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Date Registered: 07-2005
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Hi All,

I'll be heading to Cooloola National Park this weekend for some beach workout for my xtrail emoticon ..Just wondering if any of u guys have any tips regarding road condition, good spots etc

This actually will be my second try on the beach..my first one was at bribie island which was quite good.

Here's one shot at bribie island..

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Used the 4WD lock mode most of the time, as I was a bit worried if we could get bogged when using AUTO mode

BTW, What mode do u guys normally use on the beach ?

Cheers,

Paul

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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: Panania, Sydney
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Welcome to the X-Trail forums, Paul!

While I can't help with Cooloola NP, there's quite a few threads discussing sand driving - here's one @ Kurnell with links to my photos & video footage: http://com1.runboard.com/baustralianxtrail.fmainchat.t135

When a handful of us spent a weekend @ Stockton, I drove around in 2WD most of the time on the "marked track" areas of the beach. On the rest of it, I used AUTO except on the rare occasion I used LOCK - near the shipwreck as the sand was very soft there.

If you haven't already, check out my website (see link in my signature, and go to the X-Trail page) for more photos and video footage. The direct link to my file webspace is http://ww2.datazap.net/ftp/basshead/xtrail ( and go to the Stockton folder) as I don't yet have a Stockton page set up on my webpage (now I've noticed it, I should do it!).


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Date Registered: 07-2005
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Thanks alot for the useful tips Rich.. emoticon

Checked your cool videos and pictures emoticon ...Realized that I was a bit understimate my xtrail off road capabilities..

Cheers,

   
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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: Kureelpa, Sunshine Coast, Qld
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Hi Paul

Did you get up to Cooloola over the weekend?

We usually head over to Teewah Beach for the day, and have been up to Inskip Point a few times.

Look forward to hearing a trip report.

Thanks

MarkFC


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Date Registered: 07-2005
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yeah, I did..

Went on to the beach at the first cutting from Tewantin. Had no problems at all..
Stopped at the red canyon at teewah beach, then went to the Cherry Venture shipwreck.

Turned the car around for BBQ near the Freshwater camping area..Decided to visit the Freshwater lake which *i think* was not worthed at all.

It was like 3.45 PM which meant high tide. A group of people in Pajero suggested us to go to Rainbow Beach rd via Freshwater Rd to
avoid high tide.

..and this was were the adventure began...

Got out from the freshwater lake with no problems (it's quite hilly and the sand was really soft). Then we tried to climb up a hill, where I think I was going too hard (didn't want to loose the momentum), didnt realized that there was a quite big stick hidden in the sand on the way up.

...and BANG! I wrecked my tire and the steel rim as well. Luckly we had some people passed by willing to help to change the tire and push the car (yup, we got bogged), as we decided to turn around and went back to tewantin by beach.

People who helped us mentioned that the front tires were not moving at all when we tried to get out of there.

Anyway, after we made it to the beach, the 4WD system was overheating..and I had to drive my exy on soft sand. I could really feel the different when the 4wd light was blinking really fast. The front wheels were just going crazy.

Took my car to Nissan dealer on Tuesday after I could smell this rubber burning after drive, just to make sure that wverything was all good, and nothing's wrong..Asked them to wash the engine bay as well.

Now I'm looking for a cheap 15" steel rim with tire used for my spare tire. Asked the dealer, and gave $230 for the rim and another $200 for a tire which I think is a bit too xpensive for just to replace my spare tire.

Anyone knows any X-trail wrecker in Brisbane ?




 

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Date Registered: 02-2005
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Southside 4WD Wreckers at Archerfield had an Xtrail a couple of weeks ago. We bought a rim for $35. Worth a try.
Cheers
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