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Unread 28th August 2016, 04:51 AM
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Yes it isn`t always easy but if you do a good job it will last for literally years as long as no dirt has entered the cut.
Speaking from experience.........
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Cracked cv boot can be repaired using super glue, then you can easyly wrap the outside of the boot.
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Cracked cv boot can be repaired using super glue, then you can easyly wrap the outside of the boot.
good to hear -- I didn't know superglue was any good on rubber.
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That was my sense, too, but was not sure about the distances.

Sounds like a good plan to not go solo, in the first place.

There are places you can die if you break down around here in the Southwest as well though it seems to me that a fit person with enough water and some energy bars, unencumbered by kids, should be able to walk out of pretty much anywhere between October and May. Utah is a little better but Arizona heat starts early and does not relent until Halloween.

In terms of distance, it would be hard to find a trail or forest road that takes you more than 100 km away from a paved road.
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Judging from a few dozen pics on Google, for whatever that's worth, it seems that stretches of the Simpson desert look very much like parts of northern Arizona.

It also looks like Subaru-land to me.

I did not see any rock obstacles on those pics; the kind of thing that has come to define "offroad" here and that is not Subaru friendly at all.

Anyway, looks like a great trip!
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Simpson 2012
http://youtu.be/yu55S28pHQ8
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Thanks, nice videos! The type of terrain surely looks familiar
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In terms of distance, it would be hard to find a trail or forest road that takes you more than 100 km away from a paved road.
In the Oz outback, it can be difficult to find places that are as close as that ... .

The main problem here is the lack of any landmarks at all! Most of inland Australia is either desert, or uniformly similar mulga/brigalow scrub. It is so very easy to get lost, and once lost, dead ...

About half of Queensland (300,000 sq. m.) and two thirds of Western Australia (600,000 sq.m.) qualify for these conditions. Victoria and Tasmania are the smallest states, and even in Victoria it is still possible to get one's self into hot water.
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Ateday, amazing videos. Did you create them?
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MAS in Australia if you breakdown and leave your vehicle you will die! Outback Australia is incredibly remote. For that matter so are many other parts. Google map outback Australia (I.e. Simpson desert) and zoom in, not much there! There are only 24 million of us here.
There is more chance of spotting a broken down car than a person. I can speak from experience having been stranded in the outback and being found.
My brother has just got back from a Subaru club crossing of the Simpson and I was very glad that they had a Spotme so we could track progress.
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