canning stock rout

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 16:32
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Have 96-97 Hi-Lux with torsion bar suspension would it do the Canning stock Rout
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Reply By: Vivid Adventures - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 16:39

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 16:39
Suspension is clearly not the only issue in "doing" the Canning Stock Route.

Sure, a well-prepared 4WD Hilux with sufficient food, water, fuel and spares is going to an appropriate vehicle to travel the Canning, but the devil is in the detail...
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Reply By: Pnut (cns) - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 16:40

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 16:40
Yep
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Reply By: V64Runner - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 21:55

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 21:55
For sure as night follows day your Hilux with IFS will do the CSR - mine has twice, and never had a problem. All depends on how you treat the vehicle. Seen many a vehicle with IFS doing the CSR. Just received and email from a friend whose Pajero and a 2.4 litre Surf have just completed the CSR without a single glitch - just glad to be in a comfortable bed. So go for it.
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 11:06

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 11:06
A Subaru club did the CSR a few years ago. Does that answer your question....

You only need 4wd for about 5% of it. When you really don't need it take it back to 2wd and save your fuel.

Dave
CSR North to South May 05
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Follow Up By: CJ - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 20:13

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 20:13
By putting it in 2wd you can stuff the trek for all those who follow; 2wd contributes to corrigations and specially the sand wholes that lead up the dunes

IFS can certainly do the job, agree that the devil is in the detail. IMO the biggest threat relating to your suspension is in overloading your vehicle


Cherrs,

CJ
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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 21:44

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 21:44
CJ,

You are partially correct. In situations where you are likely to break traction achieving forward momentum you can exacerbate corrugation and track damage. It will only occur though where the ground is capable of holding the damage - something that in sand is less of a problem. Not to say it's not a problem just less.

Of the 2000km that is the Canning I'd has at a guess - having been there - that about 1600km or more is level ground running approximately east west as you move from the bottom of one dune to the next.

Travelling in 2wd between dunes and over the easy ones - and there are many that you can cruise over without effort or damage in 2wd & about 18psi in the tyres.

Dave
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