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Unread 7th January 2014, 09:40 AM
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Douglas,
That was a horror storm the other day. Got caught on the Black Spur and suffered minor bonnet damage ( any dent is expensive to remove) due to falling branches.
How did your new spring strut set up perform ?
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Took the Foz for a swim:


It slipped sideways into a deep hole I didnt see as I was following an FJ40 along the Goulburn R (yep that "creek" is the top of the Goulburn R. lol). Needed a snatch out as the FL tyre was up against a large boulder & I didnt want to risk damage. Carpets on the passenger side got good & wet so next job: block up the drainage holes!
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Wow Matt, despite the bath Oswina is looking pretty awesome.
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Nice !

Happy with your muddies ?
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Still got to put the bullbar & driving lights on then find a winch for it. So bit more to do but its getting there

The muddies were great, had heaps more grip on gravely climbs plus gave ~3/4" clearance. But they're awful onroad with horrible grip. Guess I'm just used to the Geolander ATs which have pretty good grip.

Cant wait to try em in the slippery clay we get here
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Put in lift blocks last night, thanks Dave and Taz for your assistance.
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Great to hear the muddies performed well & you're liking them on the dirt etc.

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Installed a new alternator, alt. belt, A/C belt, and did an oil change. All within two hours, including the trip to get the new alternator. Wish all jobs were that easy, Thank You Subaru!!!
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Fantastic & all in under 2 hours
Well done mate

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Picked up the car after a new front left drive shaft went in, the final slight drone above 70kph has now gone, so much happier.

That is impressive in under 2 hours, to do al that work

Those muddies look awesome

Havachat that is stink about the dent, falling branches can be lethal so better off a dent than something more serious.

I can confirm the new springs and struts performed brilliantly getting to Fraser Island and while punting around on the Island, made an enormous difference when loaded.

This evening I finally vacuumed up the sand off the seats, next I need to get the service center to put a new lower control arm ball socket joint in as the current one has a cracked cover cap and is now knocking/rattling a little.

Have started to contemplate a fridge and second battery as they would be very handy while traveling with the family.
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