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Driving Kombi in the wind!

Discussion in 'Kombi Club' started by Jenny Frappell, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Jenny Frappell

    Jenny Frappell Active Member

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    I admit that I did park Bindi at a local station and took the train instead of battling the wild wind today.
     
  2. Ged_Palmy

    Ged_Palmy Member

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    I drive with wind all the time
     
  3. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    That's on the inside Ged :rolleyes: , pretty sure Jenny means on the outside ;)
     
  4. Titch

    Titch Active Member

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    Melissa, I know that feeling!!!!!
     
  5. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Some people have no sense of adventure :rolleyes:
     
  6. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    No sense of adventure? Yes I agree it was a tad windy yesterday but bus still managed to cruise at 100 - 110 into the wind (thats ground speed not air speed) and sat square as with all the gusts and stuff. Nah, no adventure just another day on the road.
     
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  7. Jenny Frappell

    Jenny Frappell Active Member

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    The road was the M1 between Bulli and Waterfall. I just didn't want to risk it.
     
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  8. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    Please don't get me wrong - it was more than a little ordinary out there with a lot of trees down. Smack bang in the middle of the Hawkesbury River bridge one awful gust threw every car sideways almost into the next lane but bus sat square with no body roll and responded quickly to some opposite rudder. I'm just ripped with the way bus handled it - fully rebuilt stock suspension front and back, good shocks, 4 wheel alignment, quality tyres on 7 inch rims. Nothing fancy, just good bits.
     
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  9. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    HUGE difference between driving a T3 and a T2 in wind.

    Sadly that stretch of M1 was where that tree cleaned up that ute on that Wednesday
     
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  10. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    Must agree whole heartedly. Thats why I have upgraded and now drive a T3.
     
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  11. Mellow Yellow 74

    Mellow Yellow 74 Active Member

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    That's because of the aerodynamic styling of the T3 - lol
     
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  12. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    it works
     
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  13. Resnort

    Resnort Active Member

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    It totally does, that and it's suspension design. Makes rain and wind something you dont even need to think about. Even with the old worn and neglected shocks and bushes it was great in adverse conditions, can't wait to see how it goes with everything new underneath
     
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  14. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Yep . Defies all laws of aerodynamics
    Seems brick beats loaf.? :)
     
  15. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    T3's were actually wind tunnel tested during the design phase........ which surprised me.
     
  16. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Doesnt mean anyone made any improvements based on the info :p

    A ' designer' probably ' designed' the poverty pack interior as well :(
     

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