Tanami Desert Road

To: "Alistair McKeough" <>, "Gregory Little" <>
Subject: Tanami Desert Road
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 16:35:58 +1100
 wrote on :

> Is it a manual Forrester with low range? If so, you should be
> fine. The low range is, I think, a 47% reduction in ratio
> which, while not "full 4WD low range", means you at least
> have something in reserve if it gets rough.

I think the reduction is only 20%.  The specs say the dual range
reduction ratio is 1.196.

> As far as clearance goes , although it doesn't have the
> elevated ride position of the "soccer Mum" cars (X-trail,
> CRV, Kluger, RAV4 etc) it actually has more ground clearance
> at 200mm - only 25mm less than a Landcruiser.

Really!  I always thought it was the lowest.  Perhaps that's a myth from
the earlier models. I think they raised it in about 2000, so older
models may be lower.

Peter Shute

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