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Discussion in 'Information For Newbies' started by ncmranger, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. ncmranger

    ncmranger New Member

    Hi all, just purchased my first 4x4 ford ranger 2010, unfortunately no mods (just dropped 20k need to get that bank back up!) I want to head off road but my dilemma is no else has a 4x4 that I know! And I’m just itching to hit dirt! Any advice on easy tracks possibly with a picnic area so I can’t take my partner and we can start to explore. Any extra info will be appreciated!

    Location west of Melbourne
     
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  2. discomatt

    discomatt Well-Known Member

    Hi and welcome to Earth, hang around here for a bit and look up some Ranger threads and you will learn heaps.
    Don't worry about mods yet as that can be a very long and expensive road. Maybe get a hand held UHF radio and some all terrain tyres.
    Heaps of dirt road touring to some fantastic spots all over the country that a standard car can do so get out there and enjoy
     
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  3. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    Welcome mate.
    Where are you located?
    Cheers Rick
     
  4. ncmranger

    ncmranger New Member

    I’m looking at either otways or wombate state. I have a good set of all terrain but I’ll pick up a uhf thanks for the advice!
     
  5. 2002GU3

    2002GU3 Active Member

    welcome to earth, keep an eye on the trip section, there's the annual VIC. meeting coming up at o'tooles ( 17th,18th,19th )- will be plenty of 4x4 trips and plenty of people to help you out
     
  6. ncmranger

    ncmranger New Member

    Bacchus Marsh is where I’m located
     
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  7. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    Your not far away from us , I know plenty of easy routes around Wombat , Blackwood etc. if your just starting out and want to explore , let me know .
    It can be a trap for the unwary if you take the wrong turn though ;) But just use common sense , If in doubt , back out :)
    Plenty to see and enjoy around your local area.
    Get yourself some maps . They are only around $10 each and worth every cent.
    These 2 for starters ,
    Wombat 1.jpeg

    Wombat 2.jpeg
     
  8. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    There are some great tracks around Wombat that you would need to be well set up to complete , but plenty of easy ones to learn and explore with no stress :)
    Wombat1b.jpg
     
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  9. ncmranger

    ncmranger New Member

    I was planning on going this Saturday. That’s what Im nervous about is getting myself into trouble and not knowing what do lol! I’ve been searching for books but I’m unable to find them besides online.
    Great pic!
     
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  10. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    Just go and have a look sticking to the main dirt track roads. Take the road north just out of Baccus that leads you into Lerdederg and follow it through .
    Easy and beautiful scenery
     
  11. Spooner

    Spooner Well-Known Member

    Follow this.
    Just out of town on Gisbourne Rd , turn left onto Lerderderg Gorge rd , then right onto Camerons Rd and follow , left onto Seereys Track that joins into Bluegum Track and follow to the end , turn left at Obriens rd and follow it all the way to the end .
    Then Turn left and head home on the Trentham rd.
    A nice easy no stress loop for you that you can do in 2wd and have a look around :)
     
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  12. ncmranger

    ncmranger New Member

    Thankyou! I’ll let you know how I go!
     
  13. RBJET

    RBJET Active Member

    Just be careful turning onto any tracks you're unsure of in Wombat by yourself.
    I was out there on Monday and some sections were pretty rough.
    If you stick to the main roads you'll have no issues though.
     
  14. Buxter

    Buxter Well-Known Member

    You will need to go out with some sensible ppl, and not take any notice of what you see onTV.
    If you have any sensible mates with 4B's ask them to do some easy tracks first.
    Don't want to go out with some Muppet that doesn't care if you wreck your 4B.
    The run into O'Toole's flat is an easy first track, but maybe a bit too far. Problem every man and his dog will be there
    Cheers
    Buxter
     
  15. ncmranger

    ncmranger New Member

    None of my mates are interested in anything off road. I’ll check out o Tooles track
     

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