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Wondering if anybody here can help with drafting a response to the email below to try to get access to Stradbroke Island for Foresters.

@motorculture can you help here


Good Afternoon Les,

Thank you for your enquiry.

If your car has the ability to be put into a low range or into 4WD
manually with either a button on the dash or via a separate gear stick or
if you can manually lock your hubs then that is fine. We are a totally
different area to Fraser and so have different rules as do all the
different areašs.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Hullo there,
i have just come back from a few days on Fraser in my Subaru Forester
which I have lifted for more ground clearance.


I traversed the Island from Eurong to Lake Mackenzie and then to King
Fisher and back to the East beach on some pretty ordinary tracks.

QPWS allow AWD on Fraser so I was wondering if I am able to get a permit
for my car as your site says only 4WD.

Look forward to your reply
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Unread 29th July 2016, 12:41 AM
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Quote:
Thanks for the response, could I purchase a permit for the following time frame.
They sound like they don't quite know what a 4x4 is.
I would not have even bothered telling them about Frasier.
Just call their bluff and buy a permit rather than cause a stir, trying to establish if your vehicle is suitable or not.
If it comes up, just tell em you have a separate lever for low range. Poof is a picture, off google if you have an auto.
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Just buy the permit as ozzycouch has said. It's harder for them to not let you go if you're there and have a permit. People have gotten 2wd Falcons onto Fraser island by not specifying that they have a Falcon and once they turn up they couldn't be turned back.

You could also tell them the X mode button with a picture of a 4wd on it puts it into "4wd" if you like. They won't know the difference. And if you have hill decent or any of those extras you can add that to your argument if it comes to that.
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http://www.straddiecamping.com.au/4wd says "NOTE: All-wheel-drive vehicles, motor bikes and quad-bikes are not permitted in the Recreation Area. Should you be found with a permit affixed to an all-wheel-drive vehicle, the permit will be confiscated and any fees paid will be forfeited."

Them's the rules - bloody ridiculous! 2WD and AWD are allowed on the island but not in the "Recreation Area"
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Yes I know that why I want to try to convince them that the Forester is capable
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Meh, just get the permit and go have a great time
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Just get a sticker that says 4WD and stick it on a random button in the cab for the trip (cruise control button or something) and if they ask just point out your 4WD button...

Whist I think the rule is annoying I understand the logic. There are many AWD vehicles that really can not go off road where as there are not that many 4WD vehicles that can not.
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Well, the way I read it, if you have dual range it's ok. Plenty of Forester's fall into that category
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I have a CVT transmission, so could x-mode be considered low range?
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More like sophisticated traction control: http://www.stanleysubaru.com/blog/20...arus-xmode.htm

Interesting that it does increase the front / rear coupling force - gee just like a 4WD!
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