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Old 16 Oct 2004, 11:59 pm
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Default Offroadin' in the PT

A couple of friends of mine decided to go kayaking today, and I offered to drive, not knowing what i would be driving into, however. The Cruiser surprisingly held up well. It did get extremely dirty though, inside and out. What should I use to get dirt out of the leather and carpeting? Im gonna be spending all of tomorrow cleaning it. I never bottomed out, and I experienced no problems. This experience made me think of going the opposite direction, and lifting the car instead of lowering. Too bad no one has done that yet.
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Old 17 Oct 2004, 09:17 am
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I do Schutzhund training a few days a week and most of the time training takes part on large parcells of land.Farms or land similar.So I have to go down dirt roads etc. Just drive slow and avoid the middle of the road raises caused by tires on both sides. My biggest worry is the front end scrapping or getting hung up.I did look at subarus but really like the PT's interior room.Have more room for 2 kennels plus equipment etc.Now I have realized the PT is much more than space. However, I would not off road purposely ,for the PT is not designed for this on a regular serious basis. I have not lowered mine to keep me safe. And if I know I am going to a really harsh place, The F-250 comes out.
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Old 18 Oct 2004, 07:53 am
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Ground clearance would be my main concern. Maybe if you get a set of the base springs? I read they are 1" higher than Touring or Limited.
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