Mt Cole weekend. HARD

Mt Cole, VIC

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This will be a hard to extreme trip. Plain and simple the chances of breaking or damaging something are high.

Recovery gear, winch, aggressive 33s and lots of flex or lockers are a must. Also, you need to be experienced as a driver. Don't overestimate yourself. If you join without these requirements, I will be messaging you to question why you feel capable of joining, but I will keep an open mind as everyone deserves to advance their experience.

Realistically, 35s or larger are going to be more suited to this trip. And obviously the lift needed to accommodate said rubber.

There are tracks I have planned that make me nervous. Some I may decide to not even drive myself.

This is a trip to push your vehicle and limits. One of the tracks broke my steering twice, a year apart, on the previous vehicle.

As always, if anything does go wrong, we enter as a convoy and leave as a convoy. Will be a lot of teamwork and spotting going on.

Have a few vehicles outside of this site coming, so have limited to a small number. May expand that if anyone drops out.

Btw, stock up on the pies at Avoca, they are the best. I've got an oven in the car so happy to reheat them for you. It's my plan to eat pies all weekend. Haha.

Requirement

  • Electric Winch
  • Recovery Gear
  • Winston (Winston_FJ) I have mechanic skills Trip Leader - Level 5 (Completed over 48 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself onlyChecked-In (19-Mar-2020 14:23)
    TB48 Patrol GU6 ST-S (2008 Patrol)
    • 35" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Winch

  • Bryce (White Ranger) I have mechanic skills Premium Member

    GOING
    Driver + 1 Children
    LS1 Maverick (1991 Maverick)
    • 37" Tyres, 4" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Jack B (Watabloke)

    GOING
    Myself only
    Bush Pig GQ (1993 Patrol)
    • 37" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Marc (GONM4D) I have mechanic skills I had chainsaw training I had winch training Completed Proficiency training Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 2 trips)

    GOING
    Myself only
    GONM4D (2003 Patrol)
    • 3" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

  • Faris (Mudway) I have mechanic skills I had chainsaw training I had winch training Trip Leader - Level 1 (Completed over 3 trips) Premium Member

    GOING
    Myself only
    Gq with 350 chev 5.7 (1989 patrol)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front Diff Lock
    • Winch


  • Antony (Peloza79) Trip Leader - Level 6 (Completed over 54 trips) Premium Member


    I am Interested / In Waiting List
    Vdj79 landcruiser (2013 Landcruiser)
    • 33" Tyres, 2" Lifted
    • Front & Rear Locker
    • Winch

Matthew (discomatt)
Is it mud and ruts or technical rock crawling?
10 Mar 2020
Trip Leader Winston (Winston_FJ) Premium Member
Matthew (discomatt) wrote: Is it mud and ruts or technical rock crawling?
Mostly technical but some mud and ruts. But I can say now, without a doubt, 32s will see you winching all weekend. Even 33s are a push, and 35s as well with some of the tracks.

I know you can drive, and normally I'd say go nuts, but for this one I think you're better off jumping in as passenger with me if you want.
10 Mar 2020
Matthew (discomatt)
cheers mate, thanks for the offer of the passengers seat but I dont make a good passenger so will pass. Have a great weekend.
11 Mar 2020
Trip Leader Winston (Winston_FJ) Premium Member
Bryce and Jack are heading out on Friday night and will be staying at Chinamans campground. Marc, not sure what your plans are if you wanted to go out Friday night and camp with the boys? If you do, I'm happy to leave earlier on Saturday morning and meet you boys at the campgrounds.
13 Mar 2020
Trip Leader Winston (Winston_FJ) Premium Member
Added one extra spot
16 Mar 2020
Marc (GONM4D)
Nah, Im good for a pie🥧
16 Mar 2020
Trip Leader Winston (Winston_FJ) Premium Member
Marc (GONM4D) wrote: Nah, Im good for a pie🥧
Cool see you there. I'm going to do my shop in avoca, hopefully there is more available there than here in metro.
18 Mar 2020
Marc (GONM4D)
Winston (Winston_FJ) wrote:
Marc (GONM4D) wrote: Nah, Im good for a pie🥧
Cool see you there. I'm going to do my shop in avoca, hopefully there is more available there than here in metro.
Hi , i just noticed how far Avoca is from Chinamans i think ill just meet up there,
20 Mar 2020
Marc (GONM4D)
Snapped axel
23 Mar 2020
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TRIP COMPLETED

5 GOING, 2 Interested
5 adults , 1 children (6 in total)
Trip Date
21-Mar-2020 (Sat) to 22-Mar-2020 (Sun)

Meeting Point
Avoca Pie Shop/Bakery
9:30 AM (Sat, 21-Mar-2020)