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REAL Offroading!
Pepino
 

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Post: #1
REAL Offroading!

Since I know more than 95% of Evoque owners will never take it off the pavement I decided I was not going to be part of that percentage.
I usually take all my cars to their limits, being on the track while racing or on the dirt while offroading.
The evoque is the perfect balance of both, can go track racing and it moves really good and can do some offroading too. Since I had already used my Evoque trackracing with an OK result I decided it was time for me to go offroading, REAL offroading, not just going off the pavement.

I am really satisfied at how the Evoque moved in the dirt, even with such a low vehicle I did not damage anything, I might have scrapped the bottom a bit but no serious damage. I dont remember ever hearing about the Evoque having some fancy electronic blocking diferential or torque vectoring system, I think that would be the only thing missing for the evoque so it can become a true offroader.

This is my real offroader.

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At the end I got stuck in a mudpit, some mud tires and I would have been unstoppable

I remember seeing an evoque with smaller wheels and M/T tires here, can anyone help me find that picture?
(This post was last modified: 30-07-2013 04:34am by Pepino.)
30-07-2013 04:02am
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chapmac
 

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Location: Bournemouth
Post: #2
REAL Offroading!

Blimey! Impressed. Something tells me you done that a few times before.

ED4 Pure Tech in Santorini Black with privacy glass, panoramic roof, front fogs and anthractite headlining. Added 19" Style 3 wheels and dynamic grille
30-07-2013 08:15am
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Biker
 

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RE: REAL Offroading!

Finally! Love it.

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30-07-2013 11:26am
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XFullFatTim
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RE: REAL Offroading!

I think LR did not design their baby for that! Well done, and in a Dynamic too with its fragile dropped front spoiler!

Now driving a 2015MY RRSport L494 in Corris Grey with Ebony/Lunar interior and Ebony Headliner - pimped up with 22" wheel and polished stainless steel skid plates from and rear.
Gone to a new homes - Zanzibar 5 Door Dynamic with contrast, lux, plus and intelligence packs
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30-07-2013 04:08pm
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recordman
 

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RE: REAL Offroading!

Crikey, my arse was clenched just looking at the pictures. Well done!

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30-07-2013 04:13pm
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Pepino
 

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Location: Mexico City
Post: #6
RE: REAL Offroading!

(30-07-2013 04:08pm)XFullFatTim Wrote:  I think LR did not design their baby for that! Well done, and in a Dynamic too with its fragile dropped front spoiler!

I was worried about the front spoiler being so low, not one scratch to it. I had a very good spotter that prevented me from damaging the car. HAd a lot of fun, I was also worried about having 20" wheels and such low tirewall, but I moved as good as any other offroader. Like I said, only thing missing was some good M/T tires.
30-07-2013 06:21pm
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XFullFatTim
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RE: REAL Offroading!

Pepino, in Mexico do Dynamics not have Signature Bi-Xenon headlights? You appear to have the halogens on yours

Now driving a 2015MY RRSport L494 in Corris Grey with Ebony/Lunar interior and Ebony Headliner - pimped up with 22" wheel and polished stainless steel skid plates from and rear.
Gone to a new homes - Zanzibar 5 Door Dynamic with contrast, lux, plus and intelligence packs
Fuji White SD4 Auto Coupe Lux + Ebony Plus Pack and a couple of other extras
Still on my drive - 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT that has been made into a SW.
30-07-2013 06:33pm
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Pepino
 

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RE: REAL Offroading!

(30-07-2013 06:33pm)XFullFatTim Wrote:  Pepino, in Mexico do Dynamics not have Signature Bi-Xenon headlights? You appear to have the halogens on yours

You are correct, I opened a large thread on changing headlights from Halogens to Bi-xenons before.
For some weird reason, the first evoques that were sold here in Mexico did not come with the Bi-xenon headlights, I asked for every option available and this is what I got. The second batch that came did have the Xenon headlights.

So after finding this problem, I really wanted the Bixenon Headlights so I ordered some from Ebay, a guy in Prusia. When I got them I realized I needed a xenon control module that I havent been able to find. So what happens is that. The actual bulb is always on, wether is dark or bright. Only thing I can control are, the foglights and the DRLĀ“s, I have to turn them on manualy, unless it is dark outside, then they turn on by themselves.

Pictures are with the evoque off, thats why the headlights are not on.

Another funny thing is that my Dynamic did not come with the Dynamic terrain response mode.

I am really pissed at land rover for doing that, but what can I do, Dealerships usually dont know shit about such new vehicles and I wanted to be the first one in Mexico with an evoque, so I had to take what they had.

I would have liked a White Dynamic Coupe, but they werent available at the time so I had to get the Firenze Red which was my second option.

Here in Mexico you cannot build your car to your own specs. You go to the dealership, you see what they have and what they are going to get and then you choose from what they have.

There is a way to build one, but it doubles the price.
30-07-2013 06:59pm
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Amadeus
 

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RE: REAL Offroading!

Brave man with those 20" - now it's all dirteeeee!

Was this the thread you were after?
http://babyrr.com/forum/thread-6333.html...=mud+tyres

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31-07-2013 02:59am
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Easty
 

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RE: REAL Offroading!

I placed some tape on the very bottom of the silver parts and the tape got marked up a bit during a day on the fire roads of Washington state last weekend.

Also after going offroad may want to pop off the lower black cover hiding he tow hoop. mine collected about 1lb of mud. Smile
31-07-2013 03:14am
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