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Old 04-24-2014, 06:59 PM
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Re: Melbourne SRT Club

Hi Guys, I'm not from Melbourne but I do live in Regional Victoria in Warrnambool.
I am too a kiwi living in this fine land & also have the joy of owning a MY14 Jeep SRT.
I'd love to join a club down here. Good to see some Victorians cruising around in the SRT.
It's such a beautiful machine & have loved all 5 months I've had it.
I have only completed aesthetics, with all the chrome being plasti dipped & debadged.
Next is getting this bad boy lowered but too are concerned with how much it is to get things shipped & cleared through customs.
So far I'm looking at the aggressive lowering kit & control arms.
Getting rims here might be a small feat but with the wealth of knowledge I'm sure we can over come that
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Hi Guys, I'm not from Melbourne but I do live in Regional Victoria in Warrnambool. I am too a kiwi living in this fine land & also have the joy of owning a MY14 Jeep SRT. I'd love to join a club down here. Good to see some Victorians cruising around in the SRT. It's such a beautiful machine & have loved all 5 months I've had it. I have only completed aesthetics, with all the chrome being plasti dipped & debadged. Next is getting this bad boy lowered but too are concerned with how much it is to get things shipped & cleared through customs. So far I'm looking at the aggressive lowering kit & control arms. Getting rims here might be a small feat but with the wealth of knowledge I'm sure we can over come that Well that's my 2 cents any ways Adam Sent from my iPad using JeepGarage
Welcome aboard Adam. Be good to hear your review on ride quality when you get that aggressive drop done. I'm considering the mid drop myself but I really am concerned about sacrificing ride quality as Melbourne streets with its tram tracks and rather bumpy city roads can be a nightmare. I was looking at getting the fr22's sent over from the US but I imagine customs and shipping will easily double the cost and for that money we could probably get something similar to the concavos locally.
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Re: Melbourne SRT Club

Yeah man will do

A lot of people say it doesn't effect too much. Be like driving with it in sport or track mode a little more.

Yeah after I get the beast lowered I'll start the search for 22" rims, was considering 24" to really set it off, but same, I'm concerned about these country roads & how it will be effected.

Let's keep in touch as I'm in the process of getting the things I need from Chad at Black Ops. So if you want to get something, maybe we can do it together.

Good luck with the new ride, I'm sure you'll love it as I do.

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Yeah man will do A lot of people say it doesn't effect too much. Be like driving with it in sport or track mode a little more. Yeah after I get the beast lowered I'll start the search for 22" rims, was considering 24" to really set it off, but same, I'm concerned about these country roads & how it will be effected. Let's keep in touch as I'm in the process of getting the things I need from Chad at Black Ops. So if you want to get something, maybe we can do it together. Good luck with the new ride, I'm sure you'll love it as I do. Adam Sent from my iPad using JeepGarage
Sounds good to me bro. Have you given the cf spliter any thought. Would be real keen to get one of those as well.
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Yeah I have but if I lower it enough I won't need anything to make it look lowered. I am most probably wrong but I'm sure that if we are only driving at 110km at most we won't really need one of them. But it does look good.


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Re: Melbourne SRT Club

I just arrived in Melbourne yesterday on holiday from the states. Unfortunately I couldn't find a SRT to rent for my stay. I will say that I have seen about 4 of them since arriving and I miss mine already. We have visited Australia for 2 years running now and just love it here. We stayed in Sydney last year for a week and ran up the coast to Port Macquarie for another. If anyone has some suggestions for some "can't miss" attractions off the beaten path in Melbourne I would love some recommendations. And I did manage to ring up my first violation... $144 for a parking ticket !!

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Welcome to Aus Casey. I cant help with Melbourne attractions sorry. I don't believe you would find an SRT to rent anywhere in Aus, it's just not the type of car our rental companies carry. I reckon you'd be lucky to find a Jeep of any kind lol.

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If anyone has some suggestions for some "can't miss" attractions off the beaten path in Melbourne I would love some recommendations.
Do you mean off road, or just not the normal tourist attractions everyone sees?
In Melbourne or how far out are you prepared to go?
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I would do the Great Ocean Road, the car ferry across the heads, drive around to Barnesdale.

I am not a Melbourne local, but my parents just drove form Sydney to Adelaide and then over to Melbourne.
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No good comes of going to Bairnsdale, no good at all.

It all depends how far out of Melbourne you want to go. Great Ocean is a must, although I have never done it (too young to remember so doesn't count) and lived in Melb for 30 years.
Head up to Hillsville, have a bit of fun through the Black Spur, that isn't too far out. Hillsville Sanctuary was awesome when I last went their. I was 11 so who knows what it's like now.
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Re: Melbourne SRT Club

Thanks for the reply's gentlemen. I like to search out the attractions that highlight the local culture. Sometimes those are the attractions we have all heard about. Sometimes not. Basically what would you folks think is "can't miss that" within 2 hours or so of Melbourne. I am staying in Brighton until the 8th.

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Having recently completed an 8k trip in my old Landy from Sydney to Ayers Rock via Great Ocean Rd, have to say do whatever, however, ensure you incl Great Ocean

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