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Old 18-12-08
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Hi everyone.

I have taken my NS offroad plenty of times now since I bought it in May, and have been really happy with its abilities in the rough stuff, however I am reluctant to take it onto the beach and sand.

As you cant turn off the traction control, I am worried about getting bogged.

Has anyone had problems on the sand dunes with their NS. I would really like to take it onto Stockton Beach over the holidays.

I had a Honda CRV before the NS and it was great on the sand.

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I have had mine on stockton several times. Just switch off the DSC/ASC (switch on the LHS of the steering column) and you'll be right!
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Hi Evan,

I'm hangin to put my NS on the sand in SA over the holiday so havent yet experimented with it, however I believe you can remove the ABS relay and this will disable the traction control. I hope the traction control system will compensate enough for wheel slipage on the sand so as not to have to resort to this.
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i did that recently and the ASC OFF light came on the dashboard, but the traction control was still working. Its kept stopping the car. Everytime I took off the traction light would come on and the lights on the dash that show the wheels were flashing. Thought it was strange..........
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Even,
I am asuming that your Paj does not have a diff lock (that dsengages everything)

I've had mine on sand and the traction control did a fair job.
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My shorty loves sand. Let down the OE tyres and play. Turn off the TC if you think that you need to. Otherwise just floor it!!
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Dont have a diff lock. I have tried flooring it and the TC kept slowing me down
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Hi Evan
Yes, turn off the ASC and yes, as I understand it, your ABS will still work, but you want it too. As one wheel slips on the sand the brakes will activate and make the other wheels turn more.
A word of warning though from one who has experienced it. If you turn your vehicle off, or put it into neutral or reverse, when you next engage go foward, your ASC will be on again, so you need to remember to turn it off.
We battled for a few hours through dry sand etc in the Wimmera until another member of the group read the book and we worked this way but the need to get the grey cells working each time we restarted the vehicle was a battle and often we would be travelling along wondering why it was not going so great until we remembered to turn the ASC off.
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My shorty loves sand. Let down the OE tyres and play. Turn off the TC if you think that you need to. Otherwise just floor it!!
I would have to agree, tyre pressure on the sand makes a huge difference, not forgetting right foot attitude and momentum. In the past in a GU Patrol I would run about 14psi in soft sand and the thing was bullet proof. Less Psi will mean more traction and less need for the traction control to kick in.
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In my NS, 16psi, ASC off (and off again each time restarted etc as above), steady right boot and no dramas - you'll fly through.
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