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Bringing pajero 2.5 tdi to the desert

Hi all

I'm thinking about bringing my '99 Pajero into the desert. It has the 2500cc engine with turbine and intercooler.

Are there any travellers out there that have had trouble with fully loaded pajero (+600kg) like mine in the sands of North Africa?

Do you have any tips and tricks you can share with me.

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Post it over here as well, I`m sure you will find what your after.


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Hi Jacob
I took my a 1988 Pajero (same engine) through which weighed 2.5 tons with full fuel and water tanks, only problem was back end sinking in soft sand, but after practice this happened less often, and 4 sand ladders and a shovel soon got us going again. Apart from that no major mechanical problems.
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hi Bruce

Good to hear you didn't have much trouble. One question for you. What was the size of your tires? Would you have used wider tires, knowing that the car would sink in soft sand.

And one more. Did you do any dune driving or was it mainly on tracks.

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I had General Tyre AT 7.50x16 which were excellent(only one puncture driving to Benin and back) We spent a week in the dunes and six months on roads/tracks so I think for the sake of fuel economy I would use XZY or similar that can run at high pressure on road and low off.
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