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Monday, August 27th 2018, 4:16pm

Grade 4 Trail : Can a standard new 4x4 Fortuner with 18" wheels (2.8 AT) tackle it?

I got a 2016 shape Fortuner in 4x4 specifically to do some 4x4 trails on weekends. I have only been a passenger on trails and did not take notice of the grading so I don't have a frame of reference. The one closest to me (Helderbergplaas) is rated 2-4. I also want to do Tierkloof (not sure what the rating is as the website doesn't mention)


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Monday, August 27th 2018, 4:57pm

Mmmm... difficult question.... unfortunately also depends on the driver, somebody with experience would easily identify the easier or better line to drive through an obstacle and ensure min or zero damage.
It also depends on the route, I have driven grade 4.... which was easy and some grade 4 obstacles or routes which was hard and got vehicle damage.
My advice would be, rather be prepared... get protection for your vehicle.. bash plate, rock sliders.... to be safe.
Regarding the tyres, you mentioned 18"..... Im no fan of low profile tyres when offroading, you cannot deflate same as tyres with higher side walls and yes... risk is there to get damage.
If its your first time around with your vehicle, I would rather start by something a bit less dangerous and get to know your vehicle and your limits.
Trust me.... its not fun to inspect your damage after a obstacle....
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Tuesday, August 28th 2018, 7:57am

Maybe invest in a 4x4 driving course? Get to know your vehicle first. And then slowly progress to more difficult terrain.



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Tuesday, August 28th 2018, 7:45pm

Cobus stated correctly :fie:

Trust me.... its not fun to inspect your damage after a obstacle....

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