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  1. Combined States Snowy Cruise 2018 Updates will be posted in this first post and the itinerary may change over time as necessary - so please check back regularly on this first post DATE: Friday 23 November - Sunday 25 November 2017 (3 days) with possible additional day VIC Alpine National Park Monday 26 November MEET: VIC Depart 8:30am (arrive there by 8am) BP Wallan northbound on Hume Freeway NSW Depart 11:30am (arrive there by 11am) Mount Annan Shell, Waterworth Drive ACT Depart around 3:30pm (arrive there by 3pm) Yass Caltex Star Mart, Yass Valley Way DESCRIPTION: This is based on Cro's famous annual Combined States Snowy's Cruise and thanks go to him and the other Moderators/Cruise Controllers for their help in bringing this to you. VIC, NSW and ACT attendees make there way to Tumut Fri night. Routes as per PM. Saturday is the big day. Next day Sunday is a late start with brekky in Jindabyne's main plaza then we all head off our separate ways. NSWs can head towards Berridale and Sydney (460km approx 7 hours) and VICs get to do the snaking rock gullies again heading back towards Corryong then Melbourne (577km approx 9 hours). All on sealed roads! Please be aware there are some incredible twisties on this route - best let any passengers know of potential motion sickness. Also, please ensure you have a conntigency plan if you have a breakdown - like a mate who is willing to stay with you if necessary or Roadside Assistance. And it might be a good thing not to have anything critical to do on the following weekdays justin incase you need extra days to get home for some reason. DURATION: Main Cruise 3 Days - Friday Saturday and Sunday. ROUTE: Snowy Mountains - need I say more Vid of 2017 Snowy Cruise ACCOMODATION: Just checking on prices and availability - so watch this space! FUEL: A fair bit of fuel will be required for the drive during the 3 or 4 days. Please ensure you are topped at the meet points and have enough fuel to complete the legs (so best to fuel up when others do). If you need E85 - best to bring your own jerry cans filled up in the capital cities as there will be no E85 in the country. Yass Caltex, CALTEX YASS, 1715 YASS VALLEY WAY, YASS, NSW 2582 (Vortex 98 avail) Albury Shell, COLES EXPRESS ALBURY, CNR DAVID ST & GUINEA ST, ALBURY, 2640, NSW BP, BP Border, Corner Of Ebden Street And Wodonga Place, South Albury, NSW, 2640 BP, BP North Albury, Cnr Hume Hwy & Thurgoona Dr, North Albury, NSW, 2640 Caltex, CALTEX ALBURY, 609 HOVELL ST, ALBURY, NSW 2640 Tumut Shell, COLES EXPRESS TUMUT, SNOWY MOUNTAINS HWY, TUMUT, 2720, NSW (V Power avail) Thredbo BP, Thredbo BP, 51 Friday Dr, Thredbo, NSW, 2625 (95 RON only, Diesel avail) Khancoban Caltex, INDEPENDENT KHANCOBAN, 1389 ALPINE WAY, KHANCOBAN, NSW 2642 (95 RON only) Jindabyne Shell, SNOWLINE HOLIDAY PARK, KOSCIUSKO RD, JINDABYNE, 2627, NSW (95 RON only, Diesel avail) BP, BP Jindabyne, 8 Kosciusko Rd, Jindabyne, NSW, 2627 (BP Ultimate avail) Mobil, Jindabyne east, Lot 1 kosciusko road (95 RON only) Caltex, CALTEX JINDABYNE, 4-6 KOSCIUSKO RD, JINDABYNE NSW 2627 (Vortex 98 avail) Cooma Shell, REGION SERVICE STATION, 51-53 SHARP ST, COOMA, 2630, NSW (95 RON and 91 RON only) BP, Rhythym Snow Sports, 8 Sharp St, Cooma, NSW, 2630 (BP Ultimate avail) Corryong BP,BP Corryong, 21 Towong Road, CORRYONG, VIC, 3707 (95 RON only) Mt Beauty Caltex (98 RON) Omeo Mobil, Day Ave (98 RON - but we shouldn't need to fill up there if we fill up in Mt Beauty) BRING: Mandatory to have a UHF 40 channel CB Radio to keep across road hazards and general chatter. EvilDaifu has a few CBs for free loan on the cruise if anyone is interested - just PM EvilDaifu to reserve one. Camera for the photo opps and the views. Don't forget to bring extra batteries for your CB and camera - something makes me think we'd be chewing through the batteries on this cruise! Sunnies. Warm clothes - though it's November, it's still an alpine region and they got snowed in on one the cruise years ago. Bucket, sponge and some car wash liquid if you want to keep your car shiny for photo opps. 3M clear contact tape (from auto stores) for your bonnet lips and maybe fog lights to protect against stone chips and cracks. Cro did a write up about it on the forum. Or just buy the foggie protectors off eBay. Worth it - I've cracked both of mine on different past cruises. Likewise with windscreen insurance - seems to happen get the occassional stray stone flick up. CG-Lock - some of us have them GoPro's (prolly didn't need to say that ) If you have an edit - consider bringing your flash boxes incase you need it - don't laugh I remember one gentleman broke down and had to drop his tune back to stock because a. dust in his airbox b. water in his fuel c. didn't clean K&N air filter of gunk d. sprung a leak in radiator hose e. farrked if I know Spare car keys (how many times have guys locked their keys in their car on cruises ) MOBILEPHONE COVERAGE: Telstra has generally had the best coverage on this cruise in the past. You will need CBs though as there most of the time we'll be out of mobile coverage. Generally some of the guys will have spare CBs but just mentioned you'll need to borrow one when you post up below. RULES: 1. Obey all laws whilst on the cruise; this means no speeding, no overtaking over double lines (no matter how safe you think it may be), etc... 2. There is a designated cruise leader who will lead the way and set the correct pace for all cruise members. 3. Use the Buddy system - always make sure you can see the car behind you. This will give people behind you an indication on where to turn to make sure nobody gets lost. 4. CB Radios - if you don't have one, follow the maps and directions given out. It is highly recommended to have CB as it enhances the enjoyment of the cruise being able to hear about road hazards and join in on the social chatter. 5. Please turn up to the meeting points with a sufficient fuel in your tank and enough time before the departure time. 6. Onus is on the owner/driver to ensure their vehicle is safe to drive on public roads and meets State road traffic authority laws. 7. Please ensure you have a contingency plan if you have a breakdown or unnecessarily delayed. e.g. Roadside Assistance or a mate in another car who is willing to stay with you if necessary. 8. This cruise is not to be advertised on any other media or websites or social media sites without prior agreement from the cruise organisers. 9. By attending this cruise you agree not to hold FordXR6Turbo.com, it's Administrators, Moderators, Cruise Controllers, or Owner responsible / liable for any damage and / or grief sustained (simply; you are responsible for your own actions). EMERGENCY NUMBERS: RACV Roadside Assistance ph 13 72 28 NRMA Roadside Assistance ph 13 11 11 RACQ Roadside Assistance ph 13 11 11 Police ph 000 Police Tumut, 20 Wynward St, ph 02 6947 7199 Police Jindabyne, 16 Thredbo Terrace, ph 02 6456 2244 Ambulance ph 000 Fire ph 000 CFA VIC ph 000 Victorian Bushfire Information ph 1800 240 667 SES NSW ph 13 25 00 Wildlife NSW Wildlife Information Rescue Education Service ph 1300 094 737 VIC Wildlife Emergency ph 1300 094 535 VicRoads Hazard Report Hazard ph 13 11 70 Information ph 13 11 71 RTA (NSW) Hazards Report Hazard ph 13 17 00 Hazard Information ph 13 27 01 Hospitals Tumut - Tumut District Hospital, Howick St, ph 02 6947 1555 Hospitals Cooma - Cooma District Hospital, Bent St ph 02 6455 3222 Hospitals Bright - Bright District Hospital, Cobden Street, Bright, ph 03 5755 0100 Hospitals Bainsdale - Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, 122 Day Street, Bairnsdale Ph 03 5150 3333 Coles Tumut, 39 Russell St, ph 02 6947 1543 Tumut Shell, Snowy Mountain Hwy, ph 02 6947 2144 (has V-Power) Jindabyne BP, 8 Kosciusko Rd, ph 02 6456 2127 (has BP Ultimate) Tow Trucks Wodonga -BF Panels Towing 24 Hour towing ph 02 6025 7444 Wodonga - Grealy Motors & Towing Service Wodonga ph 02 6024 1155 Wodonga - Jacobs Paint and Panel Towing mob 0417 777 743 Tumut - Tumut Tilt Tray and Vehicle Recovery ph 0428 647 948 Tumut - Royans Wagga Truck Towing mob 0424 827 914 Adaminaby - Ampol service Station, ph 02 6454 2256 Jindabyne - Jindabyne Towing & Automative Services, ph 02 6456 1159 Jindabyne - Snowy Mountains Automative & Towing ph 02 6456 2518 Cooma - Extreme Towing mob 0428 331 731 Bright - Alpine Towing & Auto Repairs ph: 0419 155 702 Bright - Bright Automotive & Towing Pty Ltd ph: (03) 5755 2149 Bright - Bright RACV ph: (03) 5750 1230 Myrtleford - Cobbers Towing Service ph: (03) 5751 1666 Mt Beauty - Mount Beauty Auto Repairs ph: (03) 5754 1366 Everyone is welcome so please post up if you'd like to roar in a line of XRs CRUISE LIST: 1. @EvilDaifuVIC (4 days) 2. @Rab VIC (? days) 3. @El Andrew ACT (? days) 4. @Wilko16 VIC (? days) 5. @MattyP NSW (? days) 6. @YLD127 ACT (? days) Maybes: 1. @k31th VIC (? days) 2. @demon1300 VIC (? days) 3. @SIMBAD NSW (? days) 4. @bad inferno VIC (? days)
  2. The Off Topic Thread.

    I never worked out how much I pay. But one of my Gillette tri-blade plastic shavers lasts me about 2 weeks and that's a head shave every 2 days as well as the daily face shaves (exvluding weekends)
  3. Should I Buy This Xr6T (Merged Topic)

    Well I think from the time I really started looking for my Vixen F6 it must have been close to 9 mths. There was one in VIC that was a MK2 which I should have bought but I waited to long for the price to drop as it was dropping every so many weeks. Problem with that strategy is what you want to pay may be lower than someone else who's played the game longer and willing to pay just that bit more to secure the car. So when my current one came up in Sydney it had only been up for less that 24 hrs on carsales website and within a week I was up there for inspection with a one way ticket. As soon as I saw it in the driveway - knew it was the one - you know that music that plays in your head The test drive comfirmed it. He had his pink and blue (or whatever they are in NSW) slips ready because in that week he'd already been pissed off by some tyre kicker so he was primed for negotiating and I got the price down. Mind you - I paid a bit more than I thought I would pay but it wasnt much more in the scheme of things. It might have helped I was into XR6 turbos as part of this forum - people want to know they are passing on their pride and joy to someone who'll appreciate it in my opinion. And I got to do the smile on your face as wide as the Nullabor honeymoon drive back to Melbourne
  4. Should I Buy This Xr6T (Merged Topic)

    I'd say make a list of the parts/features you want in order of priority so you know what to compromise on. And make sure the km's are low but not to low - you don't want something that's only been driven 1 week every 3 months. But for me low'ish kms was more important than how old the car was. However can't go to old else that's just as bad as having super low kms. Then go hunting - I sort of restricted my search to Sydney (more cars to choose from) or Adelaide (less competition for cars) as well as Melbourne. Either are a cheap'ish flight to get to and I used to book one-way tickets cos never know if the one you go up to see will be the one you get to drive home in But you definitely have to see the car in person was my solid belief - pictures lie alot (depends on lighting, angle of view, color saturation and cropping - especially the cropping ... like what did they crop out because it would detract from the sale !) Above all be patient - despite what you think about prices and people being stubborn barstardds - the one will come along and you'll be thanking every day from that day on that its your drive now
  5. NZ Cruise 2018. Sept 8-15, South Island

    Shag obviously means something different in NZ - hey bro ...
  6. NZ Cruise 2018. Sept 8-15, South Island

    Nice lookin AMG Let's just say I was plenty distracted havin lunch at Koi in Broadbeach
  7. Future of Site - Discussion

    I think Neo chose the other ...
  8. NZ Cruise 2018. Sept 8-15, South Island

    Really luv Queenstown. 1886 is my fave pub there - try the ribs there if you get a chance What's the plan for Sunday? Arrowtown is worth a visit - it's just up the road and the pie shop on the corner as you drive in aint much to look at but has some of the best pies (and pasties) in South Island by my reckoning
  9. Snowy Cruise 2018 (Friday 23 - Sunday 25 November)

    Yep agree need the celeb appearance @CJF077
  10. NZ Cruise 2018. Sept 8-15, South Island

    Hope you have a good trip Rab I usually pick up a prepaid SIM at the airport in Queenstown but I haven't been to Christchurch for maybe 8 years now but guessing should be able to do same there. I usually go Vodafone in NZ for my voice prepaid SIM for my smartphone. But no matter what - data is expensive over there relatively speaking. Spark is also good for coverage as well. I'd avoid 2degrees as their coverage is not as good as Vodafone and Spark in rural areas. Locals will have opinions as well. I think whitebait season starts soon?
  11. Just saw this review date 22 August 2018 about the 2018 Kia Stinger https://www.drive.com.au/new-car-reviews/kia-stinger-330s-2018-119227.html?ffref=theage&trackLink=SMH2 Got to admit the side view looks hot (looks a bit Jaguarish ...) But I'm not a fan of the front view (the side ways 8 nostrils) or interior ...
  12. Snowy Cruise 2018 (Friday 23 - Sunday 25 November)

    Omeo Golden Age hotel rarely gets booked out the times I've been there but I'll check for any weddings and so on
  13. Snowy Cruise 2018 (Friday 23 - Sunday 25 November)

    Great Matty CRUISE LIST: 1. EvilDaifu VIC (4 days) 2. Rab VIC (? days) 3. El Andrew ACT (? days) 4. Wilko16 VIC (? days) 5. MattyP NSW (? days) Maybes: 1. k31th VIC (? days) I'm keen to find out who would like to do the optional extra day over Mt Hotham or Falls Creek (we have decided on weather in the past as it's pretty changeable in the Alpine region). I'm keen to do the extra day because love Omeo pub steaks ...
  14. Snowy Cruise 2018 (Friday 23 - Sunday 25 November)

    I'll check on accommodation availability and prices but thread up now - so anyone interested please post up
  15. NZ Cruise 2018. Sept 8-15, South Island

    Hopefully you'll see some snow? South Island so beautify when there's a bit of snow about ...
  16. Snowy Cruise 2018 (Friday 23 - Sunday 25 November)

    Do the pads now I love my Project Mu's 1. EvilDaifu VIC 2. Rab VIC 3. El Andrew ACT 4. Wilko16 VIC Looks like a bit of *cough* interest *cough* so I'll start up a thread ...
  17. Snowy Cruise 2018 (Friday 23 - Sunday 25 November)

    I reckon it would be good to have some drone footage. Anybody know anyone who has a drone and willing to come along on the Snowy Cruise? @demon1300 @kyle173
  18. Snowy Cruise 2018 (Friday 23 - Sunday 25 November)

    Hey @El Andrew new FG mmmmm ? Had to do a re-check of the 2017 cruise pics to jog my old memory cells Congratulations mate !
  19. Snowy Cruise 2018 (Friday 23 - Sunday 25 November)

    Great @Rab and @El Andrew 1. EvilDaifu VIC 2. Rab VIC 3. El Andrew ACT What about @k31th @Wilko16 @PookeyMaster @YLD127 @bloodycrashboy @MattyP?
  20. Future of Site - Discussion

    we talking pron site BCB (sorry ...)
  21. Future of Site - Discussion

    Hey I think we should keep it free so anyone can access it. I'd never have joined if I had to pay I reckon. But I also know it costs money to run. I for one wouldn't mind donating once a year in a philanthropic fashion now that I know how valuable this site has been to my well-being (mates, good times, car passions) as I suspect some would on here (but not as an enforced membership so if I was having any hardship in donating I wouldn't have to.) I would also like to see the site running costs looked into by Chris and select few others who know this stuff well to see if there was a better way of hosting the site without need for advertisers and so we can just run off the philanthropic donations. Alot of good enthusiasts sites out there today are there due to the philanthropy of their owners and Chris is definitely one of those people in my mind. I want to help him out continue the good work because I am lucky enough to be able to afford to. But I do want to keep the site free to encourage people to benefit from it. Thanks
  22. Turning off traction control for good

    O M G who's got a short fuse ...
  23. Cold air intake tune???

    I have a Growler installed on my F6. Sounds good
  24. Boosting issues

    For this sort of thing - I'd be taking it to a tuner for a proper check. I'd also try resetting the ECU first if not already tried (removing the battery negative for several mins).
  25. 2018 Tassie Cruise - 08/03-13/03 (All states)

    We've been pretty fortunate with the weather in Tassie last few trips @bloodycrashboy I don't know where I put the footage for the Kinglake cruise been so long ...

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