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by albundy
Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Tyres
Topic: Muds for GQ LWB Patrol
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: Muds for GQ LWB Patrol

For what it's worth I'd keep the AT's for everyday runners and rivers. The silverstones are only good in wet sloppy mud IMHO, so I would be looking at a more all round MT. One that has good performance in not only all types of mud but pea shingle, snow and over rock. Also how much wear you'll get sh...
by albundy
Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Westport Winter 2014
Replies: 130
Views: 13803

Re: Westport Winter 2014

Tim sold his truck so not sure who will be organising this one now.
by albundy
Fri May 02, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: 4wd Safety
Topic: Rollover Piano Flat
Replies: 15
Views: 3829

Re: Rollover Piano Flat

Someone else died in about the same spot about 3 years later. The local council did major repairs to the track about 3 or 4 years ago but it is becoming dicey again. The chap that died was not on the track, he was taking a short cut in the wet and that is where he went wrong. Steep terrain + clay +...
by albundy
Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:13 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Australia. Sure, why not????
Replies: 158
Views: 20358

Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

we did 99% of the OTT in 2wd. Only difficult part was Gunshot. Frenchmans on the other hand was a totally different kettle of fish altogether.
by albundy
Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Trail Reviews, Reports and Information
Topic: bulletproof Chasm track re opened
Replies: 220
Views: 35425

Re: bulletproof Chasm track re opened

best 4wd track ever. NJV6...my missus said she would divorce me if I ever took her back in there, and we went thru quick when she was with me.
by albundy
Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Australia. Sure, why not????
Replies: 158
Views: 20358

Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

yep WAA line mate. I have just read a trip report from the Simpson on the Patrol forum...Frenchline is at it's worst. If you type "simpson desert" into google you'll come up with a lot of stuff that you have to sort thru and it will give you a good feel for past and current conditions. Mt ...
by albundy
Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Australia. Sure, why not????
Replies: 158
Views: 20358

Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

Give the frenchline across the simpson a miss. everyone takes it, it's rough and boring. If you take the southern tracks you will have less dickheads to deal with, better things to look at and smoother roads. Looks like a good trip DB. I'm heading out that way myself next winter doing a big triangle...
by albundy
Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Video Clips
Topic: any one know where to find mud like this?
Replies: 15
Views: 1921

Re: any one know where to find mud like this?

yeah mate, west coast south island any day of the week.
by albundy
Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Westport Winter 2014
Replies: 130
Views: 13803

Re: Westport Winter 2014

#### it, I might even try and get over with those dates, Nikki should be back by then.
by albundy
Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Westport Winter 2014
Replies: 130
Views: 13803

Re: Westport Winter 2014

I take it the truck didn't sell or you changed ya mind
by albundy
Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Westport Winter 2014
Replies: 130
Views: 13803

Re: Westport Winter 2014

bastard, Nikki is coming for those dates for Julia's birthday. Will have to just settle for Fraser Island again in July with ya folks.
by albundy
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: New Members and Beginners
Topic: Macaulay river crossing
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: Macaulay river crossing

You have to cross the channel a number of times from memory to get to the hut. If you follow the rough line of the track should find the shallowest crossings. I do remember some depth to some especially after rain and that's the issue, if it rains and you have no snorkel it may be dicey coming out a...
by albundy
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: Tool Shed
Topic: quicksteel on exhaust leaks?
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: quicksteel on exhaust leaks?

you can get an exhaust putty called thermosteel and it is designed for fixing the cracks in exhausts. It will last a while but welding is a better fix.
by albundy
Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Haast area
Replies: 14
Views: 1563

Re: Haast area

I'd tlak with the Otago Landrover owners club, I reckon they would have a bit of an idea. Otherwise maybe try and contact ken sibley (author of 4wd books in NZ). He would know for sure and is a wealth of knowledge.
by albundy
Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:22 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Australia. Sure, why not????
Replies: 158
Views: 20358

Re: Australia. Sure, why not????

just about all states in australia only allow a total of 75mm lift made up from tyres, springs and body lift. Most of us just run a 2" lift with 33's=75mm. Of late they have been coming down hard on 4wds in some states. I'm up in Lismore mate, on ya way nrth from sydney. happy to take you thru ...
by albundy
Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Haast area
Replies: 14
Views: 1563

Re: Haast area

Barn Bay....I remeber when that was a hard trip, it's almost 2wd now. Have you spoken with any of the locals about tracks?
by albundy
Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Tyres
Topic: How much tread is effective ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1285

Re: How much tread is effective ?

I have always said, once half worn, they're stuffed.
by albundy
Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Nissan
Topic: Safari Rear Tow Hook
Replies: 14
Views: 1619

Re: Safari Rear Tow Hook

It's also bashed up mate as well.
by albundy
Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Product Reviews / 4wd Service
Topic: 4wd accessories ChCh
Replies: 25
Views: 3105

Re: 4wd accessories ChCh

I used them to set install a lok rite i purchased off them ....i told them wanted 4 spider as that what code on firewall said..... they said "never seen a 4spider one in one before will sell you sell you 2 spider ...so they got the 2 spider .... i took out diff head ...then saw it was 4 spider...
by albundy
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Reefton Winter 2013
Replies: 340
Views: 30969

Re: Reefton Winter 2013

Yep, the rock face of petrol hill is getting longer and more of an acute angle from the bottom from being dug up by tyres. Those ruts into slab hut arent too bad really. As for proper 4wheeling, your right in one perspective, I enjoy it most on the Westcoast. The parks over here can be quite challen...
by albundy
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Reefton Winter 2013
Replies: 340
Views: 30969

Re: Reefton Winter 2013

Fixng it of course Richard...nah, just needed more auto trans fluid. Those pics I took Richard (thnaks Tim for loading them, I'm just too slack) and I'm sorry I never got more of the chasm, too busy playing winch bitch for a few guys I suppose. Nathan got a few good vids though, you can catch those ...
by albundy
Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Reefton Winter 2013
Replies: 340
Views: 30969

Re: Reefton Winter 2013

Got permissions for the mine trip and over into the Waitahu, so I'll take that on either Sat or Sun (gotta be the weekend). If the weather's as wet as it's supposed to be the river will be pretty dodgy to cross so exiting via the Montogomery's track will be a no-go except for deep/swift-water capab...
by albundy
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Reefton Winter 2013
Replies: 340
Views: 30969

Re: Reefton Winter 2013

Rain, bahhhhh. As Rude says, it always rains in NZ. You know my motto, Rain hail, sleet or snow...we go! Should make it interesting at least and the winches will get a work out I suppose.

Al
by albundy
Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Reefton Winter 2013
Replies: 340
Views: 30969

Re: Reefton Winter 2013

Will be interesting to see how you get on. We went up to Big River a few weeks back and had a local walk into the middle of Soldiers Road and just stand there glaring at us so we had to drive around him I doubt a local is going to be walking out mid chasm :lol: More like greenies being the issue I ...
by albundy
Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Reefton Winter 2013
Replies: 340
Views: 30969

Re: Reefton Winter 2013

Heard some of the locals are a bit toey up there..? not sure what to make of it.. but have been giving out of towners the hurry up :x so will be treading lightly in there watering hole.. :wink: That's interesting considering that 4wdriving kept the town alive for many years. Now the gold and coal i...
by albundy
Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:38 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Reefton Winter 2013
Replies: 340
Views: 30969

Re: Reefton Winter 2013

What's the plan for Friday? Are we all meeting somewhere or just make our own way up and meet at some where at a time in Reefton? and is there plans for trips etc as I think I may have missed the post? Trucks ready just left to pack the truck and move house. :D :roll: I think we are looking at arri...
by albundy
Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Reefton Winter 2013
Replies: 340
Views: 30969

Re: Reefton Winter 2013

Week to go, feet are as itchy as to get going. Finish work and on leave from 0700 on sunday morning, state of origin wednesday nite (QLD to win of course) and fly on Thursday. Time between now and then to get the liver into shape I suppose. What are our final numbers then?

Al
by albundy
Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Reefton Winter 2013
Replies: 340
Views: 30969

Re: Reefton Winter 2013

[/quote] Looking forward to catching up again Al, front diff in mine all finished, had it on the ramp at Ricks today as I've gone from low pinion to high pinion and it's all sweet nothing clashing :mrgreen: Thats the mods on mine done, a few more little maintenance issues to sort before i'm sorted :...
by albundy
Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Worsleys
Replies: 24
Views: 2656

Re: Worsleys

petefj40 wrote:I recon Tim's truck would smoke Ash's. Just saying. :mrgreen:

me too!
by albundy
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: Planning a trip?
Topic: Reefton Winter 2013
Replies: 340
Views: 30969

Re: Reefton Winter 2013

One month to go and I'm back in the land of the long white cloud. Good to get back into some serious 4wheeling, not this pussy shit they have over here.

Al

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