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Date Registered: 05-2005
Location: Townsville
TOTAL POSTS: 18
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Hi,

My name is Todders Im 22 and live in townsville and I have just bought a new ST manual in silver after a Holden "commondore". I got the drive to a million extras and also have added k&n filter and replaced light globes whith Phillips Blue vision, $150 for both. Iam planning on changing to alloys when i find the right set and rhino alloy roof basket is on the way. Planning trips to daintree and cooktown and have just returned from 3 week trip to Darwin, almost to 10,000 after two months.

So thats me, happy 4wd ing.



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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
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Welcome on board Todders, been seeing your username around for a while and was waiting for your 1st post emoticon

Am glad you made it emoticon

Good starting mods you got there mate, especially the K&N filter.

Happy with it so far? noticed any improvement?

With 10,000km's in the first 2 months, I think you gonna smash my own record of 27,000km's in the 1st year emoticon

Enjoy it.

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Date Registered: 12-2004
Location: Mount Isa, QLD
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Hi Todders,

Long time reader? Well welcome aboard.

Have you done any of the trips to Cooktown? I’ve done the inland route via Lakeland in my old Camry. Wasn’t going to take the Camry there ever again, but I would do it in the X-Trail. There is still approx 40km of dirt, which is currently under construction by Main Roads.

If your considering the coast route which I assume is called the ‘CREB Track” best of luck on this adventure. This trek has a 5 star difficulty rating on: [sign in to see URL]

I've done the Cape York trip to Weipa in a Hilux a few years ago which is 5 star difficulty. Wasn't sure if we would make it back to Cairns as we were heading back at the start of the wet.

Cheers

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Date Registered: 05-2005
Location: Townsville
TOTAL POSTS: 18
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Sorry for the late reply.

Have been very happy with the x-trail so far but not much off-road yet untill i head to the daintree to attack the CREB in a few weeks, will let you know how it goes. will be the first time in the x-trail but have done it before a rodeo last year and cant wait to test the new rig.

Booked in for a 10,000 service and quoted fog lights which was a huge $480 fitted. Dont know if they are worth that much. Adding new lightforce 170 next week as not happy with factory lights, in looks and performance.



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Todders wrote:

Booked in for a 10,000 service and quoted fog lights which was a huge $480 fitted. Dont know if they are worth that much.



The simple and straight forward answer is no, they don't worth that much at all and Nissan's price is a rip-off, compared to other countries and even the aftermarket fog lights that you can buy for as little as $100.

Factory fog lights do come-up on eBay from time to time, so just keep any eye out for these and save yourself a fortune, which you will be able to use towards something else.

Realistically, these fog lights are there for show more than anything else, as they don't illuminate the road that much by themselves and you would be better off converting them to yellow fog lights to use them in fog and heavy rain conditions.

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Adding new lightforce 170 next week as not happy with factory lights, in looks and performance.



That would certainly make a big difference in both looks and performance.



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Noel
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If your considering the coast route which I assume is called the ‘CREB Track” best of luck on this adventure



I think Bloomfield would be the one he is talking about - througth the daintree then up to Lions Den Hotel - back on black to cooktown.

If it was dry - and sane condition as last year - I would give it a shot in an xtrail (but not saying follow me)- but local knowledge is always good

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Sorry Todders, I missed this in your last post:
 
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head to the daintree to attack the CREB in a few weeks



I havnt done Creb but good luck emoticon
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Date Registered: 12-2004
Location: Mount Isa, QLD
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Peter,

Can’t give local knowledge on the “Crib Track” as I haven’t done the trip.

Although I forgot to report back that my father travels the Cairns – Cooktown drive weekly for work. He’s given a Toyota Landcruiser for his trips and uses the Lakeland connection, as it is safer.

He said never attempt the “Crib-Track” during the wet, as the water crossings can be a bit scary, with water up to the bonnet, on the cruiser.

During the dry would be fine, and the X-trail would be quite capable so long as you took it steady in parts.

Cheers

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