How to drive on corrugated roads | carsales


Well, as anyone that travels the Outback might
know, corrugations really are the worst thing and its car breaking stuff. Your brain tells you slow and steady wins
the race. It’s really not the case. So you’ll find out, you’ve got to pick a
speed that helps the car calm down over the vibrations. As you’ll notice, as we’re getting a little
bit faster, all that shaking and shuddering is tending to calm down. Now, there’s no real set speed for this. It really does depend on a lot of factors. It depends on the size of the corrugation,
it depends on the wheel base of your car, how heavy loaded it is, what sort of condition
your shack absorbers and tyres are in, like, it just goes on and on and on. But as you’ll see as we just speed up on this
particularly bad section, it’s almost going away. This is a really bad example of corrugations
as we’ll show you in a sec, but look at that, it’s almost gone.

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I travel 460K's ( round trip ) once a month on a dirt road to do my grocery shopping. I find travelling at 100 to 110 Kph gives me the smoothest ride. The road is straight with big sweeping corners so maintaining that speed is relatively easy.

There is a grader that's permanently on the road so it doesn't get really bad. It takes him 2-3 weeks to do the 230K's then he has a week off before starting all over again.

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