Mud around perth

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 20:37
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Hello guys.
Its probably a long shot but does anyone have any idea if there is some mud around perth like maybe on the mundaring powerlines track.
Am keen to take out the new 76 =)
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Reply By: rocco2010 - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 21:52

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 21:52
Gidday,

Can't imagine anywhere nearby.

Kimberley and parts of Pilbara are very wet though.

But Wait till the weekend. Weather bureau models suggest a bit of rain north and east of Perth on Sunday feeding off a possible cyclone off the Pilbara coast.

Could do with a drop.

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Follow Up By: Jet M1 - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 23:13

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 23:13
Thanks for the reply.
I was figuring it was a prettey long shot
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Jet
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Reply By: Dean K3 - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 23:45

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 23:45
Not this time of year besides with total fire ban in place powerline tracks etc will be closed due to fire risk

Kalgoorlie however might have something, but yet again with two drops of rain they close all gravel roads to prevent damage anyway
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Follow Up By: Jet M1 - Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 02:31

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 02:31
Thanks i didnt take the ban into consideration that is definitely the deciding factor maybe ( if not closed aswell ) preston beach is the best option.

Cheers jet
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Reply By: RMD - Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 08:15

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 08:15
A shovel full of dirt and water will create some. mud, does that help?
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Reply By: The Bantam - Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 11:01

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 11:01
I didn't think mud was permitted in south western Australia ...... sand only
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Reply By: Member - Roachie - Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 13:53

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 13:53
Okay....I'll be the dummy and ask the obvious (to me, anyway) question:

Why the hell would anybody WANT to drive through damned MUD??? Have you ever seen what that stuff does to the underside "workings" of your 4by? Rotors, pads, seals, bearings, uni joints, radiator, alternator, starter motor etc etc.....all suffer badly from the effects of bloody mud.

Maybe I'm getting old.....but I no longer go LOOKING for trouble!!!

Trouble seems to have a great GPS and has no trouble finding ME these days!!! hahaha

Roachie
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Follow Up By: TomH - Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 14:15

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 14:15
Never mind what it does to the truck
Someone has to go through at full throttle and rip the tracks up to make it "more interesting" for the poor mugs who come along later...
Always one isnt there.
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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 17:40

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 17:40
Gday Roachie
You forgot the reverse light switch and the gear box breather.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 19:15

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 19:15
I avoid mud like the plague, for exactly those reasons!

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Follow Up By: Jet M1 - Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 02:41

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 02:41
Haha yeah it isnt good for the vehicle but is fun and makes a good story.
But yes it does suck when some yahoo rips it up then thoses that are responsible have a very hard time tryna get throught bit i reckon 76 looks just fine without going full bananas and getting mud from the powerlines to northam ;)
Plus a day of 4x4 keeps the cousins active, off the computer and out of trouble :)
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Follow Up By: Member - William B (The Shire) - Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 08:04

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 08:04
Hi Roachie,

I think trouble and Murphy share the GPS to find me.

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Reply By: Michael H9 - Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 19:33

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 19:33
The number one reason they lock tracks up is because of track damage done by driving them in the wet. Someone has to fix it so firies and emergency services can use them without running lockers on 35's. The people paying the bills get the sh#ts. Its ok, everyone thinks its greenies closing tracks but they don't even have the keys or the authority to do it.
By all means have some fun, but be aware of where you are and the possible consequences.
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Follow Up By: Jet M1 - Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 02:28

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 02:28
Yeah thanks mate when tracks get messed up it does give me the sh!ts aswell but the 76 is not a massive vehicle atm and will do little damage to the track. Its sad to see places like preston 4x4 beach with abandoned cars left in the surf or when out in the forest say around mt dale its not uncommon to find heaps of trash and burnt out cars littering the side tracks and unfortunately this is why they get shut.

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Reply By: Top End Az - Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 20:51

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 20:51
Well done on the new 76. Maybe some of the forest tracks around Pemberton have mud to play in, However, I thought the low slung alternators in the 70 series were prone to buggering up in the mud (quite happy to be corrected here btw). Just something to keep in mind but good luck in your quests.
The thing I hate with mud tracks is you never know what's underneath ie if people have been bogged in it then anything could be under the surface that they've used to get out.
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Follow Up By: Jet M1 - Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 02:22

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 at 02:22
Thanks for the reply
I have both heard and seen the alternator+mud issue so in a few months ( 3 approx ) will be getting the watercooled and sealed alternator for the reliability factor.
What you say about the hidden objects is quite true though and is definitely something to watch out for.

However it seems like ill need to exercise some patience and wait for some rain. :)
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Reply By: Dean K3 - Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 21:15

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 at 21:15
been plenty of rain around most of wa so guess powerline tracks in probable if one really wants to get muddied and have fun cleanign up afterwards

know the leonora wapol boys had bit of fun de-bogging their well and truly bogged Hilux

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Reply By: rocco2010 - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 12:23

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 12:23
Still looking? 56mm of rain at Hyden in the 24 hours to 9am today.

Holland Track will be off limits for a while I reckon.

Cheers

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