Adventure Tour - Hard - 9th - 11th March - DONE!

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Adventure Tour - Hard - 9th - 11th March - DONE!

Post by Greg » Fri 04 Jan, 2019 9:25 am

** 9am Drivers Meeting Sat 9-Mar **


TRIP TITLE:
Adventure Tour - Hard - Saturday 9th - Monday 11th March

TRIP DATE:
Saturday 9th March
Sunday 10th March
Monday 11th March

TRIP DESCRIPTION:
Annual Suzuki Club Adventure Tour

This thread is a place keeper only for locking in the dates. The official thread will appear in the members section.

TRIP LOCATION:
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TRIP RATING:
Hard

TRIP MEETING POINT:
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ATTENDEE LIST:
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Re: Adventure Tour - Hard - 9th - 11th March

Post by porter.8.luke » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 8:16 pm

I will come I suppose.
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Re: Adventure Tour - Hard - 9th - 11th March

Post by Thanh80 » Fri 11 Jan, 2019 3:48 pm

I am in with Coco

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Re: Adventure Tour - Hard - 9th - 11th March

Post by Greg » Fri 11 Jan, 2019 5:49 pm

Thanh80 wrote:
Fri 11 Jan, 2019 3:48 pm
I am in with Coco
Hi Thanh,

Sorry mate - I'm not sure what sort of vehicle Coco is and what the specs are on it.

Please fill us in.

Thanks,
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Re: Adventure Tour - Hard - 9th - 11th March

Post by gwagensteve » Fri 11 Jan, 2019 6:11 pm

Just a reminder of the minimum vehicle requirements for Adventure Tour:

For Sierras: tyres that measure 32", at least one locker (although two lockers are very strongly recommended) rollover protection is mandatory for soft top cars and strongly recommended for hardtop cars. For reference, 34" tyres are now the norm and its been some time since a Sierra came on Tour with one locker.

For larger cars: tyres that measure 35", twin lockers and a winch are mandatory. It's not a trip that's very well suited to large cars- it's quite destructive. (I did Adventure Tour in my Gwagen for many years. The last big car on Tour was a V8 jeep on portal axles and 40" tyres.

Along with this equipment, a good understanding of your vehicle mechanically, appropriate knowledge and tools to perform trackside repair, and a well prepared car are required.

This is a very hard trip on equipment and it will find the weak points in your car and preparation.

I don't want to put anyone off, just aligning expectations.
michaelpiranha2000 wrote: The rear is in great condition. but has a broken crown wheel and pinon

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Re: Adventure Tour - Hard - 9th - 11th March

Post by Greg » Fri 11 Jan, 2019 8:32 pm

I think you mean: rollover protection is mandatory for soft top cars.

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Re: Adventure Tour - Hard - 9th - 11th March

Post by gwagensteve » Fri 11 Jan, 2019 8:48 pm

Fixed.
michaelpiranha2000 wrote: The rear is in great condition. but has a broken crown wheel and pinon

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Re: Adventure Tour - Hard - 9th - 11th March

Post by porter.8.luke » Fri 11 Jan, 2019 9:52 pm

I wouldn't stress about Thanh. He has a twin locked 80 on measured 34" Jungle Trekkers ( which measure 35") and he seems to know what he's doing going off the Tazz trip.
Have a chat with him at the next meeting Steve.
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Re: Adventure Tour - Hard - 9th - 11th March

Post by porter.8.luke » Fri 11 Jan, 2019 9:53 pm

Ohh Coco is his Basenji cross... :)
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Re: Adventure Tour - Hard - 9th - 11th March

Post by gwagensteve » Sat 12 Jan, 2019 9:10 am

No No, it wasn't specifically intended at anyone - and no offence intended to Thanh- there's lots of users on here now who aren't frequent meeting attenders and as this thread didn't contain the prerequisites, so I thought I'd mention them.

Additionally, each year we seem to find a new collective chink in our tour armour that moulds what a successful AT setup would be. Having been one of the few people to bring a "big" car along to tour (along with Luke, both of us any years ago) I don't think I'd do it now.
michaelpiranha2000 wrote: The rear is in great condition. but has a broken crown wheel and pinon

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