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Date Registered: 08-2012
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Jason - it cost me $1,630 installed, including new heavy duty shock absorbers. It makes a lot of difference when combined with slightly bigger tyres to the way it looks and the way it goes on the sand.



Thats not too bad.

I wish I had put on the HD shocks. My front Pedders (petrol variant) are now fully compressed back to OEM levels emoticon I had to put petrol springs on the front + i didn't get HD shocks so it only took 12 months for them to settle too low.

Its amazing how much lift the springs + tyres give (I had 235/70/16)... my wife hates it, because she can't get into the car with her work skirt sometimes emoticon

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Date Registered: 07-2015
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G'day, I'm looking at going to Bribie Island soon. Has anyone been there lately that can advise on the condition of the beach entries and the inland track? I've put in a lift kit and have bash plates, have the recovery gear, but would appreciate any recent info about the Island you could give me.

Thanks.

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Date Registered: 01-2015
Location: Brisbane
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Hi Eric

I haven't done the inland track in a while, but the beach entries are fine. You just have to be wary on exiting the beach at the woorim end as there is a ridge where the sand has been dug up which you won't want to hit too fast. As long as you keep up momentum, have esp off, have 4wd lock on for the entrances and have your tyre pressures down you'll be fine. I'm yet to get stuck there despite seeing many other cars get stuck there.

I'd be interested to hear how you find the inland track as I haven't had a crack at it since getting the lift kit and bigger tyres on the exxy.

Caleb

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Thanks for the advice Caleb. I've done Stockton Beach and Blacksmiths Beach, and am looking forward to Bribie. I got stuck twice at Blacksmiths, but I had no lift or plates, and it was after a long hot spell and the sand was powdery. I was easily snatched out. I'll get back to you after the trip. Thanks again.

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Hi,
 We went to Bribie Island many times this week and had a great time, until our Fuel/Engine gremlin struck again emoticon , and forced us to turn back. Anyway, I'll get to that saga in the Engine section. The short track to the beach at Woorim was deep and rutted in many places ( I had to snatch out a lifted Subaru), but having the lift and bash plates gave me the confidence to do it and we got to the beach with no problems. When you arrive and leave the beach, keep to the left or right sides, as there is a concrete drop off which has been dug up by cars leaving the beach. We kept to the left going onto the beach and used the same side leaving the beach. The hard sand is great to drive on and the softer sand was great to practice on. Just keep an eye on the tides, as they can come up quick. We kept the Traction Control off and 4wd on. We have standard Dunlop ST20 tyres, which performed great at a pressure of 15 psi. The only times I used 4wd Lock was exiting the beach onto the short track, and other parts where the tracks looked deep and soft. We also went up the Inland Track starting at White Patch, for many kilometres until we had to turn back due to Engine problems. This track was locked at the Northern beach end, but from what we saw, its in much the same condition as the short track. However, I don't think I'd try these tracks without the lift and plates, as I heard a lot of sand hitting the plates, and you could damage your rear bumper. But thats just me. We also did parts of the Glass House Mountains Powerline Track, Old Gympie Rd Beerburrum (Trek 24) 4wd Treks close to Brisbane which was good fun. Now, off to the Engine section....(Drive cutting out on Freeway. The first time I broke down is under the Fuel Filter thread pages 8-9)
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What a great place, great weather and 24 kilometres of beach. I'll be back.

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Date Registered: 01-2015
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Glad you had such a good time out there Eric. I was out there on Sunday too and agree with what you say about the lift being a good (wise) idea for tackling Bribie! Your photos don't seem to be working?

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I think there's something wrong with Photobucket at the moment as other photos are down too and I can't Login. I'll check them again later. Was the Inland track still closed?

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Date Registered: 01-2015
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Unfortunately we had an accident (gf got dumped by a wave on her head and was pretty shaken up) and had to take the easy route home

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Date Registered: 01-2013
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So I took my xtrail to Bribie yesterday with a mate in his Disco. There was the concern about clearance but with only a few belly slaps and a little digging we got through the Woorim beach track quite easily. Standard suspension and the Fuel Max tyres at 18psi got is through the chop, the ruts and the soft sand up to the camp sites. I don't know if I'd risk dragging the camper trailer too soon though!

A great day with the kids in the beach and I was very happy with the car. I'm very glad I got the annual access permit.

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What you're talking about is 'practice'.... which should be banned as a performance enhancer!

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Date Registered: 01-2015
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Just an update for anybody thinking about having a go of the bribie island inland track to White Patch.

I attempted it for the first time in about 2 years and the inland track is currently in pretty good condition and not too difficult. The entrance point at the beach was pretty soft and chopped up and one of the SES 4wds was continually getting stuck for about 15 minutes before we decided to have a go, but a bit of momentum and 4wd lock got us off the beach easily.

Having the lift kit and bigger A/T tyres made my experience a lot more pleasant this time around (first time I attempted the inland track I was dragging the belly a lot and cracked the rear bumper) and I cruised through most of the soft tracks around 30km/h.

I only had one bit of trouble and it was driver error :P. The going was so easy I relaxed for a minute and came round one of the corners without realising what tracks I was in and only realised I was in the wrong "lane" when another car came head on and I had to jump across one track and ended up jumping two and nearly sliding the front left tyre into the sandy embankment. A bit of digging and I was able to reverse straight out, so no harm done.

Anyway, I would highly recommend the inland track at the moment if you are looking for a day trip with a bit more of a challenge than the short beach track. P.S. we stopped at Poverty Creek (about 5km from the White Patch entrance) for lunch and it was a beautiful place to sit on the edge of the water and take a break.

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