Re: Off road photos, Cape York and beyond!
Originally Posted by Hickers
Whoops, after 40000 trouble free travel including most of the 4wd drives the strezlecki track has bitten our jeep!! After conquering big red at birdsville, driving the birdsville track and 3/4 of the strezlecki track we were undone by a large bull dust hole. So, with our GC listing to the left we crept back the 300k to lyndhurst with a severely bent front strut mount that was rubbiing nicely on the front axle, what a lovely sound!! 300 k at 50/60 k is not fun. After checking the car and talking to our dealer we are on the way back to Melbourne, slowly, were a new strut will be fitted on Monday, only $250 and in stock! Well done jeep. Not sure if I can talk my wife into driving back to innaminka to finish our planned trip next week. Cant complain, over 40,000k this year. I will,post more photos to photbucket next week and will add the bent strut photo tonight.
The strut in the photo is meant to be straight, and nowhere near the body. You can just see the shiny section on the axle where it is rubbing. Terrible noise for anyone with any mechanical empathy.
What a great and inspiring slideshow! When are they making the musical?
BTW, the shot with the three black WK2s at the Jambo, the one on the right is mine and it's not black believe it or not, it's Black Forest Green Pearl. I know... I have to explain it to everybody. I feel like Steve Martin in the Father of the Bride with the tux he thought was black but everyone else picked it as navy.
Ordered 9 Nov 2011 - Delivered 3:30pm Friday 13 April 2012
Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3L CRD, Black Forest Green Pearl, Quadra-lift, Off-road Adventure II, Front Recovery Hook, Mopar Tow Bar, Mopar Rock Rails, 150A Projecta Battery Isolator, Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, Bridgestone D697 265/60R18 LT, Kimberley Kamper Special Edition
MudMap M7 off/on road sat nav, Chief front recovery hooks "chrome", Chief 3mm bash plate