Off-Roading in an I-Pace

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Off-Roading in an I-Pace

Post by slowlane » Sat May 09, 2020 9:23 pm

This topic has been touched on before (see mud-related discussion viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2255&p=30114&hilit= ... mud#p30110), but now there is an interesting article in Autoblog, about subjecting an HSE with 22 inch wheels (!) to a stony mountainous track. See:
https://www.autoblog.com/2020/05/06/202 ... -off-road/

Incidentally I have asked JLR on a couple of occasions if they would consider offering a UK-based off-road Experience session with an I-Pace, but all I have heard back is either 'watch this space' or 'yes in principle, but we need to obtain an I-Pace first'. I am still waiting....
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Re: Off-Roading in an I-Pace

Post by Thincat » Sat May 16, 2020 8:00 pm

Great video, thanks for finding it, I'd love to try off-roading in an I-Pace!
18in wheels would be much better.
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Re: Off-Roading in an I-Pace

Post by ELray » Sun May 17, 2020 6:12 am

slowlane wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 9:23 pm
This topic has been touched on before (see mud-related discussion viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2255&p=30114&hilit= ... mud#p30110), but now there is an interesting article in Autoblog, about subjecting an HSE with 22 inch wheels (!) to a stony mountainous track. See:
https://www.autoblog.com/2020/05/06/202 ... -off-road/

Incidentally I have asked JLR on a couple of occasions if they would consider offering a UK-based off-road Experience session with an I-Pace, but all I have heard back is either 'watch this space' or 'yes in principle, but we need to obtain an I-Pace first'. I am still waiting....
Perhaps if more ppl asks for this, they might run with it?
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Re: Off-Roading in an I-Pace

Post by Delta5 » Sun May 17, 2020 8:00 am

Having done a lot of off-roading I advise you to be very selective where you go in an IPace you have a thin sheet of alumimium protecting the battery, so stay away from loose rocks, logs and other debris or deep ruts you find off road. It is not a Landcruiser or Defender if you hit a rut or hole you will bend the steering or suspension.

There is no problem with grass fields or gravel tracks, really, if you want the off-road experience get a Suzuki Jeep or Defender and have some real fun without doing really expensive damage to an IPace which won’t be covered by warranty
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Re: Off-Roading in an I-Pace

Post by slowlane » Sun May 17, 2020 8:12 am

Delta5 wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 8:00 am
Having done a lot of off-roading I advise you to be very selective where you go in an IPace you have a thin sheet of alumimium protecting the battery, so stay away from loose rocks, logs and other debris or deep ruts you find off road. It is not a Landcruiser or Defender if you hit a rut or hole you will bend the steering or suspension.

There is no problem with grass fields or gravel tracks, really, if you want the off-road experience get a Suzuki Jeep or Defender and have some real fun without doing really expensive damage to an IPace which won’t be covered by warranty
Yes I agree, having spent 10 years driving LRs in East Africa; getting bashed underneath by rocks was a normal hazard (and sidewall impact punctures). But the reason that I asked JLR for an officially approved course was so that I could be sure, if I ever wanted/had to use the car on non-metalled roads, of the safe limits for handling the I-Pace. I did not buy my I-Pace for use as an off-road car, but given that the launch events were held off-road in Portugal, it seemed sensible to check what the safe limits really are.
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Re: Off-Roading in an I-Pace

Post by FENorway » Sun May 17, 2020 8:25 am

Maybe they should fix the sealing on the back doors before they do to much offroad?
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Re: Off-Roading in an I-Pace

Post by Delta5 » Sun May 17, 2020 9:58 am

Sealing, be wary of deep water too, anything more than a few inches deep, JLR don’t have a good reputation for sealing electrics, water in cable joints cause many problems. There is nothing more embarrassing (or expensive) than a big 4x4 stuck in flood water, Ive seen lots!.
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Re: Off-Roading in an I-Pace

Post by Maxwell_400 » Mon May 18, 2020 9:16 am

Delta5 wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 8:00 am
Having done a lot of off-roading I advise you to be very selective where you go in an IPace you have a thin sheet of alumimium protecting the battery, so stay away from loose rocks, logs and other debris or deep ruts you find off road. It is not a Landcruiser or Defender if you hit a rut or hole you will bend the steering or suspension.

There is no problem with grass fields or gravel tracks, really, if you want the off-road experience get a Suzuki Jeep or Defender and have some real fun without doing really expensive damage to an IPace which won’t be covered by warranty
I have found the I-Pace to be quite capable offroad with AdSR and ASPC, it has better traction control than my LandCruiser and with the offroad height the ground clearance is very good. The wheel diameter is the same too, the Landcruiser dimension is 265/65-17.

The aluminum sheet that protects the solid I-Pace battery pack frame is quite thick at 8mm. The LandCruiser is fitted with steel skid plates strategic placed to protect suspension and fuel tank so it will probably tolerate much more abuse than the I-Pace.
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Re: Off-Roading in an I-Pace

Post by SammyD » Mon May 18, 2020 11:53 am

Delta5 wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 9:58 am
Sealing, be wary of deep water too, anything more than a few inches deep, JLR don’t have a good reputation for sealing electrics, water in cable joints cause many problems. There is nothing more embarrassing (or expensive) than a big 4x4 stuck in flood water, Ive seen lots!.
Opps.... I went through floods a lot deeper than that earlier this year when the River Wey burst its banks in Elstead. The road runs right alongside the river and does not need to come up much before it is flooded.
Some local Numpties had removed the 'Road Closed' signs in the village and on a dark moonless night, I found myself going through about 10 inches of the wet stuff. I heard later than an Isuzu Trooper got stuck a bit after me.
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Re: Off-Roading in an I-Pace

Post by anorak » Mon May 18, 2020 12:13 pm

The I-Pace is capable of wading through 500mm or 20" of water.

https://twitter.com/StevieBoulter/statu ... 6428056576

Not the greatest footage but you get the idea.
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