Axle windup is the build-up of drivetrain tension when cornering with 4wd engaged (part-time) or centre diff locked (full-time). Possibly damaging. … [Read more...]
Example of Tyre Delamination and Tread Separation
The picture is of one of our tyres after experiencing tread separation while driving at 90kph on the expressway. I first noticed the vehicle wandering with a slight pull to the left. Then realised that we were throwing up debris (not mud). So pulled over to have a look. … [Read more...]
Avoid Fitting HF Aerial Like This
Local modification to fit HF aerial. Destroyed the approach angle. I’ve always been of opinion that a front aerial creates a forward blind spot. Would be better to purchase a rear antenna mount. … [Read more...]
Under Pressure – Armoured Vehicle Tyres
It’s not a good day when you have to drive on a run-flat ring. So, minimise risk by ensuring the tyres fitted are up to the job. … [Read more...]
Still got split rims on your 70 Series Landcruiser?
Make sure that the tyre is suitable to take a tube. Most modern tubeless tyres are not finished internally and will damage a tube over time. … [Read more...]
Managing Available Traction
Wheel printing and the ability to identify when to drive as slow as possible but as fast as necessary. … [Read more...]
Low Traction Road Surface
Unsealed roads, particularly when dry, need to be treated as a low traction surface. … [Read more...]
Anticipating Hazards from a Distance
This is a photo I took a while back and highlights the importance of identifying /anticipating hazards from a distance. In this case, change in road, weather and light conditions. … [Read more...]
Tyre Max Pressure Ratings for Armoured Vehicles.
Ensure that the tyres fitted to Up Armoured Vehicles have the correct pressure rating. These tyres (photo below) have a max pressured 44 psi where the tyre pressures have to be 55 front and 60 rear. … [Read more...]
Has Your 4wd’s Approach Angle Been Compromised?
Whenever you fit something to a 4wd vehicle, there will be a trade off. Understanding this compromise is essential to managing not only your off road capability but also for driving defensively. … [Read more...]
If You Have Free Wheeling Hubs; Consider Pro-active Operation
Just to add on a few points to an earlier article I wrote about the purpose of free wheeling hubs and my thoughts on them. Lock and Go … [Read more...]
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