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Commander in Saudi Sand dunes

These are two videos for my commander driving in soft sand dunes in Saudi Arabia

(links are in the attached text file since I can't post URLs to other sites till I have made 4 posts or more)

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These are two videos for my commander driving in soft sand dunes in Saudi Arabia

(links are in the attached text file since I can't post URLs to other sites till I have made 4 posts or more)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPkzJJrXczY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKM4uk6N64Y

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Cool vids!..Kinda like driving in snow!-43

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Looks like the XK handled pretty good stock. Did you have to air down any?

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Cool! That looks like a LOT of fun to drive in. I don't think that I could afford the gas to drive all the way to Saudi Arabia, though. I guess that I will just have to enjoy your vid.
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Looks like the XK handled pretty good stock. Did you have to air down any?
The sand over here is very soft and dry, and letting the air down is essential otherwise I would have easily get stuck or it would have been very difficult to drive through. The air pressure in both vids were around 17 psi. Also the ESP was in full off and only using 1st or 2nd gears.

I gave it a try couple of times to drive in such sand without letting the air down, and it was very heavy movement like something pulling you backwards.

My commander has QT-II, Do you think QD-II would make a lot of difference in such situations?
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Another video

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Do you think QD-II would make a lot of difference in such situations?
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I drove my Xterra on the beach @ the Outer Banks, NC. I was never able to get all of that damn sand out of everything, even after 5 years I would come across sand in some spots.
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