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    I drove back to Canberra via shallow crossing in the 205 last weekend. I wouldn't necessarily recommend the drive (was a little rough in spots), but, I did take a few pics of the water crossings which I thought some might enjoy.




    Shallow crossing was definitely bordering on too deep for the 205. I rearranged the intake a little before going through, and added some plastic bag, and it kept dry.






    Has anyone else got any adventurous 205 pics?

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    Great pictures and you're a braver man than me especially in the first pic.....

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    That first crossing sure does look "close to too deep"!

    Reminds me of when I was young, foolish and adventuresome. I attempted Angle Crossing on the Murrumbidgee in my 404 and, too late, I found it deeper than it looked... Put the fan into the radiator :-( That was the end of that particular Sunday drive.

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    Great shots mate. Looking forward to a drive!

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    The second one is my new desktop pic.! How's the engine going? Haven't heard anything for a while.

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    Wow sod that lol good effort though!!



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    Casually got the window down too, nice one!
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    Jeez, nice work mate. Great to see the beast back on the road! Well, kinda...
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    Haha y'all! The second one in the much shallower water actually resulted in a wet drivers footwell. Thanks to my enthusiastic driving I think. Fortunately it was pretty clean, and after a day in the sunshine it dried out fine.

    The motor is going v well Peter. Haven't done too many kms yet, but very happy with the whole car at the moment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hicho View Post
    Great shots mate. Looking forward to a drive!
    Me too. I'll send you a message.

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    that's awesome

    i'm working my way up to considering a highway-1 round-australia 205 trip once i'm fully comfortable with my 205

    dunno how the suspension would handle corrugated roads in the outback though...

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    Perhaps a future modification...



    There is an french event called the Peugeot 205 africa raid. Always an idea I liked to toy with but in Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lion5 View Post
    that's awesome

    i'm working my way up to considering a highway-1 round-australia 205 trip once i'm fully comfortable with my 205

    dunno how the suspension would handle corrugated roads in the outback though...

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    At the very least you should consider swapping the GTI setup for an Si. Graham will likely add more detail, but in my experience nothing short of a DS can handle that stuff in such a way that your teeth won't need an overhaul afterwards.

    Or you could do it in an R12 and just flog the shit out of it but you still need serious earmuffs.
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    No problems on highway 1, all bitumen.
    Si suspension would work well on rough roads.
    My Si based rally car has MCA suspension on a GTi subframe, no problem with corrugations , better than the renowned 504 for sure, but a bit expensive.
    After driving the car I got from Appriila I'm reminded of how GTis cope with rough roads, could be down to the front shockers, even with just Konis in the rally car it was fine. I must say though that Dougs car has the sharpest steering of any I have driven.

    After trying both the 309 and Mi16 in a paddock based event recently the Mi16 was outstanding in how it coped with the roughness, due to the ultra strong body shell and most likely that big squishy bush on the LCAs.
    The 309 felt a lot sharper and will be quicker I'm sure but more preparation is needed to get it up to the mark.

    The DS may handle rough roads OK but a hell of a lot of road noise.


    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    Poorly.

    At the very least you should consider swapping the GTI setup for an Si. Graham will likely add more detail, but in my experience nothing short of a DS can handle that stuff in such a way that your teeth won't need an overhaul afterwards.

    Or you could do it in an R12 and just flog the shit out of it but you still need serious earmuffs.
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    It sounds like you're all really looking for a BX
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