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jofun May 2nd 2008 12:39 pm

offroading Brisbane
 
Hi All

Eagerly awaiting the arrival of our 4x4 this month and wondered if anyone had any suggestions of good places to head to for a bit of offroading action....Even better if anyone is heading out towards the end of the month and wouldn't mind us tagging along would be great to hear from you..

Cheers

Jo

moneypenny20 May 2nd 2008 1:02 pm

Re: offroading Brisbane
 

Originally Posted by jofun (Post 6297636)
Hi All

Eagerly awaiting the arrival of our 4x4 this month and wondered if anyone had any suggestions of good places to head to for a bit of offroading action....Even better if anyone is heading out towards the end of the month and wouldn't mind us tagging along would be great to hear from you..

Cheers

Jo

The Gateway's a good spot ;)

Centurion May 2nd 2008 1:09 pm

Re: offroading Brisbane
 

Originally Posted by jofun (Post 6297636)
Hi All

Eagerly awaiting the arrival of our 4x4 this month and wondered if anyone had any suggestions of good places to head to for a bit of offroading action....Even better if anyone is heading out towards the end of the month and wouldn't mind us tagging along would be great to hear from you..

Cheers

Jo

What 4WD have you got coming ? It may dictate where you can go. I'm keen to get my new pathfinder dirty before I head outback in July as its got a new setup suspension etc and I want to make sure its all ready for a long run.

Otherwise - go into ARB or any other 4WD shop and pick yourself up a copy of Dirty Weekends in SE Queensland. It has some absolutely top routes to take all over this neck of the woods from Fraser to Straddie, Morton and so on.

JackTheLad May 2nd 2008 1:32 pm

Re: offroading Brisbane
 

Originally Posted by jofun (Post 6297636)
Hi All

Eagerly awaiting the arrival of our 4x4 this month and wondered if anyone had any suggestions of good places to head to for a bit of offroading action....Even better if anyone is heading out towards the end of the month and wouldn't mind us tagging along would be great to hear from you..

Cheers

Jo

North Straddie Island is a good start. Lots of beach drives, and a few inland, not too challenging trails. And some beautiful stop off points.

And we did it in an X-trail, so its really not that challenging for a real 4x4, but it is worth it.

I've got a mate in work who did the Simpson desert last year in his Land rover discovery, and this year he is doing the gulf of Carpentaria. The thing is, he has a 2 year old and a 4 year old, and he takes them with him :eek:.

He takes the piss out of my Xtrail:o

JTL

jofun May 2nd 2008 2:00 pm

Re: offroading Brisbane
 
Hi all..

Thanks for the info...will check out further...We've got a landrover defender coming....can't wait hopefully get our hands on it in about 2-3 weeks had to be done....its a defender thing i guess..

Pollyana May 2nd 2008 2:50 pm

Re: offroading Brisbane
 

Originally Posted by moneypen20 (Post 6297731)
The Gateway's a good spot ;)

:rofl: There's a lovely tunnel construction site off Lutwyche Road too.....anyone that causes agro to that project gets my vote :D

jofun May 3rd 2008 1:26 am

Re: offroading Brisbane
 

Originally Posted by Centurion (Post 6297765)
What 4WD have you got coming ? It may dictate where you can go. I'm keen to get my new pathfinder dirty before I head outback in July as its got a new setup suspension etc and I want to make sure its all ready for a long run.

Otherwise - go into ARB or any other 4WD shop and pick yourself up a copy of Dirty Weekends in SE Queensland. It has some absolutely top routes to take all over this neck of the woods from Fraser to Straddie, Morton and so on.

outback in July...sounds interesting...how long you going for?? We defo have plans to do a long trip at some stage...will need to get the vehicle all geared up first with whats required...most important the beer fridge!! lol...as we came over from dubai and had landys there we already have most of the stuff we require..roof tent, fridge etc etc.....there is always plenty more that can be added though isn't there!

FluffyTheCampfireSlayer May 3rd 2008 1:38 am

Re: offroading Brisbane
 

Originally Posted by jofun (Post 6298057)
Hi all..

Thanks for the info...will check out further...We've got a landrover defender coming....can't wait hopefully get our hands on it in about 2-3 weeks had to be done....its a defender thing i guess..

Good choice - top off roader!!!

If I had the money, would be my first choice! :thumbup:

Timber Floor Au May 3rd 2008 3:00 am

Re: offroading Brisbane
 
Perhaps take a hike up Landcruiser park. For your first off road jaunt.

Just google them.

Ste

jofun May 3rd 2008 6:19 am

Re: offroading Brisbane
 

Originally Posted by Timber Floor Au (Post 6301109)
Perhaps take a hike up Landcruiser park. For your first off road jaunt.

Just google them.

Ste

Cheers for that...looks like a good place to start.....

jofun May 3rd 2008 6:22 am

Re: offroading Brisbane
 

Originally Posted by FluffyTheCampfireSlayer (Post 6300894)
Good choice - top off roader!!!

If I had the money, would be my first choice! :thumbup:

I guess once you owned one its difficult to change to anything else....yeah slightly on the pricey side new and the resale values seem to hold as well even with high mileage...we intend on keeping it for life..in order to justify the price!!

Timber Floor Au May 3rd 2008 6:37 am

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Originally Posted by jofun (Post 6301360)
I guess once you owned one its difficult to change to anything else....yeah slightly on the pricey side new and the resale values seem to hold as well even with high mileage...we intend on keeping it for life..in order to justify the price!!

Whats the damage on a New Defender then ?

Are these V8 petrol, or the 2.8/2.5 tdi's ?

Always liked them myself too... and slightly more upmarkey than the county.. and the first landy i had , which had the manual over ride inside for the wipers lol.

Ste

jofun May 3rd 2008 11:20 am

Re: offroading Brisbane
 

Originally Posted by Timber Floor Au (Post 6301376)
Whats the damage on a New Defender then ?

Are these V8 petrol, or the 2.8/2.5 tdi's ?

Always liked them myself too... and slightly more upmarkey than the county.. and the first landy i had , which had the manual over ride inside for the wipers lol.

Ste

Damage is..ohh dare i say..54 on road...its got the modified version of the ford transit engine, 2.4turbo deisel..!!!!!they don't make V8's anymore unfortunately! we Test drove one and it pulls well and has a new 6 gear speed box is quieter than they used to be! also new ac and heater which seem to work well!! I had a 2003-90(county) td5 previously as well and my husband had a 2001 110 double cab pickup( lara croft tomb raider limited edition LOL) so we know what they are like..managed to get a few good trips in the tomb raider in oman and the uae empty quater so well looking forward to getting offroad over here as you can imagine...
What did you decide on then?Something a bit more comfy??

Timber Floor Au May 3rd 2008 11:47 am

Re: offroading Brisbane
 

Originally Posted by jofun (Post 6301932)
Damage is..ohh dare i say..54 on road...its got the modified version of the ford transit engine, 2.4turbo deisel..!!!!!they don't make V8's anymore unfortunately! we Test drove one and it pulls well and has a new 6 gear speed box is quieter than they used to be! also new ac and heater which seem to work well!! I had a 2003-90(county) td5 previously as well and my husband had a 2001 110 double cab pickup( lara croft tomb raider limited edition LOL) so we know what they are like..managed to get a few good trips in the tomb raider in oman and the uae empty quater so well looking forward to getting offroad over here as you can imagine...
What did you decide on then?Something a bit more comfy??

We have

A 2006 Pathfinder
A 2005 Triton
and
A 1994 Shogun

:)

jofun May 3rd 2008 12:30 pm

Re: offroading Brisbane
 

Originally Posted by Timber Floor Au (Post 6301994)
We have

A 2006 Pathfinder
A 2005 Triton
and
A 1994 Shogun

:)

are you sure you have enough 4x4's....ha ha coming from where we've been (come from)anyone would think you had 2 or 3 wives....must say i do like the new pathfinder....

FluffyTheCampfireSlayer May 3rd 2008 9:39 pm

Re: offroading Brisbane
 

Originally Posted by jofun (Post 6302106)
are you sure you have enough 4x4's....ha ha coming from where we've been (come from)anyone would think you had 2 or 3 wives....must say i do like the new pathfinder....

He might as well have - the way his kids nag him as well!!!! :rofl::rofl:

annqldau May 10th 2008 9:22 am

Re: offroading Brisbane
 
I notice he's just down the road from the rest of us to join our 4x4 days out.

A good local one we've done up at Mount Mee is A Break but don't go on your own... you can find it in Dirty Weekends Off Road Guide Book http://www.dirtyweekends.com.au/index.php?MMID=6



We are still debating a 4x4 drive this July or if to leave it till next year when a few people say they may be up for it. We haven't had our Pathfinder raised yet and that's a must before we do a bigone.

Woner if Centurion wants to buy a nudge bar timber???...:rofl:

Few good 4x4 trip sites:

Jimna above Kilcoy - http://www.landcruisermountainpark.com.au/

http://www.outbackholidays.info/thin...4x4-tracks.cfm

http://www.guidebooks.com.au/links.htm

Tagalong Tours
http://www.mangali4wd.com.au/welcome.htm
http://www.billabongoffroad.com.au/tagalongs.htm

Apparantly they are stopping making the Defender now, as they can't get it to meet future safety and emmission rules. But, I've always liked them just not the level of comfort they give. We had a Freelander at one point and quite liked it but perfer the Pathfinder it has a bit more umph without using as much fuel as the Patrol.



Originally Posted by jofun (Post 6297636)
Hi All

Eagerly awaiting the arrival of our 4x4 this month and wondered if anyone had any suggestions of good places to head to for a bit of offroading action....Even better if anyone is heading out towards the end of the month and wouldn't mind us tagging along would be great to hear from you..

Cheers

Jo


Originally Posted by Timber Floor Au (Post 6301109)
Perhaps take a hike up Landcruiser park. For your first off road jaunt.

Just google them.

Ste


jofun May 17th 2008 6:08 am

Re: offroading Brisbane
 
Finally the good news that our Landy is here and we should pick it up latest by the end of next week.....

So we will defo be up for some offroading if anyone is heading...although we will need to sort our rust proofing before we hit the beach......

Thanks for all the links

and if you see us bombing around in our new Grey Landy 110...give us a wave!!

annqldau May 19th 2008 12:55 am

Re: offroading Brisbane
 

Originally Posted by jofun (Post 6361444)
Finally the good news that our Landy is here and we should pick it up latest by the end of next week.....

So we will defo be up for some offroading if anyone is heading...although we will need to sort our rust proofing before we hit the beach......

Thanks for all the links

and if you see us bombing around in our new Grey Landy 110...give us a wave!!

Glad to here it's arrived in one piece.

Already to get dirty?

We have been recommended off most of the big 4x4 places to go for the heavy duty magnetic anti rust thing for beaches as it stops the water clinging in the fist place and doesn't trap the salt water in like the painted/sprayed on treatments.

I'd have to get the hubby to post the technical details that's as complicated as I can get on this subject.

FluffyTheCampfireSlayer May 19th 2008 1:35 am

Re: offroading Brisbane
 

Originally Posted by annqldau (Post 6366779)
Glad to here it's arrived in one piece.

Already to get dirty?

We have been recommended off most of the big 4x4 places to go for the heavy duty magnetic anti rust thing for beaches as it stops the water clinging in the fist place and doesn't trap the salt water in like the painted/sprayed on treatments.

I'd have to get the hubby to post the technical details that's as complicated as I can get on this subject.

Can also recommend magnetic anti-rust device! We had it installed on our car before we bought it - works a treat!

annqldau May 19th 2008 2:06 am

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Originally Posted by FluffyTheCampfireSlayer (Post 6366862)
Can also recommend magnetic anti-rust device! We had it installed on our car before we bought it - works a treat!

We paid for them on our subaru's so when we sold them we kept the lighter weight one but it's not a heavy duty one but should have some effect.

jaca May 19th 2008 6:14 pm

Re: offroading Brisbane
 
come over to delicaclub the guys here go on tours all over the place for beach days/outback and even a tour to cape york next year but theres always something doing.. one guy (ian hawkins) live in narangba so he could give ye some pointers on where they are going next ! join up and have a look around ! :thumbup:
http://www.delicaclub.com/index.php

jofun May 20th 2008 3:37 am

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Originally Posted by jaca (Post 6367375)
come over to delicaclub the guys here go on tours all over the place for beach days/outback and even a tour to cape york next year but theres always something doing.. one guy (ian hawkins) live in narangba so he could give ye some pointers on where they are going next ! join up and have a look around ! :thumbup:
http://www.delicaclub.com/index.php

Cape york......would love to do that trip....will have a looksy and see whats happening..pick up the defender on Friday...can not wait to get our hands on it, been feeling slightly lost without a 4x4...

jofun May 20th 2008 3:40 am

Re: offroading Brisbane
 

Originally Posted by annqldau (Post 6366779)
Glad to here it's arrived in one piece.

Already to get dirty?

We have been recommended off most of the big 4x4 places to go for the heavy duty magnetic anti rust thing for beaches as it stops the water clinging in the fist place and doesn't trap the salt water in like the painted/sprayed on treatments.

I'd have to get the hubby to post the technical details that's as complicated as I can get on this subject.

Very ready to get it dirty ..pick it up Friday....can not wait to get our hands on it, we will probably spend most of the weekend just staring lovingly at it!!! yeah have thought about the anti rust thing but might still be a bit of a sceptic! In any case would not get it sorted at the dealers as I am sure they will out a nice profit on outsourced work!!

annqldau May 20th 2008 9:31 am

Re: offroading Brisbane
 
You may have your work cut out though disguising it as a Mitsubishi Delicia...:rofl:.

Think the Delicia club were at Bribie Island the same day as us last time.


Originally Posted by jofun (Post 6369028)
Very ready to get it dirty ..pick it up Friday....can not wait to get our hands on it, we will probably spend most of the weekend just staring lovingly at it!!! yeah have thought about the anti rust thing but might still be a bit of a sceptic! In any case would not get it sorted at the dealers as I am sure they will out a nice profit on outsourced work!!


Originally Posted by jaca (Post 6367375)
come over to delicaclub the guys here go on tours all over the place for beach days/outback and even a tour to cape york next year but theres always something doing.. one guy (ian hawkins) live in narangba so he could give ye some pointers on where they are going next ! join up and have a look around ! :thumbup:
http://www.delicaclub.com/index.php


jofun May 20th 2008 10:47 am

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Originally Posted by annqldau (Post 6369783)
You may have your work cut out though disguising it as a Mitsubishi Delicia...:rofl:.

Think the Delicia club were at Bribie Island the same day as us last time.

LOL...yes I know..did think that myself...would kinda be the odd ones out...or could just be the recovery vehicle..!!!I have never even heard of a delica until now

jaca May 20th 2008 11:05 pm

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Originally Posted by jofun (Post 6370031)
LOL...yes I know..did think that myself...would kinda be the odd ones out...or could just be the recovery vehicle..!!!I have never even heard of a delica until now

very capable machines based on a mitsubishi pajero...some of those guys have diff lockers,big lifts,tyres and all manner of serious of road capabilities...i doubt you would be the recovery vehicle..more likely to need one of them to saver yer archie when the tide comes in !!:lol: everyone is made most welcome...fantastic bunch of guys.. mostly families that do barbies/fishing/camping/day trips to beaches like frazer island for weekends etc.. i cant wait !
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...onsteroids.jpg

jofun May 21st 2008 1:46 am

Re: offroading Brisbane
 

Originally Posted by jaca (Post 6372886)
very capable machines based on a mitsubishi pajero...some of those guys have diff lockers,big lifts,tyres and all manner of serious of road capabilities...i doubt you would be the recovery vehicle..more likely to need one of them to saver yer archie when the tide comes in !!:lol: everyone is made most welcome...fantastic bunch of guys.. mostly families that do barbies/fishing/camping/day trips to beaches like frazer island for weekends etc.. i cant wait !
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...onsteroids.jpg

LOL... i knew I would get some stick for that last comment....mearly jesting!! have no idea what they are capable of as i really have never seen one....

So are you in Australia yet??? or still in the process of getting here??? Where abouts are you headed?

annqldau May 21st 2008 8:46 am

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Originally Posted by jofun (Post 6373213)
LOL... i knew I would get some stick for that last comment....mearly jesting!! have no idea what they are capable of as i really have never seen one....

So are you in Australia yet??? or still in the process of getting here??? Where abouts are you headed?

Can't really see your landrover in need of saving.

jofun May 21st 2008 10:56 am

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Originally Posted by annqldau (Post 6374050)
Can't really see your landrover in need of saving.

You would like to hope not!!! ahh only two days to go now...3pm friday pickup.......looking forward to it, however what a terrible collection time..traffic home and it'll be dark by the time we sort everything out!! what more can you expect from a dealer though..at least we will have it in time for the weekend

jofun May 21st 2008 10:57 am

Re: offroading Brisbane
 

Originally Posted by jofun (Post 6374616)
You would like to hope not!!! ahh only two days to go now...3pm friday pickup.......looking forward to it, however what a terrible collection time..traffic home and it'll be dark by the time we sort everything out!! what more can you expect from a dealer though..at least we will have it in time for the weekend

ps...send you a pm

magic.no7 May 21st 2008 11:03 am

Re: offroading Brisbane
 

Originally Posted by jaca (Post 6372886)
very capable machines based on a mitsubishi pajero...some of those guys have diff lockers,big lifts,tyres and all manner of serious of road capabilities...i doubt you would be the recovery vehicle..more likely to need one of them to saver yer archie when the tide comes in !!:lol: everyone is made most welcome...fantastic bunch of guys.. mostly families that do barbies/fishing/camping/day trips to beaches like frazer island for weekends etc.. i cant wait !
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i1...onsteroids.jpg

is that your deli jaca, nice rig if so

M&M

jaca May 21st 2008 12:14 pm

Re: offroading Brisbane
 
no its not mine..i wish it was.. and we are stil awiting visas so 4-5 weeks hopefully.. ye wont get stuck if ye lower yer tyre presures to circa 20 and have a shovel.. great fun this digging in the sand ... especially with a beer ! :thumbup:

annqldau May 22nd 2008 8:47 am

Re: offroading Brisbane
 

Originally Posted by jofun (Post 6374624)
ps...send you a pm

I've replied...:thumbup:

jofun May 26th 2008 12:58 pm

Re: offroading Brisbane
 
Any one fancy a day trip to mt mee..for a bit of offroading end of june sometime?? We have the 4x4 now but i guess it would be ideal and more responsible to have some others join in...

annqldau May 31st 2008 3:18 am

Re: offroading Brisbane
 

Originally Posted by jofun (Post 6395085)
Any one fancy a day trip to mt mee..for a bit of offroading end of june sometime?? We have the 4x4 now but i guess it would be ideal and more responsible to have some others join in...

We're up for it, I'll ask some of the others today.


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