (?) all got shaken around struggled mightily.

jf1sf5: How did your Forester fare at that spot?
Smoothly

I hope I'll get few other vids of that hill climb.
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Smoothly
Rock on!

Reminds me a bit of the old Series Land Rovers, which just drive through anything, slowly but surely.

You don't need a 5-ton beast to be successful off road!
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