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4wd only?

Discussion in 'Ben Lomond' started by flurojack, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. flurojack

    flurojack First Runs

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    Hey guys looking to head up this sat 2/7 morn for the day - will i need a 4wd or can i just take my holden astra with snow chains? I got caught out last time I went up and needed a 4wd with chains fitted - but that was just before the season started - just wanted to check. cheers!
     
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    Hobber A Local

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  3. Shrek

    Shrek Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    this is posted in the ben lomond forum so it is a pretty safe bet as to where he is.
     
  4. flurojack

    flurojack First Runs

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    Ben Lomond. I have been up before in my 2wd with chains, but it depends on the conditions i think. Jacobs ladder can be pretty slippery. Does anyone know what the conditions are for the road up Ben Lomond? [​IMG]
     
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  5. Maxcimus

    Maxcimus Hard Yards

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    Hey mate you need to carry chains with all vehicles anyway so if you don't have chains for your 4wd the 2wd is the only option!

    Personally though I would get chains for the 4wd and take that to avoid the possibility of using chains. Your much less likely to need them with a 4wd. Chains are annoying to put on and you can end up covered in mud.

    The road should be clear but could ice up so you won't really know until you get there