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Old 11-14-2012, 06:19 AM
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Re: Off road photos, Cape York and beyond!

Our GC has done everything we asked of it, and
thats plenty. Car still feels tight in spite of 42000 ks of which at least 5000 has been gravel and off road. No squeaks, rattles, nothing has stopped working and great fuel economy at some high average speeds with plenty of gear on board. ( touching wood as I type this!). Looking forward to more time in Vic high country this season.
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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.

http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/...ps27e8b301.jpg

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.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:08 AM
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Thanks Bob, it sure was fun. Updated link

Jeep jambo cape York and Birdsville Photos by Hickers59 | Photobucket
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Re: Off road photos, Cape York and beyond!

Hickers, your pictures and videos are pretty awesome. Looks like a great time! Im going to purchase the BF Goodrich T/A KO's (265/65/17) in about a month or so... Could you give us a ride report? any black top road noise? Thanks!
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They firm up the ride and are noisier than the kumhos specially 40 to 90 k, after that noise gets lost. Very happy with them after 11000k of tough driving. Cheers
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Re: Off road photos, Cape York and beyond!

Hi Hickers - a long time after your last post I know, but can you tell me how much difference the Goodrich a/t's made to the speedo reading? I am really keen on these tyres as I've got 80,000 km out of the last 2 sets on my Landcruiser, but am disappointed to see they're not made in 265/60/18's for my forthcoming JGC.
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