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Old 06-30-2013, 01:45 AM
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Long day out offroad

Went out offroading today, thought id share it as it was a pretty good trip

Its been raining a lot here lately and a few mates decided it would be a great idea to go out for a 4x4
Off we went, My F250 and 2 other mates 4x4s, a hilux and a patrol

We started out doing a few tracks we knew that were fairly easy but the rain had changed that haha, we met another group of people that were trying to come up a hill we were wanting to go down, a few of them were stuck so we waiting and help when we could

Once we did a few tracks we knew we ventured off and did a track we haven't done in atleast a year and it had changed a lot, this is where it got interesting, after managing to go down the hill we came to this small creek crossing, the patrol went through fine and then it was my turn, when I dropped in my rhf tyre grabbed the bank and tore the tyre off the rims, I was stuck with only 3 working tyres, I ended up winching my self out and set to work changing the tyre, this was not easy as the rim was packed with mud which ment a lot of cleaning to get to the wheel nuts, this tyre was now useless and unable to be reused
Spare tyre fitted, the hilux through and we were on our way again, well for about 50 metres

just around the corner from the creek there was this big water/mud hole, I gave it first go, 2nd low, front and rear lockers in and failed, wasn't lined up in the ruts correctly and diffed out, with water half way up my rhs doors and water coming in, the patrol quickly rescued me, once out I gave it another go but was lined up properly this time and made it, but with a problem, I some how managed to roll the lhf tyre off the rim during the crossing

After a bit over a hour we had cleaned the tyre and rim as best we could, had the tyre back on the rim and refitted as my spare was already in use, it was the patrols go to cross and he made it fine and the it was the hilux's go, which didn't go to good, even tho we all have snorkels, he still managed to get water in the airbox and wreck his airfilter as he hit it a bit to hard and the bow wave splashed into his snorkel, once we had that sorted we were on our way again

But only for a few hundred meters hahah, we ended up getting bogged as the track became one big long slushy bog and the hilux breaking a few parts, after a few hours of whinching, snatching and digging we had finally made it out, it took us 5 1/2 hours to travel 3km's

Once back out on the sealed road heading for home I was not able to go more then 45-50 kph due to the lhf tyre still having some mud/water inside and putting the weight off which was throwing my steering all over the place uncontrollably, I limped it back to the closest fuel station where I had to remove the lhf tyre and fit my stock tyre and rim so I could travel on the hiway home, not the best thing but you got to do what you got to do to get home haha

These pics and vids are all I have at the moment until my mates upload the rest

This is the group of people we met on the first track, this hill is much steeper then it looks in the pic, the red landcruiser on the right is stuck, the white hilux is struggling to make it up the hill and the gold patrol wagon on the left is about to slid into a 1metre+ dropoff sideways which if it did it would of rolled, it was sitting there with ratchet straps holding it to trees stopping from sliding further


This is where my rhf tyre came off the rim





Setting to work to repair the 2nd tyre


At the fuel station fitting the stock tyre hahah


A pic of the hilux hitting the water/mud hole


just a pic further down the track after the water hole


These are the only vids I have at the moment

First attempt at the water hole, I was in 2nd low, front and rear lockers in, no go hahah
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2nd attempt and made it
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and having a bit of fun once we were back on the sealed road
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Ill upload more when I get it

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hmm seems the vids arnt working, ill have to figure out how to get them up, or get my mate to upload them on youtube haha
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Great pics. Looks like slot of fun. :thumbup:

FYI, there are places you can buy shoes pretty cheap. Lol.

Just wondering but where do you work? I work for BlueScope here in the states.

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Great pics. Looks like slot of fun. :thumbup:

FYI, there are places you can buy shoes pretty cheap. Lol.

Just wondering but where do you work? I work for BlueScope here in the states.

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on the gas fields/pipelines over here in aus
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on the gas fields/pipelines over here in aus
Nice. I have a few Aussie friends that were transferred here for a while and have since moved back to Port Kembla and another left to go to the BHP mill in New Zealand. About a dozen or so have decided to stay here.

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Nice pics!!!


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Love the stock rim/tire on there.
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What a blast! Thanks for the write up and pics!!!
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