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Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

Postby NJV6 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:17 pm

nuts wrote:taillings looks way different now lol ......

Due to weather? What's different - more big rocks :shock: ?
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Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

Postby Twodiffs » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:29 pm

Are the rugby club rooms still available at Waimangaroa Nuts?
Stupid cheap last time we stayed there, beds, hot water and kitchen facilities.

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Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

Postby Jafa » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:52 pm

NJV6 wrote:more big rocks :shock: ?


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Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

Postby nuts » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:30 am

NJV6 wrote:
nuts wrote:taillings looks way different now lol ......

Due to weather? What's different - more big rocks :shock: ?

weather nand just for ever changing conditions lol moere rocks exposed on areas that used to be all muddy hills the usual still a gr8 trip did it a few weeks ago open front diff 35 simex and a wich ... there are more tracks being reopend all the time i.e: smiths clearing is a great trip now weve reopend it not too ruff but plenty of mud bogs at the bottom :P :mrgreen:
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Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

Postby nuts » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:32 am

Twodiffs wrote:Are the rugby club rooms still available at Waimangaroa Nuts?
Stupid cheap last time we stayed there, beds, hot water and kitchen facilities.

soory bud i dot know about club rooms but will find out for you ... :D
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Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

Postby nuts » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:33 am

Jafa wrote:
NJV6 wrote:more big rocks :shock: ?


LIKE!!!! :mrgreen:

LOL yea a few bigger rocks as well ... you would like the crossing weve reopend from virgin flat that we are still working on lol
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Postby Crawlerer79 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:06 pm

How much of this could be driven in a Escudo on 30's with twin lockers and HD front and rear bumpers? It's a daily so wouldn't be looking for any serious damage if any, plus would have to drive home in it. Last time I did Tailings it killed us, but what's the nick of the track like now? If I could get time off I'd be keen to come. Would definitely be keen on a few tracks heading over from Christchurch too :D
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Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

Postby Twodiffs » Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:36 pm

nuts wrote:
Twodiffs wrote:Are the rugby club rooms still available at Waimangaroa Nuts?
Stupid cheap last time we stayed there, beds, hot water and kitchen facilities.

soory bud i dot know about club rooms but will find out for you ... :D


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Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

Postby Crawlerer79 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:00 pm

Crawlerer79 wrote:How much of this could be driven in a Escudo on 30's with twin lockers and HD front and rear bumpers? It's a daily so wouldn't be looking for any serious damage if any, plus would have to drive home in it. Last time I did Tailings it killed us, but what's the nick of the track like now? If I could get time off I'd be keen to come. Would definitely be keen on a few tracks heading over from Christchurch too :D


Anybody got any idea?
It'll help decide whether I put time/money into my Suzuki or my Landie, so it'd be much appreciated :)
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Postby coxsy » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:18 pm

you'll manage it in both , mt rothford Rock steps may be a problem in the suzie
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Postby Crawlerer79 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:36 pm

coxsy wrote:you'll manage it in both , mt rothford Rock steps may be a problem in the suzie


Thanks for that.... I forgot to mention the zuk is on ATs :| (Beadlocked tho)
I'm most worried about Tailings.... don't want to hold up the group either
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Postby coxsy » Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:30 pm

oh , could be interesting. then did it no lift an 33,S in a saf ,hung up on river rocks
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Postby Crawlerer79 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:25 pm

coxsy wrote:oh , could be interesting. then did it no lift an 33,S in a saf ,hung up on river rocks


We spent an hour in Dad's RRC stuck in a river on Tailings, but I think with twin lockers, a good line and a winch pulling me across, I might be good. Maybe :wink:
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Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

Postby DieselBoy » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:56 pm

I imagine there will be a group of us doing less demanding/vehicle friendly tracks also, so it's not all go hard or go home.

There's so much to do and see. For example, if the hard crew are setting off to do Mt Fredruck or whatever, the more vehicle friendly option is to head out with them, then go up to the Mackley river and back or up to the repeater and meet them when they get back. That sorta thing.
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Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

Postby Smurf » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:59 pm

I have seen a Vitara climb Mt Rochford, carefully.
And it drove Tailings, Vitara was modified( quite a bit) and on 31s.
If a reasonable number of people attend then there should be the option of multiple trips on some days so the Shinier/standardish trucks can head away on one trip when the bigger/Modded trucks do the hard tracks.
Don't let your vehicle put you off going, there will always be spare seats available if you want to leave yours behind for a day and tag along on a harder track/trip

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Pico42 wrote:And this is at the top of Tailings, just south of Westport. A really fun, challenging track. We reset the winch to two or three spots between the bottom and the top.

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Postby Crawlerer79 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:24 pm

It's sounding good to me guys.... will hopefully come along. Just need to see if I can get time off and try find someone who'll come with me (all things going well I should have my restricted, but 4WDing is still far more fun with others :D )

I have a few things to do to the truck before then but I guess I'll just wait and see.... should be fun anyways
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Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

Postby Bulletproof » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:07 pm

It sounds like a good idea Mike to have a catchup. Count me in at this stage.

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Postby wjw » Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:09 am

Pondering on bringing Mum and my 4 Boys... Probably need a unit or something, anyone got any recommendations?
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Postby tallsam66 » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:57 pm

wjw wrote:Pondering on bringing Mum and my 4 Boys... Probably need a unit or something, anyone got any recommendations?

Cabin at Motor camp would be the way to go ... double bed and 4 bunks.

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Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

Postby passengerpete » Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:30 pm

yes I'm keen to come along, there is a 4x4 competition in the area over Easter but there a heap of tracks over that way we can do on different days or times.
i might have to build a camp trailer as accommodation may be tricky if not in early.

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Postby yeti » Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:12 pm

whats the comp pete :?:
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Postby passengerpete » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:56 pm

yeti wrote:whats the comp pete :?:


sinda is running it in and around reefton, aimed at club trucks purity sure it was open to all combined clubs but cant remember for sure. there still working on it I think time will tell.

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Postby mike » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:48 pm

For those that are planning on doing the chasm and havn't seen it. You need to be prepared for it, spares to keep your truck going including things that break on the harder trips ie hubs, CV's, driveshafts, spare battery (bit of winching) and other bits like spare door if needed.



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Postby wjw » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:31 pm

mike wrote:For those that are planning on doing the chasm and havn't seen it. You need to be prepared for it, spares to keep your truck going including things that break on the harder trips ie hubs, CV's, driveshafts, spare battery (bit of winching) and other bits like spare door if needed.


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Postby De-Ranged » Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:47 am

Loved the vid's ... that looks like alot of fun.... whats the deal for last min entries ? lol I'm kinda challenged by work and where it will be, I'm in CHCH at the moment and there is alot of work but easter lol no way I can make plans that far out

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Postby mike » Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:22 am

De-Ranged wrote:Loved the vid's ... that looks like alot of fun.... whats the deal for last min entries ? lol I'm kinda challenged by work and where it will be, I'm in CHCH at the moment and there is alot of work but easter lol no way I can make plans that far out


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Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

Postby mike » Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:28 am

wjw wrote:
mike wrote:For those that are planning on doing the chasm and havn't seen it. You need to be prepared for it, spares to keep your truck going including things that break on the harder trips ie hubs, CV's, driveshafts, spare battery (bit of winching) and other bits like spare door if needed.


Many have made it through with only panel damage ;-)


Very true Bill. The first time I think I blew a hub and the second time a very small dent just above the door where I had a rest against a tree. I may or may not do Chasm this time in the Surf, depends how I feel at easter. Tailings is pretty good fun for me. Last time I went through by myself and it was just on the limit of the surf for mostly driving, and with a couple of inexperienced passengers things could have gone either way, but with patience and tackling each obstacle as it came we got through without damage and stress. Chasm could be a different story but with a few more trucks could be quite an adventure. Remember, I still run IFS :shock:
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Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

Postby wjw » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:37 am

mike wrote:
wjw wrote:
mike wrote:For those that are planning on doing the chasm and havn't seen it. You need to be prepared for it, spares to keep your truck going including things that break on the harder trips ie hubs, CV's, driveshafts, spare battery (bit of winching) and other bits like spare door if needed.


Many have made it through with only panel damage ;-)


Very true Bill. The first time I think I blew a hub and the second time a very small dent just above the door where I had a rest against a tree. I may or may not do Chasm this time in the Surf, depends how I feel at easter. Tailings is pretty good fun for me. Last time I went through by myself and it was just on the limit of the surf for mostly driving, and with a couple of inexperienced passengers things could have gone either way, but with patience and tackling each obstacle as it came we got through without damage and stress. Chasm could be a different story but with a few more trucks could be quite an adventure. Remember, I still run IFS :shock:


I remember the hub.... conveniently it was at lunch time :-)
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Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

Postby SV1K » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:48 pm

Hi team,

I am just looking at ferry bookings for this trip and it's looking like Blue Bridge are the cheapest - who from the North Island is going (confirmed that is as numbers may get a discount) and I also need to know how many people per vehicle.

Dates we are looking at are WGTN to PCT - 13/4/17 and returning 24/4/17.

Please let us know ASAP so we can get on to the bookings due to it being Easter the boat will full up fast!

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Re: ORE Westcoast Easter 2017

Postby derk » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:06 pm

is easter 12 days next year :D

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