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Last weekend was spent all over Teewah Beach and Rainbow Beach up here in Qld.

My NL SWB Pajero is unstoppable.

I deliberately got bogged to try out my new MaxTrax. But I thought I'd try 4L first before reaching for the shovel. Still yet to try out the MaxTrax.

Couldn't fault the new Falken WildPeak AT3Ws either.

Happy days.

Pity about the paint fade, squeaks, rattles and fuel consumption. And the rear door handle is now giving me grief. But even with these foibles it is the best vehicle I've ever owned.

Maybe a SWB NT might trump it?
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Last weekend was spent all over Teewah Beach and Rainbow Beach up here in Qld.

My NL SWB Pajero is unstoppable.

I deliberately got bogged to try out my new MaxTrax. But I thought I'd try 4L first before reaching for the shovel. Still yet to try out the MaxTrax.

Couldn't fault the new Falken WildPeak AT3Ws either.

Happy days.

Pity about the paint fade, squeaks, rattles and fuel consumption. And the rear door handle is now giving me grief. But even with these foibles it is the best vehicle I've ever owned.

Maybe a SWB NT might trump it?
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Maybe a SWB NT might trump it?
In terms of power to weight, I don't know that there would be much in it - I suspect the NT will be heavier to offset any extra power it might have.

If the NT is a diesel, it's bottom end torque would win in any torque to weight comparisons - cue the arguments about whether power or torque is more important on a beach.

My Shorty, with only the three litre engine and 33" tyres, was a lot of fun in sand - beaches, dunes, Fraser, Simpson - with the right tyre pressures. I wouldn't say unstoppable, but I don't recall ever needing to be recovered - I believe I was always able to reverse out.

My NT, admittedly the LWB so larger and heavier, has needed to be recovered too many times - and not always because I broke the transfer case.

It took me too long to learn that, when no longer moving forward, stop trying. Continuing to spin the wheels just digs the holes deeper, until the vehicle is bellied and all four wheels are at max droop. I believe the solid rear in the Gen 2 helps limit how far the rear tyres can bury themselves, making it easier to reverse out and try again.

So yes, I think an NT shorty would be a lot of fun on sand, but I'm not sure it would be better than your NL in every way.
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Here it is at Teewah. Heaven on earth - except for all the Red P Platers that want to go everywhere at 4500 rpm!

I like the idea of your 2.8 diesel SWB though. I'd never buy another vehicle if I could get 10km/L out of a SWB NL.
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.......if I could get 10km/L out of a SWB NL.
I track the use of mine, but I don’t pay attention to it
Uses more than I would imagine especially compared to the 2 LWBs in the family.

Yours looks nice
Beach driving is fun. I’m yet to take my shorty to the beach. One day hopefully.
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Just to keep my longer term SWB dream on the boil - would a diesel NS be as good as a diesel NT? My thinking is the later NT model would be the better choice but interested in opinions.

Not that there are many, but there are more NS SWB models around. I've only ever seen one NT SWB up for sale. I was considering it, but it was two states away and advertised at the time of the original COVID shutdown.

I am very lucky the original owner of my NL didn't tick the "air bag" option.

And beach driving is great. Especially if you can end a trip near one of those automated under car body spray wash bays. The one on Noosa North Shore is fantastic.
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Just to keep my longer term SWB dream on the boil - would a diesel NS be as good as a diesel NT? My thinking is the later NT model would be the better choice but interested in opinions.
My SWB NL is definitely a keeper. No way I'm selling it
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