Glass House Mountains in a RG Colorado

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BrAdAsS
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Glass House Mountains in a RG Colorado

Unread post by BrAdAsS » November 10th, 2013, 6:27 am

Thought I would post up some vids of my Colorado the other weekend up at Glass House... can't say I've seen any newer Colorado's up there in my travels... It was as dry as I've ever seen it.

Does anyone know the format/code to embed a youtube video on the 4wda forum?

http://youtu.be/F4upn3do4Wg
http://youtu.be/6oeTp2M_SbA
http://youtu.be/65nLrVROtuQ
http://youtu.be/SeSR2mE5LWY
http://youtu.be/FFoWbnJbL3U
http://youtu.be/auJLlYSKYg8 + matching video http://youtu.be/xkB_LBuVehE
http://youtu.be/xkB_LBuVehE

Was a good day. Ended up with a slightly bent one week old custom rock slider on the drivers side and put a wave-buckle in the steel on the underneath of the bullbar below the number plate.

Ahhhh character....

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Re: Glass House Mountains in a RG Colorado

Unread post by Shaker4x4 » November 10th, 2013, 11:08 am

Keep going out there and bending one thing after another and you'll have a lot less than a 4wd with 'character.' It's tempting to take on challenges, but a lot of 35s and high lifts roll out there now and some of the tracks are mangled due to erosion and wear. Way out of the league of semi off-roaders/low level modifications imo. Anyone with standard stone guards and side steps quickly sort what they really need. Whilst I run a 2" lift and 32s when I'm looking for a challenge, I tend to avoid Glasshouse and personally, wrote if off to leave the place for the big boys and bush bashers. All good if you don't care.

Shakes.

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Re: Glass House Mountains in a RG Colorado

Unread post by BrAdAsS » November 10th, 2013, 10:11 pm

In my favour I have Brown Davis engine and transmission guards, modified landcruiser rock sliders, 265/75/16 MT A/T 4-rib tyres, ARB air locker front and rear, warn 9.5xp winch, all the recovery gear, maxtrax, 50mm front lift via EFS springs with ARB shocks and for the rear, OME 35mm lift in the rear...

It scrapes over a few things and to be honest I wouldn't have caused any damage if i just backed up and took the right lines.. That's the 2nd time I've been to Glass House. I'm glad it was bone dry cos I looked at a few missionary tracks that I will have a crack at another time, which would have been my own extreme winch challenge in the wet, without seeing the right line in the dry first I reckon.
I've done Little Red but I won't do Big Red as it is how you put it, better to play another day. I went with a standard ST Navara with 3" lift and M/T tyres and he was doing it nice and slow and had no damage.... cos he'd driven the tracks before and had a better approach angle. The ARB winchbar hanging so far out front on the Colorado is the first thing that seems to hit I've found.
Any mechanical damage that effects the vehicle will be repaired and the area upgraded, done. I care, but at the same time I got it to have a bit of fun with and go touring/camping.

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Re: Glass House Mountains in a RG Colorado

Unread post by Shaker4x4 » November 10th, 2013, 11:12 pm

Good onya mate. I've been out there and like you sorted out the inadequacies of my vehicle. I have been told even by experienced people that only are looking out for me that that place is rough and not good for my vehicle. I've since done a lot more mods but despite people saying it's a 4wd, it's made for it is crap and I now know what places I'd avoid. Much of it is as you say slow and careful, but if you don't know the place you can run into those places that you really shouldn't jump into. If I had an old Patrol, I wouldn't bother and get into it. I watched most of those videos, good driving... what incar camera is that by the way? I'm having to buy one soon as there are too many young and stupids on our roads putting my family at risk on the highways. many are red and green P platers out where I am I've noticed. There is little Police presence and I've had some dangerous manouvers done around me.

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Re: Glass House Mountains in a RG Colorado

Unread post by BrAdAsS » November 11th, 2013, 6:36 am

:) The camera is a Blackvue DR500GW dashcam fitted with a Power Magic Pro UPS. It is handy.
I would look into a camera that has a polarised filter over the lens to remove all the windscreen/dash reflections. That is the down fall of the Blackvue.

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Re: Glass House Mountains in a RG Colorado

Unread post by Shaker4x4 » November 13th, 2013, 7:27 pm

Thank-you. Good info. There is also a company called vision drive that have a 1080p camera but I don't think it has rear camera input, not that rear is all important unless it reverse camera on a seperate system. I like how you put the sat view and coordinates in, that's the shot. I'm way behind on this tech. I'll also look into lens options and see what's out there.

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Re: Glass House Mountains in a RG Colorado

Unread post by Shaker4x4 » December 2nd, 2013, 3:18 pm

Hey BrAdAsS, I spoke to John from VisionDrive and asked about the glare issue. Quick answer was the closer you can get the camera lens to the windscreen the less glare you are likely to suffer. WDR cameras are less susceptible to glare and are better, more vivid contrasts and colours than a CMOS camera, but the WDR does not perform well at night because the CMOS is more sensitive to light sources. VisionDrive cameras also don't have a WDR camera in 1080p. For most of us that want to record footage as you have and for archiving for future viewing, the 1080p models serve as a permanent HD camera up high next to the driver's rear view mirror, leaving your GoPro free to place on the tracks or alternate viewing angles. Get a muddy winsdcreen though and you have to stop to clean the area properly.

I was also thinking, I don't think there is call for rear view cameras, because the person behind needs to prove you were driving erratically causing him/her to run up your rear and the law always defaults back to the driver behind is liable for a rear ender, unless anyone else here can think why it would be warranted to record at the rear of the vehicle?

Shakes.

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