Bribie Island, Australia’s closest beachside Drive is the only island in Moreton Bay connected to the mainland. Being connected by a bridge makes it easy and convenient for weekend warriors to get to all that boating, camping and plenty of fishing. One of the bay’s most beautiful bodies of water the Pumicestone Passage lays to its West. To its East is Bribie’s Warren Beach, which stretches all the way to Queensland’s famous Sunshine Coast. With the latest Bushranger 4×4 gear, we take the colorado for some beach driving to test and review the latest Bushranger X Trax II.
Bushranger X TRAX II
If you’re new to this beach driving caper there are a couple of tricks and tips that will keep you out of trouble.
6 Tips For Driving On The Beach
1. Lower your tires to about 18 PSI before driving onto the beach. This will lengthen your tire footprint and lessen the risk of your getting bogged.
2. Make sure you’ve disengaged your traction control. This comes standard on most four-wheel drives these days.
3. Get yourself a set of these, the easiest and safest way to get yourself out of trouble. There are lots of these devices on the market today so we thought we might take a look at these specifically from Bushranger and see how they go.
Really well designed and very different to a number of similar products on the market. Bushranger’s XTRAX II are malleable and easier to store than similar products because they roll-up.
4. Simply clear out some of the sand from underneath the vehicle. Then wedge the tracks under the tires at a point where they’ll grab.
5. Slowly driving the vehicle out, remember to engage low range four-wheel drive.
6. Ensure there is no tire spin on the way out.
As you can see, they work a treat and we’re on our way again.
So we’re off and we won’t have to worry about getting bogged with the Bushranger XTRAX II’s on board. For the full range of Bushranger gear head to your local ARB store. Don’t forget to check out Episode 62 of the Campr series for our review of Bushranger XTRAX II.