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Scott, I'm interested to hear what your thoughts are on the new gear ratios.
Hi Steve,

Very happy with the new low range - didn't need to brake on the hills anywhere near as much as I used to, but I wouldn't say they're too low either. I was concerned that low first would be too low / too slow, but that didn't happen.

None of the tracks were really "fast enough" for low range to become too slow, so I had no trouble from that perspective either.

I'll keep them.
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Hi Steve,

Very happy with the new low range - didn't need to brake on the hills anywhere near as much as I used to, but I wouldn't say they're too low either. I was concerned that low first would be too low / too slow, but that didn't happen.

None of the tracks were really "fast enough" for low range to become too slow, so I had no trouble from that perspective either.

I'll keep them.

Glad to hear your happy with the new box mate, it was a long time coming and I imagine a very expensive exercise. Pitty I couldn't make it today, I would have liked to catch up with you and the rest of the crew, but maybe next time.

If there is a post trip dinner I will do my very best to make it to that.

The pictures posted so far look great, it looks like a nice place to spend a day.

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Geopaj's winching demo for us:


He picked a steep bit of track:




Ably assisted by m_and_m:
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A few more photos. A wider shot of the playground near the entrance:


A fun creek crossing:










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Was a great day out and chance to meet a few members.

Good to start seeing what the Paj is capable of after upgrading from a Toyota....
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Agree a great day out, a few new faces and some of the regulars. We are are friendly bunch so I would encourage anyone to join us on these days. Stock or modified, novice or experienced all are welcome and catered for.

Great photos NJ, especially of GeoPaj's winch recovery, they really so how how steeps the track is.
Once Geo lost traction, crabbed sideways slightly and then reversed a bit, he ended up being wedged on a rock on the rear lefthand corner so going forward was the only option! With M-M assistance it was with both with almost at full length so M-M could park on slightly less steep ground that wasn't that was relatively even.
Unfortunately it wasn't Geo's day, as later in the day he staked a sidewall on an easy track (loss of attention he says), 1/2 worn 697 8 ply ruined

No other known damage reported but those that tackled the harder tracks definitely gave their underbody plates a work out.

Another view of Geo's position from the top of the previous hill, you can see how steep it is by how much of his bonnet you can see. Most of us had trouble walking up this section of the track.


M-M lifting a wheel, he got it to about 600mm off the ground before he reversed and took another bite at this tight corner which also tested wheel travel well beyond their limits. M-M was getting concerned about the side angle once it got to about 30 - 35 degrees.


Also happy to report that OJ's Challenger without RDL or decent traction control did not hold the group back but there was one or two spots that I had to take a slightly different line and use a bit more speed than the Pajero's.

cheers, OJ.
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Fantastic photos posted. Thanks to all who posted them.

It's only made me more determined to get out again as soon as I can.

I need to buy a bit of camping gear as I didnt think I would need most of what I had once I bought the caravan, but I would love to do the Boarder Track. But thats a way off yet, I have a few other things to take care of before I can even think about that one.

Thanks for the photos

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