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    Hi mate well done on the drawers!!! Did you consider heavier slides at all ?
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    Ellwood,

    To be honest, yes I did, but there was no way I could justify the $100/slide at the time.
    At the moment, I'm tossing some new ideas up into the air as I have a) run out of room in the drawer, and b) would like to try and level the storage area floor out.

    I am considering utilising 2 x under bed plastic roller boxes with some clever carpentry to make them disappear - Basically a hinged front door... but that is still very much in concept phase at the moment.

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    Sounds good would you mind sending me the plans as I am keen to have a carrack at making my own I have some marine ply which will do the job nicely, can you PM me .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellwood View Post
    Sounds good would you mind sending me the plans as I am keen to have a carrack at making my own I have some marine ply which will do the job nicely, can you PM me .
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    New Boots.

    The Grandtreks are GONE!!

    Bridgestone Benalla have fitted Dueler D697s to all four corners.

    $269.00 each, fitted. Plus $100 Caltex Starcard thrown in too (as per Bridgestone's current Promo)
    A quick haggle had the local Bridgestone dealer down to the Bob Jane/JAX price.

    First observation is that they are a little noisier, but I was expecting that - still quiet enough to have a reasonable conversation at 100 clicks.

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    Thanks for the plans splays much appreciated, I am also looking at tyres this week, and your investigations have helped, so much choice and range of prices it drives me batty ! So keen on the mickey ThompsonAT3 but there $430 a rim here bets I can get D697 for are 350. !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellwood View Post
    bets I can get D697 for are 350. !!!
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    I used this screen grab from Bob Jane's website to get Bridgestone to match the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spilsy View Post
    The Grandtreks are GONE!!

    Bridgestone Benalla have fitted Dueler D697s to all four corners.

    $269.00 each, fitted. Plus $100 Caltex Starcard thrown in too (as per Bridgestone's current Promo)
    A quick haggle had the local Bridgestone dealer down to the Bob Jane/JAX price.

    First observation is that they are a little noisier, but I was expecting that - still quiet enough to have a reasonable conversation at 100 clicks.

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    20140219_171447.jpg

    The coloured writing was installed facing in...because it was blue, not white.
    Just how did you get the Caltex Starcard? The only promotion here was only certain car tyres. Sounds like you got a great deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VKPrado View Post
    Just how did you get the Caltex Starcard?
    Here's the link to the Promo:
    http://www.bridgestone.com.au/special-offers/
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    That blue colour on the writing comes off, it's like a spray on film they put over it to keep that white writing protected. I just used some tyre shine on my bfg's to get it off.


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    First Test of New Tyres

    Went out this last weekend with a few guys from work to give the tyres a work out.

    Friday Night:
    We left Benalla and headed for Omeo. All went well, even the dark, foggy rainy, twisty bit at the top of Hotham. The Tyres handles quite well.
    Pulled into Victoria Falls camping ground after dark and in the drizzle.

    Saturday:
    Saturday morning we set off into Omeo for Diesel (for those who needed it) and then on through Benambra and onto Misery Trail.
    Misery Trail was the toughest bit of the journey - 2 hours to do about 15-20 kms.
    We had to hold up for a bit while one of the guys re-attached his roof rack after not clearing a branch
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    From Misery Trail, we found Davies Plain Track, and it, compared to Misery Trail was a Highway. Challenging, but with a much higher average speed.
    The Prado made light work of several bar-offs that at least 1 of the Navaras had bit of trouble with
    We took the track to Tom Groggin where we set up camp for the night.
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    The camp site (above) and the Infamous Murray River "Croc" (below)
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    Sunday:
    Sunday Morning, We crossed through the Murray at Tom Groggin
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    Me looking down the Murray while Crossing
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    One of the guys on the trip mid Murray

    We headed out onto the Alpine Way (yep, back onto bitumen).
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    Just after re inflating the Tyres.

    We cruised the black top to the Murray 1 power station and had a look around before embarking on the push home.

    The final good bit was Lunch at a Historical Trestle bridge.
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    All in all, I can safely say that these tyres work well both on and off road, if the pressures are all good that is.
    My relatively unmodified Prado went everywhere the other guys (lifts, snorkels...experience) went (slightly different lines chosen though)

    I have many other photos included HERE: http://www.pradopoint.com/album.php?albumid=334
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