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philllip



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Rolling with laughter

What are your thoughts on taller bushes? POM IN AUS.

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Lightwater



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That's too much work. Bushes have to be thinly trimmed! 20/25mm is the maximum, too thicker bushes & the bodywork is damaged!

The easiest option is thicker rubber! We are now allowed to go over something like 7% I believe. https://practicalmotoring.com.au/car-advic...rs-easier/ Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

Roof rails & bars, window deflectors, door protectors, mud flaps, seat covers, rubber mats, extinguisher, carpet in doors. ARB triple compressor custom heatsink & fan cooled, 4L air tank & water trap. Custom 4 x 10L fuel tank holder on LR roof racks, 28L freezer to -22 if needed for body parts! Fuji/Almond/Dark Chestnut

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Lightwater



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Another option!

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 Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

Roof rails & bars, window deflectors, door protectors, mud flaps, seat covers, rubber mats, extinguisher, carpet in doors. ARB triple compressor custom heatsink & fan cooled, 4L air tank & water trap. Custom 4 x 10L fuel tank holder on LR roof racks, 28L freezer to -22 if needed for body parts! Fuji/Almond/Dark Chestnut

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mikehzz



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philllip wrote:
I just moved to Noosa, from Sydney, and I'm itching to take my '13 up there. This fills me with confidence. Still.. I wish I had another inch or so - do you think it's needed?

I'm currently on 19", with new Goodyear Efficient Grips.

I'll be taking a compressor, camping gear, tracks and a shovel.


19's aren't the best on sand, not enough sidewall rubber. If it's a hot fluffy sand day you might get stuck at the usual places, near the barge at Inskip, Indian Head or Ngkala Rocks bypass. If the sand is soft you need to go down to 15psi or lower to stay afloat and 19's don't like it down that low. Clearance has never been an issue for me at Fraser.
Do some training for it at Bribie Island, look for some of the fluffy stuff there, (inland tracks), to get used to how much momentum you need to keep yourself out of trouble. Get yourself a snatch strap and some rated shackles in case the tracks don't cut it and someone has to pull you out. If you are new to it, the probability you will get stuck is very high because it can happen to everyone sooner or later

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Worms



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Lightwater wrote:
Another option!
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Chain on the mud flap is a good idea! Don’t think I’ve seen that before and a stunningly obvious solution! 2010 model year FL2 TD4e GS
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‘83 110 CSW V8 - best ever!
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Lightwater



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Some 4WD put 4 mud flaps across the back as one of the defenses to help reduce caravan stone damage. 4 rear mud flaps, screens & aluminium tread plate. Stone damage down under will eat your trailer! Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

Roof rails & bars, window deflectors, door protectors, mud flaps, seat covers, rubber mats, extinguisher, carpet in doors. ARB triple compressor custom heatsink & fan cooled, 4L air tank & water trap. Custom 4 x 10L fuel tank holder on LR roof racks, 28L freezer to -22 if needed for body parts! Fuji/Almond/Dark Chestnut

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Worms



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Interesting! I’ve had too many LR mud-flaps ripped out by reversing out of muddy holes where going forward was no longer an option, the chain would help stop the flap getting under the wheel. 2010 model year FL2 TD4e GS
Previously:
‘93 Defender 110 200TDi CSW
‘87 Defender 90 4 cyl Petrol
‘83 110 CSW V8 - best ever!
Range Rover 2-door V8 (not sure of year - 4-speed box and vacuum diff switch)
Series III SWB Diesel

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mikehzz



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Lightwater wrote:
Some 4WD put 4 mud flaps across the back as one of the defenses to help reduce caravan stone damage. 4 rear mud flaps, screens & aluminium tread plate. Stone damage down under will eat your trailer!


Not only your trailer, the stones and rocks hit the trailer or van and ricochet back to the car and smash your rear window. A very common occurrence and why most off road trailers have a deflector screen pointing back down to the road.

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