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Hay Guys just another trip report, 14 of us went camping at double island point, was a great trip with lots of good 4wdriving. The Roo loves his new shoes and I dont have one regret about paying the big bucks! It once again showed that awd is as good as 4wd and in this trip BETTER! Will show later. The weather was good and got home just intime for the wind to pick up! I got loads of pics and two videos to show. I let the BFG's down to 18 psi and they were vertually unstopable!

I went from having 33cm from the rear diff to around 29cm

The cars: My subaru, Hilux, Rav 4 and a rodeo.

The roo was backed to the roof with 2 tables, 2 tarps, 3 chairs and a sufboard on the roof carier.

Pics of the BFG's and packing:










We left Brisbane at 4:00 to get to the Twantin barge at 7:00 after stopping for breakfast.

First pics on the beach:

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It took us ages to find the right campsite, we kept going in and out of them untill we were at the northern most part and found the perfect site!






The campsite sand was the black soft sort of sand which made it difficult to get in and out. here is a pic of the Rav bogged:


Here is a vid of me going into the campsite: 20090927162313.flv video by fandizzle - Photobucket

Us chillen out:






The cars:






The BFG's:


Anyone who has been to double island and been on the King Bore track will know its fairly challanging with a beauty of a hill at the end. For those who dont know look up double island point subaru on google videos and it should come up. Well the stupid **** decieded theyd make the hill road so its no longer a challange. I almost cried when i saw it. Fortunately there was a bit to the right that was very steep and a good challange. The hilux had a go first and didn't even get a qaurter of the way. I had a go next and almost made it up! Everyones jaw almost dropped, the rodeo had a go and had no luck. The hilux gave it everything and didnt get up. I then had another go and flogged the roo and made it up. The sand was so dry, soft and dusty, heres the vid (excuse the commentry!):

20090929182504.flv video by fandizzle - Photobucket

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Was an excellent trip with the roo loving his new shoes. Cant wait untill i go back. Leave some feedback
 

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Thanks carbonyl. Yes there is absoutly no reason why subarus are not as capabale offroad as "normal 4x4's" especially when modded.
 

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Aw that was great! what an amazing place to camp! Your Foz looks awesome the way it's set up. The BFG's and their white letters, with the red calipers on white body just look so clean.
 

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What size are the BFGs and how much lift did you need to clear them?
The BFG's are 215/75/15. You need kyb shocks and struts usually from a 2003 model. This enables you to fit the 75 profile under them. I also have 10mm King springs for added strength and height.

Aw that was great! what an amazing place to camp! Your Foz looks awesome the way it's set up. The BFG's and their white letters, with the red calipers on white body just look so clean.
Thanks! Yes it really is a nice place to camp! Lol yea I love its setup aswell.:Banane35:
 

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Yes there is absoutly no reason why subarus are not as capabale offroad as "normal 4x4's" especially when modded.
Well, apart from all the things like ...
The BFG's are 215/75/15.
... those skinny tyres, sure. How much are you going to mod it? :icon_razz:

Anyway, nice trip. Camping and some great off roading. Does it get better?
 

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Didnt really understand your post sheepish?

Well, apart from all the things like ...
explain to me what these things are?

... those skinny tyres, sure. How much are you going to mod it?

Anyway, nice trip. Camping and some great off roading. Does it get better?
Those skinny tyres? They are pritty much the biggest tyres you can put on a foz. Does what get better?
 

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great vids! thanks for sharing...love the second vid commentary...---you driving 'he's done it, he's done it!'---your buddy driving up "poor rod"...seems to sum it up perfectly...lol...thanks again for reminding me why i love my forester
 

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:icon_biggrin: Fac*in' faaaaandizzle :icon_biggrin:. I'm packing up and moving to OZ. What a brilliant place.

The BF's on S-turbo alloys look superb. But surely they're 16" not 15". Anyway, can't wait to get mine done and bolted on now.

Excellent stuff.
 

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:icon_biggrin: Fac*in' faaaaandizzle :icon_biggrin:. I'm packing up and moving to OZ. What a brilliant place.

The BF's on S-turbo alloys look superb. But surely they're 16" not 15". Anyway, can't wait to get mine done and bolted on now.

Excellent stuff.

HAHAHA yes mate, Aus is the best place on earth!:woohoo: Yea they do look wicked. No they are 215/75/15, whys that?
 

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I've got a spare set of alloys from an S-turbo which are the same as yours. Thought they only came in 16" that's all.
Equivalent tyre for me is 215/65/16 then i think. But i do have '03-'08 rear SLS struts on my '99 so might even get 215/70/16's on. Dunno, any clues?
 

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I've got a spare set of alloys from an S-turbo which are the same as yours. Thought they only came in 16" that's all.
Equivalent tyre for me is 215/65/16 then i think. But i do have '03-'08 rear SLS struts on my '99 so might even get 215/70/16's on. Dunno, any clues?
Oh Ok? Maybe in your part of the world they are different :shrug:. Hmm I'm sure you'd be able to get the 215/70's under the struts but I'm not 100% sure, would be a sqeez!
 

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I had to add to this thread, I had a BIG argument on the AusFish forums about Subaru's in sand and I finally got them all to shut up about it after I took my second trip to Fraser Island (just north of double island for our o/s friends).

I pretty much tore up the island, did about 400kms in the week I was there, traversed all the rocks and bypass tracks with no problems, Indian head was a cake walk, and the soft steep entry to Waddy Point was easily done as well.

Attached is a couple of photos of the car loaded an Inskip Point (gateway to Fraser Is), a shot of the car at Maheno Wreck (abotu 60kms north of Inskip) and a pic of the inland sand tracks.

I went with a 1998 Forester with a burnt out clutch, sagged springs and no power and a 2004 V6 hilux.

I have ben on a lot of sand trips with the above cars and the only car that has issues is the hilux, it is too heavy and slow to keep up with the Foresters. But you can't convince Toyota owners that the case.
 

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