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  4WD Qld Newsletter - July 2016
Posted by: troopiepete - 16-06-2016, 10:42 PM - Forum: General chat - No Replies

4WD Qld Newsletter - July 2016


Click on the link and all should work - I hope

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  Endless Air - type compressor ideas
Posted by: troopiepete - 11-06-2016, 10:15 AM - Forum: Technical - Replies (4)


As some may be aware my ARB Compressor failed on the return trip from Fraser, it managed to pump up my 4 tyres and died before completing any more!
I have investigated the fault and for under $100 will have fixed it but the low volumes these pumps deliver have always bugged me and I want more!

I have an old AC compressor and want to mount this in the car to provide better air delivery but need to sort out a few things such as mounting and alterations required to make it work correctly and for years to come - the PDF attached is one mans experience with this.

Attached Files
.pdf   Air Comp Grungles Homepage.pdf (Size: 248.81 KB / Downloads: 148)
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  New New New :)
Posted by: MissShell - 09-06-2016, 09:56 PM - Forum: New to the Forum - Please introduce yourself - Replies (2)

Hi all!
I'm Shell.. Been searching for a 4wd club to become involved in and came across you guys.. I'm more into experiencing our own back yard rather than extreme off-roading as my 4wd is my daily and my tow vehicle (I'm one of those mad horse owners too )
My partner and I do regular trips to double island as often as we possibly can.
My car.. '07 mighty Trity "big red" [Image: 8060aae6573d66228651dbdf0bc841f9.jpg]
Jumped ship from an 88 patrol ute, to an 06 Nav, to the Trity.
She's not fancy, completely stock but does its job and earns its keep just fine Smile
Partner has an older rodeo ute and is a lot more experienced than I am..
Pretty much looking to meet new friends, tag along on some trips around the place and have a bunch of fun. I'm not an overly experienced 4WDer, got a good hold on the basics but couldn't be keener to learn more!
We're pretty laid back, easy going people Smile
Hopefully that gives you a little insight into who I am and what I'm here for..
Look forward to meeting you all [Image: f4cc22b87c87baa9b9fd60f40bf8a1db.jpg][Image: 6e4ecd861579c326283d3ee7abad1207.jpg]

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  hello hello
Posted by: tanked - 08-06-2016, 05:49 PM - Forum: New to the Forum - Please introduce yourself - Replies (1)

Hey all new to this forum suzuki sierra owner here looking for some people to hang and wheel with.  Based at Redbank keen most saturdays for a run, ok.  thats a basic intro

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  20160528-29 Spring Mt Endurance ride
Posted by: troopiepete - 02-05-2016, 06:18 PM - Forum: Past trips - No Replies

I have just been contacted by the Spring Mt Endurance group, quite short on notice so I don't know how we are going to go but!
The Endurance ride for this year is on the 28th 29th of May..
yep short notice so I understand if you are unable to help but we need people for 3 checkpoints you so please help if you can.

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  Something Amazing (lost for words)
Posted by: johnnyn - 29-04-2016, 07:04 AM - Forum: General chat - No Replies

Hello Clubers

On Wednesday of this week I was walking up Ann St in the valley

I came across Austral motors who are the Landrover dealership

They had several range rovers in the showroom

I thought no harm in dreaming so in I went

In the corner was this RR it looked real nice and even fancier inside but it was locked

I discovered why when I saw the listing price

Wait for it $385,000.00 but it was not the top model

Good to have that amount of cash


A bit fancy to drive through Eli Creek


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  21 May 2016 Moreton Island Clean up
Posted by: sirlezz - 28-04-2016, 06:33 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (1)

I didn't know this was on this month and a lot of us are booked to go to Fraser Island the weekend before for the clean up and it would be hard to turn around and do it again Smile

but as I have never 4wd Moreton I want to watch this space next year as I might just go here instead being  closer and quicker to get home again Big Grin and spend more time exploring etc.
never been exploring north and south of the island although I have done some parts but only by foot and boat in a previous life Huh
would like to change the pattern and check out my own back yard for a change

check out these details for those who are interested or go the to web Cool


Join us on Moreton Island on Saturday May 21st for a targeted clean up effort! Just loan us 4 hours of your time to make a difference to our beautiful island, after that it’s up to you – stay for a day, or stay and play – you can even make a weekend of it! 

Participants will be split into teams by our clean up organiser and all round champion Dave from Australian Off Road Academy and allocated areas of the island’s beaches in order to remove as much debris as possible.

The Deal & How to Book?
Moreton Island Adventures will be offering DISCOUNTED 4WD transfers to Moreton for this event! Fares being $100 return for standard 4WD (5.2 or less) or $136 for large 4WD (5.2m – 6m) including driver & 3 passengers. But just remember, if you don’t turn up to lend a helping hand you’ll be swimming home!!
Available MICAT ferry transfer dates and times below:

  • Travel to Moreton Island Thursday 19th , Friday 20th 13.00pm service only or Saturday 21st May 08.30am. 
  • Travel home Saturday 21st May 15.30pm, Sunday 22nd 12.30pm or 16.30pm (limited spaces) or Monday 23rd May 15.30pm.
  • BOOK TODAY by calling the office on 07 3909 3333 – we will then register you for the event and send through some additional information prior to the event. Remember, you must be registered to participate in the event.
  • Don’t forget to book your National Parks vehicle access permit by phoning National Parks on 13 74 68.

sounds good to me Big Grin Angel Cool

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  Winching how to ideas
Posted by: troopiepete - 23-04-2016, 10:27 PM - Forum: Technical - Replies (1)

Many of us have winches fitted to our 4x4's but do you actually understand how it should be used and why?

The link below runs you through ways to make the best out of your winch and what other gear you should carry.
Personally some of the gear he recommends is possibly over the top but it very much depends on just how much you are prepared to own, carry and use!
An example is a pulley block, I carry one, partly as that's what came in my kit but partly because those things are actually quite heavy and to date I have not needed more than one!

This is a method I have used many times and involves no hard labor or cutting



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Posted by: Time bandit - 23-04-2016, 08:39 PM - Forum: Technical - No Replies

[Image: 8fd6340440c5e0dcb34394fefb1158e3.jpg] installed by Pedders Lawnton

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  20160827 Scenic Rim 4x4 park 28th August
Posted by: White Bush Pig - 14-04-2016, 08:52 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (10)

Hi Everyone. Going to re-visit this trip as we didn't have enough takers last time!

Scenic Rim 4x4 Adventure Park.
This is a day trip for the Sunday or you can camp overnight if you prefer!
Meeting: (For those not camping) Sunday 7.30am Hungry Jacks Beaudesert for an 8am leave

636 Tamrookum Creek Road, Tamrookum Creek Qld 4285
There is now 60km signs along our entry road and we ask that you be mindful of the wildlife, cattle and courteous to our neighbours along Tamrookum Creek road as you enter our property, thank you.
From Beaudesert CBD follow Mt Lindsey Highway towards Rathdowney 8klms before Rathdowney turn right into Tamrookum Creek Road follow for   6klm.
Vehicle entry rates:

  • 4WD Day rate Friday to Sunday vehicle day  pass $45 per vehicle
  • Additional consecutive days are $10 per vehicle per day
  • Midweek Mondays to Thursdays (not including public holidays or school holidays) vehicle day pass $35 per vehicle
  • Non driving vehicles parking at the office $10 per vehicle
Camping fees:
  • Adults $12 per person per night
  • Children 5 to 16 years $8 per person per night
  • Children under 5 free
    Link to website: http://www.scenicrimadventurepark.com.au/
  • Details as advised last time from Wendy at Scenic Rim:
  • Thank you for the enquiryWe do recommend the deposits to hold your spot as we are only permitted 20 vehicles. We do receive deposits right up to the day before. If someone pays a deposit and is unable to attend on the day we do carry this across to another date. Deposit of $40 per vehicle can be paid into the account below. Balance of payment can be paid on line or cash when checking in at the office.Campsite 1 is a good site for first timers who are towing and campsite 7 is also a popular site but you do have to go up three hills half way up the property. I have attached a copy of the required information and paperwork we are to supply to all visitors to the park it does answer most questions. Please pass this on to the others in your group. For those camping we do not charge for children under 5 years, hot showers or firewood which you can collect yourself from the property.If travelling through Beaudesert please stay on the Mt Lindsay Highway heading towards Rathdowney. Tamrookum Creek Road is a right hand turn off the highway. You have 2 kilometres of tarmac then 4 K’s of dirt our property is on the right. Some GPS’s are taking people off the highway to no through road tracks..
  • Please use the date of the booking as a reference number. 
  • > St George Bank
  • > BSB 114-879
  • > A/C 473463232
  • > Scenic Rim Adventure Park Pty Ltd

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  20160806 Levuka 4wd park 6th - 7th August
Posted by: White Bush Pig - 14-04-2016, 08:47 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (7)

Levuka 4wd park.
Overnight camping trip. (or longer, if you like) Logan city public holiday for Ekka on the Monday 8th.


Meeting: 7.30am Hungry Jacks Beaudesert for an 8am leave.

Club channel: 28

Comment on this thread if you can make it for this trip.

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  20160917 Basket Swamp trip 17th September
Posted by: White Bush Pig - 14-04-2016, 08:41 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (9)

Basket Swamp trip. (Boonoo Boonoo in NSW)
Trip leader: Victor

This will be a camping only trip as it is too far for a day trip.

Meeting: 7.30am Hungry Jacks at Beaudesert for an 8.00am leave time.

Club channel 28

Apparently there is only a small camping area, so no room for camper trailers etc.

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  20160626 Hoffman Falls day trip - Sunday 26th June
Posted by: White Bush Pig - 14-04-2016, 08:34 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (13)

Day trip out to Hoffman Falls - this time lead by Victor!

Meeting: 7.30am at Shell service station at Aratula for 8.00am leave time.

Club channel 28.

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  Swan Gully
Posted by: White Bush Pig - 23-03-2016, 01:06 PM - Forum: * NON club trips - Replies (1)

Hi everyone. Heading out to Swan Gully 4x4 park on Sunday to camp for one night. If anyone is interested in coming along on Sunday or Monday just let us know! 
Have a great Easter everyone!

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  20160611 The Springs 4x4 Park 11th - 12th June
Posted by: White Bush Pig - 17-03-2016, 10:33 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (6)

The Springs 4x4 Adventure Park.
Meeting: 8am at the Shell service station at Aratula for 8.30am leave time.
As usual, club uhf channel 28.

We are situated on the New England Highway 25 Kilometres south of Warwick at 21153 New England Highway, The Glen Q 4370.
At Warwick take the New England Highway to Stanthorpe, after approx. 27 kms the property will be found on the left.
Prices are per vehicle.
4WD ONLY (DAY TRIP):                                                   $ 25.00
CAMPING PER NIGHT 2WD ONLY:                                $ 25.00
in after 2pm AEST and out before dusk the next day:      $ 40.00
in before 2pm AEST and out before dusk the next day:   $ 65.00
TWO NIGHTS CAMPING PLUS 2 DAYS 4WD:               $ 80.00

Link to website: http://www.thesprings4x4.com.au/

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