If you are planning on taking your Isuzu on an off road adventure, here are some rules and advice that will make you do off roading like a Pro. When you purchase an Isuzu KB you get a world class leading bakkie with the ability to tow up to 3 tons as well as the cred to turn heads wherever you go.
The Isuzu 4×4 is as tough as nails and allows you to tackle South Africa’s grittiest and most beautiful dirt roads. If you haven’t taken your Isuzu on the beaten paths you haven’t lived yet. Below are some things you need to know just before you tackle the South African dirt roads.
6 Great Isuzu Off-Road Tips
- Practice patience – patience is all about timing. Once you have observed your surroundings and worked out your point of entry then you can tackle the obstacle
- Keep both hands on the wheel. Driving is all about the reaction time. If your bakkie swerves then you need to counter swiftly. When manning the steering, both thumbs needs to be placed on the outside frame of the steering wheel rather than gripping the wheel – Try it, it works!!
- Take note of body roll and power to weight ratio. Some cars are faster because they are fitted with smaller bodies (power to weight ratio).
- The bigger the car the more power it will have. Bakkies like the Isuzu supports a lot of weight so the body rolls easier at higher speeds and feels heavy and sluggish on slow speeds. “Counter driving ” counter steering is a way of managing your bakkies body roll at high and even low speeds , just with your steering wheel, the secret lies in the adjustment you make to the direction you steering at.
- Know the difference between Momentums VS Acceleration – Momentum is the speed your bakkie has built up – this will help you though the difficult obstacles and muddy paddles, come to grip with your bakkie as to this will help you to make the important decision as to when and how much to accelerate.
- Tyre – Reducing your tyre pressure increases the floating of the bakkie, this means that the tyre footprints becomes longer reducing the pressure the tyre exerts on the surface, spreading your bakkies weight over a large surface. This way you will have more traction.