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22 Apr 2018 09:54

First, that kind of language and attitude just earned you a report. Congratulations.

Second, since I'm a nice guy, I'll pretend you asked politely if there is a solution to your problem. The snow used in various map mods, including Iceland, is very unrealistic, and slows down the vehicle a lot. This means you need ridiculous power to keep any kind of speed even on flat road, and to be able to climb hills at all. Apparently, installing a tandem (6x4) or liftable axle and lift it when on snow, helps slightly, but nowhere near solves the problem.

The authors of Russian Open Spaces has released a fix for this problem on the snow on their map. I am not sure if it works also for the snow on Iceland, but it may. You can try it out here: http://sharemods.com/0ku2vdf4wlqk/the_s ... w.rar.html

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22 Apr 2018 10:05

you just need enough HP and I suggest 8x4 chassis then it's no problem. Also changing from automatic, to sequentinell or H-Shifting(if you have wheel with shifter) transmission then it should also be much easier to climb those hills. Automatic Transmission shifts way to early and you don't get that power when driving with sequentinell or H-Sifting and leaving the revs higher.
And get a 12 gears transmission.
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22 Apr 2018 12:26

OlavEmil wrote:
22 Apr 2018 09:54
First, that kind of language and attitude just earned you a report. Congratulations.
Why'd you report that? It's an hillarious comment :lol:
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22 Apr 2018 12:38

asilas wrote:
22 Apr 2018 09:33
worst country that ever made i cant go to hill im stuck
You can always go the other way around the island...

For actually tackling the problem, I suggest :

- Manual gearshift (sequential for keyboard, or "H"-shifter if you have the physical equipment)
- Gearbox with loads of low gears
- 4x2 chassis (I think more axle weight = more grip)

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22 Apr 2018 13:48

Can anyone explain how this manual gershift works with a keyboard? I don't even know the right keys.
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22 Apr 2018 13:57

Look in controls, there should be a key for up and downshift. IIRC there's also one for neutral and Reverse.
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22 Apr 2018 14:01

YNM wrote:
22 Apr 2018 12:38
- 4x2 chassis (I think more axle weight = more grip)
Your thinking is correct, but your method is wrong (at least in real life, I haven't done excessive testing in ETS2, but I believe it is the same).

A 6x2 with a lift axle will be able to transfer more weight onto the drive axle, because the 5th wheel is further back back compared to the axle. Even better is a 6x4, because you then have two driving axles, both carrying weight that otherwise would be carried by the trailer (or a non-drive axle in case of a 6x2). What you need to be looking for, is to get as big a part of the vehicle's total weight as possible onto driving axles, however many there are of them.

I drive cross country in Norway, which includes frequent mountain crossings on snowy and icy roads. We now use 6x4s, which is a huge advantage from earlier, when we used 6x2s with lift axle. I now pretty much never need to use snowchains anymore. 4x2s are helpless when climbing steep slippery hills, as you get too little of the total weight onto driving axles.

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22 Apr 2018 14:54

I would really like to come back to Iceland even if not everyone is agreeing with that ;)
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22 Apr 2018 16:18

Maxest wrote:
22 Apr 2018 13:48
Can anyone explain how this manual gershift works with a keyboard? I don't even know the right keys.
Commonly :

Shift for changing gear "up"
Ctrl for changing gear "down"
OlavEmil wrote:
22 Apr 2018 14:01
YNM wrote:
22 Apr 2018 12:38
- 4x2 chassis (I think more axle weight = more grip)
Your thinking is correct, but your method is wrong (at least in real life, I haven't done excessive testing in ETS2, but I believe it is the same).

A 6x2 with a lift axle will be able to transfer more weight onto the drive axle, because the 5th wheel is further back back compared to the axle. Even better is a 6x4, because you then have two driving axles, both carrying weight that otherwise would be carried by the trailer (or a non-drive axle in case of a 6x2). What you need to be looking for, is to get as big a part of the vehicle's total weight as possible onto driving axles, however many there are of them.
Yeah, I'm well-aware IRL how bad 4x2 fares on snow. But in-game, I thought I had better luck with the 4x2 than the 6x4 that I drive now...

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22 Apr 2018 17:17

By the way I was surprised of the Icelandic roads quality. :D Are they really sometimes as bad as Romania or Russia?
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