subaru forester in palm valley NT.

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Will a forester get into( and out of) palm valley in the west macdonnells?
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Reply By: Tony - Sunday, Jul 21, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Jul 21, 2002 at 00:00
Hi Robert,

I was there 3 years ago, it was a pretty easy sandy track in. I don't think you would have any problems in a Forester.

Cheers Tony.
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Reply By: Bruce - Sunday, Jul 21, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Jul 21, 2002 at 00:00
Was there about 4 weeks ago. The road from the campground up to palm valley (4km) is fairly rough but if you take it easy you'll be right. A Nissan Xtrail took out his sump when we were there by going to fast.
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Reply By: Andrew - Sunday, Jul 21, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Jul 21, 2002 at 00:00
Yep, I did it a few times with my forester. There is really only 1 spot that will cause a small amount of concern, but take it slow and it will be fine. Never had any damage to mine.
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Reply By: Eli - Sunday, Jul 21, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Jul 21, 2002 at 00:00
Have been there 3 days ago. The track is a bit sandy and you have one place where you will have to be Cautious maybe even ask somebody to take a looke from the side to make sure you don't scrach the rock. No other problems. If you can I suggest walking the full trip (App 90 minutes) at the afternoon it's great.
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Reply By: colin johnson - Monday, Jul 22, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jul 22, 2002 at 00:00
A general comment - I have just bought a Forester after having two "L" series. Strangely Subaru have built a more capable 4WD but left off the sump guard !!?? This will be the first and most critical saftey modification/addition to mine. PS. Auto GT Forester is the way to go - brother's handled the Canning S R with ease!
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Reply By: andy - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2002 at 00:00
took and XD Falcon sedan in there once, got stuck in the sand but there are always plenty of people willing to drag you through.
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Reply By: CJ - Friday, Aug 02, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Aug 02, 2002 at 00:00
In regard to my comment on sump guard for Forester - you can use one off a L series - there must be lots at wreckers - just needs a 30 mm strip welded to leading edge and use same bolt holes that hold on the useless piece of plastic !
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